6 Easy Soup Recipes With Secret Ingredients

Whip up an easy, homemade soup that will have your guest wondering about the secret to your gourmet cooking.

from Extraordinary Meals From Ordinary Ingredients
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    Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup

    SECRET INGREDIENT: evaporated milk

    If you love cheese but are watching calories, don’t despair. Here’s a comforting cheese soup recipe with all the creamy richness of real cheddar and plenty of health-boosting broccoli. Evaporated milk adds body to the soup without adding extra fat.

    Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Soup

    SECRET INGREDIENT: carrot juice

    Roasting vegetables caramelizes their sugars and brings out their sweetness. It’s a fantastic technique for intensifying the flavor of a sauce or soup. It also helps to use carrot juice in place of plain old broth as the soup base.

    Classic Veal Stew

    SECRET INGREDIENT: beer

    Belgians have a way with stew. Their secret? Add beer to the braising liquid. Here’s a new twist on traditional Belgian beef carbonnade made with veal. Dark beer enhances the rich flavor of the mushrooms.

    Pumpkin Bisque

    SECRET INGREDIENT: canned pumpkin

    People usually assume that using convenience ingredients means giving up quality. On the contrary, some prepared foods have more desirable qualities than fresh foods. Canned pumpkin, for instance, is made from an extra-creamy breed of pumpkin that is unavailable to consumers and perfect in this easy soup recipe.

    Mexican Chicken Soup With Cheese

    SECRET INGREDIENT: tortillas

    In America, we make homemade chicken soup with noodles or rice. Our neighbors to the south use strips of corn tortillas instead. They add delightful crunch to this quick soup flavored with cumin, coriander, and melted Monterey Jack cheese.

    Portuguese Kale Soup With Beans

    SECRET INGREDIENT: pepperoni

    Vitamin-rich kale tastes great teamed with sausage, potatoes, and kidney beans. Traditional Portuguese soups include linguiça, a hard-to-find smoked sausage flavored with paprika. Ours uses a mixture of Italian sausage and pepperoni available in any supermarket for an easy soup recipe.

    Your Comments

    • Joy

      surprisingly, i have been using carrot juice in cooking for approx. a year now. It is excellent in soups,stews and pot roast recipes. I originally purchased some that was about to expire in a few days to drink. However, could not exhaust before expire date so i froze it in 2 cup portions and once frozen, transferred to zip locks to minimize space. I now use it all the time. I also use it in smoothies for the family with spinach, broccoli, and other fruits/veggies.

    • Rrh12248

      This soup sounds delicious!  I’m going to try it real soon!

    • Terry David

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