If you want to make your supper one for the ages, then place added emphasis on your soup. Soup does not need to be relegated to entree status with the right recipe. A hearty and steaming bowl of decadent soup can elevate your dinner to the next level.
Add in a salad and a sandwich, and you have a trio fit for a king or queen. Here, we will discuss 5 soups that will take your dinner to the next level.
Tortellini soup with Italian sausage and kale
This soup is perfect for a cold and chilly winter night. It is very creamy, and will only take about half an hour to prepare. Tortellini soup with Italian sausage and kale is a truly delightful and decadent treat that your loved ones will adore and ask for seconds.
- A cup of heavy cream
- A bag of fresh tortellini
- One bunch of kale with the stems extracted
- Six cloves of minced garlic
- A teaspoon of salt
- Two tablespoons of tomato paste
- One cup of crushed tomatoes
- A quart of chicken stock
- One minced onion
- A pound of ground mild Italian sausage
How to make:
Begin by heating a pot over medium-high heat on your stove. Throw in your garlic, onions, and sausage, and saute until your onions are not only translucent but soft. This process should only take about 5 minutes. If you notice any excess fat afterwards, then it should be drained.
Next, add your tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and chicken stock to your large pot. Whisk your tomato paste thoroughly. Bring everything to a boil, add some salt, and then simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
Then, throw in your heavy cream, tortellini, and kale. Simmer for 4 minutes. The pasta should be tender and the kale should be wilted if done properly. If desired, you can serve with red pepper flakes and some parmesan cheese for some added flavour.
Sausage, potato, and spinach soup
This soup has a lot of flavour and fiber, and is very easy to cook. It can be made in under 30 minutes, and is both soothing and hearty. It is also low-calorie, and can be added to virtually any dinner if needed.
- Quarter cup of heavy cream
- Three cups of baby spinach
- A tablespoon of olive oil
- Three cloves of minced garlic
- A pound of red diced tomatoes
- A bay leaf
- Five cups of chicken broth
- Black pepper and Kosher salt
- Half a teaspoon of dried basil
- Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
- A diced onion
- A pound of spicy sausage with the casing extracted
How to make:
Take a large stockpot and heat some olive oil in it over medium heat. Throw in the sausage and cook for 4 minutes or until brown. You should crumble the Italian sausage as it cooks in the stockpot. If any residual fat remains, you should drain it.
Next, stir in your basil, onion, garlic, and oregano. Begin cooking, remembering to stir often. If done correctly, your onions will appear translucent. This process will usually only take 2 minutes. Season with some pepper and salt.
Then, stir in your bay leaf and chicken broth before you bring everything to a boil. Throw in your potatoes and tenderize them for about 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach for about 90 seconds or until it starts to wilt.
Stir in your heavy cream for about 60 seconds. Season with pepper and salt, and then serve your decadent dish to your family.
Hungarian mushroom soup
This chef-d'oeuvre is known for its savoury mushrooms. Earthy, spicy, creamy, and delicious, Hungarian mushroom soup can be quite the delicacy in the right hands. It is also easy to make and does not require a lot of time to prepare either.
- Two tablespoons of Italian parsley
- Quarter cup of sour cream
- Three tablespoons of flour
- Two tablespoons of lemon juice
- A cup of whole milk
- Two teaspoons of paprika
- Two teaspoons of dried dill
- Two tablespoons of soy sauce
- Two teaspoons of minced thyme leaves
- Half a cup of dry white wine
- Four tablespoons of butter
- Two cups of vegetable or chicken stock
- A pound of sliced mushrooms
- Two cups of chopped onions
How to make:
Saute the mushrooms and onions in butter in a pot over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add your white white, broth, thyme, dill, and paprika to the pot. Bring your soup to a simmer. Proceed to cook the soup until half the liquid has evaporated.
Whisk some flour into the milk in a bowl. Add the mix to your soup. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the soup has thickened from the milk-flour blend.
Next, turn the heat down to a low setting and stir in your lemon juice and sour cream in a slow but deliberate manner. You can also garnish your soup with some parsley if you wish.
White bean chicken soup
If you are looking for a modern variation on classic chicken soup, then look no further. White bean chicken soup includes succulent chicken and delicious white beans to delight the palate. It is also very easy to make and prepare, and is quite nutritious as well.
- Two smoked and chopped bacon slices
- A minced garlic clove
- Half a cup of chopped onion
- Twelve ounces of trimmed, cut, boneless, and skinless chicken thighs
- Two cups of water
- A quarter teaspoon of black pepper
- A cup of chopped plum tomato
- Two tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano
- Two cups of low-sodium and fat-free chicken broth
- A cup of drained and rinsed white beans
- A quarter tablespoon of salt
- ⅔ cup of uncooked rice-shaped pasta
- A tablespoon of white wine vinegar
- Two tablespoons of flat-leaf chopped parsley
How to make:
Cook your bacon in a saucepan over medium heat for about 7 minutes. It should be crisp to the touch. Once crisp, remove the bacon from the saucepan and set it aside for now.
Next, add your chicken to the bacon drippings that are in the pan. Saute for roughly 6 minutes and then take the chicken out. Toss in your garlic and onion, and then cook until tender, which will usually take about 4 minutes.
Add in your pepper, oregano, and tomato, and stir continuously for 60 seconds. Next, take the chicken and bacon that you removed from the pan and place it back in. Stir in 2 cups of your broth and water, and then bring everything to a boil.
Throw in your rice-shaped pasta and cook it until al dente, which will take about 10 minutes. Throw in your beans and cook them for 2-3 minutes. Finally, extract the saucepan from the heat and stir in some salt, vinegar, and parsley.
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Beer cheese soup
Ideal for dinner parties, beer cheese soup is creamy, delicious, and decadent all-in-one.
- Popped popcorn
- Dry mustard (1 tsp)
- Worcestershire sauce (2 tsps)
- Dijon (1 tbs)
- 1 ½ cups of diced carrots
- Four cups of milk
- Six cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup of butter
- Two cups of beer
- ⅓ cup of flour
- Three cups of chicken broth
- ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ cups of diced onion
- Two cloves of minced garlic
- A teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
- 1 ½ cups of diced celery
How to make:
Stir your garlic, onion, carrots, and celery together in a saucepan (medium heat). Stir in your pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Pour in your beer and chicken broth, and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove the pan from heat.
Heat your butter in a pot (medium to high heat). Use a wire-whisk to stir in your flour, and cook for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in your milk, and whisk until thick. Remove the soup pot, and stir in your cheese in a gradual manner.
Stir your beer mix into the cheese amalgam. Next, stir in your dry mustard, Dijon, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring everything to a nice simmer, and then cook for about 10 minutes. Add popcorn for garnish.
There are literally thousands of different soup recipes to choose from. Some other Asian recipes that we didn’t include but we think are worth trying are udon soup (Japanese), kimchi noodle soup (Korean), and tang yuan soup (Chinese)! Make your selection based on what you are in the mood for, as well as what your favourite ingredients are.
Or, if you are feeling adventurous, you can mix and match different ingredients in order to delight your senses. Many soups also have many health benefits and tend to be low in sugar, carbs, and fat.
Some are very high in protein and fibre, and may also contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help you lose weight and boost your immune system.
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