Posts from the ‘soup’ Category

Meatball Stew


18-20 meatballs, or 12 oz bag

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups of carrots, cleaned and sliced

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 celery stalks, cleaned and chopped

1 can of tomato soup

1 can of beef gravy

1 cup of water

1 envelope of onion soup mix

2 packets of Beef Herbox

~ Place all in the Crock Pot and cook on low 5-6 hours.

*I used a 24 ounce bag of meatballs, and 2 envelopes of powder beef gravy, so I also used 4 cups of water instead of one to create more liquid.


Cheeseburger Soup


1 1/2 quarts of water

2 cups cubed potatoes (your choice, I use red and leave the skins on)

2 small carrots, grated

1 small onion, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp beef bullion, or 1 packet of Beef Herbox

1/2 tsp salt

1 lb hamburg, cooked and drained

2 1/2 cups of milk

3 Tbsp flour

8 oz Velveeta cheese

1/2 lb cooked and crumbled bacon, or real bacon pieces

~ In a large pan, combine all ingredients up to and including salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.

Stir in hamburger and 2 cups of milk. Heat through.

Combine flour and 1/2 cup of milk and stir until smooth.  Gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes and the soup is thick and bubbly.

Reduce heat and stir in cheese. Continue stirring until all is melted and blended well.

Top with bacon and crackers.

Ham and Potato Soup (Crockpot)

ham and potato soup

7 cups diced potatoes

1 cup diced onion

1 large shredded carrot

2 cups cooked ham

5 cups hot water

4 packs chicken Herbox

2 tsp ham base (optional)

1 cup milk

1/2 cup sour cream

salt and pepper to taste

~Put all ingredients in slow cooker except the milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Cook on low for 7 hours.

Add milk and sour cream. Cook and stir for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper.


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

3 lbs small red potatoes, skin on, cubed

1 chopped onion

35-40 oz chicken broth

3 minced garlic cloves

1/4 cup butter

salt and pepper to taste

chives to taste

crumbled bacon (I used the precooked, but whichever works for you.)

1 cup half & half

1 cup shredded cheddar

sour cream

~ Place potatoes, onions, chicken broth, garlic, butter, salt, pepper and chives in your slow cooker.

Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

If you’d like, you can mash your ingredients after cooking, or leave in chunks.

Add half & half, shredded cheddar and bacon and cook until all is blended.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and crackers if you like.

Shrimp Chowder


1 lb red potatoes, cubed (peeled or with the skin)

2 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped pepper (color of your choice)

1/2 tsp celery salt

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 packages (80z ea) frozen salad shrimp, thawed (or 1 1/2 lb precooked)

2 tbsp parsley

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp pepper

3 oz cream cheese


~ Bring the potatoes, broth, onions, peppers, and celery salt a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in fat-free milk.

Mix flour and heavy cream, until smooth.  Gradually stir into the soup.  Bring back to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to another boil.  Cook and stir for 3 minutes.


Hobo Stew


* This is a recipe that is pretty much whatever you want.  Change as you see fit and have fun.  Here is how I did it.

1 lb ground beef

1 green pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

1 cup of corn

1 cup of peas

1 cup of broccoli

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can of mixed vegetable, drained

2 cans of beef gravy

1 can of tomato sauce

1 can of diced tomatoes, with juice

1 cup of water

1 cup of BBQ sauce ( I used a hickory brown sugar flavor.)

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp steak seasoning

1- 1 1/2 cups of mini pasta wheels


~ Brown the ground beef with the onions and peppers.  Drain well.

In a large pot, mix all ingredients except the pasta and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 30 minutes and then add the pasta.  Simmer until noodles are cooked, around 10-15 minutes.


This could also be done all day in the slow cooker,  adding the noodles for the last 20 minutes or so.


Creamy Farmhouse Chicken and Garden Soup

1/2 package of frozen pepper stir-fry mix

1 cup frozen corn

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 cup frozen broccoli

2 chicken breasts, chopped into chunks

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp parsley

14 oz chicken broth

1/2 tsp thyme

1 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp butter

salt and pepper to taste

2 oz uncooked egg noodles

~Spray slow cooker all over with cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients, except for the egg noodles inside.

Cook, covered, on high 3-4 hours.

Add the egg noodles and cook, covered, for 20 minutes more.

Let stand 5 minutes.