Who doesn’t want a bowl of hot soup on these cold wintery nights? Making a pot of soup sounds a bit intimidating but can be as simple as dumping a few ingredients into some chicken broth, preferable low sodium, which is available in a can or box. Or try Better Than Bouillon, which is a simple way to make chicken broth at any time.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: Up to you

Directions: Just add the following ingredients in whatever proportions you choose, boil for a few minutes and voila!

 1. Chicken Parmesan Soup

Chicken (cut into bite-size pieces), can of tomatoes with basil/garlic/oregano, grated parmesan, pasta

Chicken Parm

Photo by Lori Yates

2. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken (cut into bite-size pieces), can of black beans, corn (frozen or can), can of tomatoes with green chilies, garnish with tortilla strips/chips or avocado


Photo by Chrissy

3. Mexican Bean Soup

Chorizo sausage (sliced), can of pinto beans, can of tomatoes, kale

Spinach SOUP

Photo by Kat

4. Italian Sausage Soup

Italian sausage, can of white kidney beans, can of tomatoes with basil/garlic/oregano, spinach, pasta

Italian Sausage

Photo by Hedi Pesotski

5. Cajun Soup

Cajun sausage, can of black beans, corn (frozen or canned), can of tomatoes with green chilies

Photo from Evening Edge