Soup is not something you serve before the main course. It can sometimes be the main course. Here are a few quick and easy soup recipes you can try out.
The first is spicy clam soup and to make that, you need to know the ingredients. These include chopped onions, minced parsley, salt and pepper, strips of orange peel, red pepper flakes and the clams.
You begin by putting the clams in a large saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once the clams open, reduce the heat and discard those that did not. Now add the other ingredients and boil for 3 minutes. Divide the clam into 4 bowls and then top it off with orange peel and red pepper before serving.
A personal favorite is creamy bacon mushroom soup. To make this you can open a can of Campbell soup, boil and then serve. But if you want to make this from scratch, be sure you have bacon strips, some onions, minced garlic cloves, heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, Swiss cheese, chicken broth, corn starch, pepper, salt and water.
First, cook the bacon until it is crisp and then drain the excess oil using a paper towel. Sauté the mushrooms, onions and garlic while stirring the broth and cream. Gradually stir until the cheese is melted.
In a small bowl, mix water, cornstarch and pepper until it is smooth. When everything is ready, mix it together until it is thickened and then serve.
Craving for chicken? Well you can also make chicken and tortilla soup. To do that, you will need some skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, a can of chicken broth, frozen corn kernels, chopped onions, chili powder, lemon juice, salsa, tortilla chips and cheese.
To make chicken and tortilla soup, you have to sauté the chicken in oil for 5 minutes and then add the other ingredients. Afterwards, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about twenty to thirty minutes. Before you serve it, break some tortilla chips and put a few into each bowl. Pour the soup over the chips and then serve. If you want to add more flavoring, add cheese or sour cream.
Another great recipe you can try out is corn chowder soup. For this, you will need fat free margarine, diced carrots, all purpose flour, skim milk, frozen kernel corn, cream style corn, chicken granules, dried thyme leaves, black pepper and bacon bits.
The first step is to melt margarine in a large pot over medium high heat. When ready, add onions and carrots for about 5 minutes until these become soft.
Now sprinkle the sautéed vegetables with flour, stirring to coat. Add milk, frozen corn, cream-style corn, bouillon granules, thyme and black pepper then simmer over medium heat for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 to 20 minutes. While the soup is heating, toast the bacon bits in a small nonstick sauté pan until crisp and add them to the soup.
Soup is great to have for any meal. It warms your stomach and makes you feel full after just a few minutes. So try out the different quick and easy soup recipes and see which one is your favorite. Just cut down on the ingredients if you are only serving yourself.