I usually avoid processed food like the plague, but here, I'll make an exception for easy-melting value and texture. A great warm-you up dinner when you don't feel like waiting forever till soup's on. Found this in Cooking Light several years ago.
The classic brunch cocktail warmed up, and beefed up with some broth and diced tomatoes into a hearty soup that's amazing with some scrambled eggs and toast. I suggest using your favorite Mary garnishes, like celery sticks, olives, and pickled okra as part of a little platter on the side. A shot of vodka in the soup is optional, but not bad. It's rich, satisfying, unique, and no one has to know it's this easy.
I can't tell you if this is like Panera Bread or not because I've never been there, but this is a good soup. I added a little salt and pepper and red pepper to spice it up, but the recipe doesn't call for it. Recipe from www.lynnskitchenadventures.com (she came up with this recipe by trying several online recipes and taking what she liked from each to come up with the closest Panera copycat). Serving size is estimated.
I make this thick comforting soup often for my family during the cold winter months. It is so fast and easy to fix and it is rather low in fat and calories. This makes 4 very large servings. To reduce sodium, you may use low sodium green beans if you prefer. I adapted this recipe from "Fast, Cheap and Easy," by JoAnna Lund. Condensed cream of tomato soup and condensed regular tomato soup are interchangeable in this recipe; no alterations necessary.The important part is that it is indeed a condensed version of tomato soup, as opposed to ready to serve.
I found this on the TOH site and it has quickly become a favorite of my family's. Add a salad and a warm loaf of sourdough and it's perfect comfort food! I generally make the roux and then throw everything in my crockpot to simmer for a couple of hours. I use a cup of the buffalo sauce and 8 oz of Velvetta and it turns out just right for us.
This soup is really good and easy. If you have more time, you can use fresh vegetables instead of canned, but I like it either way. My family loves this on a cold winter's day. I believe this recipe is from Taste of Home magazine.
Sooo very easy and yummy! If you want your bacon crunchy stir it in at the end of cooking. You can also use a cut up ham to make it a one dish meal; however, I think it's just fine on it's own with bread or crackers. This recipe came from Betty Crocker's Slow Cooker cookbook
A hot soup for those chilly nights. A loaf of crusty bread to dunk in your bowl - oh yeah! This is winter comfort food at this house - especially after a day at the ski hill. Sometimes I will throw some barley in for a change. Try it - I think you'll like it.