I was tired of paying over a dollar for Campbell's soups when a friend gave me this recipe. It doesn't take much extra work, and it's so much healthier! It's been months since I bought a can of cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cheddar cheese, or tomato soup... helping my budget and my health at the same time. :)
Many recipes call for a 40 gram (1.4oz) packet of French onion soup mix or dry onion soup mix. This makes a great replacement.
Can be made gluten-free with the addition of gluten-free stock powder or a gluten-free bouillon cube and gf cornflour (AUssies White Wings brand is suitable).
This recipe is from www.kitchenmixes.com. It is a great substitute for the boxed onion soup mix. It equals one packet or about 1-1/4 ounces. You can add garlic powder or other seasonings if you wish. It also makes a great gift for cooks. Make up some packets of onion soup mix, add a soup ladel, soup bowls, soup spoons, recipes, and some non-perishable ingredients. Place in a basket or pretty box wrapped in a tea towel.
Gives you a warm pick me up in 5 minutes, for lunch or dinners. I will give you the amount per person, and you can chose what sort of changes you want to make. Obviously larger amounts do in a saucepan lol. This is what I do for lunch in a hurry. Satisfying, easy and can be dressed up in many ways. This is just the base which is great on its own..
I love this soup! I used to buy the prepackaged seasoning for Egg Drop Soup at the grocery store until I found this recipe that is better and cheaper! Tastes just like what you would order at a restaurant and takes just minutes to prepare. I use chicken bouillon for the base most of the time and leave out the extra salt. Dried chives are good if you don't have fresh and any extras like thinnly sliced mushrooms or green onions are a great addition, but not necessary.
I first learned to like this soup at a Chinese restaurant called Nong Chin's in Marion Illinois. I had to try my hand at copying it, as I love it--this is the result. AND these people DO NOT give out their recipes.
My friend served this at lunch one day and I just had to have the recipe. This has got to be the easiest meal ever. Perfect for those cool autumn evenings, and good for you too. It's quite zesty, chunky, and very filling. I serve with crusty bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt. Heavenly!
From BHG.com. The original recipe suggests using the broccoli-cauliflower-carrot mixed vegetables. I couldn't find that mix so I used 1 cup of a broccoli-cauliflower mix and 1 cup of a carrots-corn-peas-lima bean-green bean mix. If you are using a shelf-stable tortellini (like Barilla) add an extra cup of liquid, either chicken broth or water. If you are using refrigerated or frozen tortellini, the amounts below should be satisfactory but use more if you like.