Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this little beauty in a TOH recipe collection cookbook. I have modified the recipe to my families tastes. Please taste the soup before adding the salt. Sometimes it will not need it depending on the saltiness of the juices or soup brands you will use. This is perfect for a blustery evening meal. I enjoy it best once it has sat for a bit so the flavors have a chance to "meld".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all but cheese in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Serve topped with optional cheese.
Most Helpful

Great soup! I made this for a casual Saturday dinner for four and served it with fresh bread. All gave it a solid five stars. It's hearty with lots of flavor. I'm adding it to my favorite soups cookbook. Thanks, Michelle!

PanNan August 19, 2007