This Is Going To Be A Souper Great Day

Hey, everybody! The big day is here!

It's A Souptacular



I’ve decided to share three recipes, mainly because I’d already posted a couple of them before and quite frankly I loved the idea of cutting and pasting so that I wouldn’t have to type as much.

My ambition is inspiring, isn’t it? I’m thinking of writing a motivational book. Only I can’t seem to get started.

Anyway, I love these first two recipes, and while I’ve mentioned before that D does not find the cream of zucchini recipe to be very, um, hearty, it is delicious nonetheless. The red beans and rice is incredibly filling (BEANS! AND SAUSAGE!), and I really could eat it once a week. It’s one of our favorites.

Cream of Zucchini Soup

2 medium zucchini, grated
2 medium carrots, grated
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 13 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
4 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Place grated zucchini in a colander; sprinkle with salt and let sit for 30 minutes. Drain well. Saute’ grated and chopped vegetables in butter, until slightly limp. Stir in flour and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add chicken broth and stir until smooth. Add grated cheese and stir until melted. Add milk, salt and pepper. Serves 6.

Delta Red Beans and Rice
from Southern Living

1 pound dried red beans
6 cups water
1 1/2 pounds smoked sausage, sliced (I use turkey Polska Keilbasa)
1/2 pound cooked ham, cubed
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Hot cooked rice

Place beans in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; soak 8 hours. Drain.

Bring beans, 6 cups water, sausage, and ham to a boil in a Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours.

Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet until tender. Add to bean mixture. Stir in green onions and next 9 ingredients. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Bring bean mixture to a simmer; cover and cook, stirring often, 1 hour. Serve over rice. Serves 8-10.

This last recipe is pretty well-known, but I love it because it can cook all day in the crockpot, it is super simple, and it tastes great. Which has to be some sort of soup trifecta.

Potato & Cheese Soup

2 pounds baking potatoes, cubed (I don’t even peel them; I just wash them really well)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Cook on low 6-8 hours.

After potatoes are tender and you’re just about ready for your meal, add:

1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup green onion
1 pound cooked bacon (OH YES MA’AM)

Stir all ingredients together, then cover and continue to cook on low for 15-20 minutes. Serves 6-8.

If you’d like to share your own soup recipes with the interweb, just sign the Mr. Linky below. Make sure that you link to your SPECIFIC POST – not to your general blog URL.

Have fun, you six other internets who are as desperate for good soup recipes as I am!

I think we will all look back one day and recognize that this souptacular was quite a treasure.

Or not.

But still. We’re gonna have fun.

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  1. Oh my word! I have never ever been first, let alone in the top 10 : )

  2. If it weren’t so late I’d think of something witty, but it is, and I can’t. Just looking forward to seeing what everyone else puts out there.

  3. I will not be contributing any soup recipes because it would require me to get out my cookbook.

    However, I just wanted to say I think it’s souper that you’re doing this. Just souper.

  4. I linked to a soup recipe on my blog that everyone that has tasted .. has loved it! Since that original post back in September, I have made it quite a few times and the last time I did add some Italian Sausage that I sliced up and browned first. It was D-LISH! I’ve always used fresh tomatoes because they were in season so we’ll just have to see if it’s as good with those ones that come in the can ;) Now I’m having a major craving ….. tomorrow may have to be a soup night! (or after this exchange, the next month will be soup nights!)

  5. I linked to my past post on soups and that will also allow y’all to browse those who shared their soup recipes that day!

  6. What a great idea. I will be checking out everyone’s recipes… I love me some soup. :)

  7. Yummmmmm. Love that soup. :)I actually started my post 2 nights ago … and something about four kids and a cotton-stripping hubby got in the way…alas I was off to bed and stopped dead in my tracks when I remembered the soup-a-thon. I would have laid in bed wide awake all night, I’m sure :).

  8. Totally confused as to why my link didn’t show up the first time, and now the second time it has a smiley face next to it. Anybody know? Please satisfy my curiosity by leaving me a comment telling me what happened!

  9. um… never mind… maybe I’m just a dork. That potato and cheese soup looks SOOO good by the way! I wish I could eat cheese – my daughter is allergic to dairy and I’m breastfeeding! Cheese is like my favorite thing in the whole world… probably more than chocolate…

  10. What fun! Tummy is growling already!

  11. If I were home right now I’d be able to slap-down some of my soup recipes here …but I’m not so I’ll just sit back and take notes.

  12. I’ve been looking forward to this! I love soup when it’s cold out. I grew up on red beans and rice and cornbread and miss it — my family doesn’t care for it, so I never make it. But I am craving some now…

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for doing this. I can’t wait to browse and make soup. Yummy!

  14. Your red beans and rice dish sounds WONDERFUL. I’ll definitely have to add it to our rotation. The recipes on my blog are just different enough to be memorable, not to be weird. We love them!

  15. Your Cream of Zucchini looks great…I know what I’m having for supper tonight! :)

    Great idea you had here…


  16. I won’t have time today, but you can be assured I will be testing these soups out soon!!!

  17. I just linked to my blog because I don’t blog all that often (on account of being a slacker), so that soup post won’t disappear from the top anytime soon. But it’s a yummy soup! Try it!

  18. Great idea ~ thanks for hosting!

    Merry Christmas!

  19. Yum, yum! Thanks for the recipes and thanks for hosting. Soup is one of my favorite things….

  20. I am looking forward to perusing these wonderful soup recipes!

  21. I found you through Jennifer (Zaankali’s Adventures). What a great idea – I can’t wait to try some of these!

  22. What a great idea!! I joined in :)

  23. Also, you always underestimate how much everyone enjoys a little bloggy get-together! There are clearly more than six soup recipes out there already, and here at my house it is only 8:26 AM!

    Just wanted to say that you deserve the credit for this wonderful event in the Blogosphere!

  24. It’s a little hot for soup where I live, but hey, it’s fun just reading the recipes and puts me a “wintry” frame of mind anyway. I posted a recipe for turkey chowder which is my favorite way to use up holiday leftovers. Thanks for hosting!

  25. Very fun idea, hope you all stop by, I did a step by step photo guide to walk you through my soup!

  26. It is FREEZING here today–the perfect day for soup! I’ve been waiting for this day all week.

    I’m also on the hunt for some way to use up my leftover ham that doesn’t involve beans (as we just had chili last weekend). If anyone has anything, let me know!

  27. I made the Zucchini one the first time you posted it, and it was really good. In fact, I think I’ll pull out the leftovers from the freezer tonight and have it again.

  28. Thanks for hosting and what a wonderful idea! Soup is food for the soul! Blessings on all those who feed their families with these awesome recipes!

  29. Thanks for all of the recipes, BooMama! Gotta love new ideas for feeding our troops over here. It wears me out!
    But something fun to make will brighten the day.
    Great idea!

  30. I’m excited about all these recipes! Thanks for hosting this BooMama!
    Now, I just need for it to get good and cold here again!

  31. Thanks for hosting this. I can’t wait to try some new recipes!

  32. This is fun!

  33. Let’s see, I linked to


    My hubby’s ABSOLUTE favorite soup. Ever.

  34. Oh! I’m with you – I love red beans and sausage over rice! My family and I can easily eat this meal once a week!

  35. I love soup. Now I have about 500 new reasons to eat it!

    And check out my recipe for Bennigan’s Baked Potato Soup–pure yum.

  36. So many great recipes! Thanks so much for hosting such a fun event. I’m making soup tonight….wooooohooooooo!

  37. I am so excited about all the new recipes!!!

    I’m linked………thanks!!!

    Jill :)

  38. I posted two recipes that are hearty and delicious. My hubby likes both of them although he does believe that soup is, indeed, a meal and not just an appetizer!

  39. Since I don’t have a blog, hopefully you won’t mind if I put a recipe in the comments. It is SO easy and my whole family likes it. I’m looking forward to looking for new soup recipes…thanks!

    1 can diced tomatoes (I like petite diced)
    1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chiles
    1 can Ranch Style Beans
    1 can Pinto Beans
    1 can Corn
    1 envelope Dry Taco Seasoning
    1 envelope Dry Ranch Mix
    1 Rotisserie Chicken, deboned & cut into pieces.

    Put all canned items in a pot with dry seasonings and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Add chicken and heat long enough to warm chicken. You can eat it with a piece of cornbread or with cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and guacamole on top…or both!!

  40. This is wonderful! I don’t have any really to die for soup recipes…but I’m sure I’ll find one here.

    Yummy! Now I just have to convice my meat/potatoes husband that soup is yummy.

  41. I caved to peer pressure and posted TWO chili recipes. Enjoy!

  42. I cannot wait to leave my office and cook soup this weekend. Your readers have shared some GREAT ones!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for doing this.
    Joy, Bitsy

  43. The cream of zucchini sounds so good, but with my man being allergic to chicken, I am wondering if there is any suitable substitute for the chicken broth. Do you think vegetable broth would work?

    I might just have to make him something else next time we have soup night.

  44. My family loves soup. I will have to slowly take time to check out all the recipes. It’s such a busy time of the year, I won’t have time to do it all at once! I’m taking my teenage son Christmas shopping tomorrow (obviously, he is going because we are looking for clothes for HIM!) anyway, I think I will put that Potato & Cheese soup on before we head out. Sounds yummy…I just wish we had cooler weather to go with all that soup goodness. Supposed to get 80 here in Houston today!

  45. These are three reciepes we can’t get enough of. And as far as the gumbo goes, I have to be a mood to make it this way, otherwise there is Zataran’s or Lousiana Fish Fry gumbo mix.

  46. too bad it’s too hot here for soup for the next week. Thank Goodness for archives!

  47. SOUPER idea. :)

  48. It’s ready! Just wish everybody could get together and share it by the fireplace!

  49. I got my post up for my tastes like Panera broccoli and cheddar. Enjoy!

  50. Well, I didn’t follow directions…I didn’t link to the exact post. Sorry! That explains my average GPA in college.

  51. I am totally adding a recipe and your giant button to my blog today!


  52. My recipe is up, thanks for hosting this. Winter and soup …. yum! :)

  53. Here’s a clam chowder recipe that even a clam chowder hater would love. Eating some right now.

  54. Oh man, all these soup recipes are making me very hungry! I’m ready to chow down right now. This is fun, we love soup, so I will get some new ones to add to the rotation.


  55. I love soup! Thanks for doing this. I am hoping to find some new soup recipes to serve my family.

  56. I love this idea! Thank you so much.

  57. So, if you happen to remember… I commented last time that I’m not exactly a fan of soup. Nope. It’s just not for me.
    Well, apparently, your souper soup powers have jinxed me. Because I now have the stomach flu, and can eat nothing but chicken and stars SOUP.

  58. I hope somebody will try my soup – it tastes wonderful. I’m having trouble including your fabulous site on mine as a link but will continue to try.
    If anyone has a question – please don’t hesitate to email and I’ll try to answer it – I love to cook and want mostly for people to enjoy good healthy food (with the occasional chocolate and cocoanut pecan overdose!)

  59. crudomite – I cannot read fully the instructions due to excessive snorting in of sherry vapors (at least that is my story for now) and failed to link correctly – to avoid Howard’s mother’s wrath – I promise not to post anything on my blog for 24 hours – after that – it’s katie -bar- the- door gals!

  60. I love soup. My butternut recipe is up.And now I am off to read all the others too.

  61. Ooo, now what’s just made to go with soup? CRACKERS! And that reminded me at lunch today that I -needed- to tell you all this. If you haven’t already, you need to try the onion flavoured saltine crackers. Oh. My. Golly. They are the best – might be pregnancy induced flavah cravin’, but I can eat a box of these things in a week or less. My son likes them a lot too.

  62. Thanks for hosting such a soupy festival! I linked to my two hearties (parmesan chicken chowder & boeuf bourguignon). There are others in my recipes section of my blog – southwestern corn chowder, winter lentil soup, and acorn squash soup with kale. Yum!

  63. I’ve been out ALL day and had NO IDEA you were hosting a big soup party!

    Sheesh-I need to pay attention (or be home…)

    I ADORE soup!


  64. BooMama .. 6 internets huh? HAHAHA Good to know we all share the love of soup AND sharing with other sistas.

  65. Bailey's Leaf says:

    See girl, now there are way more than 6 participants! WE ALL LOVE SOUP!

  66. This has been a fantabulous idea! I can’t wait to print off my favorites. I am making my grocery list now!

  67. Who needs Friday night plans when there are 100+ soup recipes to be read? :)

  68. Thank you for setting up the souptacular. I hope to copy a lot of yummy soups.

  69. Great idea! Thank you for, once again, bringing the internets together.

  70. Looking forward to checking out all these recipes. Thanks for hosting Soup – Tacular.

  71. I make a similar potato soup, but I throw in that cubed ham you can buy in the deli department. Makes it a main course.

  72. Thanks! I’m going to try that Potato soup in the crockpot – I’ve never seen that one before. It looks like you got a few more than 6 to participate:) I love this idea!

  73. I made FrazzMoms’s tonight – #72

    SO yummy!! And the kids loved it. Would be great with rice too.

  74. #23 — White Chicken Chili!!! It’s a hit… tried it tonight. YUM!!!

    Don’t miss it!

    (Noo… it’s not mine, silly!!)


  75. I’ve been looking for a good potato and cheese soup- thank you!

  76. I seriously need some good soup recipes, it is so freakin’ cold here – thanks BooMama! (like I really needed another reason to spend hours on the compy right? :) )
    Now, being one of *those* veggie people… do you think, say in the case of one of your fine recipes above, it would be fine taste wise to replace that chicken soup/broth (which I’m sure is wonderful but…), and replace it with veggie soup/stock?

  77. WOW…I can’t wait to try some of these out!

  78. These look terrific! Perfect for this cold, dreary weather!

  79. How great is this!? :-) I will be here everyday to find new recipes. :-) Thank you for hosting this.

  80. Yikes! How could I miss this? I’ll tell ya how…I’ve been writing a lot and reading a little :(. Today has been “catch-up” day and looks like I’ll never really get there.

    Oh, well, TONS of GREAT-sounding recipes to keep me busy. Fantastic (souptastic??) idea, Miss Boo! :)

  81. …but I’m afraid at this point in the game, will anyone read ’em?

    Oh, well, no worries…this is a GOLD MINE of a post for someone like me who lurves her some soup on those cold-weather days!

    Thanks again :) :) :)

  82. Thank you for warming us all up with your witty humor and warm heart! Oh, and the soup-thing too.

  83. Thanks for hosting the soup-tacular. I can’t wait to dig through all the recipes here and find some awesome soups to keep me warm this winter!

  84. Please don’t mock, but I don’t know how to Mister Linky.

    And even if I could master Mister Linky, my audience of three would scoff and howl if I were to post a recipe of any sort on my blog, because it’s widely known that, due to a rare genetic condition known as Extremus Lazyitis, I am rendered unable to cook.

    However. I will gladly share with you a most scrumptious soup recipe from a woman who can cook up a veritable storm, my mother-in-law.

    When I was good and pregnant with twins, she generously offered to shower me with any gift my heart desired, and this was my lone request: a freezer stocked with her corn and wild rice soup with smoked sausage.

    M’m, m’m, good. See for yourself:

    12½ cups (or more) canned low-sodium chicken broth
    1¼ cups wild rice (about 7½ oz.)
    6¼ cups frozen corn kernels (about 2½ lbs.), thawed
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    10 oz. fully cooked smoked sausage (e.g., kielbasa; I use about a pound of Cajun hot sausage.)
    3 carrots, peeled and diced
    2 medium onions, chopped
    1½ cups half-and-half
    Chopped fresh chives or parsley


    Bring 5 cups broth to simmer in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add wild rice and simmer until all liquid evaporates and rice is almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.

    Meanwhile, blend 3¾ cups corn and 1½ cups chicken broth in processor until it is a nearly smooth puree.

    Heat vegetable oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and sauté until just brown, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and onions and stir 3 minutes. Add remaining 6 cups chicken broth and bring soup to simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer soup 15 minutes.

    Add cooked wild rice to corn puree and remaining 2½ cups corn kernels to soup. Cook until wild rice is very tender and flavors blend, about 15 minutes longer. Mix in half-and-half. Thin soup with more chicken broth, if desired. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.

    Note: Soup can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Refrigerate until cold; cover and keep refrigerated. Rewarm soup over medium-low heat before serving.

    Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with chives or parsley and serve. Makes 12 servings.

  85. I am so sorry to have missed the SOUP kitchen yesterday. I didn’t find your blog until this morning. Maybe next time ’cause I’ve added you to my ever-growing blog favorites! Gosh, my list is getting long, too. So many great blogs and so little time. I just can’t seem to get around to all of them.
    I am looking forward to more of your fun things….

  86. Oooooooooo! I love this!@

    My seafood chowder is DA BOMB! (If I may say so myself). Come on over and check it out (and the other recipes on the blog)

    Thanks so much BooMama! I love to share!

  87. oh my word. i was so tickled to realize that i made POTATO soup on soup day and i didn’t even KNOW! now, i’ve commented before on how soup is not considered dinner at my house by my dear manly husband, and so this was not a common occurance. i find it delightfully coincidental that i made a delicious soup on the very day that i was supposed to!

    be sure to let me know about winning the lottery day- because apparently i’m in sync.

  88. I love soup! I started posting soup recipes on Sundays on my blog – Souper Sundays! Well, I posted 3 or 4, but they are easy and good! Thanks for these – they sound awesome.

  89. OK, I just went ahead and re-posted…I hope that’s ok! Praying for you and M’s things, stuff and html.

  90. I know I’m late, but figured I’d join in the soupy fun. Thanks for hosting, BooMama! :D

  91. So many recipes! Do little time! Thanks for hosting this carnival. I’ll have fun finding some soups to try.

  92. We tried the potato soup this weekend and a miracle occurred–all four of my kids absolutely loved it. If you only knew how rarely this happened. It was delicious–thanks for the recipe.

  93. I’m looking forward to trying some of these delicious-sounding recipes. :)

  94. I did a vat of the potato soup tonight, with my dill cornbread …

    Let’s just say it was the first time no one complained about soup for dinner :)