This simple tasty soup recipe works for many different situations. Use up the leftover veggies in your fridge, feed a large gathering inexpensively, or sneak more veggies into your family’s diet. Soup is a great way to keep from wasting food. If you have just a little of this or that left, throw it into a covered container in the freezer until you have enough to make soup.
I love to make soup in the winter, but am sharing this recipe in the summer because soup works year round.
If you are snowed in, school is out and you are wondering how to keep everyone from going stir crazy, making soup can be a family activity that everyone enjoys. Let the kids go out and play in the snow while you gather ingredients. When they come in, make “snow day soup”.
If you’re on the run all day with summer activities, throw soup ingredients into a slow cooker and let them simmer all day.
- Egg noodles you can make these from scratch, but it is easier and less messy if you purchase ready made in the freezer section of your grocery
- 4 small cans or one large can chicken stock
- 2 chicken breasts
Put chicken breasts in a small sauce pan, cover with water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
While the chicken is boiling, have the kids cut out paper snowflakes to scatter on the kitchen table for when you eat your snow day soup meal.
Go outside for a snowball fight, while chicken breasts cool (15 to 20 minutes) and then chop chicken into small pieces.
Bring chicken stock to a boil and add egg noodles. When noodles are soft, throw in chicken, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Your snow day soup is ready to serve! Please note that if you add additional vegetables, they will need to be boiled at the same time as the noodles in order to make them soft and palatable. The goal with this soup is to create lasting memories for your children, while serving a warming and nutritious meal. Grilled cheese sandwiches go well with this soup too!
How to Use Tasty Soup Recipe
This tasty soup recipe is very similar to chicken noodle soup, but with kids in mind the ingredients are kept very simple. If your children like vegetables, you can easily add carrots and peas to this soup for extra nutrients and bulk.