I think I must have made soup at least twice a week every single week since I got my soup maker last Christmas and I’ve tried out so many soup recipes that I can’t even remember most of them. Soup’s cheap and easy to make, it’s healthy and it’s freezes really well, it often tastes even better when you reheat it and it’s brilliant to pop in a flask for lunches at work – what’s not to love about soup!
So to start the week off, I’ve decided to have a little soup celebration and share six of my absolute favourite soup recipes with you starting with my absolute most favourite soup – simple leek and potato.
If you don’t have a soup maker then you can just use the same quantities on the hob and give it a good blend when everything is cooked.
When I say simple, I really do mean simple with this one – it’s just 2-3 leeks, 2-3 largish potatoes, 2 stock cubes (any you like) and top up to the 1.3 litre mark on the soup maker if you’re using 2 of each or the 1.6 marker if you’re using 3 of each. Then just turn it on (I like the smooth setting) and you’re good to go. Mine takes 21 minutes from start to finish on the smooth setting so I don’t have to wait long for my lunch. 😉
The nest of the soup recipes I’m sharing is the even simpler pea and mint soup which is the easiest soup I make. It’s 500g frozen peas (Tesco do a 900g for about 69p), a handful of fresh mint (we grow our own) and 2 chicken stock cubes. Add it all to the soup maker and top up to the 1.3 litre level and set it off on smooth mode. I garnished today’s soup with a little shredded ham just because I had some but as nice as it was, it’s really not necessary and the soup is just as lovely without it.
Another of my favourite soups is spicy butternut squash and sweet potato soup which is delicious but as a definite kick to it. You can find the recipe for that one here.
My all time favourite soup is this one – cabbage and Spring greens soup which tastes WAY nicer than it sounds! My top tip with this one is not to scrimp on the pepper as the peppery taste is perfect!
And for the last of my favourite soups I’m going to share my husband’s favourite which is curried swede soup. It has a mild kick to it which makes it really yummy and perfect for a night when you just want to chill.
Do you know any great soup recipes?
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