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Here is what I had left from the pot of soup after two medium-sized bowl were eaten. So, before your carrots grow roots and your celery goes limp, the onions start sprouting and your leftovers mold, pull out a pot, chopping knife and cutting board and see what yummy soup you can come up with.
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- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 6 cups stock/broth (either chicken, beef, vegetable, homemade or store bought)
- 1 28-ounce can whole, peeled tomatoes (cut up), or crushed tomatoes
- 1-2 (or more) teaspoons chili powder (optional)
- 1/2-1 tsp. ground cumin (optional)
- 1/8-1/4 tsp. black pepper
- salt (as needed)
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 15 1/2-ounce can cannellini beans, navy beans, or beans of choice.
- Chicken, beef, ham or other meat left over and cut into bite-size pieces (optional)
- 1/2-1 cup of (cooked or frozen) vegetables you have on hand like corn, green beans, snap peas, asparagus, etc.
- 1/2-1 cup cooked grains such as pasta, noodles, or rice can be added to the broth, if desired.
- Fresh parsley, chopped
Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium; add celery, onions and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook one minute more. And chicken stock, and tomatoes.
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We love homemade soup and usually use up what's hanging around in the fridge, this looks wonderful and I love the idea of the little pasta stars 🙂
Just a little something from Judy says
How is it that my "refrigerator soup" and yours look so different? Great idea, although I am smiling as I think of what is in my refrigerator right now:) As always, I found inspiration here.
This looks so delicious, Have done this for ever, but for some reason yours looks like it would taste better.~smile~ Love the hot biscuits too! have a great week,
Debbie Petras says
This looks so good. My husband is great at taking my leftovers and making something that tastes amazing. I'll have to share this with him. Of course, I pinned it to my soup Pinterest board.
Blessings and love,
Yum – love the star shaped pasta, really sets the dish off.
Gypsy Heart says
Looks delicious! My mother used to do this and it was always wonderful. She could honestly create a meal that was incredibly good when I thought there was nothing to eat. 🙂
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Great idea! =)
Your soup sounds delicious!
Your soup looks – and sounds – wonderfully delicious. I love things that just put together. I'm going to make some 'leftover' soup soon.
Debbie Huffaker says
Yum…love "Leftover" soup!
Debby Ray says
Love this idea and I'm sure it was quite yummy too!
Thank you. I'm saving this. We love soup and I hate throwing things away.
Looks good. Unfortunately far too much goes in to my refrigerator and spends longer in there than it should. With only two of us here we don't go through things fast enough. I'll have to try this soup