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Seven of My Favorite Quick and Easy Soups, Including My Dad’s Famous Stew!

I am going to share 7 of my favorite soups, just in time for cooler weather. Soups are a favorite for several reasons. They are:

  • Tasty
  • Quick and Easy to Prepare
  • Able to Feed a Crowd
  • Easy as Leftovers
  • Usually Better the Following Day
  • Filled with Variety


7 of My Favorite Soups (in no particular order)


#1 Fiesta Chicken

ingredients for fiesta soup a favorite

This is one of the quickest and easiest soups, and the Velveeta makes it very creamy.


Chicken (I used canned chicken for this one because of time, but I usually use fresh chicken – either will work.)
1 Small Onion, Chopped
1 Family Size Carton of Chicken Broth
1 Can of Rotel Tomatoes
Elbow Macaroni
Olive Oil
1/2 a Block of Velveeta Cheese, Cubed
Optional: Cilantro


  • Saute’ the onion in the olive oil until softened.
  • Add the chicken. If you are using canned chicken, break the chicken up into smaller pieces. If you are using fresh chicken, brown the chicken lightly.
  • Add the chicken broth and Rotel tomatoes.
  • Add 6-8 Cups of Water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the macaroni and follow the package directions.
  • Add the optional cilantro during this time. (You know this is my favorite thing, but I was out of it.)
  • When there are about 2 minutes left for the macaroni to cook, add in the Velveeta Cheese and keep stirring until it is melted.

#2 Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shared this one, and I immediately bought the ingredients!

my favorite broccoli cheese soup
Click Here to Go to the Recipe

#3 Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Soup

Kate from Southern Home and Hospitality shared this savory soup.

creamy pumpkin cheese soup a favorite
Click Here to Go to the Recipe

#4 Low Carb Taco Soup

I actually found this recipe on Pinterest. It was posted by Plainchicken.com.

#5 Corn Chowder

Stacy Ling from Bricks N’ Blooms shared this one. I love her site and her ideas!

corn chowder soup a favorite
Click Here to Go to the Recipe

#6 Easy Tomato Basil Soup

This is another recipe I found on Pinterest, by The Stay at Home Chef.

#7 Daddy’s Famous Stew (At Least in our family – it is everyone’s favorite!)

You are in for a treat with this one!

my favorite soup of Daddy's
My Dad’s Recipe


1 Pound of Stew Meat (More if you want)
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Stalk of Celery, Diced
5-6 Carrots, Sliced
Potatoes, Cubed (As many as you want)
1 Can of Rotel (original)
1 Can of Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Whole Corn
1 Can of Tomato Sauce with Basil and Cumin
Macaroni (As much as you want)


  • Fill a pot with water and add the stew meat. Bring the water to a boil.
  • When the meat starts getting tender, add 1/2 of the onion, all of the celery, and the carrots, and cook until they start to get tender.
  • Add the potatoes, the other half of the onion, and the rest of the canned vegetables.
  • Cook the macaroni by package directions, drain, and add to the pot. He said that some people cook the macaroni in the soup, but he keeps it separate.
  • Season with salt & pepper as you cook it.

On the Web

If you haven’t seen October’s menu, here is a link to it. November’s menu will be posted this weekend.


I have a favor to ask. I have had a setting set incorrectly so that no one could comment on a post unless you had a WordPress account. I would love it if a few of you would test it out for me by making a comment at the bottom of the page. I just want to make sure I have corrected it.

Fascinations & Finds


If you are around me much, you know that I love the Nitro Cold Brews with Sweet Cream at Starbucks! Look what I found over the weekend. This would be a money saver, and I could have one as often as I wanted. What do you think?


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I hope you enjoyed this mid-week post. Please share any thoughts, ideas, recipes, or applications you have.

Have a Grace & Joy-filled day!


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  1. Hey Susan!
    I love soup anytime of the year. I will definitely be making some of these.
    Thanks so much.


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