RECIPE: Bruschetta Soup

It’s been a while since I’ve written a food blog post… I can’t even really remember my usual format.  And not that all that matters anymore… life changes.

So, to kick this off in true style… let’s start with Bruschetta Soup!  It’s amazing… and it’s SOUP-er easy!  Seriously.

Here’s what you’ll need… a cooked chicken (my preference is CostCo’s rotisserie chicken), 4 cups of chicken stock, a medium-sized yellow squash, 1 cup egg noodles, 1 cup corn (not pictured here) and the magical ingredient… Trader Joe’s jarred Bruschetta mix.

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Cup up the squash, keeping the pieces in similar sizes.

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And may I introduce the best prepared bruschetta mix I’ve ever had… thank you, Trader Joe’s!  Using this in a soup adds all the flavor the soup needs.  No need to add any other seasoning… no extra salt needed.  Maybe some pepper, depends on how peppery you like your soup.

Time for everyone to join the party… in a large stock pot (over high heat) add the chicken stock, bruschetta mix, squash, corn and egg noodles.  Bring it to a rolling boil and turn the heat down for a few minutes.

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While the soup is warming up I tear up the rotisserie chicken into bite-size pieces and set it aside.

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When you’re a few minutes away from dinner, simply add the chicken to the stock pot and bring the heat back up.  Stir the chicken in for a few minutes, until the chicken is warmed up … and serve when ready.

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You’re going to LOVE this soup… and you’re going to love how easy it is to make.  And you might even feel like you’re cheating when your loved ones oooooh and aaaaah over it.

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So, what now?  Head to Trader Joe’s and pick up a few jars of the prepared bruschetta mix.  You can thank me later…

 

Bruschetta Soup

Ingredients

1 quart (4 cups) chicken stock

1 cup corn

1 cup egg noodles

1 jar Trader Joe’s bruschetta mix

1 medium sized yellow squash, diced

1 rotisserie chicken, pulled apart into bite size pieces

Instructions

Into large stock pot over medium high heat, boil the chicken stock, bruschetta mix, squash, corn and egg noodles until noodles are nearly done.  Add pieces of rotisserie chicken.

Enjoy soup with warm bread.

Servings: 4 large bowls

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