SOUP Recipes to make Sunday SUPER!


Sundays in my house are for relaxing and spending time with my family. It’s also the day I usually use to catch up on laundry, pack backpacks in prep for Monday morning, etc. It’s also NOT the day I like to cook. I like to go out to brunch after church then let the kids raid the fridge for dinner.

But then, every winter I realize how just amazing soups are.

Some I can fix in the crockpot. Some just simmer all afternoon and make the house smell amazing. Some I can make the day before, and they’re even better the next day reheated. The kids can help themselves whenever they get hangry and most times the soup contains some sort of hidden veggie, so another win-win.

This weekend though, Sunday is extra-special because of the BIG GAME. So I crowd-sourced our writers and created a list of soups to make this Sunday even more SUPER than it already is going to be. I might even make a pun about the Super BOWL and a SOUP BOWL…. Anyway…. Bon Apetite!

soupClassic Chicken Noodle by owner Lori Parish

2-3 Cups shredded/cubed cooked chicken
2 boxes of Organic (or previously homemade) chicken stock
olive oil
1 T basil
1 T Italian seasoning blend
salt/pepper to taste
+ noodles

Heat oil in large soup pot (approx 2-3T). Add chopped celery, chopped carrots, and chopped onion — at least 1 C each, but add more or less as preferred. Saute until almost cooked. Add the broth and the chicken. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Add spices. Let simmer for about an hour. Add either cooked noodles before serving or raw noodles about 30 minutes before.

Pro Mom Tip: use 3-4 cans of chicken or shred a rotisserie chicken — both low prep. Traditional noodle soup calls for large egg noodles, but macaroni noodles work well too. Make a big batch for Mac n Cheese, then use the leftovers for the soup.



Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili by contributor Kathryn Jasper

Crockpot Friendly

Pro Mom Tip: Add wagon wheel pasta (if you love pasta) in chicken chili, but you don’t have to. If you want it more soupy, less chili, you can increase the liquid.



Butternut Squash Soup by contributor Mandy Stockton

Pro Mom Tip: buy the precut cube of squash!


Red Curry Chicken by contributor Anna Claire Howard

1 lb. chicken breast, sliced thin
1/2 T red curry paste
1 C coconut milk
1/2 C chicken broth
2 T fish sauce
3 T sugar
1/2 t salt
1/4 C bamboo shoots, sliced
1/2 C sweet basil

Put red curry paste, chicken broth, and coconut milk in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil then add chicken. Let it cook until chicken is done. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well for 5 minutes, then serve!

Pro Mom Tip : Double the recipe — but use NO MORE than 5T of sugar and 3T of fish sauce if doubling. Add broccoli, bell pepper, and baby corn 2-3 minutes before serving.

red curry chicken soup


Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable by contributor Colleen Perry

Pro Mom Tip: Double the liquid, toss in frozen meatballs at the end, and make sure to cook the tortellini separately so they don’t get soggy.


Broccoli & Potato Soup by contributor Gina Nuccio

Pro Mom Tip: The lemon might sound weird, but it gives it that extra little something!


Sausage & Kale Stew by contributor Amelia Mansfield

Crockpot Friendly

kale soup ingredients


Crockpot French Onion Soup by contributor Vivian Danis

Crockpot Friendly (duh, this one it says it in the title!)

Pro Mom Tip: Serve with a toasted French baguette for the best comfort food. And double the cheesy goodness on top!

french onion soup


Taco Soup by contributor Andrea Larkin

1lb. ground meat (suggested beef)
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can diced tomatoes with chiles
1 can tomato sauce
1 can broth (I used beef)
1 small can diced jalapenos
1 packet ranch seasoning
2 packets taco seasoning
1 Tbsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
Brown the meat with the garlic salt and taco seasoning, then add everything else in. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Easy, peasy! Reminiscent of chili, but a little more soupy.
Pro Mom Tip: Top with your choice — suggested is shredded cheese, guacamole, and sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips.

Easy Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup by contributor Amelia Mansfield

Pro Mom Tip: Don’t let the word vegan fool you — it legit tastes so creamy!

Classic Chili by contributor Teresa Handy

Instant Pot Friendly
Pro Mom Tip: Serve with honey cornbread or garlic knots for a complete meal.

Tell us, what is YOUR favorite soup recipe?

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Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis in 2009. She has a passion for working with special needs children as an ABA therapist and also teaches swim lessons out of her own pool each summer. Lori is married to Ryan, an archaeology professor at the U of M. Together they have five great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), Paige (April 2014) and Gwendolyn (July 2019). Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!