The Soup Formula, Aka Holiday Leftover Soup!

“The basic formula I came up with for making any tasty soup. Kinda a clean out the fridge what do you got recipe!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups broth
  • 4 -5 cups cooked vegetables (carrots, beans, mushrooms, peppers, sauteed onions, garlic, corn, or some grains combo like cooked r)
  • 8 ounces chopped cooked turkey or 8 ounces cooked chicken or 8 ounces cooked beef or 8 ounces hot dogs or 8 ounces cooked fish
  • 4 cups chopped spinach (optional) or 4 cups cabbage (optional) or 4 cups kale, etc. (optional)
  • diced canned tomato (optional)
  • seasonings to taste
  • ranch dressing mix (optional) or taco seasoning mix (optional)
  • To make a thick soup
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • What makes it yummier
  • grated cheese
  • fresh herb
  • bacon bits
  • toasted bread cubes
  • tortilla chips
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • crouton
  • cheese, crisps


  1. In a pot, bring the broth to a simmer.
  2. Add the additional ingredients and heat until as hot as desired.
  3. If you want a thick soup dissolve corn starch in a bit of water to make a slurry.
  4. Slowy add the slurry to the finished soup on the stove and heat until thickened to your liking.
  5. Garnish each serving with the yummies!
  6. For Vegetarian: You must omit the chicken, pork, beef, fish, or even shellfish. The broth must also be vegetable. Do not include the bacon bits unless they are soy also.

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