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10 Best Quick And Easy Soup Recipes For Dinner 0

10 Best Quick & Easy Soup Recipes For Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

 

Ever notice that everybody has a type of soup that’s their favorite? Some like it as a thin broth, others prefer it so thick it could probably be called a stew. Some like it hot on dreary cold days and cold on sweltering hot days. There are those who really enjoy a smooth, creamy soup while for others, the chunkier the better!

No matter how you like your soup, the great thing is that it’s so easy to personalize them by adding or subtracting ingredients. Here are 10 fun and yummy soup recipes that come together in no time flat and which are ideal to serve with or for dinner.

Asian shrimp noodle soup

1. Asian Noodle Soup With Shrimp

“Delicious. Easy ingredients. Easy to make.” Copete

Wow your diners with this restaurant style, tasty dish. Place chicken broth, soy sauce and jalapeño in a large pot and allow it to boil. Add chopped cabbage, strips of wonton wrapper and shrimp then let it simmer so the noodles can get tender and the shrimp are opaque throughout. Add rice vinegar and snow peas then serve it with a topping of basil leaves. If you’d like it heartier just add more wontons, cabbage or other veggies.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/asian-noodle-soup-shrimp


2. Lentil and Bacon Soup

“Everyone loved it.” dreamweaver

Spicy does it with this dish! Sauté the onion, bacon and carrots until the onions are soft. Add in the spices – cumin, garlic, chilli and turmeric and cook until they are nice and flavorful. Pour in boiling water then add the lentils and crumbled stock cubes. Leave it to simmer with just an occasional stir. Fry up some more bacon in its own fat and use this crispy bacon to top each bowlful of your delicious soup.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2155646/lentil-and-bacon-soup

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3. Southwestern Chicken Soup

“Easy, fast and delicious!” Conkatesmom

Grab some leftover chicken and this soup is good to go. Begin by warming some salsa verde then adding cooked chicken, cannellini beans and chicken broth. You could also add some cumin if you like, then allow the soup to boil before reducing it to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with chopped green onions, sour cream and a few tortilla chips if you wish. This just simply tastes better with each spoonful!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/southwestern-chicken-soup-0

black bean soup


4. Easy Black Bean Soup

“I love this soup.” Lyndann

Here’s an easy way to serve up bowls of deliciousness! Sauté the onion and add some cumin then garlic. Pour in some vegetable broth and black beans. Allow it boil before turning it down to a simmer, giving it an occasional stir. Turn off the heat and blend the soup either in the pot with a hand blender or by putting the soup in a blender. Add more beans to the blended soup, bring to a boil then let it simmer. Offer finely chopped red onion and chopped cilantro as toppings for this comforting dish.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-black-bean-soup-59796


5. Chicken and Corn Soup

“A soup for the whole family. So easy and delicious” ness792008

This dish gives you the taste of a classic chicken and corn soup without all the fuss! Sauté garlic then add chicken and sauté some more. Add chicken stock, sugar, creamed corn and corn kernels. Let it boil then leave it to simmer. Once the chicken is cooked you can remove the soup from the heat and stir in some sour cream plus salt and pepper to taste. Serve up this simple but satisfying soup with a topping of chopped coriander leaves.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21430/chicken+and+corn+soup

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6. Best Lasagna Soup Recipe

"Easy to make, very hearty, good taste.” dmkinsey

This yummy soup tastes like it took way more time and effort to prepare – perhaps that’s why we love it so much! Cook ground beef with green pepper and onion until the beef is no longer pink. Add garlic, cook a little longer and drain. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, frozen corn, pepper and Italian seasoning. Allow it to boil before adding spiral pasta. Once it starts to boil again, reduce it to a simmer until the pasta is just soft. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, serve and be sure to have seconds ready.

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/best-lasagna-soup


7. Quick Asian Beef Noodle Soup

“This soup is very tasty!” SAN D

When it comes to quick beef soups, ground beef works great every time! Brown some ground beef then drain and rinse it. Place the beef in your soup pot, add onion, garlic, ginger and water, then allow it to boil. Stir in chopped bok choy and reduce your soup to a simmer. Stir in beef flavored ramen noodles and cook until the onion and bok choy are crisp-tender. Add the seasoning from the ramen packets, oil and soy sauce. Now just decide – is this wonderful soup going to be main dish, side dish or both?

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13014/quick-asian-beef-noodle-soup/

crab soup


8. Crab Soup

“Very delicious and easy!” Sui W

Please everyone at the table with this surprisingly easy dish. Sauté green onion and garlic then stir in flour. Add fish stock and cook until smooth and bubbly before adding heavy cream and milk. The crabmeat, sherry and some lemon-pepper seasoning are next along with salt and white pepper to taste. Let it simmer and add in more sherry, salt or pepper to suit your taste. Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh chives. No need for a crab bib here!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/crab-soup-recipe.html


9. Dad's Meatball Soup

“THIS is by far the best soup I've tasted.” Rachel

The next time you cook meatballs, stash a few away in the freezer. Whip them out one evening when you’re pressed for time and “Voila!” – you’ll have a delicious, comforting and filling dinner in just 20 minutes. Stir drained tomatoes, water, beef broth and Italian seasoning and bring to a boil. Add the meatballs, orzo pasta and vegetables then let it simmer until the vegetables and pasta are tender. It may be called ‘Dad’s Meatball Soup’ but no matter who makes this dish, everyone will instantly love it!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Dads-Meatball-Soup-2081.html


10. Turkey Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

“This was perfect for an easy weeknight meal.” Jomelt

Tasty hot turkey Italian sausage leads the way in this awesome dish. Remove the sausage from the casings and cook until they are brown, giving them a stir to help them crumble. Add water, gnocchi, beef broth and chopped stewed tomatoes then allow it to boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until you see the gnocchi floating on top. Serve with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. This soup is perfect as is or you can add more veggies for a heartier meal.

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 14 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-sausage-gnocchi-soup

Ten Quick And Easy Pasta Recipes For Dinner 0

10 of the Quickest and Easiest Pasta Recipes you can have for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


Nothing says “quick and easy” like pasta. It pairs so well with a variety of sauces, cheeses, vegetables and meats that you could say “Pasta goes with everything!”
Pasta comes in a range of shapes and textures, differing as well in terms of the ingredients and methods used to make them. “Pasta pundits” will argue that it is imperative for you to select the right type of pasta to match your dish.
Everyone will agree, though, that if you need a tasty dish in a hurry, going with pasta is a safe bet!

easy chicken alfredo
1. Easy Chicken Alfredo

“...quick, easy and yummy, too!” RXGIRL

We start off with a super easy and super tasty dish. Cook fettuccini or linguini until just soft. Drain it and set it aside. Heat together Alfredo sauce, cooked and cubed chicken breast, milk, sliced mushrooms and frozen vegetables. Serve the sauce over the pasta, grab a fork and jump right in!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11970/easy-chicken-alfredo/


2. Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

“It is a great easy, healthy and tasty recipe” Yael H.

From the wine to the red pepper flakes, the flavors in this dish come together so well. Boil some penne pasta until just soft, drain and set it aside. Sauté the shrimp with garlic, salt and pepper until the shrimp is cooked through and has turned pink. Set it aside as well. Cook some tomatoes with basil, parsley and red pepper flakes then add in white wine, clam juice and heavy cream. Allow it to boil then lower it to a simmer until it thickens. Add in some Parmesan, the shrimp and pasta, plus some more basil and parsley. Toss and season with more salt and pepper, if you like. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cheese and bask in all those compliments to the chef!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/penne-with-shrimp-and-herbed-cream-sauce-recipe.html


3. Creamy Lemon and Cabbage Pasta with Garlic Crumbs

“Tasty and easy.” stefaninny

Garlic crumbs add just the right amount of flavor to each mouthful of this yummy dish. Mix bread crumbs, oil and one finely chopped garlic glove. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and allow it to get crisp and golden in a preheated oven. Set it aside. Sauté garlic and onion then add white wine and lemon zest. After it has reduced a little, add crème fraiche. Set it aside but keep it warm. Boil twist, farfalle or penne pasta, adding in the cabbage when the pasta is just soft. Drain and toss with the creamy sauce, sprinkling the crumbs on top as you serve and enjoy its quiet sophistication.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1813668/creamy-lemon-and-cabbage-pasta-with-garlic-crumbs

Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta


4. Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta

“Delicious. A really tasty and nourishing meal.” robot

Broccoli and anchovies add tasty nutrition to this meal. Boil broccoli florets and puree some of them along with oil, coarsely grated pecorino (or Parmesan) cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Set the rest of the broccoli aside. Cook orecchiette pasta with the broccoli stalks and set them aside. Sauté garlic with chilies and anchovies then add in the broccoli-pasta and broccoli-cheese mixtures along with some rocket and salt. Toss until the rocket wilts. Add a squeeze of lemon and toss some more before serving topped with pecorino cheese. Have this flavorful dish with a bit of crusty bread and yes – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26892/broccoli+and+pecorino+pasta


5. Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus

“This was a great and easy weeknight meal.” Whygal

A creamy Alfredo sauce takes the lead in this dish! Cook the fettuccine pasta, drain it and set it aside. Sauté the asparagus with a little salt and pepper. Remove it from the heat and add in some lemon rind and lemon juice. Set it aside and keep it warm. Add vodka and garlic to the saucepan with melted butter, then add cream cheese and stir the mixture until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, pepper, pasta, a little pasta water and the asparagus. Serve with a sprinkle of chives for that little extra “pop” of flavor.

Total time: 23 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fettuccine-alfredo-asparagus

 

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6. One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

“You had me at those mini pepperonis!” CAITLIN

Give your children a real treat with this dinner dish! Brown and crumble Italian sausage. Drain the excess fat then stir in pepperoni to heat through. Stir in oregano, tomato sauce, basil garlic powder, salt, pepper, rotini pasta and water. Let it boil then simmer until the pasta is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and top it with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Place in a preheated oven and allow it to get melted and golden brown. Serve immediately with a garnish of parsley, if you like and enjoy your creation with everyone else at the table.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/16/one-pot-pizza-pasta-bake/


7. Lemon Chicken Pasta

“Fantastic, delicious recipe!” AKFilm

Put some water to boil for the pasta. Combine flour and seasoning salt in a zip-top bag. Add bite-sized pieces of chicken and shake the bag to completely coat the chicken. Fry the chicken in garlic butter until brown. Add the penne pasta to the boiling water. While it’s cooking, stir chicken base into the chicken mixture, then add lemon juice, white wne and whipping cream. Let it simmer for a while before adding the drained pasta and giving it a final stir.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/lemon-chicken-pasta-222310

Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta

8. Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta 

“Easy and very tasty!” Huda D

Here is an easy dish to impress your dinner guests. Place farfalle or penne pasta in boiling water along with chopped carrots and green beans. Let them cook a little then add chopped courgettes and frozen peas and let it cook some more. Save a little of the pasta water as you drain it and return it to the pot. Add cooked salmon flakes, the pasta water, grated lemon zest and either crème fraiche or single cream. Season it with salt and pepper as you give it a good stir. Serve it with flair as you add a topping of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.netmums.com/recipes/easy-salmon-and-spring-vegetable-pasta-my-daddy-co


9. Bucatini with Walnut-Parsley Pesto

“We've made this a lot, it's really good.” MissRoach

Simplicity is the charm of this tasty dish! Toast walnuts in a preheated oven until they are slightly dark then set them aside to cool. Use a blender or food processor to finely chop some of the toasted walnuts. Place them in a bowl to make your pesto and stir in garlic, parsley, oil and Parmesan then season it with salt and pepper. Cook the bucatini until just soft. Reserve some of the liquid as you drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour in the pesto and add sufficient of the pasta water to make a glossy sauce that nicely coats the pasta. Crush the remaining walnuts and use them along with some parsley to garnish your yummy meal!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bucatini-with-walnut-parsley-pesto


10. Easy Skillet Lasagna

“This recipe came out very nice! MaryCeenan

The main word in this recipe is “EASY”. Grab a Dutch oven to brown up some ground beef with onion and bell peppers. Drain the excess oil and stir in Italian seasoning, tomato pasta sauce, sliced mushrooms, mafalda pasta and water. Let it boil, stirring occasionally then allow it to simmer until the pasta is cooked. Sprinkle (generously) with mozzarella cheese and serve already!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-skillet-lasagna/9ffa61f3-36e8-4c7f-af2a-eefb4576417f