Hearty Soups

This is the Hearty Soups recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min - 20 min
Yields 4 servings
hearty soups


  • Herbs
  • Thyme and parsley
  • Marjoram and parsley
  • Italian seasoning or cumin
  • Vegetables
  • Cooked peas and diced potatoes
  • Cooked corn and sliced mushrooms
  • Cooked, chopped broccoli, zucchini and shredded carrot
  • Fish/Meat/Legumes
  • Any cooked whitefish, shrimp or both
  • Chopped, cooked ham or cooked smoked sausages
  • Canned beans in tomato sauce, cooked lentils or chickpeas
  • Canadian Cheese
  • Grated Cheddar
  • Grated Swiss
  • Grated Monterey Jack or Grated Montererey with jalapenos
  • Grated Colby
  • Grated Gouda


Melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter in large saucepan. Cook 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped stalk of celery and herbs, to taste, until tender.

Remove pan from heat and blend in 1/3 cup (80 mL) flour then 3-1/2 cups (875 mL) chicken broth. Cook and stir until mixture boils.

Remove pan from heat and add 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked vegetables, 1 cup (250 mL) cooked fish/meat/legumes and 2 handfuls of cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Top each serving with more cheese and paprika, if desired.


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