Thursday, September 11, 2008


I know, dumb title. But I don't really have a special name for this soup. It's just...well, it's just soup. But it's a good soup. And a simple soup. And you're totally going to love this soup. It's also made in a crockpot. Sure, you can make it in a Dutch oven or just a big soup pot. But why? If you don't have a crockpot....go buy one. Not some, today. Buy one today. Target always has them on sale. You will use it ALL THE TIME! I promise! Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my nutritious and delicious dinner is waiting and ready for me when I get home.


- Chicken broth- I used a humongo low fat/low sodium can but use whatever you have on hand (a few small cans, a box or two, whatever). Just can't ruin this recipe....promise.
- 1 jar of tomato-basil pasta sauce
- 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 2-3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced/cubed/whatever makes you happy
- **2 yellow or green squash of your choosing, chopped in large chunks
- Kosher salt and pepper
- a bag of baby spinach
- grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Dump chicken broth, sauce, beans, red pepper, chicken chunks, squash and dash of salt and pepper in crockpot. Set on low all day. When you get home, toss the spinach in the pot. After you walk the dog and pour yourself a glass of wine (or water...we're not trying to encourage alcohol intake on this blog if it's not your thing), dish up your soup, top with some parm cheese and enjoy with a nice crusty bread. Mmmm good!

**This is what I actually used this week instead of zucchini. Do you know what it is? It's a not yet ripe pumpkin from my aunt's garden. I was a bit hesitant but she swore that she was eating them as green squash and they were great. She just didn't need a few dozen pumpkins so she was eating them up as green squash. It totally tasted the same- who knew?!


Erin said...

Looks Yummy!!!


Wila (aka Ali) said...

That looks so yummy. It's totally changing into "soup weather"...maybe I'll make a big pot for this coming weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

This looks so amazingly good!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Buford Betty said...

Mmm... I do love a good crockpot recipe! I'm so excited for fall and winter and the crockpot madness! Hehehe....

Libby said...

Oh my gosh, this recipe just screams fall, I love it for the flavors and the simplicity. Surprisingly (to me at least) pumpkin is very easy to find here in HK so I am definitely trying this soup out!

Mama's the Boss said...

I can't wait to try this!!

Mary Beth said...

That soup looks so yummy...and healthy. I can't wait to try it out!

GrannySmithGreen said...

That soup sounds so delicious. It makes me think of minestrone without the pasta.

By the way, I added more Blackberry Farm pictures to my blog. I thought you might like to see the interiors, since the last ones were all outside.


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