Savory Soups for the Winter Soul

It’s cold outside and according to the latest weather reports we have some tricky winter weather in our forecast. Along with the cold weather comes the cravings for comfort food. Here are a few quick and easy soup recipes that will fill those bellies and still give you time to play, do homework, bathe the kids and have them in bed on time. All you need is a tiny bit of prep time and a crockpot!


Crockpot Chicken Tortilla –


  • 1-2 lb. cooked chicken
  • 2-3 large potatoes
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/2 C. onion
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 small can green chillies
  • Fresh cilantro, to taste (optional)
  • 3 flour tortillas


Cut cooked chicken tenders and potatoes into cubes.  chop onion into bite-size pieces. Place all ingredients except tortillas into a crock pot and cook on medium heat for 5-6 hours. Cut flour tortillas into small strips. Fry in batches in deep fat until slightly golden brown. Place on top of soup and serve.

Ham and Corn Chowder


  • 2 cans (about 10 1/2 ounces each) condensed potato soup
  • 1 can (about 10 12 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups leftover diced ham
  • 1 cup chopped frozen onion or finely chopped fresh onion
  • 10 to 12 ounces frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup half-ahd-half, light cream, or milk


Combine the soups, ham, onion, corn, chicken broth, and pepper in the slow cooker insert. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Add milk or cream, cover, and continue cooking for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until hot.

Serve with biscuits or cornbread
Serves 4 to 6.

Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup


  • 1 pound very lean ground beef
  • 1 large can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can beef broth & 1 can water
  • 1 package frozen, mixed vegetables to save time — Use Fresh if you have them on hand and have the time


In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Mix all above ingredients together in 4-quart crockpot; cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, until vegetables are tender.

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