Kitchen Sink Soup

Ever have one of those days where you are running in twenty directions,  your cabinets are bare  because you forgot to go shopping and your wallet is empty so dinner out, is out…but your poor family is begging for food?
Been there, done that.  This recipe is called kitchen sink soup b/c it has some of everything in it. It is started from a freezer bag of leftovers from a roasted chicken. Thanks to my mom, who always has good tips and tricks for the Ooops, I forgot! kind of mom ( that would be me) I always have homemade chicken soup starter on hand- even when there’s nothing else in the kitchen. Next time you buy or prepare a roast chicken, don’t throw the carcass away. Just put it in a big pot, cover with water, add a little sea salt, pepper and a teaspoon of butter ( I like Promise Light) and boil till bones are soft and meat is falling off of them. Pour it all through a big strainer and save the liquid. Let the meat and bones cool for a while so you don’t burn your fingers, and pick off every little bit of meat you can find- you will be so surprised at how much is left, and place in a bowl. Be careful to separate meat and bones carefully. Now you can add the meat to the cooking liquid- let it cool and pour into a large freezer safe zippered baggie . Freeze. Next time you need to make a quick, and hearty meal, your starter is ready.

This version is from what I had on hand- you can substitute any combo of veggies or noodles, but the stuffing mix is key to ultra rich taste.

Kitchen Sink Soup

1 bag soup starter- thawed

1 small yellow squash- cut into small chunks

1 small bag of bite size carrots

1 small zuchinni – sliced small, then in half again

1 cup of stuffing mix ( chicken or savory blend)

1/2 cup shelled edmame

1 tbs. Italian seasonings

1/2 tsp. Johnnies season salt

1 tbs. butter 2 cups yolk free egg noodles (if desired)

Add everything to the pot- heat to just boiling, and let simmer for about 10 minutes. That’s it! Fast, filling and easy!




Answer: What Is This #3: The picture was the close up of the cutting board under the bowl!


  1. cyndi stallings says:

    Oh my gosh, I would have nevermthought to add zucchini, but it sure sounds good!

  2. This looks great.

  3. Sounds interesting, I’ll have to give it a try.

  4. Hmm…Interesting, but I don’t think it would go over in my home.

  5. YUMMY! Looks so good! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. That soup looks great!

  7. I’ve never thought of using stuffing in soup, but this sounds good!

  8. Erin from Long Island says:

    hahaha, you cook like me! I make a weird/crazy/random meal at LEAST once a week!

  9. I wouldn’t have thought to add stuffing but it sounds like it adds a nice flavor. :) My easiest and cheapest dish when funds are low and I have nothing else. Cook some linguine (or whatever pasta you like)as long as it’s thin pasta. Open a can of Progresso Lentil soup. Put pasta in bowl and ladle soup over top. It’s really great with italian bread.Sprinkle a little garlic salt. It’s pretty tasty.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. The name makes it not sound so good but going by the pics it looks really yummy!

  11. chelesa sims says:

    this sounds great !

  12. Stephanie says:

    i love soup looks good


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