When hunger strikes and you find yourself low on time or low on groceries, heating up a can of soup is tempting, but let’s be honest—it’s hard to get excited about it sometimes. Your lack of enthusiasm might stem from a lack of inspiration, so we’ve experimented with some of our favorite soups and we think we’ve found a few simple solutions to take your soup from classic to can’t-believe-I-never-tried-that.
The Perfect Pairing
Fiesta in a Bowl
A Taste of Italy
The Comfort Food Classic
Start with: Progresso Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Upgrade with: Pie crust! For the ultimate twist on pot pie, start with a can of soup that has all of your favorite pot pie flavors and then add a flaky pie crust that can be used as a topper or a dipper. Simply unroll one refrigerated pie crust and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Following the directions on the pie crust box, bake the shapes for eight to 10 minutes.
Better with Bacon
Start with: Progresso New England Clam Chowder
Upgrade with: Upgrade with: Bacon bits, cheese, croutons and a sprinkling of herbs. We recommend freshly cooked crumbled bacon, but you can easily sprinkle packaged bacon bits for a flavor upgrade.
What’s your tried-and-true technique to turn your soup into a meal you look forward to?