Northeast Soup Challenge III Entries

Here we will share all of the excellent Soup Challenge entries with you – not only are they great recipes, but each one has personal meaning for the home cooks who are competing. Every recipe will be profiled and today we’re highlighting several entries from contestants in the Northeast. We hope you enjoy learning more about these soups and remember to head over to the website and VOTE every day for your favorite!

Roasted Vegetable
By: Meagan
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

My fiancé Ben is an expert taste-tester and my main motivator in the kitchen. He is an incredibly hard worker, specializing in restoring and milling antique lumber. He works long days and comes home in the evening positively ravenous! I started…
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Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup
By: Bob
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

This soup is a great summer time soup. It is very refreshing and fills you up completely. I have always made this soup for friends and family during Cinco De Mayo as well as on the 4th of July. The inspiration for this soup actually came out of combi…
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Black Bean Chili
By: Heather
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

We love chili in our house but using ground beef adds a lot of additional fat and calories. I set off to make a vegetarian chili that tastes good and is lower in both fat and calories. I decided to use black beans because the texture of them helps …
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Northeast Crabby Corn Chowder
By: Danielle
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

My boyfriend is originally from Maine and this year, he took me crabbing for the first time. We came home with a bounty of them. We quickly turned them into corn and crab cakes and fried them up on the back porch of his family’s home. For our ann…
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Wild Mushroom Soup
By: Thomas
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

i love mushroom sou[ but not the creamy kuns . the beef broth and tomatoes are my kind of soup

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 Spicy Tomato Basil

By: Thomas
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

It beats canned tomato soup any day, and has a nice kick

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Mac & Cheese Soup
By: Tina
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender; drain. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil and arrange the tomato…
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Buffalo Chicken & Orzo Soup
By: Erica
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

My husband and I love buffalo sauce and we are always coming up with new ways to use it! This is a nice, hearty soup that is easy and inexpensive to make and tastes fantastic.
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Funky Corny Chicken Chowder
By: Monica
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Marinate chicken in lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside. In soup pot, sauté yellow and green onions in olive oil over medium-high heat until soft, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté an additional minute. Add celery, bell…
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Lentil Soup
By: Kim
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

I used to cook at a residential camp for delinquent boys. I had alot of vegetarians that worked there. Whenever i would make a beed stew i made this as the vegetarian option. It was so good that many of the staff opted to become vegetarians for the d…
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Muscular Manhattan Chowder
By: Joan
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

When in Boston, rival Manhattan Chowder needs to flex its muscles. Here’s a non-cream chowder that will give the hometown a run for its money, replacing the clams with mussels.
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Karens Chicken Escarole Soup
By: Karen
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

This recipe is definitely a family favorite across the board. When I know a family member is a little under the weather, this is my go to recipe. It’s also very soothing on a wintery day in New England. The freshness of the vegetable and th…
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Clam Chowder
By: Heather
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

When I got married my next door neighbor, whom I had lived next to since I was 6, gave me a book filled with her favorite soup recipes. She also gave me a large stock pot to make the soups in. I had never made clam chowder before but I knew my husb…
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Curried Broccoli Bisque
By: Joan
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

Not a bit of starch in this soup (I’m not sure that’s exactly true chemically), but you feel like you’ve had something to eat when finished. George H. may have hated the soup, but my friends and family don’t. Like many of my soups, I can see it hot, …
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Couscous Tabbouleh Soup
By: Joan
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

This is basically my take on tabbouleh made into a soup. The idea is to retain the freshness of that salad along with providing a hearty soup component, as well as a Near Eastern element with the couscous. I prefer it best at room temperature.
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Quickey Clam Chowder
By: Pam
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Camping favorite.
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Moroccan Lentil Soup
By: Pamela
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

I started making this soup when we lived in Canada. I am not sure where the recipe came from.
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Tortellini Vegetable Soup
By: Deborah
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

I needed a quick dinner after a day of baseball..Checked out the freezer and this is what I came up with. Add garlic bread and dinner is on the table in less then 30 minutes!!!
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By: JoAnne
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I love trying new healthy ideas and soup is my favorite thing to make. I added all my favorite vegetables and spices and came up with this. Enjoy its really yummy.
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By: Joanna
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I have diabeties and cardiac issues, so I have learned different methods of making foods that have nice flavors and additional health benefits. Tumeric lowers blood sugar, cinnamon lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, garlic is good for your heart, cu…
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Curried Lentil Squash Soup With Sweet Golden Raisins
By: MacKenzie
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

After recently delivering my second child I found myself in need of 2 things. First of all sleep, but I didn’t get much say in that and second of all healthy filling meals that would help me shed my stubborn pregnancy weight. Lentils are som…
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By: Diane
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

My parents are from two different cultures, mom polish and dad Italian. The children were raised on the Italian side, and my mom became the best Italian cook ever. The funny story is, mom could never say Pasta Fagioli, and called it Pasta Fazoo Soup…
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By: Robin
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

I love surprising my family- standing at the stove adding a colorful variety of ingredients while the look on in wonder- “what is that going to taste like??” And then when it’s finally served- DELICIOUS! I love playing with the intense flavor of gi…
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By: Robin
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I love finding warm & hearty soup recipes that have a different blend of ingredients. I also love finding creamy soups that surprise any non-vegan! This soup is a mix of both, creamy and delicious but with wonderful fragrance from spices and taste!
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By: Eilleen
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I always love trying new soup recipes. This recipe included so many healthy ingrediants I had to try it. I have 2 teenage boys who complimented this soup so I knew right then it was a keeper. The best reviewers that I can count on is my church family…
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Creamy Wild Rice And Mushroom Soup
By: Karen
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I made this soup one time after having caught the flu, when I seemed to have lost my appetite after taking so much medication. As soon as I had some appetite for food and enough strength to get out of the bed, I made myself some warm and hearty soup…
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Maryann’s Home Cooked Chicken Noodle Soup
By: Maryann
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

This is my grandmothers recipe for colds.

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By: Nancy
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I started making this soup several years ago, on a cold rainy day while vacationing at Lake Sunapee, NH. It hit the spot and warmed us all up.
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By: Thomas
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I often have bits and bobs of foods in my fridge and an assortment of half used or never going to be used canned and frozen vegetables and sauces in my pantry and freezer. This constitutes all I had in my house one Easter Sunday when I missed my c…
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By: Nick
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

My 6 year old son and I came up with this recipe, which is a variation of Harira. He likes sweet potatoes and loves sausage, so that was his input.
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By: Michael
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

My family emigrated to the U.S. from the Naples, Italy area. Growing up we always had simple, wholesome foods that were made with the freshest ingredients available. This dish pays homage to the hearty peasant foods made with the ingredients availabl…
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Roasted Vegetable- Chicken African Soup
By: Sherry
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

Recently had “African Peanut Soup” in a restaurant and tried to re-create at home.Thought that roasting the vegetables,along with a whole head of garlic gave this slightly spicy soup a nice sweet depth of flavor.
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By: Dana
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Mushroom, roasted garlic, and feta cheese…. need I say more?! These are some of my favorite flavors, and combining them in one delicious soup was pure genius – if I do say so myself.
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By: Sharon
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

My goal in creating this soup was to come up with an egg soup that also includes veggies and grains so that it could be served as a meal in itself. This hearty soup is so easy to make that it can be a served for a week-night dinner but it is also e…
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By: Chantal
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Over the past few years my family has needed to change their diets due for their health. I myself need to reduce salt where I can and my mom has celiac disease. Others need to watch their sugar intake or have allergies to shellfish or lactose. When c…
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By: Ronna
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

My husband and I love the New England Country Soup Chicken Pomodoro flavor. I decided to enter a soup in this contest comparable to it but adding my own ingredients, especially the brown rice. The result is such a delicious, nutritious new soup! I wa…
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By: Jasmin
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I recently spent a week in Germany where I tried an amazing potato soup (loaded with cream, several kinds of smoked meats and definitely packed with flavor). Returning home, I was inspired to try to replicate it in the kitchen, but a healthier versio…
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By: Susan
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

My father-in-law makes the BEST baked ham. This is a recipe I developed to use up some of his leftover ham (and drippings). Every Christmas and Easter, the whole family is lucky enough to enjoy this holiday treat…. and, if there are leftovers, I’…
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Mushroom Brie Bisque
By: Laura
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

This is my favorite soup that a local eatery who is only open for summer months offers. It’s such a delicious soup to enjoy in the winter, I had to find a way to make it myself at home. This is what I’ve come up with, after a few trial and error batc…
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By: Laura
Region: Northeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I’m a Maryland gal, born and bred – and nothing says Maryland more than crab soup. I make two versions, a spicy red tomato based broth – and also this deliciously creamy rendition. No matter which I choose, they always make me reflect on how much I l…
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