Southeast 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 Southeast. We hope you enjoy learning more about these soups and remember to head over to the website and VOTE every day for your favorite!


Southern Coastal Clam And Shrimp Chowder
By: Susan
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I am from the South and live on Floria’s Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. My family loves to eat fresh Gulf Seafood. As a child I traveled to San Francisco as my father was a military officer, and I and fell in love with clam chowder. We recently too…
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Mami’s Soup
By: Nicholas
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

My mother-in-law prepared this soup whenever we felt under the weather. She would take whatever she could find the vegetable bin and “voila” Mami’s soup. She was French and would come over for the holidays during the winter. Alas, she is no longe…
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Southern Steak Tuscany Soup
By: Rebecca
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

A quiche recipe I made up a few years ago inspired this recipe! I love all the flavors!!
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Wonton Meatball Soup
By: Josee
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I love Chinese food and my husband loves Italian food. So with both of us in mind I took my favorite soup the wonton soup and his favorite soup Italian meatball soup and combined the flavors of both soup together and created the most delicious soup …
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Creamy Italian Roasted Pepper Soup
By: Debbie
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

This is a thick, creamy and hearty soup with a delicious combination of flavors. It is a snap to put together and have on your dinner table quickly at the end of a busy day.
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Chicken Gnocchi Soup
By: Cheryl
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I fell in love with gnocchi on a trip to Italy. It was served so many ways with so many sauces. It was always comforting and creamy. I wanted to use gnocchi in a soup so I created Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It is hearty, warm and takes me back to a …
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Tuscan Bean Minestrone Soup With Basil Parsley Pesto Swirl
By: Lorraine
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

My family tradition lives on with this quick in an hour Italian vegetable soup. Memories of a big pot of soup simmering in our home kitchen has inspired this flavorful Minestrone soup with a swirl of easy homemade pesto. Minestrone means BIG SOUP in…
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By: Cheryl
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I had to bring the heat to compete with Yankee White Bean Soup so I created a Thai inspired “bean sprout” version. I love the boldness of Thai flavors and paired with the sweetness of the coconut milk, this is a winner! Lots of textures and fresh f…
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Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup
By: Cheryl
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

As a working mother of two it is essential to have quick and easy go to recipes that I know will be delicious and satisfying enough for hungry teenagers. I like to do this recipe with store bought plain rotisserie style chicken to speed things up.
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Angelica’s Crab Soup
By: Angelica
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I have a sweet little old lady living next door who I used to work with as well and she is my inspiration for this recipe. She loves seafood and crab especially, being we live on the coast it’s easy to find fresh crab meat and after some work picking…
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Smokey Corn And Sausage Cowder
By: Heather
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

When I was home with my new born daughter in the middle of a New England Winter wanted something warming with a little twist.
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By: Natalie
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I cook out of love and never use recipes so writing this down was a challenge for me! I grew up with an Italian grandmother and a southern grandmother…both inspiring. I learned to cook by watching and tasting, never a recipe. I love making one dish…
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Opapo Corn Chowder
By: Marge
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Growing up on a farm my mom made this very often as we had canned corn and lots of potatoes on hand. You can add ham cubes if you like.
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By: Eileen
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Vegetarian

Soup is my favorite thing to eat at lunchtime! This recipe was created when I was trying to figure out what to do with leftover canned pumpkin from the holidays. The addition of popcorn gives it a fun twist, and is a great crunchy contrast to the sm…
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By: Debra
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

My daughter had cancer when she was 11 years old (Ewing’s Sarcoma PpNet). When we would come home after a round of chemo, she would want her favorite soup-Greek Lemon Soup- and we would go out to eat it together. After a while, I learned how to mak…

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Northern Bean With A Spanish Flair
By: Terri
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

Living in Tampa, Fl most of my life I have eaten most of the favorite Cuban/Spanish foods in the area. My first tasting of Collard Green soup left me wanting to create my own version. I have tasted this soup at a number of places, and came home feeli…
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By: Lori
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

I love the spiciness of great Mexican dishes AND I especially love comforting soups. I wanted to make a more transparent soup that had a rich brothiness and lets you see the tasty ingredients of the soup. I was inspired by green chile pork stew …
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By: Jonathan
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

Sitting in our campsite we were eating raw oysters, fishing, listening to music, and relaxing next to the bay. The night before we enjoyed a feast on a traditional low country boil fireside as well as bayside listening to the waves hit the breakers. …
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By: Peggy
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

My mom made this for us when we were small, perfect winter meal!

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Cream Of Watercress With Grilled Shrimp
By: Andre
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Cream-Based

I love this soup. It’s easy, elegant, you can make it for a fancy dinner or a weeknight main course with a salad and crusty bread. Watercress is not always available, but it’s worth the wait for its distinctive bite and unique flavor.

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Comfortly Southern Turnip Green With Ham Soup
By: Angela
Region: Southeast
Soup Group: Meat Protein

 

I love to revamp leftovers and give them new life. One cold day I had leftover turnip greens and white northern beans. I stood at the refrigerator, hands on hips wondering what I could do with these two items. Previously I had eaten a turnip green ba…

 

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