How To Turn a $1 Can Of Soup Into A Restaurant Quality Meal

The days are getting colder and the holiday schedules are crazy. One of the things I love to eat during the winter is soup. I like to make my own but I don’t always have the time. That’s why I usually have a few cans on hand as back up.

Tomato is my favorite but it can get old quickly. Here’s how I take my $1 can of soup and turn it into a restaurant quality meal.

You can use regular tomato or tomato bisque. One has small chunks of tomatoes and the other one does not.

When making soup you add water to the pot. I like to add milk instead to make it creamier. It also helps cut down on the acidic taste.

Once that’s mixed well you can add seasonings. Often times we just eat what the can of soup provides. But adding a few seasonings can change the taste of any meal.

For tomato soup I like to add:

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

* I do not measure. I just toss them in the pot. Best rule of thumb is if you can see the seasonings then it’s perfect.

I stir the seasoning in. A few minutes later I pour the soup in a bowl and enjoy. You can always make a grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a side. It’s a quick and easy meal for the whole family to enjoy.

What’s your cheap but tasty meal you make for your family? Let me know by commenting below. Also, check out some of my other food posts like How to Cook 3 Recipes in 1 Pan!

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14 thoughts on “How To Turn a $1 Can Of Soup Into A Restaurant Quality Meal

    • Healthylifestylemommy says:

      Let me know what you think. I made it for my husband last weekend and he was blown away by the difference.

  1. Carol in CT says:

    I was taught to always make it with whole milk, adding some freshly ground black pepper and 1 pat of butter. My great grandmother taught me that once the butter melts, it’s hot enough. : ) I also love adding cooked rice to it. Pure comfort meal.

    • Healthylifestylemommy says:

      I never heard about the butter. I can imagine it tastes amazing. Butter is good on/in anything. I’ll have to try it next time.

  2. Meagan Teal says:

    I always use milk. I add a little onion powder and garlic powder. If my kids aren’t eating it, I add green Chile’s and pepper jack cheese.

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