Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup Recipe

Friday, February 6, 2015

This soup gets it's name for various reasons. Number one, usually throughout the winter months a collections of frozen vegetables are in desperate need to cook up. Then I usually buy fresh vegetables and can't use them up fast enough. This is a soup that everything goes into the pot! We throw in whatever we have. You can choose what your family likes but in this case I have mixed vegetables, green beans, cannellini beans and the list goes on and on as you can see. Two kinds of pasta and rice. Now I probably just made the heartiest soup you may ever heat! Enjoy!

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup Recipe

4 chicken thighs or breast preferably boneless
1 cup instant rice
1 cup pasta for soup of choice cooked and drained (you can use broken up spaghetti if you have some laying around, I usually have a half a box in the cupboard)
2 cups tortellini cooked separate and drained
2 cups mixed vegetables
1 cup cut frozen green beans
1 10 ounce frozen package chopped spinach
1 cubed potato
1 cubed zucchini
1 can of cannellini beans
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 stalks diced celery with leaves
1 fresh basil leaf
salt, pepper, cayenne, basil, parsley and granulated garlic to taste
1 diced onion
4 quarts water
grating cheese

Optional suggestions:  finger carrots, sliced mushrooms, chopped fennel, kidney beans, shredded cabbage, sliced sausage, cubed ham, leftover steak pieces, mini meatballs, chopped escarole, kale or swiss chard.

In a large deep saucepan add the chicken and water. Simmer for around half hour skimming off the top as it cooks. After the broth is clear put everything in the soup pot except pasta, you can add the rice around 1/2 hour before it's completed. Simmer around 2 hours on low.
Add to your taste,  salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, basil, granulated garlic and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese to the soup.

Add the cooked pasta of choice when soup is completely cooked. 

Take the whole chicken pieces out of the pot and when slightly cooled cube the chicken up and place back in the pot. Ladle into bowls, serve with more grating cheese 


  1. This is my kind of soup. It looks delicious and would warm me up in this cold weather!

  2. oh wow this looks so good! perfect comfort food!



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