Category Archives: soups

How to Cook Homemade Turkey Soup

Homemade turkey soup is frugal, healthy and very tasty. What better way to use up some of that left over roast turkey? It’s not hard to make but it does take a bit of
time. You’ll find a simple, basic recipe here and then some optional additional ingredients to make a more hearty meal type soup.

I have to admit turkey is one of our favorite homemade soups, maybe because I only make it a couple of times a year. We really should roast a turkey more often so I can make soup! Continue reading How to Cook Homemade Turkey Soup

French Onion Soup Recipe

Do you love soup? Here is a wonderful french onion soup recipe for you. Onions are chock full of good things for you, to make this recipe healthier reduce the amount of butter, use grapeseed oil or a combination of the two.

5 medium onions
3 tbsp/45 mL butter or Watkins grapeseed oil
1-1/2 quarts/liters water
1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Beef Soup and Gravy base
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Onion Soup and Gravy base
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Black Pepper
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Watkins Thyme
6 slices French bread
Butter or butter and grapeseed oil mixed half and half
1 cup/250 mL (4 oz/113 g) shredded swiss cheese

Directions: Continue reading French Onion Soup Recipe

Turkey Chili Soup

This hearty, spicy, turkey, chili, bean soup is rich in vegetables and it’s low in sodium and saturated fats. A wonderful cold weather meal that’s quick and easy to make and a great way for you to use all that left over turkey!


2 cloves garlic or 1 teaspoon Watkins garlic granules
2 tablespoons Watkins chili powder
1 teaspoon Watkins black pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned
1 tablespoon Watkins grapeseed oil
1 cup cooked turkey, diced or shredded
1 onion, chopped
3 cups water
1 tablespoon Watkins chicken coup and gravy base
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

Directions: Continue reading Turkey Chili Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

I have been busy making variations of butternut squash soup lately, this is the spicy version for those who like a little heat! I love butternut squash soup and I discovered it’s very quick and easy to make. Squash is a wonderful orange vegetable that is a good source of beta carotene, vitamin A, potassium and other good things your body needs. Feel free to substitute any other type of orange squash like acorn, hubbard or even pumpkin in this recipe.

2 tablespoons Watkins grapeseed oil
1 large onion, diced
1 butternut squash, peeled & cubed
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced thin
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
6 cups water, or more as needed
4-5 teaspoons Watkins chicken soup base
1/2 teaspoon Watkins cumin
2-3 teaspoons Watkins chili powder
2 teaspoons Watkins parsley
1/2 teaspoon Watkins black pepper, or to taste

Directions: Continue reading Spicy Butternut Squash Soup