Making Soup from Leftovers

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

With Fall weather setting in my thoughts are turning to soup.  I have a good way of making up a simple soup that also helps make sure leftovers get used up.

Whenever you have leftovers that aren’t enough for a full serving put them in a freezer container and put them in the freezer.  Keep adding as you have leftovers.  When the container is full it is time to make soup.

So what kinds of leftovers make good soup?  Veggies and the cooking liquid, potatoes or sweet potatoes (even mashed will work), meat or fish, grains such as rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.,  leftover salad greens such as spinach or kale, leftover main course dishes such as red beans and rice, stir fry or fried rice.  Some types of casseroles will also work and you can even use a bit of leftover soup if you have it.

Combine all your ingredients and heat.  You may add more liquid if needed.  Taste your soup before adding seasoning since the leftovers were probably already seasoned.

4 thoughts on “Making Soup from Leftovers”

    1. Thank you. They were part of a set. There are still a few plates left. I have this wonderfully eclectic collection of dishes and serving pieces. I could serve 12 people but no one would have matching dishes. 🙂

      1. But that is okay. It’s like having a farm table — or really any contemporary table with several different types of chairs. It can def work if done right. Take care…

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