Last Updated on March 11, 2024

Two simple soups—made from”souped-up” canned soup—to welcome autumn on a busy night!

Thai Coconut Soup

  • 2 14- to 19-ounce cans chicken noodle soup
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Simmer the soup and coconut (add 2 cans water for condensed soup), then add the lime juice. Yum!

Smoked Sausage Stew (from


  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) condensed bean and bacon soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 ounces smoked sausage, thinly sliced

In a large saucepan, combine the soup, tomatoes and water. Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add sausage; cover and simmer 40 minutes longer. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts). (Tip: I like this served with these muffins!)


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