Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chicken Alfredo Soup

I found this recipe a lonnnnng time ago. I was baby-sitting for someone and she was making this soup for her family and it smelled so good, I just had to write it down! This is Belle's favorite soup, ever since I introduced it to her. We've made it for family dinners, church dinners, and for the sick, and everyone that's tried it loves it! This soup comes together so fast, its great!

Doc loved this so much last night he wanted to make sure I remembered the ingredients for the soup so I could make it again (I didn't tell him it was Chicken Alfredo ;). I like to come up with new recipes, and it drives him crazy when I don't write down what I've put in the dish so I can make it again for them.

Chicken Alfredo Soup

2 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 cup diced red bell peppers
2 cans (14/14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
4 cups diced cooked chicken
2 Tbls. snipped basil
2 jars Alfredo sauce (16 oz)

Bring veggies and broth to a boil, covered. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until veggies are crisp and tender. Add diced chicken and alfredo sauce to broth, simmer 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Tip: Canned Alfredo is nice, but making up a real batch of Alfredo sauce is AMAZING in this soup. I can't go back to canned Alfredo sauce after I tried it with homemade sauce. Its just so creamy and good! I double the Alfredo sauce recipe and add the whole thing to the soup! 

Alfredo Sauce
(Doubled)

16 oz cream cheese
1 c. milk
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 c. parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder (I use 2 garlic clove, pressed)

Melt butter, and cream cheese, add garlic powder. Stir until smooth, then add milk, and parmesan cheese.


Tip: When you're stirring the butter, garlic and cream cheese, it'll look all curdle-y, so what I do is stir it vigorously with a whisk until it becomes smooth. I promise it won't be curdle-y. :)







13 comments:

  1. Hi! Does that recipe for Alfredo sauce make enough for the soup recipe, or would I need to double it? And if I did use jar sauce, is that 2 jars of 16 oz. each?
    Cheryl

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    1. Hi Xena! Yes, I would double the Alfredo sauce recipe, and definitely use 2 jars of 16oz Alfredo sauce if you make it with canned Alfredo. :) I'll go in and fix that so it says that. Thanks!

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  2. Lorraine, that soup looks yummy. For the Alfredo sauce is the two cubes of butter the same as two sticks? Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes! Say hi to your mom for me! Callie

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  3. Love this! What a perfect soup for cooler nights!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  4. Never thought of it as soup. Perfect idea...got to be great.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Mmmm. Can't wait to try it. I would like to feature this is a post in January. January is my soup month.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
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  5. Lorraine, thank you for sharing this at Foodtastic Friday!

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  6. Pinned. This sounds so yummy, Lorraine!

    I have a soup party that I would love for you to link this too - You can find it HERE. I also host a regular linky party on Tuesday's (except for this week because of Christmas) - I'd love for you to stop by next week and link up! It starts at 7am EST and goes until Saturday at 11:59pm EST.

    Following you on FB, Pinterest and through GFC so I don't miss any yummy recipes!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie! I'm also following you, and will hop over and link up this soup at your party! Thanks for inviting me to stop by on Tuesdays! :)

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  7. Awesome Soup!!! My hubby would love it, he is already a big fan of Chicken Alfredo:)

    Pinning!!

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  8. What a great idea. Sounds like a delicious and comforting dish.

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  9. This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing it on our comfort food link up.

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