Soups & Salads

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Everyone loves Olive Garden's soups; some folks even go just for the hot and hearty broths. This Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup perfectly captures the creamy, savory sensations of one of the best soups the restaurant has to offer. Tender gnocchi and juicy chicken swim in a fragrant broth with fresh vegetables—Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup checks all the boxes when it comes to flavor.

Posted: November 19
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A mix of corn and tomatoes, this Fresh Corn Salad just screams summer. It’s the ideal side to grilled steak, burgers, or chicken as you’ll need the grill anyway to prepare the corn. The tangy dressing is a perfect complement to the sweet and bright salad. Fresh Corn Salad is healthy and vegan, making it a great thing to bring along to a summer barbecue.

Posted: April 15
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A little sweet, a little tangy, and a lot crunchy, this Apple Walnut Salad is the perfect accompaniment to dinner or lunch. Or it can stand on its own with protein like roast chicken or grilled pork on top. You’ll definitely keep the doctor away with two types of apples in this recipe. The gorgonzola cheese adds a little funky interest, and the apple cider vinaigrette ties the Apple Walnut Salad all together.

Posted: August 12
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Why would you ever amend your carnivorous habits when you could instead be enjoying Cheeseburger Paradise Soup? Every spoonful of this soup is like a cheeseburger in miniature form: beefy, cheesy, salty, and decadent. The broth is full and bursting with potatoes, giving you that ever-essential french-fry experience! Savory, salty, and rich, Cheeseburger Paradise Soup is a bowl of heaven on Earth with some onions!

Posted: December 23
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Have you ever been stumped by a potluck invitation? This Bacon Cashew Broccoli Slaw is the ideal thing to bring to any event—a picnic, a holiday function, or a barbecue. The crunchy side offers plenty of texture, and a great balance of sweet and tangy with apple cider vinegar and craisins. Your friends will beg you to bring your Bacon Cashew Broccoli Salad to the next function.

Posted: April 8
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Chicken parmesan is a member of the global pantheon of comfort foods. But what if we could take those same flavors and make them even more comforting? Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup achieves exactly that, bringing the rich sweetness of tomatoes, the aromas of Italian spices, and mouthfuls of juicy chicken to every spoonful. With a sharp parmesan bite and tender-cooked pasta, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup has restaurant-level taste in a home-cooked, sip-from-the-bowl-on-a-rainy-day form.

Posted: October 28
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This Hamburger Stew has all the classic ingredients for a warming fall soup—beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and peas. The fifth taste—umami—is added with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, giving it a lip-smacking flavor. It can cook all day in the slow cooker, or just a few hours—either way, you’ll be eating this savory Hamburger Stew with little fuss as the slow cooker does most of the work.

Posted: September 10
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The name of this recipe gives a hint to the ingredients list but is shy about revealing the actual taste, which is a cross between tortilla soup and chicken chili. The directions are devastatingly simple, and the hearty, filling dish all comes together in 30 minutes. This makes 7 Can Soup the ideal thing to whip up after work.

Posted: September 10
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Chicken Bog's rather colorful name stems from both the chicken being bogged down in fluffy rice and from its swampy South Carolina Lowcountry origins. This classic soup has a depth of chicken flavor that you need to taste to believe, with richness and savoriness infused in every bite. With bites of juicy chicken, crunchy green onions, and peppery sausage, you'll sink with a happy sigh into the taste of Chicken Bog. You'll never go back to traditional chicken noodle soup after trying this.

Posted: December 17
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Route 66 in the United States runs straight through Tex-Mex country, through the top of Texas, cutting New Mexico and Arizona almost in half on its way to California. Route 66 Chili tastes like all the flavors picked up across the American Southwest: hearty, tender pork and beef, spicy stew broth, rich tomatoes, and beans, with strong succulent seasonings. When the road gets bumpy and dusty, it's wonderful knowing there's a heaping bowl of Route 66 Chili cooking itself for you in your slow cooker. Happy trails are sure to follow!

Posted: December 15