Cup a soup pasta sauce

In a rush for a quick pasta sauce?  Cup a soup, the ones like cream of chicken or cream of chicken and corn etc.

Make the soup up with 2/3 of the recommended amount of water, let sit as per instructions, then pour over your cooked pasta.

If you wish it to be a little creamier make it 1/3 boiling water to dissolve and 1/3 hot milk.

So for one of my quickest and easiest meals I make …

Cooked pasta (we like frilled fettuccine)

Leftover chicken pulled apart

Microwave frozen peas and corn nibblets

My cup a soup

Put your pasta on to cook.  In a pan heat chicken through if it’s leftover (add a bit of onion if you wish).  Add your cooked peas and corn.  Add your cup a soup.  Add your pasta.

Dinner on the table in under 15 minutes.

Of course if you have a lot of people, use more soup sachets and you can adjust any of the ingredients as you wish, add herbs it all depends on how quickly you want your meal.


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    • teresita1897 on March 8, 2018 at 9:00 am
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    Great idea, thank you! I have a pack of Cup a Soups about to expire and was wondering what I could do with them 🙂 Does one sachet do a 500g pack of pasta? If not, what quantity of pasta would you use per sachet? Or how many sachets for a 500g pack of pasta?
    Last question…if I make up a sauce, do you think it would be freezable?

    1. Hi Teresita 1897, it’s one of those variable things, do you like you lots of sauce in your pasta a bit soupy or do you like more pasta less sauce? If your cup of soup is about to expire that is the time for experimentation, make up one sachet and see how well it covers your pasta lets face it another sachet does not take long to ‘cook’ up. I would guess 2 sachets for 500g but it’s only a guess as I’m not always a measurer. It will also depend on how much vegetables or other that’s going to be in your meal.
      Let me know how it goes, cheers Kathy

    • Zainab on June 20, 2023 at 11:19 pm
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    Thank you for this! It totally worked to use a tomato cup of soup, throw in additional garlic paste and tomato paste I had on hand, and use some milk as well for a creamier taste. The husband thought it worked so well that we should do this one more often, especially if we’re trying to throw a quick lunch together.

    1. Zainab, good to hear it worked for you it’s always fun to give it a go and find your own tweaks. Cheers Kathy

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