Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup, is exactly as it sounds. It has everything in it and it makes your taste-buds just burst into excitement. Here’s a little background on this soup and where it came from.
Every year for the past 3 years now, we have hosted a Soup Party. What’s a Soup Party you ask? Well it’s when you invite all your friends over and they bring a crockpot full of their favorite soup. Sometimes they try new soups or they make their grandmas recipe, but they all taste wonderful.
The best part about the Soup Party, is you get to try a soup you have never had, without having to make a whole pot without knowing if you will like it or not.
The second soup party, I found a soup online called Knock Your Socks Off Soup, So I made that for my party, but I vamped it to fit my style of cooking. Than this year, I made it into my own soup using some of my own veggies and some veggies from the farmers market.

This is your typical dump and go, crock pot recipe. Besides the cooking, the longest and most time consuming thing is cutting everything up to add it into the crockpot. So here is step-by-step on how I made this delicious soup, that I swear everyone will love.

How To Prepare The Meat

Get out your best pan and cook your chicken. I used chicken tenderloin, however chicken breasts would work just as good. Once fully cooked, remove from the pan and set aside to cool.
Once cooled, shred chicken into small pieces. As small of pieces as you prefer, doesn’t really matter as it will break down as cooking.
While the chicken is cooling, sauté your pork sausage, until golden brown. Add in any seasonings that you wish while cooking both the chicken and the sausage. Once browned, turn off the burner and allow to cool down while you work on the next step.

Dice Up Your Vegetables

This is obviously fairly self explanatory, Dice up your vegetables in as small of pieces as you wish. Small enough so they break down some while cooking in the crockpot.

Add Everything To Your Crockpot

Add your chicken, sausage and precut vegetables into the crockpot. Once you have all of that in there, cut up the last 2 vegetables and add them into your crockpot, tomatoes and potatoes.

Once all your dry ingredients are in the crockpot, add in your liquids. Add in your chicken broth and your heavy whipping cream. Give everything one last stir and set your crockpot on High for 4 hours or Low for 6 hours.

Once your soup is close to done cooking, if you like to add something different to your soup, tear up some small pieces of kale to add to your soup. This doesn’t have a ton of flavor but it does add some good “green” flavor to your soup.
Serve up your fresh bowl of soup. Top the soup with some bacon bits if you have some, this really ties the soup together. If you prefer some spice, add some Jalapenos to the soup as well.
This is a really delicious soup that has “Everything” in it.

The name for this soup was thought of by some friends from my soup party. This was the only rule I had at the party, help me name my soup. My mom (Kelly) and a good friend Jake, named the soup. I have never heard of this phrase, but it got the most votes, so that is what I named it.
I hope you give this a try and share what you thought of it.

Much Love & Honey,
Megan

Yield: 10 Servings

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup has everything in it. It has so much flavor your taste-buds will thank you later. This is something you HAVE to try.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 4 seconds
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes 4 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion
  • 4 Oz Mushrooms
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Large Carrots
  • 3 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Medium Sweet Peppers
  • 4 Large Tomatoes
  • 3 Russet Potatoes
  • 5 Chicken Tenderloins
  • 1 Lbs Pork Sausage
  • 32 Oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Kale (Add last)
  • Bacon Bits (Top Soup - If you wish)

Instructions

1. Cook your chicken until fully cooked. Once fully cooked, shred into small pieces and set aside.

2. While chicken is cooling, sauté your pork sausage until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

3. Once chicken is cooled, shred and add chicken and sausage to the crockpot.

4. Cut up your vegetables and add into your crockpot.

5. Add in your heavy whipping cream and chicken broth.

6. Set crockpot on High for 4 Hours or Low for 6 Hours. Stirring every once in a while to ensure that everything is cooking thoroughly.

7. Tear some small pieces of Kale and add that into the finished soup. Serve up a delicious bowl and top with some bacon bits if you wish.

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