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Are YOU ready for some football?
We’ve never really been a football house. It’s what I consider one of my husband’s best qualities, honestly.
Casper, however, has been getting into the game recently and I definitely don’t want to crush his individual spirit. Luckily there is one aspect of football that I can totally get behind – the food!
Football season happens to coincide with fall, which means lots of cozy foods and flavors. I decided it would be extra fun to put together a Sunday football soup bar so everyone can mix and match to get exactly what they want.
Serving food to my finicky family of six is no small task, and it gets even tougher if you’re having more people over for the game. Everyone has different dietary restrictions these days, so it’s best to give a wide variety of options.
This soup bar is a great solution for having lots of options. I set mine up with three Amy’s soups – Organic Carrot Ginger Soup, Organic Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable Light in Sodium Soup, and Alphabet Soup.
Making a soup buffet this elaborate looking felt like a breeze with Amy’s canned soup. The only prep work was gathering the toppings and chopping them up a bit.
If I’m going to open a can instead of cooking, it needs to be good. I love that Amy’s makes their soup with quality ingredients and the trusted method of home cooks. They take their time crafting each kettle of soup and tasting it to make sure it’s just right, just like you or I would do.
After selecting your soups, you’ll need some toppings. You can choose anything that sounds good with the soups you’ve chosen, but I’ll share my ideas here.
For the carrot ginger soup I decided on chopped green onions, thinly sliced radishes, and carrot strings. (This was my favorite soup and topping combo of all!)
I topped the southwestern vegetable with tortilla strips, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream.
My kids loved the alphabet soup with grilled cheese cubes, croutons, and more shredded cheese. I’ve never seen them so excited about soup as when they were trying to find all the letters in their names.
Honestly, lots of these toppings work in a variety of soups, which is part of what makes it so fun! I threw a couple tortilla strips into the last spoonful of my carrot ginger soup and loved the added crunch.
This Sunday football soup bar can be customized! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Use any of Amy’s wide range of soup flavors such as Thai Curry Sweet Potato Lentil, Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque, or Organic Hearty French Country Vegetable
- Choose whatever toppings sound good; other options might be diced red onion, jalapeño slices, oyster crackers, or crushed red pepper flakes
- Set up a sandwich bar alongside to make it a soup and sandwich bar
- Make a heartier meal by serving the soups over pasta or baked potatoes
If you make this soup bar, be sure to rate it, leave a comment, or tag #theliveinkitchen on Instagram!
- Amy’s canned soup such as organic carrot ginger organic fire roasted southwestern vegetable, and alphabet
- Green onions chopped
- Radishes thinly sliced
- Carrots cut into long strings or shredded
- Sour cream
- Rennet-free shredded cheddar cheese
- Tortilla strips
- Rennet-free grilled cheese cut into cubes
Warm soup in pots over the stove or in a crockpot until warm. You can allow guests to ladle the soup from the pots or arrange them in nice bowls on the table.
Prep topping ingredients by placing them in individual bowls and arranging on a table. Top soups as desired.
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