Amazing Unconventional Soups… Easy to Prepare and Unbelievably Tasty

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Unconventional Soups

Spring is here and it tends to bring plenty of rain. A rainy day is the perfect time for a piping hot bowl of soup.

These recipes may sound peculiar but if you like the ingredients, you’ll love the soup.

German Beer Soup

Beer soup? Weird, right? Try it with hot baked pretzels and you’ll be an instant fan.

german beer


  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 12 oz cans of beer
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Wisconsin Cheese Soup

It’s rich, thick and sinfully delicious.

wisconsin cheese soup


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c finely chopped bell pepper ( we prefer yellow)
  • 1/2 c finely chopped celery
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 5 c chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb coarsely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 c light cream


  1. In a lg sauce pan , melt the butter
  2. Sauté onions, pepper and celery for 7 min
  3. Mix in flour until it’s absorbed
  4. Slowly add chicken stock, whisking constantly until slightly thickened
  5. Add cheese one handful at a time stirring constantly
  6. Add cream
  7. Bring to a boil
  8. Strain and serve with a crusty bread

Peanut Butter Soup

If peanut butter is something you like, this is right up your ally.

peanut butter soup


Peanut croutons

  • 1-2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 slices of bread, cubed
  • 1/4 c crushed peanuts


Heat in a sauce pan and serve with peanut croutons and toasted coconut

Peanut Croutons

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp butter
  2. Sauté bread cubes until golden
  3. Add peanuts and remaining butter
  4. Mix until thoroughly combined

Toasted Coconut

These make a great snack too.



  • 6 c coconut chips
  • 6 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Throw everything into a large skillet
  2. Heat on low, stirring regularly until golden

Left-Over Salad Soup

This is one of our favorites.

It’s so good and nothing gets wasted.

salad soup


  • 2 c left over salad greens including dressing
  • 1 potato peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cans chicken stock
  • A pinch of your favorite fresh herb


  1. Sauté slices of potato in butter until golden
  2. Add stock
  3. Simmer 15 min
  4. Add left over salad
  5. Simmer 10- 15 more min, until potatoes are soft
  6. Blend and serve

Champagne and Crab Soup

Decadent and divine. This one is a treat. We love it with basil chips.

champagne crab soup


  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 lb flaked fresh crab meat
  • 1/2- 3/4 c heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 bottle champagne


  1. Bring the chicken stock to a boil
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Add crab and boil for 10 min
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Slowly stir in cream and chives
  6. Return to the stove and heat 5 more min
  7. In a separate sauce pan, bring champagne to a boil
  8. Add that to the soup.
  9. Stir to combine and serve.

Basil Chips

These little buggers are great.

Basil Chips


  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Lay basil leaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  3. Spray lightly with olive oil and salt
  4. Bake for about 8 min until crisp.
  5. If they aren’t crispy enough, turn the oven off and let them sit for 5- 10 min
  6. Yum

Enjoy your soups!

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