Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup is a HEALTHY soup recipe using holiday leftovers. This easy soup recipe has instructions for cooking in an Instant Pot or on a stove top. Add your leftover ham or turkey, plus any leftover veggies to this rice-based soup for an easy, flavorful, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
Look! It’s not a holiday dessert post. It’s about time we saw some veggies around here, right? I thought our blood sugar might need a little break before Christmas. But don’t you worry, this veggie packed recipe is still come in extra handy for the holiday season. Ya’ll, it’s Everything but the Kitchen Sink soup! Please tell me you know about this crazy easy delicious soup? The most resourceful soup recipe ON DA PLANET! It requires everything but your kitchen sink! Well all that’s edible that is.
This kitchen sink soup recipe has an instant pot version, which means it’s ready in less than 25 minutes. It also has a stove top version that is ready in under 45 minutes. Whoa, I am liking this plan!
Alright, before I jump to the recipe and explain what exactly is in THIS Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup, let’s talk. I know, you’re probably SOOOO over me talking, but you must hear me out on one wee little issue. Mmm k?
You see, we have 2018 just around the corner. A new year and new focus! Ya’ll, this year was HARD and I do apologize for the lack of transparency around here, but I couldn’t even get the words to figure out what to say. Although I can say this, I am guilty of putting work fist. Yep, I put my head down and just worked worked worked. Now I’m coming up for air and looking forward to feeling refreshed and renewed in 2018. Refreshed in my health, my marriage, as well as this job HERE! A job where I get to SERVE you with JOY!
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Moving forward, literally and figuratively.
This Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup is everything you ever wanted in a leftover vegetable soup recipe.
I might be exaggerating but you get the picture.
This first time I made this soup was over 3 years ago. I remember it so vividly because it was the only the second time I had used a DSLR camera and I was practicing photography. I must have made this Kitchen Sink Soup 3 times. We had so many holiday leftovers that I wasn’t about to waste. Plus, I was determined to practice my photography and to feed my husband, who just so happened to be training for an Ironman. Did I mention we were a wee bit frugal and broke back then too? Wow, I guess you could say this soup was quite valuable! Not to mention the most economical and tasty way to serve leftovers.
Alright, speaking of leftovers, go look to see if there are any of these ingredients lingering in your fridge.
- Carrots and green beans
- Mixed rice or quinoa
- Ham, roast chicken, turkey, or even legumes to make a vegan protein option.
- bacon or pancetta (feel free to skip make this vegan).
- Spinach or other leaf greens
- Your favorite spices!
In this updated Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup I’m utilizing my instant pot (with stove top option of course). You’ll also noticed that I am using pancetta or uncured bacon to sauté the vegetables first. NERDY NUTRITION TIP —> The fat (that comes from the olive oil and bacon) helps us to absorb more of the fat soluble vitamins in this soup. Vitamins such as Vitamin A,D,K, and E are much better absorbed into your bloodstream when you eat them with a little fat. And since this leftover soup is packed with vitamin rich veggies, we need a little fat to boost nutrition. Plus it’s so flavorful!
Phew! Enough talking. Let’s EAT!Print
Did you your grandma ever share her KITCHEN SINK SOUP RECIPE? What was in it besides the sink.
Cheers friends! Have a wonderful Holiday! I’ll be back in a week with one last secret recipe.
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