Easy Recipes Made With Campbell's Soup


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Amid the hustle and bustle of modern day life, finding time to prepare delicious and satisfying meals can often feel like a daunting task. But with the right ingredients at your disposal, even the busiest bees can whip up dishes that are not only tasty but also comforting and nutritious. To help with this, we rounded up a variety of dishes that revolve around one magic ingredient: Campbell’s soup. 

Whether it's a zesty Campbell's soup casserole, a creamy pasta dish, or even a hearty Thanksgiving soup recipe, the versatility of Campbell's soup provides endless possibilities to fit different taste preferences and dietary restrictions. 

Why Use Campbell's Soup for Your Meal Prep?

  • It Saves Time: Most of these recipes can be made in under 30 minutes, making them perfect for weeknight dinners or unexpected guests. The pre-cooked nature of Campbell’s soups provides a foundation that can be easily built upon to help cut down on prep and cooking time. You can even cut time by making them in a blender (see more of our Ninja blender recipes for more easy-to-make soups).

  • It’s (Somewhat) Nutritious: Campbell’s offers a wide range of soups, many of which are loaded with vegetables, lean meats, and wholesome grains. But be sure to always check the label: Many of the soups are high in sodium, unless you opt for the low-sodium or reduced-sodium cans.

  • Versatility Is the Name of the Game: The diverse selection of Campbell's soups means there's a perfect base for almost any dish. Whether you're in the mood for something spicy, savory, or sweet, there's probably a Campbell’s soup to get you started.

  • Consistency: Campbell's has remained fairly consistent with its soups over the years. The consistency in taste and texture in each can help your dishes turn out reliably delicious.

  • It’s Affordable: Using Campbell’s soup as a base or main ingredient can help stretch your meal-prep budget further. Instead of buying numerous individual ingredients, a can of soup can help provide multiple flavor profiles all in one.

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Campbell's Soup Recipes:

1. Broccoli Cheese Rice

This cheesy rice dish showcasing broccoli as the main ingredient is luscious, healthy, and comforting. Perfect to bring to a potluck as a side dish, it can also hold its own as a vegetarian main attraction. To make it, stir together sautéed onions, cooked rice, Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup, heavy cream or milk, and freshly steamed broccoli in a skillet over medium heat. Top with crumbled cheese and butter and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Use: Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup

Recipe: Campbell’s

2. Rustic Sausage & Bean Stew

Perfect for chilly nights when you're craving something warm and comforting, this dish is filling, flavorful, and easy to recreate. Start by browning your sausages with sautéed onions and celery, then combine with Campbell’s Chicken Broth and white kidney beans. Cook on a stovetop over medium heat until flavors meld and the beans are soft. Serve hot and garnish with a dollop of sour cream or chopped cilantro (optional). 

Use: Campbell's Chicken Broth

Recipe: Cook with Campbell’s

3. Lazy Man’s Clam Chowder

We did not forget about you, seafood lovers. This creamy potage is brimming with clams and elevated with the sweetness of onion, potato, and milk. But the best part is that it comes together in minutes. To recreate this dish, meld Campbell's Condensed Potato Soup with minced clams (you can also include other seafood of your choice), seared bacon, and sautéed onion. Heat everything to a boil and then simmer on low heat for about five minutes until thickened. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Potato Soup

Recipe: Cook with Campbell’s 

4. Spicy Asian Beef Soup

Dive into this soul-soothing soup recipe submerged in a rich beefy broth, complemented by a medley of veggies and tender slices of beef. Start by browning your beef in a sprayed skillet, then set aside. Sauté your veggies and then stir in Campbell’s Condensed Beef Broth, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes (optional). Return beef, simmer for another five minutes, and serve with a sprinkle of green onions for garnish. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Beef Broth

Recipe: Cook with Campbell’s

5. Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Fall in love with lentils in this aromatic broth infused with curry spices and canned coconut milk. To craft this vegetarian and gluten-free dish, start by sautéing onion, garlic, and curry powder until fragrant (about two minutes). Add in your lentils and let them slow-cook in Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup and coconut milk for another five minutes until flavors come together. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup

Recipe: Campbell’s 

6. Beef Stroganoff

This beloved classic combines tender beef strips in a creamy mushroom sauce. Start by sautéing the beef with a medley of onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika until the meat is tender and vegetables are soft. Stir in a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup and a generous dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt to make the dish creamier. Garnish with fresh parsley or Parmesan cheese as desired. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: Campbell’s 

7. Green Bean Casserole

Rediscover the nostalgic flavors of the holidays with this classic green bean casserole recipe made easy. Mix steamed green beans with Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, fried onions, and season with a splash of soy sauce and black pepper. Once baked to perfection (about 25 minutes), top with more fried onions and cheese (optional) and bake for another five minutes. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: All Recipes

8. Tomato Soup Cake

This tomato soup cake, which combines the tangy notes of Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup with cake batter, is a lot more appetizing than it sounds. Infused with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, it's ideal for those who enjoy desserts that aren't overly sweet. Serve with homemade cream cheese frosting or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an added touch of decadence. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup

Recipe: Veggie Desserts

9. Baked Pork Chops

This recipe, featuring succulent pork chops in a luscious mushroom gravy, is sure to impress even the staunchest of meat lovers. Start by browning your pork chops, then pour a mixture of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup and white wine or chicken broth over them. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit in the center. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or vegetables for an added dose of nutrients. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: The Kitchen Magpie

10. Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup

This recipe is both comforting and indulgent — and calls for only a few ingredients. Start by heating Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup with a a splash of milk or cream and season as desired with garlic, onion powder, and ground mustard. Stir in broccoli florets and simmer on low heat until flavors meld and soup has reached your desired consistency. 

Use: Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup

Recipe: Betty Crocker

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Campbell's Soup Recipes for Chicken:

1. Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Featuring chicken breasts draped in a velvety mushroom sauce, this creamy and rich casserole is the perfect dish to whip up when you want to impress guests without the fuss. To prepare, pan-sear the chicken breasts in a skillet or cast iron pan until golden brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes). Sauté onions until translucent and smother them with a generous helping of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup. Serve with a side of rice or mashed potatoes, and garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: Salt and Lavender 

2. BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

These sliders are a great choice for game day gatherings, or as a delicious protein-packed sandwich that your family will love. To make them at home, combine shredded chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken for a quick and easy hack) with Campbell's Tomato Soup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce before piling it high onto buttered slider buns. Top with coleslaw, pickles, and sliced jalapeños for extra heat (optional). 

Use: Campbell's Tomato Soup

Recipe: Cook with Campbell’s

3. Chicken Florentine Lasagna

Featuring layers of pasta sheets, chicken, spinach, and a creamy Alfredo-inspired sauce, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with picky eaters or children. To assemble it, stack lasagna sheets, alternating with cooked chicken and spinach, and smother with a blend of Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, ricotta, and freshly grated Parmesan or shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about one hour, or until the top is golden brown and bubbling. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup


4. White Chicken Chili

Dive into a hearty bowl of white chicken chili that's both comforting and satisfying. To recreate at home, start by sautéing your veggies in a pan for a few minutes. Add in your shredded chicken, white beans, Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, and season with green chilies and a hint of cumin. Perfect to enjoy on a chilly day, this dish brings the warm and robust flavors of Southern-inspired flavors to the table.

Use: Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup

Recipe: Campbell's

5. Chicken Divan

This classic dish with an Italian flair boasts tender chicken and broccoli florets drenched in a creamy cheese sauce. Combine cooked chicken, milk, and broccoli with Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup and shredded Cheddar cheese in a casserole, then bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Top with breadcrumbs for an added crunch. 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup

Recipe: Campbell's

6. Chicken Pot Pie

This family recipe is easy to pull together and can feed a lot of hungry mouths. It's also perfect to enjoy on a cold winter night when you're craving something warm and comforting. Start by combining your cooked chicken and vegetables with Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup and half a cup of milk. Place the mixture in a pie crust, sprinkle with lots of shredded cheese (optional), top with another crust, and bake on 400 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.  

Use: Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup

Recipe: Campbell’s

7. Mexican Tortilla Soup

This zesty combination featuring chicken, beans, veggies, and crowned with crunchy tortilla strips, offers a flavorful twist on traditional soup for a perfect pick-me-up. To recreate it, combine Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Broth with onions, hominy, black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes. Season with cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and simmer on low to medium heat until flavors meld and beans soften. 

Garnish with fried tortilla strips, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, and a squeeze of lime juice. For a healthier alternative, consider air frying the tortilla strips. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Chicken Broth

Recipe: All Recipes

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Campbell Soup Recipes With Pasta:

1. Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta

Indulge in this creamy pasta infused with garlic and fresh herbs. Perfect for a romantic date night or for when you're seeking a touch of gourmet at home, this dish is sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters. To make the sauce, combine Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, freshly minced garlic, and a generous sprinkle of fresh herbs. Toss in your cooked pasta and serve with Parmesan cheese and freshly cracked black pepper (optional). 

Use: Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: Riverten Kitchen

2. One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese is a notoriously time-consuming recipe. But by incorporating Campbell's Tomato Soup into your usual preparation, you can cut the prep and cooking time in half while still retaining a great depth of flavor. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with onion and garlic, then add Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup, dry red wine (or water), and milk. Cook sauce until spaghetti is al dente — about 12 minutes — and combine it all together. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup

Recipe: Cook with Campbell's

3. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Ideal for lunch, dinner, or whenever you’re craving Italian comfort food, this dish is flavorful, filling, and easy to whip up. To recreate it, combine your choice of cooked pasta with sautéed garlic and onion, then mix in Campbell's Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup; add heavy cream or milk if you like it creamier. Garnish with basil, parmesan cheese, and top with olive oil for more flavor (optional). 

Use: Campbell's Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Recipe: Cook with Campbell’s

4. Tuna Noodle Casserole

This simple and creamy casserole is sure to transport you back to childhood. Perfect for weeknight dinners when the last thing you want to worry about is cooking, this dish requires minimal effort and calls for only a few ingredients. Combine your cooked noodles, soup, tuna, veggies, Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, and milk in a casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Top with breadcrumbs and melted butter and bake for five more minutes until the top is golden brown and crunchy. 

Use: Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe: All Recipes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup by itself?

Yes, you can eat Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup by itself straight out of the can. However, according to Campbell's, its soups are designed to be warmed and mixed with an equal amount of water or milk to achieve the intended flavor and consistency. If consumed straight out of the can, it will be thicker and more concentrated in flavor than when diluted. 

Is Campbell’s Tomato Soup gluten free?

No, Campbell's Tomato Soup is not certified gluten free. However, the company does have "hundreds of different products" that are gluten free. These include: Campbell’s Condensed Gluten Free Soups, Campbell’s Tomato Juice, most Pace salsas, Prego Italian sauces, Swanson broths, V8 juices, Pacific Foods, and Late July items. 

Is Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup healthy?

Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup provides certain nutrients like protein and vitamins from chicken and vegetables. However, it's processed and can be high in sodium. While it can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation, those with specific dietary needs or health concerns should consult the product label or speak with their doctor to ensure it meets their nutritional requirements.

Does Campbell's offer low-sodium products?

Yes, Campbell's offers low-sodium and reduced-sodium varieties of some of their products. Visit its website to explore the specific low-sodium products that are offered. 

Pro tip: Always refer to the most up-to-date information from the company or product labels to ensure accuracy.

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