The upcoming colder weather means that it's soup time again—bring on the cozy, fall meal, and in fact, we'll even take extra helpings. Depending on your ingredients, the dish isn't always the most filling (sometimes it doesn't qualify as dinner alone), but we can guarantee that chicken Parmesan soup will do the trick, and you won't need anything as a side dish. Since we already love the Italian meal that's traditionally served over pasta, when we heard it also came in soup form, we were on board.
Sauce, chicken, cheese—what could go wrong? What we like most is that these recipes are simple—two of our favorites can be whipped up in 25 minutes or less, while the third heats up in the slow cooker while you're busy doing other things. Plus, if you're a fan of chicken parm sandwiches, feel free to dip some thick slices of baguette right into the bowl (we won't tell). Learn how to make three of the top chicken Parmesan soup recipes (just don't forget a generous sprinkling of cheese on top).
20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup
The Hero Ingredient: Rotini pasta makes this dish a real meal—plus its curlicue shape soaks up the soup.
The Recipe: The cooked rotini is heated up with shredded rotisserie chicken, onion, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and seasonings (throw the pasta in at the end so it doesn't get soggy).
The Clincher: Since your chicken is pre-cooked, this dish takes only 20 minutes from start to finish, rendering it perfect for busy weeknights.
Chicken Parmesan Soup
The Hero Ingredient: Chopped poblano pepper adds a kick to this tasty take on the Italian dish.
The Recipe: Crushed tomatoes, onion, the pepper, garlic, chicken stock, and rotisserie chicken are heated in one big pot until cooked through to make this chicken Parmesan soup recipe.
The Clincher: You can throw the pasta in and let it cook along with the other ingredients (oh, how we love a one-pot wonder).
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
The Hero Ingredient: Boneless chicken breast imparts the broth with a hearty goodness.
The Recipe: The flavors from the chicken, garlic, pepper, onions, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and various spices meld together in a slow cooker. You can throw in your favorite type of pasta and let it cook for the last 30 minutes.
The Clincher: If you make this dish on low, you can put it on in the morning right before work.
Which chicken Parmesan soup recipe looks the best to you? Let us know in the comments.
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