From Copycat Recipe Guide
Soup recipes have been around for thousands of years. Often, soup is prepared on a cold winter's day to provide a warm and nourishing meal. However, there are some soups that are designed to be served cold, which make great meals for hot summer nights. Many famous restaurant chains such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and T.G.I. Friday's, serve signature soup dishes that home cooks can duplicate. These recipes include simple dishes that can be served as appetizers and hearty soups that make good main dishes.
|Soup||Can be served as a first course or a main dish|
|Also known as||Stew|
|Restaurant portions||Typically served in cups or bowls|
|Types||Vegetable, meat-based, seafood|
|Temperature||Some soups can be served cold.|
First Course Soup Recipes
Many restaurants serve soup as a first course prior to the main dish. The Olive Garden restaurant chain traditionally serves guests its famous breadsticks, along with their choice of salad or soup. One of the Olive Garden's soup recipes is Minestrone Soup, which includes vegetables and small pasta in a tomato-based broth.
At Red Lobster, guests can order the restaurant's Wild Mushroom Soup as an appetizer along with the chain's famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits. T.G.I. Friday's also offers a light appetizer soup called French Onion Soup, which makes a comforting dish on cold evenings.
Fans of the neighborhood restaurant chain Chili's can make their own version of the restaurant's Sweet Corn Soup. This dish features corn kernels, creamed corn, and potatoes in a creamy chicken broth.
Hearty Soup Recipes
While some soups are intended as appetizers, other recipes are heartier and make filling main courses. A few examples are the Olive Garden's Pasta e Fagioli and Zuppa Toscana. The Pasta e Fagioli is similar to an Italian chili and includes ground meat, beans, and spaghetti sauce, while the Zuppa Toscana soup is a bit richer, featuring Italian sausage, potatoes, and bacon.
Seafood lovers may enjoy preparing Lobster Bisque, which includes fresh lobster meat and chopped vegetables in a white wine broth. Red Lobster's Shrimp Gumbo is another hearty soup and it can be served over rice to make an entire meal.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
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