If ever there has been a day that calls for a bowl of comforting creamy chicken pasta soup, then today was that day.
Life has been a little rough in our house for the past few days, turns out we have a house full of strep throat, which meant unwell kids and high temps. Everyone is on the mend now though.
The illness coupled with the cold snap that swept through New Zealand today meant today was the perfect day to make yet another batch of soup for the kids, get it photographed and up on the blog!
Soup For Kids
This creamy chicken soup was the launching pad for my kids and soup. It’s kind of soup with training wheels, soup for the kid who thinks they don’t like soup! The secret weapon is the pasta. The pasta is the training wheels.. because most kids love pasta!
If you have kids who aren’t into soup, but you are, I think the trick to get them started is to incorporate something they like into the soup. Something like pasta or rice.
The other reason for incorporating these sorts of things into a soup recipe for kids is because quite simply it can make it easier to eat.
Soup can be tricky for kids, especially thin soups as it can be hard to scoop up. This chicken soup is thick and creamy and has the pasta which makes it easy to get on the spoon.
So the kids love this soup, but I also love this creamy chicken soup, I love it, as there is no pre-cooking of any of the parts, not even the pasta, it all just cooks in the one pot, making it wondrously easy.
I also love it as it is economical. So a great dish to pop on your meal plan when you want to keep food costs low!
Previously on My Kids Lick The Bowl
- One week ago: chicken pasta bake loaded with vegetables
- One month ago: one tray sausage and apple bake
- Three months ago: apple oat pancakes
- Six months ago: my ultimate hidden vegetable lasagne
- One Year ago: easy chicken corn noodle soup
- Two Years ago: healthy macaroni and cheese
Nutrition Information Yield 8 Serving Size 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving Calories 349Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 57mgSodium 282mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 21g