It's back! Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup. I absolutely fell in love with this soup last year but it's one of those seasonal items at Trader Joe's so when the holidays are over it's gone. I was roaming the aisles yesterday and was so jazzed to see it back. Ummm, I might have bought 10. It's in a shelf stable container and has super long expiration date, 2 years or something crazy but yeah it'll be looooong eaten before then.
On it's own it's tasty and all but just not that much protein so last year I ate it with a couple of my Bites (aka crustless quiches) or a wedge of a quesadilla. It's basically pumpkin puree and seasonings like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg but the way I made it today (with added chicken and veggies) you have a delicious SUPER QUICK, SUPER EASY, 4 ingredient meal protein packed meal. It comes together faster than you can get through the fast food drive-thru line. The soup is 1.79 a box, even adding chicken, onions and celery. It's a pretty cheap but hearty meal.
Shelly's Quick Pumpkin Chicken Stew
1 - 17.6 oz container Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup
1 cup Cooked Chicken (great use for leftover rotisserie)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 stalks Celery, diced
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Saute onion and celery till onion is golden and celery is soften. Toss in cooked chicken. Add soup and warm through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2-3 good sized bowls.
It tastes like a bowl of Thanksgiving. It is so good.
I was brainstorming other things I could add next time... maybe some black beans and chicken for a Southwest spin or some cooked ham and maybe some sage.
If you can't get a hold of the soup base... I'm sure a pretty good sub would be a can of pumpkin puree (not pie filling) thinned with chicken broth or evaporated milk and some added fall spices.
More Eggface Pumpkin Yumminess:
Shelly's Pumpkin Protein Mini Muffins
Shelly's Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes
Shelly's Pumpkin Protein Souffle
Shelly's Pumpkin Spice Protein Ice Cream
Shelly's Great Pumpkin Hot Cocoa
Shelly's Pumpkin Praline Ricotta Bake
Shelly's Pumpkin Banana Protein Shake
Shelly's 5 Minute Pumpkin Spice Protein Cake
Shelly's Pumpkin Protein Pudding
Shelly's Protein Packed Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip
Happy First Day of Fall!