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Making Your Soup

You can really make any soup you like for your soup swap! The real trick is making enough soup. Four to 6 quarts is a good amount for a soup swap.

When my friends and I did a swap last month, we decided on 6 quarts of soup apiece. That means that I came in with 6 containers of one sort of soup, and now my freezer is full of 6 different soups to eat on busy evenings! Well, make that one quart, because we’ve devoured most of the soups we got. Here are a few soup ideas to get you going. You’ll have to multiply these recipes, depending on how many quarts you guys agree on.

Six quarts is a LOT of soup. I doubled my soup recipe and still only ended up with 4 quarts and had to do an emergency last minute soup-making afternoon to make sure I’d have enough. Check your recipe’s yield and do a little bit of math to make sure that you don’t come up short.

If you have a big enough soup pot, go for it! You can also make things easier on yourself by using a crock pot or pressure cooker instead. Once all of that soup is ready to rock, you need to package it! I have a few suggestions on the next page.

Next>> Packaging Your Soup

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:08AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Fun idea, thanks for sharing.

5:59AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Thank you.

7:28AM PST on Jan 22, 2013


6:51AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thnks for ....

5:06AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Nice idea! Thanks.

11:11AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

to each their own

3:00AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

What a great idea! I won't be doing a swap, but, you did give me a great idea for gifts. many people don't need more cookie or cake in a jar type gifts... They're not good for your health anyway. But, soup is always good for you, even if you don't have a cold. Thanks!

8:01AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Awesome idea. It would be great to Occupy my kitchen! Maybe International Buy Nothing Day would be a good target date?

1:30PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

a lot of the people I know don't know how to cook so I rather not lol, I'll stick to my own cooking and my parents cooking

8:45AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Nice idea if you can get enough people to participate.

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