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What's your DC's fav soup?

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AmericasTorturedBrow Mon 16-Dec-13 06:33:45

I never really introduced DS to soup and want to not make the same mistake with DD. DD is 2 and pretty fussy, DS is 5 and more adventurous

What's your best soup recipe to start them off on?

BikeRunSki Mon 16-Dec-13 06:41:54

DS , 5, hates any mushy, liquidy food - mash, scrambled egg, stew, soup. He will occasionally have some Heinz tomato soup.

DD, 2, will eat everything. She is a big fan of veg soup with butter beans and pearl barley in.

SpottyChristmasCakes Mon 16-Dec-13 06:43:04

Dd likes curried parsnip or tomato. She won't eat tinned, only fresh or home made. She's 3.

SpottyChristmasCakes Mon 16-Dec-13 06:43:59

Oh I'd start off with tomato or root vegetable as it's quite sweet. Or leek and potato.

VoodooChimp Mon 16-Dec-13 06:44:42

creme of tomato

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Mon 16-Dec-13 06:44:43

Mine love "tomato" soup, 1 onion, 4 carrots, a branch of celeri, a can or 2 of tinned tomatoes & herbes de provence, cover with boiling water, when cooked zap with the blender.

You can hide any veg in it, spinach, peppers, broccoli, courgettes... and you can thicken it with pulses, sweet corn or potatoes, as long as the colour remains tomato-y wink

Let them dung bread in it and add cream or cheese. When DD2 was 2 she only ate the dunked bread but now at 3.5 she eats it all herself with a spoon.

pollywollydoodle Mon 16-Dec-13 07:01:24

roast vegetable
roast either mediterranean veg (toms,onions,courgettes,aubergine) or root veg (carrots, onion, a bit of parsnip, potato plus squash) plus a couple of garlic cloves
Do a lot of veg as it shrinks.
put in a saucepan with veg stock to cover. simmer 20 mins.
Blitz until smooth

you can miss the simmering out but it does make it a lot richer.
you can throw anything in really. i found that my daughter would eat quite strobg tasting veg in a soup even if she baulked at it as a veg

SpookedMackerel Mon 16-Dec-13 07:07:35

Dd 2 likes carrot and ginger, or carrot and apple, or pea and mint, or potato, or mixed vegetable - all smoothly blended. They are quite sweet, which is probably why she likes them.

Dd 1 doesn't like soup, but is more likely to eat chunky soups with things like chicken or frankfurters or chickpeas and big pieces of veg and pasta (she eats all the chunks and leaves the broth)

Artandco Mon 16-Dec-13 07:25:53

Spicy butternut squash. Has cumin in for spice but is quite sweet still


Chicken broth type with noodles and veg

Weelady77 Mon 16-Dec-13 12:53:52

My 2 boys hate soup think there just too lazy! But my daughter loves minestrone,chicken noodle,lentil,potatoe and leek only tinned she will eat is tomatoe

IHeartKingThistle Mon 16-Dec-13 12:57:53

Tomato! They like chicken soup made from leftovers and they both like smooth leek and potato - DD is a bit obsessed with crumbling feta into it!

(Just realised how pretentious that sounds! grin)

MilkRunningOutAgain Mon 16-Dec-13 14:43:26

Minestrone here, unlikely to be even slightly authentic, just made with things the dcs like - pasta, beans, peas, carrots, swede, potato and of course tomato. They like cheese grated on top too.

DS will eat butternut squash soup at a push. Dd won't.

Dd will eat fish soups, she likes smoked haddock soup and a sort of fishy soup, stew made with anything as long as there are some prawns and lots of garlic, she loves seafood. DS won't.


We tend to have minestrone a lot in the winter, perfect for tea after playing outside.

Weelady77 Mon 16-Dec-13 14:52:34

Excuse me....... Tomato shock

AmericasTorturedBrow Mon 16-Dec-13 15:31:40

Thanks everyone! She loves beans so I was thinking a tomato or parsnip soup but with beans floating around in it to get her going - dipping chunks of bread never occurred to me, excellent idea!!

Will give it a go on DS too but as a side dish maybe so no prob if he turns his nose up initially

NettoSuperstar Mon 16-Dec-13 18:04:30

DD loves lentil and Frankfurter.
To temp a non soup lover though, think of interesting thinks to dip-cheese scones, cornbread, crumpets, sausages, fishfingers, breadsticks, raw veg, anything really, doesn't just have to be bread.

TyneTeas Mon 16-Dec-13 20:45:21

Mine's favourite's are

potato and bacon (

and homemade tomato (

AmericasTorturedBrow Tue 17-Dec-13 00:15:34

Netto that's great advice.

Right, spiced parsnip and sweet potato soup is cooking, a friend gave me some home made soda bread rolls which DD dipped in houmous and gobbled down earlier....DS might be trickier so think I'll try the fish finger dippy idea

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