Canned soup is …………………………………. sorry, fell asleep there.
Because canned soup is boring. It’s the edible equivalent of every scene in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies that isn’t a battle scene. And, like those LOTR non-battle scenes, canned soup can guide you off into peaceful, if inadvertent, slumber.
So it’s time to enliven our canned soups people! It’s time to add some much-needed routine to a tired staple. It’s time to Richard Simmon-ize chicken noodle! It’s time to go Ultimate Warrior on cream of tomato! It’s time to Tom-Cruise-on-a-couch-ize the hell out of minestrone!
Canned soup doesn’t have to be boring and nap-inducing. It can be delicious and satisfying and healthful and substantive and taste way, way better than the lukewarm puddle of puppy tears that you’re usually used to.
All it takes to make canned soup taste better is a few extra ingredients you likely have hiding somewhere in your kitchen, a few spare seconds of your time, and a little culinary ingenuity.
Here are the five best ways to make canned soup taste amazing. Use one, or go wild and use them all at once. Each one makes your bowl exponentially better.