Cooking with Campbell’s makes Dinner Easier

I think every cook in America probably has a few favorite dishes that have a can or 2 of Campbells soup in them. I certainly do. So I was very pleased the other day when I bought a handful of old cookbooks at a garage sale and the garage owner threw in a couple of little cooking booklets. One is from Campbells.

So I opened it up to see what treasures might be inside. Mind you, I’ve been to the Campbell’s website and even tried a few dishes from there and have been somewhat disappointed. The recipes tend to turn out a bit bland for me and I wind up adding spices before serving them.

However, I found a couple in this booklet that sound delicious!

This first recipe is from Christina Hurt of Ada, Oklahoma. That caught my eye because I’m in Oklahoma. This recipe won the second annual 20 minute recipe challenge grand prize! Way to go Christina!

Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy

1/2 cup flour

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 boneless chicken breast halves

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken or 98% fat free Cream of Chicken soup

1/4 cup sliced green onions

8 ounces sour cream

Mix flour and seasonings. Coat chicken with flour mixture.

Melt butter in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned. Add soup and onions. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until done. Stir in sour cream. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice if desired. Serves 4.

Hearty Lasagna Soup

This recipe also looked delicious, but a little bland, so I’ve upped the spices a bit.

1 pound ground beef

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 14-ounce cans beef broth with onion

1/2 white or yellow onion, diced

14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

1 1/2 cups uncooked mafalda or corkscrew pasta

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef in skillet and pour off fat. Add broth, tomatoes, onions and seasonings and heat to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese. Use additional cheese if desired. Serves 4.


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