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Soup Toppings

There is nothing quite as comforting as a steaming bowl of hot soup. Unless of course it’s a bowl of soup with toppings. You can certainly add a little grated cheese or a handful of crushed crackers, but to send your soup over the top – try one of our fun and easy to make Soup Toppings. 

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

We have a few toppings that you are probably familiar with and even tried. And also a few new ones that I think you will love to garnish your soup with.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

For as long as I have known Doug, he has eaten his crackers with a little soup, that is, he crumbles handfuls of crackers into his soup until you can no longer even tell it’s soup. But with these new ideas for Soup Toppings, hopefully I can break him away from the boring soda crackers in his soup.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

First up are these delicious and fun to make Bow Tie Pasta Chips. They are easy to make, but they do take a little time, so plan accordingly. After boiling, rinsing and draining the Bow Tie Pasta, they get a little drizzle of Olive Oil, a sprinkle of Garlic and Onion Powder then into the hot oil to fry for a few minutes until they are golden brown.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Who knew that plain old Parmesan Cheese would taste so delicious? Just add a tablespoon or two to a lined cookie sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, and you have golden brown Baked Parmesan Disks.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

For the Tortilla Strips, we used a Pizza Cutter to thinly slice a Whole Wheat Tortilla, then cooked them in a couple tablespoons of hot oil.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

For the Tortilla Toppers, I used a small cookie cutter to cut out a Sun Dried Tomato Basil Wrap, then fried them in hot oil.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

A simple sprinkle of Monterey Jack Cheese for the Chicken and White Bean Soup.

Soup Toppings | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

No matter which topping you choose, or if you make them all, you are sure to get rave reviews on your Soup!

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Soup Toppings

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Soup Toppings

A fun and easy way to jazz up your soup. Recipes from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

    Pasta Chips
  • 4 ounces bow tie pasta, boiled, drained and rinsed
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Oil for frying - about 2 cups
  • Baked Parmesan Disks
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla Strips & Toppers
  • Tortillas - we used Whole Wheat for the strips
  • Toppers - we used Sun Dried Tomato Basil Wraps

Instructions

    Pasta Chips
  1. Boil, drain, rinse and pat dry pasta
  2. Place in bowl and drizzle with oil, sprinkle with seasoning
  3. Heat oil to medium high heat
  4. Fry pasta until golden brown, remove from oil and place on cooling rack
  5. Sprinkle with more seasonings
  6. Parmesan Disks
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  8. Cover cookie sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper
  9. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cheese in a pile, spreading a little to about 2 inches in diameter
  10. Bake for 5-7 minutes watching closely, remove when golden brown
  11. Tortilla Strips & Toppers
  12. Strips - cut tortilla with pizza cutter into thin strips
  13. Toppers - cut tortilla using a cookie cutter
  14. Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in skillet to medium high heat
  15. Cook strips and toppers until golden brown
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Pasta Chip Recipe adapted from Pham Fatale

 How do you like to Top your Soup?

Comments

  1. The soup toppers look amazing!
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  2. Yay always wanted to fry pasta shapes

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