Friday, 27 December 2013

Make A Meal Out Of Anything, With: Campbell's Soup!

At home, I do a LOT of cooking from scratch and I always have some kind of pie, pastry or cake on the go and during the holidays I like to have something quick and easy to whip up that not only saves time when you grab it later but that doesn't waste on taste or presentation at the same time!

I was sent a couple of cans of Campbell's soup this week to demonstrate how easy it is to put flavor into a meal with a single can and here is what I came up with!

Spinach, Potato and Sweetcorn Pie
[with TVP and Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup!]

You will need: 
1 pie crust mix (or make your own)
1 cup of TVP
1 cup plus 1/4 cup of hot water
2 small potatoes
1 can of sweetcorn
A cup or 2 of spinach
Salt and Pepper
A little oil
1 vegetable stock cube
1 can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup 


The VERY first step is to make up your pie crust. You can do this from scratch or a pie mix, it makes very little difference but for this particular effort I used a pie crust mix because it was to hand. Get your pie crust ready and set that aside.

Now comes the fun part - the filling! You will need to grab your TVP and pour it into a dish and add the boiling water. Before you add the water, though, stir in a little chicken stock cube to give the TVP some flavor - you can do this with any kind of stock you like or leave it out all together and just go with the flavor of the Campbell's soup, which will work just as well on its own! Stir up the TVP and leave on the side to rehydrate.

While the TVP is re-hydrating you should slice up your potatoes into cubes or pieces. Place your potato pieces into a frying pan with a little oil and just cook them up a bit [on a medium heat] until they begin to get a tad soft but not mushy. If you don't want to fry the potatoes, you can boil them in a little water instead - just make sure they are, again, not too soft and mushy as an end result AND make sure you drain off any excess water before the next step if you do.

Add to your pan: 1 can of sweetcorn, as much spinach as you enjoy and your seasoning - I used a little salt and pepper and nothing more at this point. Heat this all through and mix together, it doesn't have to be timed or perfect, you're just getting the pieces together for the next step. When ready, take it off of the burner and set aside.

Now, grab your TVP and, assuming it is ready, add to it the cooked mix from your frying pan, stirring lightly. You now has the basics for your pie filling and all you have left to do now is to add the soup, so open the can and pour that in - I didn't add water to mine, I just used it as it came and I maybe used about 3/4 of the can but you may like more or less depending on your taste. The can of soup will bring together all of your rich flavors and make the pie a little more creamy and robust - voila! Your pie filling is ready!

Now that you have you crust and your filling, you want to pour your filling into the crust - the more the merrier for a nice, filling, chunky pie. Pop the top crust onto your pie and place a couple of holes in the top for the steam to get out and for it to cook nicely.

Bake the pie until the crust is a nice golden brown. All other ingredients are cooked already and so all you're doing is heating the pie and bringing it together for the final product.

When you take the pie out of the oven, set it on the side to cool a little, but you want to eat it before it gets cold. Serve with a side of fries or a side salad, some yummy veggies, or even on its own!

There you have it. A quick, easy, tasty meal made with Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, which really throws in that creamy, thick, delightful taste to compliment your meal!

Great for any day of the week - especially over the holidays when you really don't want to see another big meal for a little while, there! Perfect!

To find out more about Campbell's Soups, as seen in this post, or for recipe ideas [and more] head on over to their website, HERE and connect with them on Facebook to stay up to date - or just to give them a nod! Why not try them out today?


Disclaimer: I was given a couple of cans of Campbell's soup in exchange for this post. I was not otherwise monetarily compensated, my comments, recipe and thoughts here are my own, honest ones and your views may differ! 
Thank you!

1 comment:

Abrie S said...

Oh my, that looks scrumpdidliumptious!