7 Can Soup

Learn how to make the ultimate dinner recipe with my 7 Can Soup featuring tender chicken and savory canned vegetables. Perfect for busy weeknights, this recipe is simple to prepare without sacrificing on flavor.

Check out some more one pot meals to make dinner easy: Hoppin’ John, Easy One-Pot Jambalaya Pasta, and Sausage and Potatoes Skillet!

Close up view of a bowl of 7 can soup.

7 Can Chicken Soup

When we say this 7 can dump soup couldn’t be easier, it seriously could. Not. Be. Easier. Cans, broth, seasonings. Dump, simmer, done.

Dinner in a flash that is filling and delicious! Depending on the types of vegetables and beans you use, this soup can transform from a traditional vegetable soup into a fiesta blend, something similar to chili, or anything else you want.

This is a great base to play with combinations and flavors using the same method, just different ingredients. Everything goes into the pot to simmer and dinner is on the table in under an hour.

Add some broccoli casserole or naan bread into the mix and you’ve got a hearty meal with practically zero effort.

How to Make 7 Can Soup

This is easily one of the best go to recipes when time is short and your family is hungry!

  1. Add chicken broth, whole kernel corn, green beans, potatoes, black beans, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, pepper, and thyme to a big pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Stir everything well.
Broth and ingredients added to a pan of soup ingredients.
  1. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer.
  2. Cover the pot and cook for 40-50 minutes. This allows the flavors to blend nicely.
  3. Serve the soup warm. Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top for extra flavor.
Pan of soup ready to be cooked.

Quick Tips

Tips
  • When dicing the sweet potatoes, try to cut all the pieces the same size. Otherwise, they will not cook evenly in the oven.
  • Sausage can be salty, so it’s recommended that you try this recipe with a low-sodium sausage and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sweet potato hash can be made in advance and kept in your freezer for up to 30-days provided it’s properly stored.
  • Use your favorite sausage. Some ideas are Italian sausage, apple sausage, chicken sausage, or maple sausage for a slightly sweet flavor.
  • Add scrambled or fried eggs to the hash.
  • Stir in some kale or spinach for added color and greens.

How to Store Leftover Soup:

Storage: Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.

Freeze: Leftover soup freezes well. Pour cooked and cooled soup into freezer bags. Lay flat in the freezer and the soup will stay fresh for about 2 months.

Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

Top down view of soup in a dish.

FAQs

The simple answer: it’s a recipe made from 7 different cans of ingredients resulting in an amazing and flavorful dish.

The more indepth answer: it’s a soup that uses 7 cans of vegetables, beans, broth, and protein to create a unique soup that’s full of flavor while being inexpensive. It ranges from chicken and vegetables to chicken taco soup and everything in between.

You can even go full vegetable or vegetable with beans for added protein. Add a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, a swirl of heavy cream, or spoonful of sour cream for creaminess. 

We also love to add crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions, and diced avocados, too. The options are endless.

To make a 7 can soup that’s vegetarian, simply swap out the chicken broth for low-sodium vegetable broth and substitute the canned chicken for your favorite canned beans or vegetables. Kidney beans work well in place of the chicken!

Absolutely! Dump everything into the slow cooker and let the soup simmer on low for 3 to 4 hours and you’re set for dinner. No watching the stove required.

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Top down view of a bowl of chicken and vegetable soup.

7 Can Soup

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 48 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 15 ounces whole kernel corn, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces cut green beans, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces sliced potatoes, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces black beans, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces pinto beans, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces diced chicken, 1 can; drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, minced

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large pot or Dutch oven and stir to combine.
    48 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
    15 ounces whole kernel corn
    15 ounces cut green beans
    15 ounces sliced potatoes
    15 ounces black beans
    15 ounces diced tomatoes
    15 ounces pinto beans
    15 ounces diced chicken
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon freshly minced parsley
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cover and continue to cook for 40-50 minutes.
  • Serve with cornbread and freshly minced parsley for garnish.
  • See post for tips, FAQs, and storage options.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 cups of soup. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 31gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 790mgPotassium: 1491mgFiber: 14gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 872IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 137mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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