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Cheesy Cream of Chicken Veggie Soup

This is a delicious creamy chicken soup loaded with vegetables and cheesy goodness. This is one the whole family will love!
Cuisine American
Keyword Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 cup (heaping Cup) of FD chicken chunks
  • 1/4 cup FD celery
  • 1/2 cup FD mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup FD red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup FD diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup FD chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup FD sour cream
  • 1/4 cup FD cheese mix
  • 1/3 cup Cream of any soup mix
  • 1 TBSP Chef's Choice All Purpose Seasoning Blend See notes for substitute
  • 1 tsp granulated or powdered garlic
  • 1 TBSP FD green onions
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1 TBSP dried or FD minced onion
  • 3 large Knorr bouillon cubes see notes for substitute


  1. Dump entire jar into a 4+ quart stock pot. Add 2 mason jars of water (8 cups), bring to a boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add 1 Cup of heavy cream, stir well and serve.

Recipe Notes


You can substitute any seasoning you wish for the Thrive Life Chef's Choice All Purpose Seasoning.  I make my own by pouring an entire bottle of my favorite steak seasoning, 1/4 cup onion powder and 1/4 cup garlic powder in a grinder and pulverizing it. I've used this on everything I cook for years. The Chef's seasoning has become my favorite, but still use my own a lot too.

You can substitute the 2 quarts of water for 2 quarts of chicken stock or broth if you don't want to use bouillon cubes.

You will need to push everything down into the jar to make it all fit. Throw in an oxygen absorber packet if you plan on long term storage, if not don't worry about it if you don't have them.