Soup Lovers Rejoice… It’s Time for the 5th Annual National Soup Swap Day

Campbell Soup Company Offers Recipes and Advice for Swapping

CAMDEN, N.J., Jan 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The time has come to share your favorite soup with friends and give a new variety of soup a try. This Saturday is National Soup Swap Day and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has more than 375 ideas to help heat up your soup-focused celebration. With loads of tasty recipes for homemade soup and more than 200 soup varieties on the shelf, Campbell has a solution for every palate and culinary skill (or lack thereof) for this annual occasion.

National Soup Swap Day was founded in 2006 to bring friends and soup lovers together to trade their favorite broth, chowder or consommé. The concept is simple: partygoers bring six one-quart containers of soup to trade, freeze and enjoy throughout the winter.

“Although homemade soup is at the heart of this soup-focused celebration, a lack of time or culinary skill shouldn’t keep anyone from participating,” said Thomas Griffiths, Certified Master Chef and Director of Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute. “Campbell has plenty of quick and easy recipes that can be found on our Campbell’s Kitchen web site, as well as tasty prepared soups that are amazingly flexible and sure to please.”

Campbell’s Chef Griffiths offers some savvy soup swap tips:

  • Strapped on Time? Try Campbell’s Chicken Corn Chowder or Creamy Southwest Tomato Soup recipes, which both take 15 minutes or less to prepare.

  • Be Inspired by Regional Flavors. During recent travels to Italy, Chef Griffiths was able to experience some remarkable regional soups, which inspired him to create a new recipe for Italian Style Vegetable Soup. Of course, there are wonderful American regional flavors that can inspire new soup creations.

  • Searching for the Soup Swap Star? Look no further. The recipes for Campbell’sSlow Cooked Southwestern Chicken & White Bean Soup and Slow Cooker Chunky Vegetable Soup call for the soups to simmer all day, but the flavors and aroma are worth the wait.

  • “Just Like” Homemade… Without the Mess. The green box can be a great little secret! With delicious varieties like Campbell’s(R) V8(R) Golden Butternut Squash soup and Campbell’s(R) V8(R) Garden Vegetable Blend, there’s a good chance fellow swappers will think it’s homemade. Just pour the soup into your own container and – voila – it’s time to party.

For more information about National Soup Swap Day, visit:

Chef Griffiths’ Recipe for Italian-style Vegetable Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 portions


1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced

2 each

Carrot, peeled, small dice (about ½ Cup)
3 stalks Celery, peeled, small dice (about ½ Cup)

1 small

Onion, peeled, small dice (about 1/3 Cup)

To taste Sea Salt
To taste Crushed Black Pepper
1 link Italian sausage, cooked and diced (about ½ Cup)

1 each

Red bell pepper, small dice (about ½ Cup)

1 small

Green Zucchini, small dice (about ½ Cup)

6 each

Green Beans, sliced on the bias (about ½ Cup)

1 container

V8(R) Tomato Herb Soup (18.3 oz)

6 oz

Swanson Chicken Cooking Stock, low sodium

6 oz Water

Pepperidge Farm Croutons

Parmigiano cheese


1. Heat a heavy sauce pot for about one minute, add the oil to heat.

2. Immediately add the soffritto ingredients of garlic, carrot, celery and onion stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook gently for 3 minutes without developing color. Season to taste. This is a very common way to develop great flavor by “sweetening the pot”. Note: In French cooking we call a soffritto a mirepoix.

3. Add the sausage, red bell pepper, zucchini, green beans and potato and continue to stir for 3 minutes further.

4. Add one container of V8(R) Tomato Herb Soup and 6 oz Swanson Chicken Cooking Stock. Simmer for 15 minutes, ladle over Pepperidge Farm croutons and garnish to taste with grated, Parmigiano cheese. Enjoy.

Recipe Courtesy of:

Thomas Griffiths, CMC

Sr. Executive Chef & Director, Campbell’s Culinary Institute — Research & Development
Campbell Soup Company

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s” and “V8.” Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit

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