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4 Soup Recipe Ideas for Food Labs

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Family and Consumer Science Lesson Plans Food Lab Ideas for Soup

What is your favorite type of soup? Over here in our home, chicken soup gets inhaled! Fall is the perfect time to teach your students how to make soup because of the season and because soup can be a great knife skills lesson.

Step-by-Step Chicken Soup Videos

Chris made these videos to help his students how to make chicken soup while he had to be out.

🍲 Here is the chicken soup recipe that we use that may be helpful during a soup food lab. Honestly, I think it’s delicious and love when Chris makes this for us at home!

Soup Recipe Ideas for FCS & Culinary Arts

  • Cheeseburger Soup– firstly, cheeseburger soup is seriously filling and peeks kids interest. Our students enjoyed making this one this week.
  • Moroccan Spicy Peanut Soup– likewise, this is a fun international soup but if there is a peanut allergy in your class, obviously this won’t work.
  • Italian Wedding– sometimes we make this one faster and easier with frozen mini meatballs.
  • Alphabet Soup– lastly, this one can be made as a vegetarian soup if you substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth.
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Students make a roux for their cheeseburger soup

Do you hang culinary related posters around your classroom? This types of soup poster is a great visual for students to understand the types of clear, thin and thick types of soup. Not surprisingly, categorizing soup can be a new concept to many students as they probably never thought about the types of soup that exist!

Click the image to download a types of soups poster

In addition to the poster, we have the entire video and a chicken soup lesson on TPT. The lesson includes a slideshow with embedded videos that students follow along with to answer questions. Introduce soups to your students with this activity!

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Soup Lesson for FCS
This lesson includes a slideshow on how to make chicken soup as well as questions for students to answer.

Finally, do you want to take soup to the next level and do a chili cook off? We love to hold a chili cook-off in the fall as one of our first big projects. Students get so excited to compete with one another and have their classmates and teachers taste test their creations. This post is all about how to set up a chili cook-off challenge complete with free downloads!

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