Campbell’s has been making canned soup since 1895 when they produced the very first jar of ready-to-eat soup. That soup was Beefsteak Tomato Soup, which was named after the Beefsteak Tomato.
While canned soup is handy to have in the pantry for a quick meal, there are also tons of delicious recipes you can make with canned soup. Some of the most beloved comfort foods have canned soup as a basic ingredient. Think casseroles, chicken and dumplings, dips, and more.
A couple of years later, the company invented the process of condensed soup. At that time, they were able to start packing soup into the format we all know and love: canned soup.
Campbell’s soup has been a staple in many households for years due to its convenience and affordability. With a variety of flavors to choose from, these canned soups can be enjoyed as a quick meal on their own or used as a base for creating delicious and innovative recipes. In this article, a selection of mouth-watering Campbell’s Soup recipes will be showcased, ranging from hearty dinners to savory appetizers.
Transforming a can of Campbell’s soup into a satisfying dish can be achieved with a simple twist of creativity and a few additional ingredients. These recipes are perfect for those who are looking to utilize the soup’s rich flavors and versatility, while also providing a unique take on familiar, comforting meals. With minimal effort and a touch of imagination, a can of Campbell’s soup can be transformed into a dining experience that is both delicious and distinctive.
Whether you’re a busy parent, a college student on a budget, or someone who simply adores Campbell’s soup, these recipes reveal the potential of this pantry staple. By incorporating aromatic spices, fresh vegetables, and proteins, these dishes will impress even the most critical palates and leave them craving more.
Sometime over the next couple of decades, the company started making tons of other new soups, including the cream soups and chicken noodle soup that we’ve all grown to love using in easy recipes.
Many of the classic recipes still used today were developed in the Campbell Test Kitchens beginning in 1941.
Canned soup became an ingredient that saved a lot of busy cooks lots of time in the kitchen.
If you’ve got a few cans of Campbell’s Soup in your pantry, you can get dinner on the table in no time.
Whether you want a pot of soup for dinner or a green bean casserole for the holidays, we’ve got you covered with this list of 22 Campbell Soup recipes. Let’s dive in!
We’re going to start this list of Campbell’s Soup recipes with a wacky and wonderful dessert recipe.
Believe it or not, this tomato soup cake is a timeless classic and the flavor is amazing, and this cake recipe is one of the most beloved Campbells recipes.
The cake doesn’t taste like tomatoes. This cake is essentially a spice cake, and the spices used are cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Chopped walnuts and raisins add tons of flavor and make this cake a holiday classic.
For the frosting, make a cream cheese frosting with vanilla extract, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter.
While most Campbells soup recipes are for dinner or brunch meals, there are plenty of options for using canned soup in breakfast dishes, too.
These yummy breakfast potatoes are great for breakfast or brunch, and they’re packed with flavor.
Need another reason to love this dish? It’s made in the slow cooker and the recipe calls for storebought diced ham.
This breakfast dish has so much cheesy flavor, and it comes from both the Monterey Jack cheese and the can of Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup.
This recipe would make an excellent dinner dish as well.
Baked pork chops with mushroom gravy may be one of the first popular slow cooker recipes made with cream of mushroom soup.
The soup keeps the pork chops nice and juicy, and there are only two ingredients required to make this delicious meal.
Yep, you read that correctly. Pork chops and cream of mushroom soup make this a meal.
The original “Crockery Cookery” cookbook calls this dish “Pork Chops Abracadabra.”
Brown the pork chops before you put them in the slow cooker and season them with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
White chicken chili is a comforting dish and we love making it on cold days.
One great thing about this soup recipe is that you can use leftover chicken (or turkey) to make it.
This recipe has all of the great Southwestern flavors we love, but unlike traditional beef chili, it’s not tomato-based.
White chicken chili uses white cannellini beans and corn as the veggies.
Cream of chicken soup and chicken broth (or chicken stock) are used to make this deliciously creamy soup. To make this soup even creamier, add a block of cream cheese.
This recipe is one of the most savory Campbell’s Cream of Chicken recipes.
The legendary Campbell’s green bean casserole has been around since the 1950s and it remains one of the most popular casserole recipes in the world.
The recipe for this casserole is by far one of the most beloved Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup recipes.
This recipe is so easy that even beginner cooks can make it to flawless perfection.
All you need are frozen (or canned) green beans, milk, soy sauce, and French fried onions.
If you want to add a dash of seasoning salt and some sharp cheddar cheese, it makes this recipe even better.
Let’s say you’re craving a grilled cheese sandwich and you want to dip it in a bowl of classic Campbell’s Tomato Soup.
But then you check your pantry and you’re all out of canned tomato soup. No problem! Just make your own with this copycat recipe.
You will need your blender or a food processor to get the signature creaminess of Campbell’s Tomato Soup.
The ingredients you need are canned whole peeled tomatoes (but diced canned tomatoes work fine, too), brown sugar, tomato paste, seasoning salt, and xanthan gum for thickening.
For seasoning, all you need is black pepper and bay leaves.
Did you know that you can make a delicious stuffing that is good enough for the holidays without spending all day in the kitchen?
This stuffing recipe uses a box of stuffing like Stovetop stuffing.
Then, you just add all of your usual stuffing ingredients, such as chopped onion and chopped celery.
This recipe calls for a can of cream of chicken soup and some chicken broth, and the soup keeps this stuffing nice and moist (along with the milk and butter).
Then, the stuffing is spread on top of your chicken casserole.
When you need a showstopping side dish casserole, this broccoli cheese casserole is here to save the day.
This recipe is easy to pull together with some basic pantry ingredients and some fresh (or frozen) broccoli.
The cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise make this casserole perfectly creamy, and two cups of cheddar cheese bring tons of cheesy flavor.
The only seasonings you need for this casserole are kosher salt and pepper.
We love the crushed Ritz crackers on top that give this dish a nice tasty crunch.
Hint: you can make this a full meal by stirring some cooked chicken into the casserole.
Maybe it sounds counterintuitive to make spaghetti sauce out of canned tomato soup. After all, can’t you just buy a can (or jar) of spaghetti sauce?
Sure you can. But it’s all about being creative and using what you already have in your kitchen.
Also, people who make this simple spaghetti sauce absolutely rave at the flavor. And the sauce is super saucy, which some of us like.
To make this spaghetti sauce, you just need tomato soup, tomato sauce, and canned crushed tomatoes. Add ground beef and spices to create a masterpiece.
Making enchiladas can be a big job if you don’t take some shortcuts. That’s why we love this recipe for chicken enchiladas.
The recipe uses Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, and you can use the regular or fat-free version.
Sour cream makes this enchilada dish super creamy, and the Monterey Jack cheese and sharp cheddar cheese bring all of the cheesiness.
Spices used in this dish are Creole seasoning, oregano, chili powder, and black pepper. Also, the enchilada sauce and picante sauce add tons of Mexican flavor.
We think it’s time to revive the classic tuna noodle casserole, don’t you?
Our moms and grandmas made this yummy casserole, but you don’t see folks making tuna casserole as much as they used to.
That’s a shame because tuna is so healthy and it adds so much flavor to a casserole.
This casserole is so easy to make. All you need are egg noodles, condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, tuna, and grated cheddar cheese.
Oh, and don’t forget the crumbled potato chips for the crust. That’s what really makes this casserole shine.
12. Mushroom Rice
One of the easiest and tastiest sides you can make is this super simple buttery mushroom rice.
This mushroom rice brings so much umami to your table, and it’s a great side dish to make when you have a rotisserie chicken ready to serve.
For a dish that has only four ingredients, this one adds a lot of deliciousness to your dinner.
Be sure to use regular white rice for this dish (not instant rice). Alternatively, you can use brown rice, but remember to adjust the cooking time because brown rice takes a little bit longer to cook.
Shepherd’s pie is a timeless casserole and when it’s made with ground beef, it’s traditionally called cottage pie.
But we’re not going to get into semantics here. What we know is that shepherd’s pie is delicious when it’s loaded up with meat, veggies, mashed potatoes, and cheese.
This great recipe we found uses a can of cream of mushroom soup and it looks decadent.
The recipe doesn’t mention cheese, but feel free to sprinkle about two cups of cheddar cheese on the top of your shepherd’s pie in the last few minutes of baking.
14. Chicken Pot Pie
There are few foods as comforting as chicken pot pie, and you can make one quickly and easily if you take a few shortcuts. A chicken pot pie is one of the most requested Campbell Soup chicken recipes.
This recipe uses refrigerated pie crusts and condensed cream of chicken soup, so it’s a snap to bring together. Also, you can use leftover turkey or chicken to make this chicken pot pie.
For veggies, use frozen mixed vegetables. The spices are garlic salt and black pepper.
This is a unique chicken pot pie recipe because it calls for shredded cheddar cheese, and we are here for it.
15. Chicken Divan
When you make chicken divan, you make a classic chicken casserole that has broccoli and a silky cream sauce.
You can use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken to make this dish, and the cream of chicken soup adds so much wonderful flavor.
The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breast, but technically, you can use chicken thigh to make this dish.
You can also use cream of mushroom soup to make this dish even more flavorful.
The secret to this recipe is in the curry powder and lemon juice.
If your mom or grandmother made meatloaf when you were growing up, chances are that you had this classic meatloaf that’s made with a can of condensed tomato soup.
This is an old-school recipe that is tender and moist. The onion and green pepper are what make it the familiar meatloaf we all grew up eating.
This meatloaf is held together by eggs and Ritz cracker crumbs, which add a wonderful flavor.
Season this meatloaf with salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder (or minced garlic), and black pepper.
The tomato soup goes in the meatloaf and also some is added to the delicious tomato glaze that goes on top.
There is nothing more comforting than a savory casserole, and this chicken and rice casserole is all about flavor and simplicity.
In fact, there are only four ingredients in this chicken casserole, and one of them is cream of mushroom soup.
Besides the cream of mushroom soup, the onion soup mix also makes this an easy recipe to quickly pull together.
18. Turkey Casserole
The turkey is the star of the show in this classic casserole, but the cans of soup bring it all together.
This recipe can be filed under both Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup Recipes and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup recipes because it has both.
If you love cream of celery soup, you can use that instead of the cream of mushroom soup.
This recipe calls for rotini pasta, but pasta of any similar shape and thickness would work.
The crunchy topping is made from Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Beef stroganoff is a sour-cream-based dish that is traditionally served over egg noodles.
However, this recipe uses ground beef and cream of mushroom soup to make a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
The recipe still has sour cream, and the milk that’s added helps to make this beef stroganoff super creamy.
Don’t have egg noodles in your pantry? You can also serve this beef stroganoff over rice.
If you want, you can use a sirloin steak to make this dish. Also, it cooks up beautifully and the meat is so tender if you cook it in the slow cooker.
If you’re craving a delicious Mexican food dish that is to die for, these chicken chimichangas are exactly what you need.
This makes the perfect weeknight meal, but we won’t be mad at you if you cook it on the weekend.
With the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cream cheese, these chimichangas are so incredibly creamy.
Besides the creaminess, this recipe is loaded with cheesy flavor because it has Monterey Jack cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
The only seasonings you need are the packet of taco seasoning mix, green olives, and jalapeno pepper. Sliced green onions are perfect for garnish.
21. Beef Chili
If you’re craving a big old pot of chili but don’t have all of the ingredients for your regular recipe, this recipe is a good one to make.
In fact, it may actually win you over and become one of your favorite chili recipes.
This chili has just eight ingredients and that includes the spices.
Instead of canned tomatoes, you use a can of condensed tomato soup.
The only spice you need is chili powder, and the malt vinegar adds a surprisingly delightful kick.
Mexican flavors are always welcome at the dinner table, and this chicken casserole delivers.
It’s easy to pull this chicken and rice casserole together with a rotisserie chicken, instant rice, and a can of cream of chicken soup.
Rotel tomatoes bring tons of Mexican flavor and the taco seasoning packet tops it off beautifully.
Plenty of cheddar cheese makes this dish sublime, and we love that it has crushed Doritos.
One thing we love about this recipe is how versatile it is. If you don’t have the exact same ingredients listed, it’s easy to make substitutions.
Do you want more great ideas for Campbell soup recipes? Check out this great video from BuzzFeed and Campbell’s.
Our BEST 25+ Campbell Soup Recipes (+Easy Mushroom Rice)
- 2 cups uncooked Basmati rice
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cans beef broth
- 1 cup sliced butter
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Combine soup, rice, and broth in a casserole dish.
- Put butter slices atop the casserole.
- Cover and bake for about 30 minutes.
- Remove cover and bake 20 more minutes.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.