Jeanetta Darley: Feel Good Soup {Foodie Friday}

Scratchy throat.  Achy head.  Uncontrollable sneezing.  Or maybe you’re so stuffed up you’re spending your nights as a dreaded mouth breather.

Have I got the soup for you.  It’s quick and easy and full of lots of natural remedies.  So easy that even if you’re unsure of your ability to remain upright for more than a few minutes throwing this Feel Good Soup together in a big pot shouldn’t be any problem.

We’ve long heard that onions and garlic are chock full of compounds that mimic many over- the- counter cold medicines in that they dry out congested nasal passages and prevent mucus from building up.  Spinach leaves provide your body with much needed vitamin C, potassium, and iron that help you feel like getting back to your old self.  

And then there’s the bacon.  I mean come on.  Bacon cures a lot of what ails you.  The fresh stuffed pasta can be your own choice of tortellini or ravioli.  I use a chicken and bacon borsetti I always find in the deli section at Kroger.  You can easily leave the pasta out and replace it with thinly sliced potatoes.

Feel Good Soup Ingredients Collage


Feel Good Soup
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  1. 1-2 onions sliced
  2. 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  3. 1-2 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. 6 slices of bacon cut into inch pieces
  5. 3 boxes of chicken stock/broth
  6. olive oil
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. Fresh stuffed pasta or thinly sliced potatoes (or both)
  9. Bag of baby spinach greens
  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy stock pot.
  2. Cook bacon, onions and mushrooms until bacon is nicely browned.
  3. If you are adding potatoes put them in at this time. Add garlic, salt and pepper, and chicken broth. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Once you can pierce the potatoes with a fork, add the fresh pasta and boil as long as recommended on the package. Stir in the fresh spinach greens. Serve with bread and butter.
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Feel Good Soup in  the stock pot

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Jeanetta is a crocheter & coffee addict, chicken keeper & goat wrangler, a farmer girl & maker of drunk jellies. You can find her online at or on twitter, pinterest & instagram @jeanettadarley




    • Jeanetta says:

      It’s so easy. I made this for the first time with such a horrible cold I could barely stand. I also ate about half of the pot myself in one afternoon.

  1. Katharine says:

    I’m thinking that this would be a great way to use leftover turkey and turkey gravy, which I have tons of in the freezer. What say you, Jeanetta?
    Thanks so much for the recipe. Having a soup dinner at church on the 11th. They’ll love it! (Except for those who don’t love mushrooms, and they just don’t know…) 😉

  2. I made soup tonight inspired by your recipe. “Inspired” because I had no mushrooms or bacon. Even without those ingredients, it was delicious! I added chopped rosemary and thyme and topped with grated parmesan. Loved it.

  3. Tami says:

    Oh my, this looks wonderful, I must try it. I am a newbie blogger and have no idea what I am doing but did blog tonight about my Chocolate Gravy recipe. Could use pointers. Hello from Central Arkansas

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