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Soup + Fresh Lettuce Wraps

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This meal idea has a little twist to it. Instead of a plain bowl of soup and a boring side salad, we are serving a delicious soup option and fresh lettuce wraps. Fresh Lettuce Wraps are a fun way to get more veggies into your meal plan. Your family will love them.

Bowls of soup with fresh lettuce wraps.

 

I have a confession. I don’t cook from scratch every night. Many of you do, and I think that is awesome. But some nights, I just want something fast + easy. (And I’m not talking about a bowl of popcorn. Yes, I’m guilty of “popcorn dinner”.)

One of my secret fast dinners?  Soup + Salad Night. A savory and creamy soup served with a light and healthy salad.

This isn’t really a recipe, ya’ll. Let’s call it Weeknight Inspiration. Or Mom Menu Must Have. Easy Dinner Magic.

You can have Soup + Salad Night on the table in about 15 minutes. Unless you are a really slow veggie chopper. In that case, make it 20 minutes.

First we are going to share a little secret of ours. Well, maybe it isn’t a secret, but it is definitely an item we keep in our pantry for nights like this. Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups.

 

Idahoan Soup next to patterned bowls, part of our Fresh Lettuce Wraps post.

 

I can’t think of a better way to get restaurant quality potato soup in 5 minutes, can you? In your kitchen, on a weeknight, and make everyone around the family table happy? Nope. This is the answer.

Our favorite flavor is the Idahoan Steakhouse Loaded Potato Soup. Come on…a loaded baked potato in a soup? Sold.  Every. Single. Time. Good stuff. And this is coming from a family full of potato soup experts.

You can also pick up their Creamy Potato flavor for a more traditional choice, Cheddar Potato, or splurge on the Cheddar Broccoli. (Also a family pick.) Idahoan Steakhouse Soups bring together real, red Idaho potatoes with seasonings and real cheeses for a creamy taste in ever bite. (Just add water.)

 

Creamy Idahoan potato soup in a blue bowl.

 

Look at this… so savory and cheesy and creamy.

When we have soup at our house we usually have something to go with it. A small sandwich, maybe some cornbread, or a light salad. For this Soup + Salad Night, I made Fresh Lettuce Wraps. Same ingredients as a salad, just in a fun format.

I’m 99% sure that kids eat more vegetables if they get to play with them first, so this is a major mom score.

 

Fresh veggies wrapped in lettuce, topped with your favorite dressing.

 

For our lettuce wraps we used an easy packaged brocolli slaw mix with crunchy broccoli, red cabbage, and carrots. (Grab those convenience items when they are on sale.)

We sliced some sweet bell peppers for more color and crunch and added crisp sliced radishes. Wrap up in a leaf of butter lettuce and top with your fave dressing. (Check out our easy recipe for Molasses Bacon Vinaigrette.)

Mix your lettuce wraps up and use your own veggies. Sprouts, cabbage, tomatoes…anything goes.

 

Fresh vegetables with a lettuce wrap and dressing.

 

What is your go-to easy weeknight meal? Do you love Soup + Salad Night? Or does your family love Soup + Sandwiches instead? Feel free to comment your favorite meal ideas in the comments below.

 

Here are more recipes from our blog that are fast. Plus, you’ll feel good about serving them to your family any night of the week:

Cheesy Easy Breakfast Biscuit Pizzas

Simple Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Zucchini Wild Rice

Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls

 

A package of soup next to a bowl of prepared soup on a linen cloth

 

Get more ideas and weeknight meal inspiration from Idahoan Potato Soups here.

 

A close up shot of a lettuce wrap

 

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Bowls of soup with fresh lettuce wraps.
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Soup + Salad Night with Fresh Lettuce Wraps

I have a confession. I don’t cook from scratch every night. Many of you do, and I think that is awesome. But some nights, I just want something fast + easy. (And I’m not talking about a bowl of popcorn. Yes, I’m guilty of “popcorn dinner”.)

One of my secret fast dinners? Soup + Salad Night. A savory and creamy soup served with a light and healthy salad.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 46 kcal
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  1. Prepare soup according to package directions.

  2. Prepare vegetables.

  3. Serve soup hot with the butter lettuce leaves and vegetables. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. 

  4. Super easy, right? 

Recipe Notes

Due to variances in vegetables, dressing and self-assembly, the per serving nutritional information is not listed. 

Each package of soup equals four 1 cup servings. See package for nutritional info. 

Nutrition Facts
Soup + Salad Night with Fresh Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46
% Daily Value*
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 44%
Vitamin C 193%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
One of my secret fast dinner options is Soup + Salad Night. A savory and creamy soup and Fresh Lettuce wraps. Fun. Fast. Fabulous.

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