I’m going to be talking about 3 of my favorite things in this post. Soup. Sweet potatoes. And slow cookers.
Make that 4 of my favorite things – how could I forget easy dinners! When Libby’s asked me to create an easy dinner recipe that cold be repurposed into lunch, I was in. Our lunches almost always consist of leftovers. Why cook twice, when you can do it once and have a second meal out of the deal?
This Veggie Chowder comes together really quick. The other thing I like about it, is that it’s a pantry meal. You can keep all of these things on hand, so you have the fixings for a fast dinner any time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Soup is an economical way to feed a crowd.
Hot bowls of Veggie Chowder make a satisfying dinner when you pair it with cornbread and salad. Don’t worry if you don’t have too many leftovers. You only need a ladle full to spoon over a baked sweet potato for lunch the next day.
Here’s the recipe, but keep reading to enter the giveaway!
Veggie Chowder – Dinner into Lunch
- 4 Tbs. butter
- 1 small onion diced
- 4 Tbs. flour
- 3 15 oz cans chicken broth
- 2 15 oz cans Libby's sliced potatoes
- 1 15 oz can Libby's mixed vegetables
- 1 15 oz can Libby's peas and carrots
- 1 15 oz can Libby's corn
- 2 cups milk warmed
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook onion in butter over medium heat until onion is soft.
- Whisk in flour. Cook for 1 minute.
- Whisk in broth.
- Drain veggies and add to soup.
- Add thyme and bay leaf.
- Stir in milk and heat over medium heat, being careful not to boil
- Serve big bowls of hot soup for dinner and over baked sweet potatoes for lunch the next day.
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I love soup and slow cookers too! Sweet potatatoes, not so much…
Red lentil soup!
My favorite easy dinner that I repurpose the next day is any type of grilled chicken or steak. You can slice it and put it on top of a salad or stir fry it with veggies! Yum!
I love all the ways I can use my leftover pot roast. Stew, bbq beef, hot sandwiches – yum!
Caley Fogg says
I like to cook chicken breast in the crock pot for tacos and then I use leftovers to make chicken salad sandwiches. Yum!
Beans in the slow cooker make for all kinds of easy meals for us!
A pork roast that we can use for tacos, burritos and more!
This looks delicious! I love soup and I’m always looking for new recipes but I’ve never tried a veggie chowder. Leftovers over the sweet potato look yummy too! Thanks for the great ideas!
Emily Adams says
I love making chicken salad from leftover chicken.
Amy Lancaster says
My favorite slow-cooker dinner that I repurpose is bbq- whether it’s chicken, beef or pork. We’ll eat sandwiches the first night, then eat the leftovers as a topping for baked potatoes (that I also cook in the slow cooker!), nachos, quesadillas, whatever we can think of!
I love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new ways to enjoy them! This sounds delightful!
Can’t wait to try this!!
Judi B says
I love this recipe! I love soup of any kind, but I never thought about putting some over a sweet potato for another meal!
This sounds perfect.
I love to repurpose shredded pork or beef into leftovers.
Sheilah Miller says
I love cooking a roast on Sunday and using it throughout the week.
This soup sounds wonderful, will have to wait until soup weather to try it… My other go to for a lunch left over is cheeseburger soup, love it over a bake potato the next day for lunch…. Thank-you for all your great ideas…
I love rotisserie chickens and use the leftovers for casseroles, fajitas, etc, the rest of the week.
Jen Bouchard says
That is a great recipe! I like to cook a large roast that can be re-used for several different meals.
Probably spaghetti and meatballs. I make meatball subs the next day for lunch.
Debbie Halladay says
Love making chili in the slow cooker. Super easy and makes a lot of chili for our family. We’ll have bowls of it with shredded cheese and cornbread the first night, then warm it up for chili dogs the next night. YUM!!
Dottie Cramer says
I love soups. This one is so easy. The slow cooker is the way to go with every ones busy schedule.
Heather B says
I love making roasted chicken on Sunday and using leftovers for the rest of the week.
we always have leftovers of “quick sauce” which is always nice
but also ive made a pork roast in the crockpot with just seasonings no gravy and had that one night then the next night or night after made “pork ragu” which is the pork chopped up with some onions mushrooms and jars of our favorite pasta sauce.
also roast. i have made a delish pot roast mushroom soup out of leftover roast. i can not wait to make one again!
Jessie C. says
We like grilled chicken/turkey, and use them for soup stock and sandwiches.
Sounds easy and yummy. Will definitely try.
Becka Loach says
We grill chicken and vegetables on the grill for fajitas which are served with Mexican Rice and then turn the leftovers into Fajita Soup with the addition of some chicken stock, salsa, and pinto beans. It’s so delicious we purposely make more fajita filling so we can make the soup. 🙂
The only leftover I look forward to is soup. Can’t wait to try this one!
I love my slow cooker – use it several times a week for beans, rice, and soups. I always make extra to stock the freezer. I have upcoming knee replacement surgery so these will come in handy.
Erin H says
My favorite to eat over & over multiple ways is Pork BBQ. Slow cooked pork loin with a can of coke or root beer, mostly drained than add a bottle of BBQ and use my salad choppers to shred it (Pampered Chef). then I serve as sandwiches one night, over nachos another, in a stuffed baked potato the next night! YUM!
Amanda Nicholas says
I hadn’t even thought of veggie chowder! This looks super easy and especially delicious! I use a slow cooker all the time! 6 kids means we have about 6 million things to get done in the afternoons and slow cookers allow me to do then and have a yummy dinner with my family! I’d love to win this awesome one!!
Amanda Nicholas says
My favorite dinner repurposed is probably chili! It’s great as a main for dinner and over potatoes or to make a frito chili pie for lunch the next day!
Terri Geroux says
I use my slow cooker all the time! With our busy schedule, it helps me stick to a menu plan and eating at home. 🙂
Jill Hartley says
I love having pot roast and warming it up. YUM!!!!
Pretty much everything I make in the crock pot doubles as leftovers. I love pot roast in the crockpot turned into Shepherds Pie for leftovers.
Brandi Hart says
Pulled pork! It goes great over sweet potatoes or in a fritatta the next day.
What a beautiful, high-end crockpot! I am a huge Kitchen aide appliance fan. I would have this crockpot going nearly 24 hours a day with roasts or soup. Yummmmm!!!!!!
I could eat soup 365 days a year!
Love the Kitchenaide slow cooker-hope I win!
I love to repurpose cooked shredded chicken from my crock pot into chicken tacos, or pulled chicken sammies, chicken pot pie!
I love to repurpose cooked chicken breast from my slow cooker, shredded for tacos, chicken pot pie, pulled chicken sammies….and so much more!
Angie Huckleby says
When I make my crispy fried chicken tenders I always make extra so that we can make sandwiches or wraps with them for the next day or 2. Thank you!
Cathi Ogden says
I love crockpots. I use mine several times a week. It is older and has no timer. I would love to have this awesome Kitchenaid model. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love to make Pot Roast with veggies in the slow cooker and then make it into a beef stew later. Love the giveaway ~ it is just what I need!! I love Kitchen Aide.
Amy Mac says
Sharon O. says
Tacos–then nachos the next night.
One of our favorites is chili which turns into chili cheese fries. Yum!!
Sunny C says
I Love making a Beef Roast, or else Chicken and using it during the week for numerous meals!!! I could use this Kitchen Aid slow cooker, as I need a new one!!! My slow cooker is almost on its last leg. LOL!
It is from the 70’s!!! The metal body of the unit, is trying to fall apart!!! I Love it though, and will keep it as long as it keeps working even if I were lucky enough to win a new one. That way the old one could be used at work!!!! 🙂
Thank-You so much for the chance!!
Many things work great as leftovers the next day, but I love meatloaf… meatloaf sandwiches the next day are wonderful! 🙂
I love doing pulled pork. There’s always sandwiches the next day
Angel A. says
Would love to win a new slow cooker. Thanks.
Baked ziti – I have to make a double batch for the two of us whenever I make it because my husband can’t get enough leftovers!
I too love soup and would love to win this slow cooker 🙂
Adding this to next week’s menu! Yum!
Teresa Eskew says
I cook up a big crock pot full of southwest chicken chili. We reuse it fro tacos, casseroles, and I will make freezer burritos for later quick on the go dinners.
Susan Broughton says
I always reuse meatloaf the next day with meatloaf sandwiches thats about all I can think of right now.
brianna peterson says
roast chicken and then i make an awesome buffalo chicken salad the next day for hubby to take to work and me to hide in the closet and eat while the kids sleep haha!
Nancy A. says
When I make a roast with potatoes in my slow cooker, my husband likes the meat shredded for his sandwich the next day at lunch. It is so tender and he usually puts barbecue sauce on it. I like my homemade soups for lunch the next day! Love that KitchenAid slow cooker!! Love to win, I would use it all the time. Digital would be such a great upgrade!!!!
Grilled chicken. (Wrap or salad) Spaghetti and meatballs – grinder the next day. (Or vice verse)
Amy L says
I like to make meatloaf for dinner then have sandwiches with it the next day
Wild Child says
One of my favorite easy dinner ingredients is chicken. I love it grilled, baked, slow cooked, really any way except fried. I love using the left overs the next day in my salads. Since I always eat a large salad for lunch, using up the left over chicken is a breeze, adds protein, and is very tasty!
Tricia Z says
Kitchen sink soup!
I am looking forward to Fall and all the wonderful soups that can be prepared in the slow cooker.
I am so ready for soups again. One of my favorite leftover makeovers is pulled pork. Slow-Roast a wonderfully seasoned pork loin (I make my own spice mix that includes “sweet” spices). The next day I use about half of the leftovers (setting aside the other half for another meal of pork medallions). Then I slow-cook the meat until it is fully heated and just beginning to fall apart. Pull using 2 forks, add whatever homemade barbecue sauce is in the fridge and mound it all onto potato rolls! Yum!
I like to make chicken salad from my leftover chicken
When we have leftover taco meat from taco night, we often repurpose it for lunch the next day as a taco salad topper, nachos, or quesadillas but one of my favorites things to do with it is mix it into scrambled eggs (for breakfast or lunch).
Susan Christy says
Baked chicken – I can make chicken salad, quesadillas, a casserole.
ten b says
Neither of my kids like sandwiches or school lunches, so we do a lot of dinner repurposed into lunch meals. One of our favorites is boston butt (in the crockpot), repurposed into barbecue pulled pork stuffed baked potatoes. thanks for the great giveaway. 10750coupons at gmail
I love spaghetti and meatballs. Then I eat just meatballs, as meatloaf, with broccoli.
I like to make tacos and use the leftover taco meat for taco salad.
A lovely, big pork roast dry-rubbed with fennel, rosemary, and oregano….repurposed with BBQ sauce…or chopped and tossed with shredded carrots, water chestnuts, cilantro. basil for Thai rollups in lettuce or rice paper wrappers and a yummy fish sauce with lime juice for dipping!
My family loves pork shoulder slow cooked in BBQ sauce. They will eat it for days.