Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup: Simple, Easy, Leftover Magic

photo source: nomadwife

The fragrant aroma of soups simmering in the kitchen during the cold winter months is a warming addition to the cold frigid air outside. However, what to do with the copious batches we make? Leftovers are welcomed the day after, but how do we change things up a bit? Make it creamy! By adding as few simple ingredients and making a quick roux out of simple butter and flour, you can have an entirely different delectable meal.

ROUX photo source: maxres


4-6 cups of leftover soup

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour or arrowroot powder

1 cup sour cream

1 cup chicken broth (optional)

Sour Cream photo source: foodsitemagazine


Melt butter in large skillet or stock pot. Add flour, stir over medium heat until mixture is golden brown. Stir in sour cream, and chicken broth, if using, mix well. Add prepared soup, stir and simmer for about 10 minutes until soup is thicker and creamy. Delish!

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