Ski Soup is everything I want in a hearty, winter soup. Chocked full of vegetables, Italian sausage and items I always have stocked in my pantry makes it the perfect, quick meal to fill mine and my families bellies on a cold winter night.Ski Soup with Italian Sausage |

I’m not really one for making New Year’s resolutions. Too much pressure for my personality. I feel like resolutions are so concrete. It’s a black and white approach to “doing better” and one that just doesn’t add up in my world. If I don’t end up following them through fully (which is just about always), I end up feeling guilty and bad about myself. Not how I want to start the year, you know? I do, however, love the idea of a new anything, a clean slate if you will. Each year end, I reflect on the past year and how I’d like to make the new year better for myself and the people around me. I don’t do it through a deliberate act but rather by being more conscious of where I am in my life and how I can make me a better me to move through the new year. Corny, perhaps, but somehow it works for me.

Ski Soup with Italian Sausage |

When I asked on my Facebook page what people wanted to see on Mountain Mama Cooks for the New Year, I got a lot of requests for “skinny” recipes. I know that many of you have vowed to make this new year one of eating healthier and exercising more and while I tip my hat and commend what you are doing, my blog and the recipes will stay the same. I will focus on what I always have and that is giving you real food and a whole lot of moderation. You’ll always find a myriad of recipes on my blog that range from healthy to indulgent, gluten free to gluten laden, naturally low fat and naturally full of fat and just about everything in between. Like resolutions, I don’t adhere to the all or none philosophy. Eat consciously and exercise regularly as a lifestyle and come New Year’s, you can put your resolution focus on something more fun like reading more books or snowboarding more! (Forget what I said above about resolutions. Snowboarding more is SO my New Year’ resolution.)

Ski Soup with Italian Sausage |

Now that I’m off that bandwagon, let’s talk soup, shall we? I used to work in a small mom and pop restaurant that served 2-3 homemade soups daily. One of my all time favorites was one affectionately named, Ski Soup. Similar to a goulash it’s chocked full of ground beef and/or Italian sausage, lots of vegetables, a sweet and savory broth and some sort of pasta to give it some girth. It’s the most warming, filling soup and perfect for having on a cold night after you’ve spent a day on the mountain, trying to stay warm. Served with some crusty garlic bread and a glass of red wine, this would be just what I wanted to end my day with after a day of snowboarding.

Ski Soup with Italian Sausage |

The soup is super versatile and you could use whatever vegetables- fresh or canned- that you have on hand. I stock my pantry with Del Monte® veggies and tomatoes this time of year when fresh produce is slim pickings. The fruits and vegetables are picked and packed at their prime and most are canned almost immediately, locking in the nutrition and vitamin content. I appreciate that Del Monte offers so many no-salt and reduced sodium canned vegetables as I prefer to add my own salt especially when making something like a soup as I can control the sodium. The soup is super hearty thanks to browned Italian sausage and whole wheat elbow macaroni. The secret ingredient is apple cider vinegar that you stir in at the end. It might sound strange but I promise you it works!

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  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium or 2 small zucchini, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 14-oz can Del Monte petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 14-oz can Del Monte cut green beans, drained
  • 1 14-oz can Del Monte sweet yellow corn, drained
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 oz whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese for garnish, optional


  1. In a large stock pan, brown sausage, breaking up any large pieces until fully cooked. Remove sausage from pan and drain on a plate lined with a few paper towels. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the stock pan and return to stove top.
  2. Add the diced onion, carrot and celery to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat until softened about 5-8 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, green beans and corn. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to low and let simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar, macaroni and cooked sausage. Cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve soup in bowls with parmesan cheese to garnish if desired.

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394 Responses to Ski Soup

  1. Bari says:

    Green apples, and sweet potatoes and broccoli for quick roasting/stir-frying (I love this sauce:! Thanks!

  2. Sonya says:

    Favorite items to stock are: Diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans (really any sort of beans) and diced pineapple (to eat with cottage cheese)

  3. Stacey says:

    I always have applesauce

  4. I always have cans of tomatoes for a quick sauce and cans of beans in the pantry. Both together is the start of a quick chili!

  5. Debbie says:

    I always have creamed corn – sounds crazy, but I love to make corn muffins!

  6. Danyelle says:

    I like to keep on hand various beans, corn and tomatoes for making slow cooker chicken tacos

  7. Amy Jo says:

    I always have the veggies mentioned in this post. Corn, diced tomatoes, and green beans! I cannot wait to try this recipe without having to buy a bunch of ingredients. Thank you for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Pam Capone says:

    I always have pineapple and corn on hand.

  9. Emily says:

    I always have peas, corn, broccoli, and other vegetables to make a great salad or stir fry!

  10. Maggie Wallace says:

    I always have some type of bean on hand, mostly kidney beans! They always come in great use for last minute meals like tacos or soups!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I always have canned tomatoes

  12. Maggie Wallace says:

    I always have some type of bean on hand. It comes in great use for last minute meals like tacos or soups!

  13. Teri K says:

    I always have tomato sauce, corn, peas and diced tomatoes.

  14. Shana says:

    I always have peas, corn and diced tomatoes in the pantry and they usually end up in soups or sauces.

  15. Kelly Reynolds says:

    Diced tomatoes, Stewed tomatoes, Sliced peaches in light syrup, Green beans

  16. Gina Guthrie says:

    Green beans, corn, carrots, peas, tomato sauce. I love to make soup with them, just as you have.

  17. Jennifer says:

    I keep green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, pears and peaches on hand. For special occasions I make curried fruit with pineapples, apricots, peaches, pears and cherries.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I keep green beams, corn, diced tomatoes, peaches and pears on hand. I sometimes make curried fruit. My fan likes it for the holidays.

  19. Alicia says:

    Canned tomatoes for soup!

  20. KL says:

    I always have beans and tomatoes

  21. mary k says:

    I always have canned corn around. I add it to the batter when I make boxed corn muffins, add it to chili, soups, and a lot more .

  22. Susan says:

    I’m addicted to Del Monte Whole Green Beans. Seriously!. I will eat them cold from the can if I need a snack. Love them.

  23. Itzia says:

    corn and green beans are always in our pantry.

  24. Beverly says:

    I always have chick peas, black beans and canned corn. I have this great vegetarian soup recipe (although I’m not a vegetarian).

  25. cori says:

    I always have butternut squash and sweet potatoes

  26. Jessica Williams says:

    I always have canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and beans (green, black, pinto, northern, garbanzo, etc). I make chili from all of the above with some ground beef. Or I make a noodle casserole with ground beef, cream of chicken soup, cheese soup, corn, green beans, cream corn, any noodles I have and topped with tater tots.

  27. Meg says:

    My favorite can of veggies to stock in my pantry is Mexicorn! I use it for my infamous Southwest Corn Dip recipe that is very, very addictive. Always have Mexicorn on hand if I ever need to whip it up for guests.

  28. Jacque says:

    I always keep fresh kale on hand. You can add it to so many things!

  29. Ali says:

    I always have jars of peaches.

  30. Frozen broccoli is always around. I keep it simple – toss it in garlic olive oil and a little bit of lemon pepper and then roast until crispy and caramelized.

  31. I always have canned corn, taco seasoning, and canned tomato on hand!

  32. Maryz says:

    Tomatoes, tomatoe sauce and beans.

  33. Lisa Brown says:

    I like to keep green beans, corn, tomatoes, and peaches in my pantry.
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  35. Elena says:

    I like to have canned beans and tomatoes in my pantry

  36. Kelly D says:

    I like to stock canned tomatoes, kidney beans and corn. I like to make soup or veggie chili.

  37. Randi says:

    Diced tomatoes! You can add them to practically anything. Add some seasonings to make salsa, throw it in rice, ANYthing!

  38. jody walunas says:

    I always have cream of mushroom and chicken soup

  39. Karie says:

    I always have canned tomatoes and corn on hand – perfect for making taco soup.

  40. Emily R. says:

    I always have green beans and corn in the pantry.

  41. I love to have any type of squash, depending on the time of year!

  42. Rosie says:

    Well, one of my favorites to make are bean salads. I’m making one now with green beans, kidney, garbanzo, black, lima. I adore lima beans! I like to add my bean salad to a regular salad with lettuce, etc.

  43. Shelly says:

    I always have pineapple and tomatoes.

  44. stephanie says:

    i love to have corn

  45. Kara says:

    I always have beans and tomatoes.

  46. Mami2jcn says:

    My favorites are canned pineapples and corn.

  47. Mami2jcn says:


  48. Jayne says:

    I always have for canned green beans (my husband and I eat them allllll the time!) corn, and every now and then some canned mixed veggies. I love canned peaches, and canned pineapple! I don’t even have recipes for them, I just love to eat them all plain! but every now and then I will use my pineapple on pizzas, cause ham & pineapple pizza is my favorite kind! What an awesome giveaway!


  49. Jessica To says:

    I always stock up on green beans and corn. I like to make homemade soup with hamburger and veggies.

  50. Deborah says:

    My eating philosophy is much the same. I am totally a moderation girl, and I don’t do well with trying to change everything in one big go!! This soup looks amazing, though, and I’m wishing I had a big bowl of it for dinner tonight!

  51. Susan Broughton says:

    We eat a lot of peas, corn. and green beans. I love the “Skinny” brand of canned fruit. I like any kinds of fruit. Peaches, Pears, or Mandarin Oranges are the top ones.

  52. We always have a stock of corn, tomatoes, green beans & peaches.
    My favorite thing to make that i use corn in is White Chili Chicken soup. Its my families favorite! My kids LOVE corn and always want me to leave a little in the can so they can eat it!

  53. Natalie says:

    Diced tomatoes and beans – all varieties!

  54. Lisa says:

    I love squash, carrots & cauliflower!

  55. Jimmy says:

    I usually stock up on green beans.

  56. janna murray says:

    I always have beans( all kinds) and tomatoes, especially fire roasted ones for stews, soups and pasta-

  57. tiffany lane says:

    I always have pineapple…A good roast is always wonderful in the crockpot.

  58. Paula Gardner says:

    Like you a keep a good assortment of tomatoes, fruits, and vegetables stocked in the pantry but a must have to keep on hand is creamed corn. One thing that I love to treat myself is cornbread made with equal parts cream corn and sour cream. It is so moist it is similar to cake in consistency.

  59. HilLesha says:

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to have in stock are sweet potatoes, blueberries, sweet cherries, tomatoes, and peppers. 🙂

  60. Linda G. says:

    My favorite to stock up on is green beans and peaches

  61. Kiara says:

    I keep corn, tomatoes, peaches, and sweet potatoes in my pantry.

  62. Ashly says:

    I always have beans and tomatoes.

  63. Allison S. says:

    In the pantry there’s always a couple cans of diced tomatoes.

  64. Cathy Truman says:

    I always have beef and chicken stock and green beans, peas
    and corn, carrots, tomatoes to make veggie soup.
    I like to keep canned peaches to make peach cobbler.

  65. Melissa Weldon says:

    I love all veggies!!! Pantry staples: diced tomatoes, pineapple, black beans, applesauce! Black beans are great for tex mex dishes (tacos/quesadillas,burritos, etc)…throw them on some tortilla chips with cheese and broil for a few mins then dip in salsa, guac and/or sour cream! YUM! Instant nachos!

  66. Colleen says:

    Canned peaches to make peach cobbler.

  67. Nichole Norris says:

    I always stock up on pineapples, mangoes, spinach, and tomatoes!

  68. Ellie W says:

    I keep canned green beans, tomatoes, and peaches stocked in my pantry.

  69. heather says:

    I keep a lot of cans of pineapple stocked up in our pantry. I use it in salads and smoothie recipes oh and love it on pizza and ham.

  70. MaryB says:

    I always have cans of tomatoes and all kinds of beans and also chicken stock.

  71. Amy says:

    I have to have blackberries ALWAYS!!

  72. ali says:

    always have canned beans on hand.. also try to have something green… broccoli, greens, cabbage….

  73. Natalie says:

    I always have canned corn, canned peas and canned pineapple on hand!

  74. Amber says:

    I always keep canned diced tomatoes, black beans and green beans in the pantry.

  75. Heather E says:

    I stock up on canned beans, rice, canned tomatoes, green beans, and sweet potatoes.

  76. Jane says:

    Diced tomatoes – so great to put in anything.
    1 lg can diced tomatoes- drained
    1 can tomatoes with chiles – drained
    1/2 onion diced
    1 can green chiles
    salt, pepper, or montreal steak seasoning to taste
    Serve chunky pr put in blender to make smooth salsa.

  77. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to stock up on canned fruit, like fruit cocktail or pineapple chunks. Thanks so much

  78. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I like raspberries and blackberries the most!

  79. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    This recipe looks so good. I will have to try it. I keep dry pasta, marinara, canned tomatoes, canned mushrooms, canned mixed veggies.

  80. vicki andrew says:

    I always have potatoes, onions and cans of black beans, can do a lot with leftover that way

  81. Beth Hammergren says:

    I always have canned tomatoes and green beans available in my pantry. I make things up frequently and don’t necessarily have a recipe.

  82. amber says:

    I always have canned tomatoes of all kinds in my pantry for soups & chilis

  83. Kelly says:

    tomatoes and beans — tortilla soup!

  84. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Usually have a mix of kidney beans, green beans and yellow corn to make things

  85. Mary says:

    Love Del Monte Diced Salt Free Tomatoes… and especially the Salt Free Basil, Garlic & Oregano. Use them in my spaghetti sauce!!! YUMMY!!!

  86. Audrey B. says:

    Gotta have peas, diced tomatoes, carrots and corn.

  87. Carrie says:

    I always have canned diced tomatoes, I buy them every time I’m at the store, just in case I’m out! I use them in meatloaf, as pasta sauce, in salsa, chilli, and a variety of soups.

  88. Kate F. says:

    I like to stock my pantry with potatoes and green beans.

  89. Donna L says:

    I stock up on canned peaches, pears, corn, strings beans , baked beans and diced tomatoes.

  90. Anastacia says:

    I always have diced tomatoes on hand. I love the marinated ones the best. I use them for easy pasta dishes or for baked salmon/chicken. I also always keep a couple kinds of vegetables like beans and corn.

  91. Lindsay says:

    I keep tomatoes and black beans. I love to make jambalaya with Zateran’s mix and some turkey smoked sausage and my pantry staples. Quick easy dinner

  92. Joni says:

    Diced tomatoes. So versatile. They’re great for soups, stews, sauce, casseroles, pizza toppings… love them. I always try to have them on hand, but I use them so frequently, it seems like I’m always buying them.

  93. Mary says:

    I have all kinds of canned tomatoes in my pantry, so I can make pizza sauce when I need a movie night pizza.

  94. Sue says:

    My pantry is always stocked with a variety of canned tomatoes (every cut and style)! It would be a sin to leave my home with an empty belly so when friends and family drop in I know I can grab my go to canned goodies and make anything from Black Bean Corn Salsa, to a quick and SO EASY Tomato Basil sauce for Stuffed shells on the fly!

  95. Amanda says:

    This sounds easy and so hearty and delish!

  96. Tamar says:

    I stock everything in my pantry: cranberries, beans of all types/sizes, green beans, corn, pineapples, potatoes, etc etc etc. I am a cannery!

  97. Anastasia says:

    I LOVE tomatoes 🙂 From fat, juicy tomatoes off the vine to cherry tomatoes! They’re all so good 🙂 Lately, I’ve also started developing a thing for cucumbers. I don’t know why, but suddenly I am finding them super delicious 🙂

  98. Sean C says:

    No matter what time of year, I always have diced tomatoes, corn and peas. I love to make the following recipe from Martha Stewart for the kiddies:

  99. Alina says:

    I love having canned beets for delicious feta and beet salads. Also canned tomatoes to make pizza from scratch.

  100. sandra says:

    mandarin oranges and pineapple

  101. Kimberly says:

    I always have all types of tomatoes – diced, crushed, sauce… They make a great quick pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce. I also always have canned peaches (for peach puff pancake.) Raisins and pineapple are also always in the pantry along with green beans.

  102. Heather B says:

    We always have corn, green beans, tomatoes, peaches and pears on hand. I love making a Vegetable Soup and a Peach and Pear Cobbler as well.

  103. Angela Ballard says:

    I can my own tomatoes every summer, and keep store-bought canned beans (garbanzo, kidney, black, cannelini and great northern) on hand along with green chilis and corn for making bean soups and chilis White bean chicken chili is my kids’ favorite!

  104. Kim H says:

    My favorite stocked fruit is peaches and pears!!

  105. courtney b says:

    we like cream of corn, peas… and for fruit lots of peaches. oh and pineapple!

  106. Cynthia C says:

    I like to stock tomatoes, garbanzo and cannellini beans, green beans, peaches and pears.

  107. I always have onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes and cucumbers on hand. My daughter likes fresh veggies for snacking. Great recipe!!

  108. Erin Masi says:

    I love diced tomatoes!! Perfect for a delicious spaghetti sauce!

  109. Ashley C says:

    I love stocking up on sweet corn and green beans!


  110. Liz O. says:

    Cream style corn & diced green chilies are staples in my pantry because they’re key ingredients in our favorite Southwest Egg Bake. It’s one of my go-to meals to share & celebrate the arrival of new babies!

  111. Tara says:

    I always have green beans and tomatoes in my pantry.

  112. Cindy Merrill says:

    For bulk and good carbohydrates, nothing beats having canned Veg-all and white potato on hand, so it’s always on my pantry’s restocking list.

  113. Christina M says:

    My favorites are lots of beans, whole/crushed/diced tomatoes, corn, peaches, pineapple, and pears! My favorite recipe to use with the canned veggies is hands down hearty Minnestrone soup!

  114. amy pugmire says:

    We love applesauce, pineapple and peaches. we also love green beans

  115. Stephanie V. says:

    corn and tomatoes!
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  116. mickeyfan says:

    I always have apples, bananas, onions and lettuce on hand. In the pantry is a huge variety of canned fruits and veggies.

  117. Susan Ladd says:

    I keep peas, corn and peaches.
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  118. Laura Z says:

    I love having pumpkin, refried beans, and tomatoes. My fav recipes are bean burritos or Spanish rice with chicken. Or both together.

  119. Bethany says:

    Usually have diced tomatoes for soups or garbanzo beans for hummus!

  120. Carolsue says:

    My favorite canned vegetables are corn and the mixed green and waxed beans (those I use for a 3-bean salad)
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  121. carolyn says:

    Corn, tomatoes and pineapple

  122. Carolsue says:

    My favorite canned vegetable is corn!

  123. Tiffany H. says:

    I ALWAYS keep canned diced tomatoes, canned diced tomatoes with basil garlic and oregano, French style green beans, corn, and sliced potatoes on hand! The potatoes make a great base or add in for sausages and meats, and the diced tomatoes are wonderful in casseroles or with pasta! 🙂

  124. Sue Barney says:

    peaches, peas and green beans 🙂

  125. joni says:

    I stock up on corn, beans, and pineapple.

  126. Sharlyn says:

    Tomato sauce, stewed tomato & Rotel. Oh Fruit cocktail.

  127. Sara Haaf says:

    I almost always have corn and green beans on hand. i love to make meatloaf and quiche.

  128. Sarah K says:

    I always have on hand cans of chickpeas, applesauce and tomatoes. The applesauce aside from snacking on, i like to sometimes replace it for an egg in baked goods.

  129. Amy Tong says:

    I always have peaches in my pantry and they’re perfect for my moist peachy almond cake!

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  130. My go to must have pantry items are canned tomatoes in any form. I love a good bowl of tomato soup with grilled cheese in the middle of winter. It is a must!

  131. Katy says:

    I always have canned tomatoes in my pantry.

  132. Laura L says:

    Been stalking up on lots of beans – cannot wait to try your Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos with them!

  133. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I like to keep apples on hand year round

  134. Serena says:

    I love to keep canned beans and tomatoes in the cupboard. Mmmm and I love to make taco soup!

  135. Jillian_R says:

    I always have corn, green beans, and canned fruit on hand!

  136. Mel says:

    canned corn for soup

  137. Bryn says:

    Several types of tomatoes, peaches, green beans, corn and pineapple

  138. megan says:

    canned tomatoes, chpotle chilis, garbanzo beans. fresh onions , tomatoes,avacadoes. any greens, kale, broccoli, colliflour etc, grow most of my own

  139. Allison Downes says:

    That look yummy! I like stocking up on Green beans, corn, and tomatoes

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!


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  141. Sandy Headtke says:

    I always have tomatoes on hand to make sauces and soups.

  142. Carole says:

    I always have Del Monte Petite Diced tomatoes on hand to make a quick salsa, my favorite pick me up snack over blue corn chips.

  143. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i love to keep mandarin oranges on hand for snacking

  144. Tammy says:

    Onions and garlic

  145. Meryl says:

    Garlic is number one! Also, onions, tomatoes, and red bell pepper. This is a great pasta recipe which features roasted vegetables:

  146. Desiree H says:

    We always have sweet corn, green beans, hot chili beans, and great white northern beans.

    The recipe I use for vegetables in a crock pot is:
    2 cans of chili starter
    1 can chili beans
    1/2 jar sliced jalapenos
    ground beef, cooked
    1/2 onion diced
    1 red pepper
    1 green pepper
    1 yellow pepper

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  147. Erika says:

    I always have corn and green beans in my cabinets.


  148. Sophie says:

    I ALWAYS have garbanzo beans to roast in the oven laden with Indian spices. It makes the perfect crunchy popcorn-like snack! Mmmmmm…

  149. Barbara M says:

    I have to have tomatoes with green chilies, mushrooms and green beans.
    And I love pasta with white beans spinach and greek dressing.
    Thank you.

  150. Tarah says:

    We always have corn & green beans on hand! We love them!

  151. Sophie says:

    I ALWAYS have some garbanzos on hand to roast in the oven with plenty of Indian spices. The result is a pleasantly crunchy popcorn-like snack!

  152. Mary Jenkins says:

    I try to do fresh veggies when I can, but I keep canned beans on hand because I prefer canned to dried. I make awesome burritos with black or pinto beans!

  153. Madeline says:

    We stock canned peas, corn, beets, and tropical fruit.

  154. Kevin E says:

    I like to keep canned peaches, mixed fruit, mandarin oranges, carrots, green beans, and diced tomaoes in stock. My favorite recipe to make is peach cobbler.

  155. Jill says:

    I always have diced tomatoes. One of my favorite things to make w/ them is tortilla soup.

  156. Susan Smith says:

    I stock up on corn, green beans, peaches and pears,

  157. Jessie C. says:

    I like to stock canned beans and pineapple in my pantry. Canned pineapple is perfect for quick fruit salad and canned beans help to make green bean casserole.
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  158. Jessie C. says:


  159. E Kay says:

    strawberries, apples and bananas

  160. Becca says:

    I love having canned baby corn and artichoke hearts on hand!

  161. Becky Horn says:

    I like to keep string green beans, corn, and peas in the pantry at all times, we use them often.

  162. tara pittman says:

    I stock up on corn and green beans.

  163. allie says:

    I always have cans of corn

  164. Jenn says:

    I always have a variety of canned beans, canned tomatoes, and V8 juice. It goes into all of my soups and many dishes.

  165. Caitlyn says:

    Corn, green beans, peas, beats, and peaches are usually always in the cupboard.

  166. Nikki says:


  167. Pam Moran says:

    Kids love canned green beans.

  168. Rebecca Graham says:

    I keep peaches handy to make peach cobblers.

  169. Holly says:

    Black beans and diced tomatoes are my go to items to keep in my pantry. I love this black bean and corn salsa except I use shoepeg corn in place of the whole kernal corn.

  170. Rachael Holsted says:

    diced tomatoes and green beans

  171. Jamie says:

    My must have pantry items would be black beans and of mandarin oranges!

  172. Carol Mclemore says:

    canned mixed vegetables.

  173. Lindsay carr says:

    I always have several types of diced tomatoes with different spices for Italian or Mexican type dishes

  174. BeckyB says:

    I always seem to have black beans and corn. Thanks for this giveaway!

  175. Savanna E says:

    I always have a variety of canned tomatoes on hand. Great ingredient for a lot of quick and simple dinners!

  176. Corn, fire roasted tomatoes and peaches.

  177. Kim N says:

    I always have creamed corn and different varieties of tomatoes in my pantry.

  178. Pam Thompson says:

    We always keep tomatoes in our pantry!

  179. Sheila says:

    My favorite fruits and vegetables are tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce and paste, apricots, pineapple. OK there are too many to mention. Enjoy them all.

  180. Laura says:

    I ALWAYS have tomatoes, peaches, corn, green beans, onion, carrots, celery and potatoes for vegetables! My favorite soup is:

    Knefla Soup
    6 potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size
    2 onions, chopped
    1 carrot, pared and sliced
    1 stalk celery, sliced
    4 chicken bouillon cubes
    1 T parsley flakes
    5 cups water
    1 t salt
    Pepper (to taste)
    1/3 cup butter
    1 can evaporated milk

    Combine all ingredients but milk in large kettle and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add knefla. Simmer 30 minutes. Add evaporated milk just before serving.

    2 cups flour
    1 egg
    1 t salt
    1 cup milk
    Mix and form into long strips. Cut dough in small pieces.

  181. Aliza N says:

    Always have canned tomatoes (fire roasted are a fave) and different types of beans.

    I love to make my dad’s chili recipe with these items!

  182. Amy says:

    I have every kind of canned tomato product that exists. I also have various kinds of beans, green beans, and peas.

  183. Caroline says:

    Black beans, green beans, and diced tomatoes!

  184. marina says:

    All varieties of beans for chili.
    Garbanzos for hummus with homemade pita chips.
    Whole tomatoes for blended salsa.
    Diced tomatoes for pasta, chili, soups.
    Tomato sauce for mexican rice.
    Tomato paste for awesome flavor boost to soups & pasta sauces.
    Corn for salsa.
    Pineapple rings for upside down cake.

  185. Danielle says:

    We love canned peaches, fruit cocktail, sliced beets, garbanzo beans and waxed beans the most.

  186. Barb says:

    peaches fruit cocktail pineapple and corn

  187. Sherri Farrell says:

    I always keep canned corn. I try to keep a couple of types of beans (pinto, black and/or kidney), diced tomatoes, and RoTel tomatoes, also!

  188. Cathy says:

    I always have diced tomatoes, corn, & black beans so I can whip up some Chili or something Tex-Mexie.

  189. Randi says:

    I used two bags of mixed veggies (corn,carrots, and green beans) and turkey sausage…it’s not even done cooking, and I am already planning the next time I’m going to make it.

  190. Sue Smith says:

    Always have cannelloni beans, diced tomatoes and spinach for pasta fagioli doup

  191. Re (Marie) Bligh says:

    I keep canned diced tomatoes in my pantry as I add them to my homemade soups, add them to veggies such as green beans as a side dish, make salsa etc.

  192. joseph gersch says:

    i stock green beans and corn

  193. Amy L says:

    I like to keep stocked up on canned pears, corn, beans, whole and diced tomatoes.

  194. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite vegetables to stock in the pantry are sweetcorn, carrots, green beans and beans. I love to choose them all in a variety of recipes but I have to admit I am rather obsessed with green bean casserole at the moment!
    My favorite fruits to store are tangerines, pineapple and peaches! My children love to eat them straight from the cans and I like to use them in trifles.

  195. Joanna says:

    I’m currently OBSESSED with brussels sprouts. I’ve been putting them in everything – pasta, stir fry, quinoa. Usually I roast them but sometimes I saute them!

  196. Neena says:

    I love to stock tomato products. I can make really quick, healthy, delicious meals with the assortment of purees, diced, and whole tomatoes I keep on hand.

  197. Katherine says:

    I always have peaches, corn, beans, and pears I put up myself

  198. Mary Anne says:

    Tomatoes of course! You can make almost anything with them – Italian, Mexican, American. I keep diced tomatoes, RoTel style, tomato sauce, chili style tomatoes…I think you get the idea. My favorite thing to make with tomatoes is chili. Beans are 2nd on the list (thus the chili).

  199. I like to keep corn and tomatoes on hand!

  200. Erika McCann says:

    My pantry is always stocked with canned corn, chicken stock, diced tomatoes, chick peas, and canned green beans!

  201. Katie S. says:

    I always have corn and diced tomatoes as far as veggies, and pineapple and apples for fruit

  202. kesha says:

    I like to keep green beans and diced tomatoes stocked in my pantry

  203. Christi says:

    I stock all varieties of canned tomatoes, my favorite is fire roasted, also a variety of beans and veggies.

  204. Lisa Gingerich says:

    I always have canned corn niblets and creamed corn for making corn pudding, as well as diced tomatoes.

  205. Jessica D says:

    Canned tomatoes to make chili, my favorite!!

  206. rachel says:

    I like keeping veggies like corn and peas on hand for easy meals.

  207. betsy says:

    beans! and every kind of tomato product

  208. sharonjo says:

    I always keep different kinds of canned tomato products on hand and also canned peaches and pineapple.

    Thank you!

  209. Celeste B. says:

    I prefer fresh to canned fruits and vegetables, but I do use canned tomatoes and beans.

  210. Catherine H. says:

    tomatoes, chopped and sauce, corn, green beans, stock (chicken and beef)

  211. Denise S says:

    I have to have canned tomatoes and beans.

  212. Denise S says:

    I always have to have canned tomatoes and beans.

  213. Deb D says:

    I always have beans, pasta and tomatoes. When we go skiing those are always in the cabin for a quick soup.

  214. Sarah S says:

    It does not say when to put the sausage back into the soup! ???

  215. Ashley says:

    I like to stock green beans and pineapple

  216. Margot C says:

    Green beans, peas and every type of canned tomato know to man (diced, sauce, whole etc). Sometime I have little ideas based on what I have in the larder.

  217. I love using canned corn, green beans, tomatoes, beans and green olives in my recipes! Yum yum. I already had dinner now I want to go make this recipe!

  218. MVP says:

    I like to stock canned corn and tomatoes

  219. Elizabeth P says:

    I always have applesauce and homemade canned tomato sauce and salsa. We also always have plenty of sweet potatoes from our garden 🙂 as well as fruit.

  220. Diane says:

    Del Monte green beans of course; my boys love the tator tot hot dish and the green bean casserole.

  221. Johannah says:

    I don’t really stock my pantry with much in the way of veggies, I prefer to prepare fresh and stock frozen — but I do have diced and stewed tomatoes, whole potatoes, and sauerkraut.
    No one recipe for all of that, but I do like to make taco’s, chili and meatloaf with the tomatoes.

  222. Eugenie says:

    My favorite fruit to stock in my pantry are apples.

  223. Teresa says:

    My favorite fruits are peaches and pineapple. My favorite veggies are beans and black olives.

  224. janna johnson says:

    grapefruit and blackberries.

  225. Ashley S. says:

    We stock up on corn, peas and peaches

  226. Susi says:

    1 package tortelini, 1 package spinach, 1 box chicken broth, parmesan cheese, 12 turkey meatballs (thawed). Boil broth; add tortellini… when 3 minutes left, add meatballs, then when 1 minute left add spinach. Add some parmesan cheese and pepper. QUICK and delicious soup!

  227. I love to have pretty much all kinds a wide variety of fruits and veggies. Especially pineapple and spinach (but I don’t eat them together that might not be very tasty)

  228. maria cantu says:

    I like having corn, green beans, and peaches always on hand.

  229. Kimberly Ripley says:

    I always have beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and peas in my pantry.

  230. heather says:

    I keep our pantry stocked up with canned green beans and canned pineapple. I love to use pineapple in so many recipes from salads to pizza.

  231. Nataliya says:

    I try to keep carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and always fresh fruits like bananas.

  232. I always have carrots, celery, onions, bananas, and apples. But I love to find new fruits/veggies at the grocery store and try out new recipes! My favorite recipe to make is probably my homemade Mac n cheese! Everyone loves it!

  233. Karin A says:

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to have in the cupboards are peas, green beans, apricots, and peaches.

  234. Lindsey says:

    Definitely garbanzo beans and black beans for making hummus or a quick and healthy side dish!

  235. Taylor says:

    I always have black beans and corn! and diced tomatoes 🙂

  236. Kate says:

    I always like to have bananas, apples or oranges, and cans of beans and tomatoes.

  237. Kathy says:

    Fav veggies – green beans and corn. Fav fruit – pineapple and pears

  238. Melissa Saenz says:

    I always have black beans and corn stocked in my pantry! I can use it for southwest egg rolls, taco soup, mix both with rice paired with chicken tacos! Many possibilities! ; )

  239. Cindy says:

    I love to always have canned tomatoes in my pantry, along with green beans, sliced peaches and crushed pineapple. Yum!

  240. Big D & Me says:

    black beans, noodles, corn, and cereal – this recipe looks great!

  241. katy says:

    I always need to have corn, beans and tomatoes in my pantry. There are endless recipes for those canned items.

  242. Brittany says:

    I always make sure my pantry is stocked with crushed tomatoes, green beans, peas, and corn. Use them for all different kinds of recipes or use them together In a minestrone soup.

  243. Melissa W. says:

    I like to keep canned sauerkraut in my pantry to make homemade reuben sandwiches. So yummy!

  244. julie says:

    I always have canned tomatoes in my pantry. They are useful for all the soups and stews I like to make.

  245. Amanda says:

    Items in stock: Always diced tomatoes and garbonzo beans.

  246. Wittsle says:

    We always have tomatoes and banana peppers. We go through them all the time- chili, roasts, and pizzas!

  247. leeann says:

    I always have cans of tomatoes and tomato puree in my pantry – it’s a good starting point for nearly anything!

  248. Ashley Hewell says:

    I always keep corn and green beans.

  249. Vicki F says:

    I always have canned tomato bits and green beans on hand, but during the winter months when I crave summer fruit, I especially like fruit canned in 100% juice, such as peaches. I will make fruit turnovers by draining and retaining the juice from 2-3 cans of peaches into a saucepan. I’ll then add cornstarch, some sugar, seasoning such as cinnamon and a little lemon juice and cook that till it thickens. Remove from heat and
    add the reserved fruit, stirring to coat. Have your favorite pie dough rolled out and cut into squares, then place an appropriate amount of fruit on the square and fold over and crimp. I bake these at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Delish!

  250. Janice Wilhelm says:

    I always have pears in my pantry they are enjoyed by all in my family and a easy start to a last minute Crumble.

  251. Jennifer E says:

    I always have several cans of tomatoes, corn and some type of bean for sure!

  252. Melissa L. says:

    Our favorites to have on hand are green beans. Thanks for the giveaway!

  253. Lindsey says:

    Canned green beans, corn, and tomatoes!

  254. Phyllis says:

    I keep canned beans, corn, tomatoes and tomato sauce stocked up.

  255. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like to stock green beans, all types of canned tomatoes, baby sweet peas and pineapple slices.

  256. Lee says:

    My favorite pantry veggies are onions & potatoes.

  257. Renee says:

    Pantry fruits and veggie include canned tomatoes (for soups, casseroles, Italian, Mexican), canned pineapple and mandarin oranges, sauerkraut (brats), green beans, black beans, chili beans and red beans, tomato sauce, pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce

  258. Tina M says:

    I like green beans and tomatos

  259. Lisa says:

    I always have pineapple and green beans stocked up!

  260. Sarah Marshall says:

    I always keep green beans, corn, and new potatoes on hand, and apples and bananas!

  261. Wild Orchid says:

    I love to stock up on canned green beans and pineapple chunks.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  262. Wild Orchid says:


  263. Jennifer says:

    I always have canned tomatoes of some sort, I make a lot of Italian food. 🙂

  264. Lila says:

    All kinds of canned tomatoes.

  265. Kerry says:

    I always have canned tomatoes and pumpkin!

  266. nannypanpan says:

    my favorite veggies to have on hand are beets and corn, and I like to have peaches

  267. Stacey Stone says:

    I always have cans of tomato sauce and corn in the pantry. The tomato sauce is for my meatloaf red sauce and the corn for soups and corn muffins.

  268. susan h. says:

    I always keep stewed, diced, and whole tomatoes on hand and also keep a few canned meats for when in pinch or can use to toss in a soup or stew. tomatoes are so easy to use, my favorite is an egg scramble with a bit of cheese.

  269. katy says:

    this soup looks amazing. i love canned corn, tomatoes and beans

  270. Stephanie says:

    Fruit: PEARS! To make my famous pear and brie omelet.
    Veggie: Yellow Squash. My mom’s squash casserole is to-die-for!

  271. Erica Best says:

    i love to keep corn and pineapples

  272. jessica holybee says:

    I like to keep tomatos and green chillies in my pantry

  273. Sarah L says:

    Diced Tomatoes and Beans (all kinds)

  274. Wendy M Liseo says:

    I love veggies! I love to put whole kernel canned corn in my pancakes, french cut green beans in balsamic vinaigrette dressing and white or black beans in my after Zumba workout class, super protein power bars. Yeah!

  275. Debbie B says:

    i keep my pantry stocked with canned corn, green beans and a variety of canned tomatoes

  276. clynsg says:

    I try to keep a pretty good supply of several fruits and vegetables on hand, but the mainstay is tomatoes, in various forms.

  277. Janice Cooper says:

    I love to stock corn and peaches in my pantry

  278. Shannon says:

    Mmmmm, we like green beans in our house, always good to have them on hand.

  279. Judith says:

    I stock up on tomatoes and soup

  280. Douglas Houston says:

    We keep tomatoes, beans and peaches on hand

  281. Terri Moore says:

    I like to keep in stock canned corn, peas and tomatoes, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, pickles, olives and jars of artichoke hearts. Can always make something quick with those on hand.

  282. latanya says:

    green beans, peaches, and corn

  283. Lisa Voyce says:

    My favorite are onions…I like to add them to a lot of things. And, one of my favorite recipes is chili…hmmm…think I can onions to that?

  284. nancy says:

    I like to stock up on peaches and tomatoes

  285. Daniel M says:

    tomatoes and apples

  286. tara pittman says:

    I have corn, green beans, and peaches in my pantry. I also have tomatoes and pineapple.

  287. Betty C says:

    Corn and tomatoes are a must. I love to use them in my vegetable beef soup. I don’t have a recipe for it because I just seem to add whatever the mood is for the day.

  288. Roxann says:

    My favorite is Pineapple. It can be used in so many different recipes or just eaten by itself.

  289. Stephanie Larison says:

    Canned green beans are the fave here. We have them pretty often so we keep a bunch in the pantry. My daughter is crazy about peaches, so we always keep some on hand too.

  290. jennifer says:

    Pineapple! We love it by itself, or combined with everything!

  291. Karen Drake says:

    I like to keep sliced peaches and applesauce in my pantry for a quick snack or a dessert.

  292. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like to stock peaches

  293. Jaime Cummings says:

    I always have apples and tomatoes.

  294. Kristin Bos says:

    I always have refined beans on hand. Taco night is a weekly ritual in our home!

  295. Scott Martin says:

    We always have cucumbers available. We use them in salads and the kids eat them as snacks.

  296. Erica C. says:

    I always have tangerines.

  297. Lisa Garner says:

    I like to stock up on canned corn and green beans as well as canned peaches.

  298. susan smoaks says:

    I love to have canned pears stocked in my pantry. I can never have enough of them. susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  299. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Always have canned corn and beans stocked.

  300. Candie L says:

    I guess I am unique but I love sliced carrots. Thank you

  301. Bruce says:

    canned peaches

  302. I like to keep strawberries stocked when they’re in season.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  303. Stephanie says:

    corn and tomatoes!

  304. Tabathia B says:

    In my pantry, I like to keep baked beans, chili with beans, peas, mandarin oranges, pears and some corn

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  305. Sissy Gifford says:

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to keep stocked in the pantry are apricots, oranges, corn and canned peas. Plus broccoli in the fridge!

  306. mariem says:

    i keep blaack beans and tomatoes

  307. Sissy Gifford says:

    I like to stock apricots and canned peas in my pantry!

  308. tracey byram says:

    pineapple, peaches, pears, spinach, tomatoes

  309. angie lilly says:

    I use canned tomatoes ALL THE TIME, so they are always in my pantry.

  310. Sarah says:

    I always have tomatoes and beans on hand

  311. Joy Quinnan says:

    I usually keep pineapple and tomatoes on hand.

  312. Mihaela Day says:

    You would find apples and pears in my pantry 🙂

  313. vivian blevins says:

    apples and beans.

  314. s riches says:

    I have all kinds of canned tomatoes in the pantry.

  315. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to stock up on canned corn and green beans.

  316. Buddy Garrett says:

    Peaches are my favorite.

  317. Shannon says:

    I like lots, bananas, avocados, and all kinds of greens.

  318. Sarah L says:

    I always have peaches and different beans in my pantry.
    Thanks for the contest.

  319. I like to keep a nice selection of tomato and pineapple products.

  320. Kolt Kelough says:

    You can’t go wrong with potatoes, corn, and green beans!

  321. Rosie says:

    My favorite veggies to stock are cans of beans – all kinds, for making bean salads, and for those bean salads, I also keep artichoke hearts. For fruits, I adore pineapple for making smoothies.

  322. SMum says:

    Finally tried this soup this week (yes, it’s still cold enough to be eating soup) and was really surprised by how flavourful it was. I ended up making a homemade version of italian sausage, as I’ve never been impressed with the brand at my grocery store, and really loved it. Will be adding it to the winter rotation for next year. Thanks!

  323. Sarah Jane says:

    Just wanted to let you I’ve got this on the stove right now. I didn’t have any celery or zucchini, but it still smells delicious! I was a little leery of adding the vinegar, but I went ahead and took a chance, and I think I’m really going to like the tang it adds! Can’t wait until it’s done! Thanks for sharing!

  324. Meri Alexander says:

    Love Del Monte veggies…kids love the corn and green beans. I have used them both in soups and I cannot wait to make the ski soup.

  325. Diced tomatoes for sure. My staple for many ofcthe soups that I make.

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