Easy Swamp Soup Recipe for Beginners


Hey there! Ever heard of Swamp Soup? It might sound a bit weird, but trust me, it’s a delicious and hearty meal that’s super easy to make. It’s perfect for when you want something a little different for dinner. In this blog, we’re going to walk through how to make it, step by step. You don’t need to be a kitchen wizard for this one—it’s so simple, even if you’re 15 or new to cooking, you’ve got this!

Recipe Details:

Swamp Soup is a fun and tasty dish that’s packed with greens and proteins. It gets its name because it’s full of vegetables that might remind you of a swamp’s greenery, but in the best way possible! It’s a great meal that brings a punch of flavor and loads of nutrients.


  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth (your base liquid)
  • 2 cups of chopped spinach or kale (for that swampy green color)
  • 1 can of white beans, rinsed and drained (adds texture and protein)
  • 1 cup of diced carrots (for a sweet crunch)
  • 1 cup of diced potatoes (to make it hearty and filling)
  • 1 onion, chopped (for flavor)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (also for flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cooked chicken or sausage, chopped (if you want extra protein)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Grab a big pot and put it on your stove. Turn the heat to medium.
  2. Add a little oil and throw in your chopped onion. Cook it until it’s soft and smells good.
  3. Toss in the garlic and cook it for about a minute—just until it also smells awesome.
  4. Pour in the broth, then add the carrots, potatoes, and if you’re using them, the meat. Turn up the heat until it starts to boil, then lower it so it can simmer. This means it’s cooking without boiling too hard. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the white beans and the greens (spinach or kale). Let it all cook together for another 5 minutes or until the greens are wilted and everything is hot.
  6. Taste it. Add salt and pepper until it’s just right for you.

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • If you like things a bit spicy, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • You can use any greens you like. If spinach or kale isn’t your thing, try something else!
  • No chicken broth? Vegetable broth works great too.
  • For a vegetarian version, skip the meat and add more beans or some tofu.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve your Swamp Soup with a slice of crusty bread or a handful of crackers for dipping. It’s perfect for a cozy night in.

Nutritional Information:

Swamp Soup is full of vitamins from all the veggies and protein from the beans (and meat, if you used it). It’s a balanced meal that will keep you full and energized.