Veggie-Beef Soup Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

This Vegetable-Beef Soup has a whole garden's worth of vegetables in every cup. Serve a small portion to have room for Salad with Walnuts and Apple, Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwiches, and Chocolate and Vanilla Pudding Parfaits. Look for aged Gruyere: It's a firmer, more flavorful cheese and the sandwich will be even tastier than you imagined.

Vegetable-Beef Soup


Salad with Walnuts and Apple

Add walnuts and diced apple to salad greens and toss with your favorite creamy dressing.

Grilled Gruyere Cheese Sandwiches

Use a vegetable peeler or a cheese slicer to get thin slices of Gruyere cheese from a block. Prepare grilled cheese sandwiches, adding mustard to the bread if desired.

Chocolate and Vanilla Pudding Parfaits

Layer chocolate and vanilla puddings to make striped parfaits. Top with chocolate sprinkles.