Polish Soups – 7 Day Meal Plan

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– Mom, what’s for dinner? – I hear this question daily! Half the “problem” for me is coming up with an idea… how about you? Well, today… I’m your Idea Fairy.

Since autumn is in full swing here in the Northern hemisphere, I’m sharing recipes for 7 soups, enough to last you a week. I’m starting on Sunday. Do all your shopping ahead and get to cooking.

Click on each photo to see the recipe.

SUNDAY

ROSÓŁ

(chicken soup)

The one and only Polish Sunday soup. I think it’s safe to say that most Poles eat chicken soup on Sundays. It’s easy and quick, allowing time spent with family and friends. Make a large batch, we’ll use leftovers on Monday.

MONDAY

POMIDOROWA

(tomato soup)

I think it’s safe to say that if a Pole made rosół on Sunday, they’ll make tomato soup on Monday. Work is half way done. Use chicken stock from Sunday, soup done in under 15 minutes.

TUESDAY

GULASZOWA

(beef stew)

Let’s change it up a bit on Tuesday and make a soup that’s a bit more substantial, one for meat eaters, filling and hearty. This can be prepared in a crock pot, for those working moms and dads who don’t have a luxury of time. Prep everything the night before: brown the meat, cut up veggies. The next morning put everything in a crock pot, add water and spices and off you go. Come home just to finish it off with herbs. You. Are. Welcome!

WEDNESDAY

KAPUŚNIAK

(sauerkraut soup)

Kapuśniak is a traditional soup made of two favorite Polish ingredients: pork and sauerkraut. It’s a bit sour but not overwhelmingly. If you’ve never had it before, you must try it! It’s not complicated either, so no excuses here 🙂

THURSDAY

BARSZCZ CZERWONY

(red beet soup)

It wouldn’t be a Polish meal plan without a traditional red beet soup. This is my favorite recipe, it comes out exactly how my grandma made it. It’s creamy and slightly sweet. I serve it with a side of mashed potatoes garnished with bits of sautéed onion. It’s to die for.

FRIDAY

ZUPA GRZYBOWA

(wild mushroom soup)

Mushrooms are in season here in Poland so I have to include this soup. Even tough I know it’s tough to find wild mushrooms in the US, I’ve found a way to replicate this soup from ingredients available and make it the way it suppose to taste. Do prepare your ingredients ahead of time.

SATURDAY

ZUPA OGÓRKOWA

(pickle soup)

Pickle soup may sound like an unusual dish to those who’ve not had much to do with Polish cuisine. I’ve served it to many Polish kitchen rookies however and it has always been a hit. A lot of its taste depends on a good pickle, so use your favorite brand and you will not be disappointed.

 

I’ve run out of weekdays but there are many more Polish soups that I think you should try. Please visit SOUPS section of my recipe index and browse through many more recipes.

Happy cooking and smacznego!!

Anna

 

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8 Comments

  1. I’m glad you’re still continuing with Polish Your Kitchen! My grandparents came from Poland and my grandfather went back to Poland in Haller’s Army 1918-1922 after he was an American citizen. He cooked soup for the veterans’ picnics for many years. He cooked the army bean soup in a large kettle outside or on a coal stove. I saw that you lived in Temple before you moved to Poland, if I had known that, I would have given you the location of orchards that grow sour cherries. They’re hard to find in PA, but the best. I enjoy your recipes and posts, thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipes! Do you have one for cauliflower soup? I had some once in a Polish restaurant while traveling and it was delicious. Thank you!

    1. Tosia, check out the SOUPS section in the RECIPE INDEX, I do have a recipe for cauliflower soup there. It’s a really quick recipe. You’ll have your fix in no time 😉

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