Campbell Soup Hacks

Alicia W
by Alicia W
4 - 12 servings
6 hr 5 min

Campbell's Soup was created in 1895 by Joseph Campbell. The first flavor was Beefsteak Tomato and it was ready-to-eat, not the condensed soups we know today. (Condensed soup was introduced two years later in 1897.)

Thanks to Mr. Campbell, I present you with three soup hacks sure to have you singing the praises of Mr. Campbell too. is a dessert!

Crockpot Meatball and Gray

Easy dump recipe using Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup with Roasted Garlic. A creamy, delicious meal.

Tomato Soup Cupcakes

I was shocked too! You can't taste the tomato; the soup just adds to the moistness of the cake and you're sneaking in some veggies. Topped with cream cheese icing...OMG!

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Nachos

Made with Cream of Chicken soup, this easy dump-into-a-crockpot takes only 5 minutes to prepare and your family is sure to gobble them up.

Recipe details
  • 4 - 12  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 6 Hours Total time: 6 hr 5 min
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Crockpot Meatballs and Gravy
  • 1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom soup with Roasted Garlic
  • 2 pounds frozen cooked meatballs - any flavor
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 - 1.2 oz. package of dry turkey gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 medium bay leaves
Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes
  • 1 can condensed Tomato Soup
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 - 16 oz. bag of confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Nachos
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 small jar salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced
Crockpot Meatballs and Gravy
Place frozen meatballs in a crockpot
Add the condensed soup, water dry gravy mix, thyme and bay leaves.
Stir to combine
Cover and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours.
Remove bay leaves before serving
Serve over noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, French fries - whatever you choose
Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes
Heat oven to 350 degrees
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon and cloves
In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter and granulated sugar.
Add milk and soup to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
Gradually add dry ingredients to wet, mixing well after each addition
Line 24 muffin pan with paper liners.
Divide the batter between cups
Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool before frosting
In a bowl, mix milk, cream cheese and vanilla until creamy.
Gradually mixing in confectioners' sugar, mixing well after each addition
Frost the cupcakes after they have cooled.
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Nachos
Into a crockpot, add all ingredients and stir to combine
Cook on low 4 - 6 hours or high 2 - 3 hours
Serve over tortilla chips
Top with fresh tomato, cilantro, sour cream, sliced avocado - whatever you prefer
Alicia W
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  • Barbara Barbara on May 24, 2022

    This is called "Mystery Cake" in the Joy of Cooking cookbook (at least in the original version, not sure about later versions, but probably those also.)