Cleaning the Fridge Soup

I love this soup! I make it whenever I clean the refrigerator. I start with all the vegetables that are on then wilting side. You’ll notice the tomatoes are a bit wrinkly and the lettuce is limp. I clean all the outsides and trim the edges and then put them all in the pressure cooker with 3 cups of homemade chicken broth. When the rocker starts, I let it go for 10 minutes and then let it cool naturally. I’ll use whatever I have, fruit included, last time there was also a banana, apple and kiwi in the mix.

After it cools I open it and drain the broth out through a colander Then I mash all of the vegetables and and let them drain through the colander for a few minutes also.

I add 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of white pepper to the broth and a 2 1/2 pound chuck roast to the broth. I start the pressure cooker again and when it starts rocking let it rock for 20-25 minutes this time. I let it cool down naturally again.

I mix the vegetables back in and add 2 cups dry pasta and let it simmer for an hour.

You haven’t wasted anything because it’s wilted and you have a super tasty soup. It makes 8 servings.

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I imagine that is a tasty soup.Thanks for sharing as our weather temp is currently at -1 and snowy..and no Tamy you’re eyes are not fooling you 😉


We are nuts about soup in our home. I wonder if it has something to do with our frequently coolish, overcast days?

I think I sent you a few of my soup recipes once-upon-a-time for one of your blog activities.

Your soup here looks appetizing and filling.

Suzanne Casamento

My family did something similar when I was growing up, but we called it “Garbage Soup.” Which then morphed into the “Garbage Plate” which included everything that was about to go bad when we weren’t in a soupy mood.

Great post – brought back memories!

Katie, Kevin and kids

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will have to give it a try. I am famous for letting veggies get past perfect in our fridge and throwing them out. Now, I have a way to make use of them. Have a great day!


Well that looks yummy!

I love browsing through your recipes. Your blog is one of my favorite things to open and look at every day. 🙂