The Real Soup: Progresso Broth

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of soup? Now, I’m not talking about the “add a can of water” soups. I’m talking about a flavorful soup like Progresso. As a child I drank the add water soups, but now I prefer the taste of Progresso soup.

Progresso is making it easier to create your favorite holiday recipes with the introduction of all-natural Progresso Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken, and Beef-flavored broths. Progresso’s broths are 99% fat free and contain no preservatives, artificial flavors, or MSG*! They even come in convenient, re-sealable 32oz cartons.

Because the holidays are also about sharing, I have three gift baskets to giveaway to readers of the Mom on the Run Chronicles. The gift baskets include a free coupon for Progresso Broth (rather than the carton of Progresso broth show in the photo), a recipe card holder, recipe box and wicker basket, as well as a set of serving spoons and a spoon rest. My daughter shrieked when she saw the serving spoons–she’s a budding cook.

High-quality broth is an important part of many tasty holiday recipes, and Progresso would like to share one of our personal favorites with you as well. ProgressoSignature Recipes

Now the rules for this giveaway are simple:

  • Leave a comment letting me know your favorite holiday recipe by midnight New Year’s Eve. I’ll announce a winner by January 2.
  • Subscribe to this blog via BlogLines.

I’m looking forward to hearing about your favorite holiday recipe. Happy Holidays!

117 comments for “The Real Soup: Progresso Broth

  1. Life with Kaishon
    December 24, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    My favorite Holiday recipe, hmmmmmmmmm. There are SO many delicious things. My Mommy makes yummy penut butter and chocolate fudge. I like just about everything, truth be told! I will keep thinking! I will add this site to my post today : ).

    Merry Christmas!

  2. venarice123
    December 27, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Hi, my favorite recipe would be a cornbread made with creamed corn. Thank you.
    I subscribed to your blog.

  3. Liz
    December 27, 2008 at 5:51 am

    My favorite is a potato velveeta soup that is super yummy! Thanks and I also am a subscriber now.

  4. Connie
    December 27, 2008 at 6:19 am

    We always have a seafood dinner on Christmas Eve. My favorite holiday recipe is from that night – shrimp scampi.


  5. Connie
    December 27, 2008 at 6:34 am

    I subscribed to your blog also.

  6. Paisley Raven
    December 27, 2008 at 7:02 am

    My partner makes the most divine potato soup I have ever had in my life.


  7. carogonza
    December 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is probably the prime rib roast we make every year. It’s easy and delicious.

  8. pestkaj
    December 27, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    My favorite is still good ole green bean caserole.

  9. nape
    December 29, 2008 at 5:22 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s spiced tea. It’s loaded with fresh oranges, lemons, cinnamon, sugar, and everything wonderful.

    Nice giveaway. Thanks!

  10. nape
    December 29, 2008 at 5:31 am

    I subscribe with Bloglines.

  11. MJ
    December 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    I live with hunters…YES we do eat ALL the meat!!!!! Last nite I made venison poppers. They were fantastic!They will be a new Christmas vacation tradition at our house.

  12. Painter Mommy
    December 29, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Hello! My favorite holiday recipe is TURKEY soup. I made a wonderful turkey on Christmas day and took the bones / body of the turkey and cooked in broth for several hours. I included fresh onions, potatoes, & carrots. Boy was it yummy! Great comfort food for my family who has been suffering with terrible colds.

    I am not sure how to subscribe because I don't have blog lines and I would rather not sign up for anything else as far as that goes.

    I am now following you though and I also tweeted about your giveaway. Would that still count?

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  13. diesel51
    December 30, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Pretzel rods rolled in chocolate and nuts.
    Melt several chocolate bars
    roll pretzels in the chocolate when it cools a little
    roll chocolate covered pretzels in nuts or M&M's

  14. Michele
    December 30, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I’m going to try their Meatloaf Italiano!

  15. cmgnbox01
    December 30, 2008 at 9:26 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is candied yams. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. pjgirl74
    December 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is for sour cream cut out cookies. We make homemade icing and decorate them and have a great time as a family. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

  17. brianpiero
    December 30, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Our favorite New Year’s Eve recipe is a vegetarian bean soup…I think there are 10-12 different types of beans in it.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  18. Anonymous
    December 30, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Pineapple upside down cake

  19. deb126
    December 30, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I always make homemade cheesecake for one of our deserts on christmas, thanks for the great giveaway

  20. bathroomblogger
    December 30, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Reading some of the above recipes make me want to start cooking! It's 6AM though. I want to try the Turkey soup. I'm really a sucker for my grandmothers stuffing & honey glazed ham. She won't reveal her secrets though..

  21. Linda
    December 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I love peanut butter balls (I think they’re called “buckeye balls” in some places). I never get them any more, though, since my son is allergic to peanuts. 🙁

  22. Cheryl F
    December 30, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I have a new favorite holiday recipe this year. Quick and easy , just meatballs, chili sauce and grape jelly alll thrown in the crockpot. Everyone loved them!

  23. arvard
    December 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is a special cheesecake I make. It is yummy.

  24. Aisling
    December 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is roast turkey – Thanksgiving and Christmas both.

  25. malleycc
    December 30, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    My fav holiday recipe is for snowballs. I just love them can eat the entire plate of them.

  26. randio
    December 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Cutout cookies are my fav!! Unfortunately, they’re also my least favorite to make, only because it takes an entire day, cause no one else will help me!! Cool contest, thanks!

  27. LadyJemima
    December 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is for sugar cookies!

    lilacflowers180 AT yahoo DOT com

  28. Jenn S.
    December 30, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is pecan pie.

  29. Laura
    December 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    My new favorite recipe is for truffles…we made them this year to give as gifts and got rave reviews. I look forward to experimenting with it for more exciting flavors next year. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  30. Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways
    December 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is Shrimp with cream sauce…yum!

  31. Deborah
    December 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    For the New Year’s holiday, my favorite recipe is Parmesan Cheese Twists. asthenight at gmail dot com

  32. ps9906
    December 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is boiled egg custard. I am glad I don’t get it any other time of the year because it’s loaded with calories.

  33. Karen
    December 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Baked Brie.

    ktgonyea at

  34. Anonymous
    December 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    home made cookies and cakes…..

  35. Shannon
    December 30, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    green bean casserole.

  36. smythbr
    December 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    homemade pies

  37. lfhpueblo
    December 30, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s handed down stuffing recipe.

  38. rlgrady
    December 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is for the chocolate toffee candy I make. It is so easy, and everyone thinks it is awesome, so I pretend it is super hard to make.


  39. dddiva
    December 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I have so many favorites it’s hard to choose just one but I guess my most popular is the microwave fantasy fudge on my blog- everyone requests that numerous times during the season and the kids take orders from their friends starting way before Thanksgiving.

  40. barbarabaker
    December 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    What an awesome giveaway…I too shreaked when I saw your page for this prize pack!!!!

    My favorite holiday recipe has always been my “famous” brownies. Sure, the brownies are the norm, but the toppers are extrodinary. Once the “ordinary” brownies have been taken out of the oven, I simply drizzle hot, melted caramel over top of the warm brownies, add some crushed pecans and dabble yet more scrumptious toppings (bite size mini kisses)…yummmy!!!!!!

    -barbarabaker 🙂

  41. wwe11
    December 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I love the homemade noodles that my hubbys grandmother makes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Sonya
    December 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is green bean casserole.

  43. bison61
    December 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    my mother always makes fudge and caramels during the holidays, they are the best!

    tiramisu392 (at)

  44. Sonya
    December 30, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I subscribed via bloglines. Thanks!

  45. Creative Mom
    December 30, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    My favorite Holiday recipe is Chrstmas Morning Coffee Cake. It is a recipe that my grandmother passed on to me.
    Happy New Years!

  46. Bloggy Finds
    December 30, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    My favorite recipe is Macadamia Nut cheese cake w/rum.

  47. Bloggy Finds
    December 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I subscribed via Bloglines

  48. theolotto
    December 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    My favorite recipe is nestle toll house cookies.

  49. theolotto
    December 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I subscribed via Bloglines.

  50. purplepassion126
    December 30, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is good ol’ green bean casserole.

  51. samsakara
    December 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    I would have to say is chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

  52. Fangirl Jen
    December 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I love to make peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center.

    Easy recipe…
    1 cup Peanut Butter
    1 cup Sugar
    1 egg
    Bake at 350 and insert kiss when you take them out of the oven.

  53. s8r8l33
    December 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I love the homemade noodles that my grandmother makes.

  54. skytoucher
    December 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is the classic green bean casserole made with cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, and deep fried onion rings.

  55. mverno
    December 30, 2008 at 7:33 pm


  56. dbacksfan001
    December 30, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    My fav is what I did this Christmas. A ribeye roast, rare. It was a hit and so delicious!

  57. rmc1ra
    December 30, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    We received a Sushi kit for Christmas, it is my son, my husband and myself’s favorite. Tonight we are making shrimp, crab and egg sushi. If they are 1/2 as good as they are in the restaurant, I am sold. Thanks for the contest!

  58. Melissa
    December 30, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    My favorite recipe to make at Christmas is my cream cheese pound cake. It is sinful but delicious!

  59. mrs.mommyy
    December 30, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    cheesecake is what we eat and pizza yumyum

  60. dementeddoll
    December 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    i have just discovered this one!! oreo balls! (oreos/cream cheese/bark) yum!

  61. idahomom
    December 30, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    My mom’s rolled Christmas cookies.

  62. cdziuba
    December 30, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I make these every New Years Eve:

    Buy a pound of thickly sliced deli ham. Mix softened cream cheese with horseradish to taste, spread on ham slices, roll up, and slice, they’ll look like pinwheels. Yummy!

  63. cdziuba
    December 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I follow you.

  64. barbmccrea
    December 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    my Favorite holiday recipe is Pecan brittle.Thanks for the chance!
    barbmccrea at

  65. Mel W
    December 30, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    My favorite holida recipe is my mom’s sweet and sour brisket! Yummm Thanks for the contest, I subscribed to your blog!

  66. suburban prep
    December 30, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    my favorite recipe is chocolate bread pudding.

  67. cstironkat
    December 31, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Home-made Clam Chowder. It tastes so good on a cold night. I make it every Christmas eve.

  68. Larry Rambousek
    December 31, 2008 at 12:22 am

    This looks like a fun giveaway. I agree with many others in that it’s hard to choose just 1 favorite holiday recipe. One goodie I just love during the holidays is a dessert my mom makes, butter tarts.

  69. Deb
    December 31, 2008 at 12:22 am

    I love to make a hot artichoke dip for the holidays. It is quite a crowd pleaser.

  70. Mindie100
    December 31, 2008 at 1:08 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is thumbprint cookies with raspberry filling. UMMM!

    thanks for the giveaway!
    whitten100@ yahoo DOT COM

  71. heaventrees
    December 31, 2008 at 2:16 am

    My favorite is the cornbread dressing we serve with roast turkey. I always use plenty of chicken broth to make it moist.

  72. Anonymous
    December 31, 2008 at 3:04 am

    My fav. holiday recipe is for Kris Kringles. They’re delicious cookies and very easy to make! Happy Holidays, y’alL! Many thx.

  73. klp1965
    December 31, 2008 at 3:24 am


    1/2 c. butter
    1 c. boiling water
    1 c. pre-sifted flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    4 eggs

    Put butter and water in small saucepan; stir over high heat until melted and liquid is boiling rapidly. Add flour and salt at once; raise saucepan a few inches above heat. Stir briskly. Mixture will come away from sides of pan and form a ball in center.

    Cook and stir 30 seconds more. Remove from heat. Break 1 egg into the paste; beat fast until smooth and fluffy. Repeat until all the eggs are used.

    Drop by whatever size you want (1/4 cup) onto ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and golden 35-40 minutes. Cool away from drafts. Cut off tops and fill with filling or ice cream.


    1/3 c. sugar
    2 c. milk
    2 tbsp. butter
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2 tbsp. cornstarch
    2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

    Mix sugar, cornstarch and eggs in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in milk gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool and fill cream puffs.

  74. ezmerelda
    December 31, 2008 at 3:28 am

    I know that it is trite, but the holidays don’t feel quite right if there is no green bean casserole on the table. I’d love to win this great prize pack!

  75. jenny
    December 31, 2008 at 3:32 am

    wow do i have a fave holiday recipe? well not realy but well one of the things i do like is green bean cassroll dish and well i also love a lot of sweets and other things too any how please enter me info this thanks al so i not have you on my feed list

  76. Jinxy and Me
    December 31, 2008 at 4:09 am

    I like to melt almond bark and pour it over popcorn – yummy!

  77. Dree
    December 31, 2008 at 4:21 am

    My favorite is Christmas Fudge.

  78. chromiumman
    December 31, 2008 at 4:36 am

    candied yam casserole

  79. Tanya Wilson
    December 31, 2008 at 5:18 am

    LOL, I'm a Mom on the Run, too…my family absolutely loves my homemade crockpot mac-n-cheese, went nicely with our ham & turkey holiday dinners!

  80. sito50
    December 31, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Rice pilaf — rice with ground lamb, pine nuts, and cinnamon.

  81. drming
    December 31, 2008 at 6:49 am


    * 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed,squeezed,drained
    * 16 ounces sour cream
    * 1 can sliced water chestnuts
    * 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    * 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
    * 1 package ranch dip mix (or any dip mix)


    1. Mix together
    2. Enjoy

  82. Stephen
    December 31, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Coffee… My absolutely my favoritist recipe for any time of year. 🙂 Love it love love it!!

  83. Bonnie
    December 31, 2008 at 7:45 am

    That would be homemade tamales.

  84. Jessica P. Wallin
    December 31, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Favorite holiday recipe: Hmm, well, we saw Sandra Lee make Turkey Chilaquiles with leftover holiday turkey, so we tried it and love it! We always have tons of leftover turkey after the holidays.

    Here is her recipe (had to bum it from Food Network b/c I couldn’t remember it exactly):


    * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    * 1 1/2 cups red onion, chopped
    * 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles (recommended: Ortega)
    * 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (recommended: Ro’tel)
    * 3 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded
    * 1 (16-ounce) jar chunky salsa (recommended: Pace)
    * Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    * 5 cups tortilla chips, crushed
    * 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend
    * 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
    * 1/4 cup sour cream


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Heat vegetable oil in a large oven-safe skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until soft. Add green chiles, diced tomatoes, leftover turkey and salsa. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with tortilla chips and then cheese. Place skillet in oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

    Remove from oven. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately with side of sour cream.

    Great contest! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  85. Abigail
    December 31, 2008 at 8:04 am

    I am the keeper of The Matriarch’s Walnut Sugar Cookie recipe. Once a year I make a ton of it, roll it out, cut it out, bake it up…..and mail it out. Saving, of course, one whole batch just for little ol’ me.

  86. janetfaye
    December 31, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Homemade Lasagna is my favorite.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. tracey73110
    December 31, 2008 at 10:33 am

    on new year, i make my garlic brisket. thank you

  88. Damla
    December 31, 2008 at 10:58 am

    My favorite is boiled red cabbage salad with yoghurt.

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  89. toughturtles
    December 31, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    dirt pie

  90. Lynne
    December 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    My favorite recipe is a fudge I make. It’s so good I only do it during the holidays, otherwise it’s too tempting. Thanks for the contest.

  91. Laura
    December 31, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    My fave holiday recipe is for truffles. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  92. sweepmom
    December 31, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is my mom’s penucchi fudge.

  93. Sharon Harmon
    December 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    It’s not a true festive holiday table in our home without gingerbread men cookies!!! These cute yummy little gingy guys are the ultimate tradition of Christmas baking!! Thank you for the contest!

  94. Samantha P
    December 31, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    my favorite holiday recipe is Watergate Salad! also subscribed!

  95. mogrill
    December 31, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Mine is Holiday Magic Yams. Yams baked with a brown sugar glaze and peaches and cranberries.

  96. nickyle
    December 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Our favorite holiday recipe has to be Peppermint Bark. Everyone gets involved making it!

    1st layer: Milk Chocolate
    2nd layer: White Chocolate with red and green food coloring swirled in, not mixed, you want the swirl effect
    3rd layer: Candy cane pieces

    While I am busy melting the chocolate the kids have a blast breaking up the candy canes because usually that is a big no-no. Isn’t it fun to do something you are not suppose to do?

    To top it off we spoon swirl just a tad bit of colored (red/green) frosting on top.

    So yummy!

    We make this year round just calling it something different and topping it with difference yummies. For example we use milk chocolate, butterscotch chips and toffee pieces. Another is milk chocolate, fluff (marshmellow creme) and chopped up snickers. Endless possiblities and lots of fun for everyone from the making to the eating!!

    Happy New Years 2009 Mon on the Run Chronicles

  97. Melinda
    December 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I really enjoy my mother’s cheesy potato casserole. It’s so good

  98. kdkdkd
    December 31, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Ialian Pizzelle- I love to make these very year at Christmas,1918,156170-236204,00.html

  99. dlguss
    December 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I love barbecued ribs for the holidays. They are always a hit.

  100. redron
    December 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    peanut butter balls

  101. ladyvon
    December 31, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Spinach Dip would be one of the top.

  102. NesieBird
    December 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I love Christmas paella!

  103. sarah
    December 31, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    potato latkes!

  104. Heather
    December 31, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I just love the new line of Progresso broths. My favorite holiday recipe is Tyler Florence’s Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey. They are so sinful! (Check on

  105. Anonymous
    December 31, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    We have a family recipe for holiday egg nog. Been using it for years.

  106. AICORP
    December 31, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Cheese lasagna w/homemade meat sauce.

  107. Sandra
    December 31, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    My mom makes great sweet potatoe casserole with pecans. I love it and I don’t even like sweet potatoes. Thanks for the chance to win!
    skstigger (at)

  108. Shelley
    December 31, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is something that my grandmother always made for holiday get togethers. It is called Curried Cauliflower. Even though she gave me the recipe before she passed away, it never turns out QUITE the way she made it. Guess I just don’t have her magic touch 🙁

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

  109. Qwill
    December 31, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    My fave holiday treat is homemade tamales.

  110. cellis
    December 31, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Pumpkin cranberry bread

  111. Mama Hill
    January 1, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I have two…green bean casserole and waldorf salad! Thanks!

  112. Beverley
    January 1, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Okay, I’m probably the last of my kind. My favorite recipe is an old fashioned fruit cake.

  113. Kathryn
    January 1, 2009 at 2:30 am

    toasted pecans and pea and asparagus cassarole!

  114. msrodeobrat
    January 1, 2009 at 2:53 am

    southern style cornbread dressing

  115. K. Cleaver
    January 1, 2009 at 3:24 am

    My favorite holiday recipe is an easy one. I love to make Hard Tac candy. Family loves it.

  116. Bingo
    January 1, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Bourbon straight

  117. Karen S
    January 1, 2009 at 4:49 am

    My farorite holiday recipe would be my mother’s rcipe for nut rolls. Just delicate and divine! Thanks!

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