Recipe Roundups

10 Cozy Recipes Using A Special Shortcut Ingredient

Kosher.com Staff January 18, 2024

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We love Manischewitz’s Cello Soup Mixes for the comfort, ease, and the endless meals you can create with them.

We also love the fact that they are so wildly available. Cello soups are there for you whenever you’re on the lookout for some kosher food, no matter where you are in the country! So if you’re outside the tristate area, look out for “Mani” on the shelves and bring the comfort of their products to your loved ones.

Think Mani Cello Soup Mixes are just for soups and stews? Think again!

With Manischewitz’s Cello Soup Mixes, you can create everything from Smoky Meaty Split Pea Soup and Split Pea Curry to Lentil Mushroom Casserole and Brothy Chicken Meatballs.

So if you’re looking for super easy, shortcut recipes that are equally as cozy and comforting, look no further than the recipes below!

1. Kielbasa, Bean, and Tomato Soup by Amy Stopnicki

A beautiful, rich Italian-inspired soup with beans, sausage, tomatoes, and scantly-wilted fresh spinach. On a chilly day, a bowl of this soup will be a treat.

2. Fragrant Herbed Manischewitz Lentil Soup by Micah Siva

Inspired by Persian stews, this herb-packed, spiced soup is made simple with Manischewitz Lentil Soup! The secret to this soup is the unique blend of herbs and spices, from vibrant turmeric to herbal fenugreek and fresh dill; it’ll be your new favorite wintry dish.

3. Smoky Meaty Split Pea Soup by Richelle Tarko

A seriously hearty split pea soup with a beef broth base, generous servings of flanken, and delicious smoky flavor from smoked paprika – a chef’s secret savory ingredient.

4. Wholesome Chicken Vegetable Soup by Vera Newman

When I think about the dinners, I gravitate towards during cold summer nights, this cozy and wholesome soup comes to mind. Perfectly balanced, nutritious, and filling; the type of soup the entire family will enjoy. The best part is, you’ll be serving your family from all food groups in one bowl: protein from the chicken, veggies both fresh and in the form of the split peas and lima beans, carbs from the barley and potatoes; I call that a win!

5. Split Pea Patties by Sara and Yossi Goldstein 

Here’s something different from the usual falafel or bean burgers. These split pea patties are a great pareve protein packed main dinner or lunch idea. The peas pair really nicely with garam masala, an Indian spice blend. 

6. Lentil Mushroom Casserole by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

This casserole really makes lentils shine. It’s mixed with mushrooms, has a thick delicious “gravy,” and is topped with melted mozzarella. Serve over rice, pasta, or spinach for a delicious meal. 

7. Hearty Beans and Sausage by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

I have to admit, this was one of our favorite dishes! There’s also the huge plus of it taking only a few minutes to put together and letting the flavors cook all day. I highly recommend serving this with cornbread. It’s the perfect canvas for soaking up the thick juices of the beans and sausage. 

8. Split Pea Curry by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Indian cuisine features a lot of vegetarian dishes. Naturally, I gravitated towards one of the country’s most famous dishes, curry, for a spin on this split pea mix. It’s hearty and filling and the curry powder definitely packs a spicy punch. Curry is traditionally served with naan bread and/or rice, so be sure to have some for the full experience. 

9. Stuffed Peppers by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Classic stuffed peppers get an upgrade and are stuffed with vegetable soup mix which includes pasta, peas, barley, and beans. I prefer this toasted Parmesan bread crumb topping but you can skip that and top with more shredded cheese if you prefer. 

10. Brothy Chicken Meatballs by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

These delicious chicken meatballs are served with a little broth, veggies, and a mixture of pasta, peas, and beans. Perfectly comforting for cold nights! 

You can also save a trip to the grocery store and order Cello Soup Mixes on Amazon! Enjoy!

This article was originally published in November 2023. Updated and improved January 2024.