Frankenstein Italian Vegetable Pasta Crockpot Soup Recipe

Frankenstein Soup Cooked By Shawna Coronado

Today it is a cold and rainy summer’s day and I have a miserable cold/flu thing that’s slapped me down hard like a professional wrestler. The only thing I can concentrate on is the next cup of hot tea and the repeating thought that I feel like death. What I need is a good soup recipe cooked up hot and delicious. The problem? I need to go to the store for supplies, but don’t wanna show the world how I look with tissues shoved up myFrankenstein Soup Ingredients nose. The answer? Raid my cabinet and frankenstein something together for the crockpot.

Sadly, I do not have all organic ingredients, but I do have frozen turkey, a few cans of organic tomatoes, a box of organic broth, an old onion, a half bag of frozen hash browns, and a half a bag of organic pasta. Combined with some spinach plants that never got planted and an upstart kale plant from last year’s crop (see below mixed in with some hosta’s) and I got myself a nutritious Italian Frankenstein Vegetable Pasta Crockpot Soup Recipe that cost me way less than $10.

Here’s the recipe – it turned out delicious. May I suggest many substitutions and solutions from your own empty cabinet to customize the soup to your own family’s needs!

Frankenstein soup upstart kale from last years garden

Frankenstein Italian Vegetable Pasta Crockpot Soup Recipe


  • 1 lb ground turkey (or whatever meat you have available )
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen cubed-style hash browns
  • 1 box chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can organic diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans of 11.5 oz V-8 juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup pasta (whatever pasta-ish thing you have in the cabinet)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Brown meat in pan. Add potatoes half-way through cooking time. Deglaze pan with chicken broth, then transfer ingredients to a crockpot. Add all other ingredients.  Simmer all day until flavors are thoroughly married and cooked through.

Frankenstein Soup Meat and Potatoes Cooking

Frankenstein Soup in Crockpot


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  • Reply
    June 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Yum! I use V8 in soup a lot; it really adds to the flavor. Feel Better!!

    • Reply
      June 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks and this turned out DEEELISH!!!

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    Karen Morelli
    June 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    You know, I love recipes like this, unpretentious, easy and full of whatever is on hand. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’ve gotten to feeling better by now!

    • Reply
      June 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks my friend! 🙂

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    John Fraraccio
    September 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I didn’t expect a Web search for “Italian Frankenstein” to yield soup, so of course I made it! Had ground meatloaf mix, beef stock and pastina handy. Grated Gruyere cheese on serving. My dad labeled it “a hunter’s soup.” Could feed a family with this.

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