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3 Ideas for When You Can’t Eat Another Leftover Chicken Nugget

Cheesy Chicken Noodle and Broccoli Soup
We see your leftover chicken nugget and we raise you a can of Progresso™ soup. We made it easy to turn a basic bowl of soup into your very own recipe creation, because mommin’ is hard, and dinner shouldn’t have to be.

Pop quiz time! Answer true or false to the following questions:

  • Enjoying dinner as a family feels more like a luxury and less like a reality.
  • You dread figuring out what to feed everyone more than you dread laundry and Mondays. 
  • Diced hot dogs, chicken nuggets, leftover mac and cheese, and Cheerios sound like food groups to you.

If you answered “true” to at least one of these statements, you’re a mom and we got you. Keep reading.

The reality is, mommin’ is hard and dinner is often a hurdle to clear rather than an act of self care or family connection; the best intentions for a well-rounded dinner turn into chicken nugget for the kids (win) and cold, half-eaten leftover nuggets for you (not a win). We’ve all been there.

There’s a better way. While the kids’ nuggets and fish sticks are in the oven, make yourself a soup that offers the same heartiness and warmth of a homemade meal in minutes—really. Before you sigh at the idea of opening a can of soup for dinner, hear us out. What if the can of soup is made with real, wholesome ingredients you’ll actually recognize? What if you could have your pick of dozens of soup that fit your dietary needs and your taste buds? And best of all, what if we had three hacks that turn that soup into what feels like gourmet meals faster than you can boil a pot of water for another box of mac and cheese? It’s all possible, with Progresso™.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Leave behind: the cold mac and cheese

Start with: a can of Progresso Tomato Basil soup

Make it gourmet with: refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini and Parmesan cheese.

Clam Chowder

Leave behind: the leftover fish sticks

Start with: a can of Progresso New England Clam Chowder soup

Make it a meal with: crumbled bacon and croutons.

Cheesy Chicken Noodle and Broccoli Soup

Leave behind: the half-eaten chicken nuggets

Start with: a can of Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle soup

Make it a meal with: frozen broccoli with cheese sauce.


Pro tip: if you’re a meal-prepping mom, bake a batch of bread bowls for the week. This recipe makes five so you have a hearty pairing at the ready!

One-pot recipes, slow-cooker dinners, and 30-minute meals—we’ve got every recipe you need to make it through the week.


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