soup's on!

Ever wonder how much soup is cooked for the Empty Bowls Project? Though it may be hard to believe, more than 150 gallons of soup are donated each year to serve the patrons who attend Empty Bowls. That translates into 2,400 cups or 1,200 bowls of soup!  And with over restaurant 30 chefs stirring their pots to make soup, we never know what we will receive…however, they are always mouth-watering and delicious! 

Our chefs are talented and inspirational! The variety of soup recipes is amazing! Curry soups, classic tomato, hearty chicken noodle, savory beef vegetable, loaded baked potato, roasted pumpkin, lentil soups and so many more! They are all homemade, nutritious, and unique and with options for all palates and special dietary restrictions.

At the Empty Bowls Project, we celebrate delicious food while bringing hunger awareness to our community. We are so happy to be back in person at the 24th annual event on Sunday, November 7th to support Dripping Springs Helping Hands. Can't wait to be enjoying soup with friends and family!

In case you missed the virtual HOME EDITION of Empty Bowls in 2020, click below to see soup recipes that were provided by restaurants and partners.

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November 4

Truffled Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

A creative recipe with an irresistible flavor featuring green apples, parsnips, and cauliflower.

From:

Whim Hospitality

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November 5

Poblano Velouté                 

This delicious poblano and corn soup incorporates a velouté made with seasoned whipping cream.

From:

Sala & Betty

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November 6

Carrot Ginger & 

Roasted Tomato Soup

Filled with veggies, ginger, coconut milk, and star anise, this is truly a palate pleaser.

From:

Tillie's Restaurant

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November 1

Black Bean Enchilada Soup

Filled with a variety of peppers and chiles, this is the perfect soup when you're craving delicious Mexican food.

From:

Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farms

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November 2

Roasted Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

Sweet potatoes and juicy ripe pears combine with cayenne and curry spices in this delightful offering.

From:

Rolling in Thyme and Dough

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November 3

Alice's Texas Fancy Chili    

This crowdpleaser is made with smoked brisket and smoked pork, lots of spicy goodness, and topped with peppers and chives.

From:

Treaty Oak Distilling

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November 7

White Chicken Chili

This recipe delights with tangy and earthy flavors.

From:

Mimi Barnes

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November 8

Sausage Broccoli Chowder

A timeless blend of savory flavors - this is comfort food at its finest.

From:

DS Cookoff Club

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November 9

Spicy Pumpkin + Bean Soup

Curry and ginger enhance the pumpkin star of this soup. Get ready for a bowl full of autumn.

From:

Mazama Coffee Co.

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November 10

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

With a robust creole flavor and solid roux, this recipe requires a bit of patience but the reward is gratifying.

From:

Kristi & Paul Green

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November 11

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

This easy flavorful soup is a delicious alternative to chicken tortilla soup.

From:

Rotary Club

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November 12

Chef Mark's Tomato Soup

This vegan soup is healthy and delicious served hot or cold.

From:

Gourmet Gals

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November 13

Coconut Milk Soup

Utterly delicious with the combination of fragrant kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass sticks and a bit of cilantro.

From:

Thai Gourmet

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November 14

Grandma's Portuguese Soup

This delicious soup is full of Italian sausage, beans, cabbage, and potatoes.

From:

The Flower Girl

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November 15

Mushroom Brie Soup

This beautiful creation has an ample amount of heavy cream, and is an Empty Bowls favorite.

From:

Linda Allen Catering

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November 16

Cauliflower & Celeriac Bisque

Full of big and comforting flavors, this bisque combines cauliflower, celery root, pancetta, chives & truffle oil.

From:

Soho Catering

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November 17

Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup

This soul soothing soup abounds with spinach, beans, carrots, onions and garlic with Italian sausage and pasta.

From:

The Lion's Club

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November 18

Alecia's Chili

This chili is thick, rich and flavorful. Generous amounts of savory spices will draw you to the table.

From:

The Every Day Gourmet

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November 19

Green Pea & Ham Soup

This refreshing soup includes green peas, ham and a generous base of healthy veggies.

From:

June Baumoel

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November 20

Kale, Sweet Potato & Bean

This recipe is deliciously healthy and can be ready in a jiffy.

From:

Destination Dripping Springs

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November 21

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

This soup features Southern inspired flavors infused with the spice of southwestern cuisine.

From:

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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November 22

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is rich and delicious with just the right amount of tender broccoli for a chunky texture.

From:

City of Dripping Springs

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November 23

Gumbo

Dig in for a feast! This soup is full of Cajun spice, vegetables, and the essential dark roux.

From:

JM Events Catering

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November 24

Piggy Slop

What's not to like about a dish full of beans, smokey brisket and sausage spiced to perfection?

From:

Pig Pen BBQ

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November 25

Ginger Chicken Soup

This soup is all about a mother's love for her child. Nourishing, substantive, and warming - what could be better?

From:

Pun Nio

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November 26

Thank you!

From soup to nuts - we can't do this without you. Our donors are undeniably super!

From:

Helping Hands

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November 27

Grandma Sally's Potato Soup

This comforting and creamy potato soup recipe is delicious and easy to make in just one pot.

From:

Troop 1398

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November 28

Easy Broccoli Soup

This vegetarian soup includes nutritious goat's milk which will nourish and warm you on a crisp fall day.

From:

Amanda Lewis

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November 29

Aimee's Favorite Lamb Soup

This is one hearty soup with tender lamb enhanced with an herb bouquet, red wine and garlic.

From:

DS Farmers Market

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November 30

Soupersara's Minestrone Soup

Soothe your soul on a cold winter night with this delicious minestrone full of veggies, beans, and garlic.

From:

Sara Albini