Popovers Give Leftovers a Fresh Start

The great thing about a popover is that it’s hollow on the inside. It’s an instant “crust base” so that you can fill it with all sorts of goodies.

These little hollow pockets are a treat for me – to help me satisfy the slew of picky eaters we have in our house. Each popover can be individually packed with savory/sweet/salty/spicy treats.


So, when the Campbell Soup Company asked me to use their cream-based soups to see if they really could satisfy my picky eaters, I headed straight for the popovers I had waiting in the freezer.

Using the creamy richness of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, I warmed up some couscous and stirred the two together. Using this as a base, I filled the bottom of each popover with a tablespoon of the couscous/mushroom soup base.

Then, I proceeded to fill each popover:

First, I started with the bare bones – this is for the stubborn, picky eater: just cheese and carrots, and nothing else. The carrots were “raw.”

To the next one, I added nothing else but fresh pomegranate seeds. There’s another picky eater out of the way.

For the rest of us, we love our food. For us (and that’s four of us) we don’t really want to know what’s inside, as long as it’s good. So, I mixed up the following:

  • 1 cup of cooked red quinoa. I had this ready in my freezer. The quinoa had already been sprouted, and then rinsed and frozen. I do this in large batches, as soon as it comes home from the store, and freeze. The pre-soaking/sprouting gets rid of the phytates and allows the quinoa to cook very fast.  I simply pulled out a cup of the frozen quinoa, and put it in a pan with a ½ cup of water, salt and olive oil, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Broccoli slaw. Straight from the package in the produce section.
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh arugula
  • Fresh lime juice and a splash of extra virgin olive oil and salt to taste.

I stirred the ingredients together, adding another splash of fresh lime juice and salt, and scooped the whole thing into the warm popover, filled with the warm, creamy couscous/mushroom base.


With the help of The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™,  Campbell’s soup, their fantastic new recipe site, and popovers, I was able to outsmart my picky eaters.


If you need more inspiration, Campbell’s gives you fresh ways to delight your family, whether you’re looking for the classics, (like the famous green bean casserole) or totally new recipes, Campbell will give you inspiration just when you need it at Campbellskitchen.com.



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