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Eye-Popping Soup Recipe

Eye-Popping Soup Recipe

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How To Make Eye-Popping Soup

Amp up your Halloween spread with this eye-popping soup recipe, made with a chicken stock base and olive-bocconcini eyes, for a spooky and tasty bowl.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1onion
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 2cancrushed tomatoes
  • 4cupschicken stock,homemade or low-sodium store-bought
  • 3sprigsoregano,or marjoram
  • ½cuphalf-and-half
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste
  • 6black kalamata olives,pitted
  • 2sprigsfresh rosemary
  • 4fresh chives
  • 1lbbocconcini,(bite-size mozzarella balls)
  • 1jarpimiento-stuffed olives,small


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for about 6 minutes until onion is translucent.

  2. Add wine and cook for about 1 minute until most liquid has evaporated. Add tomatoes, stock, and oregano, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 45 minutes until thickened.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove herbs. Puree soup in small batches until smooth. Return to pan and slowly pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Use a toothpick to pierce each Kalamata olive 4 times all the way through to another side. Insert a rosemary leaf into each hole to make 8 legs. Insert 2 pieces of chive into the small hole at the end of the olive to make antennae.

  5. Using a small melon baller, scoop out a hole from each bocconcini. Halve each pimiento-stuffed olive crosswise. Place a half, cut side out, in the hole in each bocconcini to make eyeballs.

  6. Ladle hot soup into shallow bowls. Float 4 or 5 eyeballs in soup and place a bug on the rim of each bowl.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 2707.60kcal
  • Fat: 166.47g
  • Saturated Fat: 88.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 55.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 152.42g
  • Fiber: 29.71g
  • Sugar: 71.96g
  • Protein: 148.52g
  • Cholesterol: 492.97mg
  • Sodium: 6852.10mg
  • Calcium: 3095.34mg
  • Potassium: 4767.76mg
  • Iron: 24.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 1296.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 106.60mg
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