Hearty, Chunky Soups for a Cold Day
When you have months of winter ahead of you, we know that soup is on your mind. To make it easy for you, we hand-picked some of our favorite soup recipes to inspire you on those cold days.
A good, hearty soup is a requisite recipe for a cold day. It's great for using up veggies you have around the house, but it can also be a vehicle for trying new spices and cuisines — all while keeping you warm throughout the winter. Light and healthy or rich and hearty, these are some of our favorite soup recipes.
Mini Chicken Meatball Soup
Mini Chicken Meatball Soup by How Sweet It Is Chicken soup takes a hard turn toward delicious with this recipe. Made with homemade meatballs, Italian herbs, diced tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese, this comforting soup will keep you warm on the coldest and darkest of winter nights.
BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup!
BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup! by Picky Palate
The key ingredient of this soup is the barbecue sauce. Inspired by barbecue chicken pizza (think: California Pizza Kitchen), the sauce adds a sweetness to the corn and chicken while a little sprinkling of cilantro gives it a freshness you didn't even know you were craving.
Italian Wedding Soup
Italian Wedding Soup by The Kitchn
A classic Italian soup, this recipe has sentimental value as well as winter warming potential. Handed off by a few different cooks, it combines the traditional ingredients of homemade meatballs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, onions, escarole, and fresh oregano into a flavorful dish that slow-simmers on the stovetop. You don't have to serve it as a matrimonial meal to understand its heartwrming qualities, so now we're handing off the recipe to you for your winter menu. You're welcome.
Vineyard Clam Chowder
Vineyard Clam Chowder by Food Republic
This one hails straight from New England — Martha's Vineyard to be precise. It was adapted from a seafood market recipe (yes, in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, so it has to be good, right?). Other than the clams, you don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this chowdah — just some bacon, potatoes, and half-and-half for a hearty taste of New England.
Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup
Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup by The Pioneer Woman
Working kale into soup may sound challenging to the palate, but we promise this totally works. Using Olive Garden's zuppa toscana for inspiration, the kale is accompanied by potato and sausage to make it more of a meal than soup, but it will keep you warm nonetheless.
Healthy Soups that Taste as Good as Take-Out
Craving Italian, Thai, or Mexican food this evening? Try one of these healthy soup recipes instead, which pack in the flavor without the calories.
Thai Fish Soup
Thai Fish Soup from Steamy Kitchen by Steamy Kitchen
This flavorful soup combines everything you love about Thai curry into a unique soup. With coconut milk, shrimp, salmon, lime leaves, and vegetables tossed into a single dish, this is a gluten-free, healthy, and complete meal that tastes as good as take-out.
Fast & Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup
Fast & Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup by The Kitchn
If you're craving Mexican food, this slight tweak to traditional tortilla soup is a lighter and warmer way to deliver those south-of-the-border flavors than enchiladas or fajitas. Swaping out the chicken for turkey gives this soup a milder flavor without losing the richness it gets from the tortilla chips. Serve with a side of black beans and brown rice for a complete meal.
Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup by Cinnamon Girl
This recipe is anything but ordinary. Combining the Thai flavors of lemongrass, edamame, coconut milk, slow-cooker chicken, and freshly-grated ginger, it makes a soup that’s both satisfying and inventive.
Hearty Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Hearty Chicken Gnocchi Soup by Mel's Kitchen Cafe
There's no bad way to serve gnocchi, but if you want to get more mileage out of those tiny potato dumplings without serving them with marinara, do yourself a favor and make this soup. Milk, olive oil, chicken broth, chicken, spinach, and gnocchi is all you need to need to make this delicious gnocchi soup.
Plant-Based Soups For All The Veggie Lovers
If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just want to get more vegetables in your diet, try one of these soups. You can easily substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth in any of the following recipes to convert them to perfectly plant-based meals.
Gabrielle's Simple Tomato and Corn Soup
Gabrielle's Simple Tomato and Corn Soup by White on Rice Couple This simple vegetable soup is made with vegetable plucked from a garden but inspired by a houseboat dinner — it's a meal made for memories. With a base of home-canned tomatoes and corn, onion and garlic lend it flavor while milk gives it body. If you don't have a garden, store-bought cans of vegetables work just fine to get this on the table in just 15 minutes.
Roasted Tomato Soup
Roasted Tomato Soup by Food Republic
This tomato soup is nothing like what you get from a can. The tomatoes are roasted slowly over 40 minutes and then simmered in a pot with herbs and spices for a rich soup worthy of a proper grilled cheese sandwhich.
Winter lasts more than six weeks and we have plenty more soup recipes to get you through it! Try one of these related searches on Yummly: