During the cold, snowy days of winter, our cravings for a bowl of hot, comforting soup are perhaps no surprise—as it is universally one of the coziest dishes there is. Beyond soup’s ability to nourish and comfort, each one of these recipes is beyond delicious too. We’re talking about a chicken soup loaded with veggies that could easily include noodles or wild rice but is also perfectly tasty as is. A dairy-free take on creamy butternut squash soup that’s so dreamy and silky you’ll wonder why other versions include dairy in the first place. And a tomato soup bursting with flavor from lightly charred oven-roasted bell peppers and tomatoes that will prompt you to leave canned soup behind for good. This cozy lineup of soup recipes will keep you nourished and satisfied throughout the winter season and beyond.
The Best Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
A luxuriously creamy (yet creamless!) butternut squash soup that is loaded with veggies while still allowing the butternut squash to shine. An optional topping of caramelized onions, sweet apples, and salty bacon kicks up the tasty factor even more.
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A hearty, nourishing chicken soup for those cold, winter days when you’re not feeling top-notch or you just want to curl up with a comforting bowl of soup. Try this quick and easy chicken soup as is or switch it up by adding potatoes, noodles, or wild rice.
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Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Basil Soup
This simple homemade tomato soup bursts with flavor thanks to oven-roasted bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. It’s a 30-minute recipe that may prompt you to leave canned soup behind for good.
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Carrot and Lentil Soup
This carrot and lentil soup, also well known as Spanish lentil soup or “Sopa de Lentejas”, is a one-pot meal sure to satisfy the whole family. Easy to prepare, healthy, hearty, and delicious, this plant-based lentil soup has everything needed to create a nourishing weekday meal.
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White Bean Mushroom Soup
White Bean Mushroom Soup is easy to make, comforting, and satisfying on a cold winter’s evening. Made with fresh vegetables and pantry staples, this easy vegan soup is packed with plant-based protein and a whole lot of flavor.
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A classic Italian soup made with ditalini pasta and white beans in red sauce. Whether you are looking for comfort or just a giant bowl of goodness, this soup is for you.
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Calling all mushroom lovers! This mushroom soup is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for a hearty soup that’s thick and delicious yet wholesome and lower in calories (it’s made without the cream that’s typically found in mushroom soup). A quick and easy soup recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes.
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Sopa de Conchas (Mexican Shell Soup)
Sopa de Conchas (Mexican shell soup) is a classic and comforting soup made with pasta simmered in a light tomato sauce. This recipe is so simple to make and perfect for a quick meal taking just 15 minutes to prepare.
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Sweet Potato Soup
This sweet potato soup is lusciously smooth, comforting, and soul-warming. It’s a one-pot meal featuring antioxidant-rich sweet potatoes, savory aromatics, coconut milk, and smoked paprika.
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Classic New England Creamy Clam Chowder
This classic, creamy New England Clam Chowder recipe rivals those found at the best seafood restaurants. Unlike Manhattan Clam Chowder, it’s creamy and filled with bacon, potatoes, and tender clams. The flavor is unbeatable, plus, it’s ready in less than 60 minutes.
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Easy Dumpling Soup
When you’re craving a lighter meal that’s still plenty satisfying and flavorful, look no further than this potsticker soup (aka wonton soup). Broth and dumplings customized with your favorite garnishes, it’s a dinner winner for the whole family.
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Lobster bisque is a velvety concoction of rich flavors and sumptuous lobster meat and has long been revered as a gourmet delicacy. This recipe is prepared the old-fashioned way – in small batches, where every spoonful gets the attention it deserves, ensuring a delicious and exquisite taste experience.
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White Bean Green Chile Chicken Soup
A simple Mexican-inspired green chili soup with chicken, white beans, and green chilies. With just a handful of ingredients and only 30 minutes, you’ll be on your way to slurping this delicious bowl of soup.
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Italian Wedding Soup With Chicken Meatballs
Why this soup is called Italian wedding soup is up for debate but one thing we know for sure is that this soup’s harmonious marriage of acini de pepe pasta, homemade mini meatballs, greens, and broth will have you falling in love with this traditional Italian soup over and over again.
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Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup
This creamy vegan gnocchi soup is delicious and perfect for chilly evenings. Inspired by zuppa toscana soup, this version is made with coconut milk and pillowy gnocchi in place of potatoes. It’s a weeknight-friendly meal that needs just a handful of ingredients and minutes to make.
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Try this vegan stew for a hearty and satisfying meal that comes together in 35 minutes. Carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes are combined with savory herbs and then bathed in a savory tomato broth. Serve your bowl with a side of grains or a salad for a quick yet comforting weeknight dinner.
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Kabocha Squash Soup
The often underrated and underused Kabocha squash shows off how fantastic it can be in this utterly irresistible soup. The secret to this soup is in the slow preparation and depth of flavor created by baking the squash first.
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Easy French Onion Soup
Don’t be intimidated by French cooking because this easy twist on a French classic will make you believe that sophisticated cuisine doesn’t have to be rocket science.
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San Francisco Cioppino
This authentic Cioppino is a classic Italian-American seafood stew from San Francisco that’s loaded with clams, shrimp, mussels, crab, and white fish in a flavorful herbed tomato broth. It’s warm, cozy, and perfect with a big hunk of sourdough and a crisp glass of wine. This impressive meal is far easier to make than it looks. Skip the restaurant and make this iconic mouthwatering seafood dish at home.
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Vegetable Minestrone With Parsley Pistou
Minestrone is a classic Italian soup, and like all of the best Italian recipes, each cook’s version is slightly different. This rendition is made with creamy white beans, fresh herbs, and loads of healthy green vegetables. Enjoy this flavorful and healthy Italian soup for a cozy dinner at home.
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Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup
This hot and sour egg drop soup combines two classic Chinese soups into one delicious and hearty bowl. Mushrooms, thinly sliced pork, tofu, and those beautiful egg ribbons that we love in egg drop soup are partnered with the spicy tanginess that defines hot and sour soup. Add a soft-boiled egg, a drizzle of sesame oil, and some shaved green onions and you’ll have arrived in soup heaven.
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Ribollita is a hearty, nourishing soup originating from Tuscany made with beans and kale. We love how easy it is to make and how perfect this soup is for leftovers – it tastes better and better with each day as the flavors meld.
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Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Make this Instant Pot Chicken Soup in just over an hour for a flavor-packed and cozy dinner. Creamy with a light spicy kick, this soup is just the comfort food we need.
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Tuscan Kale Soup
Try this Tuscan Kale Soup Recipe made with roasted tomatoes, orzo, and kale in a spicy broth. A must-make, five-star soup that’s hearty and packed with vegetables.
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