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21 Incredibly Hearty Soup and Stew Recipes for Winter

21 Incredibly Hearty Soup and Stew Recipes for Winter

When the cold winds are blowing, it’s time to hunker down with a piping hot bowl of soup and a hunk of your favorite bread. Whether you’re in the mood for seasonal produce like squash, pumpkin, and potatoes, or the preserved flavors of summer like tomatoes and fruit, there are plenty of satisfying soup recipes sure to please you and your whole family. Here are 21 of our favorites.

Try pairing a pre-made soup with a tasty grilled cheese for a fast and delicious winter dinner.

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  • Easy Beef Stew 1 of 21
    Easy Beef Stew
    A lovely beef stew is proof positive that a delicious dinner can be a cinch to make.
    Make easy beef stew
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Roasted Parsnip Soup with Bacon and Shallots 2 of 21
    Roasted Parsnip Soup with Bacon and Shallots
    Sweet roasted parsnips are complemented beautifully by smoky bacon and savory fried shallots making for a satisfying winter soup.
    Make roasted parsnip soup with bacon and shallots
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Roasted Carrot Soup 3 of 21
    Roasted Carrot Soup
    Veggies don't get much healthier and kid-friendly than carrots making this roasted carrot soup an easy and delicious way to get your kids eating healthily.
    Make roasted carrot soup
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup 4 of 21
    Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
    Garlic, maple, and cauliflower make for a strange combination, we admit. But you'll be surprised just how well they work together in this soup.
    Make roasted garlic cauliflower soup
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Apple Pumpkin Soup 5 of 21
    Apple Pumpkin Soup
    By teaming up the winter powerhouses of apple and pumpkin, this soup ensures that your kids will clean their bowls and ask for more.
    Make apple pumpkin soup
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Potato Parsnip Soup 6 of 21
    Potato Parsnip Soup
    Potatoes and parsnips make for a hearty, seasonal soup with just a hint of all-natural sweetness.
    Make potato parsnip soup
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Roasted Tomato Soup 7 of 21
    Roasted Tomato Soup
    Roasting tomatoes gives them a depth of flavor that's tough to beat. That can come in especially handy in winter when you're working with tomatoes that aren't quite as flavorful as they would be in, say, July.
    Make roasted tomato soup
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Classic French Onion Soup 8 of 21
    Classic French Onion Soup
    The gooey cheese crust makes French onion soup a treat that everyone gets enthused for. This is a perfect starter when you want to make a dinner that's a little fancier than usual.
    Make classic French onion soup
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Tandoori Sweet Potato Soup 9 of 21
    Tandoori Sweet Potato Soup
    Looking to try something a little different soup-wise? Tandoori spices give this sweet potato soup a unique flavor and aroma.
    Make Tandoori sweet potato soup
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Chunky Veggie Tomato Soup 10 of 21
    Chunky Veggie Tomato Soup
    With good mix of veggies tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, and garlic, this veggie tomato soup has something for everyone.
    Make chunky veggie tomato soup
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Vegan Red Lentil Soup 11 of 21
    Vegan Red Lentil Soup
    Most of us could stand to eat a little less meat, but making a vegetarian dish doesn't have to mean sacrificing protein and meaty flavor. Lentils are a delicious and economical ingredient with tons of both.
    Make vegan red lentil soup
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken Stew 12 of 21
    Hearty Vegetable Chicken Stew
    There are few dishes that say winter like a chicken stew. Hearty and satisfying, this one is sure to be a favorite.
    Make hearty vegetable chicken soup
    Image: Macki West
  • French Red Onion Soup 13 of 21
    French Red Onion Soup
    French onion soup is a classic you can't wrong with, but this recipe makes a few tweaks to give it a fresh and innovative taste.
    Make French red onion soup
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Tortellini Soup 14 of 21
    Tortellini Soup
    Some soups can really only serve as a first course, but others are so hearty they can stand alone as a meal. This tortellini soup is definitely one of the latter. Best of all, it's also nutritious and satisfying.
    Make tortellini soup
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Lemongrass Chicken Vegetable Soup 15 of 21
    Lemongrass Chicken Vegetable Soup
    Does chicken soup really have medicinal properties? We're not sure, but we do know that with plenty of jalapeno, this lemongrass chicken vegetable soup is sure to clear your sinuses.
    Make hearty vegetable chicken soup
    Image: Laura Levy
  • Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms 16 of 21
    Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms
    Like many stews, this hearty beef stew is a great make-ahead dish, wonderful for a busy cook.
    Make slow-cooked beef stew with mushrooms
    Image: Laura Levy
  • Easy Blender Sweet Potato Soup 17 of 21
    Easy Blender Sweet Potato Soup
    Some nights, time is short and the kids need to get to bed. On nights like those, whip up this healthy sweet potato soup, so you can get on with your evening.
    Make easy blender sweet potato soup
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Leek Mushroom Potato Stew 18 of 21
    Leek Mushroom Potato Stew
    Leeks and mushrooms are two cozy winter flavors, but this soup contrasts them nicely with a little heat from a spicy sausage and cayenne pepper.
    Make leek mushroom potato stew
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Rabbit Stew with Olives and Apricots 19 of 21
    Rabbit Stew with Olives and Apricots
    Rabbit may not be as common an ingredient as it used to be, but this stew is an easy way to familiarize yourself with this classic ingredient.
    Make rabbit stew with olives and apricots
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Chicken Chili Tortilla Soup 20 of 21
    Chicken Chili Tortilla Soup
    Tortilla soup is an excellent year-round soup, but the spicy chilis in this one make it especially delightful in mid-winter when things start to feel a little dreary and you need a little kick.
    Make chicken chili tortilla soup
    Image: Laura Levy
  • Curried Pumpkin Soup 21 of 21
    Curried Pumpkin Soup
    Sweet and velvety, pumpkin soup is one of the joys of autumn and winter. In this recipe, curry lends a complexity and coziness your whole family will adore.
    Make curried pumpkin soup
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

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