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