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15 Amazing Soups and Stews to Make

Delicious recipes to warm you up through the rain, sleet, snow and flu season

Published on: October 28, 2013

Great soups to make this winter: Turkey chili by Honey We're Healthy

Turkey chili

Great for a quick weeknight meal, this light turkey chili featured on Honey We’re Healthy offers up plenty of protein with far less calories than the traditional beef version. Made using chicken broth, beans, canned tomatoes and tomato paste, this dish is both an easy and a nutritious pick for families. See the full recipe by checking out the rest of the site.

Great soups to make this winter: Minestrone soup by Jill Silverman Hough

Hearty minestrone

A perfect pick for a healthy one-pot meal, this simple, veggie-heavy minestrone soup served up by Jill Silverman Hough can be made in less than an hour — a major win for all of the busy home cooks out there. Served up with carrots, onion, celery, diced tomatoes and your choice of chicken or veggie broth, this filling soup is chock-full of goodness, but easy on the pocketbook.

Great soups to make this winter: Baked potato soup by Our Best Bites

Baked potato soup

If your kiddos love eating potatoes, consider trying your hand at this hearty baked potato soup included on Our Best Bites. Loaded up with baked potatoes, cheddar cheese and all of your favorite fixin’s, this hearty meal is an excellent choice for when the weather takes a cold turn.

Great soups to make this winter: Lasagna soup by Center Cut Cook

Lasagna soup

Put a playful touch on your usual pasta night this winter with Center Cut Cook’s fun idea for creating lasagna soup. Incorporating all of the traditional ingredients of the beloved baked pasta dish — such as Italian sausage, ricotta, and ooey, gooey mozzarella — this soup only requires 45 minutes of cooking time.

Great soups to make this winter: Chicken corn chowder by Foodess

Chicken corn chowder

This chicken corn chowder featured on Foodess is sure to impress hungry diners, both big and small, with its sweet and savory ingredients. Simply made with canned corn, chicken thighs and medium potatoes, this cold-weather comfort food is creamy and rib-sticking. Learn more on getting started by checking out the full recipe.

Great soups to make this winter: Quinoa vegetable soup by Two Peas & Their Pod

Vegetable quinoa soup

An excellent choice for a vegan one-pot meal, this vegetable quinoa soup served up on Two Peas & Their Pod is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with the veggie lovers in your home. Made using gluten-free quinoa instead of rice or barley, this veggie-heavy soup offers up fresh zukes, celery, carrot, onion, squash and a ton of complex flavor.

Great soups to make this winter: Butternut squash soup by Rachel Cooks

Butternut squash soup

Whether you’re hoping to lighten up dinner with a veggie-friendly dish or opting in for chicken broth and bacon crumbles, butternut squash soup is a fall and winter must-have. See Rachel Cooks for the full scoop on making your own soup — only five ingredients needed!

Great soups to make this winter: Fire-roasted tomato basil soup by The Novice Chef

Tomato basil soup

A winter favorite for its creamy, warm simplicity, this fire-roasted tomato basil soup featured on The Novice Chef will hit the spot after a chilly winter day. Simply made with canned tomatoes, chicken/veggie stock, onion and fresh basil, this soup will undoubtedly become an instant family favorite.

Great soups to make this winter: Split pea soup by Alaska From Scratch

Split pea soup

Perfect for families in need of a hearty meal that won’t break the bank, this split pea soup included on Alaska From Scratch is a perfect pick. Offering up a variety of delicious bites with ham, split peas, celery and carrots, this soup is stick-to-your-bones good and just as tasty for lunch the next day. See the full post for the walkthrough and a bonus recipe for making lemon and olive croutons. (Yum!)

Great soups to make this winter: Chicken fajita soup by Two Peas & Their Pod

Chicken fajita soup

Spice up this week’s dinner menu with a piping hot bowl of chicken fajita soup, compliments of Two Peas & Their Pod. Loaded up with bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream and cilantro, this soup offers a whole lot of delicious goodies to tempt everyone’s taste buds.

Great soups to make this winter: Chicken noodle soup by Smitten Kitchen

Chicken noodle soup

Come cold season, nothing quite does the trick like a warm bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Deb of Smitten Kitchen shares her go-to recipe for this chill-chasing classic that helped nurse her sick hubby and kiddo back to health last winter. Chock-full of chicken, classic egg noodles, carrots, celery and onion, this brothy soup is sure to have everyone saying "Mmm, good!"

Great soups to make this winter: Broccoli cheddar soup by The Brown Eyed Baker

Broccoli cheddar soup

Even for the pickiest of eaters, this broccoli cheddar soup included on Brown Eyed Baker is sure to be an instant dinner hit! Creamy, cheesy and thick with broccoli, veggie broth and mild cheddar cheese, this flavor-dense soup can be made in as little as an hour. See the full post for the complete tutorial.

Great soups to make this winter: Sausage, kale, potato soup by Aida Mollenkamp

Sausage, kale and potato soup

Give your dinner a healthy kick with Aida Mollenkamp’s hearty sausage, kale and potato soup. Packed full of small potatoes, Italian sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes and more, this hearty soup will satisfy the troops and requires minimal cook time.

Great soups to make this winter: Beef stew by The Pioneer Woman

Beef stew

Known in Ree Drummond’s home as “Sunday night stew,” this beef stew featured on The Pioneer Woman is served up in a bowl alongside buttery mashed potatoes. Perfect for next day lunches and a hearty Sunday family meal, this filling dish features chunky chuck roast, carrots, turnips and tomato paste. And, clearly, mashed potatoes = genius.

Great soups to make this winter: Italian turkey burger soup by Art and the Kitchen

Italian turkey burger soup

Lightened up with lean ground meat, this Italian turkey burger soup included on Art and the Kitchen is both healthy and filling. Including ground turkey breast, carrots, diced tomatoes, and fresh basil, oregano and thyme, this soup is chock-full of goodness and low on calories. See the entire recipe and walkthrough in the full post.

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