7 Soup Recipes to Warm You This Season
The famous composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, once iconically said, “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” As we’re in the thick of winter, the soupiest season of the year, we’ve curated 7 soup recipes from around the web so you can test his theory. (Spoiler: we know you’ll succeed!) Before you begin, here are a few pro tips to making the perfect soup.
- Cut veggies into bite-sized pieces.
- Cut veggies or meat into equally-sized chunks so they’ll cook evenly.
- Keep the lid on when you’re not serving for better heat retention.
- Salt sparingly at first, as many veggies and stocks are already high in sodium.
- Cook slowly, not quickly, to avoid mushy veggies.
After you finish your stovetop adventure, complete your rustic farmhouse ambiance with an upcycled tablescape. But first, pick one of our favorite soup recipes to beat the winter blues!
Chicken Detox Soup
If you've got the sniffles, fire up the stove and make this detox soup. Chicken is packed with protein and these veggies are stocked with goodies like antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium that will get you out and about in no time. Get the recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Grapes
Don't let the fancy roasted grapes scare you off; this luxurious soup only takes thirty minutes to make and is the perfect choice for a winter soiree. Get the recipe from 365: A Year of Everyday Cooking & Baking by Meike Peters via Food52.
Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup
This one's great with tortilla chips! Boost the flavor of traditional chicken tortilla soup with roasted red peppers, avocado chunks and a lime wedge for preference. Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.
Ham Bone, Greens and Bean Soup
This hearty meat soup with greens and beans takes us back to cast iron stew pots hanging o'er the fireplace. Plus, you can make this recipe with leftover ham from Christmas! Serve it with a basket of warm bread and butter for extra farmhouse vibes. Get the recipe from Orangette.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This roasted red pepper soup would be heavenly paired with a sourdough grilled cheese. If you want to get really creative, hollow out a large bell pepper and use it as a soup bowl. It makes dinner both delicious and fun! Get the recipe from Love and Lemons.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Though it's been around for a long time, gnocchi's hot off the press as one of this season's hottest food trends! It's a kind of potato dumpling invented in the 16th century. Combine it with the age-old classic, chicken soup, for a rich and satisfying meal. Get the recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron.
Buttermilk Potato Soup with Jalapeno and Bacon
Better make a full batch of this creamy tater delight, because bowl by bowl, it'll disappear quicker than my life savings at IKEA. Serve this with a basket of warm tortilla chips for some added crunch. Get the recipe from The Homesick Texan.