Cold weather means cozy sweaters and scarves, hot coffee or cocoa, and food that warms you from the inside. Nothing is better on a cold fall or winter day than a big cup of soup! This collection of over 75 delicious soup recipes is everything you need for cold weather comfort food!
Even after 5 years of living in Massachusetts, I’m still getting used to the colder weather. Our days in the fall and winter can be cold, damp, and dreary at times, so I tend to eat foods that warm me up. Soups, chilis, and stews are on the menu weekly this time of year, so I’m always looking for a little variety so that no one gets bored of the same old meals. I came across so many incredible recipes that I put together this collection of over 75 deliciously epic soup recipes.
There are so many recipes here that you are sure to find several that you love no matter what your taste or diet is!
What are the different types of soup recipes?
When I think of soups, I typically am thinking about either broth based or cream based soups. There are so many different variations of both types of soups, though, so we’ve broken the recipes into 7 categories to make this epic list of soup recipes a little easier to sort through. You can click on the links below to take you to the section you are looking for. Several soups overlap into more than one category, so make sure to take a look through all of them, though.
- Vegetarian Soup Recipes
- Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipes
- Healthy Soup Recipes
- Keto Friendly Low Carb Soup Recipes
- Hearty Soup Recipes
- Broth Based Soup Recipes
- Cream Based Soup Recipes
New England Vegan "Clam" Chowder (Gluten Free, Allergy Free)
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What Kitchen Tools Do You Need To Make Soup?
A medium-sized Dutch oven is my favorite way to cook soup, but so many people love using their Instant Pot. Most soup recipes can easily be converted to Instant Pot recipes, which allows you to get dinner on the table quickly. Since we are in the heart of the soup season, and if you’re like me you’ll be making it often, here are a few kitchen tools you may want to consider for the next few months of soup making.
- Dutch Oven
- Instant Pot
- Immersion Blender
- Storage Containers (great for freezing a big batch)
- Soup Spoons
- Soup Bowls
Can I freeze soup?
For the most part, yes! It sure is nice to have some premade meals that all you have to do is heat and serve, especially when it’s cold and you want to warm up fast.
There are a few things to consider though. Make sure to allow the soup to cool completely before freezing. Also, remember that liquid expands when it freezes, so make sure to leave enough room in your storage container. Lastly, both pasta and cream don’t tend to freeze well. An easy workaround is to freeze before adding those ingredients. Simply cook the pasta while you’re warming up the soup, and add the cream while it’s warming as well.
How Can I Make a Favorite Soup Recipe Healthier?
Broth based soups typically tend to be lower in calories because they have do not have the fat from cream. However, broth and stock tend to be very high in sodium. If you’re making a soup that calls for broth or stock, look for a no salt added version, or make your own and leave out the salt. That allows you to have total control over the amount of salt in your soup, and you’ll probably end up using far less salt.
If you’re making a cream based soup, consider trying half and half. It won’t have quite the same creaminess, but it will have much less fat. You can also puree white or navy beans to add to the soup recipe to give it a dairy free creamy consistency. The pureed beans also have the added benefit of adding more fiber to the soup which is really beneficial if you are trying to make your recipe healthier.
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