The 8 Best Winter Soups & Stews

When the days grow cold and you find yourself sitting in the dark at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, it’s comforting to have a cozy dinner to look forward to. These winter soups and stews are guaranteed to warm you up inside and out, whatever the weather. From chicken soup to hearty chili to classic potato & leek, this list has got everything you need.

1) Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs add an extra layer of flavor to traditional chicken soup in this easy and delicious recipe. We roast the chicken meatballs first before adding them to the soup just before serving. This additional step ensures the broth stays clear and the chicken browns, adding even more flavor.

2) Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Bits

Potato Leek Soup

This creamy soup is sure to warm you up on a chilly winter’s day with aromatic leeks and hearty potatoes. Traditionally, potato leek soup is finished with heavy cream, but we’ve opted to use Greek yogurt for a tangier flavor. This soup can also be made vegetarian by simply removing the bacon.

3) Hot & Sour Soup

This takeout staple, too often tasteless and gloopy, was ready for a revamp. We add the eggs 10 minutes before the cook ends, resulting in a rich, silky broth. Dried shiitake mushrooms typically need a pre-soak in hot water, but we save time and capture their concentrated umami flavor by softening them right in the soup. 

4) Chipotle Black Bean Soup

This easy and delicious black bean soup recipe does not scrimp on flavor. Onions, garlic, cumin, coriander, and chipotle peppers in adobo are slow cooked with brothy black beans until tender. Be sure to top your black bean soup with a wide array of toppings such as sour cream, fresh cilantro, pickled red onions, avocados, or lime wedges. 

5) Beef & Barley Soup

Beef and barley soup is hearty, rich, and packed with savory flavor. Searing the beef on the stovetop browns the surface of the meat, producing an array of flavor compounds. This step also imparts the broth with meaty flavor that serves as the backbone for the finished soup.

6) Kielbasa, White Bean, and Cabbage Soup

Kielbasa, White Bean & Cabbage Stew

This delicious, comforting, and easy stew is filled with flavor, thanks to smoky kielbasa sausages. As the kielbasa slow cooks, it infuses the stew’s broth with rich flavor. White beans thicken the stew and give it body as it cooks. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and minced herbs for tanginess and freshness that offsets this dish’s savory flavor. 

7) Creamy Chickpea Stew

This hearty, spicy stew is the perfect dish to curl up with on a cold evening. We love to serve this delicious vegetarian meal with slices of toasted sourdough bread for dipping. This dish can be made vegan but omitting the sour cream.

8) Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili

Wrap up in a blanket and envelope yourself in the mouth-watering aroma of our lentil chili while it slowly simmers away in your Suvie without any effort required. This chili is not only vegan, but is also simple and delicious with hints of smoke and heat. And to top it all off, it’s incredibly nutritious and filling thanks to brown lentils and kidney beans.

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Jannette Beatson Berger
Jannette Beatson Berger
6 months ago

How do I make chicken soup using my ingredients