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8 Winter Soups to Warm Your Belly

posted in Soups, Salads, Sides and Sauces by Kathy Maister

minestrone soup

A hearty bowl of hot soup is great on a cold, winter’s day. Here is a selection that will satisfy both the hearty and the finicky eaters in your family.

  1. Baked Potato Soup This recipe is fantastic! It is so thick you could use a fork to eat it!
  2. Split Pea Soup with turkey sausage is really hearty and healthy at the same time.
  3. Tomato Soup never tasted this good from the can. (A grilled cheese sandwich on the side is a must!)
  4. Mixed Bean and Vegetable Soup, made with lots of root vegetables, has just a hint of curry powder to give it a slightly exotic flavor.
  5. Pumpkin Soup: This no-fuss soup, made with canned pumpkin, is ready in a pinch if you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen.
  6. Tuscan Bean Soup Fresh herbs are a must for this flavorful, aromatic, and easy to make soup.
  7. Chicken Noodle Soup If you’ve got leftover chicken, some pasta in the pantry and a variety of vegetables in the fridge, you’ve got the makings for a soup that’s hearty and is made in less than 30 minutes.
  8. French Onion Soup Crusty bread and melted cheese make this soup not only delicious but fun to eat as well!

PS.
For those of you lucky enough to be surrounded by sunshine and warm weather, this cold Gazpacho is perfect for dinner tonight.

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7 Comments

jtb detailing said:

Ooh they all sound so good I can’t wait to try them. I think I’ll start with the tomato soup.

kristina said:

thanks for the soup recipes!

Honey said:

I have been looking for soup recipes with step by step photos.

Thanks for these links.

Christine said:

Great selection!

Lisa (newRDcook) said:

Might I add another selection – Mushroom & Parsnip Soup! May sound like an odd combination but the mild sweet of the Parsnips is very tasty with the earthiness of the mushrooms… check it out:
http://coldcerealandtoast.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/mushroom-and-parsnip-soup/

startcooking said:

For reasons I can’t begin to imagine, parsnips are not a really popular vegetable. I love the sweet tender flavor of roasted parsnips. I have never combined them with mushrooms but … why not!
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy

Mark said:

I absolutely love having soup in the winter which is sadly only a couple months away :(

These are some fantastic recipes – Especially looking forward to the Split Pea Soup with Turkey Sausage, yummm! Thanks!