We are in the thick of winter, which can only mean one thing… Soup! These recipes are so hearty, filling, and jam-packed full of flavor! The hardest part won’t be making them but picking out a favorite!
To begin your journey of looking for the greatest soups of all time, start with this award-winning cheeseburger soup, this Italian wedding soup, or some classic chili… I know chili isn’t really a soup, but I lump it into this category because it’s warm and delicious!
Hearty Winter Soup Recipes
Soup may just be one of my very favorite things to cook on a cold winter day, and I’m sure that I’m not alone! I wanted to gather up a big list of my favorite, tried, and true recipes that you will love. I’ve tried to make sure that there is a wide variety, chicken, beef, vegetable, and everything in between so that you can for sure find something that you love!
I not only picked a variety of flavors, but I picked a variety of ways to cook them. So whether you love your slow cooker, Instant Pot, stove, or microwave, I’ve got you covered! Cook up some soup with a delicious roll or breadstick to dip in it. You can even toss a salad and call it a meal! Trust me when I say that these soups are the best of the best! Make sure to bookmark this page because it is one that you will come back to all winter long!
Tips and Tricks
Since every soup is different, there are a few things that you may want to keep in mind! I’ve come up with a few of my most frequently asked questions about soup and compiled a list of tips! They should help your soup turn out perfectly!
Chopped Vegetables: Keep in mind that you are eating your soup with a spoon! So you probably don’t want to chop your veggies up too large. Think of all that you want to eat in a spoonful and keep that in mind as you are cutting things up and preparing it.
Let it Cool Before Storing: Make sure that if you have leftovers of your soup that you don’t put it in the fridge right away. Put it on your counter and let it cool to room temperature and then place it in an airtight container to put in your fridge.
Simmer: When you have cooked your soup then you want to let it simmer. This allows it to stay warm but to also allow the flavors of all of your ingredients to blend together. It will add a depth to it and make it taste so good!
Slow cooker Pasta e Fagioli soup is a rich and hearty Italian soup loaded with pasta, vegetables, beans, and lean ground beef. It’s hearty, comforting, and oh so delicious!
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, lean ground beef, whole carrots, celery stalks, onion, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, Italian seasoning, whole bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste, cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, red kidney beans drained and rinsed, ditalini pasta
Hot and sour soup is savory, delicious and makes my mouth water just thinking about it! You can’t beat a soup that’s filled with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu and veggies. It tastes better than at a restaurant!
Cream of Mushroom Soup is a dreamy creamy soup full of delicately flavored sauteed mushrooms and herbs. If you love the taste of cream of mushroom soup, but can stand the canned version, this is for you! This is a fancy, thick, rich, restaurant worthy soup you can whip up at home in no time.
Ingredients: butter, onion, baby Bella mushrooms, flour, Italian seasoning, fresh thyme, garlic cloves, salt and pepper, chicken broth, heavy cream
Award Winning Cheeseburger Soup is a thick and hearty soup with lean, tender ground beef, shredded carrots, diced celery and potatoes in a warm and creamy cheese soup. This is an award winning soup and it is excellent!
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is a thick and creamy soup base with chunks of cooked pork sausage, carrots, buttery kale and three cheese tortellini pasta cooked in a smooth and rich tomato sauce. This soup will become an instant favorite!
Ingredients: ground pork sausage, carrots, small onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, flour, chicken broth, can tomato paste, heavy cream, package three cheese tortellini, kale, salt and pepper to taste
Crock-Pot Lentil Soup is a simple yet elegant dish prepared in a slow cooker. French lentils are simmered with chopped vegetables for a hearty and wholesome appetizer.
Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, diced red onion, diced celery, diced carrots, minced garlic, dried herbs de Provence, French lentils or lentils du puy, can diced tomatoes, vegetable broth or stock, kosher salt, black pepper, sliced brown mushrooms, chopped kale, chopped parsley
The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup is a thick, rich and creamy soup with chunks of tender broccoli pieces, shredded carrots and a hint of nutmeg all cooked together in melted sharp cheese! The perfect comfort soup for the colder months!
Ingredients: melted butter, medium chopped onion, melted butter, flour, half-and-half cream, chicken stock, fresh broccoli, carrot, nutmeg, grated sharp cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste
Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is hands down the best loaded baked potato soup that I have ever had. Creamy and delicious with all of the goodness of a baked potato and made right in your slow cooker!
Ingredients: Potatoes, Small onion, Chicken broth, Butter, Flour, Sour cream, Heavy cream, Salt and pepper to taste, Bacon, Cheddar cheese, Green onions
Literally the BEST chicken noodle soup, this has thick chicken chunks, sliced carrots, and celery, wide noodles. It soaks in a smooth chicken broth filled with flavorful seasonings and cooked to perfection. It’s the perfect warm and comforting soup for the winter!
This easy Minestrone Soup recipe is loaded with vegetables, beans and pasta and flavored with Italian herbs for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
Ingredients: oil, medium onion, celery, chopped zucchini, large carrots, bell pepper, chopped fresh spinach, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, Parmesan rind*, chicken or vegetable broth, small pasta