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Cozy Soups for the Cold Season

Aerial View of Beef Stew Next to Parsley, Salt, and PepperWhen the weather outside is frightful, it’s the finest time to make some of the season’s best hearty soups. Not only are cold-season soups outstanding for a quick and delicious meal, but they can also help warm you up after spending time in the cold. Our favorite cozy soup recipes utilize the flavors of the season to fill you up and keep you warm. Continue reading for a list of favorite soups you can make all season long!

Butternut Squash Soup. This sweet and savory soup is a seasonal favorite for a reason – squash makes a quick and hearty meal full of flavor! It is also excellent for holiday parties. This meal contains bacon for additional flavor, but you can also make it vegetarian-style!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup. Creamy potato soup is a comforting staple in several cold-weather menus. And why not? It tastes like eating a baked potato with all the fixings but in a bowl! This delicious dish is meant for a slow cooker, but you can also make potato soup on the stove.

Guinness Beef Stew. For a very hearty meal, you can’t go wrong with the beef and veggies in Guinness stew! Even though traditionally served in March, there’s no reason why you can’t create this delicious beef stew recipe on any cold winter day.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. White chicken chili is a fan favorite because of the warmth of the chopped green chilies and flavorful spices. It’s a rich and hearty meal in a bowl and one dinner selection that your family or guests will ask for repeatedly! Here’s one typical meal you can use, but there are more different options available, so you’re sure to find one you’ll love!

French Onion Soup. French onion soup combines rich beef broth, melty cheese, and caramelized onions – a timeless soup that is as cozy as it gets! Every spoonful of this soup recipe is packed with flavor! You can make this soup in a slow cooker, instant pot, or stovetop.

Chicken Noodle Soup. The combination of chicken and hearty noodles makes a cold-weather classic of any homemade chicken noodle soup! While there are many recipes, one of our favorites uses the Instant Pot to make a quick and easy meal for any day of the season.

Broccoli-Cheese Soup. Another tried-and-true soup and a winter favorite, broccoli-cheese soup, is the supreme comfort food! What makes it even better is how simple this dish is to cook. Nothing can warm you up faster than a bowl of this creamy delight!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. This recipe is another creamy soup excellent on cold days; this chicken and wild rice soup recipe is a substantial mealtime favorite! The wild rice lends the soup a nutty flavor and tons of texture, making it ideal for a hearty cold-weather meal or gathering.

Beef and Bean Chili. When temperatures begin to cool, that’s typically when the cravings start for a hearty bowl of something spicy! When that arises, it’s simple to cook up a pot of this beef and bean chili recipe. You can provide more or less heat by garnishing with sliced jalapenos or leaving them entirely – your preference!

With all these cozy soups available, you’re sure to find out the right complement for any cold-season meal!


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