10 Hearty Soups And Stews To Warm You Up

  1. white chicken chili

    White Chicken Chili

    I've tried many white chicken chili recipes over the years, but none as satisfying as this one. The best part is that it's made with a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a one-pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour.

  2. Pasta e Fagioli soup

    Pasta e Fagioli

    Pasta e fagioli — literally “pasta and beans” — is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this version, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala’s recipe in the The Washington Post, is the best I’ve tried.

  3. Potato Leek Soup

    Potato Leek Soup, or Potage Parmentier, is a French classic. It’s one of the first dishes I learned to make in culinary school, right after a proper omelet, because it’s an essential base soup in French cuisine. Top it with bacon, fried leeks, fresh herbs or diced vegetables to make it your own.

  4. lentil soup

    French Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Bacon

    Bacon lends a wonderful smoky flavor to this elegant lentil soup. It's made with French green lentils, which hold their shape when cooked and thicken the soup without turning it to sludge.

  5. beef stew

    Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

    This is a classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon. The meat is seared in olive oil first, then slowly braised with garlic and onions in a wine-based broth. After a few hours in the oven, the meat becomes meltingly tender and enveloped in a rich, deeply flavored sauce. With over 200 reviews, it's one of my most popular recipes.

  6. lentil and vegetable soup

    Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

    If you're in need of a little pick-me-up, this soul-satisfying soup is just the ticket. Here's what I love about it: you can make it with ingredients you likely have on hand; it's ready in 30 minutes yet tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen; it's vegetarian and healthy; and, it's hearty enough, along with a salad and naan (or a loaf of good bread), to be a complete meal.

  7. stew

    Guinness Lamb Stew with Vegetables

    In this hearty stew, lamb is braised in a flavorful Guinness-spiked broth until deliciously tender, and vegetables are added at just the right time so they don’t get mushy. If you like my Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes, you’ll love this recipe too.

  8. pumpkin soup

    Spicy Pumpkin Leek Soup

    In this velvety soup, pumpkin is simmered with leeks, apples, maple syrup and herbs. Instead of typical pumpkin pie spices, cumin and cayenne pepper lend a smoky, spicy flavor.

  9. cioppino

    Cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew)

    Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, cioppino is a rustic Italian-American fish stew that originated in San Francisco.

  10. Thai Butternut Squash Soup

    Thai-Style Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

    This Thai-style butternut squash soup made with coconut milk is soothing and flavorful, and the heat from the ginger and spices will warm you right up.

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