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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 appropriate time to make some of the season’s best hearty soups. The cold-season soups are not only perfect for a quick and delicious meal, but they can help warm you up after spending time in the cold as well. Our preferred cozy soup recipes use 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 because squash makes a quick and hearty meal loaded with flavor! It’s also ideal for holiday parties. This meal uses bacon for additional flavor, but it may easily be made vegetarian-style!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup. Creamy potato soup is a comforting staple in lots of cold-weather menus. And why not? It tastes like eating a baked potato with all the fixings but in a bowl! This wonderful meal calls for a slow cooker, but you can also prepare potato soup on the stove.

Guinness Beef Stew. For a truly hearty meal, you can’t go wrong with the beef and veggies in Guinness stew! Although often prepared in March, there’s no reason you can’t make this delicious beef stew recipe on any cold winter day.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. White chicken chili is a fan favorite, thanks to the warmth of the chopped green chilies and flavorful spices. It’s a full and hearty meal in a bowl and one dinner option that your family or guests will ask for habitually! Here’s one typical recipe you can use, but there are lots of different options out there, so you can be 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 bursting with flavor! You can make this soup in a slow cooker, instant pot, or stovetop.

Chicken Noodle Soup. The combo of chicken and sturdy noodles makes a cold-weather classic of any homemade chicken noodle soup! Even though there are a few recipes, one of our favorites uses the Instant Pot to cook a fast and simple meal for any day of the season.

Broccoli-Cheese Soup. Another tried-and-true soup and a winter favorite, broccoli-cheese soup, is the greatest comfort food! What’s even wonderful 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 perfect for snowy days; this chicken and wild rice soup recipe is a hearty mealtime favorite! The wild rice gives the soup a nutty flavor and lots of texture, appropriate for that hearty cold-weather meal or gathering.

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

With so many cozy soups to pick from, you’ll be able to discover the ideal complement for any cold-season meal!


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