This list of 30 of the web’s best soup recipes to cook during fall and winter shows why there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot soup on a cold day.
Soup season is here, and like so many of you, I am raising my spoon with glee at the idea of getting into the kitchen and cooking a pot (or 30) of my slurpable favorites.
Last fall, in an effort to make myself less hesitant to invite friends and family over for easy entertaining, I started a monthly #soupsunday dinner invitation. I fell off the wagon once spring hit, but I’ve resurrected the idea and am committed to making it happen again.
How to Host Soup Sunday
The idea behind hosting your own Soup Sunday is simple: Keep it casual so you have more time to visit with friends and family instead of spending time cooking in the kitchen.
- Choose one day a month to make a standing invitation for friends and family to drop by for soup (I’m doing the first Sunday of the month.)
- Cook two types of soup, and have them ready to serve as soon as guests arrive or whenever people want to eat. Make one soup brothy, and one soup creamy.
- Pick up store bought bread, rolls, or bread sticks for dipping.
- Have chips and dip out with drinks to make everyone feel welcome.
- Serve a simple dessert like these decadent brownies—or store bought donuts with ice cream and hot fudge is always a hit.
- Have everyone help themselves and leave the dishes on the counter. Your guests came to see you, not watch you do dishes!
30 Fall and Winter Soup Recipe Ideas
From brothy to creamy, healthy to hearty, and stove top to Crock Pot, this list of 30 soup recipes is sure to cure wrap any eater up like a warm hug, any cure any cold weather blues.
Kayel said: “ I added a tad bit of bacon grease and some bacon to this recipe and it was hands down the best soup I’ve ever had. Super excited fall is coming and I can make this soup again. Great recipe with baguettes.”
Laura says: “I make this soup at least twice a month. The whole family loves it – it is a cherished family recipe. Thank you!!”
Cindy said: “This was surprisingly filling and so full of taste. I served it for supper tonight with company over and all said they would eat it again. Thank you.”
Pam said: “I wanted a really good minestrone soup. Did as you suggested with the homemade beef stock. Was wonderful . Thank you.”
Kathy said: “ Even though I am a small household, cooking a large pot of soup works really well because my 23-year-old son lives with me, and we benefit from having leftovers available. Thank you for this one!”
How Sweet Eats
Leslea said: “So delicious! Made it tonight and even my picky 3 year old had a bowl! Will definitely be making this again.”
David said: “Photos 5 stars, few ingredients always makes me happy, ten minutes prep ! Wow. Your posts are so organized! Thank you.”
Georgia said: “ This was my first time making soup. This recipe is delicious and easy to follow. My family loved it! Your site is my go-to recipe book when I need to find a good recipe quick and I know it’s going to be good. Thank you for sharing!”
MaryAnn said: “ Onion soup is one of my favorites Heidi! My mother always made it when I was growing up. It was such a special treat! Your fantastic recipe is bringing back some great memories!”
10. Pasta Soup
Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Whit S said: “This vegetable soup looks amazing. The ingredients are simple and great. I think I have everything in my fridge so I am heading to make it for tomorrow.”
Ronnie said: “ The Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup is one of the best soups I’ve ever eaten, more less made. The only change I made in the recipe was using spinach instead of kale…. I will be making another BIG pot soon…..”
Steve said: “Absolutely amazing flavor. I used real cream for the extra richness. Glad I did. Will make it again and again.”
Whole and Heavenly Oven
Laura said: “Beer? Cheese? AND the festive pumpkin?! This is the perfect end of October comfort soup.”
Anthony said: “ I’ve made this half a dozen times or more now and we love it!! My kids love it even though they are not vegan like we are. Thank you for this recipe! ❤️
Jeanette’s Healthy Kitchen
Angie said: “It’s my favourite!! Wish I were holding that bowl of goodness now :-))”
Gina said: “I just made this last night. It is absolutely delish!!!! My husband and I devoured the entire pot. I used lean spicy turkey sausage instead of sweet ( we love spicy) and it was simply yummy!!!!”
Marie said: “ Just made this recipe from veggies fresh from the farm. It is incredible. The colors are amazing. Seriously yum. And my first time ever cooking with saffron.”
Darrah said: “ I followed this recipe almost exactly maybe a few extra crushed chillies and it was amazing. Here in Copperton, the seafood cost me close to eighty bucks though. I would totally make this again, this fed three and everyone loved it. Served it with rye grain bread.”
19. Egg Drop Soup
Gimme Some Oven
LC said: “My son and I both love egg drop soup so I doubled the recipe and I’m SO glad I did! We love it! and now we have leftovers. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe!”
Malissa said: This is so quick and easy to make. Especially for all of you working mom’s with school age children! My family Loved it!
Olivia said: “Great recipe! I only needed 4 ingredients because I didn’t use the chili pepper garnish since I was only making it for myself. Added chicken and served it over quinoa seasoned with curry powder. Absolutely simple and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!”
Vanessa said: “That chicken enchilada soup looks amazing! And I think we can all relate to needing to change our eating habits as we’ve gotten older.”
The View from Great Island
Lynda said: “ This soup is delicious and very easy to prepare. I highly suggest you add it to your “recipe book.”
Two Peas and Their Pod
Selena said: “This was perfect! What a wonderful, subtle melding of flavor. Fresh organic ingredients, I imagine, really make the difference. I’ll definitely be making this again. Mahalo!”
Heather said: “ Fabulous spices and thank you for including instantpot directions!!”
Christopher said: “ I made this on a Sunday afternoon a couple weeks ago and it was absolutely delicious! My wife and I both loved it and enjoyed every sip of leftovers for the rest of the week. Thank you! ”
Cindy said: “This looks amazing and I want to try this for our home group potluck next week!”
Chris said: “Oh my goodness – this recipe must have been created in heaven! Creamy deliciousness with a nice amount of heat. I thought it was even better the next day.. and the next. This is a keeper. I can imagine it with lobster instead of clams. Thank you for sharing.”
Becky said: “Delicious! I used frozen carrots and peas and a large russet potato since that’s what I had on hand. Excellent use of leftover turkey. My kids especially loved making the pie cutouts. Thanks for the recipe.”
Brooke said: “I always enjoy your photos… and recipes! One of the best things I have ever done in my kitchen is going that extra step in making my own chicken broth, nothin’ like it.”
Do you have a favorite soup you don’t see here? Leave a comment with the link below, or email me at [email protected] and I’ll put it on the recipe request list.
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