12 Soup Recipes That Will Keep You Warm This Winter


12 made-from-scratch soup recipes that will warm you up this winter. Chicken soups, hearty soups and vegetable soups that are sure to become your new family favorites.



What could be more welcome than a hearty bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter's evening?

Served with a crusty loaf of bread or with simple crackers and a salad, soup will warm up your kitchen as it cooks and your belly when it's ready to eat.

The smell of soup simmering all day long will guarantee your family will be hungry when it's time for dinner. What could be better than sitting around the table together, eating a delicious, simple meal and discussing the day's happenings.

Soup is so versatile, with so many variations. You can make a soup with whatever is in your refrigerator and cupboards and it will surely be delicious. Once you've learned how to make soup, you'll never go hungry.

If you've been reading this blog for long you'll know that winter is not my favorite season. Even though we live in the southern part of the US, it's cold and dreary and grey outside. Maybe you'd be surprised to know that we have our share of below-freezing days in Oklahoma.

But my mission is to celebrate the simple, ordinary days of my life, so I'm looking for joy in January. My fuzzy green blanket and a cat on my lap, a good book, and warm, homemade soup for dinner - that's an ordinary day I can enjoy.

So in celebration of winter I've gathered a variety of comforting soup recipes. I hope you'll find some favorites for your winter dinner table too.

Start with quality ingredients


Many soups start with chicken broth. While you can use a can or a carton from the grocery store, it's easy to make your own chicken broth. Homemade broth has great depth of flavor and you know exactly what it's made with - no preservatives or ingredients you can't pronounce.

You can either pressure-can your homemade broth or freeze it. To use frozen broth, run the container under hot water until it releases from the container sides and dump it in the soup pot; it will thaw as the pot warms up.

Several of these soup recipes can be made in a slow cooker as well as on the stove top.

Delicious Vegetable Soups


12 made-from-scratch soup recipes that will warm you up this winter. Chicken soups, hearty soups and vegetable soups that are sure to become your new family favorites.


My husband's favorite soup for dinner is my Broccoli and Cheddar Soup. While he's a meat-and-potatoes kinda guy, he's crazy about this thick and delicious soup, especially if I serve it with homemade bread.


This easy, creamy sweet potato soup with bacon and chives is simple and hearty, great for winter or any time. This recipe is made healthier by using very little cream and lean bacon.


Carrots are easy to find in the grocery store any time of year and are a good way to incorporate fresh vegetables into your menu. This creamy carrot ginger soup is a colorful, healthy, and delicious winter meal. Carrots are simmered in broth with other vegetables, then pureed until smooth.


In 30 minutes flat, with only a few ingredients, you can enjoy this delicious, easy squash soup tonight. How's that for quick and easy!

Hearty Soups


12 made-from-scratch soup recipes that will warm you up this winter. Chicken soups, hearty soups and vegetable soups that are sure to become your new family favorites.


Beef and barley soup from the Depression era is a great way to use up whatever's in your refrigerator. If you make this soup during the summer, add additional ripe vegetables from your garden too.


For an unusual, hearty soup try this warming, incredibly satisfying and tasty pumpkin and ground beef one-pot soup. You’ll be adding this amazing soup to your family’s favorites for sure.


This cheeseburger soup is perfect for cold winter nights. It tastes like a cheeseburger and is so full of flavor that you won’t even miss the bun.


With all the classic ingredients of stuffed peppers, this stuffed pepper soup recipe is super simple and can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Soups


12 made-from-scratch soup recipes that will warm you up this winter. Chicken soups, hearty soups and vegetable soups that are sure to become your new family favorites.


Your kids are sure to love albondigas or porcupine meatball soup just because of its name. How fun is that? Serve this delicious hearty soup with warm tortillas for a fun twist.


Rustic Hungarian mushroom soup is seriously delicious and creamy, and it's sure to become a family favorite recipe. This is not your ordinary mushroom soup.


Slow cooker Greek lemon chicken soup - or Avgolemono - is a light version of a classic Greek soup made even easier in the slow cooker.


This easy creamy chicken noodle soup recipe is made on the stove top using simple ingredients in about 90 minutes. It's thick, hearty and cozy and really hits the spot when you have a comfort food craving or need a hot meal to warm your belly in cold weather.

Even more soup recipes


Check out my collection of soup recipes here for even more delicious recipes for your soup pot.

Soup is even better the next day after the flavors have melded together even more. Most leftover soups freeze well too so you can have a delicious bowl of soup any time. (Some cream soups don't freeze as well.)


Know a soup lover? Share this collection with them, and save this post to Pinterest so you can access this list of delicious, winter-time dinner ideas any time.

You're sure to find a new family favorite among these delicious homemade soup recipes! From a thick and creamy chicken noodle soup to amazing vegetable soups, you'll stay warm this winter!

12 made-from-scratch soup recipes that will warm you up this winter. Chicken soups, hearty soups and vegetable soups that are sure to become your new family favorites.

12 delicious soup recipes to keep your belly warm this winter! From a variation on chicken noodle to more unusual soups such as carrot-ginger and albondigas, you're sure to find a new family favorite. #soup


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7 comments

Lisa notes... said...

I often forget to add soup into my regular rotation of menus so I'm glad to see such variety here for me to think about. I am planning on cooking chili tonight but I'm going to look at your bacon cheeseburger soup recipe first. :)

Kathi said...

Lisa, isn't it funny that while soup is so easy to make, it's also easy to forget to make? I'm making an effort to make it more often!

Eclectic Red Barn said...

Kathi,
We love soup and I have been making lots of it lately. My favorite it Butternut Squash.
Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.
https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/01/over-moon-linky-party_19.html
Hugs,
Bev

April J Harris said...

I am looking for joy in January too, Kathi! It can be very grey and rainy here, but we've had some lovely sunny days which I've enjoyed - including today! It's cold though, so one of your soup recipes would definitely be welcome. This is a great collection, with something for everyone. I'm keen to try the pumpkin and ground beef soup, that is a combination I haven't had before. I'm sharing your post on Twitter and featuring it at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Hope you will get time to pop by. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community!

Ann @ Live The Old Way said...

These sound amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!

Kathi said...

Thank you for sharing, April! I hope one of these soups will warm up the grey and rainy days for you.

Kathi said...

Thank you, Ann!