There’s nothing like a hearty soup to warm you up during the freezing winter months. Try these ten yummy recipes for soups to keep you toasty throughout winter (blanket burrito optional)!
This delicious cream of mushroom soup from Cafe Delights is a must have in your winter soup arsenal. Super quick to cook (it takes only forty minutes from start to finish!) and flavoured with scrummy mushrooms, garlic, and wine, this creamy soup makes for a delicious mid-week winter dish. Try a combination of your favourite mushrooms for a variety of flavours, remove the milk and cream for a dairy-free alternative, and don’t forget to add some yummy garlic bread to mop up every last drop!
This barley and lentil soup may be completely vegan, but it’s sure to be loved by all. You’ll already have most of the ingredients in your pantry for this veggie-laden soup and can easily find prepackaged pearl barley and lentils in most supermarkets. Make in advance and take some of this deliciously rich soup with you to uni to warm you on those bitterly cold winter days.
Cauliflower is having a culinary moment – from cauliflower rice to cauliflower pizza, this humble vegetable is taking over all your favourite comfort foods. Next cauliflower trend? Soups! Try this quick, easy, creamy winter warmer for a guilt-free meal to enjoy on the couch in front of your favourite guilty pleasures.
What’s the one thing better than minestrone soups in winter? Minestrone soup with Italian meatballs, of course! This recipe takes a bit of prep time and a couple of ingredients, but the payoff is well worth it in the end for this hearty take on a yummy classic. Cook up some ditalini or elbow pasta and ladle your soup on top for a delicious, soup-er filling winter meal.
Another veggie-heavy treat, this roasted carrot soup is a huge step towards your five-a-day when cool, fresh salads just aren’t on your menu. Bake carrots, onions, and garlic in the oven until caramelised and tender before pureeing for a seriously yummy flavour hit, and add greek yogurt for an even creamier texture. Erin at Well Plated recommends pairing this soup with a cheese toastie, or topping it with leftover roasted veggies or shredded chicken for a yummy lunch.
Oh yes, you read that right – lasagna soup! Just when you thought lasagna couldn’t be improved upon any more, Jen at Carlsbad Cravings blessed the pasta-loving world with this easy, cheesy lasagna soup. Pop in your ingredients and let it simmer away (no layering here!) for a delicious Italian soup in less than an hour.
Another “soupified” fave, this soup combines all your favourite nacho flavours for a hearty take on this classic dish. It’s so easy to put together, but you will need to let it sit in the slow cooker for a while so this one needs to be planned in advance. Serve with tortilla chips for a perfect weekend dinner.
This winter warmer is fantastic for guests with sensitive tummies. Sam from Ahead Of Thyme had to feed a friend with a dairy allergy, and almost accidentally created this delicious roasted butternut squash soup. This vegan, gluten-free, and Whole 30 friendly recipe is sure to please everyone and yields a big enough serving to share with all your friends (or freeze and hoard for yourself).
Split pea and ham soup is a certifiable winter classic and a must-have in your soup arsenal. This recipe is great for using up a leftover ham bone (but ham hocks will give you that same smoky flavour), and split peas are loaded with nutritional benefits such as fibre, protein, and magnesium. An all ‘round winner among these winter soups.
This smooth and silky Chinese chicken and sweet corn soup is perfect for those nights when it’s too cold to go out for dinner. The recipe is incredibly quick and easy (from stove to table in only 15 minutes), so much so that it’s probably faster to whip this together than call out for a takeaway. Serve with steamed rice and share at home with friends or family.