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Soups and Stews

Rainy days are known for being the best time to throw together a pot of soup or stew (or chili), but who says you need a rainy day to treat yourself to a tasty hot bowl of delicious comfort food? Soup is always delicious no matter what the weather is like outside,
and makes you feel warm and cozy inside. It also almost always is very healthy, containing an assortment of ingredients often with packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and more. Soup is one of the easiest meals to prepare, and most recipes make plenty for everyone, as well as abundant leftovers. It also stores well in the refrigerator or freezer, and is a cinch to reheat later (and in fact tends to gain more flavor after having been stored in the fridge overnight). Whether you enjoy soups that are chunky or creamy, mild or spicy, thick or brothy, there are endless varieties from which to choose. Below you will find soup recipes made with chicken, potato, vegetable, split pea, beans, ground beef, ground pork, turkey, cheese and more. You may also want to check out the Bread page for an accompanying bread for your soup or stew recipe. Homemade Croutons also taste fabulous sprinkled over soup, offering crunch and added flavor.

Soup and Stew Recipes ▼

Meatball Soup
This recipe for Meatball Soup uses all those basic comfort ingredients we love - seasoned meatballs (made with lean ground beef, turkey or chicken and rice) and hefty bite-size chunks of potatoes, carrots and noodles. Some diced tomatoes sneak their way into this soup as well, after being sautéed with some diced green onions and minced garlic, adding wonderful seasoning to the broth.
Meatball Stew
This Meatball Stew recipe features seasoned ground beef meatballs, potatoes, celery and carrots in a savory thickened broth, together creating a comfort food that warms and satisfies! The meatballs are seasoned with onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and fresh parsley, egg and bread crumbs. The gravy-style broth derives its delicious flavor from the juices created by the meatballs and vegetables as they cook.
Mulligatawny Soup with Apples
Mulligatawny Soup is a curry-flavored soup of Anglo-Indian origin. This deliciously unique soup recipe features cubed chicken breast, celery, carrots, rice and believe it or not, apples! If you are a bit skeptical to try soup made with apples, just think of the apples as a replacement for chunks of potatoes, only with a slightly sweeter flavor. Mulligatawny Soup is truly delightful, and will likely having you going back for seconds!
Pasta with Beef and Red Wine Sauce
Pasta with Beef and Red Wine Sauce is a unique and elegant French pasta dish with fabulous and distinct flavor. Tender ground beef is cooked with finely diced vegetables in a beef-flavored broth with a hint of red wine, then served over a bed of pasta shells and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This dish can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen, then reheated. Truly delicious!
Potaje de Garbanzos
Potaje de Garbanzos (translated to English means, "Chickpea Stew" is a Spanish and sometimes Cuban stew (or soup) that features chickpeas (garbanzo beans), potatoes and meat. While some Potaje de Garbanzos recipes use Spanish chorizo, stewing beef or other meats,this chickpea soup recipe uses ham hocks as the only meat ingredient. A pinch of Saffron is used to season the broth, adding color and a unique flavor.
Potato Cheese Soup
This Potato Cheese Soup recipe is made with hand-mashed potatoes (rather than using a hand mixer), which gives it authentic potato texture with the perfect balance of texture. Made with cheddar cheese, half and half, sour cream, diced leeks and green onions, this soup is full of satisfying and delicious flavor that all ages will love. Even without the cheese, as a basic potato soup recipe this soup is fabulous!