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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 a fantastic time to make some of the season’s best hearty soups. Not only are cold-season soups great for a quick and delicious meal, but they can also help warm you up after spending time in the cold. The best cozy soup recipes blend the flavors of the season to fill you up and keep you cozy. Keep 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 for a purpose – squash makes a quick and hearty meal with a whole lot of flavors! It’s also good for holiday parties. This soup has bacon for added flavor, but you can also make it vegetarian-style!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup. Creamy potato soup is a comforting staple in various cold-weather menus. And why not? It tastes like eating a baked potato with all the fixings but in a bowl! This delicious food is devised for a slow cooker, but you can likewise cook 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! Even though usually cooked in March, there’s no reason you can’t cook this delicious beef stew recipe on any cold winter day.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. White chicken chili is a fan favorite because of the warmth of the chopped green chilies and flavorful spices. It’s a comprehensive and hearty meal in a bowl and one dinner dish that your family or guests will ask for repeatedly! Here’s one famous dish you can adapt; however, there are a couple of different options to choose from, so you can be certain to find one you’ll love!

French Onion Soup. French onion soup combines rich beef broth, melty cheese, and caramelized onions – an undying soup that is as cozy as it gets! Every spoonful of this soup recipe is full of flavor! You can make this soup in a slow cooker, instant pot, or stovetop.

Chicken Noodle Soup. A pairing of chicken and firm noodles makes a cold-weather classic of any homemade chicken noodle soup! Even though there are several recipes, one of our favorites uses the Instant Pot to cook a quick and easy meal for any day of the season.

Broccoli-Cheese Soup. One more tried-and-true soup and a winter favorite, broccoli-cheese soup, is the ultimate comfort food! What makes it even better is how easy this recipe is to make. 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 suited for cold occasions; this chicken and wild rice soup recipe is a comforting mealtime favorite! The wild rice provides the soup with a nutty flavor and loads of texture, suitable for that hearty cold-weather meal or gathering.

Beef and Bean Chili. When temperatures start to drop, that’s usually when the cravings start for a hearty bowl of something spicy! When that happens, it’s easy to cook up a pot of this beef and bean chili recipe. You can add more or less heat by garnishing with sliced jalapenos or leaving them out – your choice!

With countless cozy soups out there, you’re sure to find the perfect complement for any cold-season meal!


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