How do you stay warm and cozy in the middle of winter? You might want to grab a blanket. Also how about building a roaring fire. But nothing whips up one of these steamy winter soups! Whether you’re looking for a weekday lunch, an appetizer for a winter gathering, or an easy dinner recipe, these winter soups will get you through the months of cold weather ahead. Enjoy these delectable soups which make your winter all the more memorable. If there’s one thing in common with each of these soup recipes, it’s that they’re all guaranteed to warm you up on a cold winter day. Soup is the ultimate comfort food, after all:
Spiced Root Vegetable Soup
This soup is supercharged with seasonal vegetables, ensuring all the family get their vitamin and mineral requirements. As the vegetables are in season, they could even be grown at home in the cold and rainy months, so this recipe will look after your wallet.
Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Soup
This is one of the easiest ever soups – simply roast the veg and blend with the remaining ingredients. Great for busy days when you want a minimum effort, maximum satisfaction meal. Coconut and maple syrup also give this recipe an exotic twist to jazz up a midweek meal.
This bright yellow soup adds an explosion of colour to the otherwise dark landscape outside, helping to clear away any winter blues. Though this is a simple recipe, it certainly does not disappoint – the bacon and white wine make it wonderfully luxurious and tasty.
Winter Vegetable Soup
This soup constitutes four of your five-a-day! It’s high in fibre as well as vitamins and minerals, which is ideal for keeping healthy during the winter and fighting away any colds and bugs. The addition of lentils boosts the protein content in this recipe, ensuring you have enough energy and strength to keep working (or playing) hard throughout the dark winter months.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe mirrors the classic Chinese soup with its use of ginger, chicken and sweetcorn, and gives oriental inspiration to your mid-winter meals. As a low-fat, low-calorie, high-protein meal, this lighter soup can provide some relief from excess yuletide feasting.
Talk about comfort food at its best! This creamy, cheesy soup recipe will have you feeling cozy even when it’s freezing outside.
Potato Leek Soup
There is so much variety when it comes to potato soup, but what we love about this one is the flavorful addition of leeks. The crispy fried onions and fresh celery leaves are great, too!
Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Use an immersion blender to make this tomato soup as smooth as you like—you can leave it slightly chunky or blend it up until it’s completely pureed.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This tomato-based soup is all about the toppings! Serve it with an array of options, like diced red onion, avocado, pico de gallo, or shredded cheese, and let your guests help themselves!
Beef and Bean Chili
Every tailgating party needs this beef and bean chili, especially when the temperatures start to drop. Give it more heat by garnishing each bowl with sliced jalapenos.