15 Luscious Soups For Winter

Like many folks during cold days, I like a comfy throw and nurturing hot soup to keep me feeling cozy and fine.   I’m a huge soup fan. Start with a great broth, add fresh vegetables and herbs, and enjoy a fast, healthy meal.  Today let’s look at luscious soups to make you feel happy this winter.


I. Easy Meatball Soup



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I use extra-lean ground beef with eggs and bread crumbs for my meatballs.  Let them cook in the broth with carrots, pasta or potatoes, and you have a tasty meal with crusty whole-grain bread or cheese toast.




2. Slow Cooker Taco Soup



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Winter is the perfect time for a warm, filling soup like Taco Soup.  Serve with tortilla chips, a salad, and  your dinner is ready. Put it on and 3 hours later you are ready to eat.




3. Cabbage Soup



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A pot of this low-fat, low-calorie soup made with 8 different veggies is comforting and always good to have on hand.  Beside having great taste, it is an easy way to get the family to eat vegetables.




4. Creamy Carrot Soup For A Winter Meal



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Carrot soup is an easy soup to make on a cold day yet rich enough to be a first course at a holiday meal.   Use chicken stock, fresh carrots, whole milk, and a little cumin and ginger. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and  a teaspoon of Harissa relish on top of the yogurt for heat.




5. Butternut Squash Soup


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This is a great, hearty soup for autumn through spring. When you need something warm to drink while you snuggle in a blanket, put a pot on and dinner is ready very quickly.


6. Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Carrots & Apple




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This yummy sweet potato-lentil soup with carrots and apple is both delicious and filling. That one apple with a little cumin and chili pepper adds a special flavor to the soup, and your family will ask for more.  You can eat it chunky  or use a immersion blender to create a smooth, thick soup filled with flavor. For a vegan soup, use vegetable  broth and drop the yogurt.




7. Zuppa Toscana Soup




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Zuppa Toscana, “zuppa” means soup in Italian. “Toscana” refers to the Tuscany region of Italy. Therefore, “Zuppa Toscana” translates to “Tuscan soup” or “Tuscan-style soup.” Traditionally, this soup is made with lots of veggies, beans, potatoes, olive oil, spices, and Italian bacon. My recipe is similar to the one at Olive Gardens except in my version I use low-fat turkey sausage.,     According to Live Strong, turkey sausage has half the calories of pork with 1/3 the fat.   If you have to have pork sausage flavor, look for a lower fat like Johnsonville mild Italian links. Serve with a crusty bread and a green salad.





8. Creamy Basil Parmesan Tomato Soup




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We all grew up eating tomato soup, usually from a can. As a kid, I loved it with a grilled cheese sandwich.  Now it’s time for grown-up food and homemade tomato soup. So tasty and comforting on a cold winter day. Basil Parmesan Tomato Soup has complex flavors not only from the herbs and cheese but also from the vegetable base. A delicious main course soup for lunch or dinner with grilled cheese sandwiches or cheese toast.




9. Rich & Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Nuts




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This creamy and thick soup has a depth of flavor without adding cream.  I use yogurt, but if you have to avoid dairy, you can substitute coconut or almond milk.   Simmering pumpkin with garlic and onion is the key to the taste.




10. Chicken Noodle Soup




How to make chicken noodle soup.

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The most delicious chicken noodle soup recipes are those that are made at home. This recipe is quick and easy starting with a rotessorie chicken from the supermarket. I love healthy recipes that taste like we’ve spent all day in the kitchen cooking.



11.  Lentil Soup With Greens




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Through the years, I’ve made lentil soup numerous times as it’s my favorite soup. I love the flavor of sautéed greens with garlic and that addition elevates the flavor and nutrition of the soup. I highly recommend this easy and delicious soup.




12.  English Pub Split Pea Soup



English Pub Split Pea Soup

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Spend 15 minutes putting it together, put it in the slow cooker for five hours, and come back to “soup’s on.” Finish it with more milk if you like your soup a bit thinner. I am southern so I’d serve it with cornbread for a fabulous meal.





13.  Healthy Makeover French Onion Soup



French Onion Soup

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If you love the gooey richness of French onion soup, but not the excess fat and salt, this healthy makeover is for you.  Good Housepkeeping swapped olive oil for butter and added a dash of soy sauce to chicken broth to mimic the savory depth of salty beef stock. Finally, they blanketed ther dish with Gruyère and reduced-fat Swiss — because what’s onion soup without the cheese?




14. Kale & Bean Soup



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This soup uses the super green, kale. I know some folks don’t really like them. If you find them strong flavored, I suggest you look for baby kale which is milder.  The nutrients in kale can help boost well being and prevent a range of health problems.  Start with a great stock and add sauteed kale, celery, carrots, potatoes, herbs, white beans, and a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes.  A fast tasty and healthy soup for a cold winter day.




15. Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup





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A rich blend of extra-sharp Cheddar, potatoes and broccoli, this classic soup will see you through fall and winter.  Add crunchy croutons and it’s irresistible.









In conclusion, browse the numerous soup recipes online. Make a big pot to enjoy, add a salad, bread or rolls, and enjoy the comforting delight of homemade soup. If you want to make some grilled cheese croutons to add, they’re very easy to make. They’re a fun addition to any good bowl of soup.



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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “15 Luscious Soups For Winter”

  1. Carol, there are all very delicious soups I like eat. Thank you for sharing…

    Yes, we cooking soups all over the year too. Each soup has traditionell time of the year for the respective season. For example, cabbage is always in autumn. And mushrooms too.

    Happy MosaicMonday… habe a good week.

  2. Ohh! I do love soup over the winter. I will make a pan full and it will do us for a couple of days.
    What great ideas. I love the sound of the Taco Soup and the carrot one x

  3. Some lovely hearty soups there! I am pretty boring with my soups, it’s generally, tomato, or carrot, or some other vegetable. I haven’t had a split pea soup in ages though, might give that a try. The Chicken noodle soup looks nice too. I think I’ll have to pin the post for ideas later. Thanks

  4. I am going to bookmark this post to refer to when I want a good soup recipe. I love to make soup and homemade bread for dinner on these cold nights. The cabbage soup looks so good, the carrot soup, the lentil soup, the split pea…Thank you for sharing.

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