Soups, Stews, and More

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“Happiness is hot soup on a cold day.” – Unknown

Don’t you agree? When the weather turns cold, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of soup or stew to warm you up. Soups and stews make for the perfect winter meal. They are packed with flavor and full of delicious ingredients. And there seems to be a never-ending number of recipes that you can choose from when it comes to making soups at home.

If you’re looking for a new recipe to add to your collection, here are a few favorites to check out!

  • Hearty Italian Chicken and Autumn Veggie Soup: A soup with the word “hearty” in the name should definitely be comforting and filling. And this one is all that – plus, incredibly delicious. It is full of vegetables – including some fall/winter favorites like squash and parsnips. It also has all sorts of Italian spices that pack a flavor punch. And don’t forget the gnocchi, an Italian potato dumpling, that brings the “hearty.”
  • Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup: Soup made in your slow cooker is a match made in heaven. After all, you can put your ingredients in before you leave your house in the morning and come home to a warm meal in the evening. And this Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup is incredible! Pair it with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich, and you have a complete dinner.
  • Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup): Do you want to take your soups international? Then try Caldo Verde! This traditional Portuguese soup will quickly become a favorite once you give it a try. It has potatoes, garlic, onion, olive oil, chorizo, collard greens, bacon, and chicken broth – so make a big batch! You’ll want to have plenty of leftovers.
  • Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef Soup with Vegetables): Here’s another great international soup to add to your collection. Yukgaejang is a Korean soup that’s got a little bit of spice and plenty of beef and vegetables. It will require investing in a few traditional Korean ingredients, but it’s definitely worth the investment for all of that flavor.
  • Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup: Butternut squash soups are popular in the autumn, but without proper seasoning, they can be quite bland. This Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup is anything but bland. With jalapenos, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, and cayenne – it’s got a great little kick! (Which of course you can cool down with a dollop of sour cream!)
  • Red Posole Recipe with Pork: Do you know what hominy is? Hominy is dried corn kernels that are soaked in lime juice to remove the outer husk – and they’re a must when you’re making posole. When you look at the full list of ingredients in this soup – you’ll know where all of the flavor comes from – and you’ll be making this recipe again and again!
  • Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder: Brats, beer, and cheddar cheese are favorites for those living in the Midwest. And, if you want to give these flavors a try – then you need to make this chowder. Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder is rich, thick, and creamy. Pick up a loaf of your favorite bread to serve with it – and you’ll know why people in the Midwest love this combination.
  • Beef Stew Recipe: Everyone should have a good stew recipe in their repertoire. You’ll love the tender seared beef and all of the vegetables in a tasty “gravy.”  It’s simple and satisfying.

Are you ready to try one of these recipes? Or do you have a favorite soup or stew recipe to share? Soups and stews are the perfect addition to your weekly menu when the temperatures start to dip. 

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