Looking for some comforting, flavor-packed soup recipes? Whether it is a chilly winter night that requires a hearty warm-your belly meal, or a busy weeknight when you just need to throw something together, this list of favorite soup recipes is your ticket!
I am one of those people who eat soup on the regular. Not only is soup all the comfort, but it is truly a great way to use up what vegetables or proteins you have to create a nourishing meal on the fly.
I've put together a list of favorite soup recipes that has something for everyone. If you're a chicken soup lover, I got you covered? And if you're looking for healthy vegetable soup recipes, or new ways to use up your lentils and beans, there is a big selection here for you? And I've also included some fish soup recipes and even a couple that use meat because, every now and then, nothing else will do but meatball soup.
You'll find that the trick to flavoring your soup is in using some all-natural spices, combined with fresh ingredients and aromatics like garlic, fresh herbs, and a bit of citrus. I love finishing my soups with a good drizzle of quality extra-virgin olive oil.
To serve any of these soup recipes, you can add your favorite crusty bread and maybe a big bowl of salad to start.
Here you go...
Favorite soup recipes
If you ever need a way to push your body's reset button, vegetable soup can be a delicious and comforting way to do that without going on a harsh detox diet. Plus, what better way to use up those veggies and herbs in the bottom drawer of your fridge? Here are four veggie-forward soups I love (and there is more in the lentil soup and bean soup sections below):
Chicken soup, three ways
Chicken soup is one of those nostalgic dishes known as a home remedy to comfort the sick or relief the cold chill in the air. It's also one of those universal foods every culture, and every household, has some version of--noodles or not. Here are three of my go-to chicken soup recipes that are comforting and loaded with flavor:
Lentils are a staple of the Mediterranean pantry. Like other pulses, lentils are affordable and can make a satisfying meal that is high in plant-based protein, fiber and more. Here are a few lentil soup recipes you can start with:
I highlighted a couple earlier including Ribollita soup up in the vegetable soup section, but there are many more satisfying Mediterranean bean soup recipes. Like lentils, they are a great source of plant-base protein and fiber. I love the convenience of using canned beans, particularly in quick weeknight soups.
Meatball soup and more!
I couldn't list my best soup recipes without including a couple of meaty options! Meatball soup is definitely a fan favorite and so is Italian sausage minestrone. Check them out.