When the weather outside has you reaching for your coziest blanket, whip up a delicious, comforting bowl of your favorite soup or stew to stay warm and toasty. Most soup recipes require little preparation other than browning onions, chopping vegetables and grinding spices. Luckily, all of these tasks can be done ahead of time. Save stress and strain in the morning by preparing your meal the night before: Prepare and store ingredients in the refrigerator overnight; then, in the morning, consign everything to the pot before turning it on and leaving for the day.

What’s more, homemade soups and stews provide wholesome ingredients needed to energize and replenish your body during winter, including complex carbohydrates and complete proteins in the form of legumes, whole grains, lean meats, roots and other fresh winter vegetables.

Healthy Soups and Stews

Below we feature some of our best soups and stews throughout the years, as well as a recipe for a crusty no-knead bread, simple instructions for preparing your own homemade stock, and tips for finding the best slow cooker. Read on and simmer up some of our favorite recipes. (You will want to whip up a bowl of your own right away!)

Black Bean Chili

This is no ordinary chili. Enjoy it with or without homemade cornbread crust.

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Corn Chowder Soup

This innovative chowder uses smoked Gouda to amp up the flavor.

See the recipe.

Enchilada Soup

Savor the flavors of enchiladas in this zesty, cheesy enchilada soup recipe.

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Three Sisters Soup

Try this wonderful combination of beans, corn and squash.

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Faux Chicken Soup

This innovative chowder uses smoked Gouda to amp up flavor.

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Thai Coconut Soup

This soup is loaded with beneficial herbs and healthy fats.

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Tomato-Basil Crab Bisque

Impress dinner guests with this superbly creamy crab bisque.

See the recipe.

Beef & Root Veggie Stew

Simmer up a delicious dimension of this herb-infused, vegetable stew.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

A steaming bowl of homemade noodle soup is the perfect remedy for a cold.

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White Bean and Kale Stew

This adaptation of a Tuscan dish is a nutritional powerhouse.

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Southern Brunswick Stew

This is a traditional favorite for large get-togethers.

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New Potato & Parsley Soup

Olive tapenade tops this simple but delicious recipe.

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Ivory Carrot Soup Recipe

Ivory Carrot Soup

Garnish this soup with carrot greens to firmly lock in flavor.

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Miso Soup Recipe

Miso Soup

Enjoy this pick-me-up soup as a winter breakfast or a light evening meal.

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Creamy Split Pea Soup Recipe

Creamy Split Pea Soup

Serve with crusty cornbread or ladle it over some steamed rice.

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Rosemary Chickpea Wheat Berry

Chickpea Wheat Berry Soup

The wheat berries give this soup a great chewy texture.

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Summer Soup Recipe

Summer Soup

Showcase summer produce in this vibrant, fresh-tasting soup.

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Lemony Leek Cauliflower Soup

Leek and Cauliflower Soup

This is a heartwarming, creamy soup with a satisfying lemon tang.

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Slow-Cooker Chili

Try adding a few extra shakes of chili powder to this spicy recipe.

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Chicken-Artichoke Soup

Whip up a batch of this hearty soup for friends and families.

See the recipe.


Sweet Corn Chowder

This nutritious recipe is a favorite among potluck gatherings.

See the recipe. 

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No-Knead Bread Recipe, How to Choose a Slow Cooker, Make Homemade Stock and More ...

The Perfect Bread for Soups
Nothing tastes better alongside a hot cup of soup than a slice of crusty bread. Serve this Crusty No-Knead French Bread with your favorite recipe.

How to Choose a Slow Cooker
The right slow cooker makes preparing your favorite soup and stew even easier. If you are considering purchasing a slow cooker, read this first.

How to Make Homemade Stock
Making your own stock is a great way to use kitchen scraps. Learn how to make chicken, vegetable and meat stock for the best flavor.

4 Ways to Make Fabulous Soup
The quality of stock or broth can make a difference in flavor. Check out these four basic principles to infuse your stock with the most flavor.

Combat Colds with Tasty Soups
Fortify yourself against colds and flu with three non-traditional winter soups from the healing kitchen.

Seasonal Soups and Stews
Chase away the winter blues with robust seasonings, featured in these six recipes.

A Taste of Comfort
Cook up even more hearty soups and stews for winter warmth.

Soup and Stew Recipes

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