If you follow my Instagram stories, you know that I make soup almost every weekend. We usually have it for an easy dinner on Sunday and then I’ll put the leftovers in jars to eat for lunches and quick dinners through the week. Since we’re heading into soup season, I thought I would do a soup recipe round-up to share some of the regulars in our soup rotation…
(Click on the soup titles to go to the post with the full, printable recipe.)
This one is a classic potato soup recipe that I’ve been making for over 15 years. Believe it or not, I used to substitute teach, and one day a volunteer brought in a crockpot of this soup. I asked for the recipe the next time I saw her and this is it. It’s definitely the richest soup in the round-up, so it’s a “sometimes soup” for us. It’s pretty easy to make and it’s a crowd-pleaser!
This is a soup we added in the rotation last year. It’s similar to the baked potato soup above, but it’s not as heavy or rich. It’s still full of flavor and feels decadent, but the cream is balanced out with chicken broth, making it a little lighter. This is one of our favorites right now and I made it every 2-3 weeks.
My friend, Cheri from This Cottage Life, brought this soup to me after I was in the hospital last year due to my shoulder. She was such a wonderful friend to me during that time…driving me to appointments and bringing us meals. When she brought some jars with carrot soup, I must admit, I was skeptical. I imagined it tasted like hot carrot juice. It is a delicious soup that is surprisingly flavorful and hearty. The white beans make it more filling and creamy. I’ll heat it up in a mug and drink it like a hot beverage! It’s such a comforting soup.
I don’t think I had chicken and dumplings until I was in high school, but it was love at first bite. I am a fan of pretty much any kind of noodle or dumpling. I’ve made a variety of recipes, but this one was easy and turned out well. Oh, just looking at those dumplings makes me want to make this…
This is another soup that quick and tasty, which is good for busy weeknights. This is the lightest of the creamy potato soups featured in this post. I have made the ham and potato soup more often recently, but this one is still a favorite.
I think this was the very first recipe I shared on the blog, so it doesn’t have a printable recipe! I’ll have to go back and create one at some point. This soup is so good, though. I love vegetable soups (I don’t like how meat can get chewy when reheated in a soup) and roasted cauliflower (along with celery, onions, and garlic) give this soup a lot of flavor. I haven’t made it in a while, but I’ll be making it this winter!
If you haven’t noticed, I like creamy soups! I’m not a lover of tomatoes, so anything with a tomato-base is pretty much out for me. I will do a beef stew or Brunswick stew sometimes. I also regularly make a lentil soup and a chicken & wild rice soup, so I’ll share those next time I make them.
What are some of your favorite soup recipes? (If you want to share a link, go ahead! The post won’t show up right away, but I’ll be on the lookout and will approve those comments sharing soup recipes.)