Comfort in a Bowl: 10 Hearty Soups for Cold Days

Last Updated January 08, 2015
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There’s nothing quite as belly-warming as a hearty bowl of soup on a bitter cold day. From creamy winter squash to a healthful Udon noodle mixed with a citrusy Shichimi, here are some of our favorite winter soups. 

Winter Squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup
You can use a wide variety of winter squashes for this soup; one of the more authentic choices would be a Candy Roaster winter squash. But butternut squash serve very well and are easy to find. The...

Spiced Beet Soup with Feta

This is exactly what I want to be eating pretty much every cold fall day. It is thick and rich and just spiced enough to offset the sweetness of the beets. And of course, it's one of the prettiest...

Chestnut Soup

This warming soup is popular in the chestnut-growing regions of France. Enjoy it freshly made on a cool winter evening, or freeze it for a quick dinner during the week.

Cauliflower Soup with Stilton and Caramelized Pear Chutney

This recipe was inspired by Skye Gyngell and a gorgonzola version she has in her book A Year in My Kitchen. I love the mixture of cauliflower with blue cheese and the added pop of the pear chutney...

Soupe au Pistou

This delicate yet hearty vegetable soup from the South of France takes a little time to prepare but is worth every minute and is even better heated up the next day. The Provençal cook often makes...

Easy Butternut Cheddar Soup with Onion Croutons

Mashed winter squash practically makes itself into soup. It just requires a little seasoning and thinning out. I've always loved the combination of sweet squash with salty cheddar cheese. So I diluted...

Udon Noodle Soup

Noodle soups are filling yet always seem healthful. This one is beautiful and fresh with a wonderful lift from the citrusy Shichimi mix.

Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Carrots and oranges are marvelous together. Quite apart from the same vibrant color, the sweetness and zest of orange juice marries so well with carrots, enhancing their flavor. This soup has verve...

Black-eye Pea Soup with Ham

In the South it is a long held belief that cooking and eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck and prosperity all year. Here is one of our favorite ways to eat them from...

Elephant Garlic Soup with Dungeness Crab and Apple Salad

Elephant Garlic Soup with Dungeness Crab and Apple Salad
For the Addison family, holiday vacations are spent camping with friends in the desert near the Mexican border. This dish, which can easily be made in advance, has graced our (plastic folding) table...
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