Feeding my family cozy, comforting meals in the fall and winter time is one of my favorite ways to love them well. Today I’m sharing a huge collection of cozy soup recipes for winter that I’m sure you’ll love!
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Some days you just want to eat some good comfort foods, you know? For me, when it’s cold and wet outside or overcast, it just makes sense to serve something warm, cozy, and comforting to the body and soul.
This collection of yummy, cozy soup recipes for winter is sure to comfort your family on the coldest of days.
50+ Cozy Soup Recipes for Winter
I hope you enjoy this collection of cozy soup recipes for winter!
During cold weather, both mind and heart call for cozy and comforting meals. Soups or stews are a perfect compliment for the cold weather season meals. Below is an easy vegetarian recipe for a diabetic friendly, protein rich, and vegan soup.
White Chicken Chili is a great comforting bean soup packed with flavor, chicken, beans, and veggies. With a thick and delicious chili with just the right amount of kick and your favorite toppings, you know you’re in for a soul-satisfying good meal!
If you are obsessed with the Broccoli Cheese Soup at Panera Bread, this is the recipe for you! It’s made from scratch with REAL actual cheddar cheese and lots of veggies, and it’s incredibly satisfying!
Caldo de Albóndigas or Albondigas en Caldillo is a traditional Mexican meatball soup, served in a light and healthy broth full of vegetables. This delicious recipe is popular in the states of Northern Mexico, where there are as many variations as there are cooks.
With hearty vegetables and meatballs, this Slow Cooker Meatball Soup is savory comfort food at its best. This recipe makes a lot -- perfect to feed the family, with leftovers! Instructions included for Instant Pot and stove top methods as well as slow cooking.
Roasted red bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are the foundation of this simple and incredibly tasty soup. This soup is full of flavor and so easy to make requiring only 30 minutes from start to finish!
Slimming World Carrot Soup. How to make a delicious Slimming World friendly creamy carrot and coriander soup in the soup maker. Easy to prep, tastes amazing and ideal for cooking in bulk for freezer meals.
This miso noodle soup is a simple, healthy and delicious vegetarian noodle soup. Ready in under 10 minutes, it is perfect for those times you really can’t be bothered to cook much, but want something warm and comforting to eat.
Looking for a healthy mushroom soup recipe that doesn’t sacrifice flavor? This creamy mushroom soup is quick, easy and packs a punch with a variety of herbs and spices making this the perfect cozy Fall soup.
Beef, pinto beans, jalapeno, carrots, and onion all simmered together in a delicious tomato broth until the beef is tender; every spoonful of this spicy beef and jalapeno soup is warm, satisfying and packed with flavor.
This vegan Spicy Udon Noodle Soup comes together in minutes, and makes a perfect quick and easy dinner. Coconut broth, chopped tomatoes, and hot chili oil form a spicy, sour, and creamy elixir that is a flavorful backdrop for tofu, vegetables, and chewy udon noodles.
This Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is hearty and full of chunks of carrots and celery with savory spices and juicy chicken. This super simple, creamy soup is comfort food at its finest during the cold seasons.
Creamy and cozy chicken alfredo tortellini soup made in the Instant Pot. This soup is SO easy to make, it’s comforting, and literally feels like a hug in a bowl! Try it, and it will definitely become one of your favorite comfort foods!
Super creamy, velvety, and comforting Instant Pot cauliflower soup to warm you up this winter! This healthy soup is made with just a few simple ingredients, but the result is so comforting and satisfying.
This Instant Pot Creamy Green Enchilada Chicken Soup is super speedy to make. It’s cozy and full of Mexican flavors. Grab some chicken breasts, chicken stock, onions, warm Mexican spices, jalapenos, a jar of salsa verde, cream cheese and beans. In about an hour, the most scrumptious soup you ever tasted will be ready to eat.
Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is a creamy vegetarian dish that is packed with protein and veggies. Hearty wild rice is combined with mushrooms, carrots, celery, and kale, then is brought together with a creamy soup base.
A healthy and healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup made in the Instant Pot. This vegan & gluten free soup is so easy to make, and the result is creamy, satisfying goodness you will not want to stop eating!
This vegan gluten-free broccoli soup is an easy winter recipe that keeps you warm and tastes absolutely fantastic!
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you add to soup to make it more flavorful?
#1 A well seasoned soup is going to be salted well (but not too much). It’s important to taste test your soup a few times until it tastes perfect to you. I often ask one of my girls to come in and taste the soup before we eat to make sure I got it right.
#2 Browning or searing your meat beforehand if the soup is not vegetarian adds more flavor. Also, sauteeing your onions, celery, carrots, etc. until tender adds more flavor to the soup instead of just adding the chopped vegetables to the soup. You wouldn’t want to sautee vegetables that will get too soft when overcooked like broccoli though.
#3 Using broth instead of water also makes for a more flavorful soup. If the recipe calls for water, and you want to substitute broth, be sure to adjust the added salt. You’ll probably need less when you use broth.
What soups are good to freeze?
If you want to make a big batch of soup and freeze some for later, I recommend you choose soups that have a clear base (like broth or water) and not soups that have a cream base. Some soups that freeze well are:
bean or lentil soups
broth based soups
What kind of soups are best for when you have a cold?
When I’m sick or my kids are sick, I love serving some hearty chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings, or a hearty vegetable barley soup.
How can I fix a soup that has too much salt added?
You can either add more liquid (water, milk, etc) or add a potato or two to the soup which will absorb some of the salt.
What’s your favorite cozy soup for winter? Let me know in the comments below!
My name is Melissa Ringstaff and I've been blogging here at A Virtuous Woman since 2001. I'm a pastor's wife and homeschooling mom living in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern KY. I believe in finding freedom from perfection and living life with purpose and I want to help you do exactly that.
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