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10 Hearty and Delicious Soups for Cold Winter Nights

Posted by Backyard Ocean Editors in Good Advice

One of the finest meals you can serve your family on a cold winter night is a bowl of filling and heart-warming winter soup. Here are some of Backyard Ocean’s favorite recipes for those crisp snowy evenings:

1.)  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

A bowl of squash soup with some bread and salad

Enjoy a thick, nutty squash soup during cold winter nights.

Nobody can resist a delicious squash soup. It’s thick, nutty, and guaranteed to make anyone feel warm. This recipe from Chow is no exception. What’s even better is this dish uses apple chunks, adding some much-needed texture and a layer of sweetness to this old favorite.

2.)  French Onion Soup

A cheesy bowl of French onion soup

Dive into the delectable flavors of the classic French onion soup.

This recipe from Table for Two is a great take on this classic French dish. It has a delectable cheese topping and a sour and sweet consommé made from caramelized onions. Everyone will want seconds of this appetizing winter soup.

3.)  Creamy Ham and Potato Soup

A bowl of creamy ham and potato soup

Satisfy your heart’s desires with this creamy ham and potato soup.

Ham and potatoes is a staple dish all around the world, but do you know that you can also turn it into a delicious soup? This recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything is rich and filling and is guaranteed to warm you up on cold winter nights.

4.)  Cream of Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Everyone has an aversion to broccoli. It might be healthy, but it sure doesn’t taste that delightful. This cheesy recipe from Brown Eyed Baker will change anyone’s mind. After a hefty serving of this delicious holiday soup, kids and adults will look forward to the next time they’ll have this vegetable.

5.)  Chicken Tortilla Soup

A bowl of chicken tortilla soup

Add a little bit of Mexican flavor to your dining experience with this chicken tortilla soup.

Bring a little bit of heat and Mexican flavor to your winter supper with this delicious chicken tortilla soup from The Pioneer Woman. This recipe features zesty chunks of chicken, chewy tortilla strips, avocados, crunchy beans, and a spicy broth that will make anyone perspire. Who needs a fireplace when you have this hot dish?

6.)  Fresh New England Clam Chowder with Brown Butter Garlic Croutons

How Sweet It IsNew England Clam Chowder is a marvelous take on this classic Massachusetts staple. This dish combines the thickness of cream with the savory flavors of fresh clams, making it perfect for anyone craving the bounty of the sea. What makes this dish more appetizing are its brown butter garlic croutons, an aromatic and salty topping that adds another layer of flavor to the already delicious recipe.

7.)  Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Feeling a bit down now that the holidays are over? This recipe from the Shiksa in the Kitchen is guaranteed to cheer you up. The delightful revision of this timeless comfort food features a sour broth and addictive croutons that will drive the winter blues away.

8.)  Kale and Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for something healthier and light, try out this recipe from Girl Makes Food. This delicious vegan dish is perfect for anyone who wants to have a cleanse after all the feasts during Christmas.

9.)  Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup

A bowl of delicious sweet potato red lentil soup with bread

Relish in a huge bowl of sweetness with this sweet potato red lentil soup.

Another dish from the sugary side of the taste spectrum, this recipe from Green Kitchen Stories will delight the hearts of everyone who has a sweet tooth. What’s great about this dish is that it features sweet potatoes, a good old holiday favorite. So if you have a Christmas hangover, this is the perfect soup to enjoy.

10.)  Thai Chicken Soup

A generous helping of tasty Thai chicken soup

Enjoy yummy Asian spices with this salty and spicy Thai chicken soup.

If you’re looking for a soup with a complex flavor, try this recipe from Foodie Crushie. Filled to the brim with Asia’s most sumptuous ingredients, this amazing winter soup will fill your stomach while making you feel all warm.

Enjoy these delicious soup recipes during cold winter nights with any of these flavorful recommendations from Backyard Ocean.


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