When temperatures are dropping, there’s only so much comfort that a onesie and “Home Alone” on repeat will bring you. Amp the cozy factor of your nights in with these mouth-watering soup and stew recipes to warm you up from the inside out. Get your Martha Stewart on!
1. Roasted Garlic and White Bean Soup with Crispy Prosciutto
Carnivores might turn their noses up at bean soup, but what about when it’s topped with decadent and crispy prosciutto. This soup’s coziness factor just went up a whole bunch, and the garlic adds a needed kick.
2. Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Want to know how to make broccoli mouthwatering for the whole family? Throw it in a cheddar based soup for a luxuriously creamy winter dish. An easy but hearty weeknight dinner to freeze in large batches ASAP.
3. Hummus and Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Chickpeas
An unlikely pairing, but opposites attract, right? Hummus adds a nutty kick and depth to silky and slightly sweeter butternut squash, topped with thyme and roasted chickpeas for an unbeatable crunch.
4. This Kimchi and Vegetable Soup
Need this soup in our bellies right now. Whether it’s a cure for a cold or just beating the winter blues, this kimchi and veggie soup will make your belly super happy. It’s a detox soup chock full of kimchi that tastes amazing, complete with poached egg, coconut oil seared brussel sprouts, and more.
5. Beer and Cheese Cauliflower Soup
Beer soup? Are we back to our cheap and not-so-resourceful university days, you might think? No, smoked gouda and ale actually makes for a complex, velvety soup that will warm you up in no time.
6. Chunky Veggie Stew with Garbanzo Beans
Nothing like a good ol’ veggie stew to keep us from freezing our hands off! Veggie lovers and vegetarians, unite for this hearty soup that also has garbanzo beans, with the unusual addition of sweet potato.
7. Vietnamese Beef Stew
And we didn’t forget you, meat-lovers! This Vietnamese beef stew is simply to die for. Nothing like some tender beef chunks with potatoes in a fragrant broth to make you forgot your Seasonal Affective Disorder.
8. Rustic Parsnip Soup
Parsnips are a highly underrated ingredient in the veggie world. In This recipe, spices like garam masala and turmeric add some exotic heat to this dish, and the crunchy golden-roasted walnuts are a heavenly topping.
9. Turkey Pozole Rojo
In the holiday spirit, people are used to eating turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes. But this recipe that uses turkey in pozole is just as warming, if not more! Creamy avocado slices and cabbage top this stew of turkey, hominy, and tomato sauce for a kickass Mexican-American recipe.
10. New England Clam Chowder
Sometimes, you gotta say goodbye to all the detox soups and just welcome cream and high fat content into your life with open arms. Luckily, this author knows how naughty clam chowder can get so she remakes with equal parts vegetable stock and half-and-half. If you want to go ultimate comfort food, add cream and omit the stock.
11. 15-Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup
There’s something about curry soup that makes us want to stay in bed and be cozy forever. Noodle soup fans are going to go crazy for this one – and it’s made all in one pot! Doesn’t get much easier, or tastier than this one.
12. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup
Cauliflower is a surprisingly creamy soup base that is also very healthy – good for those watching the waistline who still want to indulge. It’s cozy but those crunchy garnishes really make the difference.