Oh winter, how no one missed you. You teased us with a mild season, but as soon as January came, you hit us with the cold, forcing us to bundle up and stay inside lest we freeze our collective fingers off.
Maybe I’m being a bit overdramatic, because winter isn’t all bad. In truth, there are some amazing aspects to the season, namely the craving for soups you get throughout the many months of cold.
Simultaneously warming, comforting, and nourishing, soups make the ideal winter meal. And because this winter may be the worst one yet (isn’t it always), we’ve compiled a list of especially comforting and creative soups to help you keep warm throughout the season.
All the ooey-gooey tastiness of lasagna, just in a bowl. What’s not to love? Exactly, nothing.
Easily vegetarian-ized (just omit the sausage and chicken stock), this lasagna soup recipe also has the added benefit of being less carb-tastic than standard lasagna, as you’re not eating up as many noodles.
Read the full recipe at: 5 Boys Baker
Cauliflower Gruyere Soup
You’ll begin to notice a running theme on this soup list: cheese.
Delicious, rich, and entirely comforting, cheese makes any wintery soup better. But you need to balance all that fromage with some veggies, which this cauliflower gruyere Soup does perfectly.
The velvety gruyere blends so well with the texture and taste of cauliflower, so well, in fact, that you’ll forget there are any veggies in this soup at all!
Read the full recipe at: Foodidies
Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup
On the nights that you need a break from cheese (it does happen) you can get a little lighter (but not in the flavour category) with a simple and zesty Thai coconut shrimp soup.
Otherwise known as Tom Kha Goog, this traditional Thai soup has contains ginger, lemongrass, big ol’ shrimp and coconut shrimp to tie everything together. Plus, it comes together in a snap.
Read the full recipe at: Simple Healthy Kitchen
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Now, back to the cheesy stuff with this recipe for a classic broccoli cheddar soup.
Inspired by Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup, this recipe doesn’t skimp on the flavour in the slightest. If this soup can’t comfort you during winter, nothing else will.
Read the full recipe at: Swanky Recipes
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
To spice things up a bit during your winter soup binge, figurivley and literally, try out this recipe for spicy Moroccan chickpea stew.
An interesting blend of sweet with heat, and flavoured with the classic spices found in Moroccan cuisine (cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, etc.), this pumpkin and coconut-based soup is a true flavour experience.
Read the full recipe at: Connoisseurus Veg