14 Yummy Soup Recipes to Make This Season
Maybe it’s the shorter days, or perhaps it’s the chill in the air, but once October hits, I crave soup more than any other food. Not only is a bowl of soup comforting and filling, but also, a big batch can be made and enjoyed all week long.
Soup is also great for entertaining: A pot of bubbling minestrone soup can be made in advance, easily feeds a crowd, and fills the house with an enticing aroma. There are thousands of soup recipes out there, but here I’ve rounded up 14 favorites. Grab your soup spoons and get slurping!
According to Mark Bittman, this mushroom-barley soup is “a vegetarian dish with real body, texture, and depth of flavor.” Thanks to dried porcini and fresh shiitake, it packs a powerful punch of mushroom flavor. It’s a chunky and hearty soup that pairs well with a glass of fruity, full-bodied red wine.
A couple of weeks ago when I was dining at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, I had a horrible case of ordering envy. The girl at the table next to me ordered the most scrumptious-looking little crock of French onion soup. Since then, I’ve been dying for this traditional onion soup that’s garnished with toasted baguette and melted cheese. Yum!
The next time you’re battling a cold, whip up this variation of chicken tortilla soup instead of classic chicken noodle soup—it’s just as soothing. The addition of a dried chipotle chile provides a bit of sinus-clearing heat to the broth. Don’t skip the garnishes; they make the soup!
When you’re in the mood for minestrone but don’t have tons of time, put together this awesome white bean and kale soup. Use the “chop and drop” method (once you’re done chopping each ingredient, add it to the pot) and you’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
This leek soup with crispy potato strings and fried herbs is an elegant and sophisticated dish that is ideal for serving at a dinner party. The perfect pairing? A glass of Champagne.
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What kind of soup will you be making this fall?