7 Hearty Soup Recipes for When It's Just Too Cold

We admittedly have a soft spot for creamy soups (think silky butternut squash, velvety cauliflower, and smooth black bean), but when it's below freezing outside we start craving stews on the heartier end of the spectrum. Soups so thick that it seems like your spoon will get stuck the moment you dive into them. From a vegan-friendly lentil stew topped with crispy potatoes to a slow-cooker chipotle chicken tamale stew, these soups are so good they'll make you want to grab a spoon and stay in tonight. Ahead are seven hearty soup recipes for when it's just too cold.