These 9 Quick Soup Recipes Are All You Need for a Hearty Weeknight Dinner

The kitchen is a sanctuary for many folks who love to cook. But it is not always fun to spend hours over the stove, no matter how much you love the dish you are slaving over. It can be an exhausting experience, one that may lead to laziness if your schedule cannot accommodate complex meals.

The weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter, and after a long day at work, we just want a warm mug to keep us sane. Soup is a delightful comfort. It requires very little energy to eat and fills you up efficiently. While canned soups are cheap and seem like a good alternative to cooking one yourself, beware of what you pick up. Most brands incorporate enough salt to cure a slab of raw meat, which may be too much sodium for just one of your meals for the day. Also, no non-perishable item could be considered fresh by any stretch of the imagination, so why not try your hand at make a bowl from scratch?

Soup does not have to keep you cooped up in the kitchen for extended amounts of time. We found the following 12 quick soup recipes that are guaranteed to have you sitting down with a bowl of homemade chowder in under an hour. Bookmark your favorites for a low-energy meal this winter.