17 Easy Soups to Warm Your Winter (Vegan Soups included)

9 Jan

We all love soup in my house. And when it is bitterly cold outside, there is nothing better to warm your insides than a hearty winter soup.

Here is a collection of favorites that are easy to put together and delicious both on the day or warmed up the next day at the office. Many are vegan. I like to make a vegan base in one pot, then separate the appropriate portions, adding  something meaty for the unrepentant carnivores.

Bon appetit! Stay warm, my friends.

1. Andouille, Kale and Sausage Soup

Aye me hearties...

Aye me hearties…

2. Canellini and Chard Soup (Vegetarian or with bacon)

Hearty, Dense, Soul-Satisfying (and great re-heated!)

Hearty, Dense, Soul-Satisfying (and great re-heated!)

3. Escarole Soup (vegan with drop-in meatball option for carnivores)

The veggie version

The veggie version

4. Lentil Soup (The one I make most often, especially in bitter cold weather! So textured and complex and hearty and cozy!)

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The secrets to a great lentil soup!

 

5. Silky Leek and Potato Soup (butter yes, cream no)

I dot a bit of nonfat plain yogurt for fun!

I dot a bit of nonfat plain yogurt for fun!

 6. Bok Choy, Carrot and Ginger Soup (vegan)

I find this bok choy soup kind of pretty!

I find this bok choy soup kind of pretty!

7. Caldo Verde (Portuguese Sausage and Greens Soup)

A delicious soup for a cool day when you want a soup that warms but doesn't overstuff you

A delicious soup for a cool day when you want a soup that warms but doesn’t overstuff you

8. Three Step Vegan Vegetable Soup (with non-vegan tortellini add-ons to please everyone’s food quirks!)

A grating of parmigiano reggiano or grana padano finishes this soup admirably. Vegans can try nutritional yeast!

A grating of parmigiano reggiano or grana padano finishes this soup admirably. Vegans can try nutritional yeast!

Read on for nine more recipes!

9. Best Ever Italian Wedding Soup

Madonna, this is good soup!

Madonna, this is good soup!

10. Asopao de Pollo (Soupy Chicken and Rice – Puerto Rican)

This is a classic Latin Caribbean dish and a personal favorite

This is a classic Latin Caribbean dish and a personal favorite

11. Easy Curried Butternut Squash Soup (vegan)

Sriracha...don't leave the kitchen without it...

Sriracha…don’t leave the kitchen without it…

12. Smoky, Dense, Delicious Split Pea Soup (my mom’s favorite)

One of the many soups I've already made during this 2015 cold snap!

One of the many soups I’ve already made during this 2015 cold snap!

13. Simple Caribbean Chicken Noodle Soup (chuck it all in the pot at once!)

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Warm up the Caribbean way (well, the way Caribbean people warm up when they can’t be in the Caribbean!)

14. Creamy Yet Dairy-Free Turkey and Mushroom Soup (with links to turkey stock recipe)

The moms pronounced this turkey and mushroom soup "heavenly:

The moms pronounced this turkey and mushroom soup “heavenly:

15. Tomato and Rice Soup

Little bit of cheddar on top....Childhood back. Only better.

Little bit of cheddar on top….Childhood back. Only better.

16. Black Bean Soup, Caribbean Style

Criollo/Creole Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Negros)

Criollo/Creole Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Negros)

17. Butternut Squash Bisque and Winter Squash Pepitas

Required eating at our Thanksgiving table

Required eating at our Thanksgiving table

 

 

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