31 Best Soups and Stews
Sometimes all you’re craving is something warm, comforting, and easy to make. Here are some of my Best Soups and Stews that are easy on time with ingredients that your family is sure to love.
We may not always have time to make an elaborate meal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have something delicious for dinner! Don’t let their simplicity fool you, these recipes are mouth-watering and will have you coming back for seconds.
1. Easy Leftover Turkey Soup
Once you’ve eaten all the leftover turkey sandwiches that one human being can tolerate, use the rest of that gigantic Thanksgiving turkey to make the best, Easy Leftover Turkey Soup you’ve ever had! Top your bowl of this hearty, satisfying soup with a generous amount of cheese and serve it with crusty bread on the side.
2. Quick and Easy Seafood Stew
Try this recipe for a Quick and Easy Seafood Stew that tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Give this recipe 15 minutes of your time to do the prep work and serve up a hearty dinner full of delicious shrimp and cod in a tomato based broth.
3. Southern Style Oxtail Stew with Rice
My Southern Style Oxtail Stew is a simple, easy-to-prepare recipe. Oxtails are cooked low and slow with carrots, onions, and spices, then served over hot, fluffy rice.
4. Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew
Your family will love this Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew! It’s a hearty recipe made with stew beef, potatoes, carrots, green beans, and tomatoes that can be on the table in under 30 minutes when you use a pressure cooker.
5. Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup
Spanish Chicken and Rice Soup is richly flavored with garlic, cilantro, tomatoes, and taco seasonings. Pair it with buttery toasted rolls or cornbread for a hearty lunch or dinner.
6. Easy Chili Verde
There’s so much to love about this easy Chili Verde recipe! it’s a delicious, healthy, and nutritious meal that’s also a breeze to prepare. You’ll use tender pork and a mix of green chilies to create the deep flavors in this shortcut version of a classic New Mexico stew.
7. English Onion Soup
English Onion Soup offers a lovely variation on the classic French recipe with a combination of chicken stock, sage, and sharp Cheddar. It’ll warm you from the inside out on the coldest winter day!
8. Beans and Greens Soup
Beans and Greens Soup – a great winter soup featuring dried great northern beans and turnip greens. Economical and nutritious!
9. Red Wine Beef Stew
Learn to make a delicious and easy Red Wine Beef Stew with loads of fresh herbs for the perfect relaxed Sunday supper!
10. Homemade Ham Bone Soup
Homemade Ham Bone Soup – Use the leftovers from a whole ham to make a delicious homemade soup of ham stock and lots of veggies!
11. Classic Creamy Oyster Stew
This rich and creamy Classic Oyster Stew is made with fresh, plump, briny oysters. Just the thing to warm you up on cold evenings.
12. Tomato Tarragon Soup
Tomato Tarragon Soup is richly flavored with a base of San Marzano tomatoes complemented by fresh tarragon and sour cream. It takes about 20 minutes to make and is fantastic served with a loaf of crusty French bread.
13. Black and White Bean Soup
Learn to make my simple Black and White Bean Soup! Pair it with an easy grilled cheese sandwich for a hearty, filling dinner on a busy school night.
14. Old Fashioned Brunswick Stew
If you’re looking for the perfect, most delicious side dish for your next barbecue, then I have the solution for you right here. This is the best Old Fashioned Brunswick Stew recipe! Not only is it a Georgia staple, it’s an iconic Southern barbecue side dish containing the most delicious combination of meat and vegetables you’ve ever tasted.
15. Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup
My Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup recipe makes a pot full of soul-warming goodness. This hearty, satisfying soup is very versatile and a great option for lunch or dinner on a chilly evening.
16. Black Eyed Peas and Greens Soup
This Black Eyed Peas and Greens Soup recipe combines the classic rice and black eyed peas from southern Hoppin’ John, with sausage and loads of fresh spinach. It’ll warm you and nourish your soul at the same time.
17. Asian Inspired Turkey Noodle Bowl
Looking for a creative way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try this Asian Inspired Turkey Noodle Bowl! It’s a brothy bowl full of noodles with turkey, lime, hot chili sauce, cilantro, green onions, and soy sauce.
18. Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Stew
This amazing Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Stew is hearty, cold weather comfort food at its best. A pork shoulder roast is cooked low and slow with beans, beer, peppers, and spices until it’s fall-apart tender. Serve with a variety of garnishes for a tummy warming treat.
19. Mexican Beef Stew (Caldillo)
Also known as Caldillo, this rich and spicy Mexican Beef Stew is full of beef, potatoes, and all the delicious flavors of Mexico. It’s a slow cooking hearty recipe perfect for a cold night by the fire.
20. Italian Sausage and White Beans
Italian Sausage and White Beans is a hearty, flavorful Italian sausage and white bean stew perfect for a cool winter or spring evening.
21. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is the perfect family dinner for a cool autumn evening. It’s full of tender chicken with potatoes, carrots, and celery and goes wonderfully with hot buttered biscuits.
22. Tomato and Roasted Garlic Soup
Tomato Roasted Garlic Soup is a classic tomato soup recipe with the addition of roasted garlic. Perfect for dipping with a grilled cheese sandwich.
23. Family Favorite Chili
This Family Favorite Chili is made with hearty ingredients and simple flavors. It’s budget-friendly and perfect for a quick and easy meal.
24. Garlicky Beef Stew
Serve this Garlicky Beef Stew with loads of onions and a whole head of garlic for your Halloween dinner. It’ll keep the vampires away!
25. Cremini Mushroom Soup
This Cremini Mushroom Soup is the perfect balance of creamy richness with the delicate flavor of mushrooms. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a lovely first course ready to serve!
26. Classic Tuscan Minestrone
Classic Tuscan Minestrone soup – a classic Italian soup loaded with fresh, seasonal vegetables. Serve with Parmesan for topping and crusty Italian bread.
27. Black Bean Chili
This Black Bean Chili is hearty, beefy, and rich with tomatoes, black beans, and spices. Top it with sour cream and fresh cilantro. Serve fresh lime wedges to squeeze over.
28. Classic Irish Stew
Enjoy this Classic Irish Stew with lamb, beef, carrots, and potatoes for St. Patrick’s Day or any time! It’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
29. Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup
This Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup includes the trinity along with ham, chicken stock, seasonings, and fresh greens for some southern goodness in a pot.
30. Creamy White Chicken Chili
With so many red chili recipes out there, this Creamy White Chicken Chili stands out in a class of its own! In fact, it has won more than one community chili cook-off and remains one of our favorite cold weather recipes of all time. This is comfort food personified!
31. Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Spinach Soup
Italian Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup is the perfect soup for a cool Fall day. It’s delicious and quick to prepare.
I hope you found something warm and delicious to satisfy your soup craving!
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