22 Soups That'll Keep You Warm All Winter Long

There's nothing like a hearty soup to keep you healthy and cozy.

September 20, 2017
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The days are shorter, the weather is chillier… Now that fall is here and winter is right around the corner, there's nothing better than a warm cup of soup to help warm you up while the temperatures dip. 

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Whether you are loading up on vegetables or want a steamy broth as a base for other soups, we have you covered. Use these fall and winter soup recipes as guides to upgrade your regular soup options and stay cozy this season.

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Tortilla Soup

The array of seasonings gives it spicy flair that's brightened by jalapeños, which bring the real party. In the words of the writers of Thug Kitchen themselves, "this old-school Southwestern soup is so goddamn good, even your grandma would approve. Just don't let her catch you swearing in the house."

Get the Tortilla Soup recipe from Thug Kitchen

green split pea soup
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Green Split Pea Soup

Pair it with a couple of slices of high-fiber bread and you'll have a meal full of fiber and protein (a single serving of this soup has 28 grams!). Add some healthy turkey bacon as an added treat, or nix the bacon and keep it a vegetarian option. 

Get the Green Split Pea Soup recipe from 5 Pounds

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Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Pesto
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Butternut Squash Soup With Walnut Pesto

Butternut squash soup is traditional. But with the walnut pesto (which comes with zesty herbs, flavorful cheeses, and nutritious nuts), the classic recipe gets a makeover. 

Get the Butternut Squash Soup With Walnut Pesto recipe from Good Fat Cooking

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Home-Cooked Sunday Soup

The secret to a great Sunday soup is that there's really no single recipe. The beauty of this veggie-filled dish is that it uses all your leftover vegetables (and meats, if you choose) and can be made on a chilly Sunday afternoon and stored to warm up weekday meals. 

Get the Home-Cooked Sunday Soup recipe from Family Cooks

Black and White Bean Sausage Soup
Black and White Bean Sausage Soup

Heads up, runners! This recipe will give you serious pre-run energy, and is gluten-free (but make sure to check the sausage label to confirm!). 

Get the Black and White Bean Sausage Soup recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

 
 
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Minestrone with Dried Beans

The tomato-based soup can be customized in endless ways. Love beans? Great! Add more! Want a fuller, heartier soup? Add some squash, sweet potatoes, or peppers. 

Get the Minestrone With Dried Beans from The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking

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Upgraded Bone Broth

For a boost in collagen (translation: wrinkle-free skin and healthier bones), go the old-fashioned route: Bone broth made from the bones of grass-fed animals will give you an surge in healed tissue and cartilage and an overall healthier gut. 

Get the Upgraded Bone Broth recipe from The Bulletproof Diet

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Green Cabbage and Hamburger Soup

Similar to hunter's stew, this green cabbage and hamburger soup is both hearty and full of vegetables (and protein!); it can be made in the morning and left to simmer in a slow cooker until dinnertime. 

Get the Green Cabbage and Hamburger Soup recipe from The Soup and Bread Cookbook

 
 
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Autumn Root Vegetable Chowder

Root vegetables, a dash of bacon, and a few sprinkles of cheddar cheese combine together in this perfect autumnal chowder. 

Get the Autumn Root Vegetable Chowder recipe from The Soup and Bread Cookbook

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Easy Cream of Tomato Soup

The classic cooler-weather quick dish requires minimal ingredients, can be cooked in minutes, and only gets better with a side of grilled cheese. 

Get the Easy Cream of Tomato Soup recipe from The Soup and Bread Cookbook

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Make the most of healthy wild rice, immune-boosting mushrooms, and other seasonal ingredients in this hearty spiced chicken soup.

Get the Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe from The Soup and Bread Cookbook

 
 
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Classic "Stone Soup"

Beets, carrots, onions, leeks, celeriac, potatoes of all kinds, rutabagas, turnips, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yams, garlic, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, eggplant, fennel, kale, wild mushrooms, okra, pumpkins, spinach, winter squash… You get the picture. Your ingredients list is endless and always changing, so just grab your favorite fall veggies and get to work. 

Get the Classic "Stone Soup" recipe from The Soup and Bread Cookbook

Shiitake Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup
Shiitake Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup

It's meat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, but chock-full of flavor. A soup in the Japanese tradition, it's flavored with a special soybean paste, which is good for up to six months, so feel free to stock up on the seasoning and make this soup all winter long. 

Get the Shiitake Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup recipe from The Healthy You Diet

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Antioxidant Stew

With rich red wine, deep cocoa powder, and jewel-toned beets, this may be the most romantic of all the soups.

Get the Antioxidant Stew recipe from Soup Cleanse Cookbook

 
 
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Coconut-Cranberry Soup

Sweet and satisfying, without the added sugars.

Get the Coconut-Cranberry Soup recipe from Bulletproof: The Cookbook

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Split Pea Soup With Shiitake "Bacon"

Thanks to the earthy, meaty magic of shiitakes and the heat of your oven, this split pea soup is elevated to another level in flavor and savoriness.

Get the Split Pea Soup With Shiitake "Bacon" recipe from Soup Cleanse Cookbook

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Ginger Curry Noodle Soup

This one's an all-time favorite around Thug Kitchen headquarters. Serve this up when you've got someone to impress or just when you wanna practice some self-care. 

Get the Ginger Curry Noodle Soup recipe from Thug Kitchen 101

 
 
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Clean-Out-the-Fridge Minestrone Soup

Don't toss these fridge and pantry staples. Turn it into a delicious soup instead.

Get the Clean-Out-the-Fridge Minestrone Soup recipe from Scratch

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Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Mom's 'The Best' Tomato Soup

You will swear this soup has cream in it. Nope. Your friends will swear, call you a liar, a vegan destroyer! You are none of these. You're just awesome.

Get Mom's 'The Best' Tomato Soup recipe from Back to the Kitchen

Stir-Fry Soup
Stir-Fry Soup

No other dish cooks faster than a stir-fry. But the time it takes to prep those vegetables (as well as putting together the laundry list of ingredients needed for a sauce) can often slow you down. A few smart shortcuts (like using pre-sliced mushrooms and cleaned, bagged baby spinach) save you valuable minutes, while a quick simmer in broth replaces the need for complicated sauces.

Get the Stir-Fry Soup recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

 
 
Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup
Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup

This hearty soup packs recovery-friendly carbs and protein with a good dose of old-school comfort. Meaty and filling without being overly rich, it's perfect after a tough run when you need to refuel but don't want to feel weighed down.

Get the Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Spicy Salmon and Rice Noodle Soup
Spicy Salmon and Rice Noodle Soup

This Malaysian soup gets heat from red curry paste, which is available in most supermarkets and Asian grocery stores. The spicy note is perfectly balanced by the cooling coconut milk.

Get the Spicy Salmon and Rice Noodle Soup recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

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