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There’s nothing more comforting than a warm delicious bowl of soup after being out in the winter cold. These 5 soup recipes utilize some of the best winter ingredients, you’re sure to end up with a scrumptious, hearty soup this winter. 

Best of all, some of these recipes utilize a slow cooker or crockpot, so you can come home to freshly prepared soup with no trouble at all.

1. Hearty Slow Cooker Veggie Soup

This soup is packed with winter vegetables and will fill you up with nutritious vitamins. In case you need help picking out a good crockpot for this recipe, check out a few of our favorite suggestions here

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 potatoes, washed and chopped into cubes
  • 2 zucchini chopped into 24 equal-sized pieces
  • 2 carrots diced and peeled
  • 1 large red onion 
  • 1 16 oz can of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 diced celery stalks
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of black pepper 
  • 4 springs of fresh thyme

How to Make It:

  1. Over medium heat, sauté the onion and celery for about 6 minutes in the olive oil. If you happen to have a stovetop-safe slow cooker insert, use that instead of a pan to cut down on dishes. 
  2. If applicable, move the onion and celery mixture to slow cooker. Add in zucchini, potatoes, thyme, chicken stock, chopped tomatoes, salt, and black pepper. Stir lightly.
  3. Set the cooker on high heat for 4-6 hours. 
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. 
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2. Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle

Chicken noodle soup is a staple around the cold winter months, and this quick and easy recipe is sure to please. You can also freeze portions of this soup batch for later use. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tsp of chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp of salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely cut
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 sweet onion chopped finely
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of carrots peeled and sliced
  • 10 oz of egg noodles
  • 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken (You can use store-bought rotisserie chicken if you would like to save time)
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How to Make It: 

  1. In a large, deep pot (or stockpot) heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in carrots, onion and celery, and sauté for about 6 minutes. Stir regularly, making sure the vegetable mixture is evenly cooked. Add in minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Pour the chicken broth into the mixture and stir in seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add in the egg noodles and boil for about 10 minutes. 
  4. Stir in the chicken and parsley. Add in salt and pepper to taste. 

3. Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

The perfect addition to grilled cheese. Super simple yet super tasty.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water or vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp of butter 
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It:

  1. Cook tomatoes, salt, and butter in a deep pot for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in stock or water. Allow mixture to simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4. 4-Ingredient Pantry Soup

4-Ingredient Pantry Soup

If you’re snowed in from the grocery store, you can make this simple soup using common ingredients you can find in your pantry. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chicken broth or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup of black beans
  • ½ cup of salsa
  • ¾ cup of cooked chicken
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How to Make It:

  1. In a deep pan, heat all ingredients over medium-low heat until warm. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. That’s it! If you want a vegetarian option, substitute fresh avocado for the chicken.

5. Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup

Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup

Delicious and nutritious! Here’s our favorite quick and dirty cream of mushroom recipe. 

Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp of flour
  • 20 oz of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • ½ lb of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • ½ cup of chopped onion

How to Make It:

  1. Sauté butter, mushrooms, and onion over medium-high heat until tender.
  2. Mix flour, seasoning, and broth until smooth. Combine with mushrooms. Bring to a boil.
  3. Lower to a simmer and add in half and half. Serve once thoroughly combined. 

And there you have it! 5 easy soups you can make from the comfort of your home during the chilling winter season.

Looking for more recipes? Check out our crock pot and slow cooker recipes here, 4 ways to cook mac and cheese article here and homemade egg nog recipes here!

Happy cooking!