This time of year, we're all craving warmth and comfort and there's no better way to get that than in a steaming bowl of soup. Hearty, healthy, and delicious, soups are a great way to enjoy the season's bounty and warm up from the inside out. They're also a great way to get a jumpstart on weekday dinners, make a big pot on the weekend and ladle up a homecooked meal all week long. For vegetarian and meat-eaters alike, from creamy soups to clear broths, here super soups for the season.
This Blackened Tomato and Ancho Chile With Citrus Sour Cream recipe transforms a few humble tomatoes into a charred, smoky, sweet, rich, and deeply satisfying soup with a subtle hint of warmth from dried ancho chiles. It's deceptively simple and a great way to heat up cold days.
This is a lighter version of the traditional, cold-weather butternut squash soup. The tomatillos add a touch of citrus that cuts through the warm squash and a bright and zesty flavor. Top off this soup with a drizzle of Mexican crema and a flurry of cilantro leaves, and add a pumped-up Latin flare to your meal.
Peru has a strong tradition of homemade soup and creams. This comes from pre-Hispanic times, when ancient cultures put hot stones inside the pans to heat their soothing preparations. One of our favorites is this crema de zapallo loche, made with a delicate, intensely orange squash. It's comforting, hearty, and delicious.
Chef Ingrid Hoffmann's aguadito, a seafood stew simmered in a spicy, garlicky broth, is healthy and flavorful. She said of this hearty dish, “it's very comforting and delicious. And best of all it's what I call a one dish wonder, a full meal in a bowl.”
For this quick and easy black bean soup, you throw all the ingredients into a crockpot and let it do its thing! It's fool-proof and delicious, and when served along with white rice, the larger part of a complete dinner. You can also use it as a base for chilis and stewed meats, thus turning one simple recipe into three meals!
Cream soups are delicious, but sometimes they can veer off the soup category, and into the gravy or sauce category. We adore this Spicy Quick Pepper Jack and Shrimp Chowder, it's loaded with savory goodness, but you can change the ingredient of cream to lower fat milk if you like. Granted, this is not a low calorie recipe, but we cut corners where we can, without sacrificing flavor.
Creamy Poblano Soup with Wild Rice is healthy, filling, and full of spice. Fresh poblanos are blended with garlic, jalapeño, and pinto beans until smooth and bright. The addition of wild rice adds texture, color, and fiber making a soup that’s tasty and keeps you full.