Selection Of Different Homemade Soups

5 Delicious and Warming Homemade Soup Recipes for Winter

You start your day shivering as you scrape ice off your car.  The day continues as you toil away in your office surrounded by colds and coughs. At last you leave to find it’s pitch black outside and temperatures are sub zero. On winter days like these you need something truly comforting and nothing beats a warming homemade soup.

As well as enjoying a delicious dinner, you can even cheer yourself up at lunchtime the next day with the leftovers. Here are the recipes we love from top food bloggers worth their soup!

Nourishing Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Rice Noodle Soup
Credit: A Beautiful Plate
For a satisfying meal, noodle soups are perfect. Popular in eastern countries like China and Japan, the combination of vegetables and light carbs in noodle soups makes them both healthy and filling. Bring a touch of Asia to your dinner bowl with this tasty recipe from A Beautiful Plate.

You’ll need:

  • Chicken stock
  • Rice Noodles
  • Veg – Celery, carrots and peas
  • Onions & garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Herbs – Oregano and basil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

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Spicy Warming Cauliflower Soup

Thai Curried Cauliflower Winter Soup
Credit: Cookie and Kate
To get an extra warming kick, make your soups with a hint of chilli, ginger or pepper. Cauliflower, usually a mild tasting veg, is given a zing with Cookie and Kate’s Thai curried take on cauliflower soup. Thinly sliced hot peppers optional!

You’ll need:

  • Cauliflower
  • Broth – Vegetable stock, white wine & coconut milk
  • Thai red curry paste
  • Lemon zest
  • Onions & chives
  • Sugar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Basil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coconut or olive oil

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Delicious Roast Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Carrot And Sweet Potato Soup
Credit: Love and Lemons
Comforting root vegetables like carrots, butternut squashes and sweet potatoes make great soups in cold weather. They’re especially flavourful roasted, which is exactly how they’re cooked in this mouth-watering Love and Lemon’s recipe.

You’ll need:

  • Carrots & sweet potato
  • Vegetable stock
  • Onions and garlic
  • Spices – Tumeric, curry powder, cayenne pepper & fresh ginger
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil

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Smoky Leek and Potato Soup for Winter

Smoky Leek And Potato Soup
Credit: Tori Avey
Soup up your dinner with this classic and satisfying combination: leek and potato soup. Sometimes you can’t beat the tried and tested winter favourites, but you can improve them! Tori Avey’s recipe has a touch of smoky flavour thanks to a generous sprinkle of smoked paprika.

You’ll need:

  • Potatoes & leeks
  • Vegetable stock
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Thyme
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper

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Meaty & Tasty Tomato Soup

Bacon And Tomato Homemade Soup
Credit: Pinch of Yum
As vegetables work so well in soups, lots of soups are vegetarian, but for devout meat eaters there’s this recipe from Pinch of Yum. It’s tasty tomato soup with a twist and that twist is delicious mouth-watering fried bacon. Genius.

You’ll need:

  • Chopped tomatoes & tomato paste
  • Bacon
  • Chicken stock
  • Carrots
  • Onions & garlic
  • Cream
  • Flour
  • Thyme & bay leaf

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Easy Tips for the Perfect Homemade Soup

  • Let an appliance do the hard work for you! Soup makers can sauté, cook and blend your soup for you, all you have to do is pop in the ingredients. You can be enjoying a tasty homemade soup in less than half an hour!
  • Simmer your soup until your vegetables are cooked instead of vigorously boiling it. Otherwise you run the risk of your veggies turning into overcooked mush and meat drying out.
  • Homemade soups are a great way to get rid of assorted veggies left in the crisper and even left over meats and cheeses that need eating. As long as you have stock and seasoning you have the base for a thrown together soup – what you add to it is up to you!

So now you have the healthy homemade recipes you need to stay warm and nourished this winter – soup-er! If you try them please do share your pictures on our Facebook page and let us know how you got on.

Got your own go-to homemade soup for winter? Share it in the comments!


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