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Hearty Soup Recipes That are Perfect for Cold Days

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The winter months can be challenging to get through. As it gets colder and colder outside, it can be hard to stay motivated to cook healthy meals. However, it doesn’t need to be challenging to make wholesome and filling food. All you need to think about our soups. These are straightforward to make, and you can almost use anything that is inside your pantry.

Hearty Soup Recipes

Almost all of the ingredients you need for these recipes can be found around your house.

French Onion Soup

There is something about French Onion Soup that makes it so memorable. If you have never had it, you should try it; if you have had it, you should try it again, especially if you are in love with this classic dish. French Onion Soup is a beautiful dish to serve on a cold winter’s day, and it is not as difficult as you might imagine. You can even make an Instant Pot soup version if you want to reap all of the deliciousness without the difficulty of creating each part individually. However, if you are feeling adventurous, you can attempt to make it from scratch. It’s a richly seasoned broth of onions and celery cooked in a saucepan over medium-high heat until the onions have softened, and the sauce is thick. Both the onion and celery are added in stages, usually to the saucepan as they soften.


  • Unsalted butter
  • Mixed onions
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Dry sherry
  • Chicken stock
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaf
  • Cider vinegar
  • Crunchy bread
  • Garlic
  • Gruyère cheese

Tomato Soup

The humble tomato soup, simple, nutritious, and of course, delicious. It is so eBay to make and so heartwarming that it is perfect for a cold winter’s day. People usually reach for the can when they think of this soup, but making it fresh is so simple that you might never buy canned soup again.


  • Onion 
  • Carrot 
  • Celery
  • Butter
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • Plum or vine tomatoes
  • Chicken stock 
  • Crème fraîche 
  • Basil 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

As you probably know, pumpkins contain a lot of nutrition, and pumpkin soup is one of those foods that can have any number of variations, including substituting pumpkin for butternut squash. Maybe you want a sweet pumpkin soup, or perhaps you want a tasty squash variety. Either way, there are tons of ways to enjoy this winter delicacy and this is a good idea if you’re wondering what to do with leftover pumpkin


  • Olive oil
  • Onions 
  • Carrots 
  • Celery 
  • Garlic 
  • Pumpkin or butternut squash
  • Chicken stock
  • Double cream
  • Nutmeg 

Pea And Ham Soup

Pea and ham soup is one of the world’s most comforting and popular soups. Many people call it the perfect dish. No wonder since it’s so easy to make. For one thing, it’s very inexpensive to make per serving. It’s also effortless to make, requiring hardly any time at all. Unlike many soups, its flavor isn’t masked by lots of herbs and spices. It’s just the right amount of taste, saltiness, and creaminess. If you like this soup, you’ll love it no matter what time of the year you make it.


  • butter 
  • spring onions
  • Frozen peas 
  • Vegetable or chicken stock
  • Ham 

A cold winter day calls for soups like these. They are all extremely healthy, full of flavor, and, best of all, easy to make. This is important because it can feel more of a chore to cook when it is so cold, but anyone can do so when cooking is as simple as this.

Melissa Jane Lee

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