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25 Cozy Soup and Stew Recipes for Cold Weather

Few things are more comforting than a warm bowl of soup or a hearty stew on a cold evening—and as an added bonus, they make meal prep easy. From veggie-focused dishes like Vegetarian 15-Bean Soup to slow cooked meat stews including Jamaican Braised Oxtails with Carrots and Chiles, we have a soup or stew recipe for you.

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    Sopa de Ajo (Basque Garlic Soup)

    Sopa de Ajo (Basque Garlic Soup)

    Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins 4 ounces high-quality baguette 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1 garlic head (about 12 cloves), peeled and finely chopped 1 heaping tablespoon Pimentón de la Vera (smoked Spanish paprika) 8 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to …

    Smoked Brisket Noodle Soup

    Smoked Brisket Noodle Soup

    Active Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins 6 to 8 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 pounds smoked beef brisket, cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 medium Vidalia onion, chopped 1 medium celery stalk, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup (2 ounce) ruby port 4 …

    Burmese Samusa Soup

    Burmese Samusa Soup

    Total Time: 45 mins 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 to 4 small chiles de árbol or other dried chiles 2 bay leaves 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic (about 12 garlic cloves) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon …

    Chicken Soup with Ginger and Cilantro

    Chicken Soup with Ginger and Cilantro

    Active Time: 35 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 12 cups homemade or lower-sodium chicken broth 2 bunches fresh cilantro, stems only (about 1 cup packed stems), leaves reserved for garnish 3 medium scallions (about 1 1/2 ounces), cut in half 1 (3-inch) …

    Restorative Ginger and Turmeric Noodle Soup

    Restorative Ginger and Turmeric Noodle Soup

    Active Time: 20 mins Total Time: 45 mins 4 servings Jump to recipe Growing up, my Chinese mother devoutly served tong (soup) every night; it was an ever-changing concoction formulated to treat whatever "afflictions" she believed were ailing her family. These ailments weren't necessarily sicknesses — …

    Collard Greens Ramen

    Collard Greens Ramen

    Active Time: 40 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 1 (1 1/2-pound) bunch collard greens 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 bacon slices 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 5 cups) 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 pound smoked ham hocks, at room temperature 1/4 cup (2 ounces) bourbon or other whiskey 2 tablespoons …

    Broccoli and Potato Soup

    Broccoli and Potato Soup

    Active Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins 4 servings 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 3/4 pounds broccoli, thick stems peeled and diced (about 2 cups), tops cut into small florets (about 1 quart) 1 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes (about 5), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 cups …

    Smoked Ham Hock and Lentil Soup

    Smoked Ham Hock and Lentil Soup

    Active Time: 45 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 2 (10-ounce) smoked ham hocks 3 quarts plus 3 cups water, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 cup finely chopped Spanish onion 1 cup sliced okra (1/8-inch-thick slices) 1 (1/2-ounce) lemongrass stalk, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons) 1 small …

    Mushroom-Chickpea Pozole

    Mushroom-Chickpea Pozole

    Active Time: 45 mins Total Time: 45 mins 4 dried guajillo chiles 2 ancho chiles 2 chile de árbol 3 cups water 5 garlic cloves 1 white onion, quartered 2 Roma tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste 8 cups vegetable stock (such as Zoup!) 6 cups sliced baby …

    Mrs. Tran's Pho Broth with Flank Steak

    Mrs. Tran's Pho Broth with Flank Steak

    Active Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins 6 quarts broth and 5 cups sliced beef You’ll want to keep a batch of broth in the freezer for an instant, soothing noodle bowl any night of the week. 4 pounds beef knuckle bones, rinsed 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 1 1/2 teapoons whole cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons …

    "Everybody" Potato-Leek Soup

    "Everybody" Potato-Leek Soup

    Active Time: 50 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 large leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise, halves cut into 1/2-inch-thick half-moons (about 8 cups) 4 large celery stalks, chopped (about 2 cups), plus small, tender leaves for …

    Caldo de Pollo

    Caldo de Pollo

    Active Time: 40 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins 4 (10-ounce) chicken leg quarters 5 cups water 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 4 garlic cloves, smashed 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 pound yellow or red baby new potatoes (about 5 potatoes), …

    Ribollita

    Ribollita

    Active Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 6 to 8 Leonti's deeply savory version of the Tuscan bread and bean porridge was even better than the one I remember from a small hillside restaurant in Siena, Italy, so many years ago. (And that ribollita, which I ate on my first visit to Italy, was so perfect and …

    Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)

    Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)

    Active Time: 25 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins 6 cups water 4 cups unsalted beef stock 1 pound beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 4 chunks 1 large white onion, halved 4 large garlic cloves, lightly crushed 1 1/2 pounds rice cake ovalettes 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon water 1/2 teaspoon plus …

    French Onion Soup with Roasted Poblanos

    French Onion Soup with Roasted Poblanos

    Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins ½ cup unsalted butter (4 ounces), cut into pieces 5 large Spanish onions, sliced (about 17 cups) 6 fresh or dried bay leaves 2 (7-inch) thyme sprigs 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1 teaspoon black pepper Water, as needed 3 medium-size fresh poblano chiles ⅓ cup balsamic …

    Corsican Bean Soup with Greens and Pork

    Corsican Bean Soup with Greens and Pork

    Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 10 hrs 15 mins 8 ounces dried cannellini beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small (2-pound) green cabbage, chopped (about 8 cups) 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 4 cups) 4 cups stemmed and chopped Swiss chard 2 medium leeks, white …

    Orzo and Chickpeas with Turmeric-Ginger Broth

    Orzo and Chickpeas with Turmeric-Ginger Broth

    Active Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins 3 cups water 4 single-serving turmeric-ginger tea bags (such as Rishi) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes), plus lime wedges, for serving 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce (such as Red Boat) 1 (15-ounce) can …

    Vegetarian 15-Bean Soup

    Vegetarian 15-Bean Soup

    Active Time: 30 mins Soak Time: 12 hrs Total Time: 14 hrs 40 mins 1 (20-ounce) package 15-bean soup mix (flavor packet discarded) 10 cups water 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 medium-size yellow onions, finely chopped (2 1/2 cups) 3 medium carrots, peeled, …

    Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided ¾ teaspoon black pepper, divided, plus more for garnish 1 medium-size (9-ounce) yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots (about 6 ounces), peeled and cut into …

    Cataplana (Portuguese Fish Stew)

    Cataplana (Portuguese Fish Stew)

    Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins 4 to 6 servings ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces linguiça, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 large yellow onion (about 1 pound), cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced lengthwise (about 3 cups) 2 medium-size fresh Cubanelle chiles, halved lengthwise, seeded, and …

    Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta

    Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta

    Active Time: 45 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins 12 servings The finished soup is pureed until creamy smooth and served with the crispy crumbled pancetta for textural contrast. 4 medium butternut squash (6 pounds) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 12 very …

    Jamaican Stew Peas and Spinners

    Jamaican Stew Peas and Spinners

    Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins For the red peas: 2 cups (14 ounces) dried red kidney beans 10 large garlic cloves (5 whole, 5 minced), divided 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 cup chopped scallions, plus more for garnish (about 8 scallions) 1 large or 2 …

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons

    Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Jump to recipe This comforting, creamy tomato soup from Seattle chef Tom Douglas comes together quickly and easily by using a few pantry staples, such as canned whole tomatoes, garlic, onion, and extra-virgin olive oil. Dried seasonings like crushed red pepper …

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