With winter officially underway, some of us may be looking for ways to warm up. Yes, the snow and snowflake decorations are pretty, as is the abundance of lights, but there are only so many ‘sweater weather’ days those longing for warmer days can take. Well, luckily we have a solution: hot meals. Check out these 10 ideas for soups and stews, and delight in sharing some homemade meals with your family. We will get through the rest of the winter together. Stay warm!
Allrecipes user maryp says that this soup embodies ‘the best of Italian cooking,’ as it features basil, pasta, meat, onions, spices and wine in a dish. Suggestions: top with Parmesan cheese, and substitute regular sausage for spicy Italian for an extra kicky boost.
Pulled chicken, tortilla chips, sour cream and green onion sounds like a delicious lunch or snack, but elevate it a bit by putting it into soup. If you have the cooking bug, try making your own chips using corn tortillas, or toss in your go-to salsa and beans for additional flavor.
With two types of broth, onion and plenty of cheese, this soup is a real winner. Makes for a great dinner when things should be a little fancier, such as on Valentine’s Day. Multiple reviewers commented that this tastes restaurant quality, so try it and see.
This recipe tastes homemade, but comes together quickly, thanks to the help of some canned goods. Simple and fast to make, just how we like it. Serve with saltines for extra nostalgia.
Chef John put together this idea for a rich, complex stew that would right at home in an Irish pub or on a Saint Patrick’s Day spread. Serve with mashed potato, soda bread or on your crustiest loaf.
This Southern recipe features pork, beef, chicken and plenty of vegetables. Wow the men, or let us face it, the ladies as well, in your life with this meaty stew. Add canned peas for more dimension and taste.
For those who are pescatarians, or who simply like seafood, try this take on the hearty dish. Pro top: remove the stringy portion of the celery before adding it to the base.
Kids will love this ground beef, tomato and macaroni-packed stew that is perfect with a side of veggies This is also a stew that could be a hit on a camping trip, so keep it in mind during the hotter months as well.
We hope making these soups and stews brings you some joy this season. It will be warmer before you know it.