Cozy Up With These 13 Unique Winter Soup Recipes

Kick the canned soup to the curb
Recipe: Moroccan Sweet and Spicy Soup

When the days are short and the weather is frigid, nothing is better than ladling out a bowl of piping hot soup.

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But these aren’t your basic chicken-and-noodle soups. With a little extra effort, you can whip up a nutritious, filling meal that will transform into enviable lunch leftovers the next day.

1. Southwestern Sirloin Soup

Full of Mexican-inspired flavors, this soup is a real family pleaser. You can also substitute chicken or black beans for the beef to suit your tastes.

2. Tomato Soup With Chickpeas and Lentils

This hearty soup with chickpeas and lentils is seasoned with Indian spices and peanuts. With all the flavor, you won’t miss the meat!

3. Easy Creamy Corn Soup

A thick and creamy soup you can enjoy and not feel guilty about. The soluble fiber in corn keeps you full and satisfied, while the potassium helps reduce the impact of sodium in the diet.

4. Beef, Bean and Crimini Mushroom Stew

This flavorful and hearty soup includes two cans of fiber-rich beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and a red pepper. It’s great for leftovers and freezes well, too.

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5. Butternut Squash, Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrots and butternut squash lend a natural sweetness to this freezer-friendly soup that’s low in calories but not in flavor.

6. Moroccan Sweet and Spicy Soup

An unexpected combo of pineapple, sweet potatoes, tofu and spices makes this soup memorable. Serve it over quinoa or with a side of mixed baby greens.

7. Buffalo Chicken Chili

A chili recipe so easy it almost cooks itself. The addition of turmeric and buffalo sauce sends the flavor out of this world.

8. Pumpkin Leek Soup With Smoked Paprika

Pumpkin season isn’t over just yet. This satisfying, nondairy and nutrient-dense soup is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals – with a kick.

9. Soba Noodle and Mushroom Soup

Nutty tasting soba noodles meet earthy mushrooms, potassium-rich spinach and protein-packed tofu in this perfect, heart-healthy soup.

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10. Tomato-Basil Soup with Shrimp

This creamy, comforting soup eschews dairy by substituting cashews for heavy cream.

11. Hearty Barley Soup with Kale and Parmesan

Barley is a powerhouse whole grain that will fill you up without sending your blood sugar soaring, and it’s chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals. Red pepper, parsley and a sprinkle of Parmesan give this soup a delightful kick.

12. Curried Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

A nourishing soup that balances the sweetness of roasted squash and sweet potato with savory onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder. A zing of flavor in every spoonful!

13. Hearty Minestrone Soup with Farro

Adding the ancient grains faro makes this one-dish wonder hearty and lends a nutty flavor. With cabbage, kidney beans, carrots, onion and tomatoes, you get lots of energy-boosting nutrition.

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