Soup is great any time of the year, but there’s something about this weather that gives me cravings for something warm, filling, but not too heavy. Here are a selection of different soups to sample, sip, and maybe even slurp, during these rapidly cooling days and nights!
This tomato soup, coupled with a great anecdote from The Tart Tart, takes a little bit of extra effort, but will not disappoint your taste buds. If you don’t like the plain jane tomato soup from a can, you’ll love this recipe. The most difficult part about making this dish is making sure you have the means to puree it when everything’s cooked!
Butternut Squash Soup
I’m not going to lie to you; I’ve never tried Butternut Squash soup! But the color of this dish (found at Two Tarts) and the ease of its creation have given me ideas for something I can make later this week. This soup is perfect for an evening in with friends; the prep time will run you about 1.25 hours, most of which comes from baking the squash. That gives you plenty of time to make some drinks or kick someone’s butt at Apples to Apples. Or both! This is another recipe that suggests an Immersion Blender to puree with, but a regular blender or food processor also work.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
It would never have occurred to me to turn this delicious meal into a soup. But considering how my last attempt at cooking actual Chicken Cordon Bleu turned out, I’m very excited to try the soup version instead! Head on over to Dash recipes to get the scoop on this soup. It will take you roughly 30 minutes, and when it’s all said and done, you will have 8 servings to share with your friends and family. Be prepared to sprinkle the top with garlic croutons to add that special something to the dish.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
This Cream of Mushroom Soup from Ironwhisk is a far cry from Campbell’s. If you were looking for a low calorie soup, however, you may want to move back up the page to another recipe. This soup uses heavy cream, half and half, flour, and a fairly hefty amount of butter. To best enjoy this meal, I suggest enlisting the aid of a loved one to help you prepare and consume! But I suppose that’s true of every meal, isn’t it?
Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Broccoli was one of the last vegetables I refused to eat as a holdover from being a kid. Now that I’ve finally developed a taste for it, I can’t seem to get enough of it. And coupled with the fact that I’ve always loved cheese, the Broccoli/Cheddar soup found at Stylish Cuisine is a heavenly combination. The ingredients list for this soup is fairly short, but it’s yet another dish that calls for pureeing. Don’t forget a loaf of oven-warmed bread on the side!
Yes, you read it right! Last on our list, a dessert soup from Step By Step Gourmet that will cure the sweet tooth you must be nursing after that list of savory soups. This treat is not for the faint of heart; it calls for 14 ounces of chocolate, 2 cups of heavy cream, and 1/2 cup of orange juice. The author, Rohan Shearer, explains that you can substitute your own variations of the chocolates, rather than using the listed amounts/types. If you were craving something sweet, and happened to want something out of the ordinary, this dessert may be perfect for you.