12 Comforting Soups for Winter

12 comforting soups round up.

When the weather outside is chilly and gloomy, there is nothing better than a steamy cup of soup! Here we have 12 comforting soups that will bring joy to your day, and fill your stomach with warmth.

Four soups of the 12 comforting soups, in a grid: brocolli cheese, sausage, beef stew, clam chowder.

There are so many wonderful things about soup. Of course, eating a bowl of piping hot soup brings comfort. But soup is usually fairly economical, which is nice for the wallet after an indulgent Christmas. Plus, many soups can be made ahead, and are even better the next day. So soup is the perfect thing to add to the menu on days when you have a lot to accomplish!

This collection of soups has great variety! Whether you are a vegan or a carnivore, looking for an appetizer soup or a main course, there is sure to be a soup that you love!

When my extended family gets together for Christmas every year we celebrate with different themed nights. One of my favorites is our “Soup and Pie” night. Everyone brings a pot of soup and a pie! It is the epitome of comfort! If you want to create your own soup and pie night, try one of these delicious pies paired with one of the soups below.

Here are 12 Comforting Soups to Try

Boston Clam Chowder
Layers of flavors and textures create a bowl of creamy comfort food! This clam chowder is easy to make, and so good to eat.
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Two bowls of clam chowder, topped with bacon.
Louisiana Gumbo Recipe
This rich and flavorful gumbo is made with crab, shrimp, and andouille sausage.
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Bowl of gumbo with a scoop of rice. Shrimp up close in a spoon.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup
This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup is rich and creamy with all the delicious flavors of a classic keto jalapeño popper. the best of both worlds – soup and appetizer. -From Kyndra Holley, peaceloveandlowcarb.com
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bowl of creamy jalapeno popper chicken soup with bacon crumbles on top.
Creamy Tortellini Soup
This hearty and creamy tortellini soup is perfect to be served on a cold winter day! It’s so easy to make (over the stovetop or in the Instant Pot) and requires very simple ingredients. – From Diana Sh, littlesunnykitchen.com
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Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
This Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe tastes just like the original! Save money by making this soup at home! It serves 4 and costs less than $7 to make! – From Jillian Jankowski Wade, foodfolksandfun.net
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Beef Stew with Red Wine
Beef Stew with Red Wine is a slow-simmered stew that has tender chunks of beef and vegetables in a savory red wine and beef sauce. This recipe calls for an entire 750 ml bottle of red wine that cooks down and concentrates into the most delicious flavor! – From Susie Weinrich, momsdinner.net
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Bowl of beef stew garnished with parsley.
Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup
This Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup recipe is easy to make at home and tastes like take out! If you want a creamy and cozy noodle soup with Thai red curry spice, coconut milk, and tons of flavor, this recipe is for you. – From Emily Flint, emilyfabulous.com
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Loaded Potato Soup
This loaded potato soup recipe is the ultimate comfort soup and is filled with not only potatoes but bacon, cheese, and green onions as well. – From Ryan Beck, chiselandfork.com
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Bowl of potato soup topped with cheese, bacon, and green onions.
Peanut Soup
Peanut butter soup, also known as groundnut soup in Ghana, is a comfort food that uses ground-up peanuts as the star ingredient. It is packed with flavor and nutrients! – From Joss Dyckson, inthekitch.net
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Bowl of peanut butter soup topped with peanuts and cilantro.
Morrocan Chickpea Soup
This Moroccan Chickpea Soup is the perfect cold-weather dish. Thick and hot and full of flavorful spices, this soup is especially satisfying at the end of a winter’s day. – From Tania Sheff, cooktoria.com
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Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
This delicious Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup is simple to prepare and has a slight warmth and depth of flavor from the spices. – From Alexandra Cook, itsnotcomplicated.com
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Sausage, Pepper, and Rice Soup
A 20 minute meal full of flavor, this Sausage, Pepper, & Rice Soup uses cauliflower rice for a healthy, low carb, and comforting meal that is paleo & Whole30 approved. – From Kaylin Gilkey, eatthegains.com
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Bowl of sausage, pepper, and rice soup.


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