Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means you need to stay warm inside. What better way to do that than with a hearty soup? Soups are a fall staple because they are delicious, they make you feel better, and they put you into a seasonal mood. So, to give you some inspiration, here are 6 hearty soups to warm up when it’s cold outside.
This is an Olive Garden copycat recipe, but we think it is even better homemade. Creamy, delicious, and very hearty, there is a reason Italians love this recipe—and you will too! It is a kid-friendly soup, so it will please the whole family, and it is easy to heat up leftovers for lunch the next day.
You need to get your veggies in somehow, so why not cover them in cheese and bacon? Okay, so this isn’t the healthiest soup, but we are going for hearty, not healthy. And boy, this sure is hearty. One bowl and you will feel full until breakfast the next day!
Who doesn’t love chicken pot pie? But making it is another story. It isn’t that the filling is difficult—it is the crust that causes problems. But with this soup, you skip the crust while getting all the good stuff. Serve it with warm rolls or cornbread to get the needed extra in there.
It doesn’t get any better than a one-pot recipe. This one is a wonderful take on tomato soup, adding in basil for flavor and tortellini for a bit more heft. We love the idea of using this in place of a typical spaghetti dinner or with fancy grilled cheese.
Not only is this a great soup, but you can also make it with leftover Christmas ham—so keep this in your back pocket. If you want, you can also drain the broth off and use it more as a side, so be sure to make a large batch when you cook this soup.
Once again, this is a great way to make a complicated dish simple. And there is something fun about putting a twist on a classic like lasagna. This is another soup that isn’t healthy, but it does stick to your bones, so you will fill up fast.