12 Hearty Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The weather outside may be frightful (unless you're lucky enough to live in a southern state), but soup is so delightful…
On a chilly fall afternoon or blustery winter night, a steaming potage ranks right up there with a hot bubble bath when it comes to keeping warm. Luckily, soup has a lot more going for it than its temperature. It's easy to cook, easy to serve, easy to eat, easy to reheat—are you sensing a theme here? Plus, if you're looking to ramp up your family's nutrition, it's the perfect medium for sneaking veggies past picky eaters.
Whatever your tastes, preferences and dietary requirements, there's a soup for that. Grab a spoon: We've rounded up some of our favorite SparkRecipes that will be sure to keep everyone warm and satisfied, no matter how harsh the elements.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup: A creamy, comforting and satisfying soup without excess calories.

Creamy Chicken and Veggie Wild Rice Soup: This nourishing recipe is also delicious when prepared with turkey.

Cabbage Vegetable Soup: A delicious and soothing option for vegetarians and vegans.

Spicy Taco Soup: It's as easy to make as it is to eat.

Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup: This dish is super versatile—feel free to customize it by adding more veggies or some beans for extra protein.

Five-Ingredient Soup: Five cans, five minutes, and you've got a nutritious, flavorful meal.

Roasted Squash Soup: Although this one screams autumn, it's sure to be a comforting staple all the way until spring.

Mexican Corn Soup: Corn shares the spotlight with chicken in this well-seasoned, low-calorie soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup: Way easier to eat than traditional tacos, and no less delicious.

Slow Cooker Northern Bean and Spinach Soup: This hearty soup is perfect for when you want a hot, effortless dinner at the end of a long, chilly day.

Black Bean and Sausage Soup: Add your favorite flavor of sausage to make it your own.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup: Simply dump the ingredients into the slow cooker, turn it on and at the end of the day you'll have a healthy and delicious meal.

Tomato Soup: Grilled cheese's better half, made rich and thick with quality tomatoes.

Easy French Onion Soup: If you're an onion fan, the only tears you'll shed will be from joy after enjoying this satisfying soup.

Hamburger Vegetable Soup: Packed with protein and veggies to fill up the whole family, you'll be adding this to the weekly rotation.

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup: This sweet-and-spicy soup is a staple of Thai takeout, but Chef Meg recreated it at a fraction of the cost and with far less sodium.

Creamy Asparagus Soup: This low-fat recipe turns veggies into comfort food.

Slow Cooker Healthy Potato Soup: Potatoes in a soup make a much warmer companion than an ordinary baked potato.

Curried Carrot Soup: Curry and creamy coconut milk makes for a healthy and deliciously flavorful soup.

Miracle Cauliflower Soup: You can't beat this recipe for a great way to sneak veggies to the kiddos.

What's your favorite soup to enjoy on a cold fall or winter night? Share the link in the comments so your fellow Sparkers can try it!

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