We have all been there: the same, old, quite boring chicken noodle soup. You love soup; you typically order it as a starter dish when dining at a restaurant and have been endlessly searching for the ideal, simple recipe that you can make from the comfort of your own home. These five mouthwatering soup recipes are the solution to your relentless recipe rummaging and your next reference for when your stomach strikes you with a soup craving.
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Kale, White Bean, and Sausage Soup
One of the heartiest and wholesome soups you can have this winter is a warm mix of sausage, kale, and white beans. Transforming the traditional chicken noodle soup quite a bit, the incorporation of sausage makes the meal more filling (and healthier than you may think). Sausage is monounsaturated, meaning it reduces your blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease. Making this soup even more chock-full of health benefits, kale contains the most calcium and iron, a sneaky way to integrate your essential vitamins into one pot. The broth, together with the fiber-rich white beans, is the perfect soup to concoct from the comfort of your kitchen.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
A bit thicker and substantial twist to the traditional minestrone soup, pasta e fagioli soup is predominately flavored with pure tomato broth. The carrots, celery, cannellini beans, and bits of fine-chopped bacon add to the flavor by serving up a dish filled with delectable pasta and a hearty tomato base. This soup is perfect to fill a comfort food craving during the bitter, cold months of winter. Serve this authentic pasta e fagioli soup at your next gathering of family and friends!
Spinach Tortellini Soup
From all of the heavy and palatable meals you eat during the winter--from holiday meals with family to baking nights with friends--you may be looking for a meal that is a bit lighter, yet full of flavor. This spinach tortellini soup is a wonderful addition to your recipe book, as the zest and sweetness is all integrated in the heart-healthy broth. Still incorporating greens and vegetables, the cheese base from the tortellini pasta is automatically dispersed into the seasoning, giving a savory spin to the standard soup. This is a perfect soup for lunch leftovers if you prepare it the night before; and, this oh-so-appetizing soup is the perfect cold-weather treat!
Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup
If you eat a vegan and/or gluten-free diet, this soup is perfect for your next cooking endeavor. Packed with plenty of flavor from the peppers, the tomato base makes the soup thick and satisfying, especially when paired with a piece of bread to dip! This soup is essential for meat lovers, barbecue connoisseurs, and American food lovers. The heaviness of the soup is ideal for a Super Bowl party, gathering of friends, or simply a fun twist for supper.
Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup
Craving something full of sweetness, but still good for the body and soul? This roasted cauliflower and sweet potato soup instantly solves the craving. If you are a sweet potato fan, the base will become one of your all-time favorites. Splendid when paired with a panini or light salad, this is a great starting soup for those who are hesitant to try those heavier “cream of broccoli” or “cream of potato” soups. The next time you are cooking for your loved one, try this recipe for a luscious and enjoyable dining experience.
Victoria Giardina is an 18 student at The College of New Jersey pursuing a Major in Journalism and Professional Writing with a Minor in Communication Studies. Victoria's favorite movie is The Greatest Showman and you can never find her without her planner! As the founder of Kick It Cancer (www.kickitcancer.org) and a news anchor for her campus-wide news station- LTV News, Victoria steps up for community outreach, leadership, and creative storytelling. In the future, Victoria hopes to work in the broadcasting industry in New York City.