Winter Soups and Stews

Serve up the ultimate comfort food with these great soups, stews, chilis, and chowders. Browse through dozens of recipes for soups and stews that can warm up any winter meal.

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8 Ridiculously Good Root Vegetable Soups and Stews

Try these delicious root vegetable soups and stews for dinner on nights when you need comfort in a bowl.

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Hearty Soups & Stews

There are foods that are good year 'round, like apples, and then there are foods that are truly seasonal. Sure, you can eat ice cream in mid-January, but who really wants to? Nope, winter is made for warmer fare, such as hearty soups and stews.

Back to Basics: Make Your Own Chicken Stock

It's cheaper, healthier, tastier--and unbelievably easy!--to make and freeze your own chicken stock for soups and stews.

10 Delicious Ways to Have Sausage for Dinner

Try one of these delicious dinner recipes featuring sausage in everything from soups and stews to casseroles and sauces.

Simple Pork Posole

Food & Wine

Mexican posole is typically a thick, hearty soup made with hominy (chewy dried corn kernels with the hull and germ removed). For his version, Ethan Stowell slow-simmers chunks of pork butt in water with onion and garlic to create a dish that's appealingly brothy. He likes to make it with chicharrones (fried pork rinds) and pig's feet, hard-to-find ingredients that are omitted in the recipe here. The array of fun, potently flavorful condiments -- jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime wedges -- is key to the dish.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Roasted Winter Vegetable Ragout in Pastry Cups

Swanson Broth & Stock

This meat-free dish is far from fact, it's great taste and elegant presentation make it easy to impress your friends and family.

Total: 1 hr

Polenta Beef Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Italian seasoning flavors the meat in this beef and vegetable stew recipe served with light and creamy polenta.

Old-Time Beef Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Long and slow cooking on the stovetop makes this stew rich in color and flavor, and with ultra tender meat.

Warm and Toasty Smoked Sausage Stew


A filling yet light stew that melts in your mouth and is a snap to prepare. The homemade croutons add the finishing crunch!

Total: 9 hrs

Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Consider this rich and creamy corn chowder for toting to tailgate parties -- it's a real warmer-upper! Cut leek lengthwise and rinse well before chopping, because leeks tend to harbor field dirt and sand between their many layers.

Pork and Squash Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Smoked Sausage and Lentil Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Lentils and sausages are a classic New Year's Day main dish in some regions of Italy. Any time of year, it's a popular combination that tastes great and comes together easily.

Skillet Chicken-and-Mushroom Potpie

Food & Wine

Grace Parisi proves that making potpie doesn't have to take a long time with this one-skillet version, prepared with store-bought rotisserie chicken and -- her stroke of brilliance -- buttered white bread in place of the usual labor-intensive puff pastry crust.

Total: 45 mins

Provencal Fish Soup

Food & Wine

At Terroir restaurant at the Craggy Range winery, chef Sara Simpson flavors her lush seafood soup with port, red wine and the usual dash of licorice-scented Pernod.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice

Food & Wine

Avgolemono is a classic sauce of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice; the addition of a bit more chicken broth, rice and shredded chicken turns it into a satisfying soup.

Total: 30 mins

Country Potato-and-Cabbage Soup

Food & Wine

At The Restaurant: $10 per person. Guanciale (pork jowl) adds salty richness.

At Home: $4 per person. Use bacon, which costs less than guanciale.

Total: 1 hr

Butternut Squash Soup

Total: 45 mins
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