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.

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

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.

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

Potato-Leek Soup

Family Circle

Perfect Pumpkin Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Savory golden-orange soup with a hint of ginger serves as a delicious first course at Thanksgiving dinner.

Total: 45 mins

Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

Truly a meal in a bowl, this substantial clam chowder is made extra luscious with the addition of whipping cream. Parmesano Reggiano cheese, the pride of Parma, Italy, is so flavorful that even the smallest amount packs this chowder with punch.

Total: 45 mins

Hominy and Chorizo Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Packed with chili peppers and warm spices, Mexican chorizo is the perfect substitute for beef in this unique chili. Thicker than you'd like? Simply add more chicken broth as needed to reach desired consistency.

"Healthified" French Onion Soup

Betty Crocker

Spoon up a piece de resistance in the alluring savory taste of French Onion Soup. It has 66% less fat, 38% fewer calories, and 84% less sat fat than the original recipe.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Winter Vegetable Chili

Food & Wine

This vegetable chili, thick with kidney beans and hominy (dried, hulled corn kernels), is deliciously smoky and spicy.

Total: 45 mins

Black Bean Soup

Taste of the South
Total: 18 hrs 15 mins
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