Popular Winter Soups and Stews Recipes
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.
Potato-Topped Beef Stew
Transform the concept of meat and potatoes into a comforting stew that's perfect to warm the whole family at the end of a chilly day.
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Indian Vegetable Stew
Sweet sauteed onions and a rich mixture of spices create a complex, flavorful base for this extraordinary vegetarian stew.
Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates
The Moroccan word tagine, when translated simply as "stew," hardly does justice to this beautifully fragrant, succulent one-dish meal. (Tagine is also the name of the distinctive pot in which the meal is traditionally cooked and served.) Pomegranate juice lends a tart depth of flavor to the sauce; use bottled juice and skip the garnish when the fruit is not in season. Serve with whole-wheat couscous to soak up the delicious sauce.
North African Vegetable Stew with Poached Eggs
Fragrant vegetable stews are common all around the Mediterranean. This streamlined version is flavored with a Tunisian spice blend and made simple with the use of precut frozen stir-fry vegetables.
Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa
With just a few ingredients, you can produce a full-flavored, meltingly tender pork stew in your slow cooker. Serve over quinoa or rice.
This simple combination of coarsely mashed eggplant and shallots makes a quick vegetarian side dish or main dish.
Fragrant Chickpea Stew
When time is of the essence, this hearty stew makes a quick meal. It has a complex, almost beefy flavor that develops when the onion and garlic are cooked until dark brown. Accompany with steamed rice or whole-wheat flatbreads (chapatis).
Rich Chicken Stew
A blanquette is a classic French stew of veal, chicken or lamb with mushrooms in a velvety sauce. This concept has been adapted to the slow cooker to make a lightened-up version using chicken thighs. Just a little whipping cream (which is less inclined to break down than lighter creams and gives more density to the sauce) adds richness. This is delightful over egg noodles.
French Country Beef Stew
In France, this classic stew made with beef, vegetables and red wine would be known as a daube. Slow-cooking the surprisingly lean beef shanks melts and softens the connective tissue, producing succulent results. If you prefer, use nonalcoholic wine. Serve with barley to soak up the delicious sauce.
Fresh Corn & Red Pepper Bisque
Use the freshest and sweetest ears you can find for this corn and red pepper bisque. We use just a bit of reduced-fat sour cream in this soup to give it a creamy body, without the heavy cream usually used in a bisque.
Middle Eastern Chickpea & Rice Stew
The nutty goodness of slowly browned onions, spices and sweet potato are offset by a burst of fresh cilantro in this chickpea and rice stew. Serve this hearty dish with whole-wheat pita and a salad of sliced cucumbers tossed with yogurt and a pinch of salt.
Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth
Inspired by pho - traditional Vietnamese soup - this one-pot meal is garnished with crunchy mung bean sprouts and chopped fresh basil. You could also serve it with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha, on the side.
Curried Chicken with Fresh & Dried Cranberries
Fresh and dried cranberries, tomatoes, mustard seeds and fragrant curry spices brighten this zesty Indian-spiced chicken stew. The dish is excellent prepared ahead and reheated, so it is a convenient entree for casual entertaining. Serve with brown basmati rice.
Chicken XimXim with Ground Peanuts
In African dialect, ximxim means "stew." Using ground peanuts, shrimp and coconut in stews is distinctly African. Enjoy spooned over brown rice.
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew
Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.
This traditional Cuban stew may be called "old clothes," but it's a wonderful way to turn a rather inexpensive cut of meat into a rich and decadent stew. If you like, serve it with some sour cream dolloped on top.
Curried Squash & Chicken Soup
Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an even simpler first-course soup.
Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew for Two
Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by flavors from the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb.
Like poor people everywhere, mountain people in the South thrived for centuries on food that was indigenous, inexpensive and healthful. These days "soup beans" speak instant comfort to anyone who had familial connections from Appalachia, where every garden produced shelling beans that could be eaten fresh or grown to maturity for dry beans. Serve this thick, stewlike soup with cornbread, pickle relish and diced sweet onion.
Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton
Here pears are roasted to sweet perfection with butternut squash and pureed to create a creamy soup that gets a luxurious garnish of Stilton cheese. You can serve this as a first course or with a salad and crusty bread for a light autumn supper.
Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.
Cream of Mushroom & Barley Soup
This sophisticated take on creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added goodness of whole-grain barley.
Turkey Albondigas Soup
Albondigas, Spanish for "meatballs," star in the traditional broth-based Mexican soup. Our version uses turkey rather than beef or pork for the meatballs, and we've pumped up the volume of fresh vegetables in the mix.
Egyptian Edamame Stew
A riff on the Egyptian classic ful medames, a highly seasoned fava bean mash, this version is made with easier-to-find edamame. Edamame (fresh green soybeans) have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. They can be found shelled in the freezer section of well-stocked supermarkets. This stew is great served with couscous, bulgur or warm whole-wheat pita bread to soak up the sauce.
Sirloin & Portobello Stew
Meaty mushrooms and tender sirloin are a perfect pair in this richly flavored stew. Make it a meal: We like to make this with a hearty zinfandel and enjoy a glass with the meal. Look for a crusty jalapeno cheddar bread to dip into the rich broth.
Top 25 Slides in Winter Soups and Stews Recipes
- Potato-Topped Beef Stew
- Indian Vegetable Stew
- Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates
- North African Vegetable Stew with Poached Eggs
- Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa
- Eggplant-Shallot Stew
- Fragrant Chickpea Stew
- Rich Chicken Stew
- French Country Beef Stew
- Fresh Corn & Red Pepper Bisque
- Middle Eastern Chickpea & Rice Stew
- Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth
- Curried Chicken with Fresh & Dried Cranberries
- Chicken XimXim with Ground Peanuts
- Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew
- Ropa Vieja
- Curried Squash & Chicken Soup
- Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew for Two
- Soup Beans
- Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton
- Seafood Stew
- Cream of Mushroom & Barley Soup
- Turkey Albondigas Soup
- Egyptian Edamame Stew
- Sirloin & Portobello Stew