Sipped from a mug or used to flavor casseroles, cream soups are simple to make from scratch. Just add milk or cream to enhance your repertoire. You'll want to stock your pantry with plenty of ingredients for easy cream soup recipes using chicken or mushrooms.
Herbsaint, an anise-flavored liqueur primarily made in New Orleans, contributes distinctive flavor to this hearty appetizer soup.
This five-ingredient recipe is one of the easiest fish casseroles you'll ever find. The cheesy shrimp sauce is made with canned soup and takes just minutes to prepare.
This colorful side dish soup goes well with roast or other hearty meats.
Velvety cream soups made with winter squash are delicious starters for autumn and winter meals. This one is flavored with garlic and maple syrup.
Simmering for hours is so Sunday afternoon! On weeknights, whip up this easy and nutritious soup using whatever veggies you have on hand. The recipe is designed to serve two people but multiplies easily.
Hot Jamaican spices zip up this creamy pasta soup. With a dash of jerk seasoning--a unique island blend of spices, herbs, and fiery chiles--this pasta soup recipe is Jamaica's own.
Ground red pepper and green chile peppers add spiciness to this easy cream soup.
This main-dish soup, which includes beef brisket, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, is topped with rye bread croutons. It's like a Reuben sandwich in a bowl.
This quick vegetable side dish soup is high in fiber and vitamin A.
The secret to creating a velvety mushroom bisque without the cream? Blending in a bit of rice right before serving. Swap in vegetable broth for the chicken broth to make this soup vegetarian.
Lemon grass and cilantro season this creamy asparagus side-dish soup.
This creamy side dish soup goes well with broiled chicken or fish.
This rich chowder would make an elegant first-course soup for 6 people. For more color, use broccoli florets instead of the cauliflower.
A subtle touch of tarragon enhances the flavor of this low-fat pea soup, which becomes a hearty spring meal when topped with a slice of French bread, prosciutto, and feta cheese.
Kids love this creamy, main-dish soup. It's just like a cheesy stuffed potato--but served in a bowl.
Leeks, the star of this rich soup, are a member of the onion family but have a more subtle flavor.