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13 Reasons Why Soup is the Best Thing Ever

When winter rolls around, nothing hits the spot quite like a steaming bowl of hot soup. With its endless array of flavors, there seems to be a soup for every occasion. Chicken noodle is good for the soul. Tomato is perfect for a melty grilled cheese. And minestrone is the cure-all when cold season is at its peak.

It’s not only delicious for lunch and dinner, but it’s also an easy and often nutrient-packed meal the whole family will love. Grab some crusty bread to mop the bowl clean with some of Rachael’s tastiest soups (and a few stews for good measure).

Portuguese Stew

With only 7 ingredients, not only is this soup flavorful, but it’s super easy, too! Pair it with Rachael’s awesome Romesco Sauce and charred bread for a filling meal.

Cream of Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup

It’s even harder to resist cream of chicken when mushrooms and garlic are involved.

Tomato Balsamic Soup

The soup and sandwich combo is always a winner. Instead of a classic tomato soup, switch it up for this version with a little extra zing.

French Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic Croutons

Just imagine the melted cheese stringing from your spoon, and you’ll understand why this soup is a must-try!

White Minestrone

Why not try packing this White Minestrone for work? It has tons of veggies and beans, making for a healthy desk lunch.

Beef and Butternut Stew with Mustard Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips

Make this stew alone or with a heaping side of mashed potatoes. If you’re craving comfort food, this stew is for you.

Italian-Style Rotisserie-Chicken Noodle Soup with Green Beans

Time to pull out that Parmigiano-Reggiano rind from the freezer! Rach suggests adding it to your soup for added flavor.

Mushroom-Farro Soup with Kale

To make this soup vegetarian, substitute the beef stock for vegetable stock. The mushrooms have a naturally meaty texture that carnivores will love, too.

White Bean & Bacon Soup with Garlicky Bread Crumbs

Get the delicious flavor of bacon in a savory bowl of soup!

Roasted Vegetable and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese and Caramelized Onion Croutons

It’s easy to get the kids to eat their veggies when there are grilled cheese croutons on top!

Zesty Green Bean Stew

Bright and colorful, Rachael’s Zesty Green Bean Stew appeals to your eyes as much as it does to your stomach.

Wintertime Italian Wedding Soup

Nothing is small about this dish. It has BIG flavor!

Roasted Vegetable Stew One-Pot

Time to clear out your pantry! Get your full serving of vegetables in this one-pot stew.

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