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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 [1] 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 [1] clean with some of Rachael’s tastiest soups (and a few stews for good measure).

Portuguese Stew [2]

With only 7 ingredients, not only is this soup flavorful, but it’s super easy, too! Pair it with Rachael’s awesome Romesco Sauce [3] and charred bread for a filling meal.

Cream of Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup [4]

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

Tomato Balsamic Soup [5]

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 [6]

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

White Minestrone [7]

Why not try packing [8] this White Minestrone [7] for work? It has tons of veggies and beans, making for a healthy desk [9] lunch.

Beef and Butternut Stew with Mustard Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips [10]

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 [11]

Time to pull out that Parmigiano-Reggiano [12]rind from the freezer! Rach suggests adding it to your soup for added flavor.

Mushroom-Farro Soup with Kale [13]

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 [14]

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

Roasted Vegetable and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese and Caramelized Onion Croutons [15]

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

Zesty Green Bean Stew [16]

Bright and colorful, Rachael’s Zesty Green Bean Stew [16] appeals to your eyes as much as it does to your stomach.

Wintertime Italian Wedding Soup [17]

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

Roasted Vegetable Stew One-Pot [18]

Time to clear out your pantry! Get your full serving of vegetables in this one- pot [19] stew.