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.
It’s even harder to resist cream of chicken when mushrooms and garlic are involved.
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.
Just imagine the melted cheese stringing from your spoon, and you’ll understand why this soup is a must-try!
White Minestrone 
Make this stew alone or with a heaping side of mashed potatoes. If you’re craving comfort food, this stew is for you.
Time to pull out that Parmigiano-Reggiano rind from the freezer! Rach suggests adding it to your soup for added flavor.
To make this soup vegetarian, substitute the beef stock for vegetable stock. The mushrooms have a naturally meaty texture that carnivores will love, too.
Get the delicious flavor of bacon in a savory bowl of soup!
It’s easy to get the kids to eat their veggies when there are grilled cheese croutons on top!
Bright and colorful, Rachael’s Zesty Green Bean Stew  appeals to your eyes as much as it does to your stomach.
Nothing is small about this dish. It has BIG flavor!
Time to clear out your pantry! Get your full serving of vegetables in this one- pot  stew.