6 Favorite Soup Recipes

20 October 2023

Something quick and (hopefully) helpful for you today! In honor of Friday, my grocery shopping day, here are six of our family’s favorite soup recipes.

Best Taco Soup | I was looking back through my recipes archives as I wrote this post, and it’s fascinating how many recipes were in our regular rotation until they… weren’t. But this recipe! This recipe I have been making it since CoJ published it in 2013, and it’s still a family favorite today. (I make it without hominy and add frozen corn.) I serve it with a pan of honey cornbread, which both our 7 and 5 year olds can make with just a little oversight.

Lemony Chicken and Potato Soup | Made in the Instant Pot, this soup has a lovely zing from the lemon. We pair with a salad for the grown-ups.

Sweet Potato Beef Stew | This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It’s from the Skinny Taste cookbook, and I first had it at my sister-in-law’s house. It’s incredibly flavorful and it makes the house smell amazing. I serve it the way she did, always with cheddar herb biscuits.

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables | My friend Meredith made a triple batch of this soup to feed our whole small group, and every single person wanted seconds. I went home and made it for our family the next week, and it’s been a favorite since.

Butternut Squash Soup with Apples | I love a butternut squash soup (it’s hard for me to resist if I ever see it on a menu!) and this is my favorite version to make at home. The tablespoon of cumin gives it a kick, so you might consider backing off the spice just a bit if you’re feeding kids. Do yourself a favor and buy the pre-chopped butternut squash at the grocery store!

White Chicken Chili Corn Chowder | In true Tieghan fashion, this soup seemingly has everything plus the kitchen sink in the ingredients list, but it’s decadent and delicious! And actually not too hard to bring together. Perfect for chilly fall evenings!

And I couldn’t end this post without mentioning souper cubes, which seem like something you probably don’t need until you have them and experience how easy it is to neatly freeze small portions and to feed the freezer for weekday lunches. And then you definitely know you need them. Strong recommend!

Of course, I would love for you to share your favorite soup recipes in the comments! Happy soup season, friends!

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October 21, 2023 4:55 pm

Yay! I’m a HUGE fan of soups and thrilled for soup season! These all look so tasty.
Our all-time favorite is this egg roll soup: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/egg-roll-soup/ Super flavor, healthy, and so easy! Enjoy :)

October 23, 2023 9:40 am

We love soup season too! Smitten Kitchen has two of go-to veg soups: Spiced Cauliflower (once day I’ll convince the kiddo on this) and Carrot with Tahini (I often do a mix of carrot and b’nut as I love b’nut so much) with Crispy Chickpeas. (Deb’s books also have some lovely ones- the roasted red pepper especially.) The kiddo and I both love minestrone (but it’s not the mister’s favorite), and I make How Sweet Eats Fire Roasted Minestrone (add zucchini, green beans) but not the Kale Pesto topping.

October 25, 2023 10:50 am

Soup season is the best! I’m always a fan of one pot meals. A favorite soup I have been making for several years now is Skinnytaste’s “Un-stuffed Cabbage Soup.” The whole family loves it and it uses ingredients that we mostly already have on hand. It comes together so quickly and is amazing as leftovers. I believe it is from her first cookbook! I’m intrigued by the lemony chicken and potato soup and the beef/sweet potato soup; I will have to make those this fall/winter!

October 25, 2023 11:50 am

I had most of a leftover rotisserie chicken in the fridge and no inspiration. I’m excited to try the leftover chicken & roasted vegetable soup for dinner tonight!

November 1, 2023 10:32 am

THANK YOU for posting these recipes! We have several favorite soups but needed a few new ones in the mix. I made the chicken corn chowder this week and it was delicious and also gave us leftovers to reheat quickly pre trick-or-treat last night. The only bummer is that neither kid will reliably eat soup of any kind. Hope this phase passes!