During the winter months, we turn our thoughts to foods that will keep us warm and our stomachs happy with that warm and comfortable feeling. The soups are without hesitation the number one thought that comes to mind. What will be the best soups for winter? Well, that depends on ones taste, and what part of the country you live in. You will find below the best soup ideas for winter and one easy and hearty vegetable beef soup recipe for winter!
All year around, soup is a great dish to serve as a starter, but often it is more welcome in winter than at any other time of the year. By using seasonal vegetables and other ingredients, you can make a delicious soup that is perfectly suited to the coldest time of the year.
These Are Our Top Choices For Best Soup Ideas For Winter
There is nothing that will wake up your taste buds and smell better than a pot of soup brewing on the stove, as you come home from work or being outside in the cold, then these favourite soups ideas listed below.
Potato and Leek Soup
This is one of the most popular soups that you can make in the winter time. It is cheap to get the leeks and potatoes for this soup and it is very quick and simple to make. You can make a large batch of this delicious winter time Instant Pot Potato Leek soup and chill it to be warmed up later if you wish. This will save you time for the next time you want to have soup.
Cauliflower and Cheese Soup
For a tasty and filling soup, cauliflower and cheese is a great choice. The flavours combine perfectly, and the cheese hides the cauliflower flavour quite nicely. This is a great way of getting the kids to eat cauliflower too! You must make this Slow Cooker Roasted Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Soup this winter.
Wild Mushroom Soup
If you live near a wooded area, or if you are lucky enough to have wild mushrooms growing in your own garden, then you can gather your own ingredients for this tasty wild mushroom soup. This is a quick and tasty soup to prepare and the whole family will be able to enjoy it.
Carrot and Ginger Soup
Carrot is a great winter vegetable, which you can find in abundant supply in winter. You can combine the refreshing taste of the carrot with the spicy and fragrant taste of ginger, which is warming and smells very inviting. This creamy carrot ginger soup is perfect for warming up after a long day in the snow.
At Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter, you will often find that there are many items that have been leftover from the copious amounts of food that you will most likely be cooking at those times of the year. Whilst some people just make turkey sandwiches from their leftovers, you could be frugal and use all your surplus vegetables and turkey to create this delicious leftover soup, the Classic Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup!
These may not be your choice for the best winter soups that will keep you warm in the winter, but they could be if you tried them. For our family, they keep the stomach feel warm and fuzzy all winter long.
There are plenty of other soups to try this winter as well as the ones in this best soup ideas list. Soup is a quick and tasty meal or starter that you can prepare for your family and whoever else comes to visit. Use the ingredients that are in season to make the best and tastiest winter soups.
Easy Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe
Here is one of the best soup recipe that will keep you warm this winter!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cans mixed vegetables or mixed frozen vegetables
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes (minced)
- 1 (4oz.) can tomato sauce
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- salt and pepper
- Pot or Dutch oven
How To Make the Vegetable Beef Soup
- Brown meat in a Dutch oven or pot.
- Remove excess fat.
- Add veggies, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
- When this comes to a rolling boil, add bouillon cubes.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Lower and simmer until you are ready to eat.
What To Serve the Soup With
Serve the vegetable beef soup with cornbread, biscuits, or crackers.
- If this is made a day early, the flavour is more distinct. (This is a quick fix for working women.)
How To Store The Soup
- Refrigerator: This soup can be stored in a plastic or glass container in the the refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days.
- Freezer: You can freeze the soup between two to three months in a plastic or glass container.