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  • 11 of Our Best Winter Soups and Stews

    Posted December 6th, 2019 by

    11 of our best soups and stews

    It’s December. Winter isn’t coming—it’s here. And unlike the director more interested in Netflix and a galaxy far, far away than finishing what they started, the cold weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

    But we digress. When the temperature dips outside, it necessitates warmth inside. And we don’t just mean turning the thermostat up. No, we are getting all Chicken Soup for the Soul on you and saying that you’ll need some stalwart recipes to keep your roasts toasty during the cold days to come.

    Luckily, we have just the thing: 11 of our best-reviewed soups and stews. We asked members in the Facebook Community which soups and stews they loved from their meal plans, and we’ve compiled the most delicious responses below. Just a reminder that you can start receiving meal plans with these recipes once you sign up for your Cooking Light Diet subscription. Stay warm out there, friends!

    Our Best Soups and Stews

    Italian Wedding Soup

    This ready-in-25-minutes, under-250-calories-per-serving soup is sure to soothe even the coldest of family members (we’re looking at you, Aunt Karen). To save several steps, substitute the pasta mixture with whole-grain spaghetti instead.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Jason Varney

    White Chili with Avocado Cream

    Avocado and sour cream provide a cooling counterbalance to the jalapeño pepper and serrano chile in this delicious chili. If you’re looking for a filling new chili recipe with a kick of heat, this is it.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Hearty Tortellini Soup

    Your wintry vegetarian go-to. Just make sure the soup is cooled down before adding in your tortellini, or you risk them absorbing too much liquid and losing texture.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Italian Turkey and Orzo Soup

    This quick soup recipe makes for a perfect last-minute dinner. Everything comes together in your Dutch oven in just 20 minutes.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Randy Mayor

    Chicken and Gnocchi Dumpling Soup

    This soup was recently featured in a roundup of best comfort food recipes, so we had to include it here, too. Store-bought gnocchi makes this recipe super fast.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Beef and Guinness Stew

    Beef and beer—this stew will be Dad’s new favorite cold weather treat. It’s hearty, and it goes great with any extra Guinness you may have laying around.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Jonny Valiant

    Sausage, Cannellini, and Tomato Ragout

    Red wine gives this stew “added depth and richness,” while the sausage and beans will leave you feeling full despite a serving size packing only 288 calories.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

    Just about everyone has had chicken noodle soup when recovering from sickness. While not quite as fast as the canned variety, this classic only takes 25 minutes to make and tastes twice as good.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Cheesy Potato Soup

    Creamy, cheesy, soul-warming potato soup at only 225 calories per serving. This is Cooking Light.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: John Autry

    Rich Chicken Soup with Fresh Noodles

    Introduce your family to the wonders of miso, which gives this revamped classic a complex and savory flavor profile. Plus, there’s white wine in the broth.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Baked Potato Soup

    Feed a crowd with this delicious, easy-to-make creamy delight. And because it was developed by Ann Taylor Pittman, we know you’re going to love it.

    11 of our best soups and stews

    Photo: Cooking Light

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