There’s nothing better than digging into a bowlful of warm soup on a cold winter night, and if that’s what you’re craving for, here’s a bit of help your way.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is an absolute no-fail recipe to try out. All you’ll need to do is saute some onions, garlic and celery until they’re soft and then add in some chicken broth, poultry seasoning, chicken cubes (or leftover shredded chicken) and let it simmer. Now add some chopped carrots and peas and cook for another few minutes. Follow it up with half-cooked noodles and some cream and give it a final boil. Easy peasy!
Quick Veggie & Lentil Soup
Perfect for all those vegetarians out there, this soup isn’t just comforting and healthy, but super easy to make too! Plus, it is high in fibre and all those vitamins that you need, packed in a flavourful and delicious base. All you’ll need to do is cook your choice of lentils in some broth in an instant pot, and throw in some veggies (carrots, celery, leek, tomatoes, garlic etc are great choices) when they are half cooked. Add in your favourite spices (onion powder, coriander, chilli powder etc) and a broth cube and allow it to simmer. That’s it.
Roasted Red Pepper & Potato Soup
This one’s literally one of the easiest soups ever, and is again, another great hit among vegetarians during the chilly winter nights. For this, you’ll need to oven roast sweet potatoes, onions and red bell peppers after tossing them in some olive oil and sprinkling a bit of sea salt and paprika powder over them. Once they’re done, remove the skin, process them with some sriracha and vegetable stock until you get a smooth mixture and you’re sorted.
Easy French Onion Soup
And here’s another easy and comforting soup recipe you can try making when you’re not in the mood to experiment. In an instant pot or saucepan, saute some sliced onions in some butter until they turn soft golden brown in colour and then add some beef or vegetable broth into it and bring it up to a boil. Allow it to simmer for a while and then top it with a slice of crusty bread topped with grated cheese.
Leftover Beef Barley Soup
And here’s the perfect way to utilise all those leftovers, the beauty of this recipe is you can utilise pretty much anything you have lying in your refrigerator, so no wastage! In a medium pot, saute some onions, garlic, barley and your favourite veggies- chopped. Add in some stock, leftover roast beef, some pureed or chopped tomatoes and bring it up to a boil. Add in the spices of your choice and serve hot with some crusty bread on the side.
If you liked these ideas, also take a look at my Autumn soup ideas.