One of my favorite family dinners is a hot bowl of soup. We eat a lot of soup, especially during the cooler months. There is just something about a warm bowl of soup that takes the chill off and fills your belly. Looking for a quick and easy soup recipe for your family? Here are some of our favorites!
Classic soup recipes
There are some soup recipes that are just considered classics. Recipes that we remember our grandmas making or that just bring back memories of our childhood. For me, that’s a big ole bowl of chicken noodle soup, with extra noodles! Here are some other great classic soup recipes to try:
- Chicken noodle soup – A classic soup that seems to make everything better. This is an Instant Pot version that comes together quick and is full of noodle-y goodness.
- French onion soup – Caramelized onions, beef broth and melty cheese make up this classic soup. Perfect as a main or side dish.
- Vegetable soup – Got vegetables? Whip up a batch of this delicious vegetable soup! It’s a great way to get those veggies in and warm your belly.
- Corn chowder – A yummy way to use up fresh or frozen corn. Creamy and full of potatoes and bacon too!
- Lentil soup – Full of hearty lentils, this soup is perfect for a gloomy day. Makes a great main dish or side dish to a meal.
- Split pea soup – Full of ham and protein packed peas, this soup will fill you right up. This is one of my husbands favorites and great way to use leftover ham.
- Egg drop soup – This is a classic restaurant recipe that you can make at home! It’s super simple and the flavor is amazing.
Tools needed for the best soup
There are many (many, many, many) different ways to make the perfect soup. I think that everyone adds their own flavor to their quick and easy soup recipes. But there are a few kitchen utensils or tools that most people use in their soup making. And a few tools that aren’t as common but make soup making easier. Some of my favorite soup making tools needed are:
- Dutch oven – A Dutch oven is cast iron and fairly heavy for a pot. It is a great tool to use if you ever need to transfer something from the stove to the oven. It’s also a great soup pot! A large stock pot works as well.
- Crock Pot – Want your house to smell amazing and have dinner ready when you walk in the door? A crock pot is what you need! Crock pots are perfect for allowing soup to cook all day and enjoy once you get home.
- Instant Pot – Looking for a way to cook soup faster? Grab your Instant Pot and whip up a soup in under 30 minutes. Instant Pots are great for making quick, flavorful soups.
- Wood spoon or spatula – Wooden spoons are great because they don’t scratch your pot while you are cooking. Perfect for scrapping the bottom of your pot to get all stuck on bits of flavor.
- Ladle – Once your soup is done you need a ladle to spoon it into bowls. A long handle ladle works best for scooping soup from the pot to bowl.
- Immersion blender – Some soups require you to blend them smooth, like the tomato basil soup. An immersion blender is perfect because you don’t have to transfer the soup to a blender and can puree it right in your pot.
Quick and easy soup recipes
There are so many amazing soup recipes that I just had to share more. There are a few cooking options for the soups below. Some are traditional stove top, some are cook all day crock pot soups and some are Instant Pot ready soups. Make sure you try one of these recipes soon!
- Unstuffed cabbage soup
- Vegetable beef soup
- Creamy chicken soup (Instant Pot)
- Green chili enchilada soup (Crock Pot)
- Spaghetti squash soup
- Stuffed pepper soup (Instant Pot recipe)
- Sausage and lentil soup
- Chicken tortilla soup
- Coconut curry soup (Instant Pot)
- Beef noodle soup (Crock Pot)
- Chicken gnocchi soup (Crock Pot)
- Lemon chicken orzo soup
- Chipotle corn chowder
- Mexican chicken soup (Instant Pot)
The best storage for soup
Wondering what to do with leftover soup? Here are some great ways to store your soup for later!
- Re-useable food bags – These are great for pouring soup in and freezing for later. I would use these bags for heartier soups with noodles or beans as opposed to soups that are more on the liquid-y side.
- Twist tight Ziplock containers – Use these if you plan on not freezing your leftovers. They work great in the fridge but are not the best option for your freezer.
- Soup cubes – Soup cubes allow you to freeze portioned amounts of soup for later. Freeze them in the container and transfer to a ziplock bag. Thaw when you are ready for more soup and enjoy!
- Thermos – Going to have your soup for lunch tomorrow? Toss it in a thermos to heat up the next day!
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