Soups and stews are consistently your most-loved recipes on Occasionally Eggs, especially at this time of year, so I’ve rounded up 18 of my favourite cold weather soup recipes for you. I’m talking ultra cozy, low effort recipes that make great leftovers (so you can cook less often) and feed a crowd, if you want to.
Soups are the most flexible and easy way to use or stretch what you already have in the house, or maybe this will inspire you to pick up some of these ingredients next time you’re at the grocery store.
Freezing a jar or two of soup from each batch you cook is one of my top tips – then if you know you’ll be out and about all day or home late, take out however much you’ll need in the morning, and then toss it in a pot to heat up when you get home. It’s a low stress lifesaver and a way healthier option than most equally quick alternatives.
Canning jars are great (like Ball or Weck) but I usually reuse empty peanut butter or other jars and have never had one crack. I swear, do this and you’ll be so happy one day when you remember that you have a nice serving of soup in the freezer and don’t have to come home and cook!
If you’re looking for some more winter recipe ideas, here are 20 vegetarian dinner recipes for winter (also including some soups), 16 healthy winter breakfast recipes, and my seasonal winter archives.