Just like I go crazy for salads during the summer, I love making a giant pot of soup when the weather gets cold in the fall and winter. Soups are so wonderful because they generally require fairly little effort, and have a big payoff with enough food to cover more than one meal. Plus, it’s an awesome way to get a crapload of veggies into your body (always helpful when trying to fend off the plague when you ride BART).
I’ve posted a lot of my favorite soup recipes on here already, but thought a recap post might be in order (I always like to have a one-stop-shop for the “what am I going to make for dinner” dilemma).
Sooo, here we go! (Just click on the name of the soup to link to the recipe.)
You guys, this soup is the business. It doesn’t make a TON of soup like some of the other soup recipes, but it’s so delicious and easy to make — perfect for a weeknight meal. And trust me: you shouldn’t skimp on the toppings!
This is a great, basic recipe for split pea soup; and it’s another nice option if you don’t want to be eating the same soup for the next 7 meals (it makes about 6 generous servings).
This soup is a little more time-consuming than some of the others, and makes A LOT of soup. But it’s awesome if you or someone you know is feeling a little under the weather. Maybe whip up a batch and give half of it to your neighbor who isn’t feeling so hot.
This soup is so delicious and comforting — perfect for a cold, rainy night. I like it with some Grana Padano grated over the top and a big hunk of sourdough bread. (But really, I like most things with a big hunk of sourdough bread…)
This soup is so crazy-easy to make. And it’s just a little indulgent (not quite as veggie-full as many of the others on this list). It’s so delicious though, and awesome to make for a crowd.
This is my go-to soup during the fall and winter months. It makes a ton of soup and is overflowing with all kinds of good-for-you ingredients. Grate some fresh parmesan on top and have at it.
I made up this recipe after being dissatisfied with butternut squash soups that were either lacking flavor or wayyy too sweet. This soup is a good balance of salt, spice and sweet. It tastes rich and creamy, but it’s actually full of veggies. Yum!
This tomato soup is great for picky appetites — there’s a million and one ways to modify it. Make it upscale with spices and some coconut milk, scale it down and make it basic — whatever your little heart desires. Just don’t serve it without the grilled cheese if you’re making it for me. 🙂