As the seasons change from warm to cold, so does our families choices of comfort foods. As the leaves begin to fall to the ground it is the sign for me to get moving on a list of soups and stews to serve for dinner.
There is something about coming in from the cold, and sitting down to a steaming bowl of lovingly made soup. What I have come to realize is that soups or stews are some of the easiest dinners to make. You really only need a pot, a few simple ingredients, and the courage to take some risks.
By risks- I mean by simply using your imagination to come up with new combinations to throw in the pot, whether that be a few spices you would never think would go together or ingredients that you would never dream of pairing up. These kinds of things are what make the best result-those one-of-a-kind hand me down family recipes.
My first stop before flipping through my library of cookbooks and recipe cards is to look to blogs that share thier own fabulous creations. Here is a list of 40, yes 40, of my top choices for inspiration this winter season.
I do hope that you explore this list and enjoy the dishes as much as I have!
Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili via Food Done Light
Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup via A Night Owl
Best Chili Recipe via Pink When
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup via All She Cooks
Chicken Fajita Soup via One Creative Mommy
Best Ever Beef Stew via Love Bakes Good Cakes
White Chicken Chili via The Country Chic Cottage
Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili via Crystal and Co.
Summer Harvest White Chicken Chili via The Rising Spoon
Carrot Leek Soup via 3 Boys and a Dog
Hearty Two Bean Chili via Cookin’ Mimi
Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup via Cincy Shopper
Potato Soup via Red Cottage Chronicles
Leftover Ham and Potato Soup via Flavor Mosaic
Beef and Vegetable Soup via Grace and Good Eats
Slow Cooker Tomato and Lentil Soup via Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Creamy Rosemary Potato Soup via The Pinning Mama
V8 Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup via The Neighborhood Moms
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Sausage Soup via Wonky Wonderful
Fall Harvest Vegetarian Corn and Butternut Chowder via A Family Feast
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup via Cooking on the Front Burner
Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup via What’s Cooking Love
Chunky Vegetable Soup via Budget Girl
Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup via My Life Cookbook
Creamy Loaded Baked Potato and Ham Soup via From Gate to Plate
Healthy Minestrone Soup via Blooming Homestead
Cheesy Potato Soup via This Girl’s Life Blog
Rosemary Cannelini Bean Soup with Ham via Sassy Southern Yankee
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup via A Cultivated Nest
Italian Ground Turkey and Black Bean Stew via Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
Southwest Shrimp Stew via Lady Behind the Curtain
Homemade Beef Stew via The Good Mama
Hearty Beef and Barley Stew via Natural Chow
Crabmeat Stew via Intelligent Domestications
Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew via Simply Stacie
Easy Tomato Soup via Super Exhausted
Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup via Thrifty Frugal Mom
Creamy, Delicious Potato Soup via Busy At Home
Creamy Vegetable Soup via Pam Barnhill
Homemade Tomato Soup via Sublime Reflection