Monday, February 25, 2013

22 Soups and Stews - Comfort Food in a Bowl

A list of 22 of the best soup recipes I have ever had. Thick soups and stews, broths and soups, and chili and bean soups made the list. There is truly something for everyone! 30 minutes soups, crock pot stews and an oven roasted tomato soup that is so good it will make your tastebuds dance.


With all the crazy weather during the last few weeks I have had comfort food on my mind. Needless to say I have received a lot of emails, calls and texts requesting my favorite soup, stew and chili recipes.  I though you would enjoy them too!  I truly love to see my friends and family post on Facebook how much they loved the recipe.  After all, they are the reason this blog began.  It has become so so much more!

Be sure to check out each category:

Thick Soups and Stews |  Broths & Soups | Beans Soups & Chili

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THICK SOUPS AND STEWS - Comfort food at its best.  Thick and delicious, stick to your ribs delicious soups and stews! 

Nana's Hearty Beef Stew is a family recipe with a secret ingredient to really make the flavors POP!

Enjoy your baked potato in a soup, this FULLY LOADED Baked Potato Soup features potato, bacon, cream, and cheese!  Warming and delicious!

Homestyle Chicken Stew and Dumplings, thick, creamy, flavorful and absolutely delicious!

Simple Crock Pot Chicken Dumplings is easy as can be and so homemade it may transport you back to your moms kitchen table. Just like mom used to make.

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup - it replaces the cans and tastes so good you can eat it alone! A necessity in your cookbook! 

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Chicken and Rice is a scrumptious one pot meal that goes from prep to plate in 25 Minutes!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup ready in 30 minutes. This scrumptious soup is loaded with ham, chicken, cheesy soup and crispy garlic croutons! YUM 

How does a thick and creamy Chicken and Dumplings done in 30 minutes sound? No, its not a dream and no canned soup!

BROTHS AND SOUPS - broths, noodle and Italian soups that will warm you from your lips to your toes!

Ever wonder How to Make 'Meaty' Vegetable Broth?  This special  ingredient really makes the broth more rich and hearty.

Italian Lentil Soup:  A fabulous lentil soup with Italian flair, inspired by my mom. Rich and hearty even though it is meat free, shhh! You are going to love it!

5 Ingredients and 40 minutes to Gigi's Simple Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.  It is delicious!

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Deep roasted tomato flavor and sweet basil.  Sometimes all you need is a good bowl of soup and a spoon.

Fall comfort food vegetarian style. Easy Tortellini and Vegetable Soup is so thick and delicious, you can just about eat it with a fork.

Hearty Pasta Fagioli - a traditional Italian dish so thick you can stand a spoon up in the pot.  On your table in 30 minutes!

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup - hearty, flavorful and delish!  Its chock full of chicken, veggies and noodles on your plate in 25 Minutes!!!

Light Italian Meatball Soup is loaded with veggies and lean meatballs cooked in a light tomato broth. Ready in just 30 minutes.

This Chicken Pot Pie Soup will warm you from your lips to your toes in just 30 minutes! Rich and creamy, loaded with veggies and chicken.

BEAN SOUPS AND CHILI -Comfort food in a bowl!

A hearty vegetarian chili? No, its not a dream. It's The Best Ever Power Packed Vegetarian Chili. Loaded with flavor&completely satisfying!

A fabulous lean side dish or main dish with no meat? Italian Style Crock Pot Beans are a fabulous soup or flavorful enough to enjoy on their own.

My favorite Italian Chili:  Flavorful, delicious chili with an Italian flair!  Fabulous freezer meal.

This Rock 'em, Sock 'em Chili features layers of flavors, and warm you to the bone properties that will keep them coming back for more!

Cowboy Up! It's Chili Time! Quick-Draw Cowboy Chili is loaded w/ southwestern flavors, 3 kinds of beans, chorizo & beef. Ready in 30 Minutes


  1. Wonderful roundup Donna! I'm not done with winter yet and need more soups. 30 minutes or less is awesome!

  2. Wow, what a stunning array of delicious soups Donna! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite!

  3. Everything looks great!!
    I've been wanting to ask,what is the dessert on the opening page???
    PLEASE,I REALLY NEED TO KNOW!!! It looks sooooo good! :)

  4. Everything looks great!!
    What i really need to know is...WHAT IS THE DESSERT ON YOUR HEADER??


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