These satisfying soups and stews are delicious and freeze well, so be sure to make extra and save the rest for a busy day.
Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick StewAlthough recipes vary for Brunswick stew, a traditional Southern dish, this delicious version features chicken breasts and chopped beef brisket along with the traditional tomatoes, lima beans, and corn.
Fast Chicken ChiliThis spicy chicken and bean chili is a "stick-to-your-ribs" kind of meal. Serve with sliced French bread.
Roasted Red Pepper SoupRoasting your own red bell peppers gives this simple soup incredible flavor. Serve with crusty bread and a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal.
Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint and Cream
We love this bright, minty soup because it adds a pop of spring color to the buffet. Make it up to 48 hours ahead of time.
French Onion Soup with Beef and BarleyIt's hard to beat diving into a savory mushroom, onion, and beef soup topped with baguette slices and melted cheese. This soup freezes well for up to 2 months.
Split-Pea SoupThis split-pea soup is a hearty meal that satisfies on chilly nights. Serve with crusty, buttered bread.
Summer Day SoupSavor the taste of summer's harvest with this flavorful vegetable soup featuring tomatoes, sweet onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, and plenty of herbs.
Classic Chicken SoupThere's nothing quite like that timeless classic - chicken soup. This simple version features a whole chicken, carrots, celery, yellow onion, salt, and pepper. Cook a double batch and freeze the extra to have on hand for sick days.
Pumpkin Coconut SoupTraditional tastes go tropical in this comforting holiday soup. Garnish with whipping cream or crème frâiche, toasted coconut, and lime zest curls for extra presentation points.
Quick Turkey ChiliThis easy turkey chili gets an extra flavor boost from its secret ingredient -- beer -- and pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese sandwich.
Black Bean, Hominy, and Kale StewWhip up this colorful vegetarian stew for a nutritious cool weather meal.
Southwestern Turkey SoupThis tasty turkey soup features traditional south-of-the-border ingredients like serrano chiles, onion, chili powder, cumin, diced tomato, pinto and black beans, corn, fresh cilantro, and avocado.
Peppered Beef SoupServe this lightly spiced beef soup in toasted bread bowls for the ultimate comfort food meal. Freeze leftovers in an airtight container up to three months. Add a bit of canned broth when reheating to reach desired consistency.
Chicken and Sausage GumboThis classic Cajun stew is easy to prepare at home and freezes well for a great heat-and-serve dinner.