Soup and Stew Recipes

Warm, nourishing soups and stews for cold evenings and casual entertaining.

Staff Picks

Recipe

Bacon and Beef Stew

Rating: Unrated
1
 Savory, rich bacon and beef pair perfectly with beer, mustard, and red wine vinegar creating a well-rounded, complex flavor profile. The recipe comes together quickly and makes 16 cups--enough for 12 generous servings. Make sure to use low sodium beef broth to keep a balanced salt level. Serve with crusty bread, cornbread, or butter rolls. 
By Robby Melvin
Recipe

Creamy Watercress-Cucumber Soup

Cool, creamy, and loaded with fresh flavor, this is just about the most perfect summer soup we could imagine. Plus, it’s a great no-cook recipe for when the heat of summer hits and you want to keep your kitchen cool. While a large blender helps here, you could certainly prepare the soup in two batches and stir them together at the end. Serve as a light lunch or appetizer with crusty bread—or for a more substantial meal, this chilled watercress-cucumber soup is a delicious partner to our Ultimate Grilled Tomato Sandwich. In order to get sour cream that “swirls” into the soup (instead of sinking to the bottom), you’ll need to thin it out with a bit of water. In a small bowl, simply whisk together a 2-to-1 ratio of sour cream and water, and you’ll be good to go.
By Pam Lolley
Recipe

Instant Pot Vegetable Stock

A better-than-store-bought stock that won't take all day.
By Margaret Eby
Recipe

Copycat Panera Bread Summer Corn Chowder

Rating: Unrated
1
Panera Bread’s delightful seasonal chowder features sweet corn kernels that are balanced with a creamy base and spicy accents. Its popularity grows every year, and fans can’t wait to indulge in one of the few warm soups that you’d actually want to eat on a summer day. The vegetarian-friendly chowder pairs perfectly with a vibrant green salad or a thick slice of crusty bread. It is loaded with a handful of vegetables to give you a wonderfully chunky bite with each spoonful. The smoked paprika adds a subtle smokiness that enhances the kick from the jalapeño and cayenne peppers. Finish the soup with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for brightness.
By Briana Riddock
Recipe

Fantastic Beets, Baggage, and Brew Stew

Red and purple beets give this stew an inviting vibrance, while fresh thyme, garlic, and red onion add to the rich flavor. Inspired by the magical wizarding world, this smooth and flavorful soup is sure to satisfy the greatest of Harry Potter fans. 
By Mark Driskill
Recipe

Sugar Baby Butternut Soup

This great autumnal soup gets a dose of added warmth, sweetness, depth from Sugar Babies, a classic candy that is comprised of caramelized sugar and buttery flavor notes. If you find yourself with leftover Halloween candy, put it to good use as a surprising ingredient in this fantastic soup. While most would probably opt to use leftover candy in a dessert, this soup takes creativity to the next level by incorprating it into a savory dish. Grab a spoonful and dig right in! 
By Robby Melvin

Inspiration and Ideas

Soups Served Chilled

Beat the heat with these chilled soups that are the perfect showcase to highlight seasonal ingredients and colorful vegetables in a nutritious and tasty way. 

40+ Cozy Fall Soups

We might be a little biased here, but we think soup season is the best season. Seasonal produce, hearty meats, and warming spices make our favorite fall soups—from butternut squash and pumpkin to classic chicken noodle—the perfect way to celebrate autumnal weather.