Keep Warm With These 10 Soups For WinterJune 5, 2018
Despite winter having only just started, the colder weather is well and truly here and here to stay, (at least for the next three months anyway). So how do we respond? We change over to our winter wardrobes, drag out the flannelette sheets and suddenly, scarves and umbrellas become the best things since sliced bread. Yet along with these changes comes a shift to our diets, as we tend to crave comfort foods which often includes a lot of bread, rice, potatoes and SOUP! Soup is one of the best foods in winter because it fills you up, tastes delicious and most importantly, keeps you warm!
To save you time, we’ve gone ahead and picked our top 10 soups for winter, which include five vegetarian and five meat options. They look delicious, taste even better and are perfect for those cold winter nights. I mean, what more could you ask for?
1. Creamy Cauliflower, Potato and Leek Soup with Cheddar Toasties
Everything about this soup screams deliciousness. From the leek, garlic and rosemary, to the creamy cauliflower, potatoes, sweet mustard spice mix and of course the accompaniment of cheddar toasties. This vegetarian soup is packed with veggies, tasty herbs and spices, and will keep you feeling satisfied, full and toasty warm.
2. Hearty Italian Lamb and Risoni Soup with Parsley
The title speaks for itself. This Italian Lamb and Risoni Soup is hearty, bursting with flavour and is the perfect pick me up on a cold winter’s night. Accompany with some bake-at-home bread rolls, and you’re good to go!
3. Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Pecan Croutons
You can’t go wrong with Creamy Pumpkin Soup. It’s thick, rich, has the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy textures, and its star ingredient has loads of health benefits. Pumpkin is a great source of potassium, beta-carotene, fibre and contains vitamin C and E. It’s also quite low in carbohydrates and works as a great alternative to potatoes.
4. Greek Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Ciabatta
This soup is Yum with a capital Y. It’s got your protein, veggies and a creamy consistency, with a hint of lemon. It also contains an egg! Yes, you read correctly, an egg in soup! It’s the Greek way! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to put it all together, because we’ve got the steps right here.
5. Tuscan White Bean Veggie Soup with Garlic Ciabatta and Parmesan Frico
Among our soups for winter, is the gorgeous Tuscan White Bean Soup. It’s not your typical pumpkin or chicken soup and that’s why we love it. It’s creamy, contains loads of veggies, and topped with a Parmesan Frico (talk about fancy). Definitely one to add to your recipe repertoire!
6. Rustic Italian Soup with Bacon and Cheesy Croutons
Our Rustic Italian Soup is packed with flavour, from the bacon to the chilli, and borlotti beans, there’s loads of goodness in every bite. Top it off with cheesy croutons and parmesan cheese, you’ll not only be feeling all warm and fuzzy, but totally and utterly satisfied.
7. Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup with Goat Cheese
This tasty soup will be sure to keep you happy on a cold winter evening. Ginger contains loads of key vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, and is known to help relieve nausea, lower cholesterol levels, and improve brain function. Top it off with some goat’s cheese for your protein and calcium, and you’ve got yourself a rich blend of goodness!
8. Family Warming Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Ham and Herb Rolls
Pumpkin, sweet potato, crispy ham, herb rolls, creamy, delicious, warm and home-made. Is there anything this soup doesn’t provide? You won’t be disappointed, so what are you waiting for? We have everything you need right here to be on your way.
9. Mushroom and Corn Noodle Soup
A dish with a twist, our Mushroom and Corn Noodle Soup is the perfect combo of cooked and fresh ingredients, with silky mushrooms and corn, along with fresh spinach to top it off. It’s a cosy and delightful dish all-round.
10. Ginger Pork Meatballs in Udon Noodle Soup
Spice up your life with our last, but certainly not least, soup suggestion for winter. The Ginger Pork Meatballs mixed with Udon Noodles in a spicy, zingy broth, is a feast you definitely want to indulge in! The textures and flavours will be dancing in your mouth and all whilst keeping you warm. How. Good. Is. That.
Hungry for more? Check out these warming beef dishes that will get you through the colder months.