8 Soup Recipes that are Perfect on a Cold Night

Soup comes in all shapes and sizes. Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time helping your parents prepare in the kitchen growing up, you’ve picked up a few recipes of your own. Listed here are a collection of some of the most hardy and heartwarming soup recipes to try out on a cold winter’s night and add to your ever growing collection of trial and error delights.

1. Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage and tortellini Soup

A thick pasta take on your typical soup dish that with stave any pasta craving with its rich Italian spiced broth and sizable dumpling-like filled pouches. Considerate of both those who prefer to whip up their own homemade pasta or fitting enough for anyone who prefers to instead turn to the pre-made variety.

Recipe found at The Kitchn

2. Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Another thick and hardy choice for those seeking a southwestern styled soup with some zest to it. Quite possibly one of the easiest soups to make, as well. Pairs great with bread to sop up with.

Recipe found at Eating Well

3. Slow-Cooker Spanish Chickpea Soup

Slow Cooker Spanish Chickpea Soup

Perfect soup for the lazy soul. Pop it in your slow cooker and reap the benefits of the mouthwatering aroma that drifts around your home while you wait the five plus hours for it to reach the perfect flavor. Once done, enjoy its rich Spanish taste in a quiet evening spent at home.

Recipe found at Eating Well

4. Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup

Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup

Taking both the “from scratch” cook in mind and the fan of more simplified methods, this is a chicken noodle soup that will satisfy even on the coldest of night. Bonus points if you have enough time to make and shred the chicken from scratch, let alone if you’re able to drum up some homemade chicken stock instead of going store bought on this one.

Recipe found at The Kitchn

5. Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Truly a heartier take on your everyday tomato soup. It’s called “Jersey Fresh” for a reason – all the ingredients are made fresh, from the carrots to the tomato chunks stewed and simmered over a hot stove. Not your typical thin, watery tomato soup from a can. Couple with your favorite crackers and you have yourself a winning combination.

Recipe found at All Recipes

6. Mushroom and Barley Soup

Mushroom and Barley Soup

Open variety is what it’s all about when you’re living a vegetarian lifestyle. For a mushroom and barley soup that will satisfy that fungi craving with its use of both fresh and dried mushroom pieces. All of the ingredients used can be easily found at your nearest supermarket and you can take heart knowing you’re saving money on expensive proteins and still getting a delicious meal out of it.

Recipe found at The Kitchn

7. Creamy Cucumber Soup

Creamy Cucumber Soup

Not quite so much on the heavy side but no less filling. It’s a creamy soup that will serve you well sitting in front of a warm fire in the evening of a snow storm, so long as you can get your hands on fresh cucumber.

Recipe found at Eating Well

8. Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Classic soup meant for the express purpose of filling you with its spud loving cheesy goodness. Meant to be entirely homemade due to its comfort food appeal. Canned soups just never get the homely flavor of this one quite right.

Recipe found at Foodnetwork.com

Cold night or not, these recipes are sure to be a filling addition to anyone’s diet. They’re quick and simple enough to prepare on a moment’s notice and all of the ingredients are easy to get your hands on. Give it a try and add your own spice to the mix to kick things up a notch and make the recipe your own.