15 Hearty Soups And Stews That Will Warm You Right Up

Soups and stews are some of the most versatile foods you can make. No matter your palate, there is a recipe that is just right for you. Are you the type that enjoys filling and hearty dishes? Consider a beef stew in a bold broth. Or maybe you prefer to eat something that goes along with the season, like a butternut squash soup. Whatever you desire, there is a soup or stew out there that will surely fill your stomach and warm the soul.

Mushroom Cheddar Soup

Move over broccoli cheddar, it's time for mushroom cheddar soup to shine. Serve with some crusty homemade bread for an experience that's even better than Panera.

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Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup

Take your instant ramen noodle game to the next level. Instead of relying on those sodium-filled seasoning packets, make your own broth and supplement the soup with plenty of chicken.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

You can't go wrong with a classic chicken noodle soup. Tender chicken mixed with fresh vegetables is comfort eating defined, especially if you're feeling a little under the weather. While there's no shame in using canned broth, if you want to make your soup taste like mom's, it's easy to make your own stock using bone and veggie scraps.

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Oxtail Stew

Don't underestimate this cut of meat. When cooked right, the seemingly bony oxtail makes a flavorful beefy broth, and the meat falls right off the bone. This hearty dish tastes even better the next day after refrigerating overnight.

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Fish Stew with Moroccan Flavors

You can use any white fish fillet, from flounder to sea bass, for this stew. The flavors come from classic Moroccan spices, such as cumin, cinnamon, ginger coriander and more.

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Basic Beef Stew

Settle down on a cold winter night with this perfect bowl of beef stew, filled with fresh vegetables, rich broth — oh, and bacon.

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Black Bean Soup

Need a vegetarian dinner idea that is both cheap and easy to make? Look no further because this black bean soup is just the recipe you need. Not only is this soup packed with protein, but it's also totally done in just one hour.

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Slow Cooker Farmer's Market Potato Stew

If you're looking for a great slow cooker recipe for a hands-off dinner, try this potato soup that uses the best of what your local farmer's market has to offer.

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Creamy Carrot Soup

Perfect to eat on any occasion, this creamy carrot soup is the best way to warm yourself up. If its vibrant orange color doesn't cheer you up in the winter, we don't know what will.

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Beef and Guinness Stew

This classic Irish soup dish should not just be reserved for celebrating St.Patrick's Day. Guinness beer adds depth of a slightly bitter flavor that plays perfectly off of tender beef, carrots, potato and onion.

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Smoky Pea Soup with Ham and Cream

Split pea soup is a winter standard, but this version is souped up — pun intended — with smoked ham, herbs like tarrogon and basil, and a touch of decadent cream. It's pure cold weather comfort.

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Channel soups for the fall, no matter the time of year, by combining apples and butternut squash. This soup has hints of sweetness from the fruit and a gentle kick from fresh ginger.

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Fish Pepper Soup

Don't be put off by the photo; you can use fillets if you don't want a whole fish in your bowl. Enjoy the fragrance and spice in this authentic West African soup thanks to the Nigerian pepper soup spice, a blend of paradise pepper, basil, coriander and more. For this pescatarian-friendly dish, be sure to use as much scotch bonnet pepper as you can handle. 

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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

This entire dish can be made out of canned food you may have in your pantry already. Mix together three kinds of beans with corn, canned tomatoes and vegetable broth. Topped your chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado or jalapeños.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup