Top Rated Soup Recipes

Ginger Root
This simple recipe for hot and sour soup is the perfect choice for a cold day or an oncoming flu. It can be put together in a matter of minutes from ingredients you probably already have on hand. Although hot and sour soups typically contain bamboo shoots, I don’t like the canned variety, so I’ve substituted water chestnuts, which have a nice crunch to them. You can also drizzle in a lightly beaten egg at the very end of cooking, if you so desire.
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Pumpkin & Lentil Soup
When it comes to soup, lentils are a favorite ingredient. Why? Because lentils are darn healthy —they're jam-packed with protein and dietary fiber. Add to that pumpkin, the vitamin A rock star, and you've got a delicious and good-for-you meal, indeed.  Click here to see The 12 Days of Pumpkin plus more recipes.
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Mom's Lentil Soup Recipe
My Italian-born mom was visiting me recently. Like many moms, she's known for throwing ingredients together and coming up with something yummy to eat! And of course, no written recipe. This is her lentil soup that she made from what she found in my cupboards while I was out for a short time. I sat down with her to try to capture her recipe on paper and this is what we came up with! There are a few optional ingredients like bacon (or pancetta) and cream of mushroom or celery soup (or leftover mashed potatoes). Our version was made without both ingredients although she typically includes them. It really is delicious!
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Braised Pork and Coconut Soup
This soup packs complex flavors, and it’s inspired by a coconut soup we made at Vong restaurant back in the day, which was based on the classic Thai soup tom kha gai. The combination and depth of flavors in coconut, chiles, fish sauce, and lime drew me into Southeast Asian cuisine, and I continue to be inspired by that food through travels to that area and by experimenting with these ingredients at home and in the restaurant. The addition of peanut butter to this soup adds a rich roasted saltiness that just can’t be matched.
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Kale Bean Soup
 I love kale, but sometimes all the chewing it requires makes me put off using it. To avoid that jaw-aching task, I put my beloved food processor to work.  Paired with some spices, this dish similarly resembles the creamy Indian spinach dish known as Saag. Note:  Canned beans actually work well in this recipe because they tend to be a little undercooked. If cooking your own beans, keep them on the firm side, which will lend a nice consistency switch-up to the creamy soup.  
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 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
This speaks to the kid in all of us, yet satisfies adult tastes with good-quality aged Gruyère and a homemade roasted-tomato soup. I like to rest the sandwiches on the rim of the soup cup (The New York Times was so taken with this idea that they ran a feature on it). One of my trademarks is my home-baked bread made especially for mini sandwiches, burger buns, or rolls. If you don’t have the time (or inclination), you can still pull off this fun bite: simply use sliced sandwich bread and a 2-inch square cookie cutter and voilà — instant minis.
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Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe
The onion and curry in this recipe really pop and the thickness of the soup makes it feel like a heavy cream-based luxury — without actually being cream based. Click here to see The 12 Days of Pumpkin story plus more recipes.  
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Melon soup
When the weather gets hot, nothing beats a chilled melon soup. Inspired by a two-soups-in-one-bowl appetizer at Rebeccas in Greenwich, Conn., I decided to play with color and use two different melons when making the soup. This is a really easy recipe that is perfect for a healthy mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or with some prosciutto and mint and a couple of crostini topped with honey and ricotta for a light mid-summer dinner. While I added a splash of sweet Vin Santo to the soups, I find that not using any wine yields a just as lovely result. Click here to see 7 Cold Summer Soups.
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Pea and Mint Soup
Sweet peas and fresh mint are a classic English combination, and the ingredients combine to create a very simple chilled soup for warm weather dining, perfect for the start of a light meal like a ploughman's lunch of cold cuts, cheese, and pickles, or as a meal itself served with some Stilton cheese crostini. Click here to see 7 Cold Summer Soups.
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Pumpkins
Try this comforting, hearty, and fragrant soup next time you're stuck indoors on a rainy fall night. It's sure to brighten up your mood, and it's good for you, too.
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Butternut-Pear Soup
I find that butternut squash is one of the most versatile squash out there. I use them in everything from soups to baked goods; they can be sweet or savory. I love their rich color and firm texture. This vegetarian soup recipe is rich; you don’t need much more to make a complete meal. A little bread and a simple salad, and you have the perfect meatless meal.
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Mirepoix
Grandma’s carcass soup — that says it all. Take your extra turkey meat, simmer it in chicken stock, add diced mirepoix, fresh herbs, and then finish it off with cooked rice. The recipe is hers, but not the Thanksgiving turkey, so keep that to yourself.
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