Warming Soup Meal Menu

Soups are a wonderful menu item when entertaining

Soups are a wonderful menu item when entertaining, as you can make them in advance and have them warming on the stove when your guests arrive. When creating a menu of your own, we recommend choosing one salad, two soups, and a dessert...and a hearty loaf of bread, too.



Roasted Beet, Candied Almond and Pecorino Salad

From Peanut Butter and Julie

A hearty salad with crunch, and a sweet-salty flavor, thanks to candied almonds and salty pecorino.


Fried Baby Artichokes with Parmesan and Lemon

From 5 Second Rule




Black Bean Soup and Toasted Cumin Seed Crema

From Smitten Kitchen

A creamy black bean soup with a cool and creamy cumin-flavored garnish.


Rockstar Lentil Soup

From Last Night’s Dinner

A hearty lentil soup with potato and swiss chard. Choose French green lentils, which are smaller and don’t turn too mushy.


Roasted Vegetable Soup with Polenta Croutons

From My Tartelette

Roasting the vegetables deepens their flavor, while adding a hint of sweetness.


Roasted Tomato Soup Thickened with Bread

Alexandra’s Kitchen

This Tuscan dish, also known as Pappa al Pomodoro, was one way Italians would use up stale bread.




Pecan Molasses Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

From Dana Treat

This cake has a hint of deep spiciness from the molasses, and sweetness from the bourbon glaze. Perfect when served with berries and unsweetened whipped cream.


Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownies

From Baking Bites

These fudgy brownies have a dark chocolate base, studded with milk chocolate chunks.