The cooler weather is upon us and even though I live in the desert, it can get chilly here! We wait all summer long to bring out the sweaters, unpack the boots from the back of the closet and bring out the soft cozy blankets. It doesn’t need to be bitter cold to be ready to enjoy a warm fire in the fireplace.
So what adds nicely to this beautiful picture? Warm FOOD! Bring out the casseroles and cakes and crock-pots. Basically anything you can make that warms up the kitchen and your belly! If you are anything like me, this is your favorite time of the year for a good soup!
There are plenty of places that serve a good bowl of soup, some with bread bowls and baguettes. Typically they taste great and are a perfect quick bite to grab for a lunch or your boyfriend who’s sick (again). But as I go from place to place and stare at the menus, it’s always the same soups. You’ve got your broccoli cheese, your chicken noddle soup, a good tomato, etc.
This year, I need something more! Something beyond the basic soup recipes that we all eat day after day. So I have scoured the best recipes out there to give you some new soup recipes to try this winter. None of these recipes are difficult to make but they will definitely make you want to stay away from the broccoli cheese for awhile (If that’s possible!).
Best Unique Soup Recipes
Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili. Anything that’s creamy and made with chicken is a hit with me. I love the dollop of sour cream you can add to this. Make it thicker like chili or a thinner sauce to be more soup-like.
Asiago Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Soup. If you are a big broccoli cheese fan, then this is a must for you. Asiago is a delicious cheese and added with cauliflower and little garlic... amazing!
5-Ingredient Cozy Pasta Parmesan Soup. Did you say 5 ingredients? Heck yeah! Easy and delicious. You can’t beat that. Not to mention another soup with cheese. My weakness.
Thick and Creamy Pumpkin Soup. You don’t see a lot of Pumpkin in soups but you should! It adds a sweetness and flavor that you can’t miss out on.
Beef Stroganoff Soup. I love beef stroganoff and Swedish meatballs. Who knew you could make it into a soup? This recipe lets you have the best of both worlds.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. If you haven’t tried Butternut Squash then you need to! It’s sweet taste works in everything from pasta to vegetable side dishes. This soup is no exception.
Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup. This recipe takes a classic item everyone loves and turns it into a soup. So maybe your kids will even eat it without complaining? haha.. maybe.
Zuppa Toscana. You will actually find this soup on the menu at Olive Garden but it’s not super widely known. The ingredients in this soup are unique and make a great hearty meal.
Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Soup. For those of you who really like a good Mexican dish, you will fall in love with this soup. It takes all the best ingredients and makes a hearty soup.
Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup. You wouldn’t think spinach in a soup would be good, but this recipe uses such amazing ingredients. You’ll love the pasta and the thick creaminess of the broth.
Thai Curry Vegetable Soup. I love recipes that take beloved dishes and make them something new. If you’re craving a night of Thai food, try making this soup recipe and become obsessed!
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup. Lemon Chicken is one of the most popular dinner recipes around. This soup recipe will be no different. The tanginess of a lemon and all the spices make this a soup recipe you will want to make often.
Easy Thai Shrimp Soup. Shrimp is a favorite of mine and I am always trying to find new ways to use it. This amazing soup recipe not only included shrimp but the amazing taste of a good Thai dish.
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup. Did someone say cheesy? Oh yeah! Enchilada? Now you’re just making me jealous. This soup recipe is a MUST!
Ham and Potato Cheddar Soup. Ham and cheesy potatoes is a favorite meal in our house. Mix it up a little and create a tasty soup out of it. Works great with leftovers from Easter dinner.
One Pot Chicken and Rice Fajita Soup. This great recipe is packed with your favorite fajita ingredients. The rice adds little bit of a twist to a Mexican dish but trust me, you’ll love it!
Mexican Street Corn Soup. I didn’t even know what Mexican Street Corn was until I moved to Arizona. This treat is super popular and the first I ever heard of it becoming a soup. If you’re looking for something new, give this a try.
Smoked Sausage and Beer Cheese Potato Soup. The Wisconsin girl in me is drooling over this recipe. The name says it all. You just can’t go wrong with these ingredients. Serve this during Football Sunday!
Slow Cooker Steak and Potato Soup. Another Midwest staple, a meat and potato meal. Use your crock-pot to turn this meal into a warm and cozy soup.