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45 Best Winter Soups to Enjoy During the Snowy Season

Nothing is cozier than a bowl of soup!

Headshot of Kara ZaubermanBy Kara Zauberman
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Hector M. Sanchez

The best way to cozy up during the chilly winter season is with a steaming bowl of hot soup! It's the perfect remedy for an afternoon spent shoveling snow or braving the icy wind. Yes, winter soups are the ultimate comfort food no matter which recipe you try first. If a hearty soup is what you're after, look no further than the hamburger soup that's loaded with ground beef or Ree Drummond's Perfect Potato Soup for a creamy soup that's stick-to-your-bones good. You can even try a chili recipe or slow cooker soup to make your winter weeknights even easier.

Whether you're looking for a cozy lunch, an appetizer for a winter gathering, or an easy dinner idea, these winter soup recipes are perfect for all your chilly weather occasions. You might even find a soup that works with your Christmas dinner menu. If classic soups are what you're after, try Ree's broccoli-cheese soup, the pumpkin soup, or her chicken and noodles that she always serves with saltines for dunking. Looking for something a little more creative? There's a twist on stuffed peppers in the form of soup and a chicken gnocchi soup that's sure to become a new family favorite. Serve any one of these recipes with your favorite dinner rolls or pair it with a sandwich—for the perfect winter dinner combo!


Albóndigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

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Caitlin Bensel

Hearty doesn't even begin to describe this comforting soup loaded with meatballs and veggies. It's a traditional Mexican dish made with a tomato-based broth, herbs, and jalapeño pepper. Serve it over a bowl of fluffy rice for the ultimate weeknight dinner.

Get the Albóndigas recipe.



Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Hector M. Sanchez

This twist on chicken noodle soup is even heartier thanks to cheesy tortellini. They're like little dumplings simmering in a cozy chicken broth.

Get the Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe.


Vegetable Soup

winter soups vegetable soup
Caitlin Bensel

There are ten different vegetables in this cozy winter soup! Some are frozen veggies, some are canned, and others are fresh, but all in all, it's a soup you can feel good about serving to the whole family.

Get the Vegetable Soup recipe.

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Dumpling Soup

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Caitlin Bensel

The secret ingredient in this creamy miso soup is a bag frozen potstickers. It's the key to getting dinner on the table in just 15 minutes!

Get the Dumpling Soup recipe.


Slow Cooker Chili

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Will Dickey

If you don't have time to stand over a pot of simmering chili, fear not! You can still enjoy the hearty, beefy goodness of the dish thanks to the slow cooker. Just be sure to serve it up with your favorite chili toppings!

Get the Slow Cooker Chili recipe.



Chicken Alfredo Soup

winter soups chicken alfredo soup
Ryan Liebe

Inspired by the classic creamy pasta dish, this soup is loaded with tender chicken pieces, noodles, and lots of cheese. Ree also added broccoli and crushed red pepper flakes for a hint of spice.

Get Ree's Chicken Alfredo Soup recipe.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup

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Ryan Liebe

This soup has so many flavor-packed ingredients, including frozen fire-roasted corn, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning, onion, and garlic. It's the perfect base for all your favorite taco toppings!

Get Ree's Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe.


Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup

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Ralph Smith

There are so many variations on chicken noodle soup, including this one that swaps the noodles for orzo and adds a pop of brightness from fresh lemon juice.

Get Ree's Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup recipe.


Lasagna Soup

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Ryan Liebe

This of this soup like a deconstructed lasagna. It has the noodles, sausage, veggies, and cheese. Just add a crusty piece of garlic bread for dipping!

Get Ree's Lasagna Soup recipe.

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Cabbage Soup

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Will Dickey

Tender cabbage is the star of this healthy soup recipe, but don't let that fool you! It's still packed with flavor and hearty beans to make it filling.

Get the Cabbage Soup recipe.



Italian Wedding Soup

italian wedding soup with meatballs
Caitlin Bensel

Between the flavorful broth, the hearty meatballs, and the tender couscous, this soup is the perfect "marriage" of ingredients.

Get the Italian Wedding Soup recipe.


Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Caitlin Bensel

Light, pillowy gnocchi are what makes this soup so special. If you want to save time, swap in rotisserie chicken.

Get the Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe.

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Taco Soup

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Caitlin Bensel

This Tex-Mex soup will make for a cozy twist on Taco night. It's loaded with ground beef, beans, corn, and plenty of taco flavoring.

Get the Taco Soup recipe.


Beef and Noodles

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Will Dickey

Hearty chuck roast and tender egg noodles make this recipe one of the coziest options for dinner. Ree likes to use Reames noodles found in the freezer section of most supermarkets.

Get the Beef and Noodles recipe.


Instant Pot Chili

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Will Dickey

Using your Instant Pot is the easiest way to get a bowl of comforting chili on the table. You don't even need to stand over the pot to stir it.

Get the Instant Pot Chili recipe.


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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

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William Dickey

This Crock-Pot soup is one of the easiest recipes you could make—you don't even need to pre-cook the veggies! Just chop everything up, dump it all in, cover, and cook.

Get the Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe.


Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Ralph Smith

This twist on stuffed peppers uses all the same hearty ingredients—ground beef, rice, and veggies—in a comforting soup form.

Get Ree's Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe.


Pumpkin Soup

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Danielle Daly

In cold weather, the vibrant color and rich flavor of this creamy soup is sure brighten your day. It's delicious on its own, but would also taste great with toasted pumpkin seeds and a swirl of extra cream.

Get Ree's Pumpkin Soup recipe.

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Ryan Dausch

This chili is loaded with flavor thanks to chopped green chiles and plenty of spices—including cumin, coriander, and paprika. It's a hearty winter dinner your whole family will love.

Get Ree's Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe.


Simple Butternut Squash Soup

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Hector Sanchez

A topping of diced apples and crispy bacon gives this smooth butternut squash soup a sweet-and-savory flavor that's totally irresistible. It's perfect for holiday parties or winter dinner parties.

Get the Simple Butternut Squash Soup recipe.


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