20+ Soup and Stew Recipes
You won't go wrong with this comforting collection of chili recipes, soup recipes, and more.
What's hot and made in a pot? These chilis, soups, and stews, of course! They are just what you need to take your soup game to the next level.
Go beyond the canned variety you remember from your childhood and treat your family to some delicious homemade cooking. And it's not just about chicken noodle anymore — you're sure to find chilis, stews, and soup recipes in this collection that you might not have even heard of. Try something new!
Soups, stews, and chili recipes are ideal for a weeknight dinner because after you prep the ingredients, the pot does all the rest! You can power through your to-do list or just have some me-time while dinner cooks on the stove.
Serve them as an appetizer or with some hearty, crunchy homemade bread for a full-on meal that will keep you full without feeling stuffed. These one-pot meal ideas are hearty and delicious, and will warm you up inside and out. They're also easy to make, which is why every busy cook needs chili, soup, and stew recipes up their sleeves. Take a look — you just might discover a new family favorite!
Plus: In this recipe collection, you'll discover an assortment of slow cooker recipes that will make meal prep a breeze. Take a look at these 26+ Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Easy Soup Recipes for Weeknight Dinners
Soup can be a light or heavy meal depending on your preference, making it a prime choice for any time of year! These easy recipes for soup range from hearty and filling to light and soothing. They're perfect for lunch or dinner and keep well in the freezer, so you can enjoy leftovers for weeks to come! When it comes to soups, recipes can include new takes on the traditional favorites. You'll love exploring the types of soup recipes in this section!
Tip: When it comes to freezing soup, not just any container will do. According to National Center for Home Food Preservation, you should use freezer-safe containers and label the items with reheating instructions as well as the date of the food's preparation.
- Carrot and Orange Soup
Here's a tasty addition to your fall menu! This super easy recipe includes just a handful of instructions and is perfect for a quick dinner on a busy weeknight.
- Quick Minestrone Soup
With more than 15 ingredients, this soup recipe might look intimidating. It's actually pretty easy to make, and will be a delight to serve for a hearty dinner or lunch.
- Chicken Soup for the Tummy
Filling as can be, this chicken soup recipe is one you'll want to keep on hand at all times. Consider doubling the recipe, then freezing the leftovers for later.
- Lobster or Crayfish Soup
If you have ready access to fresh seafood or lobster, then this soup recipe needs to be at the top of your to-do list. You can even include bacon or pancetta for a truly gourmet experience!
- The Real Mushroom Soup
If you're planning a fun dinner party with friends, then impress the crowd when you include this soup on the menu. An assortment of mushrooms, fresh herbs, and cheese are all big components of this recipe.
- Potato, Leek and Ham Soup
Here's a soup recipe that will provide comfort in a bowl! You'll love using part of the leftovers of a ham dinner in this soup recipe.
- Cock-a-Leekie Soup
When it comes to Scottish soups, recipes like this one are sure to delight. You'll love how quick and easy it is to make this dish!
- King Ranch Chicken Soup
Try this spicy soup recipe for a twist on a favorite, king ranch chicken casserole. If you love taco soup or Mexican tortilla soup, you'll love this Tex-Mex variation.
- Turkey Dumpling Soup
Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup is just the thing to make in the days after a holiday, or any time you are craving a bowl of comforting cream of turkey soup. In a pinch, you could also use shredded chicken in this recipe instead.
Simple Chili Recipes
Chili is super easy to make - just throw the ingredients in a pot and let them all cook for a while. It's also a game-day classic and a staple at many family parties and gatherings! These easy chili recipes each have something that makes them special, so you can wow your family and friends with your own unique chili. You'll also love bringing the heat to the dinner table with these recipes for chili. When serving chili for a crowd, include toppings like tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, salsa, and sliced avocado. You can even cook some of these recipes in advance, then simply reheat when it's time for lunch or dinner.
- Sunny-Side Chili
This chili recipe includes an egg for an added boost of protein. You'll love the combination of flavors in this recipe, too.
- Cheesy White Chili with Cauliflower
Here is a super easy chili that vegetarians will love! For added convenience, you can make this chili recipe in your slow cooker.
- Amazing Chili
The name says it all! Your family and friends will love it when you make up a pot of this chili for game day or a watch party.
- Quinoa Chili
Put a gourmet take on the typical chili recipe when you make this dish. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will appreciate the hearty dish.
- Chilly Day Chili Con Carne
Featuring generous portions of minced beef and kidney beans, this chili will fill you up in no time. Don't forget to sprinkle some grated cheese on top!
- Ultimate Game-Day Chili
If you're looking for a recipe that can feed a crowd, then this is it! With three types of meat and plenty of vegetables and herbs, you'll want to keep this chili recipe on hand for the next tailgate party.
- Original San Antonio Chili
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That's certainly true of this chili recipe!
Easy Stew Recipes
There's nothing like a hearty stew recipe on a chilly day. Warm yourself to the bone with these delicious and easy stews! They make for an easy weeknight dinner and will fill your house with a delicious aroma as they bubble away on the stove. From the traditional beef stew recipe to those featuring chicken, pork, and fish, you'll love expanding your repertoire with dishes that are new to you. Your family will love these stew recipes, and you'll love how easily they all come together. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, consider packing them for lunch at work the next day. Your coworkers will be impressed by what you made!
- Irish Stew
Busy cooks will be pleased to learn that this recipe can be made in advance. If you can't get lamb, then you can substitute beef for this recipe.
- Classic Chicken Stew
Hearty as can be, this chicken stew recipe can be made in your slow cooker for added convenience. This recipe is perfect to make on a rainy day at home!
- Dark, Sticky Stew
You will love the combination of herbs and spices in this delightful recipe! You will also need a rich ale for this stew to give it a truly unique taste.
- Easy Beef and Leek Stew in Chive Popovers
If you were planning to serve this stew with plain old sandwich bread, don't. This stew recipe includes easy instructions on how to make chive popovers, making for a delicious addition to the meal.
- Filipino Turmeric-Scented Pork Stew
Fragrant and hearty, this pork stew recipe is one that your family will want to eat again and again. There are quite a few ingredients in this recipe, but it's actually easy to make.
- Fish in Coconut Stew
Save a bit of time and make part of this stew the day before you plan to serve it. You'll be glad you did!
- Biscuit-Topped Chicken and Root Vegetable Stew
When it comes to comfort food, you can't get much better than biscuits, chicken, and vegetables. This stew recipe is perfect for those days when you need a little warmth and comfort.
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What is your favorite recipe for chili, soup, or stew?