June 18, 2024

80 Best Soup and Stew Recipes | Recipes, Dinners and Easy Meal Ideas

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Parmesan Chicken Noodle Soup

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The Best Lentil Soup

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Grated Pasta Chicken Soup

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Classic Potato Leek Soup

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

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Ham and Collard Soup

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Onion Soup

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Mini Meatball Soup

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Corn and Fennel Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Taco Soup

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Lentil Soup

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Creamy Two-Mushroom Soup

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Chicken Soup 3 Ways

Ree says that adding beer to this hearty stew provides great flavor, and paprika gives it a rich color and some spice. Serve with cheddar cheese grits to round out a satisfying meal.

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Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Trisha likes to use hen in her Brunswick stew. It’s a fattier bird, which produces a rich broth, but it can be hard to find in grocery stores. Not to worry — standard chicken is just as good, she says.

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Jack’s Brunswick Stew

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Escarole and Potato Soup

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Black Bean Soup

Smoked paprika gives the sauce for this stew an exotic edge and deep, woodsy flavor, which partners perfectly with herb-flecked turkey meatballs.

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Spanish Turkey Meatball Stew

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Broccoli and Poblano Soup

When cooking with clams, “always check for broken or cracked shells,” Anne says, and if you find any, ditch ’em. Steam the clams to open them and reserve the natural clam juices and seawater to flavor your chowder.

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New England Clam Chowder

“Not to be confused with chicken noodle soup,” Ree says, “this recipe is more of a thick chicken stew.” To thicken the sauce, Ree adds a mixture of flour and water that she calls a “cowboy’s roux” — fitting for a hearty meal on the ranch.

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Chicken and Noodles

Don’t let leftover baked potatoes from last night’s dinner go to waste. Alton halves the potatoes, then scoops out the starchy filling and feeds it through a ricer. The potatoes’ mild flavor blends perfectly with the buttermilk, sour cream and grated Parmesan.

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Leftover Baked Potato Soup

Giada’s trick to this quick and easy recipe is to either buy your favorite store-bought marinara sauce, or make your own and use the leftovers for the soup broth.

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Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

This recipe from Food Network Kitchens is light on the liquid ingredients, making every bowlful extra meaty. Perfect for parties and get-togethers, you can make this chili up to two days in advance.

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Spicy Beef Chili

Ina starts by making a homemade chicken stock, which she later uses to cook the matzo balls in. Leave the skins on the onion and garlic — it gives the soup its golden hue, and “it all gets strained later,” Ina says.

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Chicken Soup

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Tyler’s Texas Chili

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The Best Tomato Soup

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Knoephla Soup

If you’re having trouble deciding what kind of meat you’re in the mood for, try Rachael’s Spaghetti and Meatball “Stoup.” The recipe calls for a meatloaf mix made from ground beef, pork and veal, available at most butcher counters.

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Spaghetti and Meatball “Stoup” (thicker than soup, thinner than stew)

Between the tender corn kernels, the crisp pieces of bacon and chunks of red potato, the Neelys’ corn chowder is loaded with great texture and flavor. And for those who love a healthy dose of heat, this may just be the perfect cold-weather dish.

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Gina’s Spicy Corn Chowder

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Creamy Cauliflower Poblano Soup

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

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French Onion Soup

A great alternative to tomato-based soups and stews, The Neelys’ White Chicken Chili emphasizes Latin flavors using jalapenos, poblanos and chili powder. Top off your bowl with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and a lime wedge for a cool, bright finish.

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White Chicken Chili

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Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Alex’s recipe makes it easy to make gnocchi from scratch. You’ll know they’re finished cooking when they float to the top of the soup.

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Italian Chicken Soup with “Toasted” Parmesan Gnocchi

For the dumplings in his comforting soup, Michael Symon recommends using an ice-cream scoop to form the dough. Drop them in the hot broth and cover until the dumplings become plump and float to the surface.

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Chicken-and-Dumpling Soup

Why use one type of cheese when you can use three? Ree opts for mild cheddar, sharp cheddar and Jack in her thick and creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup. You can splash in some chicken broth for thinning, if necessary.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic combination that kids love. Ina’s easy soup recipe features a thick, oniony base and perfectly golden grilled cheese croutons for a sophisticated spin that adults will appreciate.

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Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

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Italian Chicken Soup

Two comfort food favorites collide in this recipe from Food Network Magazine. Start by preparing the broth, then add the milk, shredded cheddar, grated Parmesan and macaroni, stirring until the cheeses have melted.

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Mac and Cheese Soup

Sunny recommends twining up the thyme, parsley and sage before submerging them in the chicken broth. It makes it easier to remove the herbs once the broth has taken on their earthy flavors.

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Sunny’s Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Giada’s stew is quick and easy to prepare since it doesn’t require cooking a whole chicken. Using only chicken breasts cuts down on time and prep work.

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Chicken Stew

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Prosciutto and Egg Soup

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Grandma’s Kitchen Sink Soup

Ree’s potato soup, topped with grated Cheddar and crispy bacon, is easy to make and freezes well for quick meals throughout the week.

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Perfect Potato Soup

If you’re looking for alternatives to chicken or beef chili, try Rachael’s recipe. It calls for turkey as well as Mexican chorizo — a savory, piquant sausage made of ground pork and chile peppers.

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Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

Melissa d’Arabian’s homemade version of this bistro classic gains rich flavor from long-cooked caramelized onions and grated Swiss cheese.

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French Onion Soup

Anne Burrell’s spin on the classic French beef stew is chock-full of bacon, mushrooms and red bliss potatoes, making it an extra-hearty choice for a chilly winter night.

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Beef Bourguignon

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Low-Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup

No need to call for delivery; you can sip your favorite slice by the spoonful with this marinara-based bowl that’s topped with thinly sliced pepperoni and bubbling cheese toast.

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Pepperoni Pizza Soup

Robert Irvine’s versatile soup can be served warm or chilled and dresses up everyday russet potatoes with leeks, thyme and heavy cream.

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Potato Leek Soup

Alton reinvents the classic college comfort food by cooking packaged ramen noodles in a homemade soy and sesame broth, then topping them with plump shrimp.

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Ramen Shrimp Pouch

Punch up comforting, homemade chicken soup with some south-of-the-border flavor by adding jalapeno, cumin, fresh cilantro and flour tortilla strips to a rich tomato base.

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Mexican Chicken Soup

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Pesto Bean Soup

The ginger in this dish is sure to warm you up on a cold night.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

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Roasted Vegetable Soup

White mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and bacon add texture to tender carrots and salmon.

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Salmon-Vegetable Chowder

Whip up this creamy bisque in less than 35 minutes.

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Potato-Leek Bisque

Loaded with tender potatoes, juicy corn and a half-pound of sharp white cheddar, Ina’s creamy, bacon-topped chowder is a comforting soup that can be fixed with fresh or frozen corn.

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Cheddar Corn Chowder

Baking buttery, flaky biscuits directly on top of Ina’s creamy, vegetable-packed chicken stew makes for an all-in-one dish that delivers big on comfort.

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Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Sandra uses chili seasoning, red pepper flakes and cinnamon to pack a punch of flavor in this meaty chili. Top it off with her spiced sour cream.

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Beanless Beef Chili

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French Onion Soup

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Chicken Potpie Soup

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Chunky Beef Chili

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“16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

Childhood’s favorite nuggets are all grown up in this silky soup, which gains satisfying body and texture from pureed cauliflower in the broth.

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Chicken Nugget Soup

You’ll definitely want to serve this stew with bread to soak up every bit of the kielbasa’s smoky flavor.

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Sausage-and-Vegetable Stew

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Curried Lentil-Vegetable Soup

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Coconut Curry Dumpling Soup

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Cheesy Tomato Soup

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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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Chicken Rice Soup

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White Chicken Chili

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Minestrone with Kale and Turkey Sausage

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Egusi Stew

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Peanut Soup

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1-Hour Beef Pho

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Pasta e Ceci