Winter is here, it is the time when we get lazy and end up in our bed all day with a blanket on, or sit by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. But winter brings warm and delicious “Soups” with them to double the fun of fish crackers. A bowl of soup can drive away all of the gloominess and despair. It can refresh your mind and make you feel energetic. It warms up all of your body and opens your mind. Soup in winters is one of the most wanted appetizers.
A healthy and tasty bowl of soup has many health benefits and nutrients. Soups are also good for dieting and can help you lose weight. It fills you up so it is preferred to eat before the meal. Soup with its unnumerous benefits improves your metabolism. So warm your cold evenings up with a delicious bowl of soup!
You can make many types of finger-licking soups at home. It gets tastier as you add veggies and sauces. So, why go out to expensive restaurants when you can make a tasty and flavorsome bowl of soup at home.
If you really like soups then here are some mouth-watering recipes which can make your cold evenings, cozy and delightful.
French Onion Potato Soup
You will love this delicious combo of caramelized onions, french bread, and Gruyere cheese. So what would you have to do to make this tasty soup? It is easy to make and does not take much of your effort, just melt a large spoon of butter. Put some onions, brown sugar and some cloves of garlic. Cook it for at least 10 minutes and stir continuously to soften it. Continue cooking until the onions are caramelized and deep golden in color for 15 minutes. In the last 5 minutes stir in potatoes. Lower the heat and sprinkle some flour over the onions and potatoes and then stir again for 3 to 5 minutes until it mixes up. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves and thyme for flavor. Increase the heat and cook it for 20 minutes until the potatoes are soft enough. Put salt and pepper according to your taste. Preheat the broiler and pour soup into the oven-safe bowls. Add slices of bread to each and top it with cheese. Put them on baking sheets and place in the oven. Bake them for 3-5 minutes until it’s bubbly and brown. Enjoy the tempting soup!
Instant Pot Creamy Potato Soup
This appetizing soup is so easy to make. It definitely will comfort your evening. It is loaded with a baked potato and toppings. It is an instant pot which doesn’t even take much of your precious time.
How to Make
Melt soon spoons of butter as usual in the instant pot. Add some onions and celery and fry quickly with some fat. Now add in some chicken broth, potatoes, and carrots. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to your taste. Cover and heat it on high pressure for at least 9 minutes. After that let the pressure down for 5 minutes and do a quick release. Now add milk and cornstarch mix and put cream cheese. Stir the mixture thoroughly and add more flavor which will thicken it up. Now simmer the soup for some minutes and add on tasty toppings. Here’s your delicious treat ready!
Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodles have always been everyone’s favorite. So let’s try to make a delicious homemade chicken noodle soup. Nothing tastes better than chicken soup!
- Carrots, small onions
- Celery stalks, garlic cloves
- Black pepper, Salt
- Chicken stock, chicken thigh and breast pieces
- Fresh lemon juice
- Flat leaf parsley and Dill
- Uncooked egg noodles
- Olive oil
How to Make:
Heat a large pot or dish with oil at normal heat. Add garlic, onion, celery, and carrots in it. Cook it for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown, and stir it occasionally. Add chicken pieces and chicken stock and cook for a minute. Add salt and pepper according to taste and increase the heat to high until it boils. Cover with lid, reduce the heat and simmer till chicken is cooked thoroughly for 40-45 minutes. Now remove chicken from the pot and shred the thighs pieces. Chop breast into a bit larger pieces. Place the meat back in the pot, separate bones. Add on noodles and stir until tender, 7-9 minutes. Turn off the heat and now stir in dill, lemon juice, and parsley. Add pepper and salt.
Everyone knows about Tortilla chips. When we combine Tortilla chips with chicken soup the taste is matchless. If you are a fan of both chicken soup and tortillas, you must try this one!
- Chicken stock and chicken thighs
- Red bell pepper, garlic cloves and small onions (chopped)
- Can tomato sauce
- Drained can diced tomatoes
- Can green chilies.
- Ground cumin, dried oregano
- Chilli powder, Salt
- Black pepper
- 2 yellow squash, green beans
- Fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice
- Tortilla chips, sour cream, and jalapenos
Put a 4-quart slow cooker on a stove and add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, onion, bell pepper, garlic, chicken, oregano. Add salt and pepper according to taste. Cover it with lid and cook it thoroughly for 7 to 8 hours on low heat. Now increase the heat and cook for 3 to 4 hours. Add squash and green chilies, cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes. Remove the chicken and shred the meat separating bones. Now stir it in cilantro and lime juice. Now serve it with sour cream, cilantro, and jalapenos as toppings and tortilla chips on the side. Fill your tummy with this delightful soup!
Soup not only brings pleasure to one’s mouth and fills tummy but also has countless health benefits. Soups are high on fibers which keep your digestive system healthy and sound. Veggies in the soup provide you with essential vitamins and nutrients. It is a great source to balance your body fluids and maintain the water balance in the cells. It also nourishes your skin and keeps it fresh and clean. Some soups like Oat soups are full of minerals like potassium and magnesium which stabilizes your mineral deficiencies. Now warm yourself up in a cold evening with a delicious bowl of soup.