Without a doubt, one of the best things about winter-time cooking (for me, anyway), is making my own soup from scratch. I have a collection of favourite easy soup recipes that I turn to time and time again during the winter months because I love making homemade soups, and my family loves eating them. Served with a crusty loaf and a salad, a bowl of homemade soup can be a hearty weekday dinner in winter, or an easy but filling, week-end lunch.
All of these homemade soups are easy to make, and they’re healthy, hearty, and unbelievably delicious!
Click on the titles below to get the full, detailed recipe for each soup.
Easy Soup Recipes
Butternut Squash Soup – this butternut squash and potato soup is rich, creamy and full of flavour. Because it’s pureed smooth, it’s a hit with even the youngest (and pickiest) eaters.
Best Homemade Tomato Soup – this really IS the best homemade tomato soup. It’s so darn easy to make, and it tastes like you’re sipping summertime right out of a bowl.
Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup – I love to make this soup when we’re planning a day outdoors in the wintertime. Just pop all the ingredients into the crock pot, and when you come home, dinner is ready and waiting for you.
Zuppa Toscana (an Olive Garden Knock-Off) – this soup is the nectar of the Gods. It’s my all-time favourite homemade soup recipe. If you’ve ever had the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, you’ll agree, this is a dead-ringer. In fact, some say this homemade version is even better!
Hearty Beef and Barley Soup – this soup is a favourite among my family and my daycare hooligans. It’s so thick and filling, it eats more like a stew than a soup. You can cook it on the stove-top, or you can toss everything into the slow-cooker, and let it take care of itself.
Potato, Leek and Ham Soup – This soup is one of the quickest and easiest to make. It takes very little effort, and it’s ready to serve in about a half hour. This is one that my entire family just loves!
If you’re looking for a fantastic side to serve with your homemade soup, try my bread machine dinner rolls. They’re super-easy and SO delicious!
Check back often! I’ll be adding more easy soup recipes to this collection!