We are a family of soup lovers. When our kids were growing up, soup was on the menu at least once a week and often more than that.
Big pots of soup packed with protein and vegetables were just such a convenient way to feed a busy family with different schedules that I’d often make a pot or two on the weekend and we’d reheat it as needed throughout the week.
Convenience aside, what’s not to love about soup?
There is just nothing better on a cold winter night than a warm bowl of soup. And, just in case we needed another reason to eat more soup, research suggests that our brains are likely to make a connection between physical warmth and social warmth.
Soup literally makes us feel warm, cozy, and cared for. ♥️ But, we already knew that, didn't we?
Before we get to the recipes, I should point out that my preference is for soup that is rich, thick, and packed with a variety of ingredients and flavors. You’ll find nothing “watery” on this list and every single recipe is an entire meal unto itself.
These are the kind of soup recipes that are a complete answer to the question about what’s for dinner. Nothing on this list requires anything else to go with it except maybe a hunk of crusty bread, a buttery dinner roll, a flaky buttermilk biscuit, or a stack of warm flour tortillas.