Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders

Hearty, Healthy, Delicious!

October 2, 2018
Soup Season!
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It’s soup season here at the Almanac! There’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup, especially in cool or rainy weather. These stew, chowder, and soup recipes will give you warmth and plenty of leftovers.

Best Soup Recipes

German Potato Soup (Pictured above)

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German Potato Soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup 
Meat, legumes, and a leafy green—what more could you ask for in a soup? To add even more color and sweetness, substitute diced winter squash for the potato. Whether you use potato or squash, add cooked pasta at the end and you’ve got minestrone!

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Aroostook Potato and Broccoli Soup 
A hearty, potato-based soup designed for cold winters—like those in northern Maine, where this recipe originates from.


Vermont Butternut Squash Soup 
Sweet maple syrup really brings out the butternut squash!

Vermont Butternut Squash Soup. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.
Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Potato and Kale Soup 
We served this Potato and Kale Soup to the Almanac editors and everyone loved it! The soup is especially welcome in the winter months, when kale is at its peak.

Potato and Kale Soup. Photo by Gaus Alex/Shutterstock.
Photo Credit: Gaus Alex/Shutterstock

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Everything you love about Mexican food made into a soup! Spices and a jalapeño pepper give this soup a slight kick, but feel free to adjust it for your own taste.

Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo by Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock
Photo Credit: Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock 

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Set it and forget it—that’s the beauty of slow cookers! With just a little prep and patience, you can make this delicious French onion soup.

French Onion Soup. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

More Soup Recipes

Stew Recipes

Chowder Recipes

Tip: To boost the nutritional content of soups, simply add grains or beans. See our Guide to Grains.

See our full archive of recipes for Soups, Stews, and Chowders.

What’s your favorite soup, stew, or chowder? Let us know in the comments!


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Beef Stew

I'm looking for a recipe for Beef Stew without all the tomatoes etc in it, My Mother and Gramma made it I only know it had Beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions in it, but I don't know what she used for seasonings other than salt and pepper. :-)

beef stew without tomatoes

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Hi, Elva. Perhaps you would enjoy our recipe for Irish Beef Stew.