Beef Bourguignon in an Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Winter Soups and Stews to Warm and Comfort

Last Updated on January 15, 2021

As the cold weather starts to roll in, we often turn to recipes that add to the coziness at home. Winter soups and stews are perfect for this time of year since a little can go a long way. Not only are they bursting with flavor, but each comforting bowl will fill you right up.

So what are you waiting for? Combat the winter blues with this list of hearty soups and stews.

Butternut Squash Ginger Soup

This winter warmer is a cozy blend of sweet, savory, and spicy—and it takes very little time and effort. If you want to kick it up a notch, substitute bone broth for the water in this butternut squash ginger soup. Serve the soup with fresh sautéed kale and ground sausage.

Beef Bourguignon

The French have it right when it comes to flavor, richness, and adding wine to meals. Beef Bourguignon is no exception. With tender beef and vegetables slow-cooked in a reduced red wine broth, this stew will keep you warm when the winter cold presses in.

beef bourguignon in a bowl with bread and potatoes

Three Sisters Soup

Corn, beans, and squash—referred to as the Three Sisters—were staples in many Native American diets. This Three Sisters soup is an easy, vegetarian option packed with nutrition and flavor. It’s also one of the oldest recipes from our continent.

Chicken Immunity-Boosting Soup

It’s no surprise that our immune systems need a boost in the winter. This chicken soup with tumeric is set to do just that, by ramping up your typical chicken soup with superfoods, bone broth, and turmeric.

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

leftover turkey pot pie

Winter is a great time to roast, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to use all those leftovers. This turkey pot pie soup recipe combines all of your favorite pot pie ingredients in a body-warming soup, and is the perfect follow-up meal to a roast turkey dinner.

Cauliflower Bacon Soup

cauliflower bacon soup

Everything tastes better with bacon, and this cauliflower bacon soup is a prime example. The salty, smoky bacon balances the creamy cauliflower and potatoes to make this a perfect winter pick-me-up.

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