11 Comforting Winter Soup Recipes

The winter months in Minnesota leave me continuously craving a nice warm bowl of soup. That being said, it is great to have variety but sometimes you just don't have the energy to think of new ideas. Not to worry, here are some comforting winter soup recipes to eat now or to stock your freezer. While you are at it, consider making some French bread to dip into the many soups of your future.


The first thing that comes to mind when I think about winter soups is a rich and creamy broth. Even my lactose-intolerance can't stop me from enjoying a bowl or two.

Minnesota wild rice soup being dipped into by French bread.

Minnesota Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

In this chicken wild rice soup, the slight bite of the wild rice melds with the creaminess of the broth, for an infinitely satisfying experience.

Love wild rice? Take a peek at some wild rice recipe ideas.

Loaded Pierogi Soup

Loaded Pierogi Soup

An easy, healthy and creamy soup with the goodness of loaded pierogies!

Are perogis your jam? Make them the easy way with this air fryer perogies recipe.

A close up of creamy sausage and tortellini soup

Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Soup

A creamy, comforting soup with italian sausage, cheese tortellini, and spinach.

Use any extra Italian sausage for some baked burrata pasta.

Instant Pot

Pressure cookers can really make life easier, particularly when you forget to defrost your meat.

Instant Pot Gnocchi Soup (Vegetarian) - Culinary Shades

Instant Pot Gnocchi Soup (Vegetarian) - Culinary Shades

This is an easy recipe to make creamy Olive Garden inspired potato gnocchi soup in the instant pot. It is loaded with vegetables like spinach and broccoli.

Have extra gnocchi? Try out this 15 minute creamy pesto gnocchi.

Instant Pot Miso Soup

Instant Pot Miso Soup

Instant Pot Miso Soup, a delicious and simple vegan recipe for homemade soup that can be made in a pressure cooker pot
Delicious Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup!

Delicious Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup!

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup is a wholesome and delicious hearty soup made with stew meat, pearl barley and lots of veggies and seasonings. Make it quickly on a busy night or prepare ahead and freeze for later!

Slow Cooker

Crockpots are great for days when you have low energy but want to have a warm meal by the end of the day. These soups meet that goal without sacrificing flavor.

Crock Pot Chicken Pho

Crock Pot Chicken Pho

With your slow cooker, you can make your own Vietnamese noodle soup! Our Crock Pot Chicken Pho is our take on this classic with an incredibly flavorful broth but with a little added nutrition from fresh bok choy. Making this Asian chicken noodle soup at home is easier than you may think!

You can also make cheaper and lower waste pho by using trimmings from beef, chicken or pork for the broth base.

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Crock Pot

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Crock Pot

This delicious and easy homemade slow cooker Ham and Potato Soup Recipe is made in the crockpot and perfect to cook in cool weather or with leftover ham.

Vegetarian and Vegan

Miso Dumpling Soup (15 Minutes) - Naturallie Plant Based

Miso Dumpling Soup (15 Minutes) - Naturallie Plant Based

This simple miso dumpling soup can be made in just 15 minutes! A cozy, delicious soup you will make over and over again.
Winter Root Vegetable Soup - Through The Fibro Fog

Winter Root Vegetable Soup - Through The Fibro Fog

This root vegetable soup is hearty and warming, and full of healthy ingredients. Perfect for a lunch or dinner in the winter months.

The extra butternut squash can be made into a flavorful squash and sage risotto.

Hearty Lentil Soup

A comforting, protein packed vegetarian lentil soup.

Now go forth and make soup! Your future self will thank you.

Keep your belly full, your mind engaged, and your heart open.


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