Oct 13
2013

What’s Cookin’…My Best Soup Recipes

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With the chilly weather setting in, I’m diving into my recipe box for my best soup recipes. The list includes vegetarian and slow cooker options.
What's Cookin'...My Best Soup Recipes | cookincanuck.com #soup

Let me tell you why “Don’t knock it ’til you try it” is my motto for soup recipes. In my early twenties, I traveled to Zimbabwe with my parents to visit family friends who lived there for several years. Working for the Canadian government in a foreign affairs role, our friends had a wonderful chef cooking their meals. One minute he could put together a meal for 20, and the next he could turn around and present a casual, flavorful meal.

Each day of our visit, I looked forward to lunchtime, when Chef whipped up the most amazing soups. Most of the soups were vegetable-based, pureeing together various steamed or sauteed vegetables, cleverly using up leftovers from the previous evening’s meal.

So, what does one do when the previous evening’s vegetable was Caesar salad?

Make soup, of course! That’s right, Chef threw the dressing-coated leaves of romaine into the blender, along with some broth, and hit “Puree”. The result? One of the best and surprising soups I’ve ever tasted.

None of the recipes below involve leftover salad, but they are some of my family’s favorite soup recipes. There’s a little something for everyone, from seafood to chicken to vegetarian.

Set that soup simmering on the stovetop, and curl up with a bowl of steaming soup by dinnertime. And don’t forget to serve the leftovers for lunch the next day.

To check out some of my favorite soup finds from around the web, follow my Pinterest board, Soups: Chilly & Toasty.

Weekly Recipes | cookincanuck.com
Don’t miss out on the new recipes posted this week, Healthy Spiced Pumpkin, Yogurt & Granola Parfait (breakfast or dessert…you decide) and One-Pot Beet, Rosemary & Kale Arborio Rice Pilaf (vibrant colors and surprisingly easy).

The recipes:

Hearty Chicken Sausage, Roasted Pepper and Whole Wheat Orzo Soup Recipe | cookincanuck.com #soup #chicken
Hearty Chicken Sausage, Roasted & Whole Wheat Orzo Soup

Fisherman's Soup Recipe with Tilapia, Shrimp, Tomatoes & Capers | cookincanuck.com #soup
Fisherman’s Soup with Tilapia, Shrimp, Tomatoes & Capers

What's Cookin'...My Best Soup Recipes | cookincanuck.com
Winter Vegetable Soup with Butternut Squash & Cauliflower

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe with Black Beans & Corn | cookincanuck.com #soup #slowcooker #crockpot
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans & Corn (Slow Cooker)

Hearty Lentil & Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #soup
Hearty Lentil & Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika

Tortellini Soup with Mushrooms & Spinach Recipe | cookincanuck.com #soup
Tortellini Soup with Balsamic Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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1 Kalyn October 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

All your soups look so good to me!

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2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I love soup, any of these would make a perfect fall meal!

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3 amanda October 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

All these look yummy! And soup makes a great one dish meal!

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4 Krysten October 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I absolutely love soups! Especially with this cold weather coming on! I have been blogging a couple soups lately! I will definitely try this one in the next week or two.

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5 Deborah October 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Seriously – I want to jump into every one of those!

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6 Maria October 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I’ve made 2 out of these 6 recipes – the Winter Vegetable with Squash & Cauliflower and the Tortellini with Caramelized balsamic mushrooms – the latter of which I actually made last night.

The winter vegetable was good, very warming, and hit the spot. I think I will put beans in next time because I was hungry shortly after eating it.

But that tortellini soup? Holy mother of god… I have never made a soup that good. It was so simple and easy and SOOO GOOD. My boyfriend and I are fighting over the leftovers. I have made so many of your recipes over the years but this is easily one of the best.

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7 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 15, 2013 at 6:28 am

Thanks so much, Maria! It’s been too long since I’ve made the tortellini soup. Your comment makes me want to run out today and buy the ingredients. I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup so much!

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