Soups are considered a nutritional powerhouse… a one-pot meal chock-full of vitamins, protein, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. This wholesome comfort food and classic staple of the American diet is now being featured more and more on restaurant menus and even on food delivery apps. Not only are soups typically very nourishing, but most of them can also be prepared with minimal effort and simple ingredients. Having a hard time thinking beyond the standard tomato and chicken noodle soup fare? Keep reading for a few new recipes that are sure to fill your winter days with satisfying warmth and flavor…
White Chicken Chili
This hearty chili is sure to warm you up even on the coldest of nights. Serve with grated Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips for a flavor-packed dish that will quickly become a family favorite. Yield: 6 servings.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in soup pot. Saute scallions, onions, green pepper, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, salt, sage, cumin, and pepper until soft. Remove mixture from pot. In same pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour and whisk briskly while adding cream. When thick and smooth, add chicken broth and milk. Stir in corn, beans, chicken, and spice mixture from earlier. Simmer on low for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring often. Serve hot with grated Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream on top and tortilla chips to dip with on the side.
Crockpot Corn Chowder
Nothing beats a crockpot for ease and convenience in getting dinner on the table. Soups and crockpots have proven to be the perfect partners in achieving this goal. Toss these ingredients into yours before work in the morning, and you will come home to amazing aromas and dinner done!
Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Serve with warm bread. Yield: 8 servings.
Calico Bean Soup
This colorful soup is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Loaded with six different types of beans, which are a terrific source of both fiber and protein, this filling soup packs loads of flavor and comfort into each nourishing bowl.
Add beans to a large stockpot. Cover with hot water and soak overnight. Drain and add 2 quarts of fresh water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 1 to 2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Stir in tomatoes and seasoning mix. Simmer, uncovered, 1 to 1 ½ hours or until beans are completely cooked. Serve with warm corn muffins. Yield: 6 servings.
The next time you have a craving for soup, remember that searching for a food delivery service near me can bring up a number of delicious local options. If, however, you would rather create your own steaming pot of happiness, hopefully you’ve gained some new inspiration here.
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