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17 Hearty Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm This Winter

by the editorial team Published on 27 November 2015
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There's just something about a bowl of soup or stew on a cold winter's evening that you can't beat: it's warming, comforting and definitely one of our favourite things about the colder seasons. So whether you're looking for quick and easy recipes or indulgent five-hour slow cooks, we've put together 17 soups and stews that are sure to warm your cockles this winter. Nom. Nom.

Cold nights and hearty soups and stews go together like chestnuts and an open fire. Make the fight through winter a little easier and a lot more tasty with our round up of the delicious recipes. Happy souping!

1. One-Pot Vietnamese Beef Stew

We can't think of anything better than a pot of warming meaty stew for the colder months. With a mix of beef, shallots chillies and butternut squash, this stew ticks all the boxes.

Here's the recipe.

2. French Onion Soup

Topped with oozing cheese and toasted croutons, this onion soup is filled with a generous portion of caramelised onions and a rich, flavoursome beef broth made from scratch. This French onion soup is crazy delicious.

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3. Mexican Meatball Soup

If you love Mexican food, this is the soup for you. It's smokey, spicy and tastes amazing. The perfect dinner for a cold winter evening. NOM NOM.

Here's how to make it.

4. Creamy Red Wine And Fresh Mushroom Stew

Fresh mushrooms, baby onions, garlic, rosemary and red wine. This stew is like a cuddle in a bowl. Gimme.

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5. Indian Spiced Stew With Chicken And Potatoes

Flavourful, warming with and with a added kick. The added chicken and potatoes makes this a filling dinner. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt and some naan bread for scoping purposes of course.

Here's the recipe.

6. Beefy Tomato Soup

Quick, easy and only needs one pot. We're already sold. This is one dinner everyone is sure to enjoy, it tastes like lasagna in a soup form. YUM!

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7. Insanely Good Oxtail Stew

Like the name suggests this recipe is insanely good, what else do you expect from the naked chef Jamie Oliver? This mix of flavours makes for an amazing dinner, and we suggest you make extra servings because you're gonna want left overs.

Here's the recipe.

8. Chicken Khao Soi

This Thai-inspired soup is basically perfection. The Thai flovours of curry powder, turmeric and coconut really add something special to this dish.

Here's the recipe.

9. Loaded Veggie Nacho Soup

Healthy and comforting all at the same time. Loaded with veggies, chillies, fresh salsa and avocados. Oh and it's topped with baked chili cheese tortilla crisps. YES PLEASE!

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10. Duck Ramen Soup

Just look at the bowl of goodness. Made with duck broth (the best part), the soup is filled with so much flavour. It's sure to be your new firm favourite.

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11. Roasted Cauliflower And Kale Soup

Satisfy your comfort food craving with this super green soup. The kale adds the lovely colour and the cauliflower gives the soup a lovely creamy texture. You need to make this.

Here's the recipe.

12. Tortellini Soup With Italian Sausage And Spinach

Tomato soup has been pimped! The added spicy Italian sausage, spinach and cheesy tortellini makes this a special tomato soup. This is one yummy, cheesy dish.

Here's the recipe.

13. Sweet Potato And Chickpea Stew

Soothing and comforting, this soup tastes and smells amazing. Just pop all the ingredients into a box, and the stew basically cooks it self.

Here's the recipe.

14. Creamy Chicken And Mushroom Soup

Comforting and creamy, this soup is SO GOOD! Mushroom, chicken, garlic and rosemary the ingredients for the perfect home cooked soup.

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15. Moroccan Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Soup With Coconut Ginger Cream And Pistachios

This recipe proves that soup can be so freaking exciting. The flavours, the colours and the textures. It's just delicious.

Here's the recipe.

16. Easy Thai Shrimp Soup

Easy, delicious and full of Asian flavours. If you're not a fan of shrimp, you can easily swap it for chicken, pork or even tofu for a vegetarian option.

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17. ​Gumbo-laya Soup

Turn up the heat this winter with this gumbo-laya soup. A mix of spicy sausage, chicken, shrimp and okra. Eat it alone, or add some garlic rice if you fancy some carbs.

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This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

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