Fill up with this collection of cream soups, including recipes for potato soup, broccoli soup, cauliflower soup, clam chowder, pea soup, wild rice soup, creamy chicken soup, cream of vegetable soup, cream of turkey soup, reuben soup and more.
I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in. It was so wonderful that I asked for the recipe, and I’ve been fixing it ever since. —Edie Irwin, Cornwall, New York
"The first time I made this creamy satisfying soup, it instantly became my family's favorite," recalls Stephanie Moon, of Boise, Idaho. "It is perfect on chilly days. Even those who don't normally like Swiss cheese savor this delicious soup."
"This soup is particularly good to take along for lunch with a sandwich or a salad," suggest Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "It is also just fine served cold. Most often, I make the recipe ahead and keep it in the fridge."
A buttery mushroom flavor blends with potatoes, leeks and carrots to make this soup hearty and warming. A big steaming bowl hits the spot on a cold fall day. Waxy red potatoes and all-purpose Yukon Golds hold together well in boiling water.
If you like cream of tomato soup, try making it with purchased roasted red peppers. Using jarred roasted red peppers makes it extra easy and pureeing the soup in a blender gives it a nice smooth texture.
Carolyn Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska writes, “I tasted a soup similar to this in a restaurant and liked it so much I spent the entire next week trying to duplicate it. I came up with this, and now it's one of my family's favorites.”
Onion, parsley, paprika and beer flavor this smooth rich soup sent in by Sharon Lock of Forman, North Dakota. “A family friend used to invite us up for Sunday supper and served this several times,” Sharon recalls. “It was so simple and good, I got the recipe for my daughter, who was just learning to cook.”
"Soups featuring potatoes and leeks are popular in Scotland, where I first tasted this dish in a cozy pub," Laura Sebranek of Green Bay, Wisconsin recalls. "For variety, add a cup of cooked lentils," she suggests.