With a medley of barley, beef and vegetables, this thick, stew-like soup is brimming with flavor and texture. Every spoonful will warm you from head to toe on cold winter evenings.—Rachel Kohnen, Pomeroy, Iowa
“My husband and I make our own sauerkraut and grow many of the vegetables in this easy slow cooker soup,” relates Yvonne Kett of Appleton, Wisconsin. “It cooks all day and smells delicious when we come home from work. I usually assemble this the night before and put it in the fridge. Then I take it out and pop it in the slow cooker just before I leave for work in the morning.”
A packaged minestrone soup mix is jazzed up with cubed chicken, fresh zucchini, portobello mushrooms and crunchy croutons for this satisfying main course. It’s easy to prepare, yet seems like you fussed.
Looking for a filling, meatless meal in a bowl? Ladle up this delicious soup. It's a treasured favorite with my husband, five kids and grandkids—and guaranteed to warm body and soul. —Darlene Wiese-Appleby, Creston, Ohio
If you're looking for something special to fix on a holiday, look no further. This velvety soup is accented with tarragon, and the toasted bread topped with melted Brie cheese is the crowning touch.—Marie Hattrup, The Dalles, Oregon
“I created this soup in an effort to make my family's diet healthier. We have a bowl for lunch or with our dinner. It helps us get our daily helping of vegetables, and its delicious!”
—Jaime Sargent, Farmington, New York
After tasting a similar soup in a restaurant, I tinkered around with a few recipes at home and this was the result. The recipe might seem complicated, but it’s really not. And I love the blend of flavors.
Simmer up the earthy flavor of fresh mushrooms and the richness of Brie cheese in one delicious, creamy soup. I serve big bowlfuls to warm up everyone on chilly days.—Maria Emmerich, River Falls, Wisconsin