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Soups, Stews & Chilies Recipes For Two

Looking for soup, stew, and chili recipes for two? Find recipes for two including chicken soup for two, beef stew for two, and more soup recipes for two from the cooking for two magazine.

Grandma's Tomato Soup

Grandma's Tomato Soup

Grandma's Tomato Soup

THIS RECIPE is my grandmother's. Originally Gram even made the tomato juice in it from scratch! Every time I return to Massachusetts for a visit home, Gram has this soup simmering on the stove. She's always loved to cook, and at age 95, she still enjoys making tomato soup and other favorite dishes. -Gerri Sysun, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Mother's Potato Soup

Mother's Potato Soup

Mother's Potato Soup

MANY of our family-favorite recipes came from my mother-in-law, who was a wonderful cook. My husband inherited her love of cooking, and he enjoys stirring up her recipes, including this fabulous soup. We've often treated our friends to this dish, and one young man even asked for the recipe when he went off to college. —Louella Kightlinger Erie, Pennsylvania

Clam Chowder for One

Clam Chowder for One

Clam Chowder for One

If you love the classic clam chowders served in many restaurants, I know you'll enjoy this recipe. It tastes better than any other versions I've tried. You'll be delighted with this soup's easy preparation.—Donna Smith, Fairport, New York
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French Onion Soup with Provalone

French Onion Soup with Provalone

French Onion Soup with Provalone

I ADAPTED a basic recipe to copy the onion soup served at my favorite restaurant. No matter what my entree, I always ordered the soup. Now I can make it at home. It's a meal in itself or an impressive beginning to a full-course meal. -Barbara Brunner, Steelton, Pennsylvania

Ham Stew for Two

Ham Stew for Two

Ham Stew for Two

THIS DISH is one my husband and I enjoy any time of the year, and if I don't have leftover ham, I buy a thick slice and use that. Served with a salad and rolls, it's a quick meal for two, but it's also easily adapted for a larger number. -Judy Hall, Lockport, Illinois

Anniversary Chowder

Anniversary Chowder

Anniversary Chowder

WE celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with dinner at a lovely pre-Revolutionary War restaurant in Pennsylvania, where I enjoyed a wonderful salmon chowder. I wanted to duplicate it, so I put this recipe together, using salmon we had purchased in Alaska. It's a thick hearty soup. -Barbara Harrison, Ringoes, New Jersey

Barley Burger Stew

Barley Burger Stew

Barley Burger Stew

"I found this hearty stew recipe in an old cookbook purchased at a flea market," recalls Judy McCarthy of Derby, Kansas. "The blend of beef and barley really hits the spot on cool days."

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup

"I love eating a big bowl of this colorful fresh-tasting soup on a winter's day," confides Ruth Wimmer of Bland, Virginia. "What a great way to warm up!"

5-Ingredient Tomato Soup

5-Ingredient Tomato Soup

5-Ingredient Tomato Soup

A few handy pantry items inspired Gail Westing of Landfall, Minnesota to create this fresh-tasting tomato soup. "It's super easy...and oh-so-good!" she notes.

Quick Cream of Broccoli Soup

Quick Cream of Broccoli Soup

Quick Cream of Broccoli Soup

WHEN OUR two sons left home (in the same year) to build their own "nests", we had lots of adjustments to make, especially in our menus. This recipe works well for us. It's easy, healthy and tasty. My husband's favorite vegetable is broccoli, so this soup makes his day! -Elsie Quance, Newark, New York

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

A NEIGHBOR brought over her children's cookbook to show us, and I discovered this recipe for our favorite soup in it! Not only is it delicious, but it's easy to prepare and makes a small amount perfect for my husband and me. It tastes like "restaurant" soup but is lower in fat. -Linda Mumm, Davenport, Iowa
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