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It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

    Pureed potatoes help give this vegan cream of broccoli soup a silky texture without the cream! This is a fantastic trick to make dairy-free soups super creamy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    15 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...

    Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

    11 reviews

    This homemade version of the canned standard— has no dairy or preservatives. Try it in your favorite green bean casserole...

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    11 reviews

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop...

    Taco Stew

    12 reviews

    The ingredients are simple, but together they make this awesome stew. If you want to a little added crunch, crush...

    Creamy Carrot & Tomato Soup

    6 reviews

    I often double this recipe and freeze half so we can enjoy a taste of summer during the cold winter...

    Quick Savory Cheese Soup

    8 reviews

    This delicious soup recipe was shared by a friend and instantly became a hit with my husband. Its big cheese...

    Creamy Zucchini Soup

    4 reviews

    In our area, we use lots of zucchini. One day I decided to try a new recipe for it, and...

    Pureed Butternut Squash Soup

    2 reviews

    For several years, we've been enjoying this velvety, healthy soup at Thanksgiving. Butternut squash isn’t the easiest thing to cut...

    Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

    I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family...

    Manhattan Clam Chowder

    7 reviews

    I typically serve this chowder with a tossed salad and hot rolls. It is easy to make and tastes wonderful...

    Chunky Beef Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    For a satisfying lunch or dinner, serve bowls of this thick soup with fresh-baked bread. Brimming with chunks of veggies,...

    Green Bean Chili

    4 reviews

    When folks hear this recipe's name, they're certainly skeptical. But after one taste, they're asking for the recipe! This chili...

    Meatball Minestrone

    4 reviews

    Just thinking about this soup simmering on the stove gets me hungry! The homemade meatballs are so tasty. —Esther Perea,...

    Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Soup

    3 reviews

    My husband is Greek, so I'm always trying new Mediterranean recipes. This lemon chicken orzo soup is his favorite dish...

    Reuben Soup

    14 reviews

    When we're lucky (or have been good—I'm not certain which), this soup is served in the staff cafeteria at my...

    Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

    41 reviews

    My hearty soup uses herbs and vegetables from the garden along with convenient pantry items, so it’s easy, fast and...

    Anti-Vampire Potion (Butternut Squash & Garlic Soup)

    I remember making this velvety soup with my mom. Butternut squash gives it warm color, and garlic wards off any...

    Cream of Butternut Soup

    7 reviews

    Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and a little sherry do an incredible job of seasoning this slightly sweet butternut soup. After I...

    Golden Gouda Mushroom Soup

    10 reviews

    Here’s a fantastic first course for guests. Rich, creamy and cheesy, it will warm you from the inside out and...

    Hot Dogs with Chili Beans

    1 review

    This was a recipe my mom used often when I was growing up. These hot dogs were a favorite summertime...

    Creamy Butternut Squash & Sage Soup

    6 reviews

    I recently started experimenting with new soup recipes, and finally created a rich squash version that omits heavy cream altogether,...

    Curried Parsnip Soup

    7 reviews

    “My mum used to make this recipe at home in England, where parsnips are more widely used than here. It’s...

    Asparagus Cheese Soup

    2 reviews

    Thyme has a sweet, savory flavor that really enhances a variety of dishes, including this creamy soup.—Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, MA

    Cheesy Chili

    12 reviews

    My six grandchildren enjoy feasting on big bowls of this zesty chili. It's so creamy and tasty, you can even...

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    Sour Cream Potato Soup

    14 reviews

    This special soup is a true family favorite. I received the recipe from my sister and then passed it on...

    Swiss Potato Soup

    21 reviews

    You have a few options when it comes to fixing this soup—it can also be made in the microwave or...

    White Chili with Hominy

    11 reviews

    To make this chili a day ahead, cool, cover and chill after removing from the heat. The next day, reheat...

    Asian Vegetable-Beef Soup

    21 reviews

    My husband is Korean American, and I enjoy working Asian flavors into our menus. This tasty soup was something I...

    Cheesy Cream of Asparagus Soup

    6 reviews

    Kids may not want to try a vegetable soup, but once they spoon up a mouthful of this cheesy variety,...

    Tuscan Turkey Soup

    18 reviews

    Ladle up this quick, creamy soup chock-full of leftover turkey, pumpkin and beans to your hungry family and friends. It's...