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    Holy Moly Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but it'd be lovely for family get-togethers or potlucks during the holidays! Crushed red pepper flakes really turn up the heat. —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois

    Pressure Cooker Creamy Pesto Chicken Stew

    I am a fan of thick stews and soups, so this dish is perfect! It's similar to a creamy broccoli...


    Grandma’s Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

    I've made this soup weekly since I modified my grandma's recipe for the pressure cooker. Chicken soup, especially this one,...


    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...


    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    2 reviews

    The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people...

    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Hearty Pork Bean Soup

    4 reviews

    It's wonderful to come home to this pork bean soup dinner simmering away in a slow cooker, especially on a...

    Vegan French Onion Soup

    This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep...


    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    1 review

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


    Beef Taco Chili

    This one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival....

    Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

    1 review

    One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright...


    Spicy Peruvian Potato Soup

    1 review

    This robust Peruvian soup (known there as locro de papa) has the comfort of potatoes and the warming spiciness of...


    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

    Our family is big on soup. This favorite is quick to make and very tasty, giving me plenty of time...


    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...


    Pressure-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

    I love indulgent cream soups but not the fat that goes along with them. The velvety texture of this healthier...

    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


    Pressure-Cooker English Pub Split Pea Soup

    2 reviews

    This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of today's appliances, I can spend...


    Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

    3 reviews

    When my husband and kids tried this soup, they all had to have seconds. Now they're happy anytime I put...


    Slow-Cooked Black Bean Soup

    3 reviews

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    3 reviews

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


    Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    2 reviews

    This healthy, warming soup is a satisfying vegetarian recipe, but you can use chicken broth or add cooked meat if...


    Weeknight Turkey Tortilla Soup

    5 reviews

    This is now my family's most requested soup—so much so that they will make sure I have leftover turkey. You...

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    The Best Ever Tomato Soup

    10 reviews

    Creamy, rich and bursting with brightness, this tomato soup recipe is the ultimate sidekick to a grilled cheese sandwich. You...


    Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

    3 reviews

    Thai food lovers will go crazy for this soup. It has a deep flavor from the combination of onion, coconut...


    Smoky Peanut Butter Chili

    3 reviews

    I eliminated beans from my standard chili recipe and added peanut butter and peanuts just for fun. Wow, it was...


    Santa Fe Chili

    37 reviews

    This colorful and hearty chili is perfect for heartwarming, holiday get-togethers. My family has been enjoying it for years. —Laura...


    Sausage Corn Chowder

    5 reviews

    This hearty soup has been a family favorite since I first acquired the recipe from a popular Wisconsin restaurant. Served...


    German Vegetable Soup

    35 reviews

    My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the...