I live in Central PA where winters can get cold and windy. Ugh, I swear, the wind gets me more than the cold sometimes! But nothing warms me up more than a hot bowl of soup! I’ll share some of my favorites and some of my affiliate links to the products I use when we make soups and stews for winter!
What’s your favorite way to make soup? I pretty much stick to my slow cooker, but I think that’s only because I don’t have any quality stock pots. The stock pots I do have are pretty cheap and thin, so I have to constantly stand over them at the stove and stir otherwise the bottom gets too hot and everything burns.
But sometimes I am really in the mood for stews like my Turkey Corn Chowder that really needs to be made in a stock pot!
I was looking at these enamel-on-steel stockpots and am wondering if I should just take the plunge?? I have a Dutch oven like this already, and it is well worth the price. I use that at least once a week! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything in that gorgeous shade of blue.
But for now, I continue to use my slow cooker which has the added bonus of making the house smell great all day long! It’s my favorite way to make our favorite Parmesan Tomato Soup!
These recipes are perfect for soups and stews for winter on the days when nothing else will get you warm!
1. Turkey Chili (slow cooker)
2. Hearty Chicken Stew
3. Hearty Beef Stew
4. Pumpkin Curry Stew
5. Chickpea and Rice Stew
6. Beef and Guinness Stew
7. French Lentil Stew with Sausage
8. Veggie Quinoa Chowder (slow cooker)
9. Cheeseburger Soup (slow cooker)
10. Beef Beer and Barley in Bread Bowls
11. Thai Chicken and Coconut Quinoa Stew (slow cooker)
12. Southwestern Pork Stew (slow cooker)
13. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup
14. Pumpkin & Chickpea Stew
15. Cheesy Potato Soup
16. Jerk Shrimp Stew
17. Lemon Chicken Stew
18. Golden French Lentil
19. Braised Beef Stew with Cranberries
20. Ratatouille Quinoa Soup
And don’t be caught off-guard when it’s a cold day and you’re ready to make some soup to warm up! Make sure you have your supplies ready to go!