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10 of My Favorite Soup Recipes

I’m a total winter warrior.  I love fall and winter, I love the snow, and I love the cold!  I’d take big comfy blankets and cozy pajama pants over a bikini at the beach any day!  And the best thing about cold weather…SOUP.

I love soup.  The slow cooker is probably my favorite machine in the kitchen…followed very closely, if not equal to, the stand mixer…and I love that I can just pile in a bunch of odds and ends and have a delicious soup when I get home from work.

From thin brothy recipes to thick creamy soups that seriously warm the soul, these 10 amazing soup recipes are sure to make this coming winter just a little more enjoyable for everyone!

Pinterest Top 10:  My Favorite Soup Recipes

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Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup
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Creamy Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
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Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
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Turkey Sausage, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup
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Irish Beer Cheese Soup
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Easy Thai Shrimp Soup
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Creamy Leek and Potato Soup
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Easy Wonton Soup
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Southwestern Chicken Tortellini Soup
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Want to see more of my favorite recipes?  Check out my Pinterest board, Favorite Recipes!

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Cheese Tortellini Soup with Chicken and Kale

In my apartment, Sunday means 1 thing…sports.  More specifically, Bears.  My boyfriend is a huge sports fan and Sunday is his day to watch men pummel and pound each other while enjoying the simple thrill of throwing a ball around 😉

I kid, but I know how important sports are to him…and to the general population of Chicago.  I grew up in a household where Sunday was football day and we’d all gather around the TV with a bowl of hot chili or soup.  I cherish those memories so much that I often crave chili or soup every Sunday afternoon.

This is my favorite go-to soup recipe.  It’s hearty, but light…filled with veggies and garlic.  Like many soups, you can add or omit to your taste, but I highly suggest you try this soup as is.  It’s delicious and nutritious, and perfect for an afternoon of football.

This recipe originally calls for spinach rather than kale, but I love kale so much in this soup!  It goes perfectly with all the other flavors.  If you’d rather add spinach, add it right before serving…as you don’t want it to wilt too much.  The kale has a similar taste, but holds up better to the heat (meaning temperature) of the soup.  And if you’d rather use meat tortellini, go right ahead!  Try adding Italian sausage instead of chicken and using meat tortellini rather than cheese.  This is a great soup for mixing and matching…so be creative and have fun!  Oh, and GO BEARS!

Cheese Tortellini Soup with Chicken and Kale

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast fillets (or 2 full chicken breasts)
  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 14-oz cans of chicken broth
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bunch kale
  • Water
  • 2 medium carrots, cut up into matchsticks
  • 12-19 oz cheese filled tortellini

Directions:

  1.  Season chicken with salt and pepper, if desired.  Cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Cook chicken in oil in soup pot.  When chicken has slightly browned, add garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in broth and add equal parts water (if you add 2 cans broth, fill both cans with water and add that as well).  Bring to a simmer, then add mushrooms and carrots.
  4. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.  Add tortellini and let simmer 5-6 minutes.  Reduce heat and add kale.  Let cook 2 minutes.  Serve.

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Tortellini Soup with Chicken and Spinich

I have been craving soup like no one’s business.  It’s been cold and rainy in Chicago and nothing goes with a rainy day like soup and a Johnny Depp movie 🙂

So last night we whipped up this batch of chicken tortellini soup that seriously warmed my soul.  It’s perfect for a weekday meal because it’s so easy to make!

Soup for the Soul

Ingredients:

12 oz. chicken breast

2 TBS olive oil

3 cloves garlic

2 14.5 oz cans of chicken stock

3 cups sliced mushrooms

2 cups fresh torn spinich

1 3/4 cup water

2 carrots, sliced into matchsticks or chopped into bite-sized pieces

19 oz. cheese filled tortellini

1.  Cut up chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook in the oil in a large soup stock pot (this is a 1 pot chop n’ drop kind of thing).

2.  Add garlic and cook 5 minutes, or until garlic is soft.

3.  Stir in broth and add rest of ingredients, except spinach and tortellini.

4.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium.  Add tortellini and let simmer until noodles are ready.  Stir in spinach just before serving.

5.  Enjoy!  PS-your kitchen will smell AMAZING!

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