No matter the season, soup is guaranteed to please. Whether you’re looking for a simple starter, light lunch, or hearty dinner, we have soup recipes that will satisfy you and your family. While this collection is certainly filled with recipes our editors love, they’re ultimately your picks! We combed through the archives and rounded up the 30 soup recipes that have been most popular with our readers.
It all starts with the French Onion Soup you see right here. The rich, savory base for this recipe is made with three pounds of sweet onions that cook low and slow in extra-virgin olive oil under they’re super tender and caramelized. They then continue to cook in beef stock (homemade is preferable), plus fresh earthy herbs and a little bit of vermouth. The soup is ladled into individual ramekins and topped with thick slices of rustic bread and nutty grated Gruyère cheese; the soup ramekins are broiled in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly on top. Even if you’re not dining along the Seine, this ultra-indulgent soup is sure to warm your soul even on the coldest of days.
Other classic soup recipes that are consistently among our readers’ favorites include our basic chicken soup, tomato soup (which we love to serve with a grilled cheese sandwich), minestrone, vegetable soup, and split pea soup.
The beauty of many of our soup recipes is that you can customize them based on what vegetables are in season. Add squash and zucchini during the summertime or root vegetables during winter, or adjust the recipes slightly based on what you already have on. Whatever you decide, just make sure these all-star soup recipes are on your radar the next time a craving for something incredibly comforting strikes.