Soup isn’t just a chilly weather necessity. There’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of hearty goodness, no matter the season.
Creating a soup recipe from scratch is easy. It’s a great way to use up your close-to-the-end vegetables and leftover meat. Just toss it all into a pot with some broth and aromatics (don’t forget the ranch seasoning), and let it simmer. Soups are some of the easiest dishes to cook, and make for satisfying lunch ideas and dinnertime side dishes.
Want to step up your soup game? Choose a vegetable to feature – like butternut squash, red peppers or broccoli – and go heavy on that ingredient while you simmer, before blending it up to make a smooth puree. Frozen vegetable recipes are a breeze, since there’s no peeling or chopping involved. In fact, you’d be surprised at the beautiful, deeply flavored meals you can create with little more than vegetables, broth and ranch seasoning.
All of these delicious soup recipes freeze easily and can keep for months in the freezer. Plus, since soups often magically improve as they sit, we love them for leftovers. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the archives. We think you’ll love them too.