Soups & Stews

A white bowl of shrimp laksa soup with a small bowl of crispy fried shallots, a spoon, and a container of chopsticks on the side.

Shrimp Laksa Soup

A southeast Asian standby that comes together surprisingly simply. What results is supremely satiating.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo

Comforting. Satiating. Easy. Authentic. One-pot. And adaptable for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, or stovetop. You’re welcome.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what folks are saying about this gumbo.

  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with carrot ginger soup, with a spoon resting inside and a plate of carrots beside it.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Easy, healthy, simple, vegan, and done in an hour. And, most importantly, absolutely scrumptious.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A yellow Dutch oven filled with white bean and chicken chili, topped with pieces of bacon.

White Bean and Chicken Chili

Stop your scoffing. This may not be conventional chili, but it’s no sissy imposter. It’s just a little subtler, soupier, and smokier.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A stock pot filled with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, onion, carrots, and parsley for making roast chicken stock.

Roast Chicken Stock

Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 6 H
  • 2
A person dipping a piece of bread into a bowl of butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash Soup

A most gratifying use for a gangly gourd, this silken butternut squash soup all but defines autumn.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 12
A white bowl of caldo verde, or Portuguese kale soup with thinly sliced kale and a single chorizo coin floating in the center.

Portuguese Kale Soup | Caldo Verde

Considered Portugal’s national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 79
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously satiating riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for healthier ones made with turkey along with the lilt of lemon.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A white bowl of French lentil soup, topped with ribbons of chard.

French Lentil Soup

Hearty, healthy, comforting as heck, and it comes together in a single pot and makes ample leftovers to see you through the rest of the week.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A brown ceramic bowl filled with Portuguese fish chowder, made with fish, potatoes, chouriço, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Portuguese Fish Chowder

An intoxicatingly aromatic Portuguese classic that’s a tomato-based combo of stew and soup and chowder made of fish, potatoes, and chorizo.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
A small bowl of lemon wedges and two white bowls of deep purple summer borscht with a dollop or sour cream and sprinkling of chives in each.

Summer Borscht

An easy and elegant version of the traditional Russian winter soup that’s refreshing (and healthy) as heck.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6