There is nothing like soup to comfort the soul. A hearty, homemade soup can warm and satisfy and for the brief time that it is enjoyed slow the pace of our hectic lives.
The bounty of each season can be celebrated in a hearty or light, warm or chilled, sweet or savoury bowl of soup. Soups should be homey and harness your inner artist when preparing them. Don’t be afraid to experiment or go off script. Use up leftovers or those vegetables before they go to waste. Here are 10 classic recipes for soup inspiration. Enjoy!
A big bowl of this steaming hot soup loaded with lentils, barley, sweet potatoes, celery and carrots is sure to warm you up on a cold winter day.
Recipe and image courtesy of GoBarley.com.
The classic combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich, with a twist! Fresh basil, honey and mustard powder make this tomato soup better than anything out of a can, and using mayonnaise rather than butter when frying the grilled cheese is a game changer.
Recipe courtesy of Spread The Mustard.
Recipe developed and image courtesy of Renée Kohlman from Sweetsugarbean.
Enjoy this comforting soup on a cold fall or winter night. It’s quick, simple, and packs quite the protein punch.
Recipe and image courtesy of Eggs.ca.
This stew-like minestrone is hearty enough to be a main course. It’s a beefy soup that both kids and parents will love.
Recipe and image courtesy of Canada Beef.
This quick and easy soup is perfect for those busy family nights when you don’t have time to cook.
Recipe and image courtesy of SaskPork.
This delicious soup is the essence of comfort food: caramelized onions and garlic topped with toasted bread and melted cheese. Roasting the garlic first as the onions caramelize gives it a head start. Canola oil’s neutral taste won’t interfere with these heady aromatics.
Recipe and image courtesy of CanolaInfo.
This velvety chowder with classic flavour is ready to customize with your family’s favourite fish or seafood. Simple, quick and so tasty!
Recipe and image courtesy of DairyGoodness.ca.
Hearty and healthy, lentils simmer alongside fresh greens and herbs. Don’t forget to garnish bowls with fresh shavings of Parmesan.
Recipe and image courtesy of Lentils.org.
This earthy soup is perfect to warm you up on a cold day. Add more sriracha sauce to turn up the heat.
Recipe and image courtesy of HealthyFlax.org.
There is no better way to warm up and stay cozy than to have a delicious broth of vegetables simmering on the back burner. This mushroom soup is a bit of a twist on the classic French onion.
Recipe and image courtesy of Mushrooms.ca.