We’re deep in the heart of soup season, so I thought I would share the 5 most popular winter soups from Ten Thousand Snacks to help get your kitchen warmed up.
These are the recipes I come back to time and time again – they have become part of my cooking repertoire and favorites of friends and family. And what’s better than snuggling up to a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day?
These recipes are chosen by YOU. The recipes that were most clicked on and hopefully cooked by Ten Thousand Snacks readers over the last year.
Lots of local okra and andouille sausage make this particular chicken-and-sausage version a classic and, as in any good gumbo, a deep, rich roux thickens the stew. After preparing the roux, most of the time spent making gumbo is basically hands-free.
But one of my favorite go-to dishes on a cold winter’s day, in Paris or otherwise, combines sweet caramelized onions with rich beef stock and melty Gruyere cheese. Soup à l’oignon gratinée, or French Onion Soup as we have come to know it, is a favorite in most Parisian bistros, as well as in my home kitchen.
Forgo the MSG-laden spice packets that accompany most packages of instant ramen and make up a batch of flavorful chili sauce. In addition to flavoring the soup, you can use this sauce to liven up just about anything – I drizzle it over scrambled eggs, or whisk it in to cheese sauce for zesty mac and cheese.
Posole is a traditional Mexican dish from the Pacific coast region of Jalisco, a hearty soup made with pork, hominy (dried corn soaked in lye water to remove the hull), garlic, onion, chili peppers, cilantro, and broth, served with an assortment of garnishes. Posole can be blanco, which means that the broth is clear, verde, laden with green chiles and herbs, or rojo, with red chile sauce stirred throughout.
This hearty soup combines the rich meat sauce and pasta of a classic baked lasagna with the comfort of a bowl of soup. A dollop of ricotta cheese stirred in upon serving lends the richness found in the baked version.
And there you have it! The 5 most popular soup recipes of the last year or so.
XOXO and Happy New Year!