Soups, Stews & Stocks

We've got all your favorites dishes - from chicken noodle to potato soups, plus tasty stews & chili recipes. Plus, check out homemade stock recipes that are sure to elevate any dish.

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Our Chilled Soup Recipes Will Cool Down Your Summer Menu

Soup doesn't have to be hot in order to be delicious. These recipes prove that a chilled soup is exactly what your next seasonal dinner party needs.
By Kirsten Nunez

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 1918
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 377
Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
You can't go wrong with this classic chicken-vegetable soothing soup—it's good for what ails you. This traditional recipe is delicious and easy to make.

Everyday Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 1800
This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 102
This comforting classic is so easy to make, you'll never eat the store-bought version again.

Emeril's Braised Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars 176
"When I'm preparing this dish, it's all I can do to wait until it's finished simmering to get a taste of the awesome gravy. You've simply gotta cook some rice to eat with this, no doubt about it." Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast".

Chicken Fricassee (Fricassee de Poulet a L'Ancienne)

Rating: 3.5 stars 430
Also see our step-by-step photo tutorial for making Chicken Fricassee. A fricassee is halfway between a saute and a stew. A true classic -- with as many variations as there are grandmothers in France -- it relies on humble ingredients and just a single pot. It's the original French comfort food: simmered chicken with hearty vegetables in a rich, silky sauce. And almost as satisfying as the dish itself is having our one-pot master recipe in your repertoire.

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 3.5 stars 671
You'll turn to this split pea soup with ham all winter long—especially when you need to warm up! Use leftover ham to make split pea soup prep even easier.

Vegetable-Bean Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 101
This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple soup is tasty, and extremely gratifying.

Stracciatella Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 70
Eggs and Parmesan cheese are whisked into this classic Italian soup to make it smooth and creamy, while spinach makes it healthy and filling.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Tomato Soup
Rating: 3.5 stars 406

This creamy tomato soup recipe is adapted from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School." It's simply delicious and full of flavor.