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10 Winter Soup Recipes

Warm, Hearty, Soup Recipes

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When it's time to wrap up warm, it's also time to dig out the pots and the soup recipes. I love soup at any time of year but particularly in autumn and winter and these 10 winter soup recipes should see you through both as they all vary in taste, in texture and ingredients, making sure you get lots of variety through the cold, dark months.

1. Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Carrot and Ginger
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Carrot and Ginger Soup brightens a winter's day but is also perfect in the lighter months. This Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe is packed with healthy fresh, carrots and warming, tingling spices of ginger and a light sprinkling of curry powder which gives it a slight kick.

2. Leek and Stilton Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Leek and Stilton Soup Recipe
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A great alternative to leek and potato, this is a delicious thick soup with a real punch of Stilton. A great way to beat the winter blues. Just serve simply with fresh, granary bread.

3. The Ultimate Pick Me Up Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Spinach Soup Recipe
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This Pick Me Up Soup is my favorite soup when I feel I need a boost of healthy vegetables. It is basically a spinach soup with added vitamin packed vegetables blended together into a creamy soup. This spinach soup is also great if you are on a detox program or watching your weight.

4. Cullen Skink Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Cullen Skink Recipe
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Cullen is a small town in North east of Scotland and the home of one of Scotland’s most famous dishes, Cullen Skink. It is a hearty soup and traditionally made with Finnan haddock (smoked haddock), potatoes and onions. Cullen Skink recipe is also known as Smoked Haddock Chowder in other parts of Britain.

5. Vegetable and Bean Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Bean and Soup Recipe
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What could be better than a bowl of soup and crusty bread to keep the chill out? This Vegetable and Bean Soup is packed with healthy vegetables and beans to sustain you through the cold weather. Serve a large bowl as a main course, or a smaller portion as a starter.

6. Wild Mushroom Soup

Winter Soup Recipe: Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe
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This wild mushroom soup recipe makes a tasty, starter dish for an elegant dinner party or simply as a delicious supper dish. It is quick and easy to make but the results are stunning.

Only use wild mushrooms from a reliable source, never ones picked in the wild unless you are absolutely sure what they are.

7. Smoked Haddock and Corn Chowder Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Smoked Haddock and Corn Chowder Recipe
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This Smoked Haddock Chowder recipes is similar to the famous Scottish dish of Cullen Skink, this except flour and cream are used for thickening the soup instead of mashed potato. The soup also has added vegetables, leeks, carrots, spinach and sweet corn, making it even more nutritious.

8. Cock-a-Leekie Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Cock-a-Leekie Soup
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Cock a Leekie Soup is a peasant dish with many regional variations, some which goes back as far as the 16th century. It is a hale and hearty soup as you would expect a peasant dish to be. This soup is a meal in itself, just add crusty bread and butter.

9. Cauliflower, Broccoli and Mustard Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipe: Cauliflower, Broccoli and Mustard Soup Recipe
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Cauliflower, Broccoli, Mustard Soup is the perfect soup recipe for a cold winters night. Old favorite, cauliflower, matches up with broccoli, mustard and cheese to create a filling, warming soup sufficient to eat as a main course or a smaller portion for a starter.

10. Left Over Soup Recipe

Winter Soup Recipes: Pick Me Up Soup, Spinach Soup Recipe
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Any leftover vegetables lurking in the drawer of the refrigerator or vegetable basket don't need to be thrown away, simply transform them quickly and easily into a hearty Leftover Vegetable soup.

I sort vegetables into types (root vegetables, leafy greens, peppers and soft vegetables like tomatoes) and decide what goes with what then head to the stove.

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