As the chill sets in, a wonderfully filling winter soup provides that much-needed warmth and nourishment. We’ve found 10 soups that will warm you up and leave you feeling comfortably satisfied. By Naina Atri

With the year coming to an end, it’s time for the sweaters and boots to come out. But what is winter without its own special dishes? Hot chocolate and egg nog aside, soups are intrinsic to the season. And while the online world is flooded with many recipes, here are 10 recipes for winter soups, from Reese Witherspoon’s quick lentil soup to Vikas Khanna’s Beets and Yogurt Soup, that you can trust will take the chill off.

Try Out These 10 Winter Soups That Are Deliciously Nourishing

1
Reese Witherspoon’s Lentil Soup

It’s time to bust out the slow cooker folks! Academy-Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon shared an easy and quick lentil soup recipe. With minimal prep, the recipe essentially requires some broth, vegetables and the possible addition of sausages. The best part about the slow-cooker is that it allows for a lot of improv and spur of the moment decisions.

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2
Nigella Lawson’s Sunshine Soup

Though the sun may be more elusive during the wintery days, the feeling of basking in the warm light can be recreated in the kitchen. Made of sweetcorn and bell peppers, Nigella Lawson’s ‘Sunshine Soup’ is so vibrantly yellow and smooth that it brightens up even the dreariest of days.

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3
Rachel Ray’s Spiced Winter Chicken Soup

A big bowl of chicken soup is a classic winter dish, but with Rachel Ray’s addition of ground spices and a homemade green hot sauce, the classic gets a spicy twist. Made over the stove-top with little fuss, the soups has a complex flavour profile that won’t keep you away from your comfy blankets for too long.

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4
Jamie Oliver’s Superb Squash Soup

Creamy and flavoured with garlic, rosemary and sage, this butternut squash soup recipe is rich and delectable. Served with a side of parmesan croutons, the soup is so simple yet also, so luscious.

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5
Miso Soup

You may have come across this soup while having sushi. It’s an easy recipe to make at home, made with, of course, the Japanese staple miso paste, soft tofu, dashi stock, various vegetables and seaweed. Alternatively, some use vegetable broth and shiitake mushrooms to make the soup vegan/vegetarian. Either way, the miso soup is incredibly healthy, easy on the stomach and delicious.

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6
Martha Stewart’s Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup

Combatting a runny nose? Martha Stewart’s soup is bound to get you out of your gloomy mood. This rustic recipe includes potatoes and escarole (which can be substituted with kale or arugula). Once you’ve tried it, it’ll be difficult to not rely on it heavily as a comfort food.

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7
Gordon Ramsay’s Pumpkin Soup

Figuring out a meal that pleases everyone in the family can be tough, but Gordon Ramsay’s pumpkin soup with wild mushrooms will for sure become a family favourite. Using a whole pumpkin, the nutty sweetness of the core vegetable pairs perfectly with the cold weather. A Gordon Ramsay tip – roast the pumpkin seeds in the oven for a little snack, and you end up truly using the entire pumpkin!

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8
Cauliflower Soup

Thick and creamy, this cauliflower soups is not only tasty but can also be made in a large batch that can last you through a few meals! It involves little prep and cook time but yields delicious results. Garnish with some lemon zest, chilli flakes and and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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9
Marco Pierre White’s Celery Soup

Famously known as perhaps the first ever celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White can be trusted as a reserve of mouthwatering recipes. His rendition of the celery soup is perfect for home-cooking, easily achieved by even the most inexperienced.

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10
Vikas Khanna's Beet And Yogurt Soup

From his book, Hymns From The Soil, Vikas Khanna’s Beet And Yogurt Soup is nutritious and easy to play around with. Follow along the Michelin Star chef as he brings together blended vegetables and a yogurt swirl.

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