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Bowl filled with black bean soup, topped with diced avocado

Super Quick Black Bean Soup

Canned black beans, refried beans and tomatoes with green chilis transform into a quick and easy black bean soup. Customize the seasoning with whatever you’ve got on hand, like chili powder, ground cumin and oregano. Brighten it up with a squeeze of fresh lime (or vinegar). It’s delicious topped with avocado, shredded cheese or a […]

Ham and Bean Soup

Quick Ham and Bean Soup

Nothing beats a from-scratch pot of ham and bean soup using a ham bone and dried beans, but this one gets it done on a weeknight in about 30 minutes using leftover cooked ham and canned beans. To thicken the soup (as if it’s been cooking for hours), I’m suggesting you puree one can of […]

A place setting featuring two gray bowls filled with beef pho noodles.

Weeknight Beef Pho

Spice things up this week with Beef Pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup, without spending hours in the kitchen. With a handful of simple ingredients and store-bought short-cuts, you can bring all the flavors of this classic Asian comfort food to the table in about 20 minutes. 

Turmeric Lentil and Greens Soup

Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric

Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make it ahead on Sunday and eat for days.

Pouring tomato basil soup out of a blender into a mug

20-Minute Tomato Basil Bisque

Your grilled cheese called and it’s asking for a soup upgrade. Ready in about 20 minutes, this Tomato Basil Bisque recipe makes a small batch, just enough to pour a round for four eager sandwich dippers. It’s rich and creamy without butter, milk, or cream, thanks to canned beans. Skip the parm to keep it […]

Bowl of Pork Posole Soup with cilantro, avocado, and radish garnishes

“Leftover Pork” Posole Verde

I’m in the camp that defends there is nothing wrong with leftovers as they are if there is enough to go around, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a re-purposing challenge. In this case, leftover pork roast splurges on the total makeover package. Leftover Pork Posole Verde is how I want to eat whatever’s […]

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

Regardless of the season, some days just call for the simple comforts of Chicken Noodle Soup. And while you can’t argue with a simmered-all-day pot of homemade stock, Wednesday deserves a good bowl of soup just as much as any Sunday. Sautéing the vegetables in a little butter and using a good store-bought stock delivers […]

Beans and Greens Soup

Greens and Beans Soup

Feeling overworked or under the weather? This is the soup. Greens and Beans Soup is nourishing and comforting, but takes so little energy to make. It’s the simplest of soups, so opt for good quality stock whenever possible. This version uses a combination of butter beans and cannellini, but any white beans will do. And it […]

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is a surprising twist on the classic, and may just become a fam-fave in your house. It’s creamy, rich, and warmly spiced, thanks to coconut milk and Thai roasted red chili paste (easy to find nowadays in your grocery’s ethnic or Asian aisle). And, bonus, it comes together faster than […]

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

This Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup is easy enough to make ahead on a Sunday between loads of laundry and forgotten school projects, or in 40 minutes on a weeknight. And hearty enough to stand on it’s own, but it hasn’t met a crusty hunk of bread it doesn’t like. Also, 7 ingredients!

Sausage Kale Tortellini Soup

Sausage, Kale & Tortellini Soup

Dropping some chopped greens into a hearty, pasta-heavy soup like this Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup is an easy way to sneak a few more dark leafies into your kids’ bowls. Simmering kale in broth reduces its bitterness and makes them tender quickly. And there is something so satisfying about the combination of sausage and […]

Weeknight Wonton Soup

Weeknight Wonton Soup

The easiest Weeknight Wonton Soup! Faster and more satisfying than take-out, thanks to frozen potstickers. This soup is delicious with pork potstickers, but you won’t hear complaints using chicken, shrimp or vegetable. And, like most soups, this is completely open to adapting to whatever lurks in your vegetable drawer. I see you, wilting spinach.