By Emily Dorward

Published on December 10, 2015

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By Emily Dorward

creamy butternut squash soup with sherry

Sherry brings a bit of depth to this standby, making sure it goes down smooth.

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french onion soup

Few things are so simultaneously leisurely and luxurious as French Onion soup on a cold. As this recipe so aptly states, the key ingredient to a perfect French onion soup is time. Remember you can’t rush perfection.

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curried cauliflower soup

Need a hearty healthy meal on a shoestring budget? This recipe fits the bill – most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

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blushing new england fish chowder

Chunks of chorizo and flaky fish fill out this flavorful soup that tastes just as good as it looks.

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coconut and pumpkin soup

Few things are so autumnally appropriate as pumpkin. This recipe is smoothly pureed reinvention of an oft-rehashed classic.

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roasted carrot soup

The rich color of this soup belies its simplicity. It requires only seven ingredients and half an hour.

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slow roasted vine tomato & kabocha soup

The textbook winter soup: tomato with a side of grilled cheese. Perfect after a morning crafting this year’s snowman. 

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clam chowder risotto

This take on clam chowder gives the classic all due reverence while making a few key substitutions. Crispy prosciutto in lieu of crackers, for instance.

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tuscan white bean soup

Sometimes simple is best. This one-pot soup is easy to prepare, and can be adapted to be either smooth and creamy or chunky and broth-based.

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garlic soup

If you’ve had just about enough of squash and pumpkin, take comfort in this unexpected recipe, whose flavor will fortify you against the frost. 

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chunky root vegetable soup with gruyere herb croutons

Vegetable drawer rejects in a starring role? Why not? There is nothing dodgy about this delicious recipe, or its perfect topper, cheesy sourdough croutons.

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potato leek and fennel soup

Leek and lemon make this take on potato soup lighter than standard. And so is a welcome respite from winter’s heavier fare.

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chestnut and crab soup

The chestnuts evoke nights by the fireside, and are a good foil for fresh crab.

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creamy wild rice and mushroom soup

A creamy soup with a rich body that is sure to soothe the soul.

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cauliflower hazelnut soup with fried sage

Cauliflower may be the base, but it’s the fried sage that takes center stage.