I don't know about you but now that Christmas is over and the decorations have come down those Rainy Days that we've been having seem all the more dreary. It certainly calls for comfort food and one of our favourites is a soup with some homemade farmhouse bread cut up in chunks so that we can dip into the soup and enjoy.
We've tried a few homemade soups over the years and have put together our favourites here to share. So here we go our Pick of the Best Rainy Day Soup Recipes for homemade comfort food on the cold and wet days.
Soup Recipe Ideas for a Rainy Day
Soups make great easy rainy day meals as most of them once cooked can be frozen and then defrosted to enjoy there deliciousness when you need nothing more than a bowl full of goodness. These different soups to make are delicious, yummy and with the 20 different varieties, there are plenty to choose from. From Chicken Soups to beans and lentil plus recipes that you can make in your slow cooker click on the links to be taken to the full recipe below.
Our quick and easy storecupboard Tomato Soup recipe made with Passata is one of our favourites but there are plenty more to choose from.
We've been growing our own tomatoes for a few years now and although the soup recipe above is great for quick and easy. We do have a freezer drawer full of our roasted tomato soup with garlic and onions. It's warming, hearty and with a sprinkle of chilli powder has a little kick to it as well.
Another of our favourite soups is our Roasted Sweet pepper Soup. We love how easy it is to make and it tastes delicious. An added bonus we can freeze it and then use it later in the autumn and winter too!
Cosy Chicken Soup Recipes
Our first is a Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup by Salt And Lavender, it looks amazing and taste even better. All those colours and because it can be prepared in the slow cooker or crock pot you can set it to go and know that at the end of a day (after the wet school run in our case) there is a bowl of heaven waiting for us.
I think there is nothing better than a Cream of Chicken soup on a cold wet day and this Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup by Sally’s Baking Addiction tastes amazing as she says in the recipe it's soul-food and the perfect comfort, cosy fish for winter.
Perfect for wet cold and windy days this Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tomato Soup by The Creative Bite is filling and delicious. I will admit we skipped the cilantro (coriander in the UK!) as I am one of those people that think it tastes like soap - apparently it's genetic!
Bean and Lentil Soups for Wet Days
Save on the washing up and make this delicious One Pot Vegan Lentil Soup from Minimalist Baker. It's amazingly filling and relatively quick to make (under 30 minutes). The kids weren't as sure on this as we were but they agreed that it was good enough to have once in a while.
This Homemade Bean And Bacon Soup from Taste And Tell Blog is my son's favourite - he does love his beans. Making them in the UK I used a tin of Heinz Baked Beans and it tasted great (not sure if it's the true flavour but worked well for us!)
Apart from Baked Beans and Kidney Beans in chilli, I didn't really try many different types of them until I travelled. Then I discovered the world of beans. This Easy Black Bean Soup by Two Healthy Kitchens although we've had this is a bowl. I will admit that making the Taco Bowls like suggested in the recipe is by far the best idea!
Slow Cooker Hearty Soups
One of our favourite kitchen appliances is our slow cooker. We love the ease of it. Setting it up in the morning and letting it do the work whilst we get on with our days. These soup recipes made in it are fantastic - don't forget the chicken soup above that you can also make.
Tomato soup is my favourite - the quick recipe I shared above is one that I make all the time, but this year as we grew our own we've experimented with lots of different recipes and frozen many!!! One of the best we tried was this Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup by The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Adding pasta to soups means that sometimes we're good and skip the bread (although the kids complain as I think that's probably their favourite part). This Crockpot Tortellini Soup by Well Plated is more like a full meal than a quick soup idea and perfect for wet days spent outside exploring or working in the garden during the winter months.
Not my favourite but my husband loves it this Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup by The Lemon Bowl is full bodied and like a hug in a bowl.
Another favourite of my husbands a Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Soup by Five Heart Home. He loves Beef Stroganoff and this soup version is great. The kids, however, pick out all of the mushrooms and leave them in a little pile by the side!
Soups for Cosy Nights In
Sometimes when the kids go to bed early - or even better a grandparent has them for the night we skip a proper meal and instead fill up on these cosy soups that we know the kids won't be as keen on.
Neither of my kids like potatoes so when they aren't around I love this Loaded Baked Potato Soup by Averie Cooks. Jacket Potatoes as we call them here in the UK were one of our favourite meals for winter nights before we had kids.
Like potatoes the kids aren't keen on Mushrooms - see what they do with the mushrooms in the Stroganoff Soup above. So when they are in bed or out we will make a batch of Wild Rice Mushroom Soup by Saving Dessert and enjoy it without them.
Not one for me but like the beef above another of my husband's favourites a Fish Chowder by Simply Recipes. I wish I could eat it but unfortunately, Sea Food is off the menu for me because of allergies.
Hearty Soups that are more of a Meal
When you add in pasta or noodles you get a much heartier soup and it quickly becomes a full meal instead of a light supper or warming lunch. These soup recipes are much more than just a bowl of soup. Check them out below.
Quick and EASY this Hamburger Soup Recipe by Yellow Bliss Road is full of flavour and really fills you up. When asked by my son to rate the soups this came out top for him although he also asks for Burgers every time when it's his family dinner choice night!
I use our Le Creuset Casserole dish to make this Dutch Oven Pork Tenderloin And Sweet Potato Stew by Zesty Olive. It is more of a Stew than soup and makes the perfect family supper for rainy days.
When we visited the US last we tried Zuppa Toscana in Olive Gardens after a rainy day in Disney World and loved it. This Loaded Zuppa Toscana by Carlsbad Cravings is pretty close but "maybe" better than the original we tried.
Made in the slow cooker or one pot this Lasagna Soup by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is delicious. Lasagna is one of my favourite pasta dishes and I had to try this recipe when I discovered it browsing Pinterest.
Meat Free Soup Recipes
I've shared before some of our favourite meat-free soups for healthy eating in Winter but here are a few extras for you to try. If you want to try any of the ones (plus more) pictured above click on the image above.
This Winter Vegetable Minestrone Soup by Lauren Caris Cooks really fills you up. I made this in the summer with our glut of vegetables and froze it I've been pulling it out for lunch when I've had a really wet school run in the morning.
A Creamy Broccoli Soup With Crispy Shallots by Running To The Kitchen is a lot tastier than it sounds - this is dairy free (yes even though it's creamy) and tastes amazing. I would recommend this to anyone that loves creamy soups.
Just one last soup for Rainy Days
There are recipes everywhere for French Onion Soup.
I've tried it whilst skiing in France, it's perfect when you come in from the slopes at lunch or even to have on the slopes and nothing beats it.
This French Onion Soup recipe by Culinary Ginger is pretty close to those that I remember. It's smothered in Cheese and really a decadent treat of a soup for winter. I love the croutons in it and if I am going to make it then I make sure I use some day old homemade bread.
So there we go our favourite soup recipe ideas for a rainy day that the family will love and will warm you from the inside out and fill you up.
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