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Healthy and Hearty Homemade Soup Recipes

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Nothing warms the soul like a hot bowl of soup. Here are some ideas for when you're in the mood for this easy, healthy, and comforting food. Sure it's easier to open a can, but it can't compare to that homemade taste.

Black Bean Corn Chowder

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If you're a fan of hearty soups, this black bean and corn chowder recipe is for you. The sweet corn is perfect with the black beans, and the chipotle pepper gives this chowder a nice kick.

Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

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This earthy cream of mushroom soup recipe is easy and delicious. The addition of shiitake mushrooms to the regular button mushrooms gives this soup a very deep, meaty flavor.

French Onion Soup

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French onion soup is one of America's most popular "restaurant soups," but with this easy recipe you can make it at home anytime you want. This French onion soup recipe is topped with the traditional Gruyere cheese, but any melting cheese will work.

Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Fresh apples give this butternut squash soup recipe a sweet kick. Butternut squash soup is very easy to make, and can be made well in advance and reheated.

Country Ham and Split Pea Soup

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This split pea soup is one of American food's great cool weather recipes. Split pea soup with diced country ham, is a hearty, soul-warming bowl of delicious goodness. It's also one of the easiest soup recipes there is.

Pastafazool - Italian Pasta and Bean Soup Recipe

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Pastafazool is a rich, Italian-American pasta and bean soup recipe. This hearty soup can be thinned-out with more stock if desired, but it's traditionally served thick, with lots of Italian bread to dip in. Almost any sausage can be used in this recipe, or leave it out for a lighter pastafazool.

Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Croutons

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This broccoli soup recipe would be delicious on its own, but when the cheesy cheddar crouton is floated on the top it gets even better!

Spicy Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

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Kale is one of the most nutritious greens out there, and pairs perfectly with sausage in this very hearty spicy sausage and kale soup recipe. This soup can easily be turned into a vegetarian version by leaving out the spicy sausage, and adding some spicy peppers instead.

Easy Asparagus Soup

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This asparagus soup recipe is a great example of the less-is-more school of cooking. It's just a simple puree of asparagus with a bit of cream. The result is a delicious asparagus soup that tastes like…asparagus!

Lentil Soup with Smoked Ham Hock

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It doesn’t take much cooking skill to make this lentil soup recipe taste great. The smoked ham hock and a couple hours is really all it takes to make this incredibly satisfying soup.
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