Delicious Holiday Soups

Ideal as starters or side dishes, these delicious soups will add a special twist to your holiday meal.


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Bacon & Baked Potato Soup
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Baked Potato Soup

    This hearty soup with a creamy baked potato base gets much of its flavor from the toppings: crispy bacon slices, fresh chives, thinly sliced green onion, and shredded American cheese.

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Barley-Vegetable Chicken Soup

    Fresh vegetables pair with hearty barley, chicken breasts, and sage for a warm-you-up meal. Best of all, you can prep and freeze this soup ahead for your dinner party.

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Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

    This warm and inviting classic chowder recipe serves eight and takes only an hour to make, so it's a perfect starter for a small holiday party.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    With generous portions of chicken and sausage, this meaty gumbo can be served as a main dish for a holiday party. Once everything is cooking in the pot, let the flavors come together for an hour while you entertain your guests.

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Split Pea Soup

    Think green with this flavorful take on split pea soup; smoked pork hocks transform it into a hearty holiday classic.

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Chicken Posole Soup

    A dash of hot chili powder and green chile peppers add a spicy kick to this chicken-and-tomato soup. Try topping with sliced avocado, grape tomatoes, or tortilla chips -- or all three!

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Chinese Hot Pot

    Give your holiday party guests chopsticks or a slotted spoon to eat this Asian noodle soup, which mixes meat, fish, and shrimp with veggies in a warm and comforting broth.

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Danish Green Kale Soup

    This make-ahead stew is perfect for an almost instant winter dinner. It simmers all day in a slow cooker and needs just 30 minutes to cook when you get home.

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Christmas Chili

    The ancho chiles, jalapeno pepper, and chili powder add a kick to this hearty meat chili, sure to warm you up on a cold winter night.

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Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

    This creamy classic, topped with crispy bacon and authentic Italian cheese, serves up to 10 people and can be made in just over an hour.

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Bouillabaisse

    Warm up for the holidays with a taste of the Mediterranean -- this seafood soup originated in southern France and combines four different kinds of fish with plenty of vegetables in a tasty broth.

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Holiday Mushroom Soup

    Indulge guests with this creamy soup; roasted red peppers and snipped rosemary add a festive touch.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

    This pretty soup takes just 30 minutes to make and requires only six ingredients.

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Holiday Pumpkin Soup

    Sophisticated, yet stunningly simple, this 25-minute pumpkin starter gets bold flavors from curry powder, cumin, and coriander.

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Green Bean Soup

    As an alternative to traditional green bean casserole, try this rich and creamy soup starring Haricots vert (tiny, tender green beans). If you can't find them, regular-size green beans will work just as well.

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Roasted Squash Soup

    Slow-roasting brings out the squash's rich flavor with ease, while freshly grated nutmeg adds a touch of spice. To save time, make this velvety soup the night before and reheat it before the meal.

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Apple-Cheddar Soup

    Turn a proven crowd-pleaser -- apples and cheese -- into this creamy soup. Chunks of potatoes add heartiness. Garnish the soup with slices of Granny Smith apples for tart flavor; Pacific Queen apples make a sweeter alternative.

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Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

    This elegant and smooth soup gets a dash of sophistication when leeks are used in place of onions.

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Beet Soup

    Full of antioxidants and vitamins, this delicious soup is hard to resist. With only five ingredients, it requires just 15 minutes of prep time.

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Ginger-Carrot Soup

    Caramelized onions and fresh ginger bring delicious flavor to this creamy carrot and sweet potato soup.

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Pumpkin-Bean Soup

    You can whip up this festive starter in only 15 minutes using canned pumpkin and cannelloni beans.

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Cream of Pumpkin Soup

    A touch of orzo pasta (or wild rice, if you prefer) adds texture to this creamy, easy-to-make pumpkin bisque.

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Christmas Potato Soup

    Your guests will love this rich potato-bacon soup. Toasted bread in the shape of a star with onion-grape marmalade and snipped chives makes a festive topper.

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Perfect Pumpkin Soup

    A holiday classic, this savory soup is ready in less than an hour. Garnish with sweet potato chips for added pizzazz.

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