When temperatures drop, sometimes all we want is a nice warm meal. A hot bowl of soup is not only easy-to-make, but also a great soothing tonic for comfort when we need it most. These hearty soups are perfect on a cold winter day!

It's the perfect combination of tasty onions in broth, french bread, and parmesan and provolone cheeses that makes this soup a seasonal favorite every year. Get the Taste of Home recipe and recreate it for yourself!

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Make this Betty Crocker recipe for savory old-fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup to warm yourself up on a cold winter day!


Courtesy of star chef Giada De Laurentiis, this recipe makes a tastefully simple lentil soup that warms the heart and fills the belly without all the guilt! Get the recipe.

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Put a smile on every member of your family's face this winter season when make your very own delicious and traditional cream-based clam chowder with this highly-rated recipe!

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Brought to you by Whole Foods Market, this recipe for Butternut Squash soup is classic, simple and quite healthy.


A fan favorite by Food Network chef Dave Lieberman, this recipe calls for a combination of beans, onions, garlic and tomatoes among other ingredients that may seem unusual (i.e. bacon, worcestershire sauce) but are exactly what help to create this delicious rendition of classic black bean soup.

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Capture flavors of a loaded baked potato with this Betty Crocker Cheesy Potato soup recipe! Just gather all the ingredients, set the slow cooker to low and 6 - 8 hours later, voila! ...scrumptious!


While you can turn your chowder into a hearty meal by adding chicken on bacon, here is a simple corn chowder recipe that is a tasty treat on its own.

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A tiny twist on the classic tomato soup recipe, this Taste of Home recipe for delicious chunky tomato-basil bisque has hints of sweet red pepper, basil, onions and celery along with tasty tomatoes and cream creating a fantastically-flavored soup! Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich to complete your meal on a bitter cold winter day!

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This chili recipe is so hearty that it doesn't need the meat! If you like a little kick to a warm bowl of chili, try this Spicy Vegetarian Chili recipe from the Food Network. Plus, you'll get more than your daily serving of some of the tastiest veggies!


Do you have a favorite go-to hearty soup that you like to eat on cold weather days? Share with us below in the comments!