Soups, Stews, and Chilis (An Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Ultimate Recipe Swap

As much as I love soup, I’ve found that my children do not. Oh, sure, there are some soups that they devour, like Chicken Noodle and Taco Soup. And they go crazy over Chili and Irish Stew. But, any other creations are bound to feel resistance from some part of the clan.

But that doesn’t mean I’ve quit trying. Not only are soups a great tummy warmer on cold nights, but they are also a frugal way to make use of leftovers.

One thing that we do to make Soup Night a little easier to swallow at our house is to provide interesting breads to go with. Sometimes that might be as simple as saltine crackers and soft butter. Other nights can be a little more elaborate with home baked bread of some kind.

Some of our favorite sides for soup:

And some of our favorite soups:

What do you serve on Soup Night?

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. LOVE soup and I’m so getting the itch to try out some new ones! I just made a green chili chicken lime soup that was fantastic but i don’t have it posted yet! Thanks!

  2. Love the idea of sharing soup recipes. I have been craving some and look forward to browsing through them.

  3. I love soup too! It’s so easy and tastes so much better homemade than from a can.

  4. I’m loving all this comfort food! And those Garlic Parmesan Swirl biscuits – oh my! I’ve linked up a warming autumn soup that my family loves. Thanks for hosting.

  5. The mornings feel like I should make soup and then it gets hot in the afternoon. Maybe by the time Halloween hits, I will have a bubbling pot on the stove:-)

  6. Hey FishMama-mine is an old post, but a good one. This stew is SOOOOO easy to make, it was an experiment, and now is becoming a regular staple in our house. Thanks so much for hosting!

  7. Soup night is what I love about fall. My recipe, Chicken Corn Soup, is a family favorite.

    Thanks for the carnival.

  8. Fall is such a great time for soup

  9. Kelley says

    Thanks for the post! I have been searching for new soup recipes as we are in the same boat here! I love soup and the kids..well not so much.

  10. I posted my Chicken Noodle Soup recipe, but later today I’ll be making Chicken Apple Stew in the crock pot, so I’ll link up with that later on. Thanks so much for the carnival! I always love these:)

  11. i do the same thing, only i’m not a baker, so “interesting bread” is always skillet cornbread or cheesy toast (bread topped with a slice of cheddar and popped under the broiler). rule was you had to eat 3 bites of soup before taking a second piece of bread.

    to make soup night (once a week in cooler months) more enjoyable for them, we turn the lights down low, light candles and take turns telling spooky stories. the kids looked forward to stories, enjoyed toast for breakfast and with enough practice eventually started finishing soup bowls!

    my boys were both 4yo before they readily ate any soup i served, now even leftover on off creations go down the hatch.

  12. Love soup, stew and chili season. Especially when I can have the crock-pot do the work. I am on the hunt for a new chili recipe, yours looks great.

  13. I can do stews and chilis but my hubby calls soup “water with stuff in it” so I look for heartier recipes that I know will fill him up. Unfortunately they are often more fattening! Here is a link to our favorite chili recipe-

  14. Love your blog! Thanks for the great recipes!

  15. Butternut Squash Soup (a new favorite from a Pampered Chef catalog) and Beer Cheese Soup are favorites. Don’t mind a little luxury in the ingredients (i.e. more fattening ingredients) as we do usually just have a green salad on the side or some bread. Love crusty bread (usually store bought as I am still working on learning to make bread) or skillet cornbread. My 4 yo loves the Beer Cheese but not a lot of luck with other soups. 2.5 yo is still anti-soup. Everyone loves the breads though!

  16. Perfect timing for soups ans stews–cold and rainy here!

  17. I linked to my cheesy potato soup, it is an old post, but one of my FAVORITES!! I was such a picky child but whenever my mom made this soup I’d eat it right up… I didn’t even know it had broccoli and cauliflower in it 😛 It is SO good served with some rolls or bread bowls!

  18. We LOVE soups! Tonight we are having the kids favorite – Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup, they call it Kung Fu Panda Soup.

    Can’t wait to try out some of the recipes listed!

  19. My boys, husband and son, will not eat soup of any kind. It’s a bummer since I love it! I can get them to eat chili…only if it is SUPER thick and made with steak, not hamburger. I usually make soup and freeze in portion sized containers for my lunches though. I don’t really use recipes for soup. I just dump whatever I have in and season. Same with chili. It’s never the same, so keeps things interesting!

  20. Hi! i just posted my name as #59, but wanted to post my yummy taco soup recipe! can someone tell me how I can remove my name from the link and add the taco soup to the link in case someone is wondering why only my name appears? I’m new to all of this!
    Thanks! It’s a GREAT recipe and feeds lots of people! Thanks for this place where we can all share! Maria

  21. I just LOVE soup! Thanks for sharing!!!

  22. I love soups! They are a great one pot meal and even lovelier served with a crusty bread! One of my favorites comes from Cooking Light called Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup. I usually substitute the noodles for orzo and my kids love it! Thanks for the round up!

  23. So many wonderful ideas out there, I always find something new to try.

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