8 Soups That Will Keep You Warm All Winter Long
On cold winter days, is there anything better than a piping hot bowl of homemade soup? There are endless varieties of soup to choose from, ranging from classic comfort foods — like chicken noodle — to recipes that use trendy ingredients — like kale. The following eight recipes will have you ditching the canned variety for a homemade bowl that will warm you up better than a pair of woolen socks.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
5 waxy potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 bunch kale (12 ounces), stemmed and shredded
12 ounces smoked chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch half moons
Directions: In a large pot (6 to 8 quarts), heat oil over medium. Add onion and cook until soft, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. In a blender, puree half the soup. Return to pot; add kale and sausage. Simmer until kale is wilted, 10 to 15 minutes.