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Soups & Stews

Want to curl up with a bowl of soup or a filling stew? Any one of these great recipes will do the trick.

Vegetarian Pho

The national dish of Vietnam, pho is an aromatic noodle soup that’s traditionally made with beef broth. Here, store-bought vegetable broth is spiked with onion, garlic, and spices for a full-bodied vegetarian alternative.

Roasted Broccoli Khao Soi (Coconut Thai Soup)

Roasting the vegetables in this Thai-inspired soup is a hands-off way to sweeten and caramelize their flavor—a welcome contrast to the soup’s spicy, savory broth. Just 1 cup of coconut milk gives the whole pot rich, cooked-all-day flavor, somewhere between soup and chowder.

Smoky Ribollita with Orca Beans

The black-and-white colors of Orca beans have clearly been an inspiration to cooks and gardeners. In addition to the whale-reference name, the legumes are also called vaquero (which means cowboy in Spanish) and calypso beans. Creamy and starchy, Orca beans work well in hearty soups and stews. (If you can’t find Orcas, you can use cranberry beans as a substitute.)

Italian White Bean and Kale Soup

Add a slice of crusty bread and a tossed salad to this soup for a quick, satisfying cold-weather meal. To make the soup without the Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, simply substitute two 15-ounce cans whole tomatoes for the slow-roasted tomatoes and water used.

Carrot Gazpacho with Chopped Salad

Carrot Gazpacho with Chopped Salad

The play of textures from carrot juice, carrots, and a tomato-and-cucumber topping give this chilled soup extra elegance. Gazpacho seems a natural choice for lunch or dinner, but how about serving it at your next brunch?