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Cozy Winter Nights: 5 Healthy soup recipes for your crock pot

Updated: Feb 10

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Embrace winter's chill with our collection of 5 healthy soups that are filling. From the classic comfort of Tomato Basil to the bold flavors of Chorizo, Bean, and Pepper, these dishes are perfect for cozy nights. Discover the joy of flavorful and nourishing soups to elevate your winter dining experience.



Bowl of Tomato & Basil Soup

1. Tomato Basil Soup:


Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 onion, chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole tomatoes, undrained

- 1 cup vegetable broth

- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic, sauté until softened.

2. Add the whole tomatoes (with juice) and vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer.

3. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth.

4. Stir in chopped basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

5. Serve hot, optionally garnished with a sprig of fresh basil.



Bowl of Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

2. Spicy Sweet Potato Soup:


Ingredients:

- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

- 1 onion, chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 teaspoon cumin

- 1/2 teaspoon coriander

- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

- 4 cups vegetable broth

- Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. In a large pot, sauté onions and garlic until softened.

2. Add sweet potatoes, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.

3. Pour in the vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender.

4. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.

5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.



Bowl of Bacon, Bean & Vegetable Soup

3. Bacon, Bean, and Vegetable Soup:


Ingredients:

-Packet of bacon pieces

- 1 onion, diced

- 2 carrots, sliced

- 2 celery stalks, chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

-2 small potatoes

- 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- 1 teaspoon dried thyme

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1.Sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in the bacon fat until softened.

2. Add the bacon and potatoes

3. Add beans, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

4. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.



Bowl of Chorizo, Bean & Pepper Soup

 4. Chorizo, Bean, and Pepper Soup:


Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 onion, diced

- 2 chorizo sausages, sliced

- 2 bell peppers (any color), chopped

-2 small potatoes

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 can (15 ounces each) beans, drained and rinsed

- 4 cups chicken broth

- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add diced onion, sliced chorizo, bell peppers, potatoes and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are tender.

2. Add beans, chicken broth, and smoked paprika. Bring to a simmer.

3. Simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Serve hot, with fresh bread.



Bowl of Morrocan Lamb Soup

5. Morrocan Lamb Soup:

Ingredients:

- 1 pound lamb, diced

- 1 onion, chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 small cauliflower, chopped

- 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

- 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced

- 1 courgette (zucchini), sliced

- 6 cups beef or vegetable broth

- 1 teaspoon ground cumin

-1 teaspoon of coriander

-1 teaspoon of tumeric

-1 teaspoon of ginger

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. In a large pot, brown diced lamb.

2. Add chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent.

3. Add cauliflower, chickpeas, butternut squash, courgette, broth, spices, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat and simmer until lamb is tender and vegetables are cooked.

5. Serve hot with fresh bread.


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