January is National Soup Month and with the cold arctic winds bringing in record low temperatures through the United States right now it is the perfect time to curl up with a big bowl of warm soup. Sure chili, vegetable beef soup, and beef stew are all winter staples but why not enlarge your soup repertoire this winter by including one of these four soups that aren’t your normal soups.
Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar Soup
This Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar Soup from Mel's Kitchen Café looks absolutely delicious. With the exception of a head of cauliflower and some white cheddar cheese this soup is made with your normal pantry staples. One of the things that I like about this soup is that it is a heavy soup that is made without the use of heavy cream. Instead of using heavy cream you puree half of the soup. The original recipe makes about four servings of soup but it can easily be doubled to make more. From start to finish the soup takes less than an hour to make, which isn't bad compared to the cooking times of many winter soups. You can find the recipe for this Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar Soup by visiting Mel's Kitchen Café.
Slow Cooker: Creamy Bacon Corn Chowder
This Creamy Bacon Corn Chowder looks like the perfect hearty winter soup and as an added bonus it is made using the slow cooker which is perfect for those busy winter nights where you just want to come in out of the cold weather to a hot bowl of soup. Since it is a slow cooker soup you basically just dump everything in the slow cooker, cook it on high for six hours or on low for eight hours, and then stir in the evaporated milk and butter. Easy enough! You can find the recipe for Creamy Bacon Corn Chowder by visiting the Spend With Pennies blog.
Roasted Red Pepper, White Bean & Arugula Soup
This Roasted Red Pepper, White Bean & Arugula Soup is full of flavor with it's roasted red peppers. What is unique about this recipe is that it is written for just one serving but it can easily be adjusted for more servings. I like the smaller size recipe as it is the perfect soup recipe for one or two people who want soup but don't want to have to make a huge pot of soup to have it. This hearty soup packs just 254 calories per serving and is ready to eat in just a little over half an hour. You can find the recipe for this Roasted Red Pepper, White Bean, & Arugula Soup by visiting Ripped Recipes.
Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup
I am loving this Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup from Valentina at Cooking on the Weekends. She just posted this recipe a few days ago and I have already made it twice! Not only does this soup have carrots in it, it also has Yukon Gold Potatoes in it! In fact if you have some coconut milk on hand then you probably have everything you need to make this soup in your pantry right now. You can find Valentina's Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup by visiting Cooking on the Weekends.