Warm and hearty soups

Jan 5, 2009 at 6:33 a.m. ET

Soup is the perfect choice for those cold winter nights. If you are look for a delicous soup that is a little bit out of the ordinary, check out these yummy vegetable-based soup recipes.

Winter soup

These soup recipes contain nutritious vegetables and other scrumptious ingredients. Serve soup with bread as a warm lunch or as a complement to any dinner meal.

Tomato cabbage soup

This soup is a great choice when it's cold outside or if you are feeling a little bit under the weather. Serve this tomato cabbage soup with a dark bread, like pumpernickel.

Kale soup with potatoes and sausage

Kale is not that popular in the U.S., but it actually makes a hearty soup. This kale soup includes kielbasa or chorizo sausage and potatoes. 

Winter soups in bread bowls

Enjoy onion soup in sourdough bread or any of these other soups in bread bowls. They are savory and satisfying.

Sweet potato soup

Sweet potatoes are very nutritious. Combined with yogurt, chicken broth and other ingredients, they make a quick and delicious soup

Potato leek soup

When it's cold outside, warm up to a wonderful bowl of potato leek soup. Though leeks aren't as common as onion or garlic, they make a hearty soup.

Lentil chickpea soup

This protein-rich lentil soup is easy-to-prepare. Serve this lentil chickpea soup with a crusty bread for a warm meal on a cold evening.

Radish soup and cucumber kimchi

Radish soup is quite unusual but tasty when served with this Korean recipe for cucumber kimchi. Give it a try when you want something a bit different.

Butternut squash and carrot soup

Using butternut squash, onions and carrots, this vibrant soup is as colorful as it is good. This squash soup is a yummy way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Tasty soups served chilled or warm

If you haven't tried cold soup, give it a shot. These three soup recipes are terrific choices whether served chilled or warm.