Sometimes, the best antidote to a cold, winter’s day is a piping-hot bowl filled to the brim with thick tomato soup, and within arm’s reach, a perfectly grilled, buttery-brown, cheddar-oozing grilled cheese sandwich — cut diagonally, of course. And when we say “sometimes,” we mean we would eat it every single day if we could. But alas, you have to take a break some time, and there are no better soup recipes to intersperse into your rotation than Ina Garten’s soup recipes.
The Barefoot Contessa star and chef’s No. 1 culinary strength is creating and perfecting approachable, flavorful dishes, and her twists on our favorite comfort food dishes — tomato soup included — have quickly become our go-to recipes. Take, for instance, her corn chowder recipe: Sure, it has the usual suspects, including corn, potatoes, and celery, but Garten’s recipe punches up the flavor with one-quarter pound of bacon and more than four pounds of lobster. See what we mean?
Ahead, we’ve gathered all of our favorite Garten soup recipes (she has nearly 50 of them!), all of which are guaranteed to keep you warm this freezing, frigid winter.