When it’s cold outside, nothing warms you up quite like a delicious bowl of soup. Whether it's a hearty chowder, a bowl of stew, or a freshly-made bowl of bone broth, soups are a must-have to get you through these winter months.
But before you reach for a shelf-stable premade can of soup, check out this list of important pantry staples and a mouth-watering soup stock recipe for you to make your own delicious goodness all winter long.
Soup-Making Pantry Must-haves
A hearty soup can be as simple as a clear broth or a mash-up of leftovers. This makes it super easy to have all the necessary supplies on-hand at a moment's notice. Here are our recommended pantry must-haves so you can stir up a steaming bowl of soup at a moment’s notice.
And for your freezer, you may want to consider having the following:
This will get you going for almost any hearty winter soup!
How to Make Your Own Deceivingly Simple Soup Stock
While you can certainly buy pre-made stock from the grocery store, there's nothing like making your own. The flavor is richer, deeper, and also tends to have less sodium. Try out this easy recipe and see for yourself:
This recipe will keep in your fridge for up to a week – if it lasts that long!
Warm Up to Winter With a Bowl of Soup
Soups not only fill your home with delicious aromas, they’ll also fill your belly and nourish your body. Mix up your cooking routine this winter with a cozy, comforting, homemade soup. And while you're at it, WOW your taste buds by making your own homemade stock. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes!