Seasonal Sundays (Week 49) Supper Soups

A collection of soup recipes suitable for suppers, some weeknight fare, others saved for special occasions, some spartan, some meaty, something for everyone. I hope you love these recipes as much as I do ...

Seasonal Sundays ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ... and "Almost" December

Isn't the world just a tiny bit better place when a pot of soup simmers on the stove or in the oven? Even leftover soup in the fridge awaiting a quick reheat?

"My husband doesn't like soup" is the second dumbest thing I've ever heard, preceded only by "My husband won't eat leftovers."

Whaaaattttt? These are grownups? And if they're doing all the cooking, well, then soup and leftovers are their loss but at least they're not imposing altogether silly notions on the house servant spouse as if their mothers were waiting in the wings, fulfilling every whim.

Sorry. I digress. But really, what's there to not like about soup? There's just so many good reasons to make soup! It's hearty. It's filling. It's portable. It's usually affordable. It's usually nutritious. It's endlessly variable. It can be made ahead of time.

So here, I've collected just seven of my favorite soup recipes, from meaty to spartan, from everyday to special occasion, each one selected to release your Inner Soup Chef, good to the very last drop.

SEASONAL INSPIRATION: Outstanding Supper Soups

Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup, another healthy seasonal soup for fall ♥, tons of broccoli, tons of flavor. Great for Meal Prep. Easily Made Gluten Free, Low Carb and Vegan. Recipe, cooking  tips, nutrition and WW Weight Watchers points included.

At Last Black Bean Soup ♥, Laurie Colwin's recipe, just dump in the ingredients and cook it on the stove, in the oven or in a slow cooker.

Weight Watchers Spinach & Tortellini Soup, another healthy soup ♥ A Veggie Venture. WW Friendly. Low Carb. Low Fat. Easily High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Turkey & Wild Rice Soup) ♥, hearty soup with wild rice and butternut squash.

White Chicken Chili ♥, spicy-but-not-too-spicy, just chicken, spices, chilies and white beans.

Lazy Man's Ciopinno ♥, a simple but celebration-worthy stew packed with fresh fish and fresh shrimp in a light tomato-y broth. Low Carb. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly.

Quick 'n' Easy Shrimp Bisque ♥, part bisque, part chowder, all delicious.

What's New?!

Wondering about a recipe from the last while? Check Recent Recipes from Kitchen Parade and Recent Vegetable Recipes from A Veggie Venture.

Easy-Easy Triscuit with Cheddar & Basil ♥ A quick last-minute appetizer.


Dang spammers. I've had to turn comments off again, thanks to spambots leaving hundreds of spam comments a day, what a scourge.

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Weight Watchers Zero Points Garden Vegetable Soup ♥, WW’s famous original soup, quick to make, sure to satisfy. Vegan. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Whole 30.

A Quick Peek Into a Real-Life Kitchen

Just so you know, everything's not all pretty pictures around here, in the background is a pile of dirty dishes. And just like many (all?) of us, come five o'clock, I too draw a blank about what to make for supper, despite so many recipes I so dearly love. Here's a quick peek from the last week.

Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf ♥, a concept recipe combining different rices, grains, lentils and other healthy starches, baked in the oven with spices.
  • THIS WEEK Grocery supplies were low, especially vegetables since we were on a day-to-day decision on when and even if to leave for Thanksgiving at my sister's a day's drive away. Pantry to the rescue! I decided to sauté poblano, the last carrot in the fridge, some raggy looking radicchio plus a handful of dried cranberries and almonds; then stir in the grains (this time, brown rice, farro and quinoa) and carry on in the oven. It did need an extra 1-1/2 cups of water but whoah, what a pretty dish, a real medley of textures and colors and flavors. I sliced up some leftover steak for my husband but cooked myself two eggs right in the Pilaf, right in the same pan, right in the still-hot oven, they took about 8 minutes. What a supper save!
  • THE RECIPE Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains A concept recipe for rices, grains, lentils and more.
  • ANOTHER TAKE Oven-Baked Brown Rice So good, make it every week.

Festive Holiday Salad ♥, my 'signature salad' for the holidays, ten minutes start to finish.
  • THIS WEEK And so it begins, the annual ritual of tossing together a simple but still festive salad almost every night during late November and December. This year, I've taken to adding radicchio to the salad greens, it's not necessary but the added color is lovely.
  • THE RECIPE Festive Holiday Salad My signature salad during the holidays, just ten minutes start to finish.
  • ANOTHER TAKE Simple Arugula Salad So simple, so sumptuous

Just Updated!

Homemade Lentil Soup ♥, a classic homemade lentil soup, just inexpensive wholesome lentils, spices and vegetables plus a special touch, a splash of sherry. Vegetarian or easily vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Spanish Stew with Roasted Pepper (Chilindron) ♥, a wine-enriched stew, dark and somehow mysterious with roasted red peppers.

Something to Read

The book links below are "affiliate links", please see My Disclosure Promise.

PUERTO RICO DIASPORA This is a culture I know next to nothing about so found the contemporary history intriguing, the split between those who seek independence and those who seek U.S. statehood; the split between those who leave and those who stay; the split between those who follow traditional mores and those who, well, do not. I definitely recommend Olga Does Dreaming. It definitely has some laugh out loud moments. Would you believe, that "napkins" are one of them?!

ELIZABETH STROUT FANS Two years back, I sang the praises of author Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again, then the introduction of a new character in My Name Is Lucy Barton and later Anything Is Possible (which I seem to have skipped) and Oh William!.

Olive makes a cameo appearance in Strout's latest book, Lucy by the Sea, the story of Lucy and her family from early 2020 to mid 2021, facing the pandemic, dealing with health and loss and marital and living and career changes in all their lives. This is an introspective book through the eyes of a healthy woman in her 70s who's contemplating her future. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to take a walk with her along the coast of Maine.

Don't Be a Stranger ...

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Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Quick Suppers are Kitchen Parade favorites and feature recipes easy on the budget, the clock, the waistline and the dishwasher. Do you have a favorite recipe that other Kitchen Parade readers might like? Just send me a quick e-mail, you'll find my current address in the FAQs. How to print a Kitchen Parade recipe. Never miss a recipe! If you like this recipe, sign up for a free e-mail subscription. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture. When you make my recipes, I'd love to know your results! Just leave a comment below or better still, on the specific recipe's page.

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