Soup up supper! Comforting soup recipes

Warming, comforting meals-in-a-bowl, by YOU food editor Eleanor Maidment.

Leek and celeriac soup

An update on the classic leek and potato soup.

leek and celeriac soup
Lizzie Mayson

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Tomato, pesto and pasta broth

Adding pasta to a soup makes it more hearty, while a spoonful of fresh pesto brightens things up.

tomato pesto and pasta broth
Lizzie Mayson

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Hot and sour prawn noodle soup

Any noodles work well in this soup – egg noodles, flat rice noodles or udon would all make a good base.

hot and sour prawn noodle soup
Lizzie Mayson

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Chicken, cannellini bean and green chilli bowls

Fantastically filling and comforting – perfect for using leftovers from a roast chicken.

chicken cannellini bean and green chilli bowls
Lizzie Mayson

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Caramelised squash, beluga lentil and rosemary soup

The humblest of ingredients combine beautifully. Best served with mounds of parmesan cheese on top.

caramelised squash beluga lentil and rosemary soup
Lizzie Mayson

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Broccoli, coconut and lime leaf soup

Fragrant lime leaves and lemongrass bring a new spin to broccoli soup.

broccoli coconut and lime leaf soup
Lizzie Mayson

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TAKE STOCK

At the heart of any good soup is a good stock. You can’t beat a homemade chicken stock: place a roast chicken carcass, a halved onion, celery stalk, carrot, bay leaf and a handful of black peppercorns in a large pot, cover with cold water and bring to a very gentle simmer for 2 hours, regularly skimming off any scum, then strain and cool. Alternatively, here are some really good ready-made stocks…

Borough Broth Co Free-Range Organic Chicken Bone Broth