Warming Soups and Stews

Nothing beats the winter months like a warming soup or stew, such as Ree's classic Chicken and Noodles or Tyler's Texas Chili. Find these recipes and more from Food Network.

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Chicken and Noodles

"Not to be confused with chicken noodle soup," Ree says, "this recipe is more of a thick chicken stew." To thicken the sauce, Ree adds a mixture of flour and water that she calls a "cowboy's roux" — fitting for a hearty meal on the ranch.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Noodles

Jack's Brunswick Stew

Trisha likes to use hen in her Brunswick stew. It's a fattier bird, which produces a rich broth, but it can be hard to find in grocery stores. Not to worry — standard chicken is just as good, she says.

Get the Recipe: Jack's Brunswick Stew

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Ree says that adding beer to this hearty stew provides great flavor, and paprika gives it a rich color and some spice. Serve with cheddar cheese grits to round out a satisfying meal.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Leftover Baked Potato Soup

Don't let leftover baked potatoes from last night's dinner go to waste. Alton halves the potatoes, then scoops out the starchy filling and feeds it through a ricer. The potatoes' mild flavor blends perfectly with the buttermilk, sour cream and grated Parmesan.

Get the Recipe: Leftover Baked Potato Soup

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

Ina starts by making a homemade chicken stock, which she later uses to cook the matzo balls in. Leave the skins on the onion and garlic — it gives the soup its golden hue, and "it all gets strained later," Ina says.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Soup

Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Giada's trick to this quick and easy recipe is to either buy your favorite store-bought marinara sauce, or make your own and use the leftovers for the soup broth.

Get the Recipe: Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

New England Clam Chowder

When cooking with clams, "always check for broken or cracked shells," Anne says, and if you find any, ditch 'em. Steam the clams to open them and reserve the natural clam juices and seawater to flavor your chowder.

Get the Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

Spicy Beef Chili

This recipe from Food Network Kitchens is light on the liquid ingredients, making every bowlful extra meaty. Perfect for parties and get-togethers, you can make this chili up to two days in advance.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Beef Chili

Tyler's Texas Chili

Tyler Florence's Texas Chili is loaded with aromatic flavor, which he achieves by combining browned beef with garlic, chipotles, jalapenos, tomatoes, sugar, a cinnamon stick and Mexican chocolate. Spoon yourself a hearty bowlful topped with queso fresco, cilantro and lime.

Get the Recipe: Tyler's Texas Chili

Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup"

If you're having trouble deciding what kind of meat you’re in the mood for, try Rachael's Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup." The recipe calls for a meatloaf mix made from ground beef, pork and veal, available at most butcher counters.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup" (thicker than soup, thinner than stew)

Spicy Corn Chowder

Between the tender corn kernels, the crisp pieces of bacon and chunks of red potato, the Neelys' corn chowder is loaded with great texture and flavor. And for those who love a healthy dose of heat, this may just be the perfect cold-weather dish.

Get the Recipe: Gina's Spicy Corn Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder

This chowder recipe from Food Network Kitchens gives the New England variety a run for its money. Since Manhattan Clam Chowder doesn't require milk or cream, it's much lighter, getting its robust flavor from minced clams, garlic and roughly chopped tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Manhattan Clam Chowder

White Chicken Chili

A great alternative to tomato-based soups and stews, The Neelys' White Chicken Chili emphasizes Latin flavors using jalapenos, poblanos and chili powder. Top off your bowl with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and a lime wedge for a cool, bright finish.

Get the Recipe: White Chicken Chili

Spanish Turkey Meatball Stew

Smoked paprika gives the sauce for this stew an exotic edge and deep, woodsy flavor, which partners perfectly with herb-flecked turkey meatballs.

Get the Recipe: Spanish Turkey Meatball Stew

Sausage and Veggie Stew

You'll definitely want to serve this stew with bread to soak up every bit of the kielbasa's smoky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Sausage-and-Vegetable Stew

Italian Chicken Soup with Parmesan Gnocchi

Alex’s recipe makes it easy to make gnocchi from scratch. You'll know they're finished cooking when they float to the top of the soup.

Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Soup with "Toasted" Parmesan Gnocchi

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

For the dumplings in his comforting soup, Michael Symon recommends using an ice-cream scoop to form the dough. Drop them in the hot broth and cover until the dumplings become plump and float to the surface.

Get the Recipe: Chicken-and-Dumpling Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Why use one type of cheese when you can use three? Ree opts for mild cheddar, sharp cheddar and Jack in her thick and creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup. You can splash in some chicken broth for thinning, if necessary.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ina's Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic combination that kids love. Ina's easy soup recipe features a thick, oniony base and perfectly golden grilled cheese croutons for a sophisticated spin that adults will appreciate.

Get the Recipe: Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

Mac 'n' Cheese Soup

Two comfort food favorites collide in this recipe from Food Network Magazine. Start by preparing the broth, then add the milk, shredded cheddar, grated Parmesan and macaroni, stirring until the cheeses have melted.

Get the Recipe: Mac and Cheese Soup

Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Sunny recommends twining up the thyme, parsley and sage before submerging them in the chicken broth. It makes it easier to remove the herbs once the broth has taken on their earthy flavors.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken Stew

Giada's stew is quick and easy to prepare since it doesn't require cooking a whole chicken. Using only chicken breasts cuts down on time and prep work.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Stew

Perfect Potato Soup

Ree's potato soup, topped with grated Cheddar and crispy bacon, is easy to make and freezes well for quick meals throughout the week.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Potato Soup

Mexican Chorizo & Turkey Chili

If you're looking for alternatives to chicken or beef chili, try Rachael's recipe. It calls for turkey as well as Mexican chorizo — a savory, piquant sausage made of ground pork and chile peppers.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

French Onion Soup

Melissa d'Arabian's homemade version of this bistro classic gains rich flavor from long-cooked caramelized onions and grated Swiss cheese.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup

Beef Bourguignon

Anne Burrell's spin on the classic French beef stew is chock-full of bacon, mushrooms and red bliss potatoes, making it an extra-hearty choice for a chilly winter night.

Get the Recipe: Beef Bourguignon

Chicken Nugget Soup

Childhood's favorite nuggets are all grown up in this silky soup, which gains satisfying body and texture from pureed cauliflower in the broth.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Nugget Soup

Pepperoni Pizza Soup

No need to call for delivery; you can sip your favorite slice by the spoonful with this marinara-based bowl that's topped with thinly sliced pepperoni and bubbling cheese toast.

Get the Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Robert Irvine's versatile soup can be served warm or chilled and dresses up everyday russet potatoes with leeks, thyme and heavy cream.

Get the Recipe: Potato Leek Soup

Ramen Shrimp Pouch

Alton reinvents the classic college comfort food by cooking packaged ramen noodles in a homemade soy and sesame broth, then topping them with plump shrimp.

Get the Recipe: Ramen Shrimp Pouch

Mexican Chicken Soup

Punch up comforting, homemade chicken soup with some south-of-the-border flavor by adding jalapeno, cumin, fresh cilantro and flour tortilla strips to a rich tomato base.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup

Pesto Bean Soup

Add a new soup to your go-to list. Cannellini beans, pesto and olives make this dish an Italian treat.

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

The ginger in this dish is sure to warm you up on a cold night.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Salmon-Vegetable Chowder

White mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and bacon add texture to tender carrots and salmon.

Get the Recipe: Salmon-Vegetable Chowder

Potato-Leek Bisque

Whip up this creamy bisque in less than 35 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Potato-Leek Bisque

Cheddar Corn Chowder

Loaded with tender potatoes, juicy corn and a half-pound of sharp white cheddar, Ina's creamy, bacon-topped chowder is a comforting soup that can be fixed with fresh or frozen corn.

Get the Recipe: Cheddar Corn Chowder

Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Baking buttery, flaky biscuits directly on top of Ina's creamy, vegetable-packed chicken stew makes for an all-in-one dish that delivers big on comfort.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Beanless Beef Chili

Sandra uses chili seasoning, red pepper flakes and cinnamon to pack a punch of flavor in this meaty chili. Top it off with her spiced sour cream.

Get the Recipe: Beanless Beef Chili

French Onion Soup

Tyler demystifies classic French Onion Soup with his easy recipe that calls for rich beef broth fortified with sweet caramelized onions. For a classic bistro presentation, spoon the soup into ramekins, then crown each one with a slice of toasted baguette and some freshly grated Gruyere cheese.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup

Chunky Beef Chili

Bring on the beef! Ree uses both cubed chuck roast and ground meat, making for a seriously satisfying chili.

Get the Recipe: Chunky Beef Chili

"16 Bean" Pasta e Fagioli

Ina makes this hearty Italian pasta and bean soup with 16 different types of beans. If you can’t find the “O”-shaped pasta you can substitute with macaroni.

Get the Recipe: "16 Bean" Pasta e Fagioli

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