Quick-Fix Chili, Soups, & Stews
A thick and creamy baked potato soup is ideal for cold winter days. Pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions. Try with an easy shrimp-and-pesto baguette.
- Recipe: Baked Potato Soup
Black beans and meatless crumbles make this vegetarian chili hearty and satisfying. A side of cornbread muffins filled with pimiento cheese completes this quick and easy supper.
- Recipe: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Stray away from boring canned soup and whip up this easy, Asian-inspired Curried Coconut Soup. A whole-wheat wrap filled with snow peas, carrots, cucumbers, and hummus completes the meal.
- Recipe: Curried Coconut Soup
This soup is the go-to recipe for an easy night of entertaining friends or a quick weeknight supper for your family. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you'll be able to put together this recipe quickly.
- Recipe: Taco Soup
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, and canned tomatoes. You can substitute ground beef for the meatless burger crumbles, if desired. Top with a dollop of sour cream, corn chips, and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
- Recipe: Black Bean Chili
Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of hearty Brunswick stew. For extremely tender meat that's easy to shred, try cooking on low heat for a long time. High heat yields a less tender product.
- Recipe: Easy Brunswick Stew
This potato soup has all the fixings of a traditional baked potato—Cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and broccoli—but has a rich and creamy consistency you won't be able to resist.
- Recipe: Baked Potato-and-Broccoli Soup
Save time by making this chicken chili with smoked chicken from your favorite barbecue restaurant, or use a barbecue-flavored rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.
- Recipe: Smoky Chicken Chili
Pick up shredded pork from your favorite restaurant, or use one of the ready-to-serve products from your supermarket. The flavor profiles of commercial barbecue sauce can range from sweet to smoky, so use whichever brand you prefer.
- Recipe: Barbecue Chili
If you love greens with ham hock, try this recipe. Lean ham and fat-free broth offer the good flavor of the original dish minus the added saturated fat. Beans add extra fiber too!
- Recipe: Turnip Greens Stew
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Don't drain the chopped green chiles or navy beans. Serve chili with cornbread.
- Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
This savory soup is full of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and acorn squash are seasoned with honey, thyme, ginger, and nutmeg for a delicious combination that will be hard to resist.
- Recipe: Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Rich, beefy petite tender, the quick-cooking foundation of this stew and a supermarket steak cut from shoulder, looks and tastes like tenderloin but costs a third of the price. Can't find it? Try chuck-eye steak, which has good flavor but needs a little more trimming.
- Recipe: Quick Beef Chili