Soups to Make Every Month of 2020

Ham-and-Bean Soup
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Soup is good for the soul, regardless of the season. Whether you're stuck inside due to dropping temperatures or seasonal allergies, a comforting bowl of soup is always the best medicine.

Don't believe us? Give our month-by-month soup challenge a try. From warm bowls of chicken noodle to chilled summer gazpachos, these seasonal soups are here to prove that a bowl of comfort is fitting any time of year. Some will put your slow cooker to work, like our Soulful Chicken Soup, while others make the most of holiday leftovers, like our springtime Ham-and-Bean Soup or rich Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup. No matter the month, we're making the most of farmer's market finds and in-season flavor.

So grab your ladle and simmer down with our favorite soups for each month of the year.

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January: Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

A tasty way to keep warm on winter nights, our Chicken and Dumplings recipe offers from-scratch and store-bought options.

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February: Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Capitol Hill Bean Soup
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Also known as Senate Bean Soup, this storied dish has been served in the capitol since 1903.

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March: Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Day-After-Saint Patrick’s Day Soup
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Whether you have leftovers from St. Patrick's Day or you're looking for a little springtime Irish luck, this homey, one-pot soup comes together in just 30 minutes.

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April: Ham-and-Bean Soup

Ham-and-Bean Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Ham-and-Bean Soup

Put your leftover holiday ham to good use in this flavorful, slow-cooker soup.

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May: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Our Creamy Cauliflower Soup is velvety smooth all on its own, no cream required.

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June: Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

Even more refreshing than your favorite summer salad, this simple gazpacho recipe makes the most of summer's superfruit.

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July: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

This striking summer soup is ready to refresh at any ladies luncheon or lake-side summer brunch.

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August: Martina McBride's Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Courtesy Oxmoor House

Recipe: Martina McBride's Creamy Tortilla Soup

Top it off with avocado, cheese, sour cream, and lime, and you'll be ready for an end-of-summer fiesta.

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September: Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash steals the show in this simple soup that pairs beautifully with old-fashioned grilled cheese or a bright green salad.

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October: Slow-Cooker Chicken Stew with Pumpkin and Wild Rice

Slow-Cooker Chicken Stew with Pumpkin and Wild Rice
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Stew with Pumpkin and Wild Rice

This savory fall stew is filled with tender cubes of pumpkin, but you can substitute with butternut squash if you have it on hand.

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November: Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup

Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup

Stir up this gumbo-style soup, and there's no way lingering house guests will get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers.

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December: Soulful Chicken Soup

Soulful Chicken Soup
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup

Add these simple ingredients to your slow cooker before you head out the door. After a long day of Christmas shopping, a warm chicken soup waiting will be the best gift of all.

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