Soups To Make Every Month Of 2023

Delicious soups deserve to shine beyond the cold months.

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 farmers' market finds and in-season ingredients. 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

A tasty way to keep warm on winter nights, our Chicken and Dumplings recipe offers from-scratch and store-bought options for a family favorite comfort meal.

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February: Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

This hearty and healthy beef and vegetable soup checks all the boxes, and best of all, with store-bought gnocchi, it's ready in just 30 minutes. Ramp up your veggies by throwing in additional produce like spinach, kale, or green beans.

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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

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

Put your leftover holiday ham to good use in this flavorful slow-cooker soup. After tireless hours in the kitchen for Easter prep, this dish only takes 15 minutes of hands-on prep then simmers all day for an effortless, yet rich and flavorful soup.

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May: Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Our Creamy Asparagus Soup showcases in-season produce and is velvety smooth thanks to the potatoes and leeks (and half a cup of cream).

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June: Watermelon Gazpacho

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

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

This striking summer soup capitalizes on sweet corn at the peak of its season. It is ready to refresh at any ladies' luncheon or is ideal for an on-the-go lakeside summer meal.

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August: Martina McBride's Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Courtesy Oxmoor House

This fan-favorite is always welcome on the table. 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: Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Soup
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Victor Protasio, Prop Stylist Claire Spollen

Butternut squash might be your go-to when it comes to turning seasonal gourds into a delicious soup, but this one steals the show. The simple and beautifully colored soup pairs well with a bright green salad and is easily topped with a variety of garnishes like fried scallions, fresh herbs, bacon bits, or a dollop of cream.

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October: Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Break out your slow cooker for this indulgent dish suited for a cozy fall night in. This cheesy soup is full of delicious flavors, from the onions and thyme to the Gruyère.

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November: Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup

Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup
Greg DuPree

There's no way lingering house guests will get tired of Thanksgiving food with gumbo-style soup that leans on your feast's leftovers.

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December: Soulful Chicken Soup

Soulful Chicken Soup
Iain Bagwell

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

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