Barley Lentil Soup

This hearty soup with fresh vegetables can easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock in place of beef broth.

30 Minute Hash Brown Potato Soup

Hash Brown Potato Soup is so quick and easy that it is one of my “crisis meals”—meals that can be made in 20-30 minutes with shelf-stable (or freezer) ingredients that I keep on hand.

Carne Guisada for the Slow Cooker

Carne means meat (but often is used to refer to beef), and guisada means stew. This flavorful Mexican beef stew is perfect for serving over rice or with tortillas. Its wonderful aroma as it simmers in the slow cooker will have you anxiously awaiting dinnertime.

Carne Guisada for the Instant Pot

Carne means meat, but it is often used to refer to specifically to beef, and guisada means stew. This flavorful Mexican beef stew is perfect for serving over rice or with tortillas. Its wonderful aroma as it simmers in the slow cooker will have you anxiously awaiting dinnertime.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Take advantage of your slow cooker to have this chicken chili waiting for you on a busy day when you don’t get home until late.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Soup with a sandwich is often relegated to lunch fare, but it makes an easy and delicious supper when you are short on time. I’m a big fan of sandwich makers to make a quick meal, and I used mine to make grilled cheese sandwiches to serve with this creamy soup.

Tex-Mex Chicken Corn Chowder

Made with canned creamed corn, this hearty chicken corn chowder has the kick of green chilies with the creamy base of half and half thickened with corn. Garnished with fresh cilantro, it’s the perfect dinner for a cold day.

Egg Drop Soup

I learned this quick and easy egg drop soup recipe when I was living in Japan. It’s good for a light appetizer or a comfort food when you have a cold.

Lentil Soup with Kielbasa

Lentils are a useful legume for busy cooks because unlike beans, they cook quickly and can be prepared from their dry state without a long soaking time. Lentil Soup with Kielbasa is a flavorful slow cooker recipe that requires very little prep.

Quick & Easy Mexican Style Soup

If you keep cooked ground beef and sautéed onions in your freezer, you can have this easy soup on the table in under 15 minutes.

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