Cool-Weather Comfort: 7 Soothing Chilis and Soups

Featured Article, Food, Recipes
on September 28, 2016

Cooler nights are approaching, and what better way to stay warm than with a soothing bowl of chili or soup? These comforting recipes are easy enough for weeknight dinners and elegant enough for entertaining. Whip up a batch of comfort!


Turkey Chili with Cilantro and Green Onion Pesto


Karry Hosford

Ground turkey takes the place of beef for a healthier chili, while a simple pesto made with pistachios, cilantro and green onion beautifully complement the medley of fall flavors.


Vegetable Chili


Country ham kicks up the flavor in this chili, but you can always omit it for a vegetarian dish.


Judith Choate’s Butternut Squash Soup


“An American Family Cooks” / Judith Choate

Cubed butternut squash and sweet onion create the perfect soup base, while ground cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon take a classic recipe to new heights.


Smoky White Bean Chicken Chili


Teresa Blackburn

Tomatillos, fire-roasted tomatoes, Tobasco, beer and crumbled bacon are a killer combo in this oh-so-smoky cold-weather concoction.


Easy Crock Pot Posole

Easy Crockpot Posole Recipe

This simple Mexican stew cooks up in the Crock Pot for a hands-off dinner fix you can’t beat. Slow-cooked pork and hominy mingle in a spicy broth—just add warm tortillas for the perfect fall meal.


Beef and Black Bean Chili


Chopped chipotle peppers in adobo give this thick, Texas-style chili a punch of heat. Top with cheese, cilantro, pumpkin seeds or a combination to customize this bold flavor!


Chicken Chili with Turkey Sausage


Leftover rotisserie chicken is the secret to prepping this crowd-pleasing chili. Use the bones to make a broth, and then pack it with kale, barley, leeks, garbanzo beans and turkey sausage to amp up the texture and flavor.