Pressure Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

All winter long I find myself on a major soup binge. Like this Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage, or this hearty Black Bean Soup, or the non- Instant Pot version of today’s soup, Sausage and Lentil. Clearly I find it comforting and warming this time of year. My favorite soups usually involve some combo…

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Lentil and Sausage Soup

It’s windy, rainy, and chilly, and I’m thinking that today’s a good day for making a big batch of  hearty soup. Soup is one of those cooler-weather comfort foods that makes you feel good from the inside out, especially if it leans towards the healthy side. Today I’m making a pot of one of my favs-…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Bacon

Happy Halloween! Amongst all the sweets and treats that are so tempting this time of year, I like to try and at least make Halloween dinner healthy. Last year I enjoyed a big bowl of Butternut Squash Risotto. This Halloween I’m keeping the savory flavors of butternut squash, and adding in some Granny Smith apples…

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Potato Corn Chowder

Here’s a great transition recipe that recognizes summer fading into fall. We have both fresh ears of warm weather corn and abundant cool weather potatoes. Warm, bulky chowder is satisfying enough to be enjoyed on a fall day, but this lightened up version is also refreshing enough for summer. The base is made with chicken…

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Black Bean Soup

Who says that it needs to be dark and chilly to enjoy a hearty bowl of black bean soup? This zippy soup is packed with veggies and is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. It actually comes together pretty quickly thanks to canned black beans- don’t even have to drain them! But the soup tastes…

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It’s basically a party in a pot and it’s addictive. The longer you let this cook, the more lovely the flavors become. I put a good amount of dry rub on some chicken, gave it a quick sear,…

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

I’m loosing my chill over this chili. An absolutely essential winter dish at its finest- black bean sweet potato chili cooked down to the nth degree of tenderness. Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge meat lover. The thought of a vegetarian chili isn’t something I’d normally be drawn to. HOWEVER, I…

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Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage

I was getting sad about the end of summer, but then I remembered soup. THIS soup, specifically. I’m a fan of tomato soup to begin with; I love the creaminess and richness of the tomatoes. But then add in spicy Italian sausage, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach and basil, and you have everything you need. Plus…

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

This hearty soup is packed with full rich flavors of smoked ham and two types of peas. Great soup for a cold winter day. If preferred, you may also make this soup “hands free” in a slow cooker, cooking on high heat for about 3 hours.

Enchilada Soup

 All the best parts of an enchilada in soup form! It’s packed with flavor, color, and warmth. I like making this in the winter when I’m craving something spicy.

Pumpkin Bisque

Perfect first course at a Thanksgiving dinner that you can make ahead of time.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Rich roasted butternut squash served over wild rice is a perfect start to a Thanksgiving meal. This can also be prepared a day ahead. Just refrigerate and rewarm soup over medium-low heat before serving.