When you’re neck-deep in snow and the cold seems unbearable, there’s nothing better than a comforting bowl of soup. To take it a step further, these creamy soup recipes add a touch of richness that broths can’t provide. These are the ultimate cream-based soups that you’ll crave after a long day. They’re like a warm hug!
What Makes A Soup Creamy?
Broth-based soups are typically made from beef, vegetable or chicken stock. They’re lighter and not thick. On the contrary, creamy soups are made with either a heavy whipping cream, milk or half-and-half base. They’re much heavier and thicker. Creamy soups tend to be more filling and calorie dense.
Souper Cubes: Individually freeze portioned amounts of soup leftovers.
How To Freeze Creamy Soup Recipes
If you have leftovers, creamy soup recipes are so easy to freeze! Add them to either a freezer bag or use a portioned frozen soup container. Keep the soup in the back of your freezer where temperatures are more stable. The opening and closing of your freezer door can cause small temperature fluctuations. Each individual recipe varies, but most soups can stay frozen for up to six months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
Ingredients To Make Your Soup Thicker
Creamy soups have a tendency to be naturally thick, but adding thickening ingredients help. Starchy vegetables, like potatoes will increase the thickness. Making a roux with all-purpose flour is sometimes a base for creamy soups. Lastly, corn starch is a popular ingredient that can be added to soup!
This flavor-packed Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup with Mushrooms is loaded with fresh veggies, shiitake mushrooms, pillowy gnocchi and creamy-dreamy goodness. Best of all? It's on the dinner table in under an hour!
Roasted cherry tomatoes combined with roasted garlic, sweet potato and shallots magically transform into a truly creamy and flavor-packed soup. It's simple to make, nourishing and perfect as a light lunch or dinner during soup season.
Creamy, flavorful, and full of healthy goodness, this sweet potato and pumpkin soup comes together easily in a few simple steps. All you need are a handful of simple ingredients and you'll have this soup ready in no time. It's the perfect cozy soup!
White chili chicken is creamy, cozy, comforting, hearty soup filled with tender morsels of rotisserie chicken, buttery beans and loads of spices. It’s perfect winter day meal. This winter soup is full of flavors and ready in 30 minutes or less.
This Broccoli Cauliflower Soup is creamy, cheesy and packed with veggies (and gluten free). This is the perfect recipe for a quick and easy lunch or dinner–it’s ready in just 35 minutes! For an extra special touch top with fresh herbs, cheddar cheese or crispy bacon.
This is the best Instant Pot cauliflower soup recipe. This soup is quick and easy to make and is ready in just 10 minutes! This healthy soup is packed with flavor and is made with coconut milk, broth and cashews to give it a delicious smooth and creamy texture.
This Loaded Pierogi Soup is a delicious and healthy creamy Ukrainian soup with all the flavors of loaded pierogies! Bacon, potatoes, cheddar cheese, cabbage, fried onions and sour cream are combined to create a creamy blended soup that's hearty enough for a meal!
Crab Bisque is an incredibly creamy and irresistibly flavorful soup that will warm you right up. After you create a base of sautéed onion, garlic, and celery along with tomato paste, flour, and broth, blend until smooth and stir in lump crab meat. Once you know how to make this recipe, you can have a little bit of Cajun flavor whenever you want!
This roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe is so much better than anything you would get in grocery stores. It is made from scratch with all fresh tomatoes and red bell peppers for an amazing garden fresh taste.
Savor the warmth and comfort of a creamy Alfredo Chicken Tortellini Soup, where tender chicken pieces and luscious cheese tortellini mingle in a rich, velvety Alfredo broth, creating a delightfully hearty meal.