The gift of soup is a great one — everyone needs to be warmed up a little during the cool fall and winter months. Plus, who doesn't enjoy soup? Here are 10 of our favorites that pack up great and are sure to be well-received by whoever is the lucky recipient.
Tomato soup may be the simplest, most wholesome soup around. This one relies on canned tomatoes, but you roast them first with garlic and thyme to concentrate their sweetness for extra-flavorful results.
Slowly simmering dried black beans until they are so tender that they are practically falling apart is a sign of caring. There's no doubt that this hearty bean soup will be well-received.
Give this soup to the friend who frequents Olive Garden — they'll know of the restaurant's popular menu item and love the homemade rendition.
Coconut milk gives this soup sweet, nutty flavor and also makes it vegan. Pack along a little bag of toasted cashews and fresh parsley sprigs so your recipient can garnish before enjoying.
This wholesome bowl of vegetarian miso soup is made with red miso, giving it a robust flavor. Let the recipient of this jar of soup know they can enjoy it for breakfast as well as lunch or dinner.
All soups should have meatballs floating in them, right? This classic Italian-American soup is sure to be well-received by anyone.
The secret to this version of the classic soup is dried porcini mushrooms. The mushrooms add an incredibly umami-rich, almost beef-like flavor to the meatless soup.
If you have a little extra time, bake up a batch of cornbread to go with this sweet and spicy vegetarian soup.
A little bacon or pancetta sautéed in the pot before the other ingredients are added sets this soup apart from all the other bean- and veggie-heavy soups out there.
10. Zuppa Toscana
Packed with spicy Italian sausage, tender potatoes, and kale, this soup doesn't need much else to make it a meal. Gift it with a loaf of crusty bread, and your recipient will have a wonderful dinner.