15 Weeknight Soups to Add to Your Meal Plan

15 Weeknight Soups to Add to Your Meal Plan

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Sheela Prakash
Oct 22, 2017

There is one dish that appears pretty consistently on my weekly meal plan, and that is soup. Almost every week, there is a night designated for it — usually at the start of the week so that there are leftovers to dig into for lunch. There are so many reasons why it's such a mainstay: It's a one-pot affair, it often doesn't need much else besides some crusty bread to call it dinner, and it's infinitely adaptable depending on your mood.

Some weeks, it's a soup loaded with enough veggies to get back into a wholesome routine; other weeks it's a heartier, cream-based or pasta-packed affair. Whatever the situation, these 15 recipes are easy picks for your weeknight dinner roster.

Tomato Soups

When I get soup cravings, I tend to categorize them by broth type — and there are times when only rich, sweet tomato broth will do. These soups run the gamut from a classic purée to a spicy taco-inspired number.

Meaty Soups

And then there are moments when an extra-hearty soup, filled with chicken or smoky bacon, feels absolutely necessary for dinner. These recipes are packed with meaty goodness and are sure to satisfy.

Vegetarian or Vegan Soups

Hearty doesn't always need to mean that meat is involved, though. Soup is an easy answer when you're looking for a vegetarian or vegan meal, as you can build a great one with nothing but lots of vegetables, beans, lentils, grains, or a combination of them.

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