Six simple soups offer comfort by the bowlful in no time flat.
Why is soup such a favorite comfort food: Its power to soothe the diner? Its ability to calm the cook? Unlike many dishes, most soups don’t require constant vigilance. Recipes are seldom fussy, they invite improvisation, and substitutions are generally welcome. You can stir up a soup while answering homework questions or sorting the mail, and if someone’s late for dinner, soup doesn’t mind the wait. Here are six quick soups we turn to for comfort on a weeknight
By Jo Marshall, a food writer in Deephaven, Minn.
Four main ingredients (chicken broth, rice, eggs, lemon juice)—dinner is ready.
This easy pea soup comes together in a snap with frozen peas.
Canned cream-style corn makes a rich base for this seafood soup.
Use leftover roasted chicken in this quick weeknight main-dish soup.
Combine a few pantry and refrigerator staples for this quick-and-easy soup. The ideal soup to curl up with in the winter after a long day at work.
Healthful lentils cook quickly in a weeknight soup.