Beat the dinnertime rush (or lunchtime boredom) by making a large batch of soup on the weekend and freezing it in large or small containers for future meals. These recipes for hearty soups and chilis all freeze beautifully.
Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but this hearty supper soup takes just an hour to make. The secret? Deli-roasted chicken and precooked sausage. Pair with breadsticks or a crusty baguette for a perfect winter meal that will fill your house with good smells.
Inspired by traditional Mexican mole, this hearty vegetarian chili includes a touch of chocolate to add depth. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give a rich smokiness to this fall recipe. If you like, you can save half the chili to make Stacked Black Bean Enchilada Pie.
Potatoes, onion, sauerkraut and brats pack in the German flavor in this homey slow-cooker soup. Try with Whole Wheat Pretzel Rolls; the soft pretzels' chewy, brown exterior comes from being boiled in an alkaline solution—the 1/4 cup baking soda in the water isn't a typo!
Resolve the dinnertime decision with this quick-and-easy fix. When her crockery cooker simmers all day with this irresistible soup, Vicki Johnson of Hallsville, Missouri, thinks fondly of her late aunt.