When you're craving a creamy, luxurious bowl of soup to soothe away the rough edges of your day, give these warm and welcoming soups a try. They're cozy enough for family meals but nice enough to serve to guests. And they're so silky smooth, you don't even have to chew.

"I made this delicious creamy soup last week and we enjoyed it! The nutmeg spice really added a great taste in this recipe. I didn't add anything but a bit of sharp Cheddar at the end. Amazing!" -- Chris

Broccoli Soup
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"Fantastic mushroom soup! Kudos to Chef John who once again came through with a winner. I made it exactly as written and was amazed at how deep and wonderful the flavors were. I am a cream of mushroom soup lover and this was the best I have ever had." -- Shelley W

"How fantastic this is! The ginger and curry is an unexpected and delicious hit of flavor in what I imagined was going to be a basic soup. Even the kids liked it -- and you know what high praise that is!!" Yvonne Suppa

Cream of Carrot Soup
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"So delicious! Everyone went back for seconds and has become one of my family's favorite meals. I did follow the advice of others by adding chicken broth as well. You can tailor the thickness/thinness to your liking without affecting the flavor and it's so quick and easy to make." -- Sheri

Baked Potato Soup V
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"Really delicious! This didn't taste heavily of beets to me, but nice, balanced, creamy and lightly sweet." -- Rachel Ruiz

Roasted Beet and Potato Soup
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"Really enjoyed this soup! The key is to make sure you cook the garlic, onions, and potatoes long enough to give it the depth of flavor it needs." -- pepsitwist

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
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"Made this for friends on the first cold night this fall. I'm glad it makes a lot because they wanted more. Chef John never disappoints. Followed the recipe and it rocked." -- HappyBigAl

"This recipe was great. I used frozen artichoke hearts and just chopped them up. To save time, I sauted the veggies in some olive oil to get them going. My husband even gobbled this up and if I had told him it was artichoke soup, he wouldn't have even touched it." -- KELSTER1

Cream of Artichoke Soup I
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"Followed the recipe as written. I served this at a dinner party. Everyone loved this soup!" -- Cindy Bird

Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup
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"Outstanding recipe!! We planned on making enough to freeze for a cold day but it was all finished by the lunch the next day." -- jonnyd523

Wisconsin Native's Beer Cheese Soup
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