Soups, Stews, and Chowders

Savory Vegetable Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 340
I've been cooking since I was 10 years old. One day, I plan to own a bed-and-breakfast inn. I look forward to the challenge of cooking for my future guests.
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Lentil Barley Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Great fall soup that really is the consistency of a stew. Substitute vegetables based on availability. Add chicken, pork, or stew meat if desired. Can substitute another grain for barley.

Navy Beans and Greens with Bacon and Garlic

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
It took me a while to get it right, but this just hits the spot when you want something soothing. It's hearty as a soup, can be thickened to make a stew, or strained to make a side dish. It's creamy, smoky, ever-so-slightly bitter, and goes with chicken, pork, fish, and beef.

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 5 stars 3416
Restaurant-worthy, hearty soup with sausage, potatoes, cream, and spinach.

Beans, Greens and Garlic Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This wholesome soup is quick and easy to make, and filled with lots of garlic flavor!

Chef John's Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 212
Not only is this American classic American and classic, it is also one of the most comforting things you'll ever eat and the great thing about this dumpling recipe is that it will work on just about any soup or stew!

Smoked Shrimp and Grit Cakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Southwestern shrimp cake with no mayo.

Coach Vic's Cream of Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
A family favorite on a rainy day. Great with grilled cheese sandwich.

Homemade Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 1595
These light and fluffy homemade dumplings are quick and easy to make.

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 479
This is a delicious soup that is even better reheated the next day. Easy to make too. Serve with a garnish of sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.


Rating: 5 stars 872
A classic herby seafood stew with a little bit of everything from the sea.

Chef John's Gazpacho

Rating: 5 stars 357
Try this recipe with some killer, end-of-summer, super sweet tomatoes.