Main Dish Soups and Stews Recipes

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Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.65 stars
321
The best ever clam chowder you have ever tasted, and it is easy and fast. You will pass this recipe along to your family and friends. If you like more clams you can always add more. Sometimes I will also cube potatoes and throw them in.

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars
428
This is the best soup I have ever had. It has lots of vegetables, Italian sausage, and even tortellini. Soup is one of my favorite foods and this one tops the list.

Bubba's Jambalaya

Rating: 4.7 stars
740
Easy Southern classic, with chicken, sausage, ham, and shrimp.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Rating: 4.77 stars
2130
A supremely filling, hearty soup. I serve this on cold rainy days with a loaf of homemade bread. Hint: this is perfect for leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken you've pulled from the bone after making homemade chicken stock! This soup makes great leftovers, but you might want to thin it slightly with skim milk or water when reheating.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rating: 4.44 stars
3835
A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Stew

This is an excellent slow cooker recipe... Mix ingredients and let cook. Delicious! Spiced with cumin and coriander and flavored with tomato paste, this veggie-filled lentil stew will keep you warm for winter, and all year round! Good with a loaf of fresh-baked rustic bread! Vegetarian and vegan. Serve with a piece of bread for dipping.

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.88 stars
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I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!

Best Damn Chili

Rating: 4.73 stars
504
After years of adjustments I have found a recipe for all to enjoy. Previous ones were either too hot or too mild, this one even was to the liking of my finance who hates chili.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Rating: 4.68 stars
5312
You can call this soup or chili, but either way it is wonderful! This recipe is also very adaptable to your personal taste. I recommend using Bill Echols' Taco Seasoning from this website. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if you like. I hope you enjoy!

Classic Goulash

Rating: 4.49 stars
1622
Easy recipe for making a classic goulash. Can also be done in a slow cooker. Inspired by Paula Deen's Bobby's Goulash.

Instant Pot® Best Beef Stew

Rating: 4.56 stars
118
This beef stew is the ultimate, hearty, melt-in-your mouth comfort food of all, and so easy to make in the Instant Pot® for a simple midweek dinner.

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.65 stars
1002
Slow cooker, hearty, easy. Serve with a hearty bread, and enjoy.
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Beef Stew

Rating: Unrated
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"This was the best stew I have ever made! The broth was rich and flavourful. My husband raved about it." – audlyn

Bean with Bacon Soup

Rating: Unrated
145
"My family loves this for dinner. And the leftovers freeze great for later!" – Paigesmomma

Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef Soup)

Rating: 4.79 stars
229

This is an extremely hearty and satisfying soup. The hind shank flavors the broth beautifully as does the marrow in the bones. Garnish with slivered raw onion, lime juice, jalapenos, and more cilantro.