Curried kumara soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Our Favourite Comforting Soup Recipes

The cold weather is no match for these easy, soul-nourishing soups to curl up with

Curried Kumara Soup
This curried kumara soup is a creamy and warming meal, especially when served with a dollop of yoghurt and plenty of crusty bread for dipping.

Leek, Potato & Hazelnut Soup
Top this silky soup with truffle oil for a dinner party if you’re feeling decadent. Enjoy with buttered toast.

Leek, potato and hazelnut soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Roasted Parsnip & Spinach Soup
Creamy and delicious, this soup makes the most of winter veges at their peak. 

Pork & Noodle Soup
This delectably fragrant soup is flavourful and filling, complete with succulent pork meatballs, tasty noodles and a mushroom broth.

Pork and noodle soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Nutritious Power Soup With Kale, Kumara & Leeks
This glorious green soup is a great way to get your five-plus a day in winter. Top with parmesan and serve hot.

Carrot Soup With Cheese Dumplings
Cheesy dumplings had the perfect amount of heft to this warming carrot soup topped with a sprinkling of chives.

Carrot soup with cheese dumplings. Photo / Babiche Martens

Carrot Soup
Try this delicious carrot soup recipe with cumin and turmeric from Eleanor Ozich. Generously buttered sourdough is most definitely necessary for dipping.

Kumara & Watercress Soup
Peppery watercress really adds a flavoursome boost to this sweet purple kumara soup. Serve with crispy kumara chips on the side.

Kumara and watercress soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Pumpkin & Green Curry Soup
Green curry paste gives a fragrant depth to this classic pumpkin soup. Feel free to swap chicken stock for vegetable stock to make this a fully meat-free meal.

Mulligatawny Soup
This soup is the ultimate comfort meal, full of chicken, vegetables, basmati rice and ample flavour. Savour yours with warmed pita pockets.

Pumpkin and red lentil soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Hearty Chicken & Vegetable Soup
This chicken and vegetable soup recipe is a hearty mix and the perfect way to use leftover bits and pieces from the vegetable drawer. 

Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup
This simplest of pumpkin soups is a comforting wintery number with red lentils for added oomph. 

Mulligatawny soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Courgette, Garlic & Kale Soup
This gloriously green soup is packed with courgette, kale and basil to create a warming dish you can't help but feel good about eating. Serve with croutons and a dollop of yoghurt or sour cream on top. 

Roast Tomato Soup With Chilli 
Add a hint of coconut milk and chilli to this tomato soup recipe for a tasty twist on a classic. 

Roast tomato soup with chilli. Photo / Babiche Martens

Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbs
Serve this velvety pumpkin soup with thick and creamy natural yoghurt and sprinkle generously with deliciously crispy bacon crumbs. 

Creamy Vegan Eggplant & Hazelnut Soup
You will be surprised by the unique texture of the eggplant. When it’s all blitzed up the nutty hazelnut flavour emerges to help create this divine soup. It's also naturally dairy-free, so it's perfect for sharing with those with dietary requirements. 

Creamy vegan eggplant and hazelnut soup. Photo / Babiche Martens

Carrot, Sweet Potato & Cashew Soup
The recipe calls for cashews which might sound unusual, but which add a luxurious creaminess and velvety texture to this sweet soup. 

Forest Restaurant’s Halloumi Soup
Chef Plabita Florence divulges the recipe to her lemony tomato and halloumi soup. It’s bright and tangy, and perfect on a cool day.

Forest Restaurant’s halloumi soup. Photo / Supplied

Lamb & Chickpea Soup
For a more hearty soup, try this chunky one with lamb and chickpeas. Using often-forgotten cuts of lamb keeps this dish both delicious and economical. 

Anna Jones’ Persian Noodle Soup
The culinary queen shares her recipe for a healthy Persian noodle soup filled with cannellini beans, fresh greens and pine nuts.

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