Cozy Up with these Festive Soup Recipes

Beef soup with potatoes in pot

The temperature is gradually decreasing, and you are probably searching for ways to keep warm as the season changes. We’ve got you covered. These delicious soup recipes are just what you need to stay nice and cozy.

Beef Stew

What better way to warm up this season than with a hearty, flavorful bowl of Beef Stew?

You will need: 2 cups of beef, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 4 cubes of crumbled beef bouillon, 4-5 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary,1 teaspoon of dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 3-4 potatoes (peeled and cubed), 4 carrots (cut into medium-sized chunks), 1 chopped onion, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch

Step 1: Take a large pot and cook 2 cups of beef in oil until it is brown.

Step 2: Dissolve the beef bouillon in water and pour it into the pot.

Step 3: Stir in the rosemary, pepper, and parsley. Then, bring this mixture to a boil.

Step 4: After boiling, reduce the temperature to low heat, cover, and allow the soup to simmer for about an hour.

Step 5: After an hour, add in potatoes, celery, onion, and carrots. Stir.

Step 6: Take 2 tablespoons of cold water and dissolve the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into it. Then, stir this into the soup, cover, and cook for another hour.

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Panera isn’t the only place to find amazing Broccoli and Cheddar soup. You can make a delicious version right in the comfort of your home!

You will need: 1/2 cup of butter, 1 chopped onion, 2 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 2/3 cup of cornstarch, 1 cup of water, 1 package of frozen chopped broccoli, 4 (14.5) cans of chicken broth, 1 pound of cheddar cheese.

Step 1: Take a large pot and melt the butter over medium heat.

Step 2: Cook the onion in your butter until soft. Then, add the broccoli and stir in the chicken broth.

Step 3: Allow the veggies to simmer until the broccoli is tender. This should take about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Reduce the temperature to low heat and gradually stir in the cheese. Once the cheese has melted, stir in the milk and garlic powder.

Step 5: In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into your cup of water. Then, stir this mixture into the soup and allow it to cook until thick.

Soup Side Items

You can add a little flair to lunch or dinner by serving a side item with your soup. Check out this list of foods that you can use to take your meal to the next level.

  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Grilled veggies
  • Buttered toast
  • Rosemary olive oil bread
  • Saltine crackers
  • Crumbled flaky crackers
  • Kettle chips
  • Baked rolls
  • BLT wrap


Now that you’ve got an idea of festive soup dishes to try, all you have to do is visit the nearest market and pick up the ingredients you need. Jump into a reliable, quality vehicle from Toyota of Boerne and drive to a grocery store near you, today!