5 Soups and Stews for April Showers

Whether I like it or not, it seems that the rainy and quintessential Pacific Northwest weather is here to stay. For the days where you just want to stay in, these 5 Soups and Stews are perfect for staying full, warm, and healthy. (Because while I love hearty soups, I opt to steer clear of ones loaded with cream and cheeses, as summer weather is quickly approaching.)

Keep reading for the full recipe roundup after the jump!

5 Soups and Stews for April Showers

5 Soups

1. Winter Kale Soup

With a herb broth, bits of chicken sausage, and burnt kale, this soup is delicious and have great layers of flavor. If spring sinuses have you down, make sure to make a pot of this stuff. It’s nutrient rich and makes great lunches!

carrot soup

2. Carrot Soup with Balsamic Vinegar and Herbed Oil

If you have a bag of carrots and can of tomatoes, you can quickly make this soup. Whole30 approved it’s a nutrient rich favorite. With notes of cumin, coriander, and tumeric, there’s a surprise of spice that’s somewhat unexpected, while adding a layer of warmth to the dish.

sweet potato soup with curried lentils

3. Sweet Potato Soup with Curried Lentils

Made with crisp lentils that have been par cooked and pan seared, this soup is a beautiful pairing of sweet and savory. From the carmelized onion in the lentil to the sweetness of the potato, this soup invites new discovery when it comes to topping a common bowl.

lamb stew

4. Basque Lamb Stew

One of my favorite meats to play with in the springtime is lamb. After roasting a leg of lamb, I love to use up the leftover bits of lamb in this stew. Filled with tomato, potato, and carrot, it is filling and a great dish for a rainy night.

chicken gnocchi soup

5. Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A hearty soup with gnocchi and Italian herbs, this bowl is a favorite and can be made ahead throughout the week. Want to have friends over and share a meal? Add a antipasto platter, salad, and glass of wine to elevate this dish.

What are some of your favorite soups for rainy days?

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