Soup is pretty much all I want to eat during the winter, but some recipes just take too long to make. If you want your beans to be cooked perfectly, your meat to be tender, or your veggies to be soft enough to blend, you have to really let things stew. Sometimes—OK, most of the time—I just don’t have the patience for that.
If I had an Instant Pot, this would be a different story. But since I don’t, and I’m sure many of you don’t either, I need another ways to satisfy my soupy needs. After a bit of Internet surfing, I’ve found that it’s totally possible to get a filling, comforting soup on the table without cooking the night away.
These 16 recipes need only 30 minutes of your time, some of them even less. The best part, aside from speed, is that several of them make a ton of servings. So if you didn’t have time to meal prep over the weekend, you make this any old night and have a bunch of leftovers to feed yourself with for the rest of the week. They also freeze well, so alternatively you could cook a different one every night and pack them up for later. Basically, these soups are exactly what’s going to help you make it to spring.