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Soup's On! Recipes to Celebrate National Homemade Soup Day

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Nothing warms the soul quite like a steaming bowl of homemade soup in winter. As we approach National Homemade Soup Day on February 4th, why not try out a few new recipes to celebrate?

In this post, you'll find three delicious and healthy soups that will hit the spot. Whether you're looking for a hearty winter warmer or a light veggie-packed bowl, these recipes have something for everyone. So, get your pot ready, and let's get cooking!

Turkey Sausage Italian Wedding Soup

Ah, Italian Wedding Soup— a great winter comfort food. We modified it with turkey sausage to make it slightly more heart-healthy while keeping it hearty and flavorful. It's the perfect way to kick the year off with something equally indulgent and nutritious. Packed with lean turkey sausage, vegetables, herbs, and a light, savory broth, it’s sure to satisfy.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey sausage
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1) Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. 

2) Add the ground turkey sausage to the pot and cook until golden brown, breaking up the sausage with a spoon as it cooks. 

3) Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and celery and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. 

4) Add the orzo pasta and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. 

5) Stir in the baby spinach, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes until the spinach has wilted. 

6) Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve hot.

Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup (V)

Nothing is better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold day, and this roasted butternut squash soup will make the perfect addition to your National Homemade Soup Day celebration. It’s seasonal, vibrant, and satisfying, and adding ginger adds a delightfully zesty kick. This delicious and healthy soup is sure to please the whole family.


  • 4-5 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced into 1⁄2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups coconut milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butternut squash cubes on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large pot over medium heat and add the garlic and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add the roasted butternut squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, vegetable broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can transfer the soup in batches to a blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Taste the soup and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Spicy Lentil Kale Soup (V)

Spicy Lentil Kale Soup is a great choice for winter. It's full of nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, making it an incredibly healthy option. Plus, the combination of spices like cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper will warm you right up.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cups kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, paprika, and cayenne pepper and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots and bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add the lentils, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  4. Uncover the pot and stir in the kale and lemon juice. Simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes or until the lentils are tender. 
  5. Season with salt to taste and serve. Enjoy!

Another Healthy Winter Habit

Making homemade soups is a great way to start off the new year, as it allows us to incorporate more nutrient-dense ingredients into our diets and reduce our reliance on processed foods. 

Preparing your own soups also provides an opportunity for creativity and experimentation in the kitchen, so don’t be afraid to get creative! With the right ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create delicious and nutritious soups that will become a staple in your kitchen.

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