Some days are just “soup days.” Maybe it’s a drizzly, cold day outside. Maybe you caught a chill in the morning and your feet are still freezing. Maybe you just need a warm pick-me-up to change your perspective on a bad day. Whatever the reason your soul needs soup, we’re here to help. In honor of Homemade Soup Day, here are three fab slow cooker soup recipes we love, all paired with wine!
Butternut Squash Soup
Soup combines texture and flavor in one steaming bowl of thank-you-very-much. It’s even better when you know it’s healthy. We chose Skinnytaste‘s recipe for Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup because it checks all the boxes, including being vegan and gluten-free, while still being creamy and delicious! Coconut milk really makes this soup sing, and we love topping it with roasted pumpkin seeds and scallion.
Pair with: Steeple Street, California Chardonnay
Chicken Tortilla Soup
A little spice, a little crunch, and a whole lot of taste. Ree Drummond knows her way around a sure-to-please soup, but her recipe for Best Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is truly a thing of beauty. It comes together in just 10 minutes. You can prep it in the morning or at lunch time, and then set your slow cooker on low or high to simmer until supper time. This Pioneer Woman recipe features all your chili-inspired favorites like tomatoes, onions, black beans, and chipotle peppers flavored with cumin, lime, and chili powder. Sprinkle with tortilla shreds for crunch!
Pair with: Caballeria de Luna, Penedés White
Spaghetti and Meatball Soup
We saved the best and heartiest for last. Imagine all the comfort of Italian food, but in a soup. That’s why we adore this Taste of Home recipe for Spaghetti & Meatball Soup made in the slow cooker. It’s special because it features homemade meatballs and that slow-simmer taste you can only get from the crockpot. Beef stock and marinara create the base for this family fave, flavored by familiar Italian seasonings like basil and garlic. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese, and serve with garlic breadsticks.
Pair with: Activist Private Reserve, Syrah