10 Best Soup, Stew & Chili Recipes

The 10 Best Soups, Stews & Chili on browneyedbaker.com

Another updated installment of a BEB Top 10 list!

You’d be hard-pressed to find something more comforting and soul-soothing on a cold fall or winter day than a bowl of warm soup, stew or chili. I love to smell a big pot simmering away on the stove for hours, and then to dig in with a piece of crusty bread, ideally curled up under a big fleece blanket. I’ve updated my list of favorites when it comes to soups, stews and chili, as they are one of my favorite types of food once the chilly weather hits in the fall. A few are newer recipes and some are from deep in the archives; you might find a new-to-you recipe or one you’ve forgotten about!

Without further ado (and in alphabetical order)…

Top 10 Best Soup, Stew & Chili Recipes on BEB

1. All-American Beef Chili – This is my ultimate go-to chili recipe, no exceptions.

All-American Beef Chili

2. Broccoli Cheese Soup – If you’re looking for a copycat recipe for Panera’s famous soup, I’ve got you covered!

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup | browneyedbaker.com

3. Chipotle Chicken & Corn Chowder – I recreated this after my husband was going through tons of cans of the store-bought version; this is one of our all-time favorite soups.

Chipotle Chicken & Corn Chowder | browneyedbaker.com

4. French Onion Soup – This is one of my guilty pleasures when I go out to a nice restaurant; it was so rewarding to make a phenomenal batch at home.

French Onion Soup

5. Frito Pie – Since making this, I’ve found it near impossible to eat chili without Fritos! It’s a must for me now!

Frito Pie

6. Guinness Beef Stew – This is one of my two favorite stews and while it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, you definitely don’t need an excuse to make it year-round.

Guinness Beef Stew

7. Hearty Beef Stew – My other favorite stew; it tastes just like the classic version that my grandma used to make. A side of crusty bread or a roll is a must!

Hearty Beef Stew

8. Hardcore Chili – This chili is an awesome change of pace from the ground beef version. It’s a little time-consuming, but absolutely worth it – the flavor can’t be beat!

Hardcore Chili

9. Italian Wedding Soup – One of my mom’s specialties, this is comfort food at its finest for me.

Italian Wedding Soup

10. Pasta Fagioli – This recipes yields a TON of soup, which makes it ideal for freezing in batches.

Pasta Fagioli

What are some of your favorite soups, stews or chili recipes? Any requests?


36 Responses to “10 Best Soup, Stew & Chili Recipes”

  1. CouponClippingCook on October 17, 2011 at 12:49 am

    All of these look so delicious and perfect for this time of year. Love how each recipe is something different from the other. This is a great post to bookmark!


  2. Katrina on October 17, 2011 at 6:13 am

    You’re right. There’s nothing more comforting than soups and stews!


  3. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on October 17, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I love your Best Of Links! This one is also a keeper. The chili looks so good!!!


  4. Pam on October 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    They all look wonderful, but the picture and recipe for Pasta Fagioli isn’t there.


    • Michelle on October 17th, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Hi Pam, So sorry about that, it must have saved a previous version. I have fixed it now and it’s there. Thank you for the heads up!


  5. Abby on October 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Great collection! Soup season is here!


  6. Becky on October 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I love a bowl of soup, cool temps and a football game at home on the couch. Another fall favorite of mine is Taco soup! Serve it with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheddar cheese and diced onions…. yum!


  7. Erin on October 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I made your recipe for Ham and Split Pea Soup last fall and fell in LOVE with it! Can’t wait to try some of the others 🙂


  8. Rhyann @ CookingCollegeChick on October 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    What a great idea! I love soups and stews!


    • Gregory Grookett on February 5th, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Me too.


  9. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) on October 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Perfect timing for this post. My throat is getting scratchy and my heading is getting light. It might be a soup filled week for me 🙁 . These look so good!


  10. kitchenvoyage on October 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Great a lot of ideas for this autumn


  11. Jen of My Tiny Oven on October 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I am all over that cream of mushroom soup, I totally need to make that asap.
    Awesome top 10 list, as usual!
    have a great week!


  12. Marilyn on October 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Ooo…the cream of mushroom looks very comforting. Have you ever made a spicy lentil soup? I’ve eaten (and enjoyed) them a lot, but I’ve never tried to make one myself. That might be fun.


    • Michelle on October 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      I have not, but that sounds delicious!


  13. Babou on October 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    You are my hero !
    Comparing your old and new picture makes me believe I too can do it !


  14. natalie (the sweets life) on October 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love this time of year NOT for the weather (I’m a summer girl) but because of soups! Great list! We have a few favorites that I make again and again…sweet potato & kale, plus a creamy wild rice soup…I can’t wait to try your mushroom soup! 🙂


  15. sherri lynn @ life of a wife on October 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  16. Maria on October 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    So glad you posted this. I spotted your mushroom soup last year when I discovered and devoured your blog…this reminds me I need to make it. And I made your Italian Wedding Soup. My goodness, that is one tasty soup! As for my favorite: Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s a recipe I found online ages ago and hubby always requests it. It’s even one of the most tried recipes from the whopping handful of people who subscribe to my blog ; )


  17. Becki's Whole Life on October 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

    These all look delish – I love the variety you have here. That corn chowder looks divine!


    • Gregory Grookett on February 5th, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Corn chowder does look delish.


  18. SJ on October 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I love your “10 best” posts! There are quite a few soups I will be trying on this post. Thanks for the fun posts!


  19. Lilly on October 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I wish I could have a bowl of each and every one of them for lunch/dinner. They’re all amazing! I love soup because there is always one that you like and there is no way you can go wrong with it.
    My all time favourite is “erwtensoep” or Dutch split pea soup. I make it multiple times in the winter and even in spring/summer if I can get all the ingredients. Will be making it soon!


  20. Ambel on November 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I’d be interested in a lentil soup recipe, anyways, that corn cheddar soup looks REALLY GOOD!!!


  21. Alanna on January 25, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I would love to see a cheddar broccoli soup recipe


  22. Susan on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I made the pasta fagioli and the thick and hearty chili this weekend to freeze to eat for the coming week and they are both awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipes.


  23. Ellen on February 5, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I am so very excited by Fritos on anything! So the frito pie sounds like a grand idea.


  24. Gregory Grookett on February 5, 2015 at 6:55 am

    This was the absolute best thing I ran across this morning as I was looking for some cooking to do this weekend. Number three and six really stand out and look delicious. Well they all look so super delicious but it’s a toss up I’m going to be making one of the ones I mentioned. Just made a big batch of stew two weeks ago and froze some but that wouldn’t stop me from making another big batch. The Guinness beef stew looks like it’s to die for.


  25. Terri on February 5, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I was already planning on making soup today so thanks for the inspiration. I make a Spicy Corn Chili that is made with hot sausage that is really yummy.


  26. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg on February 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

    It’s 7:30 AM in Connecticut, but the snow is falling and I’m craving a delicious bowl of that Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder. I just fell in love with Corn Chowder this Christmas. My mom makes it for special meals, but it has bacon in it and I don’t eat red meat. She made a pot without the bacon, and ultimately I discovered how amazing it is. You took Corn Chowder to a whole new level. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂


  27. Becky on February 5, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Hi Brown Eyed Baker,

    Just wanted you to know I made your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip AND Jalapeno Popper Dip for the Super Bowl this past Sunday – they were both a hit! EVERYONE (and I mean EVERYONE) was raving about them. As you might imagine, the women and young girls were particularly crazy about the cookie dough dip and it was the men (especially my husband) who could not get enough of the popper dip 🙂
    So thank you for putting out awesome recipes that were far better than the game itself! Hope all is well with your little one (our first is due in 3 weeks and we can’t wait!)


  28. Alexandra on February 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Is there a way to print them all without having to go into each and every one of them? I would love to have the recipes handy to make them during the week. Yummy!!!!!!


    • Michelle on February 9th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Alexandra, Unfortunately not… you’ll have to go to the individual recipe to print it out.


  29. Kristen Ann on February 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    A couple of weeks ago I made the All American Beef Chili. I love this chili recipe. Its the second time I have made it. I also love the Frito Pie.


  30. Emily @ Life on Food on February 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I could eat soup every day in the winter. This list is great.


  31. fred on August 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Lookss yummy!! Where can I get this? Or isthere any recipes?


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