While the first gust of fall wind might have caused a gleeful “It’s sweater weather!” exclamation, a cozy knit doesn’t quite cut it by the dead of winter. Instead, a warm bowl of goodness—AKA a batch of steaming hot soup—is just the remedy for that chilled-to-the-bone feeling.
On top of warming you from the inside out, big batch soup recipes are easy meal prep options to have on hand for quick lunches—and prepping hearty soups will also give you go-to dinners to heat up and serve when cooking is just not in the cards. Not to mention that bulk soup recipes survive the season in the freezer, so you can space out your soup to avoid leftover fatigue—just ladle out single servings into leakproof containers so you only need to defrost what you need when you need it.
With no disrespect to chicken noodle—we all love a classic—these three unique recipes are too good to find in a can. Each one makes 12 servings, so you’ll have plenty to save for later.