Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Noodles (Guay Tiew Tom Yum Goong)

Published January 30, 2019.

This version of tom yum soup features hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors, with shrimp and tender rice noodles to make it a meal.

Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (Harira)

Published March 1, 2018.

Spices play more than just a supporting role in this hearty North African soup.

Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup (Acquacotta)

Published November 1, 2017.

Acquacotta transforms humble ingredients into a supremely satisfying meal.

Turkey Barley Soup

Published November 1, 2017.

No one wants to toil over turkey stock on the day after Thanksgiving. But what if you had a recipe that practically made itself?

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Published January 1, 2017.

The depth and body of this Louisiana mainstay largely depend on a humble pantry staple: flour. We rethought its treatment—from how it is cooked to how it is incorporated.

Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup with Sage Pesto

Published November 1, 2016.

For a satisfying main-dish soup, we treat the squash like two different vegetables.

Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices

Published January 1, 2016.

Pantry staples and a familiar kitchen tool are the keys to a smooth, flavorful soup.

Portuguese-Style Beef Stew (Alcatra)

Published January 1, 2016.

This meaty, clean-tasting Portuguese version of beef stew, called alcatra, requires mere minutes of hands-on work.

Sweet Potato Soup

Published November 1, 2015.

The secrets to creamy sweet potato soup with deep, earthy-sweet flavor? Use those peels, and turn off the heat.

Mushroom Bisque

Published November 1, 2014.

Most versions have so much dairy that they could be cream of anything. We wanted the trademark silkiness of a bisque without drowning out the earthy mushrooms.

Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup

Published July 1, 2014.

Think you know gazpacho? Meet its rich and creamy—but still light—predecessor.

Carrot-Ginger Soup

Published May 1, 2014.

For a soup that tastes like its namesakes, use two forms of carrot and two forms of ginger.

Vietnamese Beef Pho

Published January 1, 2014.

To make this one-pot meal at home, we’d need to figure out a way to build a broth as clear and beefy as the South Asian original but in a fraction of the time—no bones about it.

Best Chicken Stew

Published November 1, 2013.

Everyone knows that when it comes to making stew, beef is king. Everyone is wrong.

Caldo Verde

Published November 1, 2013.

Everything about this classic Portuguese soup, from the smoky sausage to the tender potatoes and greens, is hearty and satisfying—except for its thin body.

Cauliflower Soup

Published September 1, 2013.

The secret to the best-tasting cauliflower soup you’ve ever eaten? Undercook some of the cauliflower—and overcook the rest.

French-Style Pork Stew

Published September 1, 2013.

We wanted a stew with lots of pork flavor but without a lot of heaviness. Could a traditional French recipe pave the way?

Italian Chicken Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Published May 1, 2013.

Light, tender dumplings deeply flavored with Parmesan? Sounded like a winner. But while we were at it, we also wanted to turn this traditional Italian first course into a full meal.

Modern Beef Burgundy

Published March 1, 2013.

Most recipes for this French classic require you to stand at the stove tediously batch-­searing beef and sautéing vegetables. But what if the whole operation could move to the oven?

Hearty Spanish-Style Lentil and Chorizo Soup

Published March 1, 2013.

To achieve authentically deep, complex flavor in this hearty soup, we had to turn down the flame.

Best Vegetarian Chili

Published November 1, 2012.

The key to a great vegetarian chili is not finding a substitute for the meat. It’s finding substitutes for what the meat brings to the chili.

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

Published May 1, 2012.

Like its French sibling, ciambotta starts out with a slew of watery vegetables. But the right steps create a stew that’s hearty, more concentrated, and deeply satisfying.

Italian Wedding Soup

Published March 1, 2012.

A super-flavorful soup enriched with meatballs and tender greens? Sounds like a match made in heaven—but we didn’t want to spend all day creating it.

Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Published January 1, 2012.

When we took a closer look at the way Spanish cooks make beef stew, we found a whole new approach to one of our favorite winter dishes.

Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup

Published November 1, 2011.

Richly flavored vegetable soup is no problem when you’ve fussed over homemade stock. For a weeknight version, we needed to get creative with pantry staples.

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