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Chatelaine's 10 best soup recipes of 2011

The standout soups included many with chicken, from Indian-spiced to the traditional, and the popular vegetables were carrot, red pepper and squash.

There are few things more comforting this time of year than a big bowl of soup. Hearty and healthy, this one-dish wonder keeps our bellies full and is the perfect remedy for a cold winter’s day.

So what were the standout soups from the past year? It appears we especially love our chicken soups, from Indian-spiced to the traditional. The popular go-to vegetables were red pepper, carrot and squash. So, go on and ladle up another hearty bowl of goodness because these favourites are perfect served hot or pulled from the freezer and warmed up.

Here are the top 10 soup recipes from 2011:

1. French country chicken soup (pictured on left)

2. Hearty quinoa and bean soup

3. Roasted red pepper soup

4. Fabulous French onion soup


 

5. Maple-carrot soup

6. Chicken mulligatawny soup

7. Madras chicken soup

8. Velvety carrot-ginger soup

9. Squash soup with smoky bacon


 

10. Classic tom yum soup with chicken and shrimp