Cream Soup

The next time you want a particularly comforting soup, opt for one that's cream-based. These heavy soups aren't the best for a low-calorie diet, but they’re perfect for warming you on a cold night. Depending on your tastes, a soup may be smooth and pureed, as in this creamy, classic potato and leek, or chunky like New England chowder, brimming with clams, corn and potatoes. Food & Wine's guide has plenty of creamy soups to try out this fall and winter.

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Cream Soup

Browse Food & Wine's list of cream soups which include a cream of carrot soup with ginger and curry, a corn-and-cod chowder, a cauliflower soup with herbed goat cheese and more. These soups are smooth, silky and perfect for warming you up from the inside out.
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Potato-Leek Soup Recipes

Potato and leek soup is a classic, typically made with just potatoes, leeks, chicken broth and heavy cream. This Americanized soup is a version of a French dish called Vichyssoise, made with the same ingredients but typically eaten chilled. Andrew Zimmern puts a sophisticated take on potato and leek soup by adding fragrant herbs like thyme, tarragon and parsley, along with wintery vegetables like onion and fennel. Put a Tuscan twist on this soup by upping the leek to potato ratio and adding vermouth and dry white wine. Whether you’re looking for an easy dinner or want to master a French classic, our guide to potato and leek soup has all the recipes you need.
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Sweet Potato–Coconut Soup with Thai Curry

A trio of coconut—coconut oil, coconut milk and toasted coconut flakes—makes its way into this fragrant and lovely twist on a classic Thanksgiving soup from cookbook author Melissa Clark. Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes
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Celery Root Bisque with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata

Food & Wine’s Kay Chun sneaks a small piece of Parmesan cheese into this lovely soup, giving it a flavor boost. To make it extra special, she serves the silky bisque topped with a nutty, crunchy and vibrant walnut-and-parsley gremolata. Slideshow: More Celery Root Recipes
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Cream of Celery Soup

Creamy and cozy, this soup gets deep flavor from celery root, celery stalks and celery leaves. Spinach and parsley add color, while sourdough croutons give the soup a nice crunch. Slideshow: More Soup Recipes
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7 Creamy Soups That Don't Actually Contain Cream

Looking for a rich, velvety soup without the heaviness of cream? These seven lusciously creamy soups all have an amazingly silky texture and call for little to no dairy.  
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Creamy Parsnip Soup with Pear and Walnuts

“I love that root vegetables are so rustic,” says chef Marcus Samuelsson about this earthy, Indian-spiced soup. “I add pear and walnuts for sophistication and crunch.” He says that if you can’t find sunchokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes), simply use all parsnips instead. The recipe is adapted from his book Marcus Off Duty. Slideshow: More Soup Recipes
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Creamy Spring Onion Soup

This fresh-tasting soup can be prepared with scallions or green garlic (which is harvested before the cloves have matured and has a subtle garlic flavor). A swirl of buttermilk mixed with fresh goat cheese at the end adds a nice tang.    Warming Soups  
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