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Hearty Soup Recipes

There is nothing like bundling up on the couch in front of the warm fire with a big bowl of freshly made soup on a crisp day. It’s that time of the year to take out the stock pots and create your favorite homemade soup concoctions to ease those constant soup cravings and stock up for the week with easy meals. Making fresh soup from scratch is the way to go!  Not only is it reasonable, quick, easy, and healthy, but the options are endless in terms of adding your favorite ingredients and creating your own unique creations.

One important aspect of making homemade soup is the cookware of course! Nordic Ware has amazing options to fulfill your soup making needs, made from high quality cast aluminum with amazing cooking properties and efficiency. We want to share two fall hearty soup recipes using two of our cookware products, Flare 6 Qt. Lidded Stock Pot and ProCast Traditions 5 Quart Dutch Oven. Each recipe features a different fall squash and incorporates fresh, healthy ingredients to create a filling, warm, and unique meal option during the fall and winter months. Explore Nordic Ware’s amazing Cookware Collections, cozy up, and enjoy these hearty soup recipes!

Rosemary Butternut Squash, Quinoa, and Vegetable Soup


This broth based soup brings together an amazing assortment of ingredients that are nutritionally packed and savory. The ingredients are simple and preparation easy, especially using the Flare Stock Pot. It is absolutely amazing how fast this Stock Pot cooks and heats food, which makes preparing soup a breeze!

The first step is to prepare the quinoa and chop all the vegetables and squash needed for the soup. Cook the quinoa first before starting the soup so it is ready to go for later use. The quinoa is a great addition to incorporate and is a great protein source as well.


Then, take your amazing Flare 6 Qt. Lidded Stock Pot and cook the chopped onions and garlic on medium heat until translucent and fragrant. Add the cubed butternut squash and the rest of the vegetables and cook until veggies start to get soft. At this point, you will see the incredible fast cooking abilities and the benefits with the design of the Flare Stock Pot go to work, cutting half of the cooking time than anticipated.


When the veggies and butternut squash are ready, add the broth and fresh rosemary, bringing to a boil at this point. Then, reduce heat and let soup concoction simmer so flavors can mix and vegetables are cooked all the way. Next, add the spinach and let it wilt in the broth and finally add the quinoa. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if you want more of a spice and you are done! It’s that easy and you have a wonderful warm meal ready to go with leftovers to spare!


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Peanut Sweet Potato Soup


Peanut Butter and sweet potato, a surprising combination for a soup that is extremely flavorful, filling, and absolutely delicious! This soup is hearty and thick, but brings together an array of vegetables and protein with dense ingredients for a well balanced meal. The ProCast Traditions 5 Quart Dutch Oven is another wonderful pot for preparing soup as it provides all the benefits of cast iron, but far easier to lift and use plus provides quality results in your cooking.


To start off this recipe, bake the sweet potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees until fully cooked and very soft. As the sweet potato is roasting (about 30-40 minutes) start sautéing the chopped vegetables in the Dutch Oven on medium heat until fully cooked. Do not worry about overcooking the vegetables at this point as you will be blending them together in the end and will make it easier.


Once the sweet potatoes are done, spoon in the flesh of the sweet potatoes and add the garlic. Thoroughly mix in the chicken broth and peanut butter and reduce the heat to medium-low. The peanut butter options are open, but Buddy’s Honey Peanut Butter provides the best option for this soup as the honey and sea salt add amazing flavor. I added extra peanut butter than described for a stronger peanut flavor, but depends on the flavor you are looking for.


You will want to let this mixture simmer for a few minutes until all the flavors are combined and vegetables are pretty soft, so cook as long as you will need. Once it is ready, pour soup into a blender or into a high powered food processor and blend to the desired consistency. If you want a thicker soup, do not blend completely (as seen in these photos). For a thinner consistency, blend longer and add more chicken broth if desired. Once finished, top with fresh cilantro and season with salt and pepper. This recipe is quick and unique, and will keep you coming back for more!


For the full recipe, visit our Recipes page by clicking HERE!