A great soup deserves a great pan, and my best Dutch oven soup recipes will bring fuss free comfort to your dinner table, one simmering bowl at a time.
Dutch oven soup recipes for fall and winter
A Dutch oven never goes out of style, whether you’re making mom’s chicken soup or that green goddess immune boosting soup you saw on TikTok. This classic pot not only accommodates gallons of broth, it maintains a constant heat to allow it to bubble away gently for hours. And its tight fitting lid keeps all that flavor inside. With my comprehensive collection of cozy soup recipes your Dutch oven will never cool down!
Table of contents
- Dutch oven soup recipes for fall and winter
- THE RIGHT PAN
- Lemony Tuscan Artichoke Soup
- Hungarian Mushroom Soup
- Three Sisters Soup
- Finnish Salmon Soup (Lohikeitto)
- Split Pea Soup with Ham
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Beef Barley Soup
- The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
- Smoked Salmon Chowder
- Italian Sausage and Bean Soup
- German Potato Soup (Kartoffelsuppe) with Bratwurst
- Lemony Chicken Soup with Orzo
- Mushroom Barley Soup
- Romanian Bacon Soup
- Creamy Wild Rice Soup
- Tuscan White Bean Soup (with Sausage Meatballs)
THE RIGHT PAN
My choice for a Dutch oven is enamel coated cast iron. You’ll want a pot that holds 5-7 quarts for a family of four. Light-colored interiors make it easier to monitor the browning or caramelization of food. When you’re sautéing or browning ingredients, it’s important to see the color changes, which can be challenging in a dark-colored pot.
For this ultimate mushroom soup I first dry sauté the mushrooms, in batches, in my Dutch oven. The fond (the browned caramelization on the bottom of the pan) adds great flavor to the soup.
Chunky soups like my Three Sisters Soup can fill up my Dutch oven in no time ~ it’s a great way to clean out the fridge!
A delicate soup like this Scandinavian salmon soup benefits from the heat moderating properties of a cast iron Dutch oven.
I can’t think of anything cozier than a pot of pea soup bubbling away in a Dutch oven.
Let the family serve themselves from the pot on the stove on busy weeknights.
This recipe can be made in the slow cooker or a Dutch oven, but we prefer the Dutch oven for best texture in most soups.
This festive fall soup can be served straight from your Dutch oven, just provide a big ladle!
A delicate soup like this salmon chowder continues to develop its flavors off the burner as the covered Dutch oven keeps it warm.
The tight fitting lid of a Dutch oven helps seal in the flavors as this soup simmers away.
Get great caramelization and flavor from browning the sausage right in your Dutch oven. A light colored interior helps you monitor the process to prevent burning.
You can keep this classic feel good soup warming on the back burner all day in your Dutch oven.
This classic deli style soup is thick enough to be a stew ~ another wonderful dish to make in your Dutch oven!
Once sour cream is added to a soup it has to be treated gently and the Dutch oven is able to keep it at an even warm temperature so the cream doesn’t curdle.
The soup is easy to make, and actually improves overnight, so it’s convenient for those busy chilly nights. I let it cool, then pop the whole Dutch oven in the refrigerator and gently reheat on the stove the next day.
This classic Italian soup is full of protein, and the little sausage meatballs make it extra fun. The Dutch oven does a great job of browning them.