Savory Soups

It's the 2nd official day of A Blonde Ambition's Halloween Countdown! The weather is cooling off, which means the food is heating up! Creamy, filling soups are the edibles of choice for many of us this time of year. My mom usually made a big pot of chili on Halloween night when I was little, so I thought I'd share some soup/chili recipes with you from my favorite southern cook, Paula Deen!

Just click on the link below the ingredients to get directions, estimated servings and difficulty level!

Chef Jack's Corn Chowder

3 cups chicken stock
2 cups half-and-half
3 cups white corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small celery stalk, diced
1 small carrot, finely diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Click here to get the full recipe and instructions!

Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Note: This soup is both fiber-filled and heart healthy, so you can go back for seconds and avoid feelings of guilt later : )

2 tablespoon olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1 3/4 pound)
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup sliced carrots (about 3 small)
2 1/2 cups sliced zucchini (about 2 medium)
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
Grated Parmesan, (optional)

For directions and details, click here!

Jamie's Chili

Shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)
Sour cream (for garnish)
Chopped green onions (for garnish)
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Ground cumin
1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes
2 cups chopped celery
Chili powder
1 package chili seasoning mix
1 small can tomato paste
1 can chili beans
2 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 lb mixed ground beef and sausage, browned and drained

Click here for the full recipe!

So what is your favorite cold-weather comfort food? Do you have a traditional meal you prepare the day of Halloween?


  1. The Italian chicken and veggie sounds so good! It's kinda chilly here today, so maybe I'll make that tonight! Also, just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award today over at my blog!

  2. These sound fabulous!! I am always on the hunt for good soup recipes this time of year...can't wait to try these!

  3. Ever since I was a kid, we always ate Chili on Halloween, before racing off to go trick-or-treating! And to this day, I still make Chili for myself on the 31st!

  4. I am been in the mood for soups lately due to the cool weather. Every soup you posted looks sooooo delish!! I will have to give them a go.

  5. We always make chili on Halloween night then drag our lawn chairs out on our front walk and pass out candy with steaming bowls of chili (and concealed glasses of gin and tonics) in tow! I'm sooo looking forward to that for Saturdays tric-or-treat!

  6. I always make vegetarian chili on Halloween! I start it first thing in the morning and it simmers til dinner time!

  7. You named my favorite cold weather comfort food, that would be clam chowder, yum! Corn chowder sounds really yummy right now. Thanks for sharing the recipes, I have been having a lot of soup right now since I had a cold, it works wonders!

  8. Those all sound delicious! I may need to make that corn chowder, asap!

  9. These recipes sound WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing...Ill be trying!!

  10. Seriously, could you be any cooler with all these cool recipes!!! That chicken and veggie soup looks AMAZING!

  11. That Corn Chowder looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe! I love to cook new soups and stews. Like the new button and header!!


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