A great soup recipe is one that you’ll make again and again and keep forever. But there’s a whole big world of soup; every country, every culture, every family has its traditional and well-loved recipes. With so many different soups out there, how do you find the keepers, the very best recipes to add to your repertoire? You look to Cook’s Illustrated.
We know a thing or two about making soup. Our test cooks have been making and testing soup recipes for more than 20 years. In this carefully curated collection, you’ll find Italian Wedding Soup and New England Clam Chowder as well as Turkish Tomato, Bulgur, and Red Pepper Soup and aromatic Provençal Fish Soup for a taste of the Mediterranean. Foolproof versions of the classics are here too, from Ultimate French Onion Soup and Hearty Minestrone to Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup. We also put our test kitchen know-how to work when using no-prep chicken thighs to make the intense meaty broth for our Classic Chicken Noodle Soup and oxtails to create deeply flavorful Beef Bone Broth, which can be used both for cooking and drinking (if you’re into “souping”).