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Stay warm this festive season with this selection of colourful Christmas soups. Aside from being easy on the eyes these are soups are big on flavour without being labour intensive, leaving you more time to enjoy the festivities.
Choose from warm and comforting velvety soups that will add a splash of colour to your table, including tomato, squash and pumpkin. Or go for a classic vegetable or onion soup that’s also a great way of using up leftovers. You can even try making up some festive bacon dumplings and serving them in a clear broth.
Get creative with toppings for an impressive finish, from a drizzle of oil to cheese, a swirl of sour cream or pesto and home made croutons. And your Christmas soups will be extra special.
Have a look at our delicious collection below and see which soups you'll be ladling up.
Try making this sophisticated tomato soup from Mario Batali, prepared at Identità New York event with goat cheese gnudi.
Bacon makes everything better and this creamy fava bean soup is no exception. A touch of creme fraiche gives it a delicate yet pretty garnish.
If you are craving a hearty soup then bring on the chickpeas. This vegan soup is full of flavour thanks to carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers and dill.
Alex at French Guy Cooking channel - a place for posting classic recipes from his home country of France shows us how to make a simple French onion soup packed with flavour thanks to that deep caramelised onions and creamy melted cheese on top.
A velvety and creamy pumpkin soup is a perfect way to add wholesome colour and flavour to the festive table. Finish off with a swirl of pumpkin seed oil to really get those flavours going.
Blogger Aimée White gave us this wonderful recipe for butternut squash soup that is simple yet delicious.
When you feel like something a bit different why not try bacon dumplings served inside a clear beef broth.
An authentic Italian minestrone soup is packed with flavour and vegetables making it a great way to get some of your fruit and veg of the day as well as being a great way to use up the season's vegetables.
This comforting soup is extremely easy to make and combines sweet apples, pumpkin and curry in a beautiful blend.
This classic Tuscan dish is hearty and warming soup made of bread and tomato. Use really good quality canned tomatoes to maximise the flavour.