I’ll be the first to admit it…. I used to hate soup. And I mean REALLY hate soup – something about it just made me feel super old, and because I used to eat soup when I was sick as a kid, I just have those memories associated with soup. Nothing really made me crave it.
But as life got busier, the weather got colder (thanks, Chicago), and my cravings for warm food ramped up, I gave it a go again. Slowly, though, and with hesitation. I started with chili recipes, mostly in a slow cooker. My full time job picked up and took up a lot of my time thus draining me from any energy I had to cook after work. So, I turned to my trusty crock pot.
The chili recipes were a turning point, I loved them so much. Everything about them — the comforting feeling, the way the flavors all melded together, the minimal effort, all of it!
And so it went, chili after chili, thus leading to soup… and liking it again! Somehow this journey completely flipped my negative view of soup into a positive one, and thus inspired me to even make my own!! So here we are, I love love love this recipe and I hope you do, too. 🙂 It’s creamy, comforting, filling, and easy AF.
Enjoy with croutons, fresh bread, parsley, or green onion. Or all four. 🙂
If you made this recipe, I’d love to see it! Let me know in the comments and tag me on IG at @simply_unbeetable 🙂