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San Francisco Cioppino

Traditionally, cioppino is made with whatever seafood was caught that day or whatever seafood is on hand. It began as a soup for the working class, but with how delicious it tastes, it's no wonder this dish made its way into high-end restaurants and hotels. Feel free to use whatever fish, shellfish and seafood you can find. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

One-Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

This curry soup might be vegan, but it's still as creamy as ever. If you prefer a meatier bowl, toss...


Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

Being from New England originally I always appreciated a good rich clam chowder. But living in the Southwest the past...


Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Pho is one of Vietnam's most well-known dishes. For many families, the cooking of the dish is a true labor...


Southwest Vegetarian Chili

My vegetarian daughter inspired me to develop this nutritious, meatless chili recipe. No one will miss the meat! I use...


Pressure-Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili Updated

A quick and comforting chili that tastes like liquid jalapeno poppers! You cant have just one bowl! —Natasha Galbreath, Spanaway,...

Instant Pot Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is especially tasty when it's served with a sprinkle of fresh thyme, bacon crumbles and crispy oyster crackers...


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Simple Taco Soup

We first sampled this chili-like taco soup recipe at a church dinner. What a warming dish for a cold day....


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


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Shrimp Gumbo

A crisp green salad and crusty French bread complete this shrimp gumbo meal. I always have hot sauce available when...

Grandmother’s Southern Chicken ‘n’ Dumplings

When I was a child, my grandmother could feed our entire large family with a single chicken—and lots of dumplings...


Ramen Corn Chowder

This tastes so good, as if it simmered for hours, but it’s ready in 15 minutes. I thought the original...


Cheesy Chicken Chowder

I like to serve this hearty chowder as a meal with garlic bread and a salad. It's a wonderful dish...