Ina Garten knows exactly what kind of simple comfort food we crave once the temperature starts to fall: big, comforting bowls. Thankfully, the Barefoot Contessa helps us look forward to those cooler months with these heartwarming recipes.
Coq au Vin
File this under recipes that everyone should have in their repertoire. This classic French dish gets the Barefoot Contessa treatment with warming results.
Roasted Potato Leek Soup
A classic combination that never ceases to satisfy. Roasting the potatoes and leeks coaxes out the natural sugars in these earthy veggies and add depth of flavour.
It doesn’t get easier and more comforting than chicken soup, but the Barefoot Contessa’s classic recipe stands out from the crowd with the addition of matzo balls, parsnips, thyme and dill.
Parker's Split Pea Soup
Parker Hodges, a former chef at the Barefoot Contessa gourmet food store, is to thank for this classically comforting and earthy fall soup.
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Parker's Beef Stew
A deeply satisfying standalone dish that will make you appreciate that cooler weather has arrived, at least for the time you’re eating it.
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Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
A modern and fresh way to enjoy a hearty beef classic, Ina has you serve this stew on garlic-rubbed toast and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Lentil Vegetable Soup
The Barefoot Contessa brings basic to the next level with this super healthy and satisfying recipe you’ll want to keep in the regular rotation. All the lentils and vegetables make for a hearty, warming soup.
Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons
This soup is the stuff that nostalgic food memories are made of. So simple to make, and eat, this classic tomato soup is sprinkled with crowd-pleasing grilled cheese toppers.
Mexican Chicken Soup
One of her most popular soups of all time, this recipe is so simple yet bursting with bright flavours of cilantro, coriander and jalapeno for truly Mexican flavour.
Don’t be fooled, this luxurious seafood bisque is easy enough for a weeknight but you may want to save it to impress your Saturday night guests.
We all need a go-to chili recipe because it’s versatility can’t be beat. Ladle over rice, enjoy with crusty bread or pile onto crispy tostadas and top with plenty of fresh herbs, shredded cheese, guacamole and sour cream.
16 Bean Pasta e Fagiole
Healthy carb-on-carb action makes this an indulgence you can live with. This dish is all about texture, with the fluffiness of the beans and springy pasta making it such a satisfying combo.
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Squash soup is a fall standard, but Ina gives it a twist using tart, sweet apples to lighten up a comfort classic.
Pea and Fennel Soup
Fennel adds a hint of anise flavour and fragrance to this creamy vegetable soup.
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