16 Big-Batch Soups to Warm You Up From Your Head to Your Toes

There may be a few reasons why a bowl of homemade soup is one of the most comforting things to eat in the winter. Maybe that it’s seasoned just how you like it. Or that the vegetables aren’t exactly the same size, some small and slurp-able, others still al dente—all delicious. Or it could be that you’ve made a big batch of it, and that reassuringly full pot of goodness is still on your stove, ready and waiting for second and third helpings.

And that’s exactly what we need at this time of year, right? When we’re scrambling to find the perfect presents and writing greeting cards and hopping from holiday party to holiday party—it feels so good to hunker down with a big mug of soup and a pile of blankets. It’s the sippable self-care we need for this hectic season.