Soup for a Crowd
On a winter's day, there's nothing more comforting than a pot of soup simmering on the stove, filling the house with enticing aromas. And there's no better time than winter to give soups a starring role. Warming and satisfying, they're perfect when you're entertaining a large group. Most soups can be made in advance and reheated just before serving—simply double or triple the recipe, as your guest list dictates.

Here you'll find recipes for hearty soups inspired by cuisines from around the world, including a vibrant shellfish soup from Brazil, a Mexican-style chicken tortilla soup and an all-American beef chili. To round out the meal, offer your guests a tossed green salad, crusty bread and a simple dessert, such as cookies or a fruit cobbler. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.