My Favorite Soups

  1. 1.
    Anything chili-like.
    I had pasta fagioli from the Olive Garden tonight for the first time in forever, and it's basically an Italian chili. Put ground meat, beans, tomatoes and spices in a soup, and I am a happy girl.
  2. 2.
    Cream of Potato.
    Bonus points if it is mixed with or topped with cheese. Loaded baked potato is 💯.
  3. 3.
    Lobster bisque.
    Obvs.
  4. 4.
    Clam Chowder.
    Not too much celery, please. If it's basically potato soup with clams, all the better. Quizno's used to make an amazing clam chowder with sherry about 10 years ago.
  5. 5.
    Tomato soup.
    Only acceptable with a grilled cheese on the side. Preferably using my new technique learned from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/10/frico-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/ Unique variation on this category: tomato gin soup from the White Chocolate Grill. It has bacon and a dollop of gin on top.
  6. 6.
    Campbell's Beef Barley and Bean with Bacon (tie).
    Classics from my childhood.
  7. 7.
    French onion.
    I couldn't eat it without the lovely browned cheese and bread topper.