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7 soup recipes that’ll make you kick the can, too

Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM ET

Giada De Laurentiis makes stuffed artichoke soup
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Who could say no to Giada De Laurentiis' stuffed artichoke soup?

Are Americans over soup? That’s the question The Washington Post recently asked in a headline on a story about the declining profits of Campbell’s Soup. Some commenters defended soup, saying simply that they are making it at home in order to avoid sodium and preservatives. And we agree. Why reach for a canned soup when you can use fresh ingredients and control your salt intake by making a big batch at home? Here, we share seven recipes that are sure to make you fall in love with soup all over again.  

Giada’s stuffed artichoke soup, tomato soup with pancetta and lemon chicken soup with spaghetti

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Vidalia onion soup with blistered Vermont cheddar cheese and parsley pesto
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Bobby Flay's Vidalia onion soup with blistered Vermont cheddar cheese and parsley pesto

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Beef short rib stew
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Beef short rib stew

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Curtis Stone's chicken noodle soup
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Curtis Stone’s hearty chicken noodle soup

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Black lentil soup
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Black lentil soup

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Butternut squash bisque
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Butternut squash and crab bisque

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Albondigas soup
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Albondigas soup (traditional Mexican soup with meatballs)

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