TASTE
01/23/2013 09:18 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2013

Stress-Free Soup From Scratch

Flickr, joannova

With temperatures below zero in many parts of the country, we are officially declaring it soup-weather season. Soup recipes are great during the winter because not only does sticking your face in a warm bowl sound heavenly, but also because cooking is a great activity when you can't handle the idea of going outside. The only problem: you still have to go to the grocery store.

But, if you keep a handful of ingredients on hand, you can whip up a homemade soup recipe without having to leave the comfort of your warm kitchen and without the headache of going to the grocery store. Talk about stress-free cooking. Pick up the five ingredients below and never worry about getting dinner on the table again.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Pantry Ingredients

Now that you have the ingredients, check out some soup recipes.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Winter Soup Recipes

RELATED ON HUFFPOST:

Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
Life hacks and juicy stories to get you through the week.

CONVERSATIONS