Delicious Soup Recipes with Local Ingredients


It’s January, it's cold, and you need something warm. Soup totally makes sense. Here are some of our favourite recipes that can all be made with local ingredients. And, they’re really easy to prepare in a short amount of time.


Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

This one is creamy, slightly sweet and delicious. You can use local apples, maple syrup, dried herbs and even local butternut squash if available. 


Seafood Chowder

It’s not a local soup list with at least one chowder recipe. This one is loaded with local seafood plus bacon, leeks and Nova Scotia white wine to name a few ingredients. 


30-minute Chicken Noodle Soup

This winter favourite is ready in no time. Well, 30-minutes. But that’s pretty fast. Local carrots, parsnips, and of course chicken, all come out to play. Thanks to 30-minute meals expert Rachael Ray for this one.


Sweet Potato, Kale, Black Bean and Sausage Soup

Created by our friend, the Kilted Chef, Alain Bosse, this Sweet Potato, Kale, Black Bean and Sausage Soup  is easy to love and just as easy to make. Your local shopping list for this one includes Kale, carrots, onion, sweet potato and locally made sausage.


Masstown Market Mulligatawny Soup

The Masstown Market in Masstown has been a local landmark for years. If you haven’t visited it, you should plan to. Kind of a local food bucket list thing. They’ve always had a focus on fresh and local. We found their recipe for Masstown Market Mulligatawny Soup thanks to the folks at Taste of Nova Scotia. Local ingredients include chicken, apples and the root vegetables.


So there you have it. A few ingredients, a pot, and a little bit of time is all you need to simmer up something great with local. And there’s nothing better on a cold winter day.