Excellent soup recipes for Christmas in one place! Enjoy before you unwrap the presents

Soup simply shouldn’t be missing for Christmas!

Especially because it has the task of awakening the taste buds and preparing the stomach for the next course.

According to tradition, grits and legumes, especially peas, are added to soups. This ensured enough money and crops for the next year.

Get inspired by the following Christmas soup recipes!

Christmas pea soup

Christmas Day is a BIG day in the Czech Republic, we have Christmas Eve dinner and open presents in the evening. A delicious meal like this recipe for traditional pea soup belongs on the Christmas table.

What will we need

  • 250 g green peas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks with leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1.5 liters of water
  • Vegetable bouillon cube
  • 150 g of frozen peas
  • bread for croutons
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Combine peas, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, marjoram, and water in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour. The peas should be very soft.
  • After an hour of cooking, add the stock and cook for another 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Blend the soup in a food processor until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add more water.
  • Return the blended soup to the pot and add the frozen peas, just reheat.
  • While the soup is cooking, cut the slices of bread into cubes.
  • Put them in a bowl and mix with oil.
  • Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and fry until golden
  • Serve the soup with croutons on top.

You can also prepare croutons for soup according to us! Read about this crunchy addition to any soup!

Creamy and delicious yellow pea soup with carrots.
Source: twopeasandtheirpod.com

Traditional fish Christmas soup

A recipe for an honest soup that honors the Christmas tradition.

What will we need

  • 1 fish head
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  • roe
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsley
  • 1/4 celery
  • 1/4 leek
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • flour
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • salt


  1. Boil the fish head in 1.5 l of water.
  2. Once it is soft, take it out and peel the meat.
  3. Return the meat to the soup.
  4. Add milk and roe.
  5. Cook for approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Cut the vegetables into cubes and add to the soup.
  7. Cook gently.
  8. We make a roux from butter and flour.
  9. Add to the soup and cook for a while.
  10. Season the soup with salt and garnish with parsley.
  11. We serve.

A high-quality slow cooker will ensure that the fish meat is really soft and tender. Find out which one is the best in our review!

Delicious fish and vegetable soup.
Source: honest-food.net

Christmas carp soup

Fragrant and nutritious soup with carp is perfect for a family dinner. The soup has a rich taste. If you like thicker soups, add some millet or rice.

What will we need

  • 1 kg of carp
  • 250 g of carp fillet
  • 2 liters of water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece of carrot
  • 5-6 pieces of potatoes
  • Dill – to taste
  • Parsley – to taste
  • 2-3 pieces of bay leaf
  • 5 pieces of fresh spices
  • Salt – to taste
  • a pinch of paprika


  • Wash the fish carefully, remove the scales. Remove the gills.
  • Place the fish head and fillet in a deep pot and fill them with two liters of cold water.
  • Put the pot on the stove, bring the broth to a boil.
  • Boil the fish stock for 30 minutes at a moderate temperature.
  • Then remove the finished fish and fillet from the broth.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes, cut into cubes.
  • Add the diced potatoes to the boiling fish stock.
  • Boil the vegetables for 5-7 minutes.
  • Clean the onion and cut it into cubes. Wash, peel and cut the carrot into strips.
  • Add the chopped onion and carrot to the carp soup and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender.
  • Towards the end of cooking, add bay leaves, allspice and finely chopped dill and parsley to the fish soup.
  • Season the soup with salt and spices.
  • Cook the soup for another 1-2 minutes, turn off the heat.
  • Separate the cooked fish fillet from the bones. Pour soup onto plates or stock.
  • Add a portion of carp fillet to each plate.

As we know, carp doesn’t have to be just soup. Prepare these delicious carp delicacies too!

Delicious carp soup with dill and vegetables.
Source: curiouscuisiniere.com

Chicken Christmas Soup

Soup with chicken meat and drippings just like grandma would have cooked it.

What will we need

  • 1 chicken leg
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsley
  • 1 cube of masox
  • a handful of chives
  • 3 spoons of semi-coarse flour
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt


  1. Put the chicken leg in the water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cut the vegetables into cubes and add to the meat.
  3. As soon as the thigh is soft, we take it out.
  4. Peel the meat and put it back into the soup.
  5. Season with masox.
  6. Mix semi-coarse flour with egg and salt.
  7. Let it harden in the freezer.
  8. Grate the drippings into the boiling soup.
  9. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Liver dumplings, drippings, croutons, rice or even pasta go well with the soup. However, the soup should not be too rich.

Delicious broth with noodles and chicken meat with vegetables.
Source: aspicyperspective.com

(NOT) traditional Christmas traditions in the world

  1. Christmas chicken
    Christmas is all about food, and in Japan this food is associated with three letters: KFC. People flock to the American fast food chain KFC to eat fried chicken. The tradition of eating “(fried) Christmas chicken” dates back to a 1974 marketing campaign.
  2. Lucky numbers
    Since the end of the 19th century, the Spanish National Lottery has been giving away the biggest possible lottery win. This has become a huge social event, and usually on December 22, people gather with dozens of lottery tickets in hand, each hoping to be one of the lucky winners.
  1. Christmas log
    If you are not a fan of Christmas trees, we can interest you in the tradition of Christmas logs. In many parts of Spain, gifts bear a Tió de Nadal, or Christmas log – a piece of wood that often adorns the face and legs.
  1. Brooms and mops
    In Norway, Christmas means putting away the mops and brooms – not because people don’t want to clean, but because Norwegians are a bit superstitious and want to prevent the evil spirits who come back to Earth that night to steal the brooms and ride them around on Christmas heaven
  2. Christmas spiders
    Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a Christmas spider. In Ukraine, Christmas trees are decorated with cobwebs, which are said to bring good luck. A story related to this tradition tells of a poor woman who could not afford ornaments to decorate her tree. The next morning she woke up and her tree was covered in spider webs that looked like glittering ornaments in the sunlight.
  3. Donald the duck
    An important Swedish tradition is the Christmas “Donald Duck special”. This hour-long TV show airs on Christmas Day at 3pm and all the festivities are planned around it so families can watch it together.

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We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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