4 One-Pot Soups, Because Who Has Time to Do the Dishes?

By: Alyse Whitney
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CC RECIPE Chuck Hughes Creamy Tomato Soup

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner and wash a pile of dishes. Instead of calling in a takeout order, try simplifying the cooking process with one-pot meal recipes that will definitely cut down on time scrubbing pots and pans, and possibly also create leftovers that can last all week.

Check out four of our favorite one-pot soup recipes — including easy Creamy Tomato Soup (pictured above) — to start getting warm and cozy for fall. You don't have to wait until September 22 to enjoy a comforting bowl.

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CC RECIPE Kelsey Nixon French Onion Soup

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Kelsey Nixon makes her own croutons to top oversized ramekins of French onion soup, but you can use store-bought in a pinch.

Lentils are hearty and heart-healthy and will keep you full all day. The most-time-consuming part of Alton Brown's recipe is letting the flavors simmer together for 40 minutes.

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Emmer Schmidt

Chop and drop a myriad of vegetables into your soup — and clean out your crisper drawer at the same time! Orzo cooks up quickly in the rosemary-and-thyme-spiced tomato broth.

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