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Best Easy Soup Recipes

Best Easy Soup Recipes

Easy Soup Shopping Tips

Buy fresh herbs and spices to season your soup; fresh garlic, parsley, and thyme will enhance the flavor without being overpowering.

Easy Soup Cooking Tips

Most soups are better the day after their made. If possible refrigerate your soup overnight before serving.

Wine Pairing

Chenin blanc with cream soups; pinot noir, gamay, grenache, or other light red wines with tomato-based soups, including tomato-based seafood soups; sercial or bual madeira or fino or manzanilla sherry with consommé or black bean soup; amontillado with black bean soup.


11 Easy, Rainy Day Soup Recipe Ideas to Make in 30 Minutes or Less

It's raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you're going to need something warm and incredibly simple that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we've come up with amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that will comfort you from the inside out on the most blustery of days.

Whole30 Chicken Zoodle Soup

If you’re looking for a soul-soothing recipe that’s still diet-friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

Chickpea and Lentil Soup

You can serve this immediately or let it simmer while you do other chores.

3-Ingredient Tortilla Soup

There is nothing better than one-pot dinners. We're always a fan of having just a couple of dishes to wash after we've fallen into a warm soup coma.

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Even if you’re the slowest chopper in the world, you can have this soup on the table in under 30 and feel pretty good about how healthy it is.

Roasted Tomato Soup

Way tastier than the canned stuff and almost as quick, this recipe is a twist on the classic tomato soup with roasted tomatoes and a grilled cheese on the side.

Chickpea Stew with Pesto

This weeknight stew will help you eat your vegetables.

Vegan Sriracha Chili

Yes, you can have a totally flavorful chili with one pot, and yes it will warm your soul.

Homemade Ramen Cup

This homemade version is the adult version of our dorm room favorite. Make it when you need something to mindlessly graze on while you come down from the day.

Chickpea and Lime Soup

Adding crispy, spiced chickpeas as a soup topper is any easy way to “beef” up this quick, simple, and delicious soup.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Instead of waiting 40 minutes to bake a potato, whip up a bowl of this cheesy soup in half the time via your Instant Pot. Garnish it with bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives, and whatever else your heart desires.

Easy Blender Pea Soup

If you're starting to feel guilty about those winter month calories, try this healthy pea soup. We definitely won't judge if you end up adding some garlic bread to the meal.

What's on your soup agenda tonight? Share with us @BritandCo!

This article has been updated from a previous post.

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35 Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes to Warm Up the Whole Family

Honestly, what can't an Instant Pot do? We've used it for sauces, stews, savory dishes and sweet ones, and we still always get the feeling we've only just started to understand its capabilities. After all, as proud owners of these genius devices know, the Instant Pot can cook, sauté, steam, brown, and warm practically anything.

Here, we're hoping to expand your options and give you some more go-to dinners with a curated selection of our favorite Instant Pot soup recipes. All of these recipes are full of flavor and require minimal time&mdashand they're so, so easy to throw together. We've included all the classics, of course, like ground turkey recipes, warming chicken noodle soup recipes, a simple Minestrone recipe, and a few lentil-based options. But we've pulled together some lesser-known ideas too: Whether or not you've ever tried hamburger soup, for instance, you'll love it even more when you realize just how quickly you can make it in your Instant Pot.

Browse through these options and you'll be sure to find soup recipes that are delicious enough for your kids to love and sophisticated enough for you to serve at your next dinner party.


30. CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO

When you crave a Creole classic, go for this healthier version. It uses nutritionally-dense okra to thicken the soup instead of roux (a mixture of flour and fat). Expect ultimate comfort-food flavors with a hearty serving of veggies and lean protein from chicken and reduced-fat sausage, Gradney says.

Per 1-cup serving: 160 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 12 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 550 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to thehealthycookingblog.com.

31. SMOKY ACORN SQUASH AND LENTIL BISQUE

Usually, words like &ldquobisque&rdquo signal that a soup is loaded with high-fat cream. Not the case with this tasty plant-based soup. Acorn squash takes the place of butter and cream to give you that guilty texture minus the empty calories. Well-balanced with five grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, and a whopping 14 grams of fiber per serving, it will keep you feeling full and fueled for hours, Gradney says.

Per 1 1/3-cup serving: 239 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 41 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 522 mg sodium, 14 g fiber, 11 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to foodandnutrition.org.

32. RED LENTIL SOUP WITH TOASTED CUMIN AND CORIANDER

This flavor-packed soup is the perfect blend of sweetness and spice, thanks to the rich toasted spices and the coconut milk. The best part? It will stave off hunger long after your plate is clean. &ldquoLentils are full of protein and fiber, which makes this a really filling choice,&rdquo says Chelsey Amer, R.D.N., who runs C It Nutritionally.

Per 1/2-cup serving: 282 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated), 18 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 71 mg sodium, 24 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to sarahaasrdn.com.

33. ROASTED TOMATO BASIL SOUP

If you&rsquore hankering for a creamy soup this season, but you&rsquore looking to stay away from heavy cream, look no further. This recipe makes a delicious snack or starter, and its five grams of fiber per serving will help you bust cravings later, says Amer.

Per 1-cup serving: 174 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 12 g sugar, 711 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to cafedelites.com.

34. EASY BLACK BEAN SOUP

Meatless-Monday approved and vegan-friendly, this black bean soup can be added to anyone&rsquos weight-loss arsenal. With protein-packed black beans and tons of fiber from veggies, Amer says this soup is a win-win.

Per 1-cup serving: 212 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 34 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 576 mg sodium, 14 g fiber, 13 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to thehealthycookingblog.com.

35. CHICKEN TORTILLA-LESS SOUP

Take a break from to your usual salad and bring this deliciously healthy dish to work. It&rsquos not your usual chicken soup&mdashit packs a punch from jalapeños, cilantro, and lime. Bonus: The recipe is Whole30-approved.

Per serving: 225 calories, 6 g fat, 9 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 582 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to therealfoodrds.com.

36. THAI LEMONGRASS SOUP

This soup has a hearty serving of protein and is only 136 calories per serving. It&rsquos low-cal and vegetarian, too. Bookmark this for your next sick day&mdashits soothing flavors from ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, and lime are just what the doctor ordered.

Per 1-cup serving: 136 calories, 7.9 g fat (0.9 g saturated), 7.2 g carbs, 2.3 g sugar, 779 mg sodium, 0.9 g fiber, 10.4 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to connoisseurusveg.com.

37. SPINACH EGG DROP SOUP

This egg drop soup is light, easy to make, and low in carbs (just four grams!). The spinach, along with the protein from the eggs, makes this dish a great appetizer. &ldquoA broth-based soup is a great way to start your meal because it adds some liquid and will help fill you up,&rdquo Amer says.

Per 1-cup serving: 111 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 4 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 110 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to cookinglsl.com.

38. VEGETABLE SOUP

Try this vegetable soup as a starter, or throw in some chicken or turkey to make it main-meal material. &ldquoThis is a great way to get more veggies into your diet,&rdquo says Amer. &ldquoThis soup is really like the equivalent of a salad, and it&rsquos a great way to do it if you prefer cooked vegetables.&rdquo You&rsquoll get tons of potassium&mdashalmost 500 milligrams&mdashwhich helps reduce bloating.

Per serving: 41 calories, 7 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 265 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to spendwithpennies.com.

39. CROCK POT TACO SOUP

You don&rsquot have to skip Taco Tuesday to achieve your weight-loss goals&mdashtry this low-carb taco soup instead. With two types of beans, this dish has a whopping 17 grams of protein and almost eight grams of fiber. Throw your ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, and this delish dish will be waiting for you after work.

Per 1-cup serving: 215 calories, 5.2 g fat (1.2 g saturated), 27.5 g carbs, 7,7 g sugar, 881 mg sodium, 7.5 g fiber, 16.9 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to sugarfreemom.com.

40. PRESSURE COOKER SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH HAM

When it comes to soups, be sure to keep tabs on how much sodium they have&mdashtoo much salt can contribute to bloating and stifle your weight-loss success, says Laura Ligos, R.D., C.S.S.D., and the creator of The Sassy Dietitian. That&rsquos why this soup is a good choice: &ldquoIt&rsquos made with mainly whole-food ingredients, and the split peas are dry.&rdquo Whipping up recipes like this one with as many non-processed ingredients as possible is a great way to make sure sodium levels are low.

Per 1-cup serving: 182 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 39 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 459 mg sodium, 15 g fiber, 17 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to skinnytaste.com.

41. ROASTED PUMPKIN SAGE SOUP

If you&rsquore looking to curl up with a rich and creamy soup on a cold day, but you want to save calories, try this delicious recipe. With seven grams of fiber, it makes a substantial snack or side dish, Ligos says, especially if you pair it with a high-protein dish to keep you feeling full.

Per 1 3/4-cup serving: 137.5 calories, 3 g fat (0 g saturated), 25 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 459 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 6 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to skinnytaste.com.

42. ITALIAN HARVEST SOUP

This soup has kale, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, and sausage, all for less than 250 calories per serving. And with 14 grams of protein, one bowl of this flavorful soup makes a hearty and healthy meal. Tori Schmitt, R.D.N., who runs YES! Nutrition, says this dish is perfect for lunch. &ldquoIt offers a balanced amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to help keep energy levels more consistent throughout the day,&rdquo she says.

Per serving: 230 calories, 9 g fat, 23 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 530 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.

To get the full recipe, go to therealfoodrds.com.

43. SLOW COOKER CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Is anything more comforting than chicken noodle soup? Yep, a creamy version. At only 226 calories per serving, this is the ultimate comfort food&mdashthat won't weigh you down.

Per serving: 226.3 calories, 6.6 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 16 g carbs, 4.6 g sugar, 593 mg sodium, 4.6 g fiber, 23.9 g protein.

For the full recipe, go to damndelicious.net.

44. SLOW COOKER MOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP

With 20 grams of protein and only 260 calories, this filling lentil soup is a weight-loss win. Schmitt says a big reason that people falter on their goals is because they&rsquore bored of eating the same healthy options. &ldquoThis soup changes that game,&rdquo she says. You&rsquoll get a kick of flavors like ginger, curry, and cinnamon in every bite.

Per 1-cup serving: 260 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 45 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 577 mg sodium, 20 g protein.

For the full recipe, go to thisgalcooks.com.

45. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

This chicken enchilada soup has 22 grams of protein and less than 200 calories. It&rsquos also low-carb, with only 10 grams per serving. It&rsquos topped with avocado (because, of course), which Schmitt says will help you get your fill of potassium, folate, and healthy fats.

Per 1-cup serving: 193 calories, 7.2 g fat, 10.2 g carbs, 3.9 g sugar, 600 mg sodium, 4.1 g fiber, 22.3 g protein.

For the full recipe, go to paleogrubs.com.

46. CAULIFLOWER CHOWDER

The best way to get more veggies? Sneak them into a delicious, creamy chowder. This recipe uses cauliflower as its base instead of potatoes, which keeps it low-carb. It also has almost eight grams of protein, which make it a satisfying snack.

Per 1-cup serving: 193.1 calories, 11.4 g fat (4.8 g saturated), 17.4 g carbs, 6.4 g sugar,124.4 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 7.7 g protein.

For the full recipe, go to damndelicious.net.

47. VEGAN CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP

Unlike many creamy soups, this one is thickened without flours or starches. It&rsquos vegan, paleo, and free of gluten and refined sugar. The recipe calls for seven cups of veggies, and each serving has almost eight grams of fiber. &ldquoBy swapping traditionally used heavy cream for unsweetened almond milk, the soup is transformed into a lighter, more plant-based option,&rdquo says Schmitt.

Per serving: 123 calories, 3.9 g fat, 19 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 678 mg sodium, 7.5 g fiber, 6.5 g protein.


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35 Healthy Slow-Cooker Soups That'll Make Weeknight Dinners So Simple

From tomato soup to beef stew, these tasty recipes are packed with nutrition and flavor.

There's nothing better than pot of hot, creamy soup, especially after you've been trekking through windy, chilly weather to get home. Instead of buying the canned stuff, which is generally loaded with sodium, gather up your favorite seasonal veggies and combine them in your slow-cooker before heading off for the day. Homemade soup isn't just way healthier&mdashit's also more delicious, and because you're cooking in bulk, you're bound to have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch or dinner. These simple, comforting slow-cooker soup recipes will keep you warm and satisfied plus, get more healthy cold-weather recipes while you're looking for inspiration!


6 Easy Cheese Soup Recipes

Imagine sitting down on a cool, cozy night with a bowl of delicious soup in front of you, steam billowing up into your face. Now imagine that cheese is the star of the show and you're about to introduce your spoon to a creamy soup featuring everyone's favorite dairy product. These easy cheese soup recipes will warm you up, fill your belly and having you wish you made enough for one more bowl.

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Our Country Kitchen Broccoli Cheese Soup starts with an easy roux, just like a chef would make. And after you taste this creamy homemade soup and realize how easy it is to prepare, you'll never go out for homemade soup again.

This potato cheese soup recipe has all the fixin's of a loaded baked potato and is just as tasty. We use refrigerated potatoes that are already diced with onions, so part of the job is already done! How's that for easy?

Warm up to this beer cheese soup recipe, and chase away the winter blues! Top it off with a contrasting crunch: Cook and crumble some bacon or add some chopped green onions.

Cheesy Chicken Corn Soup is chock-full of goodies that will make you feel satisfied and warm all over. But don't take our word for it. Give it a shot -- you won't be disappointed!

If you love down-home macaroni and cheese then you'll love our Macaroni and Cheese Soup. This comfort food in a bowl cooks up warm and creamy for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Potato Cheese Soup is a classic restaurant favorite that we can easily simmer on our stovetop. With a stick-to-your-ribs thick and hearty potato soup like this, it's easy to ladle up a satisfying meal chock-full of comfort.


Easy Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup Recipe

Combine an easy chicken soup recipe with cream of mushroom soup and optional herbs and what you have is comfort in a bowl. This is one of those soups that can re-fuel you on those cold winter days when you&rsquore craving a hearty creamy chicken recipe that&rsquos full of sliced mushrooms in every bite. The earthy comfort of dried herbs makes this chicken soup recipe extra wonderful. Best of all, this recipe is from scratch and super fresh and delicious.

VIDEO: Cream of chicken and mushroom soup


  1. Heat oil .
  2. Saute onions, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes, potatoes, seasonings and bring to a boil.
  4. Add green beans.
  5. Cover and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add corn and peas and cook again and enjoy!

You can use any vegetables you like such as:

  • Potatoes
  • Beet
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Cabbage
  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Broccoli

Easy Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe


What Your Frugal Friends Are Saying About This Recipe…

Jennifer writes: “This was so delicious! And it makes quite a bit. Definitely easy and will be added to our frequently made list of dishes.”

Ashley writes: “Delicious! Will make again very soon! Wonderful on a cold day.”

Terry writes: “Love this, have made it twice!”

Michelle writes: “I found this recipe over the summer and have made it about 4 times since, even entered it in a chili cook-off contest! It’s a huge hit with friends and family alike! It’s a definite keeper.”

Carol writes: “Made last weekend and shared with friends! They loved it!”

Cindy writes: “I have made this before and it couldn’t be easier or more delicious!”

Amelia writes: “Very yummy! I froze half of it and then shortly after took it out of the freezer because I wanted to eat more!”

Gail writes: “I have made this recipe several times – everyone I have served this to loves it. Easy to make – serve with frito scoops, sour cream and extra cheese.”

Paris writes: “We make this all the time, we add black olives to it and top it with cheese and chili & cheese fritos. Easy, quick family favorite.”

Danielle writes: “Loved it!! This soup is packed full of flavor! We love avocado with cheese and sour cream on top”

Elizabeth writes: “We like this soup when we are camping. I brown the beef ahead of time so there is less prep at the camp site. The kids like it topped with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. They eat it with Tostito Scoops.”

Jessi writes: “This was very delicious! I made my own taco seasoning and ranch seasoning and used ground turkey. Definitely something I would make again.”

Michelle writes: “Just as good on the stovetop. Cooked on high, covered for 20 min then brought down to a simmer, covered for another 20 min.”