Best Soup Recipes

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30 Soup RecipesA collection of the very best soup recipes! These soup recipes are tried and true family favorites that you will want to make over and over again.

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When it’s cold outside, I get tons of requests for SOUP recipes! I totally get it, because we LOVE soup! Soup is the ultimate cold-weather meal: it’s hearty, comforting, fills you up and warms you up!

Most soups (especially the ones on this list) are really easy to make, too. They’re as easy as a little time at the stove or tossing a couple things in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. You’re also getting vegetables, grains, and protein in your dinner with one dish!

I also love the leftovers after a good soup night. Heat up a bowl of leftover soup, and you’ve got the best lunch ever! Plus, soups freeze beautifully, so save some for the freezer so you always have a meal ready to go!

Tips for Making Soup

Here are a few tips for soup success every time!

  • Big Pot! Make sure you use a large soup pot to begin with. I like to use a large Dutch oven.
  • Sauté! Always start with sautéing your onion and any veggies that will take a bit longer to cook, like carrots or celery! Don’t add your garlic until after the vegetables are tender or it will burn.
  • Broth and Stock! Use a high quality broth or stock because the flavor will make a difference in how your soup turns out.
  • Simmer! Let your soups simmer so they can develop rich flavors.
  • Add greens last! Finish with leafy greens at the very end, right before serving, since those will cook down quickly.
  • Rotisserie Chicken! If your recipe calls for shredded chicken and you are in a hurry, grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store! This is an easy way to have tender, yummy chicken with minimal work.
  • Freezing Soups! Soups that are broth-based and have rice, beans, and meat freeze really well. Place soups cooled soup in a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. Soups that contain starchy vegetables, noodles, and cream don’t freeze as well. You can freeze them, but they won’t be as pretty (the noodles will break down, etc.) but they will still be tasty:)

Serving Suggestions

I love that soup is a one pot meal, loaded with lots of goodies, but if you want to serve something with your bowl of soup. Here are some ideas!

Best Cozy Soup Recipes

If you are soup lover and looking for the best soup recipes, you came to the right place!

There are 30 soups to choose from, which one are you going to make first? They are all winners, you can’t go wrong!

Taco Soup
40 minutes
This taco soup recipe is made with ground beef, tomatoes, beans, corn, and the perfect blend of taco spices. If you like tacos, you are going to love this easy one pot meal!
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Potato Soup
35 minutes
This classic potato soup recipe is rich, creamy, and comforting! It's the perfect one pot meal for a cold day! Top your bowl with bacon, cheese, green onions, and a dollop of sour cream! Oh, so cozy!
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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
25 minutes
When the temperatures drop and cold season is upon us, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of Classic Chicken Noodle Soup! Make a big pot in less than 30 minutes! It’s the best soup for a sick day or for someone who needs a bowl of comfort
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Easy Butternut Squash Soup
25 minutes
This easy butternut squash soup is made in the Instant Pot and is the perfect healthy meal for fall!
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Broccoli Cheese Soup
35 minutes
This easy Broccoli Cheese Soup is rich, creamy, and super cheesy! Everyone loves this classic soup recipe with tender broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese. It is the perfect comforting meal for a cold day or any day!
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Easy Black Bean Soup
45 minutes
Easy Black Bean Soup-A simple and healthy soup made with canned black beans and ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! This flavorful black bean soup is vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
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Cabbage Soup
35 minutes
Cabbage Soup- This healthy cabbage soup is made with onion, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cabbage, and herbs. It's filling, satisfying, and easy to make! You only need one pot!
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Split Pea Soup
1 hour 40 minutes
Loaded with nutritious veggies and bright color, this Split Pea Soup is a classic that’s perfect for chilly days and weeknights that call for comfort food! It is also a great recipe to use up leftover ham!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup
30 minutes
This Mexican inspired soup is perfectly spiced, satisfying, and made in ONE pot! Top your bowl with crispy tortilla strips and a variety of delicious toppings! This easy chicken soup is always a crowd-pleaser!
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Stuffed Pepper Soup
40 minutes
This hearty soup tastes just like stuffed peppers. It's made with basic ingredients like ground beef, rice, and of course bell peppers! You are going to love this one pot meal.
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
30 minutes
This easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect soup recipe for a cold day. It Is comforting and a guaranteed family favorite! 
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Minestrone Soup Recipe
55 minutes
This easy minestrone soup recipe is perfect for a cold day. It is hearty, healthy, and comforting. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.
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Lentil Soup
50 minutes
This hearty and healthy Lentil Soup is filled with nourishing vegetables, lentils, and the perfect blend of spices. This easy one pot meal is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and SO delicious!
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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder
55 minutes
This creamy and comforting chowder is perfect for a chilly day.
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Sweet Potato Soup
35 minutes
A vibrant, creamy Sweet Potato Soup packed with vegetables, rich smoked paprika, coriander, thyme, and a drizzle of coconut milk makes this healthy vegan soup recipe a winner every time!
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Smoky Tomato Soup
30 minutes
The Combination Of Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, And Smoked Paprika Kick The Classic Tomato Soup Up A Notch. Serve this Smoky Tomato Soup With A Grilled Cheese Sandwich For The Ultimate Comforting Meal! 
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
50 minutes
This easy, creamy chicken pot pie soup is made from scratch and the ultimate comfort food. We like to serve the soup with pie crust crackers, which are fun and easy to make. Enjoy a bowl for lunch or dinner!
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Carrot Ginger Soup
55 minutes
A healthy, easy, and creamy Carrot Ginger Soup loaded with delicious roasted carrots, fresh ginger, and bold flavors! This soup is guaranteed to be a favorite!
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Easy Chicken and Rice Soup
35 minutes
The perfect soup for a cold day or if you have a cold! It also makes a great weeknight meal.
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Tuscan Chicken Tortellini Soup
35 minutes
This Tuscan Chicken Tortellini Soup is perfect for fall and winter. It’s comforting, easy to make, and totally family friendly! Serve with garlic bread and a simple side salad!
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Easy Pumpkin Soup
30 minutes
This easy, delicious, and creamy Pumpkin Soup is filled with fresh flavors and warm spices. It is the perfect soup for a quick and easy fall meal or a great addition to any holiday menu.
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Lasagna Soup
45 minutes
This is lasagna made on the stove in one pot, soup style! Lasagna Soup is filled with Italian sausage, tons of veggies, robust flavor, and topped with the dreamiest cheese dollop for a bowl of filling, delicious goodness. Soup’s on!
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Vegetable Soup
1 hour 5 minutes
This healthy and hearty homemade vegetable soup is comforting and good for you! Enjoy a bowl for lunch or dinner!
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Sweet Potato Roasted Corn Chowder
50 minutes
This Roasted Corn Chowder is made with sweet potatoes, roasted poblano peppers, coconut milk, and topped with avocado and cilantro. It is the BEST corn chowder! You will never know it is vegan because it is so creamy and delicious!
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Ribollita Soup
45 minutes
A healthy, rustic, and delicious soup packed with all of my favorite Italian flavors! Ribollita is thickened with crusty bread and filled with tasty veggies and herbs.
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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
1 hour 25 minutes
You can't go wrong with a bowl of this classic tomato soup! Serve with a grilled cheese for the ultimate comfort food meal.
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Chickpea Farro Soup
40 minutes
This easy, healthy, and hearty soup is great for lunch or dinner. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread.
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Chicken Fajita Soup
40 minutes
Warm up with a bowl of Chicken Fajita Soup loaded with your favorite toppings. All of your favorite fajita flavors are combined in an easy and comforting soup that's perfect for weeknights or easy entertaining.
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Chicken Gnocchi Soup
30 minutes
If you like chicken noodle soup, you will love this easy chicken gnocchi soup! It is perfect for a chilly day.
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Pasta Fagioli
45 minutes
This easy one pot meal is the perfect weeknight dinner. Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread.
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Looking for more soup recipes? Check out the SOUP SECTION in our recipe index. You can also check out the Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook! There is an entire chapter dedicated to soups and there are some GOOD ones!

Now, let us know, What is your favorite soup recipe?? Leave a comment! We love hearing from you!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I have made the sweet potato and roasted corn chowder soup and it’s one of my favorite meals ever! I have given the recipe to several friends and they all loved it as well. I look forward to making more of your soups!

  2. I LOVE your roasted Tomato Basil Soup! So simple, but soooo good! I made it last week. Yesterday I made your Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup for dinner. Leftovers will good for lunch today. Right now it feels like -27!

  3. My all time favorite is the chicken and rice soup. I do like the Butternut soup also. I’m planning on trying the Sweet Potato and Pumpkin soup soon.