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This collection of best easy soup recipes includes options for the stovetop, slow cooker, and Instant Pot. Loaded with wholesome ingredients and pantry staples, these healthy soups are all comfort food perfection.

Soup season is here and it makes my soup loving heart so happy! Soup is a comforting meal in cold weather and on busy weeknights. I can’t imagine anything cozier than a warm bowl of soup in the colder months, can you?

I’ve gathered my favorite easy recipes for all kinds of delicious soups. If you’re looking for a chicken soup I have so many! Want a vegetable soup? I have several of those too. Need a chili recipe? I have five. Craving a hamburger soup, creamy tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, tortellini soup, or taco soup? You can find them here! I have options for the slow cooker, Instant Pot, and stovetop. You’ll find soups made with chicken, beef, sausage, vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes, and more. There’s so much variety and every soup is easy to customize to your own preferences too.

Stock vs Broth

Soup recipes often call for chicken stock or beef stock. But what if you have chicken broth or beef broth instead? Use that broth!

Stock is typically made from bones while broth is made from a combination of meat and vegetables. Broth tends to be a bit more flavorful but we add so much flavor when we create a soup that both options can work beautifully. You can also opt for vegetable broth if you prefer.

My #1 Soup Tip

Double that recipe and freeze it!

I love to make a double batch of soup. It’s requires very little extra effort – usually just more chopping. Then we can eat one batch and freeze the other. This way our freezer is stocked full of quick meals all fall and winter!

How to Best Freeze Soup

Store the finished soup in an airtight container. (I personally like freezer bags because I can lay them flat and stack one on top of the other to maximize my space.) Let your soup completely cool in the refrigerator and then move it to the freezer. Soups can last up to 2 months in the freezer.

How to Customize a Soup

Soup is the easiest recipe type to customize based on what you have on hand at home. Here are a few of my favorite ways to do that.

  • Mix up your protein based on what you’re craving or have at home. Swap chicken thighs for chicken breasts (or vice versa). Substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for ground beef. If a soup recipe calls for chicken sausage but you have pork or beef sausage use that instead.
  • Save time by using fully cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store. Simply shred it and add it to the soup at the end of cooking time.
  • Potatoes are typically interchangeable in soup so you can take your pick between yellow/gold potatoes, russet potatoes, or red-skinned potatoes even if a soup recipe calls for one you don’t have. Sweet potatoes can be used too for a different flavor.
  • Many veggies are also interchangeable in soup. Feel free to use broccoli, green beans, zucchini, squash, or carrots if that’s what you have in your fridge.
  • Add greens! Fresh spinach leaves can always be stirred into soup at the end of the cooking time to amp up your veggie intake. Those leaves wilt quickly so no need to cook them into the soup. Just stir them into the hot broth when you’re done.
  • Add beans! Canned beans require minimal time to heat through so add them to any soup that doesn’t include them as a great way to get in some extra fiber. White beans, black beans, and pinto beans are delicious additions. 
  • Serve up your finished soup with fun toppings! Shredded cheddar cheese, shaved parmesan cheese, sour cream, or fresh herbs would work well depending on the soup. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or crusty bread.

By now you’re probably craving a bowl of warm soup as much as I am! So here are my favorite soup recipes.


Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is an easy and light soup that's ready in only 30 minutes. Made with simple ingredients, this is a soup recipe the whole family will love. Instructions for the stovetop, slow cooker, and instant pot are included!
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No Bean 30 Minute Chili

This No Bean Chili is thick, hearty, and ready in only 30 minutes! It tastes like a classic chili recipe but it's actually beanless. This is one comfort food recipe the entire family will love.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Soup is a fast soup with some heat. It has the flavor of buffalo chicken wings, plus diced sweet potato and spinach. Fans of buffalo chicken will love this light and healthy soup!
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is must make comfort food packed with shredded chicken, beans, and corn. Easy to make and so tasty!
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Healthy 30 Minute Hamburger Soup

This hearty hamburger soup is easy, healthy, and ready in just 30 minutes! It's a simple meal loaded with ground beef or turkey, potatoes, and vegetables in a delicious beef broth.
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Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Stew

This Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Stew is rich, thick, and filled with tender meat and veggies. It’s the perfect meal for chilly evenings and sure to become party of your regular dinner rotation. Plus it’s dairy free, gluten free, and Whole30 compliant!
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Easy 20-Minute Chicken Tortellini Soup

This cozy chicken tortellini soup is ready in 20 minutes and uses store-bought cheese tortellini. It's a simple entree that requires minimal time. You'll love this comforting soup recipe!
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Instant Pot Beef Stew

There is nothing more comforting than this Instant Pot Beef Stew. It’s simple, hearty, and absolutely delicious. You’ll love how easy it is to make and you won’t believe it didn’t simmer for hours. Because, friend, who has time for that?
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30 Minute Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup is so easy, hearty, and loaded with good for you vegetables! It's perfectly cozy for chilly evenings this fall and winter.
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Steak and Sweet Potato Soup

This hearty soup is ready in only 30 minutes with sirloin steak, a rich broth, veggies, and tender pieces of sweet potato. It's a comforting meal you'll want to make often!
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Chicken and Rice Soup

This homemade soup is comforting on a chilly evening. It's loaded with the simple flavors of chicken, vegetables, and brown rice.
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Easy Vegan Bean Chili

This vegan chili is loaded with two kinds of beans and has all the comforting flavor of a classic chili! Plus this beauty comes together in just 30 minutes. It's a simple plant-based dish that really satisfies.
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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

This wholesome chicken noodle soup is ready in only 25 minutes! To save time we use store-bought rotisserie or leftover chicken. Perfect for sick days at home or just when you're craving comfort food on a chilly evening.
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Dairy Free Broccoli Cheese Soup

This Broccoli Cheese Soup is dairy free, vegan, and oh so creamy! While it looks like cheesy goodness this soup is actually loaded with potatoes, vegetables, nutritional yeast, and seasonings. It's sneaky healthy!
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30 Minute Chicken Taco Soup

You're going to love this 30 Minute Chicken Taco Soup. Easy ingredient list, fast cooking time, and tons of flavor! It's a quick dinner everyone in the family will happily devour.
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Best Classic Minestrone Soup

This delicious and easy minestrone soup is loaded with vegetables, noodles, a rich tomato broth, and beans. It's vegetarian and ready in only 30 minutes!
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30 Minute Dairy Free Potato Soup

This 30 Minute Dairy Free Potato Soup is so creamy and easy to make! You’ll be surprised it’s dairy free, gluten free, and Whole30 compliant!
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Low Carb Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup

You'll love this low carb version of a classic chicken and rice soup. It's loaded with veggies and ready in about 30 minutes!
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30 Minute Dairy Free Tomato Basil Soup

This creamy tomato soup is completely dairy free but you'd never be able to tell from the taste! Plus it's loaded with fresh ingredients and ready in only 30 minutes.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup is so easy to make because everything goes right in the slow cooker! Plus it’s hearty but surprisingly good for you! Top it however you like for a dinner the whole family will love.
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Chicken Sausage Gumbo Soup

My version of this New Orleans classic is a soup that's packed with chicken and veggies. It has the same bold flavor of a true gumbo but is actually very light! Plus this soup is dairy free, gluten free, and Whole30.
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Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup

There's nothing more comforting than this creamy soup loaded with tender chunks of potato, bacon, and sausage! It's surprisingly easy to make and includes no dairy (but you won't believe that when you taste it).
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Instant Pot Chicken & Vegetable Soup

This easy soup is loaded with veggies, chunks of chicken, and seasoning to give you plenty of flavor in very little time. A perfect solution when you're craving comfort food but want to still keep things healthy!
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30 Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Soup

This 30 Minute Lemon Chicken Soup is rich in flavor but incredibly light and easy to throw together! The lemony broth is packed with veggies and chicken.
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Spicy Sausage and Cabbage Soup

This Spicy Sausage & Cabbage Soup is light on calories but big on flavor. It will heat you from the inside out on a chilly evening.
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