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30 Best Soup Recipes — Easy and Delicious Soup Ideas

Soup’s on! Though there are some refreshing soup recipes for warmer weather, the colder months are really what we think of as soup season — the perfect time to warm up with a hearty bowl of goodness.

Whether you tend to crave hearty soups or have been interested in exploring pho recipes, there are tons of easy soup recipes to try out before winter ends. Some may be a bit more complicated, but when it comes down to it, most soups are as simple as throwing a bunch of ingredients into one pot and letting it simmer. The longer you simmer, the richer the flavor. To make the cooking process even easier, you can try instant pot soup and set it to be ready whenever you’d like. They’re perfect to prep in the morning so you can have a big bowl waiting for you when you’re hungry after a long, cold day.

Some people may think that soup isn’t filling enough to be a whole meal, and while there are definitely some lighter soups that make great starters or sides, there are plenty on this list that’ll keep you satisfied for hours. All you’ll need to accompany them is some fresh, crispy bread for dipping.

Many of the flavorful soup recipes we rounded up here also hold quite well, making them great meals to whip up and freeze or refrigerate so that you can enjoy throughout the week. Seriously, don’t sleep on soup. You’ll be missing out.


Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

This light and healthy dish puts a citrusy Greek twist on the classic chicken and rice soup.

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Red Pepper and Tomato Soup


Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Almond-Thyme Gremolata

If you like a bit of a crunch in your soup, you need to try this herbal, flavorful gremolata.

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Supergreen Mushroom & Orzo Soup

When it’s too cold for green smoothies, this supergreen soup is just what you need to get a serious dose of leafy nutrients.

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Chicken Soup With Spinach and Lemon

Whisking in eggs gives this light, lemony soup richness without any dairy.

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Tomato Soup With Parmesan Crostini

The parmesan crostini makes for a slightly more adult version of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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Potato Leek Soup

Using leftover mashed potatoes makes the comforting soup extra creamy and easy to make.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup


Instant Pot Pho With Chicken

An instant pot shaves hours off the cook time for this traditional, restaurant-quality recipe.

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French Onion Soup

Though it takes a bit longer than other soup recipes, this rich and cozy dish is sure to be a crowd favorite.

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Broccoli-Parmesan Chicken Soup


Roasted Red Pepper Soup


Instant Pot Chicken Soup

The most classic soup of all, this instant pot version of chicken noodle soup is exactly what you crave when you’re cold or sick (or missing your mom).

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White Bean Cassoulet with Pork and Lentils

Don’t let the fancy French name scare you away — cassoulet is just a hearty slow-simmered stew that’s perfect for cold winter nights.

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Spiced Fresh Tomato Soup with Sweet and Herby Pitas

A sweet and savory topping balances out the ginger, coriander, cumin and jalapeño that give this unique soup a serious kick.

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Instant Pot Beef and Barley Stew


Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup

Couscous, roasted pistachios and dried apricots give tons of texture to this Mediterranean-inspired soup.

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Creamy Chicken-Corn Chowder

A thick soup that’s packed with veggies and chicken for a warm and filling meal.

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Lemon Dill Chicken Meatball Soup

If you like Italian wedding soup, you’ll love this healthier take using bulgar and zesty chicken meatballs.

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Potato-Kale Soup with Crispy Chorizo

Move over, potato-leek — the crispy sausage is a complete game-changer.

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Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup


Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew

Cardamom, ginger and cider vinegar create the perfect balance of warm and tangy flavors.

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Savory Stone Fruit Soup

Looking for a more cool and refreshing soup recipe? This savory soup made from stone fruit and tomatoes is super light and healthy.

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20-Minute Cauliflower Soup


Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup

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