35+ BEST Creamy Soup Recipes

This handy guide will help you find over 35+ of the BEST creamy soup recipes to make for the chilly winter months!

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Soup season is here!

And I couldn’t be happier.

love soup. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love stashing away some leftovers so that I can enjoy it as an easy lunch throughout the week.

Today I’m sharing my best tips for making soup, as well as 35+ of my favorite comforting, creamy soup recipes.

From creamy potato soup, to tomato bisque, there is a bowl to please everyone in this massive roundup!

And just because these are creamy soups, doesn’t mean that they’re unhealthy. There’s a healthy potato leek soup, creamy quinoa soup, and protein packed spicy lentil soup.

But, if you are feeling that sweater-weather, comfort food mood, there’s a decadent zuppa toscana, cheeseburger soup, and Mexican street corn soup.

I’m obsessed with each and every one of these recipes, and I think you will be too!

All of these creamy soup recipes are super EASY to put together, whether it’s in the instant pot, in the slow cooker, or on the stove. Plus, they don’t require a lot of ingredients or steps to prepare!

Favorite Creamy Soup Recipes

Overhead shot of instant pot broccoli cheese soup in white bowl with spoon.
This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup comes together from scratch in minutes. Made entirely in the Instant Pot with wholesome ingredients and plenty of cheese, this recipe delivers classic broccoli and cheese soup with the push of a button!
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This Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Fresh Dill is rich, with hints of smokiness and a great umami flavor. It’s the perfect bowl of soup to warm up with this season!
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Bowl of creamy quinoa soup with spoon.
This Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also packed with protein, fiber and essential vitamins and antioxidants. 
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Bowl of Mexican Corn Soup garnished with cliantro, chile powder and lime wedges.
This Mexican Corn Soup recipe has all the flavors of Mexican street corn in soup form. This creamy corn soup is flavored with chile powder, poblano peppers and cotija cheese.
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Tomato Orange Soup is the creamiest tomato soup recipe you will find. Plus, it's got a great tang for the orange juice. It's the perfect winter soup for chilly days.
This Tomato Bisque Soup is the richest, creamiest tomato soup you've ever tried, with a splash of fresh orange juice for a bit of extra tang! Inspired by Elephant's Deli in Portland, Oregon.
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Bowl of creamy gnocchi soup with spoon.
Fight the winter blues with Creamy Gnocchi Soup, a heartwarming dish made by simmering gnocchi, veggies, warming spices, and crispy bacon in a divine broth. It’s sure to become a new favorite for soup season!
Creamy Gnocchi Soup
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Take advantage of the summer harvest with this savory and nourishing creamy zucchini soup. Perfect for freezing and using up frozen zucchini!
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Indian tomato soup in grey bowl topped with naan croutons.
This Indian Tomato Soup is not your average tomato soup recipe! Made with warm and vibrant Indian spices and topped with homemade naan croutons and a Greek yogurt sauce, it’s a silky smooth vegetarian meal that comfort food fanatics will love.
Indian Tomato Soup
Overhead shot of red cabbage soup in grey bowl topped with sour cream and dill.
Red Cabbage Soup is the perfect recipe to warm you up on chilly days! This flavorful sweet & sour creamy soup is the perfect use for that half head of cabbage that’s sitting in your fridge!
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This Butternut Squash Bisque with Maple Cream is a deliciously rich & creamy soup that’s perfect for chilly days.
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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat) tastes just like the original, but it’s made super quick and easy with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Hearty, creamy & delicious, it will quickly become your favorite instant pot soup recipe
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Creamy Chicken Soup | The Modern Proper
A creamy chicken soup to warm you right through to the bone.
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Bowl of avgolemono soup topped with lemons.
Avgolemono Soup is the best lemon chicken soup with fresh dill. This authentic Greek Avgolemono Soup recipe is delicious with a hint of lemony brightness to warm you up on chilly winter days!
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This Portuguese Caldo Verde recipe simmers potatoes, kale, and smoky sausage in a rich and comforting broth. All made in one pot, it’s an incredibly flavorful meal that will transport you to the shores of Portugal with every spoonful!
Caldo Verde
Slow Cooker Creamy White Bean Noodle Soup with Rosemary Bacon.
Slow Cooker Creamy White Bean Italian Noodle Soup with Rosemary Bacon: hearty, full of greens, and so delicious…perfect for chilly nights!
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All the best parts of rich, flavorful Cajun chicken pasta, made into a filling, delicious, super creamy soup in less than 30 minutes!
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Two hands holding bowl of potato cheese soup.
This Smoky Chipotle Potato Cheese Soup is the perfect recipe to warm you up on chilly days. It’s thick & creamy with just a hint of spicy heat.
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A tasty Italian sausage and pasta soup with a creamy parmesan and tomato broth!
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This creamy Tuscan chicken gnocchi soup has all the best Italian-inspired flavors! It’s loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil and pillowy gnocchi for an irresistible soup.
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A big bowl of Cheeseburger Soup has everything you love about a classic hamburger. Made with tender ground beef, shredded cheese, and hearty potatoes, it’s the ultimate comfort food to enjoy all winter long.
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Two bowls of potato leek soup shot from overhead and garnished with green onions, parsley and a dollop of yogurt.
This Healthier Creamy Potato Leek Soup uses fat-free Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream and doesn’t skimp on the flavor! Shallots, saffron and cayenne are all used to spice up this creamy soup.
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Overhead shot of bowl of lentil soup topped with chopped chipotles and served with spoon.
This Spicy Lentil Soup is a warm and comforting hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly Fall days! The chipotle peppers give it a bit of heat and a great smoky flavor.
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Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it’s quick and easy to prepare.
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Side view of curried butternut squash soup in bowl with swirl of yogurt on top.
This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days. (Vegan + Vegetarian options)
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This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! The perfect winter comfort food made with bacon, chicken and cheese. So good!
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This Instant Pot Potato Cheese Soup is creamy, flavorful, and quick! Russet potatoes and aromatic ingredients come together in a pressure cooker to create a velvety soup you can load with toppings and serve for an easy weeknight meal.
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This Italian sausage soup is a creamy delight. It’s loaded with tender sausage, potatoes, and has an irresistible creamy broth! It’s ready in under an hour and uses everyday ingredients.
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Side view of three bowls of carrot ginger soup.
Carrot Ginger Soup prepared sous vide is finished with a dollop of whipped lime crema in this delicious and visually striking soup recipe. 
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Creamy Potato Barley Soup is a hearty variation of classic potato soup made with barley, leeks, and nutrient-rich veggies.
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This creamy Italian sausage tortellini soup is a hearty and inviting soup that has minimal prep, so it’s a quick family meal for busy weeknights!
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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup topped with bacon, cheese and chives is the perfect comfort-food, and it’s keto-friendly!  Just add all the ingredients to your crockpot and go! 
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You’ll love this hearty Creamy Ravioli Soup. Full of veggies, ground turkey and cheesy ravioli, it cooks in one pot and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Enjoy this cold Cucumber Soup as a refreshing summer appetizer or side dish. Made with garlic, jalapeno, yogurt, and olive oil, this easy recipe blends up in seconds and has playful and savory flavors.
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This Creamy Tuscan White Bean Soup is loaded with vegetables and spicy sausage. Warming and filling, but packed with healthy ingredients too.
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Creamy chicken orzo soup. This soup is very straightforward, silky and thick, with the subtle fragrance of herbs plus a nice hit of lemon.
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This soup is luscious; fantastic for the fall, with bold, warm, and rich flavours. It’s easily one of our favourite soups, and one we continue to make time and time again!
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This creamy chicken and rice soup is perfect for cozy nights at home. Simmered in a rich creamy broth, filled with hearty wild rice and juicy chicken.
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Creamy bean soup with sausage, topped with a deliciously punchy, red pesto. It’s quick and easy to make, yet hearty and full of flavor
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This creamy chestnut soup, or “Soupe Aux Marrons” is a wholesome soup and a French favorite all throughout Winter. Fresh chestnuts are simmered in an aromatic broth and then pureed until smooth.
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The most delicious smoky bacon creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe! The best version of everyone’s favorite chicken soup, with smoky flavors!
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Taste the flavors of summer in this creamy vegetable soup! This summer soup recipe uses Vermicular’s Musui Cooking technique.
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Best Tips for Making Creamy Soup Recipes

1. Use homemade broth. I like to use homemade Instant Pot Bone Broth or Slow Slow Cooker Bone Broth to save money and add extra nutrients and flavor to my soups. If not using homemade stock, I prefer to use low-sodium stock so that I can control the amount of salt in the finished soup.

2. Season as you go. Because broth and stock can vary so much in their sodium levels, I like to season as I’m browning the vegetables for the soup, as well as at the end. Don’t be afraid to add in a generous pinch of salt and pepper.

3. Make a double batch. Soups reheat really well and are great for easy lunches. In each of my recipes, you can easily use the recipe card to adjust the serving size. Most soup recipes also keep very well in the freezer.

4. Thickening soup. If you find that you would like your soup to have a thicker texture there are a few options. If your soup has beans or potatoes, simply mash some of them up with a fork to thicken the texture. For creamy soups, simply make a slurry by whisking 1 Tablespoon of water with 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Add it to your soup and heat through until thickened.

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35+ BEST Creamy Soup Recipes

This handy guide will help you find over 35+ of the BEST creamy soup recipes to make for the chilly winter months! One to try is this Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Fresh Dill. It’s the perfect bowl of soup to warm up with this season!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion (diced )
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced (white, cremini and/or a mix of wild mushrooms like chanterelles)
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 3 cups vegetable stock (chicken stock or bone broth)
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or 2 tsp. dried dill)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onions and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquids and it has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix in the flour and paprika and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the stock, soy sauce and milk, bring to a gentle boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and mix in the sour cream, lemon juice, dill and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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