35+ EASY Soup Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

This handy guide will help you find over 35+ easy soup recipes to make for the chilly winter months! From creamy soups, to healthy soups, and the BEST easy chicken soup recipe! Many use only a few ingredients.

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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 soup recipes. In addition to classics like Italian Wedding Soup and Butternut Squash Bisque, you’ll some fun + unique soup recipes like French Onion Soup Dumplings, Udon Noodle Soup, and Cabbage Roll Soup. I’m obsessed with each and every one of these recipes, and I hope you will be too!

All of these 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!

Best Tips for Making 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.

Favorite Soup Recipes

Italian wedding soup in small grey bowl with parmesan.
This Italian Wedding Soup marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
Italian Wedding Soup
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.
Mexican Corn Soup
Overhead shot of two bowls of french onion soup dumplings.
These French Onion Soup Dumplings put a tasty spin on a favored Chinese dish.Gruyere, chicken, and spinach-filled wontons are pan-fried and served in a rich and flavorful French onion soup broth. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
French Onion Soup Dumplings
Bowl of cabbage roll soup topped with dollop of sour cream & fresh dill.
This Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work. Make this simple recipe on the stove, in the instant pot, or in a slow cooker.
Cabbage Roll Soup
Hand holding bowl of lasagna soup.
This One Pot Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. This beef & noodle tomato soup is served topped with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture that melts deliciously into it. 
One Pot Lasagna Soup
Overhead shot of bowl of udon soup with soup spoon.
Learn how to make Udon Noodle Soup (Kake Udon) at home. It’s a traditional Japanese appetizer made with tender udon noodles and a rich, dashi-based broth. This classic soup is warm, cozy, and the perfect umami-forward canvas for flavorful toppings.
Udon Soup
Two bowls of kielbasa soup with spoons
This easy Kielbasa Soup recipe is filled with savory sausage, hearty potatoes, and healthy vegetables. It’s a warm and comforting soup that’s perfect for a cold winter day. 
Kielbasa Soup
Overhead shot of cioppino in white bowl with spoon.
This Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew) recipe is made with freshly cooked seafood in a bright and aromatic tomato-wine base. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time and can be ready to eat in just 1 hour.
Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew)

Creamy Soups

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. 
Quinoa Soup
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
Overhead close up of bowl of hungarian mushroom soup.
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!
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
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)
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
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.
Cheeseburger Soup
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.
Tomato Bisque Soup
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.
Potato Leek Soup
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.
Chipotle Potato Cheese Soup

Chicken Soup Recipes

Hands holding bowl of chicken noodle soup.
This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is packed with flavor, super easy and so satisfying. With tips on how to make it with chicken thighs, chicken breasts, a whole chicken, or leftover rotisserie chicken. 
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Two bowls of chicken carcass soup with spoon.
This Leftover Chicken Soup (Chicken Carcass Soup) is the best way to put your leftover roasted chicken carcass to use. Packed with veggies, herbs, collagen, and protein, enjoy this comforting soup and all of its benefits on sick days or for family dinners.
Leftover Chicken Soup
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!
Avgolemono Soup

Slow Cooker Soups

Bowl of Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup with hands holding bowl and spoon
Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup is the perfect comfort food for a cold day. Richly flavored with a ham bone and beans, this soup makes for an easy dinner that takes less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup
Overhead shot of bowl of slow cooker cauliflower soup.
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! 
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in bowl with toppings.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made easy with your crockpot. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and go! Serve it up with crispy tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream & cheddar cheese. 
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup makes it easy to enjoy your favorite spicy, aromatic, authentic Thai soup at home! | platingsandpairings.com
This Easy Slow Cooker Thai Noodle Soup makes it easy to enjoy your favorite spicy, aromatic, authentic Thai soup at home!
Slow Cooker Thai Noodle Soup
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.
Spicy Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Soups

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!
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of minestrone on wood background.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup cooks in just 5 minutes! Loaded with veggies, beans, and delicious pasta, then topped with lots of nutty parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve it with crostini for dipping into that delicious broth.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
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.
Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup
Hands holding bowl of instant pot lentil soup.
This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage comes together quickly with the help of your electric pressure cooker. It's a hearty soup that's perfect for chilly days.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage
Hand holding bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with avocado, tortilla chips and sour cream.
This is the BEST Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup! It tastes like it’s been cooking all day, but it only takes minutes in your electric pressure cooker. 
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of zuppa toscana.
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
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
Side view of two bowls of french onion soup in crockery topped with baguette slices & melted cheese.
Instant Pot French Onion soup with delicious caramelized onions, beef broth, and melty Gruyere cheese croutons is the ultimate comfort food soup recipe.
Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of soup topped with pesto.
This Instant Pot Bean Soup with Pesto is made with chickpeas and tomatoes. It’s vegetarian friendly, super delicious and cooks up quick in your pressure cooker. 
Instant Pot Bean Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of pho with toppings.
This Instant Pot Chicken Pho makes the traditional Vietnamese chicken noodle soup (Pho Ga) easy to make at home in around 30 minutes with the help of your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Pho
Overhead close up of bowl of instant pot white chicken chili topped with avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips.
This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili can be made in under 30 minutes with the help of your pressure cooker. It’s decadently creamy with monterey jack cheese, and perfectly spiced with mild green chiles, cumin and jalapenos. It’s a healthy recipe that can be made with fresh or frozen chicken breasts.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Chili Recipes

Sweet potato chili in blue bowl topped with tortilla strips and sour cream.
A bowl of cozy and comforting vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s so hearty and flavorful that you won’t even miss the meat!
Sweet Potato Chili
Overhead shot of bowl of buffalo chicken chili.
This Buffalo Chicken Chili features all the flavors of your favorite finger food in a spicy chili. It’s a healthy, hearty way to enjoy buffalo wings in a new way!
Buffalo Chicken Chili
This is the BEST Beer Chili recipe! A hearty one-pot chili with beans that’s rich, spicy and perfect for game day.
Beer Chili
2 bowls of white chicken chili topped with cheese, sour cream and radishes.
This Easy White Chicken Chili can be made in under 30-minutes. Spicy and smoky it’s made with chicken, white beans, jalapenos, mild green chilis and plenty of monterey jack cheese. It’s a delicious, creamy white chicken chili that perfect for cozy nights at home. 
White Chicken Chili

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these soup recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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35+ EASY Soup Recipes

This handy guide will help you find over 35+ EASY soup recipes to make for the chilly winter months! From creamy soups, to healthy soups, and this Creamy Greek Lemon Chicken Soup.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a simmer and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add ½ cup rice, egg yolks and lemon juice to a blender, slowly stream in 1 cup of hot broth and puree until smooth.
  • Stir the puree into the simmering stock along with the chopped chicken and remaining rice. Simmer until slightly thickened, approximately 10 minutes. Stir in the fresh dill and serve.
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Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 58mg | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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