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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to make Udon 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.
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.
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.
This Leftover Chicken 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.
Slow Cooker 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.
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.
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.
This easy Instant Pot Potato 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 a weeknight meal.
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.
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.
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.
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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