Quick & Easy Soup Recipes

Hot or cold, starter or main course — search through these hearty quick and easy soup recipes. Find make-ahead and one-pot recipes for classic favorites and specialties like chicken noodle, vegetable, tomato, bean, french onion, bread or tortilla soups.

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15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
Need lentil soup for one? We're here for you with this super fast recipe for a  "can"-do dinner. It starts with canned lentils and vegetable or chicken broth, that's why it's so fast. You'll add garlic, onion, carrot, and celery just like you would in a big-batch lentil soup. For a  healthy, delicious, and easy meal, you can't beat this recipe. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup

A Parmesan rind is the powerhouse ingredient behind this fast, flavorful version of the classic soup.

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is used two ways in this kid-friendly dish: it's simmered until tender for the soup base and roasted for the garnish.

Creamy Leftover-Turkey-and-Rice Soup

Put a light, fresh spin on Thanksgiving leftovers with a speedy riff on avgolemono, the classic Greek chicken soup. Egg yolks add creaminess to turkey stock, while lemon juice brightens the flavor, and cooked rice and shredded meat fill out every spoonful.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

If you need to get dinner on the table fast but you're tight on time, you can make this restorative, immunity-boosting soup with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.

Smoky Black-Bean Soup with Sausage

Cozy and filling, this weeknight friendly soup stars Andouille sausages and fire-roasted tomatoes. They give canned black beans a complex, smoky flavor in just 40 minutes.

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Rating: 3.5 stars 163
In this Chinese soup recipe, an egg is stirred in at the end to form tiny ribbons. For more flavor, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil just before serving.Note: Be sure to drain the tofu thoroughly before adding it to the soup so it will soak up the flavor of the broth.

Tortellini en Brodo

Rating: 3 stars 25
Tortellini en brodo ("in broth") is a traditional first course for Christmas feasts in northern Italy. Because it calls for only a few ingredients, make sure they are of the highest quality, especially the chicken stock (now is a good time to use any you might have in your freezer).

Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Cook the veggies (and apple), get out the blender, and your work is done.

Brothy Orzo and Pork Meatballs

In this one-pot dinner recipe, meatballs are given a makeover for spring. Ground pork, fennel seed, and Parmesan are mixed togther and formed into meatballs that cook in a light, bright broth with orzo pasta, lemon juice, and fresh dill. 

Quick Creamy Broccoli Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 115
Broccoli is at its peak from October through April—that's the best time to puree it in a soup like this one.

Spiced Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This is no simple soup, it's a richly-flavored dish that features lots of spice and aromatics. Use our Whole Roasted Tomatoes as a base.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Tortellini Soup with Peas and Spinach
Rating: 3.5 stars 25

Store-bought fresh cheese pasta meets homemade chicken stock in this quick soup.