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.

Staff Picks

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Lemony Pesto Chicken Soup

Brighten your winter with this bright, lively soup that tastes like spring. It comes together in a flash, especially if you use store-bought broth, rotisserie chicken, and pesto.

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.

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. 


Rating: 3.38 stars
On a hot day, use your blender to whip up a refreshing cold gazpacho, a soup from a ripe tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper.

Spiced Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
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.

Green Thai Chicken Soup

Pressed for time? Using store-bought broth, rotisserie chicken, and curry paste means you can get this vibrant, flavorful soup on the table in under half an hour.

Cold Southwestern Corn and Shrimp Soup

Rating: 3.06 stars
Using frozen corn and shrimp saves a lot of time in this no-cook soup.

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Step into spring with this easy blender soup that showcases fresh asparagus, leeks, shallots, and just a touch of cream from a last-minute drizzle of crème fraîche.

Tortellini en Brodo

Rating: 2.96 stars
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).

Quick Creamy Broccoli Soup

Rating: 3.45 stars
Broccoli is at its peak from October through April—that's the best time to puree it in a soup like this one.

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Rating: 3.56 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.

Ramen Soup with Vegetables

Rating: Unrated
Improve on the typical ramen soup by adding your own fresh veggies and seasonings.

Golden Gazpacho

Rating: 3.11 stars

Escape the heat with a refreshing bowl of gazpacho. For the best color and flavor, choose deep yellow heirloom tomatoes and golden yellow squash.