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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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.

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.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

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

Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup

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

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.
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Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo

Rating: 3.61 stars
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This hearty fresh corn soup doesn't take long to make and it can be your main course.

Spicy Peanut-Shrimp Soup

Stirring in peanut butter at the end rounds out the spiciness and adds body to this Thai soup, but fish sauce is the real secret here, used for its savory-salty punch.

Tortellini Soup with Peas and Spinach

Rating: 3.32 stars
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Store-bought fresh cheese pasta meets homemade chicken stock in this quick soup.

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.

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.

Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

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

Chinese Corn-and-Mushroom Soup

To make an egg-drop version of this soup, beat two eggs in a bowl and slowly drizzle them into the simmering broth just before serving.
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Inspiration and Ideas

25 Quick and Delicious Soup Recipes You Can Make in 45 Minutes or Less
We've collected 60 soul-satisfying soup recipes that can be made in an hour or less, including chicken soup, vegetable soup, tomato soup, chowder, gazpacho, and more.
Polenta and Spinach Soup
Rating: Unrated
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Extra-virgin olive oil, which has a distinct taste and is ideal for dressings and drizzling, serves as the base for this polenta and spinach soup.

Spiced Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.