Healthy Soup Recipes

Have soup any way you want it and never feel guilty about indulging with our delicious, healthy soup recipes. Here you'll find classic chicken and vegetable soups in addition to a variety of flavorful recipes fit for one, two, four, or a group.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Sweet roasted butternut squash tempers the heat of fresh ginger in this vegan soup. Coconut milk is swirled in for creaminess, while toasted squash seeds add a pleasing crunch.
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Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

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.

Customizable Vegetable Soup

Use our choose-your-own-adventure formula to make a big batch of soup starring any vegetables you please. Use vegetable broth or water to make it vegetarian, and omit the Parmesan to make it vegan. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Vegetable-Bean Soup

Rating: 3.38 stars
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This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple soup is tasty, and extremely gratifying.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Rating: 3.57 stars
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Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash in our Roasted Pumpkin Soup recipe. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream—or both.

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.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Tomato Soup

No cream here! A butter-and-flour roux is the secret to this lush, velvety tomato soup. Gild with fresh basil, cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of your best olive oil. Serve alongside our Test Kitchen's Favorite Grilled Cheese for the ultimate comforting meal.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Greens

Rating: 3.34 stars
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Keep it simple: A head of cauliflower whirled in a blender with collard greens becomes a virtuous soup, ready in 20 minutes. The cauliflower's texture makes this dairy-free soup creamy.

Smoky Sweet-Potato Soup

Rating: 3.29 stars
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A puree of sweet potatoes, apple, and leeks gets an earthy spiciness from a chipotle chile coated in adobo sauce—which can be omited for spice-free eaters. The silky Sweet-Potato Soup relies on its fresh ingredients, not heavy cream or butter, to achieve its rich flavor.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetable Soup Recipes That Are Easy to Make and Entirely Satisfying
Fresh vegetables are the secret ingredient in these bowls—it's that simple.
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.

Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup

Rating: 3.59 stars
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This slow-cooker version of split-pea soup is as easy as it gets and is packed with healthy fiber and protein. Serve it with crusty bread and you've got a soul-warming meal ready to go.