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.

Staff Picks

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Vegetable-Bean Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 101
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: 3.5 stars 615
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.

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.

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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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.

Italian Chicken Minestrone

Rating: 3.5 stars 72
This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.

Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 104
For a hearty lunch or dinner, make this Passover holiday classic with a twist—no meat!—with this family lunch or dinner recipe from Jonathan Safran Foer, author of "New American Haggadah."

Cabbage-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 295
This winter soup is well-spiced and full of nourishing vegetables.

Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 475
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.

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.

Lemongrass Chicken Soup

In Chinese cultures, lemongrass and cilantro are considered yin ingredients -- cooling elements that are ideal on hot days. The subtle heat of ginger and chile, combined with the bright aroma of fresh mint, enlivens this lightened rendition of chicken soup.
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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.
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.
Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup
Rating: 4 stars 170

On a chilly day, this rustic soup -- made with potatoes, leeks, butternut squash, and escarole -- will warm you right up. Serve it with our Popovers.