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

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.

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.

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.

Cabbage-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.29 stars
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This winter soup is well-spiced and full of nourishing vegetables.

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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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.

Miso Soup with Tofu, Spinach, and Carrots

In ancient China, the soybean was considered to be one of five sacred grains, along with barley, millet, rice, and wheat. Here, in the form of tofu, the soybean shines with a little help from miso, spinach, carrots, and scallions.

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Rating: 3.56 stars
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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.

Chicken Barley Soup

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Warm up with a bowl of soup that's brimming with healthy grains and bright vegetables.

Potato Leek Soup

This warm satisfying potato leek soup gets fresh flavor from rosemary and parsley.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Kale and White Bean Soup

Rating: 3.61 stars
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Mash the beans, and use them to thicken the broth; leave some whole for added texture.