Our Most Popular Soup Recipes Ever
You'll find all the classics—chicken noodle, tomato, split pea with ham, and more—here.
No matter the season, soup is guaranteed to please. Whether you're looking for a simple starter, light lunch, or hearty dinner, we have soup recipes that will satisfy you and your family. While this collection is certainly filled with recipes our editors love, they're ultimately your picks! We combed through the archives and rounded up the 30 soup recipes that have been most popular with our readers.
It all starts with the French Onion Soup you see right here. The rich, savory base for this recipe is made with three pounds of sweet onions that cook low and slow in extra-virgin olive oil under they're super tender and caramelized. They then continue to cook in beef stock (homemade is preferable), plus fresh earthy herbs and a little bit of vermouth. The soup is ladled into individual ramekins and topped with thick slices of rustic bread and nutty grated Gruyère cheese; the soup ramekins are broiled in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly on top. Even if you're not dining along the Seine, this ultra-indulgent soup is sure to warm your soul even on the coldest of days.
Other classic soup recipes that are consistently among our readers' favorites include our basic chicken soup, tomato soup (which we love to serve with a grilled cheese sandwich), minestrone, vegetable soup, and split pea soup.
The beauty of many of our soup recipes is that you can customize them based on what vegetables are in season. Add squash and zucchini during the summertime or root vegetables during winter, or adjust the recipes slightly based on what you already have on. Whatever you decide, just make sure these all-star soup recipes are on your radar the next time a craving for something incredibly comforting strikes.
Everyday Vegetable Soup
Basic Chicken Soup
If you're feeling under the weather, our all-time favorite chicken soup—which is made with an entire chicken—is just what the doctor ordered.
Split Pea Soup with Ham
Cannellini Bean Soup
15-Minute Lentil Soup
Matzo Ball Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
Sausage and Kale Soup
Hearty and better-for-you, this popular soup recipe comes together in under one hour and doesn't skimp on flavor, thanks to the use of smoked chicken sausage.
Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup
The base for this soup begins with a flavorful chicken broth and shredded chicken, then a combination of vegetables—carrots, celery, and Yukon gold potatoes—are added.
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Instead of the usual egg noodles, we use thin pasta to create a delicious twist on the usual chicken soup recipe. The rest of what you'll find here—diced vegetables, chicken broth and shredded chicken, and fresh dill—are classic ingredients you know and love.
Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup
Apple-Butternut Squash Soup
When the leaves are changing colors and there's a chill in the air, it's time to make this beloved autumnal soup recipe.
Tortilla Soup with Black Beans
If you're short on time, make this 15-minute soup recipe that our readers love. All you need to do is simmer diced tomatoes, black beans, and frozen corn in chicken broth, then ladle into individual ramekins and serve with tortilla chips.
Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup
Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup
Potato Leek Soup
Chicken Barley Soup
Use quick-cooking barley to speed up the cooking process for this very popular soup recipe.