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    19 Cozy Winter Soups You Can Make In The Slow Cooker

    Take advantage of soup season.

    Winter isn't all bad, especially when there's homemade soup to warm up those cold nights. The following soup recipes come together entirely in the slow cooker, so you can set it, forget it, and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

    1. Slow Cooker White Bean Stew

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    Loaded with white beans, this meatless meal is still seriously filling. You can always add pasta, extra veggies, or (if you're not vegetarian) sausage to make it a more substantial dinner. Get the recipe for white bean and kale soup here.

    2. Slow Cooker Pork Posole

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    Dress up this spicy, tomato-based soup with anything from avocado and sliced radish to tortilla chips and jalapeño. Get the recipe for pork posole here.

    3. Slow Cooker Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

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    Made with cauliflower, coconut milk, garlic, and olive oil, this vegetarian soup is so rich and decadent, you won't believe there's no cream added. Get the recipe for cheddar cauliflower soup here.

    4. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

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    Serve this thick and velvety black bean soup over rice or your favorite grain. Pro tip: Opt for tortilla chips on the side for dunking. Get the recipe for black bean soup here.

    5. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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    Onions get caramelized in the slow cooker until they're sweet and delicious. Then, they simmer in beef broth, red wine, thyme, and bay leaf until the broth is deep and savory. Get the recipe for French onion soup here.

    6. Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup

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    If you don't love ground beef, you can always make this recipe with turkey, chicken, or even soy chorizo. Get the recipe for cabbage roll soup here.

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    If you have store-bought gnocchi, boneless chicken breasts, half and half, chicken broth, and spinach, you're well on your way to this delicious and indulgent dinner. Get the recipe for chicken gnocchi soup here.

    8. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

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    Filled with pasta, vegetables, kidney beans, and cannellini beans, this vegetarian soup is surprisingly hearty. Get the recipe for minestrone soup here.

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    A true dump dinner, just toss all your ingredients into your handy slow cooker, set it to high, and wait a few hours. When your stomach starts to rumble, your soup will be ready to eat. Get the recipe for butternut squash and sweet potato soup here.

    10. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

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    Imagine the flavors you love about lasagna, but in cozy tomato soup form. You can use ground beef or leave the meat out altogether. Get the recipe for lasagna soup here.

    11. Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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    This soup is so thick and creamy, it's hard to believe the recipe doesn't call for cream, flour, or butter. Get the recipe for chicken and wild rice soup here.

    12. Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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    A few ingredients like chicken, broth, green chiles, frozen corn, and taco seasoning go a long way in this Mexican-inspired soup. Get the recipe for creamy chicken tortilla soup here.

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    The only real work involved in this comforting soup is making the meatballs. Then, just drop them into your slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients and wait. Get the recipe for slow cooker kale and turkey meatball soup here.

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    This tortellini soup is so versatile — if sausage isn't your favorite, feel free to add ground turkey or shredded chicken. If you're avoiding meat altogether, just double up on spinach and add some white beans. Get the recipe for tortellini soup with sausage here.

    15. Slow Cooker Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Everyone needs a go-to chicken noodle soup recipe on hand. Keep this one bookmarked for cozy winter nights. Get the recipe for chicken noodle soup here.

    16. Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

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    This decadent recipe freezes perfectly, so make a big batch and keep some on hand for lazy nights. Get the recipe for beef and barley soup here.

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    For meatless Monday (or any night of the week), these lentil-packed bowls won't disappoint. Get the recipe for slow cooker winter vegetable soup with lentils here.

    18. Slow Cooker Pork Ramen

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    Ditch the takeout tonight and make this Japanese-inspired soup from scratch. You can buy most of the ingredients — packaged ramen noodles, soy sauce, hoisin, and lemongrass paste — at your local market. Get the recipe for pork ramen bowls here.

    19. Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken Soup

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    Combine milk, black beans, vegetables, enchilada sauce, and chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Let it cook for six to eight hours while you get on with your day, and come home to a home-cooked meal. Get the recipe for green enchilada chicken soup here.