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    43 Incredibly Comforting Soups That'll Get You Through The Cooler Months

    Soup is the world's most perfect meal.

    40+ Soup Recipes
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    Soup season (or as I like to call it: the BEST season) is officially here. 🍲

    Below, you'll find a ton of delicious and comforting soup recipes to get you through the fall and winter. They're divided into categories: slow cooker, 30-minute, Instant Pot, vegetarian, Keto, vegan, and noodle soups. Save this list!

    Slow Cooker Soups

    1. Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Bowl of chicken tortilla soup

    This only requires 15 minutes of prep before you throw everything into the slow cooker for three hours on low (or six hours on high). Don't skimp on the toppings: avocado, tortilla strips, cilantro, and anything else your heart desires.

    Get the recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup

    2. Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

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    I don't know about you, but I'm always down for a new way to eat lasagna! This one only requires 10 minutes of prep time before you can go and live your life while the magic happens. Serve with a scoop of ricotta cheese for extra deliciousness.

    Get the recipe: Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

    3. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    A bowl of chicken pot pie soup with a heart-shaped biscuit on top

    This may look like a lot of work, but all you need to do is throw a bunch of ingredients in a Crock Pot and let it simmer. The creamy texture comes from a mix of cream and flour you add to the soup an hour before the end of cooking. As for the super cute heart-shaped toppers, they're as easy as cutting shapes in pre-made puff pastry and baking them for 15 minutes.

    Get the recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    4. Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup

    Wholesome, easy to make, and super flavorful, this lentil soup is the perfect dinner for cold winter nights.

    Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup

    5. Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew

    Slow cooker beef and vegetable stew

    You'll still need to sear the meat before adding it to the slow cooker, but this quick step ensures extra depth of flavor — so don't skip it!

    Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Stew

    6. Crockpot Minestrone Soup

    Italy in a bowl.

    Get the recipe: Crockpot Minestrone Soup


    7. Easy Pumpkin Soup

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    Ready in 20 minutes thanks to the help of canned pumpkin puree.

    Get the recipe: Easy Pumpkin Soup

    8. Curried Beet Soup With Tandoori Chickpeas

    Curried beet soup with tandoori chickpeas

    All you need to do is simmer beets with curry paste and spices in coconut milk and vegetable broth for 15 minutes before blending everything together. Top with crispy curried chickpeas (which you can roast while the soup is cooking) and a drizzle of coconut milk.

    Get the recipe: Curried Beet Soup With Tandoori Chickpeas

    9. Easy Chicken Pozole Verde

    This easy take on pozole verde is ready in 20 minutes and you can use rotisserie chicken to make the process even faster.

    Get the recipe: Easy Chicken Posole Verde

    10. Spicy Peanut Ramen

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    There are definitely ways to take your ramen game to a whole new level. This spicy peanut ramen recipe adds peanut butter, sesame oil, Sriracha, lime, jalapeño, and cilantro to the dorm room staple.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Peanut Ramen

    11. Cauliflower and Leek Soup

    Cauliflower and leek soup
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    This comforting soup is vegan, only calls for a handful of ingredients, and takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish.

    Get the recipe: Cauliflower and Leek Soup

    12. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

    Lemon chicken orzo soup

    The lemon juice and zest bring in a welcome pop of acidity to this soothing winter soup.

    Get the recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

    13. Hot and Sour Soup

    Hot and sour soup

    If you ask me, hot and sour soup is the best cure for a cold, a hangover, or any bad day. This easy version is ready in only 20 minutes so you don't even have to make much of an effort to achieve optimal comfort.

    Get the recipe: Hot and Sour Soup



    14. Instant Pot Pho

    Bowl of Instant Pot pho

    A flavorful pho ready in less than an hour? It's possible thanks to this Instant Pot recipe.

    Get the recipe: Instant Pot Pho

    15. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

    Wild rice soup

    You'll have to make a creamy sauce stovetop to mix in with the soup, but this tiny extra step will make the dish extra yummy.

    Get the recipe: Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

    16. Leftover Hambone Soup

    A great way to use leftover ham from your holiday feast!

    Get the recipe: Leftover Hambone Soup

    17. Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

    Hamburger soup

    All the flavors of a super satisfying burger in one delicious and great-for-leftovers soup.

    Get the recipe: Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

    18. Instant Pot Potato Soup

    Potato Soup

    Ready in 25 minutes and the best part is that you won't even need a blender: a potato masher is enough. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon, and chives for extra flavor.

    Get the recipe: Instant Pot Potato Soup

    19. Instant Pot Brazilian Fish Stew

    This vibrant Brazilian fish stew gets its flavor from crushed tomatoes, fish broth, coconut milk, and lots of spices.

    Get the recipe: Instant Pot Brazilian Fish Stew



    20. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    Roasted butternut squash soup

    This is a classic for a reason and roasting the butternut instead of boiling it adds even more flavor.

    Get the recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    The recipe calls for Parmesan cheese, which usually isn't vegetarian, but you can either skip it altogether or use this vegan substitute instead.

    Get the recipe: One-Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Dumplings Soup

    22. French Onion Soup

    This French classic is comfort food at its best – just make sure to use vegetable broth instead of beef to make it vegetarian.

    Get the recipe: French Onion Soup

    23. Easy Tom Kha Kai (Thai Coconut Soup)

    Tom kha kai

    One-pot + ready in under 40 minutes = the perfect weeknight soup.

    Get the recipe: Easy Tom Kha Kai (Thai Coconut Soup)

    24. Creamy Vegetable Soup

    Creamy vegetable soup

    Swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth instead and you'll have yourself a fully meat-free vegetable soup.

    Get the recipe: Creamy Vegetable Soup

    25. Vegetarian Peanut Soup

    Vegetarian peanut soup

    Ginger, garlic, peanut butter, and tomato paste make this soup a treat for the ages. Serve with brown rice and enjoy!

    Get the recipe: Vegetarian Peanut Soup


    26. Keto Zuppa Toscana

    Keto zuppa toscana

    A keto-friendly copycat recipe of the fan-favorite Olive Garden version.

    Get the recipe: Keto Zuppa Toscana

    27. Keto Low Carb Vegetable Soup

    Keto low carb vegetable soup

    A super versatile 30-minute vegetable soup — with bell peppers, onions, cauliflower, and green beans.

    Get the recipe: Keto Low Carb Vegetable Soup

    28. Creamy Taco Soup

    This Tex-Mex delight is ready in 35 minutes and you can customize it with whatever ingredients you have at home. No beef? Use ground chicken or turkey instead. No cream cheese? Try some heavy cream.

    Get the recipe: Creamy Taco Soup

    29. Philly Cheesesteak Soup

    Philly cheesesteak soup

    A special treat for all the Philly cheesesteak lovers: You can now enjoy your favorite sandwich as a soup. If you want to make this dairy-free, use coconut milk instead of heavy cream and skip the provolone cheese.

    Get the recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Soup

    30. Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

    This is ready in less than an hour and tastes even better a day later, if you want to make it ahead of time.

    Get the recipe: Italian Sausage and Kale Soup


    31. Coconut Curry Winter Squash Soup With Thai Spices

    Bowls of coconut curry winter squash soup

    Cooked all in one pot, ready in thirty minutes, flavor-packed (thanks to some Thai curry paste and fresh herbs), and entirely vegan. What more do you need?

    Get the recipe: Coconut Curry Winter Squash Soup With Thai Spices

    32. French Lentil and Mushroom Soup

    This broth-y soup uses French lentils, which hold their shape when they're cooked, so it doesn't get mushy. But if you can't can't find those at your local store, brown or green lentils will do the trick.

    Get the recipe: French Lentil and Mushroom Soup

    33. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

    Top with croutons, fresh dill, and a bit of coconut milk for serving.

    Get the recipe: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

    34. Broccoli "Cheese" Soup

    A winter classic made vegan thanks to the use of almond milk and nutritional yeast.

    Get the recipe: Broccoli "Cheese" Soup

    35. Curried Potato and Lentil Soup

    Curried potato lentil soup

    Carrots, potatoes, lentils, and kale are the stars of this wholesome curried soup.

    Get the recipe: Curried Potato and Lentil Soup

    36. Vegetable Pasta Soup

    Vegetable pasta soup

    Pump this into my veins. 😍

    Get the recipe: Vegetable Pasta Soup

    37. Corn Coconut Soup

    Corn coconut soup

    A homemade corn stock is the base of this cozy bowl – and you can save and freeze the leftover stock to use in other recipes.

    Get the recipe: Corn Coconut Soup


    38. Chongqing Hot and Sour Glass Noodle Soup (Suan La Fen)

    Chongqing Hot and Sour Glass Noodle Soup

    Glass noodles and a spicy broth? Sign. Me. Up.

    Get the recipe: Chongqing Hot and Sour Glass Noodle Soup (Suan La Fen)

    39. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

    Rotisserie chicken noodle soup

    A true classic made super easy by the use of rotisserie chicken.

    Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

    40. Wonton Soup

    Sure, making wontons requires a bit of an effort, but it's also a super fun weekend activity and you can freeze most of them for later use. As for the homemade chicken broth, it's flavored with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and sesame oil.

    Get the recipe: Wonton Soup

    41. Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup

    A bowl of ramen noodle soup next to a spoon and some chopsticks

    This homemade ramen takes around five hours of low-and-slow cooking — but only requires 20 minutes of active prep. Use boneless rolled pork shoulder for extra flavor and the right amount of fattiness.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup

    42. Laksa Noodle Soup

    The key ingredient in this delicious Southeast Asian soup is laksa paste, which is made with chiles, garlic, lemongrass, shrimp paste, and spices. You can find it at Asian grocery stores or order it online. Trust me, it's worth the investment.

    Get the recipe: Laksa Noodle Soup

    43. Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

    Tortellini vegetable soup

    Pasta, but make it even more comforting and satisfying than usual.

    Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

    What's your favorite cozy and comforting soup as the weather gets colder? Share in the comments!