Easy Soup Recipes

This collection of Easy Soup Recipes has everything you could possibly need to get through soup season—easy stovetop soups to crockpot soups! Every recipe has few ingredients or simple instructions.

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Collage of various easy soup recipes.

Few Ingredients, Simple Instructions

I’ve shared my favorite Chicken Soup Recipes, as well as Crock Pot Soup Recipes. This collection has a little of both, and more!

All of these soups are super EASY to put together, whether that’s in the crock pot or on the stove. Most of them don’t require a lot of ingredients or steps to prepare!

This collection includes soups with chicken, veggies, beef, pasta, rice and more. Basically, something for everyone! I know you’ll be able to find some easy recipes your family will love on a chilly day.

Tips for making them even MORE easy:

  • Shredded chicken. To make soup as easy as possible I like to have shredded cooked chicken and cooked beef in the freezer. You can also use canned chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Make ahead of time. Another way to make these soup recipes even easier is pre-making the soup and keeping it in the freezer. If a soup can be pre frozen, you can find more information on the individual recipes pages.
Easy white chicken chili in a bowl, topped with sour cream, cilantro, and tortilla strips.

Soup Texture Tips

Easily adjust the texture to make it your perfect dish. To thin out a soup, simply add more water or broth to the soup until you reach your desired texture.

There are more ways to thicken a soup, but all are really easy: 

  • Mash up some Ingredients that are already in the soup for a more creamy texture. If your soup has potatoes or beans use a fork to mash them up and stir them around. 
  • Add in a handful or uncooked rice, any type. Simmer the rice in the soup and the scratch released will act as a thickening agent.
  • Cornstarch Slurry. In a separate bowl add 1 tablespoon of cold water and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix until smooth then pour it into the soup. Stir and simmer. 
  • Flour Roux. Scoop out a ½ cup of the hot soup and place it into a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of flour and stir until smooth. Pour it into the soup and simmer. 
  • Creamy. A creamy soup can be made creamier by adding more cream, cheese, pureed vegetable, a scoop of nut butter, cream cheese, or sour cream.
Easy stovetop soup recipes - Ham and Bean soup in a bowl.

Bland to Flavorful

Sitting down to a warm bowl of comforting soup only to find it bland can be quite disappointing. So whether you’re fixing a bland soup or just getting one started use the following tips to help spice it up.

  • Broth vs Stock. The foundation of a good soup starts with a great tasting broth or stock. 
  • Aromatics. onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic are some commonly used aromatics. They are typically sautéed in a pan to get their flavor going then added to the pot of soup.
  • Browning your meat on the stove top or in the oven can help pull out the savory ingredients’ natural flavors that won’t be present when you simply simmer them. 
  • Season everything and taste as you go. Be sure that each element (broth, aromatics, etc..) taste great on their own before being added to the soup. Then taste the soup each time an ingredient is added. 
  • Adding acid. Brighten a soup with a bit of vinegar or citrus such as lemon juice.
  • If the soup is too spicy or sour, add coconut cream or a bit of brown sugar. It will cut through the harsh flavor and add a bit of sweeteners to the soup.
Best Easy Soup Recipes - Tomato bisque in a white bowl topped with fresh basil.

Soup Spices

Different soups pair well with different spices. Which seasonings to use and the amount used is completely up to you and your preference. If you are one to stray from the recipe and like to add your own twist, use the following to help get you started.

I also wanted to note that 1 teaspoon of dried herbs can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs. 

  • Soups using beef and poultry tend to go well with basil, bay leaf, curry powder, dill, garlic, mace, marjoram, onions, paprika, parsley, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme , allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg.
  • Seafood soups tend to pair well with parsley, garlic, oregano, sage, basil, chives, curry, dill, ginger, marjoram, tarragon, thyme.
  • Creamy fruit soups tend to go well with “sweeter” spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, anise, mace.
  • Tomato soups tend to pair well with parsley, garlic, oregano, basil, bay leaf, chives, rosemary, tarragon, thyme.
  • Vegetable soups tend to go well with  basil, oregano, garlic, thyme, caraway, cayenne, chives, dill, marjoram, nutmeg, tarragon.

Best Easy Soup Recipes

These are some of my favorite soup recipes that have few ingredients, few steps, or are made in less than an hour!

Keep scrolling for Easy Chicken and Easy Crockpot Soups.

Creamy Ham And Bean Soup – If you like ham and beans, then you’re going to LOVE this soup. The flavor of this ham and bean soup is super creamy and tasty and is the epitome of comfort food at it’s finest.

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup – Hearty and savory Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup is filling and full of flavor. It only requires a handful of pantry staples.

Broccoli Cheese Soup – Loaded with broccoli and two different cheeses, this creamy and delicious soup is the ultimate comfort food, especially when served in a bread bowl!

Meatball Soup – Veggie loaded Meatball soup is filling and delicious. Your entire family will love and devour this kid-friendly dish!

Zuppa Toscana – Bring the taste of Italy home with this creamy and delicious Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup. The whole family loves this soup!

Lasagna Soup – Everything you love about lasagna (noodles, meat, and cheese), minus all the things you don’t (layering, and tons of time)! This lasagna soup is easy, filling, and beyond delicious!!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup – Cheesy and Delicious Cauliflower Soup. One of our favorite soup recipes to enjoy all year long! Ingredients include cauliflower, potato flakes, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon!

Stuffed Pepper Soup – All the best ingredients and flavors from stuffed peppers all combined into a delicious soup! If you like classic stuffed peppers, you’re going to LOVE this soup. 

Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup tastes just like the original, and is AMAZING! Filled with hearty (and yummy) ingredients, it’s sure to be a hit!

Egg Drop Soup – This delicious and easy Egg Drop Soup recipe tastes just like the restaurant version. Now you can make and enjoy one of your favorite Asian recipes at home with this tasty soup.

Lentil Soup – Homemade Lentil Soup that is light, hearty and healthy. Loaded with chunks of carrots, celery, lentils and spices, you can also add your favorite protein to this already delicious recipe.

French Onion Soup – Caramelized French Onion Soup is sure to impress your dinner guests, but won’t break the bank! Dare I Say, It’s The BEST French Onion Soup.

Black Bean Soup – This hearty, flavorful black bean soup is simple and perfect to make during soup season. It’s on the table in under an hour!

Butternut Squash Soup – Buttery smooth butternut squash soup with just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg makes for one delicious cozy bowl of soup!

Tomato Soup – The Jolly Holiday Combo is a favorite meal at the Happiest Place on Earth. It’s a tasty, grilled cheese sandwich served with creamy tomato basil soup – comfort food at it’s finest at Disneyland!

Turkey Noodle Soup – This hearty Turkey Soup recipe is flavorful and filled with rotini pasta, celery, carrots and turkey. It’s perfect for fall!

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder – This thick and creamy chowder is filled with bacon, corn, potatoes, and big flavor! The whole family will love hearty chowder with bacon.

Sopa de Fideo – This quick, simple and delicious Sopa (soup) de Fideo is a family favorite. It’s also cheesy and flavorful! Just 5 Ingredients and you’ll have dinner in no time.

Easy Tomato Bisque – Thick, creamy and delicious tomato bisque is a family favorite! This recipe is also beyond simple which makes it even more appealing.

Sausage Tortellini Soup – Tortellini, sausage, tomatoes, spinach, basil and more! This Italian Tortellini Soup recipe is so hearty and delicious, and full of healthy, tasty ingredients!! Best of all, it’s ready in less than 20 minutes!

Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

Again, you can use precooked chicken, rotisserie chicken, or canned chicken in most of these soup recipes to make them extra easy!

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup – This Delicious Mexican Soup is filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! It’s full of Flavor and Made in 20 Minutes!

Chicken Dumpling Soup – Our all-time favorite version of one of the most classic soup recipes – Chicken and Dumplings! This simple, delicious soup is filled with chunks of chicken and pieces of biscuit, along with your favorite veggies!

Chicken Alfredo Soup – Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup takes a best-loved pasta dish and turns it into a soup! It’s still creamy and delicious!!

Buffalo Chicken Soup – All the flavors of your favorite appetizer are contained in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It’s so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup – This recipe for Homemade Chicken Noodle soup is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes full of chicken breast chunks, celery, carrots, and home-style egg noodles.

Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup – Hearty Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of flavor. It’s is a great lightweight soup option perfect for any day of the year!

Chicken Wild Rice Soup – Such a tasty and simple recipe – this Chicken Wild Rice Soup is filled with long grain and wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and more!

Chicken Corn Chowder – A hearty and delicious Chicken Corn Chowder filled with all the best ingredients – chicken, potatoes, corn, carrots, cheese and more! The whole family loves this thick and creamy chowder.

King Ranch Chicken Soup – King Ranch Chicken Soup is savory and delicious. This twist on a classic brings all the flavor to the table in under 30 minutes.

White Chicken Chili – White Chicken Chili is hearty, creamy, and has become a new favorite!! Best of all, it’s ready in 30 minutes or less!

easy crock pot soups

All of these soups are what I like to call “dump and go” recipes. None of them have more than 3 steps on the recipe card (that’s my kind of recipe), which means minimal effort on your part.

They all turn out amazing, and no one will know that you hardly had to lift a finger to create them. 😉

Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup – Easy Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup is a hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup – Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 

Crockpot Taco Soup – Creamy & delicious Crockpot Taco Soup is SO easy to make! It’s packed with flavor and takes just 5 minutes of prep time!

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup – Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.

Hamburger Soup – Hearty and delicious Hamburger Soup is filled with corn, carrots, potatoes, cheese and more! Best of all, it’s made in the slow cooker with minimal effort.

Cheeseburger Soup – Filled with hamburger meat, carrots, potatoes, Velveeta, delicious spices, and BACON, this Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day!

Chicken Florentine Soup – With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this Chicken Florentine Soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden’s recipe, but it’s made in the slow cooker!

Cheesy Potato Soup – Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup is the easiest soup you’ll ever make. You only need a handful of ingredients and a crockpot!!

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup – Creamy and delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup is so full of flavor and EASY too! This crockpot potato soup recipe is a real winner!

Chicken Tortilla Soup – The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!


the complete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the flavorful Easy Soup Recipes listed above.

Nothing is more satisfying than a delicious hearty soup – and when the recipe comes together so easily that’s a big bonus! We’re sure you’ll find some new family favorites on this list!

Main Course, Soup Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Talk about the ultimate comfort food. This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes – tastes like home!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Soup Meatball Soup
Veggie loaded Meatball soup is filling and delicious. Your entire family will love and devour this kid-friendly dish!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Soup Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Hearty Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of flavor. It's is a great lightweight soup option perfect for any day of the year!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Creamy Ham and Bean Soup Recipe
If you like ham and beans, then you’re going to LOVE this soup. The flavor of this ham and bean soup is super creamy and tasty and is the epitome of comfort food at it’s finest.
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.93 from 14 votes
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Soup Chicken Alfredo Soup Recipe
Easy Chicken Alfredo Soup takes a best-loved pasta dish and turns it into a soup! It's still creamy and delicious!!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course, Soup Hamburger Macaroni Soup Recipe
Hamburger Macaroni Soup is packed with flavor and it only requires a handful of pantry staples. It's hearty and delicious!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.97 from 32 votes
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Soup Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe
All the flavors of your favorite appetizer in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It's so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe
Our all-time favorite version of one of the most classic soup recipes – Chicken and Dumplings! This simple, delicious soup is filled with chunks of chicken and pieces of biscuit, along with your favorite veggies!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
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Soup Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
All the best ingredients and flavors from stuffed peppers all combined into a delicious soup! If you like classic stuffed peppers, you're going to LOVE this soup. 
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Main Course, Soup Cauliflower Soup Recipe
Cheesy and Delicious Cauliflower Soup. One of our favorite soup recipes to enjoy all year long! Ingredients include cauliflower, potato flakes, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course, Soup Mexican Corn Soup Recipe
Delicious Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! This Chicken Corn Soup recipe is so simple and can be made in 20 minutes!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.94 from 15 votes
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Main Course, Soup Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup tastes just like the original, and is AMAZING! Filled with yummy ingredients, it's sure to be a hit!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Main Course, Soup Lasagna Soup Recipe
Everything you love about lasagna (noodles, meat, and cheese), minus all the things you don’t (layering, and tons of time)! This lasagna soup is easy, filling, and beyond delicious!!
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.95 from 18 votes
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Main Course Zuppa Toscana Recipe
Bring the taste of Italy home with this creamy and delicious Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup. The whole family loves this soup!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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creamy Wild rice soup with chicken in bowl
Soup Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Such a tasty and simple recipe – this Chicken Wild Rice Soup is filled with long grain and wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and more!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Soup CrockPot Taco Soup Recipe
Creamy & delicious Crockpot Taco Soup is SO easy to make! It's packed with flavor and takes just 5 minutes of prep time!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Main Course, Soup Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced, creamy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup is an easy slow cooker favorite, perfect for busy days!
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
5 from 101 votes
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Soup Crockpot Baked Potato Soup Recipe
Creamy and delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup is so full of flavor and EASY too! This crockpot potato soup recipe is a real winner!
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.95 from 17 votes
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Soup Crockpot Hamburger Soup Recipe
Hearty Crockpot Hamburger Soup is packed with veggies and flavor. Best of all, it's made in the slow cooker with minimal effort.
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course, Soup Crock Pot Tortellini Spinach Soup Recipe
Easy Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup is a hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.93 from 89 votes
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Main Course, Soup Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.97 from 27 votes
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Soup Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Filled with hamburger meat, carrots, potatoes, Velveeta, delicious spices, and BACON, this Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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Soup Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup is the easiest you'll ever make. You only need a handful of ingredients and a crockpot!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 44 votes
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Soup Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken Florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden's recipe, but it's made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 87 votes
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MORE COLLECTIONS: Winter Soups, Summer Soups, Italian Soups

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