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

Soup is the world's most perfect meal.

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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!

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1. Chicken Tortilla Soup

ambitiouskitchen.com

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

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2. Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Joe Lingeman / thekitchn.com

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

pinchofyum.com

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

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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

floatingkitchen.net

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

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6. Crockpot Minestrone Soup

Italy in a bowl.

Get the recipe: Crockpot Minestrone Soup

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7. Easy Pumpkin Soup

Joe Lingeman / thekitchn.com

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

minimalistbaker.com

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

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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

Taylor Miller / tasty.co

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

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11. Cauliflower and Leek Soup

Rachel Carr / rachelcarr.com

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

chelseasmessyapron.com

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

Get the recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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13. Hot and Sour Soup

gimmesomeoven.com

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

INSTANT POT SOUPS

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14. Instant Pot Pho

damndelicious.net

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

pinchofyum.com

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

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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

saltandlavender.com

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

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

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18. Instant Pot Potato Soup

acouplecooks.com

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

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VEGETARIAN SOUPS

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20. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

cookieandkate.com

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

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21. One-Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Dumplings 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

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23. Easy Tom Kha Kai (Thai Coconut Soup)

asassyspoon.com

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

chelseasmessyapron.com

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

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25. Vegetarian Peanut Soup

cookieandkate.com

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

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26. Keto Zuppa Toscana

the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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

Get the recipe: Keto Zuppa Toscana

27. Keto Low Carb Vegetable Soup

wholesomeyum.com

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

Get the recipe: Keto Low Carb Vegetable Soup

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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

peaceloveandlowcarb.com

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

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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

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31. Coconut Curry Winter Squash Soup With Thai Spices

brooklynsupper.com

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

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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

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35. Curried Potato and Lentil Soup

minimalistbaker.com

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

brooklynsupper.com

Pump this into my veins. 😍

Get the recipe: Vegetable Pasta Soup

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37. Corn Coconut Soup

smittenkitchen.com

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

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

thewoksoflife.com

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

eazypeazymealz.com

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

Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

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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

kitchensanctuary.com

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

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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

halfbakedharvest.com

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!

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