Baby, it’s cold outside… and what better way to warm up than with these delicious soup and stew recipes! From vegetable soup to yummy stews, we’ve rounded up the best soup recipes out there to keep you going this winter– with vegetarian, gluten-free, and keto friendly options included for those who love healthy and filling recipes. TIMESAVING BONUS: many of these soup recipes can be made in a slowcooker or Instant Pot!
Looking for more healthy recipes? Here’s my Best Ever Slowcooker Vegetable Soup Recipe, and check out these 20 Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes using Rotisserie Chicken and this Super Quick No-Bake Energy Balls Recipe (AMAZEBALLS!)
My favorite thing to make all fall and winter is a big ol’ pot of soup or stew. I’ll typically make a big batch on Sunday for dinner, and then eat it for lunch all week. I never get tired of it as long as I’m rotating recipes, and my family likes this cozy meal option paired with cornbread or fresh bread from their favorite bakery. I’ve found eating soup is a delicious way to eat my veggies in each day AND it’s a meal option that keeps me full and my belly happy all day long… as long as I swap out the heavy cream for non-dairy options like using coconut cream or pureed squash instead. #mybellyhatesdairy
What kitchen tools do you need to make soup?
Which appliances are best for making easy and delicious soup?
I’ve found that the Instant Pot and Crockpot are both powerhouses when it comes to making soup. Recently I’ve been using my Instant Pot more than my slowcooker because it will saute the veggies and cook the soup in the same pot, which saves so much time and reduces dirty dishes!
This Instant Pot is most similar to the one I personally use and love (I have a slightly older version). My Crockpot is over a decade old now, but if I had to replace it I’d probably purchase this slowcooker.
If you like creamed soups, having an immersion blender is a must. Bonus: you can use it for smoothies in the summer!
20 Delicious Soup Recipes
I mean, a steaming bowl of soup is like a cozy hug, am I right? Here’s 20 soup recipes I can’t wait to try!
Often when we think of soups, we think of those comforting, not-so-healthy ones that are filled with cream and cheese. While those are delicious, your soup doesn’t have to be calorie-laden to be delicious. Try this healthy barley soup for a meal that hits the spot without adding to your waistline.
For a warming, hearty meal on a cold day, you can’t beat this cabbage roll soup. It’s all the deliciousness of cabbage rolls without the fuss. It has more than 79,000 shares and loads of great comments, so you know this recipe is a winner!
I could eat bowls of this smooth, creamy Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo. The surprising element of this soup is that even though it’s super creamy, there’s no cream in the recipe at all!
This busy day soup reminds me of the one that my grandma used to make. She always added pasta to her vegetable beef soup, and now I can’t eat it without it!
When I want a bowl of hot soup FAST, I make this spicy black bean soup. You can have it ready in about 35 minutes, and it’s less than 250 calories per serving. Add some low-fat sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese on top, and you’re all set.
Watching your carbs? This delicious Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Soup is low-carb, gluten-free and keto-friendly. The fact that you can make it in your pressure cooker is just a bonus!
Use the instant pot or the slow cooker to make this authentic Puerto Rican Beef Soup that’s filling and full of flavor.
Instant Pot Ham and White Bean Soup is a great way to use leftover ham. However, you probably won’t want to wait until you have leftover ham to make this delicious, hearty soup.
Here’s another carb-conscious option: Mexican Spiced Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup. It’s also vegan-friendly and ZERO Weight Watchers points. You can’t beat that!
Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is a busy mom’s dream. It requires very little prep, and once you add the ingredients to the crock pot, you’ll have a hearty meal to serve your family at the end of the day. But if you’re in a hurry, Instant Pot instructions are included, too.
Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my favorite low carb soups. It’s creamy, filling, and very easy to make. It’ll be one of your favorites, too.
No soup collection is complete without a good Loaded Baked Potato Soup. It’s one of those recipes that everyone loves.
Easy Vegan Lentil Soup is chock full of good-for-you veggies and lentils, so this is a soup you’ll want to make often.
For a kid-friendly soup option, try Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Serve it with tortilla chips and a bit of cheese on top to make it really scrumptious.
Visiting your local farmer’s market or using fresh veggies from your own garden, perhaps? Make this colorful and healthy Garden Minestrone Soup.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup is comfort food without the guilt. Allyson pairs it with grilled cheese croutons, which is pretty genius, if you ask me.
Get all the yummy flavor of buffalo wings in a warming soup with this quick, 30-minute Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe.
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is bursting with flavor. Despite the long-ish ingredient list, this soup also comes together in about 30 minutes, which I know you’ll appreciate.
If you enjoy mushrooms as much as I do, you must add this Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup to your list. Pair it with a big piece of crusty bread!
Tuscan Ravioli Soup is one of those dishes that you’ll be proud to serve to company. It’s restaurant-worthy and perfect for cold winter days.
Dig into a hearty bowl of Creamy Southwest Taco Soup. You can make it in the crock pot, so it’s a fuss-free meal.
When fall comes back around and you’re eating pumpkin-flavored everything, add this Cream of Pumpkin Soup to your list.
One Pot Lasagna Soup is a one-pot meal to feed a crowd in just 30 minutes.
For those on Whole 30, this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is compliant and tasty!
Obsessed with the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup? Make it at home! It tastes even better when it’s homemade.
I’ve personally made this Gluten-Free Quick Pho and the way she makes the noodles is simply life-changing. It truly makes a difference! Pho is my ultimate comfort food and this is such a quick way to make it all come together.
Another recipe I’ll make in batches is this is Turmeric Butternut Squash Bisque (it’s dairy free!) It’s anti-inflammatory and so yummy.
Don’t those look homemade soup recipes look amazing?
Let me know if you make any of these delicious soup and stew recipes, and enjoy!