69 easy soup recipes (2024)

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Best soup recipes Fresh tomato soup Mushroom soup Get-your-greens soup Mulligatawny soup Leek and potato soup Pumpkin soup Minestrone soup Vegetable soup Chicken noodle soup French onion soup Lentill soup Parsnip soup Carrot and coriander soup Pea and ham soup Butternut squash soup Sweet potato soup Broccoli and stilton soup Tom yum soup Shredded veg miso soup Cabbage soup Cauliflower soup Curried swede soup Tomato soup with salsa macha Hot and sour soup Sweetcorn soup Cucumber gazpacho Lobster bisque Parsnip and apple soup Red pepper soup Vegetarian french onion soup Gazpacho Smoky sweet potato soup Courgette and mint soup Clam chowder Tomato and red pepper soup Carrot and parsnip soup Potato soup Green lentil harissa soup Thai red curry butternut squash soup Caldo verde (kale, chorizo and potato soup) Carrot and orange soup Spicy tomato soup Big soup Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons Mexican charred sweetcorn soup Sweet potato and miso soup Pea, cider and mint soup with crispy bacon croutons Rice and vegetable aash with puy lentils Spring minestrone Creamy tomato soup with cheese and Marmite dippers Mexican prawn soup Spiced cauliflower soup Moroccan veggie soup Chilli non-carne soup Spiced carrot and lentil soup Sweet potato groundnut soup Vietnamese-style green soup Spinach soup Celeriac soup with chorizo oil Broccoli soup with blue cheese croutons Red Thai curry noodle soup Chorizo, broccoli and brown rice soup Onion soup with soy mushroom brioche Bacon and sweetcorn chowder Wisconsin beer and cheese soup Cauliflower and cannellini bean soup Fiery chickpea and harissa soup Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup) Fish soup Chilled cucumber, dill and yogurt soup Bake one of our best ever exciting bread recipes to enjoy with your soup You may also like to make the following soup accompaniments... FAQs References

Best soup recipes

Fresh tomato soup

This rich and creamy Dutch tomato soup, made with very ripe plum or vine tomatoes, was inspired by the delicious bowl of tomato soup served at Café de Jaren in Amsterdam.

Mushroom soup

Check out this creamy mushroom soup with simple pickled mushrooms. This super easy recipe is a great lunchtime meal and it's low in calories too.

Get-your-greens soup

Loaded with green veg and potato for creaminess, this immune-supportive soup needs just a splash of cream to become a hearty, warming lunch.

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Mulligatawny soup

A hearty root veg and chicken soup, spiced with curry powder. If you’ve got a food processor, use the grater blade to speed up the prep for this recipe.

Leek and potato soup

This classic creamy veggie soup is super simple to make and perfect for a comforting lunch, served with plenty of crusty bread.

Pumpkin soup

Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.

Minestrone soup

Smoky bacon minestrone soup is rich in flavour, packed with nutritious winter vegetables and takes under 30 minutes to prepare. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan.

Vegetable soup

A nourishing bowl of vegetable soup is sometimes all you need. Make sure to serve with crusty bread, too.

Chicken noodle soup

This slurp-able bowl of spicy coconut noodles with chicken was inspired by classic Thai red curry. The freshness of the DIY curry paste will help ward off any winter blues.

French onion soup

This deep beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting winter warmer.

Lentill soup

This simple spiced soup is low fat and ready in just 30 minutes. Fry some bacon pieces to sprinkle on top, or add a tin of chickpeas with the veg for a more rustic feel.

Parsnip soup

A spiced parsnip soup is a real winter favourite and is perfect for a chilly week night when you want something quick and easy and not too fancy! This version is spiced with garam masala and paprika.

Carrot and coriander soup

Make this warming carrot and coriander soup for lunch and then jazz it up with Ras el hanout-spiced crunchy flatbread croutons. A comforting vegan meal for four.

Pea and ham soup

An absolute classic, made with just five ingredients in 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.

Butternut squash soup

This silky butternut squash soup makes for a satisfying veggie lunch – it's simple to whip up and only needs a handful of ingredients.

Sweet potato soup

If you’re after a warming lunch or light dinner, this silky-smooth sweet potato soup does just the trick.

Broccoli and stilton soup

This vibrant broccoli soup with stilton toasts is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Warming and comforting but still healthy, this is perfect for the colder months.

Tom yum soup

Check out our quick and easy tom yum soup recipe with crunchy peeled prawns, punchy chillies and soft button mushrooms.

Shredded veg miso soup

Shred ginger, leeks and carrots into this umami-rich soup and top up with quinoa and kale for a nourishing, low-calorie meal.

Cabbage soup

Warm up with an aromatic bowl of cabbage soup. Cabbage helps to aid digestion, plus it's packed with vitamin C and can keep inflammation in check.

Cauliflower soup

You can throw together this comforting and creamy cauliflower soup in just two simple steps. Serve with your choice of crusty bread for lunch or a light supper.

Curried swede soup

Recreate this curried swede and coconut soup to warm yourself up over the winter months. Best served with baked crusty bread.

Tomato soup with salsa macha

Try this simple tomato soup with salsa macha – it’s easy to make thanks to shop-bought ingredients and no fiddly techniques. If you’ve got a slow cooker, keep the soup hot until you’re ready to serve.

Hot and sour soup

Load this tangy soup with even more of your favourite vegetables, as you like, for a hearty main.

Sweetcorn soup

This vegan corn soup comes packed with zingy flavour with plenty of chilli, lime and coriander.

Cucumber gazpacho

This chilled soup has a spicy kick thanks to jalapeño. Mixing cucumber with pickled onions, cornichons and avocado makes a dish that is tangy and refreshing.

69 easy soup recipes (26)

Lobster bisque

A bisque is a smooth creamy soup that's well seasoned and often contains shellfish of some sort. Our version uses lobster as the star ingredient.

Parsnip and apple soup

Serve this rich and creamy parsnip soup with crusty bread for a warming lunch or dinner party starter.

Red pepper soup

A brilliant bright red soup recipe that's really simple and perfect for sunny days. You'll need plenty of red pepper, garlic and dried chilli flakes for this one.

Vegetarian french onion soup

For a soup that’s a little luxurious, you can’t go wrong with this veggie version of a classic French onion soup, finished with cheesy Marmite toppers.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw vegetables. This simple recipe features cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base. Serve with crusty baguette

Smoky sweet potato soup

This smoky sweet potato soup is a quick and easy winter warmer. Make a batch for the family or eat some now and freeze the rest for later

Courgette and mint soup

This vibrant, summery soup is packed with courgette, fresh mint and lemon zest. Best served with a dollop of crème fraîche on top.

Clam chowder

Thick and creamy with the salty sweet flavours of bacon and clams, this is an American classic. This is a great winter warming soup. Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers added to the top of the soup, a bit like croutons. Or try our spicy crab and sweetcorn chowder.

Tomato and red pepper soup

Use up a glut of tomatoes from the garden in this summery red pepper soup, best served with a batch of crunchy homemade baguettes.

Carrot and parsnip soup

Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy soup. Enjoy this cosy, orange soup with a swirl of double cream and a hunk of buttered bread.

Potato soup

Check out our warming potato and spring onion soup. This easy potato soup recipe is vegetarian and low in calories, what's more it's ready in 30 minutes.

Green lentil harissa soup

Try our healthy way to use green lentils in your cooking. Nourishing and delicious, this soup comes stuffed with celery, parsnips, leek, kale and chickpeas.

Thai red curry butternut squash soup

Looking for a flavoursome yet easy soup recipe? Try our punchy thai red curry with butternut squash. Check the ingredients of the thai red curry paste, as some brands contain dried shrimp.

Caldo verde (kale, chorizo and potato soup)

Make kale the star of this nutritious, low calorie potato and chorizo soup.

Carrot and orange soup

That's one seriously orange soup! Blitz six simple ingredients together to make this vibrant, low-calorie, vegetarian soup.

Spicy tomato soup

This filling tomato soup really packs a punch, thanks to all that chipotle paste. Add plenty of fresh ginger for even more warmth.

Big soup

Make this all-in-one soup for a midweek winter warmer. It's packed full of nutritious veg, lentils, pearl barley and salty lardons.

Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons

Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.

Mexican charred sweetcorn soup

Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.

Sweet potato and miso soup

Velvety, wholesome and packed with plenty of umami flavour, this vegan soup is simple to make and low in calories.

Pea, cider and mint soup with crispy bacon croutons

Make the most of vibrant green peas in this simple, low calorie soup topped with crispy bacon croutons. Discover our best pea recipes here.

Rice and vegetable aash with puy lentils

To say that aash is merely a soup would be underselling it – this hearty staple of Persian cuisine is always herb-based but there are many varieties: some with meat, some with barley, rice, tomato or pomegranate molasses. It’s the best comfort food on a cold day. This is Sabrina Ghayour's Western version but still every bit as delicious.

Spring minestrone

Ready in under an hour, this low-calorie minestrone soup is packed with an abundance of spring veggies and topped with crispy pancetta. Check out more of our low-calorie meal ideas here.

Creamy tomato soup with cheese and Marmite dippers

Check out our tomato soup recipe with cheesy marmite sourdough dippers. This easy vegetarian soup is enough to serve four and ready in 30 minutes.

Mexican prawn soup

Check out our hearty Mexican soup recipe with king prawns. This easy one-pot dish is packed with flavour and has under 300 calories for an easy midweek meal.

Spiced cauliflower soup

Check out our creamy spiced cauli soup recipe. This simple veggie soup is low in calories and ready in under an hour.

Moroccan veggie soup

Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and is ready in under an hour.

Chilli non-carne soup

Check out this punchy soup with red kidney beans and crunchy veg. This easy recipe is packed with flavour and ready in less than an hour. Serve with homemade garlic bread for dipping.

Spiced carrot and lentil soup

Need an easy vegetarian soup recipe? Try this simple red lentil soup recipe with lightly spiced curried carrots. This warming soup is easy to make and under 300 calories.

Sweet potato groundnut soup

Check out this easy vegan soup recipe with sweet potato and groundnut. Packed with punchy chilli and smooth peanut butter this flavoursome soup is super creamy, and it's low in calories.

Vietnamese-style green soup

Check out this vegan Vietnamese green soup. This quick and easy family-friendly recipe is packed with punchy flavour and comes in under 150 calories. Try our other Vietnamese recipes here.

Spinach soup

This pea and spinach soup is packed with green goodness and really easy to make. Serve with a swirl of creme fraîche and some crusty bread, if you like.

Celeriac soup with chorizo oil

Make this low calorie creamy celeriac soup topped with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a warming weekend fix.

Broccoli soup with blue cheese croutons

A broccoli soup is a wonderful winter soup to quickly whip up when you need some green vegetables and you’ve had enough of all that Christmas turkey and ham! If you have any leftover Stilton, you could use that here instead of the dolcelatte.

Red Thai curry noodle soup

This light curry noodle soup is packed full of delicious Thai flavours. For a vegan version of this recipe, season with salt instead of fish sauce and use a vegan curry paste. It's ready in just 20 minutes and comes in under 500 calories. Here are our other inspiring noodle soup recipes for you to try.

Chorizo, broccoli and brown rice soup

This easy soup recipe uses chorizo, broccoli and brown rice to create a warm and hearty meal. It is easy to make and suitable for freezing if you want to make a big batch for later.

Onion soup with soy mushroom brioche

French/Asian is nothing new but it’s having a moment and this Asian onion soup with soy mushroom brioche combines the two perfectly. Pick up the mushroom powder from supermarkets, souschef.co.uk, or grind whole, dried mushrooms.

Bacon and sweetcorn chowder

This creamy, hearty soup is packed with sweetcorn, potato and crisp bacon. It's made with milk rather than cream so it's also surprisingly low-cal. A quick warming supper for two.

Wisconsin beer and cheese soup

This midwestern state is the centre of the American dairy industry – natives of Wisconsin are affectionately known as cheeseheads – but its early German immigrants clearly found farming thirsty work as they also established some of the country’s biggest breweries. This rich, warming soup by Felicity Cloake celebrates both traditions; perfect for a cold afternoon in autumn.

Cauliflower and cannellini bean soup

Creamy cauliflower and cannellini bean soup is sprinkled with rosemary sea salt, ground pepper and a scribble of olive oil. Serve with crusty bread for a warming lunch.

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.

Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup)

This quick meal for two hails from Malaysia and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Warming prawn noodle broth with spicy Laksa paste is topped with cucumber and coriander.

Fish soup

Scandinavian food has become increasingly popular in recent years. It's known for its reliance on local ingredients used in clean, simple dishes that showcase the core flavours. This fish soup is a perfect example.

Chilled cucumber, dill and yogurt soup

Why not swap your hot soup for a chilled soup? Make our simple chilled cucumber soup in just 20 minutes. The fragrant aromatic dill works perfectly with the subtle tasting cucumbers, a perfect summertime starter or a light lunch.

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69 easy soup recipes (2024)

FAQs

What is the number one soup in the world? ›

According to the Taste Atlas Awards, the international food database, the Filipino favorite, Sinigang, is hailed as the best soup in the world.

What gives soup the best flavor? ›

Ground black pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes can add a hint of heat. Aromatics:Sautéing aromatic vegetables like onions, garlic, and celery before adding the broth can build a flavorful base. Consider adding ginger or lemongrass for an extra layer of taste.

What is the secret of good soup? ›

To make sure that every spoonful of soup is richly flavored, with juicy meat and/or tender vegetables, follow these kitchen-tested tips.
  • Use a Sturdy Pot. ...
  • Sauté the Aromatics. ...
  • Start with Good Broth. ...
  • Cut Vegetables to the Right Size. ...
  • Stagger the Addition of Vegetables. ...
  • Keep Liquid at a Simmer. ...
  • Season Just Before Serving.
Oct 9, 2022

What are the three of your 5 a day soups? ›

  • Roast baby tomatoes & chickpeas with bay and garlic. ...
  • Cajun chicken with mango & quinoa. ...
  • Piri piri veggie traybake. ...
  • King prawn, fennel & butter bean stew. ...
  • Carrot & lentil soup with zaatar, toasted flatbreads and chilli oil. ...
  • Tuscan-style cannellini bean & vegetable soup. ...
  • Roasted tomato & squash soup.

What is the unhealthiest soup? ›

The 12 Unhealthiest Canned Soups
  • Campbell's Homestyle New England Clam Chowder.
  • Progresso Three Cheese Tortellini. ...
  • Gardein Plant Based Minestrone & Saus'ge. ...
  • Chunky Spicy Chicken Quesadilla. ...
  • Amazon Fresh Chicken Noodle. ...
  • Gardein Plant Based Saus'ge Gumbo. ...
  • Progresso Rich & Hearty Chicken Corn Chowder Flavored with Bacon. ...
Feb 5, 2024

What is the best soup to eat everyday? ›

Here are 7 healthy soups to fit your diet.
  1. Vegetable Soup. Vegetable soup is one of the best soups to eat. ...
  2. Tomato Soup. Tomato soup is a favorite low calorie and low fat food. ...
  3. Minestrone. Minestrone is very low in carbohydrates and calories. ...
  4. Black Bean Soup. ...
  5. Chicken and Vegetable Soup. ...
  6. Miso Soup. ...
  7. Turkey Soup.

What is the most important ingredient in soup? ›

For clear, brothy soups, stock is your most important ingredient. If you want to make a good soup, you need to use an excellently flavored stock — otherwise, the entire pot could be tasteless.

What can I add to soup for depth of flavor? ›

"If your broth is lacking in savory richness, try adding roasted onion, tomato paste, mushrooms, seaweed, soy sauce, or miso. These ingredients add umami flavor and depth to broth," she says.

What can I add to soup to make it better? ›

These garnishes impart a little extra flavor and make your soup look restaurant-worthy.
  1. Chopped herbs, such as chives, cilantro, dill or parsley.
  2. Dusting of spice, such as cumin, paprika or white pepper.
  3. Lemon, lime or orange zest.
  4. Shaved, crumbled or grated cheese, such as feta, Parmesan or Pecorino.
Sep 23, 2016

What not to do when making soup? ›

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Make Cooking Soup
  1. Boiling instead of simmering. You want a small bubble or two to rise to the surface of the liquid every few seconds. ...
  2. Not using enough salt. ...
  3. Ignoring water. ...
  4. Overcooking the vegetables. ...
  5. Adding tomatoes at the beginning. ...
  6. Neglecting to garnish. ...
  7. Not trying a pressure cooker.
Nov 19, 2014

How to make homemade soup taste better? ›

Perk up a Bland Soup With Simple Pantry Staples

Add a splash of vinegar (any kind!), or a squeeze of citrus. Chances are, you could use a little more salt. Go ahead—it's ok. Salt perks up flat flavors and helps balance out bitter-tasting ingredients.

What makes homemade soup taste good? ›

To make a good soup, you have to build flavours as you go. Vegetables like onion, garlic, celery and carrots — referred to as "aromatics" — are part of most soup recipes for this very reason, sautéed in oil or butter as a first step of flavour-making.

How much weight can you lose if you eat soup everyday? ›

Broth-based soup diets generally last for 7 days. However, some can last as long as 10–14 days. Over that time, proponents of a broth-based diet claim you can lose up to 10 or even 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kg). On a broth-based soup diet, cream-based soups are restricted, as they're higher in calories and fat.

Can you just eat soup everyday? ›

What Experts Say. "The concept of eating soup to lose weight has spanned decades, but experts say an all-soup diet lacks nutrients and is not sustainable. They do agree it can be smart to eat vegetable-packed soups for some meals, though, as these are filling, nutrient-dense, and low in calories."

Can I eat only soup for a week? ›

As the soup diet usually only lasts for 7-14 days, it's not recommended in the long term. The NHS also highlights how very low-calorie diets like this often lead to short term weight loss, but it's likely that you'll put some or all of the weight back on once you go back to eating normally.

Who has the healthiest soup? ›

Amy's Organic Low-Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup

Amy's Organic Low Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup is one the healthiest canned soups because it's made with non-GMO, organic ingredients, is low in sodium, and is a great source of protein and fiber.

Which soup is best to drink? ›

Here are some healthy soup recipes that are packed with the goodness of healthy ingredients which only prove the best for your body.
  1. Carrot Soup with Turmeric and Ginger: ...
  2. Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Garlic and Rosemary: ...
  3. Creamy Broccoli and Kale Soup: ...
  4. Potato Soup: ...
  5. Tuscan Style Chicken Soup: ...
  6. White Bean Vegetable Soup:
Dec 18, 2022

What is the oldest type of soup? ›

The world's oldest recipe for soup is approximately 6000 years old. It apparently calls for hippopotamus, sparrows, vegetables, lentils and spices.

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