Soup season is upon us! There’s something exciting about the change of seasons and the cooling of the weather that just begs for a warm, comforting bowl of soup. Soup is not just great for its ability to warm us up but for the many and various ways to prepare and serve it.

Whether you’re in the mood for a chicken soup, a beef-based soup, a soup with beans, or just a simple vegetable soup, there are a plethora of soup options out there. If you want to sip on some broth, indulge in a creamy concoction, or chow down on a thick and hearty bowl, soup offers you a range of diverse options guaranteed to please any palate.

Soup can be eaten as a meal on its own, as an appetizer, or even as a hearty snack in the middle of the day. Scroll through this list to find one, or two soup recipes, that appeal to you.

a collage of soup recipes
gluten-free tomato soup in a white bowl
5 from 10 votes

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

This Instant Pot Tomato Soup is quick and easy, bursting with fresh vegetables, and the perfect way to use up extra tomatoes. Sit back and let the Instant Pot do most of the work. In the end, you’re left with a creamy comfort food that pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese!
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instant pot tomato soup, tomatoes, grilled cheese, basil

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Instant Pots have become all the rage these days. Though most people use them for the quick cook time, they are also great energy savers which may help us save money on electricity. With the rise in costs these days this is most definitely something to think about.

This is the instant pot I use. If you are just getting started with using the instant pot, I recommend you consider this instant pot cookbook so you can familiarize yourself with the various functions and have some recipe ideas on hand.

Instant pot soup recipes come together quickly and easily, great for when you want to get soup on the table as soon as possible.

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Easy Homemade French Onion Soup

Easy Homemade French Onion Soup

Every spoonful of this one-pot, cozy, and Easy Homemade French Onion Soup is irresistible! Each serving features caramelized onions, a rich aromatic broth, and Gruyère-topped baguette slices on top.
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easy French onion soup, thyme, silverware, tea towel, bread with cheese

Vegetable Soup Recipes

Fall is also a great time for local produce just begging to be turned into soup; pumpkin, tomatoes, and squash are all in season and make fantastic-tasting soup.

Whether you visit your local farmers market, get a delivery of a CSA, or pick up the fall vegetables at the grocery store, these thick and hearty soups are sure to taste great.

Lentils, as in this Spicy Lentil Soup below, are a great addition to soup, adding protein, iron, and fiber. Green, brown, and red lentils are all good options when it comes to soup. Red lentils will cook up the fastest if you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner. Green and brown lentils can usually be found canned so they just need to be rinsed and added to the soup. If you prefer to use dried, you may need to cook the soup longer or boil them beforehand. Red lentils are only available dried but cook quickly so there’s no need to boil them in advance.

spicy lentil soup in a pan

Spicy Lentil Soup

This hearty and vegan Spicy Lentil Soup is loaded with red lentils, carrots, coconut milk, and chili peppers. Made in one-pot, this easy soup is perfect for weeknight dinners or meal prep!
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spicy lentil soup in a pan, red lentils, red pepper, cilantro, black bowl, hand with blue nail polish

Chicken Soup

Everyone needs a good chicken soup recipe in their repertoire, okay maybe we all need two or three with the winter months coming. Whether you’re not feeling great or are looking for comfort in a bowl on a cold or rainy day, chicken soup usually fits the bill. A timeless, global classic, sometimes handed down from generation to generation, chicken soup truly is nourishing and comforting for the body and soul.

Any type of chicken works well in soup, raw chicken along with the bones can be simmered into a tasty broth, and chicken breasts or thighs can also be added to soup to add taste, texture, and substance. If you’ve got some leftover cooked chicken in the fridge, feel free to toss it into your favorite soup so it eats more like a meal.

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Healthy Meatball Vegetable Soup

Healthy Meatball Vegetable Soup

This meatballs soup is hearty, healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Make this recipe for some comfort food on a cold winter night.
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healthy meatball vegetable soup, meatballs, carrots, tomatoes, and parsley in a white bowl with black specks, a silver spoon, and a white dish towel.

Beef Soup Recipe

Sometime we just need a thick and hearty beef soup to satisfy that gnawing hunger. Beef adds a richness and depth to any soup rendering it immensely filling and gratifying. Whether you choose to make beef the hero or add it to create a more hearty and nourishing soup, it can be a versatile and delicious addition.

Both this hearty meatball and vegetable soup and this instant pot beef and vegetable soup eat like a meal. Leftovers are great the next day.

Vegetables take center stage in these wholesome soups.

Peas, leeks, zucchini, mushrooms or name any vegetable and guaranteed there are hundreds or recipes featuring it. You really can’t go wrong with any vegetable soup. From the exotic to the basic, vegetables bring a variety of flavors and textures to soup. Look for fresh, in season vegetables for the ultimate flavor. However, frozen vegetables will also work wonders in soup.

Panera 10-Vegetable Soup

Panera 10-Vegetable Soup

This cozy Panera copycat 10 Vegetable Soup has loads of veggies, protein-packed chickpeas, and hearty grains like brown rice and wheat berries all simmered in a perfectly seasoned flavorful broth. 
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Panera 10 vegetable soup, toasted baguettes, celery, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, silver spoons, green beans, and zucchini.

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Green Pea Soup With Candied Bacon

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Leek and Celery Soup

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Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

If you have zucchini, then I have the best new recipe for you! It is a super easy recipe for Zucchini Soup with dill, basil and yogurt. It’s topped with sauteed zucchini, scallions and corn. Eat it cold or hot!
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Zucchini Soup, zucchini, corn, dill, white dish cloth, basil, yogurt.
Creamy Wild Mushroom and Rice Soup

Creamy Wild Mushroom and Rice Soup

This mushroom soup without cream is the perfect recipe if you're looking for a hearty soup that's thick and delicious yet wholesome and lower in calories. It's super quick and easy to make and bursting with fresh mushroom flavors– perfect for any mushroom lovers out there. It's also gluten-free.
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Creamy wild mushroom and rice soup, beige dish towel, silver spoon.

Beans and Legumes add loads of flavor and texture to soup.

Hearty, chewy, and oh-so-satisfying, beans and legumes take center stage in these soup recipes. Black beans, cannellini beans, lentils, or chickpeas can all transform a simple soup into a wholesome and nourishing meal.

You can use dried or canned beans in almost all soups. Dried beans are likely the most economical though they do require some soaking and boiling beforehand. Canned beans are convenient and easy to use and probably just need a simple rinse before you add them to the pot.

vegetable tortellini soup
5 from 4 votes

Veggie Tortellini Soup

Cozy meals don’t get much better than the Best Veggie Tortellini Soup. It’s a cheesy and creamy comfort food that’s loaded with pasta, vegetables, parmesan cheese, and Italian flavors. Plus, it’s easy to make in one pot!
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vegetable tortellini soup
lentil instant pot
5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Moroccan Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Moroccan Lentil Soup is a hearty and tasty one-pot dinner. Filled with fresh veggies and protein-packed lentils, this flavorful soup is ready to eat in 40 minutes and is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free!
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Moroccan lentils
tomato gnocchi soup

Tomato Gnocchi Soup

This 20-minute tomato gnocchi soup is the ultimate comfort food. A rich creamy tomato broth is loaded with butternut squash, fresh spinach, and gnocchi. Garnished with fresh thyme and shaved parmesan cheese, this soup is just what you need on a cool fall day.
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tomato gnocchi soup

When using store bought broth opt for low sodium so you can control the amount of salt your soup has.

Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

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