Soup REALLY is good food! It’s hearty, filling, and warms you up on the cold days of winter. Making a pot of soup usually lasts more than one meal, which is an added bonus in my book. Here are 16 amazing soup recipes for you to try making from scratch. Keep in mind, there are no rules in soup making, add more or less of what you like or raid your fridge and pantry to use up what you have on hand. These recipes are the classics but you can create your own special pots of goodness too. Two things that are a must…a bowl and a spoon. The rest is up to you!
This recipe round up starts with the quintessential homemade soup, Chicken Noodle! Yes, it is good for the soul and is the remedy for just about anything. Making it homemade not only beats the canned stuff (tenfold!), it also shows someone how special they are…even if you are just making it for yourself! This super simple recipe takes a short cut and uses already cooked chicken so you can get to the heart of the matter even sooner.
An even heartier chicken soup recipe, this bowl of soup is packed with veggies! This soup has a tomato-based broth and there definitely aren’t any rules in this recipe. You can add any veggies you like or have on hand. Stir in a little pasta at the end and a bowl of this soup will fill you up for sure.
If you’re looking for a hearty winter soup, look no farther! Beef Barley Soup fits the bill every time. It’s rich, filling and satisfying. You can to cook the barley right in the soup with the tender beef and veggies. You can choose to make this soup in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop.
This bistro classic is actually pretty easy to make at home. If you love ordering this when dining out, try making it home. You will savor this rich and deep broth with the soft and almost creamy onions. But the best part is the cheesy bread on top. Nothing warms you up more than a piping hot bowl of this popular soup.
This soup with Mexican flavors and ingredients will win you over every time! Tender chicken with beans, onions and peppers all simmered together. Bonus…you get to eat tortilla chips with your dinner. In fact, it’s even better to serve with some cheese, salsa, guacamole and other toppings along side. Any night can be a party with this soup!
You might think that Italian Wedding Soup is what is served at Italian weddings, but in fact the soup’s title is actually a reference to the perfect marriage between the green vegetables and the meat. The chicken meatballs are such a delight and give you a burst of flavor each time you find one. The escarole adds the touch of color that makes this bowl more interesting. It’s all around a pretty and delicious bowl that will warm you up any night of the week.
If you’ve only ever had cream of mushroom soup from a can, you really don’t know what you’ve been missing all these years. This recipe with wild rice gives you a much bigger depth of flavor when you make it from scratch. It’s easy to make in under an hour in a pressure cooker and the mix of assorted mushrooms, shallots and sherry with nutty wild rice in a flavorful broth makes a great combination.
This soup is the Greek equivalent to Chicken Noodle Soup and it delivers all the same feel good feelings! The name “avgolemono” literally translates to “egg-lemon,” which are two of the key ingredients in this comforting soup. It’s quick to make and the egg tempered in at the end, thickens the soup to perfection. Finish it with lemon juice and zest for a special soup that brightens you up inside and out.
This thick, robust soup almost eats as a stew! Chicken and white beans are simmered in a tomato-based broth with excellent result. Stir in some spinach in the end for added texture and flavor. It’s even better when served over some toasted ciabatta bread. You can even leave the chicken out for a terrific vegetarian version.
Split pea soup is my favorite soup. Period. There are others that come close, but this one brings me back to my childhood. Not many ingredients are needed in this thick and almost indulgent soup. It is the perfect soup to make with a leftover ham bone, but the recipe includes diced ham as well. You can simmer on the stovetop or cook it in a pressure cooker for only 10 minutes.
This delightful soup is creamy and mellow. It makes a wonderful start to a great meal. It’s another easy homemade soup to make that simmers for less than an hour, creating a rich and flavorful soup. Once puréed, add a little cream, brighten with some orange zest and you have a special soup to serve your guests.
This one is a great low carb soup that is only about 350 calories a bowl. But don’t let that fool you, it is still creamy and delicious! I finish this soup with a Hazelnut Dukkah on top, which is simply a toasted nut and seed mixture. It brings a lot of flavor and distinguishes this soup from the everyday. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and it even becomes a little elegant. Of course some Cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and chives on top work nicely too!
This soup with Asian flavors is a twist on classic chicken noodle soup. It’s pretty easy to make and the soup broth is enhanced by vegetable stock, coconut milk and a quick shrimp stock you make by simply boiling the shells. Fill the pot up with some rice noodles and grab some chopsticks if you like. You might even impress yourself with this one!
This soup gives you all the flavors and ingredients of your favorite chicken pot pie, but you don’t have to make or handle any pastry. The base is made in your slow cooker over several unattended hours and then buttermilk biscuit croutons are popped on top for a delicious “crust”. The little biscuits make this a super fun bowl of soup.
Lentils are so hearty and are high in protein and fiber too. That makes them so filling, keeping you satiated for a long time. More importantly, however, they are delicious and so is this hearty soup. The fennel and tomatoes make up the base of the soup, but there’s a secret ingredient added at the end that will keep you coming back for more!