30 Top Winter Soup Recipes

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Winter soup recipes that warm me up from the inside out are the best! These recipes range from rich and creamy, light and healthy, meat-lovers, vegetarian – take your pick, it’s all here!!

Comforting cold-weather soups are the best for these winter months! Simple and quick, these winter soup recipes will be on repeat at your house this season! A few of my tried and true go-to recipes are Chicken Noodle Soup, French Onion Soup and Lasagna Soup.

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Tried and True Winter Soup Recipes

Snuggling up by a fire with a bowl of perfectly warm winter soup is my idea of a good time! I love the coziness that soup brings to the season. When it’s cold outside and I have nowhere to go, soup is definitely my go-to meal for our family! It’s simple and such a great option that my kids love! Plus, there are so many different kinds of winter soups out there to choose from. This makes it easy to find one that everyone will agree on! I have rounded up my tried and true favorites that I know you will love! With how many there are, you will definitely be able to find one that fits!

Soups can be so hearty and healthy and these ones are no exception! These winter soup recipes will fill you up and they are so quick and easy that you will definitely be adding winter soups to your menu more often this year. I love that they can be made to what you need! If you want to add a few things like these rolls or this salad, it will totally complete your meal! Try a few of them out and make them your own. Add in some extra vegetables or protein or take out what your kids won’t eat and you can make it special for your family!

How to Store Soup

Leftover soup is a great thing to have! If you can’t finish what you made or if you want to take a recipe and double it, here is how you can store it and enjoy a delicious winter soup all week!

  • Refrigerator: Store your soup in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: Get a gallon ziplock bag and label with with the name of the soup and the date. Once your soup has cooled, pour it into the bag. Zip it closed and lay it down in your freezer. This will take up less room because you are storing it flat! It can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Reheat: If it is frozen, you can either place it in the crockpot and cook on low for 4-5 hours until heated through. If it is in the fridge, just put it in a saucepan and heat on low medium heat until heated through!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

A delicious and easy soup that takes 5 minutes to throw into the crockpot and you have an amazing flavor packed soup ready for dinner!
Ingredients: boneless, 10.75 ounce cans condensed cream of chicken soup, salsa, frozen corn, 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, water, ground cumin, dried cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, lettuce, diced avocado, tortilla strips

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

A creamy and delicious tomato basil parmesan soup that is perfect for the colder weather!
Ingredients: 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, with the juice, finely diced carrots, finely diced onions, finely diced celery, dried oregano or 1Tablespoon fresh oregano, dry basil or ¼ cup fresh basil, chicken broth, butter, flour, parmesan cheese, half and half, salt, pepper

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup is a rich, hearty and loaded with veggies and meat. A perfect, comforting soup for Fall!
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, lean ground beef, whole carrots, celery stalks, medium onion, can crushed tomatoes, cans, whole bay leaves, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste, can, can, ditalini pasta

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup


The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup is a thick, rich and creamy soup with chunks of tender broccoli pieces, shredded carrots and a hint of nutmeg all cooked together in melted sharp cheese! The perfect comfort soup for the colder months!
Ingredients: melted butter, medium chopped onion, melted butter, flour, half-and-half cream, chicken stock, fresh broccoli, carrot, nutmeg, grated sharp cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This soup was one of our favorites. It’s pure comfort food, rich & creamy, plus SO easy to make. 
Ingredients: olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, celery, chicken, mixed vegetables, pepper, condensed cream of potato soup, condensed cream of chicken soup, milk, Grand biscuits, Optional: fresh parsley
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Minestrone Soup

This easy Minestrone Soup recipe is loaded with vegetables, beans and pasta and flavored with Italian herbs for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
Ingredients: oil, medium onion, celery, chopped zucchini, large carrots, bell pepper, chopped fresh spinach, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, Parmesan rind*, chicken or vegetable broth, small pasta

Lasagna Soup

All of the goodness of lasagna is packed into this hearty and delicious soup!  Packed with noodles, ground beef, marinara and cheese, this is a soup that your family will love!
Ingredients: lasagna noodles, extra-virgin olive oil, onion, ground beef, garlic, dried oregano, tomato paste, low-sodium chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, grated parmesan cheese, heavy cream or half-and-half, Ricotta cheese

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is such a classic and SO easy to make! Onions are slowly caramelized until soft and sweet, simmered with beef broth, thyme, and just a touch of sugar. It's topped with a crispy crouton, loads of shredded gruyere cheese and broiled into a crispy, cheesy oblivion. So good! 
Ingredients: unsalted butter, sliced onions, garlic cloves, minced, kosher salt, divided, sugar, all-purpose flour, beef broth , thyme, baguette cut into 1-inch pieces, shredded grueyre cheese

Slow Cooker Beefy Nacho Soup

All of the goodness of cheesy nachos packed right into this soup! Slow cooked to perfection and topped with tortilla chips, this soup will become an instant favorite!
Ingredients: lean ground beef, taco seasoning, small onion, garlic, condensed nacho cheese soup, diced tomatoes and green chilis, milk, sharp cheddar cheese, Crushed tortilla chips

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Cheesy Vegetable Soup is jam packed with tender vegetables in a creamy cheesy soup. This soup has amazing flavor and is so comforting in the winter!
Ingredients: butter, small onion, celery, carrots, garlic cloves, chicken broth, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, flour, half and half, shredded cheddar cheese, Salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup.. Loaded with tons of Mexican flavor and cooked low and slow for 8 hours!
Ingredients: 16 ounces boneless chicken breasts, medium onion, garlic, 10 ounce can enchilada sauce, 15 ounce can chicken stock, 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, frozen corn, 14 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice, 4 ounce can diced green chiles, ground cumin, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, optional garnishes: tortilla chips

Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

This delicious Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower soup is warm, creamy, cheesy and oh so luscious! Save yourself the hassle of going out and make this hearty soup at home. 
Ingredients: butter, medium onion, flour, half and half, water, can chicken broth, cauliflower, sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, salt, dijon mustard, Green Onions, Bacon Bits, Additional Cheese

8 Can Chicken Taco Soup

Only 8 cans to make the MOST delicious chicken taco soup is just what you need to make a simple weeknight meal that the whole family will love! A tried and true favorite soup! 
Ingredients: Tomatoes, diced, Corn, drained, Black Beans, rinsed, Pinto Beans, rinsed, Cream of Chicken Soup, Chicken Breast, drained, Green Enchilada Sauce, Chicken Broth, Homemade Taco Seasoning, Olives, Avocado , Sour Cream, Tortilla Strips, Limes Wedges

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is a thick and creamy soup base with chunks of cooked pork sausage, crunchy carrots, buttery kale and three cheese tortellini pasta cooked in a smooth and rich tomato sauce. This soup will become an instant favorite!
Ingredients: ground pork sausage, carrots, small onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, flour, chicken broth, can tomato paste, heavy cream, package three cheese tortellini, kale, salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is hands down the best loaded baked potato soup that I have ever had.  Creamy and delicious with all of the goodness of a baked potato and made right in your slow cooker!
Ingredients: Potatoes, Small onion, Chicken broth, Butter, Flour, Sour cream, Heavy cream, Salt and pepper to taste, Bacon, Cheddar cheese, Green onions

Cheeseburger Soup

Award Winning Cheeseburger Soup is a thick and hearty soup with lean, tender ground beef, shredded carrots, diced celery and potatoes in a warm and creamy cheese soup. This is an award winning soup and it is excellent! 
Ingredients: ground beef, chopped onion, shredded carrots, diced celery, dried basil, dried parsley flakes, butter, chicken broth, peeled and diced potatoes, all purpose flour, of Velveeta processed cheese cubed, milk, salt, pepper, sour cream

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with chopped vegetables, shredded cooked chicken, cheesy tortellini all cooked in a flavorful chicken broth. Dinner the whole family will love!
Ingredients: boneless chicken breast, medium carrots, stalks celery, medium onion, garlic, low sodium chicken broth, water, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, cheese tortellini, chopped fresh parsley for serving, salt and pepper to taste

White Chicken Chili

This easy white chicken chili is loaded with beans, chicken and green chiles, all in the most delicious creamy broth. A dinner option that’s perfect for a cold day!
Ingredients: olive oil, onion, minced garlic, chicken, cooked, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, pepper, chicken broth, green chiles, white beans such as great northern beans, sour cream, Assorted toppings such as cheese

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup is rich, creamy, savory, and just like a warm hug in a bowl.  Classic fall flavor welcomes in the cooler weather with a perfect blend of spices and ingredients.
Ingredients: butternut squash, celery stalks, small onion, shredded carrots, Granny Smith apple, vegetable stock, fresh thyme, of cinnamon, salt and pepper, heavy cream
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Clam Chowder

Creamy Clam Chowder with potatoes and vegetables is one of my favorite easy soup recipes that tastes like it came from a restaurant! This recipe has the thick, creamy broth of a Boston or New England clam chowder.
Ingredients: (6.5 oz) cans chopped clams, low-sodium chicken broth, medium russet potatoes, bay leaves, butter, olive oil, medium yellow onion, stalks celery, of a red bell pepper, of a green bell pepper, garlic, all-purpose flour, milk, half and half, Salt and pepper, red wine vinegar

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder is creamy, cheesy and so easy to make! It has just enough of a kick to it and the flavor is incredible. This will be one of the best chowders that you will eat!
Ingredients: butter, small onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic cloves, teaspoons cumin, chicken broth, half and half cream, shredded Mexican blend cheese, (14 ounce can) cream-style corn, (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, chicken, salt and pepper to taste, Tabasco sauce

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

Serve up a warm bowl of slow cooker potato leek soup. Just saute the vegetables, simmer the potatoes, puree it all together, that’s it!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, olive oil, diced yellow onion, sliced leeks, minced garlic, russet potatoes, unsalted vegetable stock, kosher salt, bay leaf, sprigs thyme, heavy cream, black pepper, chopped chives
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a hearty Mexican soup that really warms the soul. Topped with fried tortilla chips, its packed with flavour and will be a great addition to your dinner rotation!
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Onion, minced Garlic, Jalapenos, Chili Powder, Paprika, Cumin Powder, dried Oregano, fire roasted crushed Tomatoes, skinless and boneless Chicken Thighs, Chicken Stock, Corn Kernels, Black Beans, Lime Juice, Salt, Tortilla Chips, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Sour Cream for topping

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

 I really couldn’t get enough of the soup!
Ingredients: medium onion, garlic, olive oil, can tomato sauce, can tomato paste, can whole tomatoes, cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, water, chicken broth, salt, pepper, heavy cream, parmesan cheese

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Stuffed Cabbage Soup made with ground beef, rice, cabbage and fresh tomato sauce on your stovetop in just thirty minutes.
Ingredients: ground beef, Kosher salt, coarse ground black pepper, yellow onion, butter, head cabbage, can chopped tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, Italian seasoning , rice

Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is a creamy and delicious hearty soup filled with wild rice, veggies, and perfect for using up leftover turkey!
Ingredients: Olive oil, mushrooms, carrots, celery, small onion, flour, chicken broth, quick cooking wild rice, 12 ounce McCormick Simply Better Turkey Gravy, half and half, Turkey, salt and pepper to taste, fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup. Super comforting, hearty and can be ready in less than 45 minutes!
Ingredients: olive oil, beef stew meat, large onion, garlic, carrots, celery, russet or yukon gold potatoes, 28 oz. diced tomatoes, with juice, worcestershire sauce, beef stock, water, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, fresh parsley, parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup has a thick and rich broth with shredded carrots, celery, chopped spinach and gnocchi hidden throughout. This tastes even better than the Olive Garden!
Ingredients: butter, olive oil, onion, celery diced, garlic cloves, all-purpose flour, half-and-half, chicken broth for a thinner soup use 2 cans, fresh thyme, shredded carrots, fresh spinach leaves, diced cooked chicken breast, package potato gnocchi, salt and pepper to taste

Green Chile Enchilada Soup

Green Chile Enchilada Soup! This creamy, comforting green Chile enchilada soup is loaded up with chunks of chicken, white beans, green chiles, and cheese. Taking only 30 minutes from start to finish this recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for the whole family!
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, diced onion, minced garlic, unsalted chicken broth, and ½ cups green Chile enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, cans white Great Northern Beans, can diced green chiles, ground cumin, salt, shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, Monterey Jack Cheese, Diced Cilantro

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

A delicious and creamy tomato tortellini soup that will warm you right up!
Ingredients: package, cans, vegetable broth, 2% milk, half-and-half cream, chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, salt, shredded Parmesan cheese, Additional shredded parmesan cheese for topping

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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