Winter Soup Roundup

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We are in the thick of winter, which can only mean one thing… Soup! These recipes are so hearty, filling, and jam-packed full of flavor! The hardest part won’t be making them but picking out a favorite!

To begin your journey of looking for the greatest soups of all time, start with this award-winning cheeseburger soup, this Italian wedding soup, or some classic chili… I know chili isn’t really a soup, but I lump it into this category because it’s warm and delicious!

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Hearty Winter Soup Recipes

Soup may just be one of my very favorite things to cook on a cold winter day, and I’m sure that I’m not alone! I wanted to gather up a big list of my favorite, tried, and true recipes that you will love. I’ve tried to make sure that there is a wide variety, chicken, beef, vegetable, and everything in between so that you can for sure find something that you love!

I not only picked a variety of flavors, but I picked a variety of ways to cook them. So whether you love your slow cooker, Instant Pot, stove, or microwave, I’ve got you covered! Cook up some soup with a delicious roll or breadstick to dip in it. You can even toss a salad and call it a meal! Trust me when I say that these soups are the best of the best! Make sure to bookmark this page because it is one that you will come back to all winter long!

Tips and Tricks

Since every soup is different, there are a few things that you may want to keep in mind! I’ve come up with a few of my most frequently asked questions about soup and compiled a list of tips! They should help your soup turn out perfectly!

  • Chopped Vegetables: Keep in mind that you are eating your soup with a spoon! So you probably don’t want to chop your veggies up too large. Think of all that you want to eat in a spoonful and keep that in mind as you are cutting things up and preparing it.
  • Let it Cool Before Storing: Make sure that if you have leftovers of your soup that you don’t put it in the fridge right away. Put it on your counter and let it cool to room temperature and then place it in an airtight container to put in your fridge.
  • Simmer: When you have cooked your soup then you want to let it simmer. This allows it to stay warm but to also allow the flavors of all of your ingredients to blend together. It will add a depth to it and make it taste so good!

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Slow cooker Pasta e Fagioli soup is a rich and hearty Italian soup loaded with pasta, vegetables, beans, and lean ground beef. It's hearty, comforting, and oh so delicious!
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, lean ground beef, whole carrots, celery stalks, onion, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, Italian seasoning, whole bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste, cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, red kidney beans drained and rinsed, ditalini pasta

Ham and Potato Cheddar Soup

This hearty and delicious soup is full of ham, potatoes, veggies, and real cheddar cheese. It is so good and has become an instant favorite at our house!
Ingredients: potatoes, chicken broth, carrot, onion, butter, all-purpose flour, 2% milk, salt, pepper, sharp shredded cheddar cheese, ham, corn

Delicious Meatball Soup

This meatball soup is hearty and full of amazing flavor. It only takes about 30 minutes to cook up and can be made with homemade or frozen meatballs! It's a MUST TRY recipe for sure! 
Ingredients: olive oil, onion, minced, carrots, sliced, zucchini, chopped, garlic, minced, diced Italian tomatoes, beef broth, dried Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt, meatballs, frozen or homemade, dry orzo, or dry small pasta of choice, marinara sauce , fresh parsley, chopped, fresh parmesan cheese, grated

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a classic that you can now easily cook in your instant pot! Flavored to perfection and topped with delicious cheese this soup will warm you up on any cold winter day.
Ingredients: butter, olive oil, sweet onions, thinly sliced (Walla Walla) , brown sugar , Dry white wine, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, minced, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, pepper, baguette, sliced, Gruyere cheese, shredded

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup is savory, delicious and makes my mouth water just thinking about it! You can't beat a soup that's filled with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu and veggies. It tastes better than at a restaurant! 
Ingredients: vegetable broth, mushrooms (shiitake, baby bella, button), bamboo shoots, drained, rice vinegar, soy sauce (regular or reduced sodium), ground ginger, cornstarch, cold water, eggs, beaten well, white pepper, firm tofu, cubed- optional, green onions, thinly sliced, sesame oil

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed pepper soup is delicious, hearty, and full of flavor! Filled with so many different ingredients, it's insanely good and will definitely fill your belly! 
Ingredients: olive oil, onion, lean ground beef, garlic, olive oil, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, rice

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup with ham is the perfect comfort food for any occasion. Full of vegetables, flavored with ham and cooked to perfection, you and your family are going to LOVE this soup.
Ingredients: butter, onion, carrots, celery stalks, garlic, dried split peas, chicken broth, ham bone, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, chopped ham

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

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup is a dreamy creamy soup full of delicately flavored sauteed mushrooms and herbs. If you love the taste of cream of mushroom soup, but can stand the canned version, this is for you! This is a fancy, thick, rich, restaurant worthy soup you can whip up at home in no time. 
Ingredients: butter, onion, baby Bella mushrooms, flour, Italian seasoning, fresh thyme, garlic cloves, salt and pepper, chicken broth, heavy cream

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

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

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

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is a thick and creamy soup base with chunks of cooked pork sausage, 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

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup is a simple yet elegant dish prepared in a slow cooker. French lentils are simmered with chopped vegetables for a hearty and wholesome appetizer.
Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, diced red onion, diced celery, diced carrots, minced garlic, dried herbs de Provence, French lentils or lentils du puy, can diced tomatoes, vegetable broth or stock, kosher salt, black pepper, sliced brown mushrooms, chopped kale, chopped parsley

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

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato basil soup is a healthy classic that's simple to make from scratch and full of flavor! It only takes just over half an hour. The whole family will enjoy it as the temperatures drop and the evenings become crisper.
Ingredients: olive oil, butter, onion , garlic , Italian seasoning, cans whole San Marzano tomatoes , chicken or vegetable broth, heavy cream, fresh basil, Salt & pepper

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

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

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded baked potato soup is hands down the best potato soup that I have ever had. Creamy and delicious with all the goodness of a baked potato, made right in your slow cooker!
Ingredients: potatoes, onion, chicken broth, butter, flour, sour cream, heavy cream, salt and pepper , bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions

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

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon has crazy tender melt in your mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce. This meal is comforting and perfect for the cold months ahead!
Ingredients: bacon, boneless beef chuck, red cooking wine, chicken broth, tomato sauce, soy sauce, flour, garlic cloves, thyme, Carrots, baby potatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh chopped parsley for garnish
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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Literally the BEST chicken noodle soup, this has thick chicken chunks, sliced carrots, and celery, wide noodles. It soaks in a smooth chicken broth filled with flavorful seasonings and cooked to perfection. It's the perfect warm and comforting soup for the winter!
Ingredients: olive oil, carrots, celery stalks, onion, garlic cloves, fresh thyme, salt and pepper, chicken broth, wide egg noodles, shredded chicken, fresh parsley

Clam Chowder

Creamy Clam Chowder with potatoes and vegetables is one of my favorite easy soup recipes! It's thick and creamy and tastes as if it came straight from a restaurant! It's SOO GOOD!
Ingredients: bacon, onion, celery, garlic, flour, chopped clams, chicken broth, milk, half and half, russet potatoes, salt and pepper to taste
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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

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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  1. Oh I saw this on Facebook and had to check it out. My blog goal for 2014 is to post a soup recipe a week for my #52soup extravaganza and I think I just may have to include a few of these! Thanks for sharing!
    Sandra
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