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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!

A collage of 6 different soup pictures.

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

4.88 from 33 votes
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!
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Ham and Potato Cheddar Soup

4.91 from 32 votes
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!
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Delicious Meatball Soup

5 from 1 vote
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! 
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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

4.34 from 3 votes
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.
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Hot and Sour Soup

3 from 1 vote
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! 
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Stuffed Pepper Soup

5 from 2 votes
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! 
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Split Pea Soup

5 from 6 votes
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.
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Stuffed Cabbage Soup

4.85 from 20 votes
Stuffed Cabbage Soup made with ground beef, rice, cabbage and fresh tomato sauce on your stovetop in just thirty minutes.
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Cream of Mushroom Soup

5 from 5 votes
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. 
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Lasagna Soup

5 from 2 votes
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!
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Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

3.84 from 6 votes
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. 
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8 Can Chicken Taco Soup

5 from 30 votes
You are going to fall in love with this quick and easy 8 Can Chicken Taco Soup recipe! It is the perfect dinner when there is no time to run to the grocery store but the family needs dinner, like, NOW. Grab these ingredients right out of your pantry and whip up a delicious and flavorful soup!
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Cheeseburger Soup

4.90 from 117 votes
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! 
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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

4.85 from 45 votes
Creamy sausage tortellini soup is thick and creamy with chunks of cooked pork sausage, carrots, buttery kale and three cheese tortellini pasta all cooked in a smooth tomato sauce. This soup will become an instant favorite!
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Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

4.50 from 2 votes
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.
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Butternut Squash Soup

5 from 2 votes
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.
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Tomato Basil Soup

4.38 from 16 votes
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.
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Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

4.88 from 39 votes
This copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup is a thick, rich, and creamy soup with tender broccoli, shredded carrots, and a hint of nutmeg, all cooked together with melted cheese. It's so delicious and easy to make!
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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

4.69 from 48 votes
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!
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Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

5 from 21 votes
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!
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Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup

5 from 4 votes
Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is a creamy and delicious hearty soup filled with wild rice, veggies, and perfect for using up leftover turkey!
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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

4.78 from 137 votes
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!
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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

4.90 from 19 votes
This is literally the BEST chicken noodle soup full of chicken, sliced carrots, celery, and tender wide noodles. A classic homemade soup seasoned and cooked to perfection. It's the perfect warm and comforting soup for the winter!
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Clam Chowder

4.58 from 19 votes
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!
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minestrone soup bowls overhead

Minestrone Soup

4 from 3 votes
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!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. thank you for all, have been eating a lot more soup lately, even after winter – but these of course are welcome during this winter as well!

  2. 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!
    The Adored Home

  3. These all look great! We love soup at our house and I love trying new recipes! Thanks for using one of my recipes!

  4. Alyssa and Tiffany, This is a great round-up. I love soup and thanks for using one of my recipes. Pinning!

  5. Everyone of these soups looks delicious! We love soup at our house and I’ll pinning away!! Thanks for including my Turkey Bisque Soup in the great line up!!