30+ Comforting Winter Soup Recipes

I don’t know about you, but in the dead of winter I am constantly craving soup! From chili to broccoli cheddar, I love all variations of soup and these winter soup recipes are my go-to comfort food when the temperature is cold!

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These are the best winter soup recipes! If you’re looking for delicious soup recipes for winter, these hearty soups will warm you up in no time!

What is your go-to comfort food? If you made a list, I bet some sort of soup, stew or chili would be somewhere on it!

There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup to warm the soul after a long winter day, am I right?

These are some of my favorite winter soup recipes! From creamy to hearty  and everything in between, these are the best soups!

Chicken Soup Recipes

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20-Minute Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This 20-Minute Wild Rice Chicken Soup is an incredibly easy but flavorful 20 minute meal made with two kitchen hacks that will make your life so much easier! It’ll become a winter soup staple in your home!
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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup is gluten and dairy free using hummus, roasted red peppers, pre-cooked chicken, and brown rice for a super quick and healthy soup!
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Crockpot Recipe)

No chicken soup recipe is easier than this Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup! Throw everything together and let the crockpot do the work for you.
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Cauliflower Soup

When you're craving something warm and comforting but need to add some veggies to your diet, a bowl of this Cauliflower Soup is perfect!
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Creamy Chicken Taco Soup with Cream Cheese

With diced tomatoes, corn, and a creamy broth, your whole family will enjoy this quick and easy Chicken Taco Soup Recipe for dinner!
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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A hearty, creamy soup, this Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is the BEST! It's easy to throw together and it's ready in under an hour!
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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is an easy chicken tortilla soup that can be on your table in less than an hour. A rich tomato broth with a bit of spice and large chunks of chicken make this a hearty and comforting meal!
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Winter Soup Recipes with Beef

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup takes classic Cheeseburger Soup and adds BACON! Your favorite comfort food in soup form, does it get any better? 
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Italian Meatball Soup

Meatballs and pasta in a savory tomato broth, Italian meatball soup is a simple and hearty meal that is on the table in less than an hour!
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Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Whether you call it Pasta e Fagioli or Pasta Fagioli, this EASY soup recipe is hearty and delicious. Full of authentic Italian flavors in just 30 minutes!
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Short Rib Soup

Mildly hot short rib soup is sure to warm your soul and your belly. Tender pieces of beef with veggies and southwest flavors.
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Red Beef Chili uses chunks of steak and simmers them to tender perfection in a chili tomato sauce. Serve over rice, noodles or as a stew. #bestchilirecipe #bobbyflay #redbeefchili www.savoryexperiments.com

Steak Chili

Red Beef Chili uses chunks of steak and simmers them to tender perfection in a chili tomato sauce. Serve over rice, noodles or as a stew. 
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Pork Soup Recipes

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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup can be made in the slow cooker, instant pot or on the stove top. Cheesy tortellini with zesty sauce in a tomato based soup!
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White Bean and Ham Soup

A hearty ham soup recipe seasoned with fresh herbs, vegetables and then a splash of my secret ingredient. The best use for leftover ham!
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Instant Pot Pork Pozole Recipe

With tomatillos and green chiles, this Instant Pot Pork Pozole recipe is a traditional Mexican stew full of flavor and spices!
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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup is a healthy blend of vegetables with a sweet and spicy kick! This soup definitely falls under the category of easy soup recipes! #sweetpotatosoup #easysouprecipes #sweetpotatorecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Spicy Sweet Potato Recipe

Spicy Sweet Potato and Chorizo Bisque is a delightful blend of vegetables with a sweet and spicy bite.
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Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup

Using leftover kielbasa and sauerkraut, you can make the BEST Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup recipe in no time! It's hearty, delicious and EASY to make!
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Seafood Soup Recipes

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Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup

Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup is a quick, easy and flavorful appetizer or dinner recipes. Full of vegetables, sausage and crab, it is soul warming and super easy.
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Thai Coconut Soup

Seafood Thai Coconut Soup is an easy and healthy appetizer or entree using scallops, shrimp, vegetables and a red curry coconut broth.
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Vegetable Winter Soup Recipes

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Rich Minestrone Soup

Thick, rich and delicious Minestrone Soup that uses one secret ingredient that cuts your prep, chop and cook time in HALF! You'll put this on the weekly menu.
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Creamy Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup is the perfect winter time comfort food. A creamy, silky broth with oodles of flavor, topped with crispy bacon and scallions.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Easy, homemade butternut squash made with apple and Greek yogurt. Make ahead and freezer friendly- perfect for a cozy winter night.
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Apple French Onion Soup combines a robust French Onion Soup Recipe using sweet apples for flavor and texture. Top with crunchy garlic croutons and gooey cheese. #frenchonionsoup #fallsoup www.savoryexperiments.com

Apple French Onion Soup

Apple French Onion Soup combines a robust French Onion Soup Recipe using sweet apples for flavor and texture. Top with crunchy garlic croutons and gooey cheese.
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Black Bean Soup Recipe (w/ Green Chiles)

Black bean Green Chile Soup is a tomato based soup with smoky chipotle peppers and robust flavors. Top with avocado, cilantro and queso fresco! Hearty enough for an entree, but can also be an appetizer! 
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Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal.
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Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup is rich and creamy, full of flavor from roasted onions, tomatoes and garlic! Make-ahead and freezer friendly!
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Egg Drop Soup

This Chinese Egg Drop Soup is the BEST! It's quick and easy to make, making it perfect for a quick lunch or starter for dinner. It's made in only 15 minutes!
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Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Soups

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! 
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Instant Pot Chili Recipe

Instant Pot Chili is a gold star chili. A simple chili recipe using jalapeño, chili seasoning, beans and beef ready in just 20 minutes!
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Looking for a homemade chicken noodle soup recipe that you can enjoy all year round? This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is flavorful and SO easy to make!
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Check out these other easy comfort foods:

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Cheddar Beer Bread

Rich, buttery and cheesy, this easy to make Cheddar Beer Bread only requires 5 ingredients and NO RISING TIME!
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Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs just the way mom makes them. Just a handful of ingredients makes the perfect sauce.
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. wow I feel like I hit the jackpot. We all have been sick since Christmas and tired of chicken soup so I am so happy to have a great assortment here! thanks

  2. Each one of this comforting soups looks like they could be a full meal. Such a great resource for this time of year. Yum!

  3. This is a great collection of soups and they all look delicious! I can’t wait to try the crab and sausage soup as it looks like a whole meal!