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49 Sensational & Healthy Soup Recipes


Soup recipes - Dr. Axe

Top 49 Sensational Soup Recipes

Is soup the perfect meal? It just might be. Filled with fresh, healthy ingredients, soup can be a great way to get in a dose of nutrients as a side dish or a full meal. I’ve gathered my favorite soup recipes from around the internet so you can skip the ones that are loaded with preservatives and instead try these homemade versions for healthy soup recipes. No matter if you’re in the mood for something light, hearty, or veggie-friendly, there’s a recipe you and your family will love.

1. Butternut Squash Apple Soup

This simple recipe is perfect for busy weekdays. It’s especially easy in autumn, when pre-cut butternut squash is readily available.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup
Photo: Butternut Squash Apple Soup / Simply Recipes

2. Cabbage, Potato, and Sausage Soup

With so few ingredients, you’ll be shock by how much flavor this soup packs. Use chicken or turkey sausage in place of pork for a hearty, flavorful dish.

3. Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’re craving a classic, get-rid-of-the-sniffles chicken noodle soup, this is it. It’s filled with comforting ingredients like celery and carrots, and it’s a great way to use up extra chicken or turkey, too. Skip the egg noodles and go for your favorite grain-free pasta instead; rice noodles would make a great substitute!

4. Clean Eating French Onion Soup

Slurp up a healthy French onion soup with this clean version. The teaspoon of balsamic vinegar at the end adds a complex flavor you’ll love!


Clean Eating French Onion Soup
Photo: Clean Eating French Onion Soup / The Gracious Pantry

5. Creamy Cauliflower Chowder

It’s true; a creamy, healthy chowder is possible! Use grass-fed cow’s butter and almond flour in this super simple recipe. Skip the sour cream and use fresh goat’s milk yogurt instead.

6. Creamy, Healthy Broccoli Soup

This good-for-you green soup requires just a handful of common ingredients to make a soup so tasty you’ll be shocked to know there’s not a drop of cream in sight. Use your favorite sprouted grain bread to make the croutons that get sprinkled on top!

Creamy Healthy Broccoli Soup
Photo: Creamy Healthy Broccoli Soup / Recipe Tin Eats

7. Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Cauliflower is the magic ingredient in this creamy soup that’s stuffed with healthy ingredients. You’ll love how hearty it is — and how rich it is without a drop of cream.

8. Crockpot Vegan Black Bean and Brown Rice Soup

Enjoy the fiber and protein of black beans in this soup recipe. Brown rice provides extra staying power and, thanks to the optional avocado and cilantro, this soup looks as good as it tastes.

Crockpot Vegan Black Bean and Brown Rice Soup
Photo: Crockpot Vegan Black Bean and Brown Rice Soup / Kitchen Treaty

9. Curried Carrot Soup

Curry and carrots make a delightfully unexpected pair in this easy-to-make soup. If you have an immersion blender, this soup will all come together in one pot. If not, just use a blender; it’s still a snap.

10. Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup

Skip the canned stuff and make your own homemade cream of chicken soup. It’s got all the flavor you want without the icky preservatives.

11. Fennel Apple Soup

If you’ve never tried fennel, this soup is a great introduction to the Mediterranean herb. And, with just six ingredients, it’s a snap to whip up.

Fennel Apple Soup
Photo: Fennel Apple Soup / Dr. Axe

12. Gluten-Free Quinoa and Cauliflower Chowder

Loaded with fresh produce, this healthy soup is a must-have addition to your winter menu rotation. It’s vegetarian-friendly meal that meat lovers will enjoy, too.  Just substitute the milk with either coconut milk, almond milk or A2 grass-fed raw dairy if you have that available in your area.  Also, I love putting parsnips or turnips in place of the potatoes for rich flavor variation.

Quinoa Cauliflower Chowder, Gluten free
Photo: Gluten-Free Quinoa and Cauliflower Chowder / Foodie Crush

13. Green Tea Chicken Soup

Try green tea in a whole new way with this chicken soup. It’s great for your gut and can be served either hot or chilled from the refrigerator.

14. Healthy Chicken Kale Soup

This super simple recipe comes together quickly and is packed with good-for-you ingredients like kale and carrots. Use fresh ginger for the most flavorful results.

Healthy chicken kale soup
Photo: Healthy Chicken Kale Soup / Best Recipe Box

15. Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup

If you love stuffed peppers, this soup will blow your mind. It’s all the ingredients and tastes you love in a hearty bowl. Use grass-fed beef; this soup freezes and reheats well, too.

16. Healthy Zuppa Tuscana

Skip the unhealthy Olive Garden version of this Italian soup and make your own instead. You’ll be surprised by how creamy this is with just coconut milk — and how yummy!

17. Hearty Beef Soup

This beef soup is stick-to-your-bones good. Use arrowroot flour in place of the all-purpose flour. Be sure to use grass-fed beef chuck roast for the best results!

hearty beef soup
Photo: Hearty Beef Soup / The Slow Roasted Italian

18. Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth

This one of the most versatile soup recipes that is not only delicious, but also extremely healthy. I love the original ingredients but, if you’re not a fan of one, swap it out for another veggie favorite. Your body will thank you for making this one!

Immune Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth
Photo: Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth / Averie Cooks

19. Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Spinach fans, rejoice: you’ll love this Italian soup! It’s full of Italian-inspired flavors, like fire-roasted tomatoes, and easy to make, too. Use your favorite rice pasta in place of the whole-wheat orzo — elbows would be great.


20. Kale and Quinoa Minestrone

Talk about good for you and delicious — this kale and quinoa take on the traditional minestrone soup has it all. Don’t be deterred by the long list of ingredients; you probably have most of them already!

Kale and Quinoa Minestrone
Photo: Kale and Quinoa Minestrone / Cooking Classy

21. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This lemon-flavored soup adds new flavor to the typical chicken noodle version. Use fresh herbs to really make the flavors sing, and opt for brown rice orzo or another gluten-free pasta favorite.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
Photo: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup / Damn Delicious

22. Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

Not only is this recipe delicious, healthy (and filling thanks to the lentils and rice!), and excellent when frozen and reheated, it’s also extremely economical. You’ll be happy to have this stashed away for busy nights.

23. Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

If you’re looking for a veggie-packed soup that comes together in just minutes and simmers in the crockpot, this is your recipe. Squash, peppers, carrots, lentils, peas, barley, and tomato all make guest appearances in this colorful, healthy soup.

Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup
Photo: Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup / Full Measure of Happiness

24. Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup

Go south of the border with this Mexican-inspired soup! Made with your favorite Tex-Mex spices, like green chiles, cumin, and paprika, this soup comes together in a flash. Use fresh grass-fed cream or milk; sprinkle A2 cow’s cheese to top it off.

Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup
Photo: Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup / Lil Luna

25. No-Cream Creamy Basil Spinach Soup

This healthy green soup gets its fun coloring from the leeks, zucchini, basil, and spinach that are packed in it. Make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock and omitting the chicken; it’ll taste just as great.

26. Onion Soup

Loads of healthy, nutritious ingredients make up this simple soup. Round it out with a sandwich or hearty salad; it’s excellent as a side.

Onion Soup
Photo: Onion Soup / Dr. Axe

27. Potato Leek Soup

Leeks shine in this straightforward recipe. Don’t skip the fresh parsley at the end; it adds a little color and will fool people into thinking you spent hours in the kitchen!

28. Pumpkin Cashew Soup

Pumpkins and cashews might sound like an unlikely duo, but the flavors meld perfectly together. This recipe is full of healthy fats, vitamins A and C, and flavor. It’s great when you want a new twist on pumpkin!

Pumpkin Cashew Soup
Photo: Pumpkin Cashew Soup / Dr. Axe

29. Roasted Carrot and Red Pepper Peanut Soup

Slow roasting carrots and red pepper produces smoky, sweet veggies that add much dimension to this unique soup once they’re pureed. Skip the peanut butter and opt for almond butter instead; you’ll get the same creaminess.

30. Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

Everyone’s favorite cruciferous vegetable gets an extra dose of goodness when it’s combined with carrot. And with just seven staple ingredients, this soup is on the table in no time.

Cauliflower and Carrot Soup
Photo: Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup / Hungry Healthy Girl

 31. Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup

Roasted cauliflower gives this lovely soup a complex flavor. Cashews provide creaminess without a hint of dairy. The result is a smooth soup that’s vegan and gluten-free.

32. Rustic Vegetable Soup With Red Beans and Potatoes

This veggie-filled soup is just what you’ll want to sip on when the wind is blowing outside. And with mushrooms, red beans, carrots, potatoes, spinach, and fresh herbs, you’ll feel great about eating it, too.

33. Secret Cucumber Detox Soup

Whether you’ve been eating not-so-good ingredients or just need a nutritional boost, this chilled soup fits the bill. It comes together easily to get your detox going.

Photo: Secret Cucumber Detox Soup / Dr. Axe

34. Seven-Vegetable Minestrone Soup

If you’re fighting off the flu, need more veggies in your meal, or just want a cozy soup, this is an excellent recipe. With seven vegetables and just one pot, you’re bound to feel better!

Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup
Photo: Seven-Vegetable Minestrone Soup / Mamamiss

35. Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew

This Tuscan stew is just full of flavor, thanks to crushed fennel seeds, fresh rosemary, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. The whole stew cooks in the slow cooker, making it a fool-proof meal the family will love.

36. Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

This quick soup gets its lovely orange color from the nutrient-packed sweet potatoes. Garam masala, an Indian cooking staple, is sprinkled atop for an extra dash of seasoning. You’ll love it!

37. Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

Quinoa superfood gets cooked in the slow cooker along with sweet potato and chicken for a hearty stew that gets cooked in just minutes. Add or subtract other favorite veggies to make this recipe your own. One caveat: I suggest making your own chili seasoning mix instead of using a store-bought packet.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken and Quinoa soup
Photo: Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup / Chelsea’s Messy Apron

38. Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

A Thai twist on chicken noodle soup means a broth that’s bursting with fresh lemongrass, ginger, and lime flavors. To allow flavors to meld together, make the broth the night before and assemble the rest of the soup at dinnertime. You’ll never be bored with chicken noodle soup again.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Photo: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup / Feasting at Home

39. Thai Coconut Soup

Skip the Thai takeout and make a healthy, homemade version of the infamous tom kha soup. It’s much easier than you think: just a handful of ingredients transform into a velvety soup. Forgo the shrimp and just use chicken.

40. Turkey Meatball Soup

Turkey meatballs are the star of this tasty soup. When they’re combined with bone broth, the combo is unstoppable. Bonus: Make extra turkey meatballs to use in your favorite tomato sauce or sandwich!

41. 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is ramen. This hot and spicy soup comes together easily for a healthier take on traditional ramen. Use your favorite rice or zucchini noodles instead, and, for extra protein and nutrients, don’t skip the poached eggs. You’ll be rewarded with a savory bowl.

Quick Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup
Photo: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup / Baker By Nature

 42. 20-Minute Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup

A lifesaver on busy nights, this healthy soup requires zero fancy ingredients and still manages to pack a flavor — and nutritional — punch. Grate your own cheese to sprinkle on top.

20 Minute Turkey Bean,and Spinach Soup
Photo: 20-Minute Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup / Rachel Cooks

43. Vegan “Clam” Chowder

If you thought vegan clam chowder was an oxymoron, it’s time to try this soup. Meaty mushrooms take the place of clams, while cauliflower and almond milk make up a creamy base. Opt for ghee or grass-fed cow butter and get a seafood-reminiscent chowder that makes a great dinner party dish!

vegan chowder
Photo: Vegan Clam Chowder / Fork and Beans

44. Vegetable Soup

I couldn’t skip a classic vegetable soup. If you’ve only tried the canned kind, this homemade version with celery, carrots, green beans, and potatoes will knock your socks off. It’s super easy, freezes well, and will taste like you spent hours at the stove. It’s a win-win-win!

45. Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Does split pea soup conjure visions of fatty ham or overcooked cafeteria soup? Then you need to make this. With no specialty ingredients required, this soup is just a bowl of nourishing, healthy veggies.

46. Vietnamese Pho Soup

You can find delicious soup recipes all over the world! Pho is a staple in Vietnamese cuisine — the meaty broth is full of tasty, fresh ingredients. Luckily, it’s just as easy to make it at home as it is to order delivery. In a soup like this with such few ingredients, their quality really makes a difference. Seek out the best versions you can for maximum flavor.

Vietnamese Pho Soup
Photo: Vietnamese Pho Soup / Gimme Some Oven

 47. White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup

Roasted mushrooms lend a hearty, meaty flavor to this creamy soup. A white bean base provides a smooth texture and with sweet onions and garlic in the mix, this soup is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Roasted Mushroom White bean Soup
Photo: White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup / She Wears Many Hats

48. White Bean Stew With Bacon

This hearty stew is one of my favorite simple and delicious soup recipes. Fresh vegetables, parsley, and lemon juice pack it with flavor, while bacon adds a smoky taste without overpowering the soup. Skip pork bacon and opt for organic, grass-fed beef bacon instead.

49. White Bean and Potato Soup

A great choice on a cold, rainy (or snowy!) day, this soup comes together in a snap and is inexpensive to make. Leftover shredded chicken or turkey would be a great addition too — make this after Thanksgiving!

White Bean and Potato Soup
Photo: White Bean and Potato Soup / The Pretty Bee

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