When in doubt, make soup! (Someone must have said that at some point in history. 😂) After all, when it comes to easy lunches and cozy family dinners, you just can't go wrong with a bowl of soup. Not only is it easy to prep ahead, but it's also a delicious option in any time of year. There are chilled soups in summer, vegetable-packed soups in spring, and cozy fall soup recipes featuring everyone's favorite autumnal flavors like pumpkin. Of course, when the freezing weather predictions roll in, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of winter soup. Luckily, this list of the best soup recipes has them all—including Instant Pot soup recipes for days when you're in a pinch.
Here, you'll find some of your favorite comfort foods, like classic French onion soup, chicken noodle, and clam chowder. If your family's anything like the Drummonds, they'll love Ree's broccoli-cheese soup or the 7-can soup she makes for busy weeknights. Looking for something a little more imaginative? We've also included plenty of creative twists, like Ree's delightful mashup known as stuffed pepper soup and a soup inspired by loaded baked potatoes. There are tons of creamy soup recipes, broth-y soups, and soups chockfull of veggies and meat.
And, while many of these soup recipes are hearty enough to be a meal in themselves, you can also pair them with a sandwich, salad, or your favorite dinner rolls (for dipping, of course). We've got two words for you: pure comfort.
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Here's a fun twist on taco Tuesday: make it taco soup Tuesday instead! It pairs perfectly with tortilla chips or cornbread!
Get the Taco Soup recipe.
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Slow Cooker Potato Soup
This creamy, hearty soup has all the same toppings as a loaded baked potato, including extra cheese, crispy bacon, sour cream, and a sprinkle of chives. It's an absolute dream!
Get the Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe.
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Beef and Noodles
If you're a fan of both beef stew and chicken noodle soup, you'll love this mash-up made with tender chuck roast and frozen egg noodles. It's a winter-time favorite.
Get the Beef and Noodles recipe.
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This classic Italian soup (pronounced "fah-jolie") is loaded with vegetables, white beans, and a tiny pasta known as ditalini. But you can also use small elbows, shells, or even bowties if you're in a pinch.
Get the Pasta Fagioli recipe.
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Instant Pot French Onion Soup
There's nothing like the taste (or smell) of rich, caramelized onions. And thanks to the Instant Pot, you can achieve the same results with less effort. It's an easy twist on a classic soup.
Get the Instant Pot French Onion Soup recipe.
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Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup
This updated classic has plenty of bright lemon juice and fresh dill so it's anything but boring. Plus, it comes together in less than a hour.
Get Ree's Lemon Chicken-Orzo Soup recipe.
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Chicken and Corn Chowder
This thick, creamy soup is loaded with potatoes, sweet corn and plenty of chicken so it's perfect for when you want something filling and hearty. You can serve it with oyster crackers or homemade garlic bread for extra heft.
Get the Chicken and Corn Chowder recipe.
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If you've never heard of this mildly spicy Mexican soup, get ready to meet your new favorite dinner. It's packed with chunks of slow-cooked pork flavored with smoky cumin and loads of dried chiles—perfect for a cold day!
Get the Posole recipe.
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Creamy Tortellini Soup
A soup that's ready in just 15 minutes? Yes, please! You'll want to add this creamy veggie and tortellini soup to your arsenal of easy dinners.
Get Ree's Creamy Tortellini Soup recipe.
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Potato Leek Soup
This creamy soup is both comforting and elegant all at the same time! To make it feel extra-special, top it off with crunchy fried onions, a drizzle of heavy cream, and celery leaves.
Get the Potato Leek Soup recipe.
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Between the nutrient-packed cabbage and protein-rich beans, this dish is one of the healthier soup recipes you can find. Plus, it tastes delicious!
Get the Cabbage Soup recipe.
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You don't have to live in New England to make this comforting soup recipe. Canned chopped clams make it easy to achieve right in your own kitchen.
Get the Clam Chowder recipe.
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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
This fall soup gets velvet-y smooth thanks to the coconut milk. It's great for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone in the family.
Get the Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup recipe.
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade chicken noodle soup has never been easier. Even the egg noodles are cooked in the Instant Pot.
Get the Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Homemade dumplings are easier than you might think, especially when made in an Instant Pot. They come out perfect every time.
Get Ree's Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe.
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Beef Stew with Beer and Paprika
When the weather gets chilly, there's nothing cozier than a piping hot bowl of beef stew. As Ree says, it's "perfect for warming your soul."
Get Ree's Beef Stew with Beer and Paprika recipe.
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Stuffed Pepper Soup
Stuffed pepper and soup lovers alike will go crazy for Ree's deconstructed version of this classic dinner. Not only is it less fussy, but it makes great leftovers that last!
Get Ree's Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe.
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Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Look no further for a hearty veggie soup option! The Instant Pot modernizes this classic so you don't have to soak your lentils for hours before throwing them in. Yum 😌
Get the Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe.
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Cream of Asparagus Soup
This soup is as tasty as it is pretty! With just a few key ingredients, this veggie-forward recipe is an excellent option for a quick dinner year-round. Save the asparagus tips, then use them to garnish each bowl 😍
Get Ree's Cream of Asparagus Soup recipe.
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Leftover Turkey Soup
Whether you have turkey for Thanksgiving or throughout the year, you're bound to have some leftovers! If you're tired of sandwiches, shake it up with this tasty Turkey soup! It's chocked full of vegetables.
Get the Leftover Turkey Soup recipe.
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
We love an easy, hands-off slow cooker recipe and nothing's easier than this split pea soup. Throw the ingredients in and let the peas, ham, and veggies cook down to smooth warm goodness.
Get the Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe.
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Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon
Between the creamy base and bacon topping, there's a lot to love about this butternut squash soup.
Get Ree's Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon recipe.
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French Onion Potato Soup
Creamy cheese, hearty potatoes, and toasty bread. Yum. French onion soup is an irresistible classic, but add Gruyère cheese and you'll go to heaven and back.
Get Ree's French Onion Potato Soup recipe.
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Who said you couldn't put a new spin on Chicken Noodle! Nothing feeds the soul quite like the smell of simmering chicken and veggies. Plus, the thick egg noodles makes this recipe beyond slurpable.
Get Ree's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
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Broccoli Cheese Soup
When Ree Drummond describes a particular soup as her "life," you know it's going to be good. If you want a thick version of her Broccoli Cheese Soup, just purée it for less time. If you want it thinned out, throw in some chicken broth.
Get Ree's Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe.
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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
It doesn't get more comforting than a batch of creamy chicken soup with rosemary, sage, and thyme. Throw the ingredients in your Instant Pot, walk away, and let that magical appliance do the work!
Get Ree's Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe.
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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Pre-cut packaged butternut squash makes this soup a cinch to get started. Enjoy with diced apple and crumbled bacon!
Get the Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe.
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We're going to need a word stronger than "creamy" to describe this delightfully thick soup. Classic baked potato toppings like chives, bacon, and cheddar cheese add to its appeal.
Get Ree's Potato Soup recipe.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup
Hearty and filling, this tomato-filled soup is filled with black beans, shredded chicken, and an assortment of tasty toppings.
Get Ree's Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.
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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup
There are few things we love more than putting our slow cooker to good use. Add cheese to the mix, and we're sold.
Get Ree's Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe.