What's your favorite slow cooker soup? Chicken stew, potato soup, beef stew, vegetable soup, or another classic -- here you'll find all the best soups, stews, and chilis that come warm and bubbly from your slow cooker. Look for tips on prepping ingredients to make throw-together soups, plus find ideas for adding spice and stretching your soups to serve a crowd.
This convenient twist on the traditional Mexican stew, featuring hominy, potatoes, flank steak, and poblano peppers, simmers to spicy-savory perfection in your slow cooker. Crumble a little queso fresco over each bowl and add a squeeze of lime, if you like. (We like!)
Tender lamb, mushrooms, and rich bone broth add savory depth to this easy-peasy slow cooker stew. We brightened things up with colorful carrots and shelled peas, plus a fresh topper of parsley, lemon zest, and garlic.
The exotic flavors of aromatic curry and ground ginger blend in this colorful, easy meal. Serve it over basmati rice for an authentic taste of India.
It's time to meet the chili of your dreams. Not only is this slow cooker soup a delightful twist on traditional red bean chili, but it's also absolutely delicious and seasoned with bold ingredients, such as jalapenos and cumin.
There are so many delicious ingredients in this soup that we don't know where to begin! Whether you come for the smooth pumpkin flavor, hearty kale, or splash of hot sauce, you'll stay for every spoonful of this slow cooker stew.
Who knew a frozen package of corn had such potential? Toss a bag into the slow cooker with russet potatoes, chicken broth, and Spanish sherry vinegar for a soup that's as good as gold.
Bonus: Get ready to party with fun soup toppers like avocado, bacon, and crabmeat.
Savory meatballs, tender veggies, and pearls of pasta? Yes, please! We'll show you how it's done.
Filling yet fresh -- it doesn't take long to say yes to this slow cooker soup. Creme fraiche and white wine create a silky base, while mushrooms and DIY lemon gremolata dress it up.
If it's made with sirloin, it's got to be good. This French lentil soup is bubbling with other delish add-ins, too, like cumin and cayenne -- and it has less than 300 calories per serving!
The keys to rustic French cooking are fresh ingredients and simple flavors. Thyme and herbes de Provence bring their subtle ambrosial flavors to chicken and fresh vegetables in this simply delicious slow cooker recipe.
Corn, onion, carrots, zucchini -- oh my! Our Italian pasta soup is jam-packed full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies. Top each bowlful of the slow cooker dish with Parmesan to finish.
Garam masala, which translates to "hot" and "a mixture of spices," is a blend of common ground spices originating in North Indian and Southern Asian cuisines. Embrace the exotic spice blend in our hearty chicken stew.
Tomatillos are a staple in Mexican cooking, adding hearty flavor to stews and salsas. Combine the green fruit with kidney beans, corn, and jalapeno and ancho chile peppers for a zesty slow cooker chili.
Chili Prep Tip: Add a portion of the tomato juice to the ancho chile peppers to make blending easier.
Bouillabaisse is a seasoned fish stew prepared with fresh seafood and flavorful spices like saffron and cayenne pepper. For extra warmth, we've added fire-roasted tomatoes and hearty hunks of potato to the traditional French recipe.
With indulgent ingredients like Mexican chocolate, juicy raisins, and three types of peppers, this stew is brimming with flavor. Serve with warm flour tortillas and your choice of toppings.
Chile Stew Tip: Dried chiles often come in packages that contain more chiles than you need for one dish. However, chiles keep for at least a year when stored tightly sealed in a cool, dark place.
Amp up traditional tomato soup with hearty chunks of carrot, onion, red pepper, tomato, and celery. A dash of cayenne pepper adds heat, while a basil-dumpling topper takes this soup to the next level.
Watch our simple steps to learn how to cook dry beans for soup. We'll show you different varieties to use in new hearty soup and stew recipes.
Coconut milk and curry powder combine for a silky broth that makes up the base of this exotic yet comforting stew. This Indian-inspired recipe works well with both red or classic yellow curry powder.
Leftover mashed potatoes and cauliflower blend together to make this silky jalapeno-seasoned soup. A 130-calorie bowlful is perfect for a no-fuss holiday side dish or a weeknight dinner entree.
Try a new spin on classic cold-weather chili by using pork ribs instead of ground beef and adding strong coffee and poblano peppers. You'll add tons of flavor and warmth to the traditional soup.
Quick Soup Prep Tip: To save time when preparing this chili, omit roasting the peppers and garlic. Simply seed and chop the fresh peppers and substitute 2 teaspoons bottled minced roasted garlic for the garlic bulb.
A spoonful of Dijon mustard adds a flavorful twist to classic vegetable-beef stew. Serve with crusty bread or toasted baguette slices for a warming fall dinner.
Beef Stew Tip: Although precut stew meat is convenient, slicing your own takes just a few minutes and allows you to select the best cut for your recipe. When a recipe calls for "beef stew meat," choose a cut from the chuck, and cut it into 1-inch cubes, trimming away bone and excess fat as you go.
This soup gets its name from Italian seasoning and the choice of wild rice over white rice. You'll love how the ground pork tastes after simmering in the slow cooker with beef broth, diced tomatoes, onions, spinach, and spices.
Ditch the can opener -- tonight, dinner is made fresh. Cooked chicken speeds up the prep, so all you have to do is chop the veggies.
This stew has tons of flavor and fill-you-up heartiness. Combine red beans, cubed sweet potatoes, chicken, tomatoes, chiles, spices, and -- surprise! -- peanut butter for a set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker dinner.
Set aside 30 minutes in the morning to make this hearty soup. Most of the prep time is spent browning the beef chuck roast to bring out its rich flavor.
With fiber-rich veggies and barley, this soup makes a filling and delicious supper. Pesto adds zip to the tomato broth.
This is one of our most popular soups at Better Homes and Gardens! The flavorful vegetarian soup has just 4 grams of fat because it relies on garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes, lemon juice, and a bit of feta cheese to add flavor to the grains and vegetables.
Cannellini beans add creaminess to this classic beef-and-bean soup. A side of crusty bread completes the satisfying dish.
With just five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this sausage-and-potato soup makes a convenient weeknight supper.
Enjoy the flavor of this Asian-influenced soup that features nutritious edamame (sweet soybeans). Chunks of tender pork add filling protein to the ginger-spiced soup.
A thick and creamy broth is filled with tender chicken, carrot, onion, corn, and celery. Top each bowl with a sprinkle of crisp bacon.
A blend of crushed red pepper, tomato paste, red wine, cinnamon, and rosemary flavors this beautiful squash and pot roast stew.