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Hearty Slow Cooker Soups and Stews

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 and stews 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.

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    • White Chicken Chili

      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.

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    • Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

      There are so many delicious ingredients in this soup, 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.

    • Italian Vegetable and Pasta Soup

      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 Chicken Stew

      Garam masala, literally meaning "hot" and "a mixture of spices," is a blend of common ground spices originating in North Indian and other Southern Asian cusines. Embrace the exotic spice blend in our hearty chicken stew.

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    • Orange and Saffron Fish Soup

      A mix of salmon and whitefish fills our delicious slow cooker soup with loads of lean protein. The zesty orange juice and aromatic saffron in the dish offer layers of flavor.

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    • Beef and Black Bean Chili

      Sometimes classic black bean chili is the way to go. Our beef-packed version requires just 25 minutes of prep before spending quality time the slow cooker. So easy!

    • Creamy Tortellini Soup

      Pantry-ready white sauce mix and dried tortellini make this satisfying soup extra easy to prepare. Just stir in spinach at the last minute for fresh-from-the-garden flavor.

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    • Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

      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.

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    • Chunky Pot Roast-Portobello Soup

      Wondering how to use that leftover pot roast? Toss it into your slow cooker with baby portobello mushrooms, red sweet pepper, and an indulgent burgundy broth for a chunky soup you're sure to love.

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      Bouillabaisse

      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.

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      Asado de Boda (Mexican Pork and Chile Stew)

      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 are needed for one dish. However, chiles keep for at least a year when stored tightly sealed in a cool and dark place.

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      Tomato Soup with Basil Dumplings

      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.

    • How to Cook Beans for Soup
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      Perfectly Cooked Beans for Soup

      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.

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      Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

      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.

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      Indian Cauliflower and Potato Soup (Aloo Gobi)

      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.

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      Pork Rib Chili with Corn Bread

      Try a new spin on classic cold-weather chili by using pork ribs instead of ground beef and adding strong brewed 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.

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      Dijon Beef Stew

      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 into 1-inch cubes, trimming away bone and excess fat as you go.

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      In-Your-Sleep Chili

      Our five-ingredient slow cooker chili is so easy to make. Just combine ground beef, diced onion, chili beans, tomatoes, and vegetable juice in your slow cooker for delicious chili made simple.

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      Ham and Sweet Potato Soup

      With 17 grams of protein per serving, this hearty ham and sweet potato soup is sure to keep you satisfied. A spoonful of creme fraiche and a sprinkle of paprika finish the appetizing slow cooker soup.

    • Slow Cooker Tips
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      Tips for Slow Cooker Success

      Stretch your dinnertime dollars by using a slow cooker to make the most of inexpensive cuts of meat. Watch as we share tips on how to get the best results from your slow cooker recipes.

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      Tomatillo Chicken Soup

      Tomatillos, jalapenos, and lime juice give this slow cooker chicken soup recipe a Mexican twist. Customize your bowl of steaming soup with toppings like sour cream and shredded cheese.

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      Brazilian Black Bean Stew

      Even at just 250 calories per serving, this slow cooker soup is delightfully filling. Black beans and ham hocks form the soup's base, while dry sherry and orange juice add layered flavor.

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      Italian Wild Rice Soup

      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.

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      Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

      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.

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      Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

      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.

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      Hearty Vegetable Beef Stew

      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.

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      Chicken Tortilla Soup

      Save time when making this soup by buying chicken broth and tomatoes preseasoned with Mexican herbs. Fresh jalapenos add a touch of heat.

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      Italian Vegetable Soup

      With fiber-rich veggies and barley, this soup makes a filling and delicious supper. Pesto adds zip to the tomato broth.

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      Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

      A Thai-inspired topping of fresh basil, peanuts, and lime peel adds crunch to this creamy slow cooker soup. Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce) adds heat, while coconut milk makes the entree extra creamy.

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      Mediterranean Kale and Cannellini Stew with Farro

      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.

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      Chicken and White Bean Stew

      Bottled Alfredo sauce lends a creamy texture to this hearty stew featuring chicken thighs. Green chile peppers add a touch of heat.

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      French Country Soup

      Cannellini beans add creaminess to this classic beef-and-bean soup. A side of crusty bread completes the satisfying dish.

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      German Potato Soup

      With just five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this sausage-and-potato soup makes a convenient weeknight supper.

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      Sausage and Tortellini Soup

      To make this simple soup, just add tortellini, smoked sausage, tomatoes, and green beans to canned onion soup for a quick and easy dinner.

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      Pork and Edamame Soup

      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.

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      Creamed Chicken and Corn 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.

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      Slow Cooker Pot Roast Stew

      A blend of crushed red pepper, tomato paste, red wine, cinnamon, and rosemary flavors this beautiful squash and pot roast stew.

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      Our Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

      Beat the blustery chill of winter with a warm meal that's ready the moment you arrive home at night. Here are 30-plus must-try slow cooker recipes, including toasty favorites like chicken pot pie, chili, pasta, and pot roast.
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