Speedy Soups & Stews

On a cool fall or winter evening, or even in the middle of summer when you need a comforting meal, nothing hits the spot like a cozy soup recipe. When you don't have hours to spend letting flavors simmer together, turn to one of these quick soup recipes. From hearty chili to creamy chowder, we show you how to make delicious soups and stews in minutes.

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    Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili

    Starting with chicken in bite-size pieces makes cooking time speedy in this soup recipe. Do double-duty by crisping up tortilla strips while the soup simmers. Dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!

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    Meatball and Vegetable Soup with Pasta

    Six simple ingredients are all you need to whip up this hearty soup recipe with meat, veggies, and pasta. Purchased precooked meatballs and pasta in small shapes -- for faster cooking -- make it easy to pull together dinner in a half-hour.

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    Fast Pho

    Ready in only 30 minutes, this pho recipe is even faster than ordering takeout! The key is starting with precooked protein -- your pick of chicken, pork, or shrimp. All the classic pho flavors are here: Fish sauce, ginger, green onion, and cinnamon load this easy soup recipe with flavor.

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    Tuscan Bean Soup

    A coarse chop of some carrots and onion along with measuring a few ingredients are all it takes to prep this easy soup recipe. Canned beans add satisfying protein and fiber to make this a quick dinner recipe that will keep you full.

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    Tomato Soup NOT from a Can

    Ditch the can! This fresh tomato soup is so much better and ready in 30 minutes.

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    Sunday Dinner Stew

    By using cut-up small new potatoes that cook quickly and purchased refrigerated beef tips, you can make a meat-and-potatoes dinner in under 30 minutes.

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    Tortellini Chicken Soup

    Fresh ginger and leeks give this simple soup Asian flair, while rich cheese-stuffed tortellini adds heartiness.

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    Pot Sticker Dumpling Soup

    Thanks to purchased frozen pot stickers, this seemingly fancy soup recipe is ready in just 25 minutes.

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    Healthy Minestrone

    Packed with zucchini, carrots, cannellini beans, and more, this Italian favorite is ready in just 30 minutes and has fewer than 165 calories a serving.

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    25-Min Shrimp Bisque

    With this soup recipe you can enjoy a seafood dinner in just 25 minutes. See how!

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    Pumpkin-Bean Soup

    It's easy to prepare this 15-minute soup, made with coconut milk and hearty cannellini beans. Crushed peppercorns add a touch of heat.

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    Tomato-Tortellini Soup

    For a rich and creamy soup that's ready in just 15 minutes, mix chive-and-onion cream cheese with chicken broth.

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    Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup

    It takes only five ingredients to whip up this rich and hearty soup that's ready in about 30 minutes, start to finish.

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    Spicy Sausage Soup

    You control the heat in this easy soup recipe -- it's simply a matter of choosing mild or hot sausage. Whatever you prefer, a cozy bowl of soup is ready in about 25 minutes.

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    Soba Noodle Bowl

    This spicy Japanese-style soup only requires one large saucepan and 25 minutes to make.

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    Ham and Pea Soup

    This low-fat, low-calorie soup is flavorful and takes just 15 minutes to make.

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    Basil, Beef, and Barley Soup

    Loaded with healthy vegetables and whole grains, this nourishing soup can be savored within 30 minutes.

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    Minestrone with Mushrooms and Feta

    After just 15 minutes of simmer time, you can enjoy this hearty soup loaded with orzo, shiitake mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes.

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    Corn Chowder

    Smoked turkey adds savory flavor to this five-ingredient favorite.

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    Wasatch Mountain Chili

    This 15-minute chili is hearty and filling with hominy corn, Great Northern beans, and shredded cheese.

  • Next Slideshow Our Best Vegetarian Soup Recipes

    Our Best Vegetarian Soup Recipes

    Whether you like your soup chunky or smooth, we have a vegetarian soup recipe that fills the bill. From classics like fresh tomato soup and hearty vegetable stews, these warming vegetarian soups will quickly become favorites in your recipe box.
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