Our Best Soups and Stews

These fuss-free soup recipes are filled with good-for-you veggies, fresh fish, hearty beef, and more. Nothing beats the winter chill like a steaming bowl of soup or beef stew. And don't stress if you're short on time—we have plenty of quick soup recipes that will help you get dinner on the table fast.

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    Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup

    Wondering what to do with the season's fresh butternut squash? Peel and dice it, then add it to this pureed squash-and-carrot soup. If you like, add toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) to this quick soup recipe as a crunchy finish.

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    Tortellini Florentine Soup

    Combine six ingredients and use just one dish to make this creamy, lighter-than-it-looks chicken soup. Even better, this easy soup recipe is done in just 30 minutes.

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    Barley-Beef Soup

    Chunks of beef stew meat and colorful vegetables ensure a hearty dinner is served. Make this soup in a Dutch oven or let it cook in a slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours on a low-heat setting.

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    Tuscan Bean Soup

    Not all quick soup recipes are as satisfying as this bowl. Baby carrots, onions, beans, and baby spinach add heartiness to a soup that takes just 20 minutes to make.

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    Chicken and Tortilla Soup

    The crisp bite of tortillas atop spicy chicken soup has made this one of our favorite soup recipes. Mexican-dish lovers will appreciate the oregano and chili powder spices.

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    Broccoli-Potato Soup

    With just six ingredients and 30 minutes you can be enjoying this comforting and easy soup recipe. Smoked Gouda cheese and red-skinned potatoes make it a broccoli recipe even the kids will eat.

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    Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

    Slow cooker soup recipes are our favorites for chilly days. A Thai-inspired topping of fresh basil, peanuts, and lime peel adds crunch to this creamy soup.

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    Chunky Vegetable-Lentil Soup

    This light and satisfying soup offers hearty winter vegetables, such as mushrooms, carrots, celery, and napa cabbage. And unlike some broth-based dishes, this healthy soup recipe is low in sodium.

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    Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

    This quick soup recipe is almost too gorgeous to eat! This pretty soup is fast and easy to make—it requires only six ingredients and is ready and on the table in 30 minutes. 

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    Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup

    This easy soup recipe gets its light green color from pureed asparagus. Top this velvety soup with sautéed asparagus and crisp, honey-drizzled bacon for a warming weeknight supper.

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    Broccoli-Cheese Soup

    When it comes to broccoli soup recipes, broccoli cheese soup is always the winner! The simple combination of broccoli and smooth, melty American cheese creates an irresistible and easy soup recipe. 


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    Curry Pumpkin Soup

    Using canned pumpkin makes this soup quick to prepare. Pumpkin pie spice and a hint of curry give the dish bright seasonal flavor. Plus, you can make this healthy soup recipe even more delicious with an orange-cranberry topper.

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    Classic Oyster Stew

    The ideal oyster stew has a slightly thick broth and complex flavors from plump, tender oysters and simple seasonings. Even better, this easy stew recipe is done in just 25 minutes.

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    Beet and Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream

    The soup's bright pink color comes from simmering winter beets in chicken broth. Add extra flavor with sherry and apple. Top this brilliantly beautiful soup recipe with zesty horseradish cream.

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    Spicy Chicken-Corn Chowder

    This yummy soup recipe might take an hour to prepare, but it's well worth the wait. Bacon, chicken, potatoes, peppers, and onion combine in this creamy chowder.

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    Beef Stew and Garlic Mash

    Who doesn't love a hearty beef stew? Tender beef and vegetables top garlic mashed potatoes to create a comforting supper that's ideal for a chilly night.

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    Triple-Tomato Soup

    Out of all our favorite soup recipes, tomato soup always reigns supreme. This chunky soup makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It combines pantry-ready tomatoes—canned, dried, and paste—with onions, celery, and parsley. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich.

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    Pepper Corn Chowder

    This easy soup recipe develops big flavors in just 40 minutes. Frozen corn is pureed with chicken broth and sautéed onions and leeks to create a silky soup without any cream. Red sweet pepper and extra corn add a crunchy bite to the smooth chowder.

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    Green Chile Pork Stew

    Stew recipes make every cold night better. This hearty bowl, featuring pork tenderloin, yellow carrots, spinach, and white beans, makes a warming dinner for a chilly winter night.

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    Pumpkin, Barley, and Sage Soup

    Pumpkin soup recipes make some of our favorite autumn dinners. For a quick, flavorful dinner, simmer andouille sausage in a broth flavored with pumpkin, maple syrup, and apple cider.

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    Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

    Nutmeg, sage, and apple-cranberry juice flavor this hearty, good-for-you stew recipe. Serve it on a chilly night or when unexpected guests drop in.

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    Chicken-Chile Stew with Beans

    Looking for a hearty slow cooker stew recipe? Look no further! This regional dish's sweet-but-spicy flavor comes from a mix of local chile peppers, butternut squash, and a touch of honey.

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    All-American Cheeseburger Soup

    That's right, we turned one of our favorite sandwiches into a super easy soup recipe. Cheese, ground beef, and onion satisfy that craving for a classic burger and a hearty soup. We even included the pickle, ketchup, and mustard, and a side of roasted potato wedges.

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    Creamy Potato Soup

    Gruyère adds richness and earthiness to this creamy potato soup. Fresh herbs and a slice of Swiss cheese make a tasty garnish for this yummy soup recipe.

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    Sweet Potato and Hominy Stew

    Inspired by the traditional Mexican soup posole, this zesty stew is easy enough to make during the week. Refrigerated shredded barbecue pork cuts down on prep time—this easy stew recipe is ready in less than an hour!

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    Smoky Tomato-Salmon Chowder

    Fiery red roasted tomatoes and peppers bring smoky sweetness and a bit of heat to a Manhattan-style chowder base. Bake salmon fillets separately and add to this soup recipe at serving time so that they're cooked just right.

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    Chicken-Butternut Squash Soup

    Golden butternut squash, roasted with onions and curry powder, transports your taste buds to the wild side of chili and gives an upgrade to ordinary chicken soup recipes. Chickpeas, dried apricots, and nutmeg-spiced walnuts add crunch. Just before serving, stir in chunks of tender rotisserie chicken.

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    Italian Spinach Soup

    Fresh emerald spinach brings the brilliance of a spring day to this light and healthy soup recipe. Its Italian accent comes from herbs, garlic, and shallots, plus a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan cheese at serving.

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    Two-Pea Soup

    This recipe makes your usual pea soup into a healthy soup recipe. Mixing earthy green split peas, green peas, and fresh flat-leaf parsley puts a vibrant spin on a comforting favorite. Simmer with smoked pork hocks if you're a traditionalist.

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    Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons

    If you need more hearty soup recipes for winter, this pumpkin soup will surely warm you up when the weather gets cold. In just half an hour this soup can be ready for your dinner table. Make an extra batch of the spiced croutons for snacking.

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    Butternut Squash Bisque

    Chipotle peppers give this creamy soup recipe a bit of heat, while smoked Gouda cheese adds earthy richness. Butternut squash and apples provide a buttery texture.

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    Skillet Beef Stew

    If comfort food is what you're craving, you can't go wrong with beef stew. Chase the fall chill away with this down-home favorite—beef and vegetables served over simple-to-make mashed potatoes.

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    Buffalo Chicken Soup

    Looking for a soup with a little bite? Try this delicious soup recipe—it's rich and creamy, with all the flavors of spicy buffalo chicken wings.

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    Broccoli-Potato Soup with Greens

    Gouda cheese gives this delicious dish smoky flavor. Broccoli and winter greens (such as curly endive, chicory, escarole, or spinach) turn it into a healthy soup recipe.

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    Sage Chicken Dumpling Soup

    Turned into a thick chicken soup recipe with olives and mushrooms, this favorite is a bit more modern than Grandma's dumpling recipe. Savory stove-top biscuits keep it classic.

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    Good Greens Soup

    You won't feel a bit of guilt when eating this healthy soup recipe. A vitamin-rich blend of kale, spinach, leeks, and zucchini is endlessly satisfying—and only 90 calories per serving.

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    Curried Butternut Squash Soup

    Winter soups and stews are all about toasty warm bowls and celebrating in-season squash, and this recipe is no different. Curry powder, ginger, and fresh cilantro make this creamy squash soup delicious and flavorful.

  • 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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