Quick Soup Recipes Loaded with Fresh Produce for Comfort Plus Nutrition

Caramelized Shallot BLT Soup
Photo: Karla Conrad

Leave the canned soups on the grocery store shelves—you can make a hearty, delicious dinner just as fast using fresh ingredients. Featuring recipes for a fresh tomato soup and a warming seafood stew, these fast and fresh soups and stews are filling and satisfying. Even better? Each of these recipes can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Easily whip up a comforting bowl, no matter how busy your weeknight is.

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Rosemary and Ravioli Chicken Soup

Rosemary and Ravioli Chicken Soup
Andy Lyons

Chicken noodle soup gets a veggie-filled upgrade when you replace plain noodles with spinach ravioli and stir in fresh green beans. To make this meal extra fast, start with packaged ravioli and a roasted chicken from the grocery store. Then just simmer for 5-7 minutes until this fresh fall soup is ready.

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Fresh Tomato Soup
Jason Donnelly

No more canned tomato soup for you. With six medium tomatoes, a handful of ingredients, and 30 minutes, you can make your own bowl of fresh tomato soup goodness. All you're missing is a gooey grilled cheese on the side.

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Confetti Chicken Big Bowl

Confetti Chicken Big Bowl
Jason Donnelly

Make an entire meal in your Dutch oven with this easy chicken stew recipe. Broccoli, carrots, and snow peas bulk up this bright and colorful stew while a double packet of ramen noodles makes it hearty enough to enjoy all on its own. Your ramen game just got better!

Buy It: Lodge Dutch Oven ($80, Target)

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Fast Shrimp Bisque

Fast Shrimp Bisque
Andy Lyons

The heaping teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning that go into this fast and fresh seafood bisque are enough to make any Marylander proud. This satisfying seafood dinner comes together in just 25 minutes but tastes like it's been simmering all day. Whether you use fresh or frozen shrimp (we recommend fresh!), make sure not to skimp on the anchovy paste.

Buy It: McCormick Old Bay Seasoning ($4, Target)

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
Brie Passano

Nothing tastes better than a bowl of chicken soup—especially when it only takes 40 minutes to make. Fresh shallots and asparagus make each bite burst with flavor, but it's the shredded cheese and diced ham that make this quick chicken soup sing. A dollop of Dijon mustard stirred in just before finished gives this hearty soup a tangy finish.

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Caramelized Shallot BLT Soup

Caramelized Shallot BLT Soup
Karla Conrad

Of the five ingredients required for this easy soup recipe, three can be found in your produce drawer. Cook the bacon, sauté the veggies, boil in some chicken broth, and voilà! This satisfying and savory soup simmers on the stove for just 10 minutes before it's ready to be served.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli
Andy Lyons

The best fall soups and stews are ready right as the chill sets in. When the weather gets chilly, our favorite way to warm up is a piping hot bowl of fresh butternut squash soup. You can make this fresh soup a little heartier by adding cheese ravioli, and you can pump up the winter flavors with a drizzle of molasses on top.

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Fresh Basil and Navy Bean Soup

Fresh Basil and Navy Bean Soup
Andy Lyons

Okay, so you may need a can opener for this recipe, but only if you're opting for canned navy beans instead of freshly soaked. From there fresh basil and fresh arugula pop in for some added greenery. Add chopped kalamata olives at the end for a salty topping.

Buy It: OXO Can Opener ($25, OXO)

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Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Andy Lyons

There's not much better than a comforting bowl of broccoli-cheese soup on a chilly day. Except maybe a fresh broccoli-cheese soup that's ready in just 25 minutes! The bread bowls are optional in this fast broccoli-cheese soup recipe, but the extra cheese sprinkled on top is something your dinner guests won't want to miss.

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Italian Spinach Soup

Italian Spinach Soup
Andy Lyons

You can serve up a bright green bowl of spinach tonight, but it's not a salad we're craving. It's soup. Over a pound of fresh spinach gives this soup its signature color, while Italian seasoning and garlic add an Italian-inspired flair.

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Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup
Karla Conrad

Italian seasoning is the secret to developing Tuscan flavors in this bowl of cannellini beans, carrots, and spinach. To guarantee this soup is ready to eat in 20 minutes, start with packaged baby carrots and spinach. Unlike many fresh soup recipes, this soup freezes well (up to 3 months), so make a double batch to eat some and freeze some for a later date.

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Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder

Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder
Andy Lyons

When we think of chowder, we don't usually picture fresh ingredients. This fresh corn chowder recipe, however, is an exception. Loaded with four full ears of sweet corn, it still has all the creamy richness we love—and the best part is it's done in just 30 minutes.

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Curried Vegetable Soup

Curried Vegetable Soup
Andy Lyons

Wave goodbye to blah and boring canned vegetable soups. A scoop of curry powder gives the cauliflower and baby peas in this recipe much more heat and flavor. This fresh vegetable soup is vegan friendly with its creamy coconut milk base.

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Healthy Minestrone

healthy minestrone soup
Andy Lyons

Most veggie-loaded minestrones are a relatively healthy choice, but this fresh and fast soup recipe goes a step further and keeps the sodium low. Cannellini beans add protein to this zucchini, carrot, and Swiss chard soup. Sprinkle bowls with a pinch of fresh oregano for the perfect finishing touch.

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Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup

Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup
Andy Lyons

Fresh asparagus soup gets a little extra creamy when it's blended with potatoes and evaporated milk. If you're missing the meat in this veggie-centric soup, top each bowl with crumbles of crispy bacon. Other toppings that make this soup stand out include fresh parsley, lemon peel, or freshly ground pepper.

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Broccoli-Potato Soup with Greens

Broccoli-Potato Soup with Greens
Andy Lyons

Fall soups and stews should be hearty and quick to satisfy. This fresh broccoli soup recipe is both. You can't make dinner much faster than this 13-minute broccoli and potato recipe. If 3 cups of broccoli aren't enough veggies for you, include another 2 cups of winter greens.

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Spring Chicken Stew

Spring Chicken Stew
Andy Lyons

Nothing tastes better than a bowl of chicken stew—especially when it only takes seven ingredients and 30 minutes to make. Fresh carrots and bok choy make each bite taste like spring (no matter what season you serve this soup in).

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Garden Greens and Mushroom Soup

Garden Greens and Mushroom Soup
Blaine Moats

Soup or salad? This fresh mushroom soup recipe turns your favorite salad greens into a creamy, craveable soup. A trio of fresh greens (spinach, arugula, and parsley) are the stars of this recipe, while potatoes and sautéed mushrooms add heartiness.

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Fresh Corn Soup

Fresh Corn Soup
Andy Lyons

Fresh market soups are a standout in the kitchen, and this fast and fresh corn soup is as fresh as it gets. A pinch of grated nutmeg spices up this sweet soup, made from farm-fresh corn, sweet onions, and milk. Add fresh kernels on top of individual bowls for added texture and picture-perfect presentation.

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Soba Noodle Bowl

Soba Noodle Bowl
Andy Lyons

Infuse plain chicken noodle soup with Asian-inspired flavors by adding soy sauce to your usual chicken broth. Carrots, sugar snap peas, and a jalapeño pepper keep their crunch in this satisfying soup. Using soba noodles provides a nice break from regular pasta in this fresh chicken noodle soup recipe.

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Pea Soup

Fresh Pea Soup
Quentin Bacon

Leeks and onions and peas, oh my! The freshness of this soup is just unreal. The créme fraiche is whisked in just before this fresh pea soup is done (just 8 minutes of cooking time!), and then it's just a sprinkle of freshly chopped chives and this soup is ready for slurping a spoonful at a time.

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