Delicious Holiday Soups

Split Pea Soup
From elegant soups for your grand holiday feast, to cozy soups for Christmas Eve, our festive soup recipes will have you covered all season long! Find hearty choices, like tortellini soup, beef-barley stew, and chili, along with stylish options, like butternut squash soup, pumpkin soup, and a luscious creamy Brie soup. You'll also find some great ham soup and turkey soup ideas that will help you serve up those holiday leftovers in all new ways.

New Potato-Chicken Soup

Don't slave over your holiday soup. Bust out your slow cooker and get simmering! This creamy potato soup, featuring caramelized onions and red potatoes, does all the work for you. 

Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Cheesy. Creamy. Classic. There's no way this broccoli-cheese soup isn't hitting our holiday menu. Give it a cafe-worthy finish by serving it in homemade bread bowls.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Give a classic recipe a creative twist with this comforting dish. Our hearty soup is stuffed with crunchy veggies and tasty chicken. Homemade biscuits (recipe included!) make the perfect topper.

Cider Pork-and-Apple Stew

Bobbing for apples isn't hard to do when it comes to this pork-parsnip stew. It's infused with three sweet hits: apple cider, apple brandy, and Granny Smith apples. 

Lemon Potato Soup with Feta

Start your holiday meal off fresh with a bowl of lemony goodness. Kale, potatoes, and crumbly feta dress up this golden soup. Did we mention it only takes 20 minutes of prep?

Pear-and-Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes, pears, garlic, and thyme star in one of our most festive soup recipes ever. And don’t worry—that eye-catching pear garnish is easier to make than it looks. (Let that be our little secret.)

Bone-In Chicken Noodle Soup

Meaty pieces of browned, bone-in chicken make this hearty and traditional soup especially rich and comforting. It’s a can’t-go-wrong option for a Christmas Eve soup supper!

Sweet Onion Soup with Porcini Mushrooms

Rich, woodsy porcini mushrooms and sweet ribbons of caramelized onions star in this company-worthy soup, but we think the broth (flavored with fresh herbs, wine, and salty pancetta) deserves an award for best supporting role. Top with wedges of toasty bread for an unforgettable holiday starter.

Beef-and-Barley Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables

If turkey’s on the menu for Christmas day, put beef on the menu for Christmas Eve. With roasted veggies, tender beef, and hearty barley this stew will fill everyone around your table with the warmth of the season.

Cream of Roasted Fennel Soup with Homemade Croutons

Festive soup recipes that can be made in advance are key to getting your holiday-entertaining game on. Here’s one that showcases the sweetness of fennel in a rich, creamy base, with homemade croutons for a crunchy contrast. 

Turkey Peanut Stew

A cup of peanut butter lends a creamy texture and a rich, nutty flavor to this African turkey soup recipe. It’s a great way to use leftover holiday turkey.

Tortellini Florentine Soup

Dried tomatoes and spinach work a little holiday color into this easy tortellini soup. It’s ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for those bustling Christmas Eve festivities.

Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

This creamy classic, topped with crispy bacon and authentic Italian cheese, serves up to 10 people and can be made in under an hour.

Creamy Brie Soup

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving soup recipes that will kick off the feast with aplomb, flag this one! Brie and Chardonnay work some major magic in this luscious recipe. For an extra-festive touch, top each bowl with a crusty toast round, a thin slice of Brie, and dollop of jam.

Butternut Squash Bisque

Chipotle peppers add just the right amount of heat to this slightly sweet version of butternut squash soup. And with crumbled bacon and shaved Gouda for toppings, what’s not to love? 

Pumpkin Soup with Lentils

Canned pumpkin takes a walk on the savory side in this hearty pumpkin soup recipe. Also, because it’s meatless, it will please the vegetarians around your holiday table. 

Creamy Vegetable and Tortellini Soup with Pesto

If you’re a cooking newbie hosting your first Christmas Eve soup supper, you’ve landed on the right recipe! This colorful tortellini soup is beyond easy: Six ingredients. 25 minutes. Done. 

Christmas Chili

Include this chili on your short list of festive soup recipes for Christmas Eve—especially if your crowd likes it hot! Ancho chiles, jalapeno pepper, and chili powder add a not-so-subtle kick to the recipe.

Butternut Squash-and-Carrot Soup

This creamy butternut squash soup calls on carrots for extra color and sweetness. While it’s full of great flavor, it’s mildly spiced, making it a good choice when you’re hosting a range of guests (with a range of spice preferences!) for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

Butternut Squash Posole

This butternut squash soup is patterned after posole, a Mexican soup seasoned with chili powder and chock full of hominy. Serve it as a hearty main course on Christmas Eve. 

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Smoked sausage and hearty veggies star in this easy tortellini soup. The recipe calls on convenient coleslaw mix and refrigerated tortellini to make it easy to bring to the table during holiday crunch time. 

Butternut Squash Soup

Find out how to make your butternut squash soup great tasting and silky-smooth. 


Ham-and-Sweet Potato Soup

Need the entire stove top to prep your holiday meal? A little counter space is all this delectable slow cooker soup requires. Sweet potatoes, beans, ham, and onions simmer quietly while you're tending to sides, entrees, and guests. When you're ready to serve, just add a healthy splash of half-and-half and mash gently!


Four types of seafood, plenty of vegetables, and homemade garlic-parmesan croutons make this stylish South-of-France stew one of our most festive soup recipes ever. It’s a great way to welcome family home for the holidays.

Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

This pretty soup takes just 30 minutes to make and requires only six ingredients, giving you more time to spend with your holiday guests.

Danish Green Kale Soup

Potatoes and carrots make this ham soup extra hearty, while kale makes it colorful. The classic Danish recipe combines tradition and great taste for a soup that will bring extra warmth to your holiday meals. 

Apple-Cheddar Soup

Turn a crowd-pleasing combo — apples and cheese — into one of your best first-course Thanksgiving soup recipes ever. Garnish with slices of Granny Smith apples for tart flavor or Pacific Queen apples for a sweeter alternative

Butternut Squash Corn Chowder

This recipe crosses two all-time favorites—butternut squash soup and corn chowder—for your new go-to holiday soup.

Wild Rice-Ham Soup

Whether you’re looking for a hearty main dish for Christmas Eve, or a clever way to disguise leftover holiday ham, this bright and colorful ham soup’s got you covered.

Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

Coconut milk, Asian chili sauce, and other Southeast Asian touches add intrigue to this butternut squash soup recipe. It's a great way to go global with your next holiday menu.

Holiday Pumpkin Soup

Curry, cumin, and coriander offer a spicy update on the classic pumpkin soup recipe. Yet the spotlight still shines on the undisputed star of the recipe: pumpkin, in all its seasonal glory.

Beet-and-Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream

If you’re on the hunt for festive soup recipes that combine glamour and great taste, you can stop clicking around! Apples and beets—two flavors of the season—star in this elegant recipe that will make a head-turning first course for your holiday menu.

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Trying to decide between making a pumpkin soup recipe versus another winter-squash soup? Consider this: Because pumpkin comes in a can, pumpkin soup is generally the easier choice. Here, a touch of curry deepens the flavor of the classic.

Lentil-Ham Soup

Lentil and ham soup is always a hearty and delicious option, but let’s face it: Some recipes can be a little underwhelming in the looks department. Here, bright spinach, added at the last minute, brings a little polish to the classic. It’s a great leftover holiday ham recipe.

Spicy Brazilian Turkey Soup

Jalapenos, ginger, fire-roasted tomatoes, dry-roasted peanuts, and other flavor-charged ingredients make this turkey soup a creative (and covert) way to use the leftover holiday bird.

Beef-and-Borscht Stew

Impress your holiday guests with this delicious Russian dish featuring beef, beets, and other vegetables. The flavors come together in the slow cooker, so you set it and forget it.

Asian Turkey and Rice Soup

With sparkling-green bok choy and fascinating seasonings, this easy turkey rice soup packs freshness and flavor into one great recipe. Serve the slow-cooked soup recipe on Christmas Eve with a salad and a variety of breads.

Split Pea Soup with Veggies

This split pea soup recipe is a classic and comforting way to use up the ham bone left over from the holiday meal. A few dashes of hot pepper sauce add a little spice to the pleasingly retro recipe. 

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