Quick-Fix Chili, Soups, & Stews
Spicy, slow-cooker, chicken, turkey, or veggie―we guarantee you’ll love these top-rated recipes.
Make this reviewer favorite the star attraction of your next soup night.
Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
Rich, beefy petite tender, the quick-cooking foundation of this stew and a supermarket steak cut from shoulder, looks and tastes like tenderloin but costs a third of the price. Can't find it? Try chuck-eye steak, which has good flavor but needs a little more trimming.
- Recipe: Quick Beef Chili
A thick and creamy baked potato soup is ideal for cold winter days. Pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions. Try with an easy shrimp-and-pesto baguette.
- Recipe: Baked Potato Soup
Unlike other dried beans, lentils cook in minutes and are perfect for busy weeknights. This one-soup meal is ready in less than an hour.
- Recipe: Red Lentil Soup
Flecks of chopped carrot and green pepper peek beneath this velvety cheese soup. The recipe gets a slight kick with the addition of ground red pepper.
- Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Soup
Black beans and meatless crumbles make this vegetarian chili hearty and satisfying. A side of cornbread muffins filled with pimiento cheese completes this quick and easy supper.
- Recipe: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Stray away from boring canned soup and whip up this easy, Asian-inspired Curried Coconut Soup. A whole-wheat wrap filled with snow peas, carrots, cucumbers, and hummus completes the meal.
- Recipe: Curried Coconut Soup
This soup is the go-to recipe for an easy night of entertaining friends or a quick weeknight supper for your family. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you'll be able to put together this recipe quickly.
- Recipe: Taco Soup
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, and canned tomatoes. You can substitute ground beef for the meatless burger crumbles, if desired. Top with a dollop of sour cream, corn chips, and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
- Recipe: Black Bean Chili
Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of hearty Brunswick stew. For extremely tender meat that's easy to shred, try cooking on low heat for a long time. High heat yields a less tender product.
- Recipe: Easy Brunswick Stew
This potato soup has all the fixings of a traditional baked potato—Cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and broccoli—but has a rich and creamy consistency you won't be able to resist.
- Recipe: Baked Potato-and-Broccoli Soup
This chili starts with frozen corn and diced poblano chile peppers to help you save time in the kitchen.
- Recipe: Shrimp-and-Poblano Chili
This soup has all the makings for a hearty meal—steak, potatoes, loads of veggies, and a robust taste. You'll love how easy it is to make!
- Recipe: Steak Soup
Save time by making this chicken chili with smoked chicken from your favorite barbecue restaurant, or use a barbecue-flavored rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.
- Recipe: Smoky Chicken Chili
Ready in about 10 minutes, the ease of refrigerated cheese tortellini and canned veggies and broth will make this your new go-to soup recipe.
- Recipe: Spinach-Tortellini Soup
Pick up shredded pork from your favorite restaurant, or use one of the ready-to-serve products from your supermarket. The flavor profiles of commercial barbecue sauce can range from sweet to smoky, so use whichever brand you prefer.
- Recipe: Barbecue Chili
Don't let the long list of ingredients deter you; chances are you'll have most of them on hand.
- Recipe: Quick Turkey Chili
This comforting soup is made with leftover ham, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, dinner rolls.
- Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
If you love greens with ham hock, try this recipe. Lean ham and fat-free broth offer the good flavor of the original dish minus the added saturated fat. Beans add extra fiber too!
- Recipe: Turnip Greens Stew
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Don't drain the chopped green chiles or navy beans. Serve chili with cornbread.
Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
This savory soup is full of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and acorn squash are seasoned with honey, thyme, ginger, and nutmeg for a delicious combination that will be hard to resist.
- Recipe: Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Ready in 30 Minutes
Chopped zucchini and squash lend this chili hearty fall flavor.
- Recipe: Veggie Chili
For true Tex Mex flavor, serve with a side of tortilla chips and top with fresh avocado slices.
Ready in 60 Minutes
This classic-tasting chili recipe will warm you up on a chilly night.
- Recipe: Beef-and-Black-eyed Pea Chili
Once the chilly weather sets in, we guarantee you'll be looking forward to this spicy dish after a long day at work.
- Recipe: Spicy Slow-Cooker Beef Chili
Ready in 40 Minutes
This hearty twist on chicken noodle soup features small grains of orzo pasta and savory chicken meatballs.
- Recipe: Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup