30 Easy Soup Recipes with Few Ingredients

Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup
Photo: Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

There's nothing like cozying up with a warm bowl of soup after a long day. Whether you're feeling under the weather, it's chilly outside, or you simply have a craving for a little something warm, soup will never let you down—except when you find the perfect recipe only to discover it has a miles-long ingredient list.

With these easy soup recipes, soothing a sore throat or warming your family up on a cold night is simpler than ever. Made with few ingredients—most of which are pantry staples you already have on hand—these simple soup recipes couldn't be more budget-friendly or easy to throw together. From summery Shrimp and Corn Chowder to hearty Ham-and-Bean Soup, we have soup options for every season. Whether you're looking for a hands-off slow-cooker soup recipe or one you can whip together on the stovetop in less than 30 minutes, these easy soup recipes have dinner covered.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Roasted Tomato-Cheddar Soup
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Is there anything more nostalgic than a warm bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese for dipping?

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Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Image
Southern Living

Recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

This is a soup that even the kids will love. Simple, cheesy, and oh-so-good.

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Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup

Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup

This easy soup recipe is ready in just 20 minutes (you read that correctly), so you can whip it up on even the busiest weeknight.

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Busy Day Soup

Busy Day Soup
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Busy Day Soup

Everything you need to know is in the name: this soup will be your busy day hero.

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup
Photography and Styling: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Take a shortcut to homemade chicken noodle soup with the help of a grocery store rotisserie chicken.

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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup, quick potato soup recipe
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

This comforting soup is full of pantry staples that you already have on hand.

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Creamy Collard Green Soup with Bacony Croutons

Creamy Collard Green Soup with Bacony Croutons
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

Recipe: Creamy Collard Green Soup with Bacony Croutons

Skip the long stewing process and use those collards to make soup instead. You had us at "bacon croutons."

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Pecan Soup

Pecan Soup
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Pecan Soup

Southern-favorite pecans star in this rich soup that's pretty enough for your dressiest holiday dinner.

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Smoky White Bean Soup

Herbed Shrimp-and-Rice Salad Recipe
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Mary-Claire Britton;

Recipe: Smoky White Bean Soup

This one-pot soup is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

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Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Mushrooms

Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Mushrooms
Southern Living

Recipe: Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Mushrooms

We took classic chicken-and wild rice-casserole and made it into a hearty soup for cold winter nights.

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Ham-and-Bean Soup

Ham-and-Bean Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Ham-and-Bean Soup

Put leftover Easter ham to delicious use with this eight-ingredient soup recipe that's made in the slow cooker from start to finish.

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30-Minute Chili

Ground Beef Recipes: 30-Minute Chili
Southern Living

Recipe: 30-Minute Chili

You might not believe a rich chili can come together in half an hour, but we're here to show you how.

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Beef-and-Orzo Soup

Beef-and-Orzo Soup Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Beef-and-Orzo Soup

This pot roast-filled soup would pair extremely well with a slice of French bread for soaking up every last drop.

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Sausage-and-Collard Greens Stew

Sausage-and-Collard Greens Stew
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Sausage-and-Collard Greens Stew

There's plenty of room to customize this slow-cooker stew to what you have on hand.

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Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup

Busy week? Let the slow cooker handle dinner with this kid-friendly soup recipe.

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup

Asparagus gives this soup a pale green hue that stuns as a spring appetizer.

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Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Capitol Hill Bean Soup
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Since at least 1903, the Senate's restaurant has had a hearty bean soup recipe on the menu, and we gave it our own Southern twist.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool off during the summer with this fresh, seasonal gazpacho that will look beautiful on your lunch lineup.

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Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

Since this hearty beef soup uses canned veggies, you won't waste any time chopping.

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Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Photo: Hector M. Sanchez

Recipe: Navy Bean and Ham Soup

You don't have to put any work into this dump-it-and-forget-it slow-cooker soup recipe.

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Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

This chilled soup is a simple and fresh way to enjoy seasonal sweet corn. You can top it with anything you have on hand, whether bacon, pesto, or fresh herbs.

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Creamy Turnip Soup

Sausage-and-Collard Greens Stew
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Creamy Turnip Soup

This wintry soup recipe can easily be made vegetarian by swapping chicken stock with veggie stock and taking out the bacon.

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Super Quick Chili

Super Quick Chili
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Super Quick Chili

This fast chili recipe was basically made for your fall tailgate.

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Lemon Chicken Soup

Lemon Chicken Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Soup

This bright, cozy chicken soup recipe is the best thing for a sore throat.

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Red Bean Chili

Ground Beef Recipes: Red Bean Chili
Southern Living

Recipe: Red Bean Chili

This recipe only uses a handful of ingredients, and you can make it on your stovetop or in your slow cooker.

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Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder

This fresh corn chowder is on the table in about 30 minutes for a light and easy dinner.

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Summer Brunswick Stew

Summer Brunswick Stew
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Summer Brunswick Stew

A bright broth and fresh corn and lady peas brighten classic Brunswick stew up for summer.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Consider this recipe a formula to make soup with any veggies you have on hand. Once you've tried the Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup, try the pretty-in-pink Potato-Beet variation.

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Slow-Cooker Green Minestrone

Slow-Cooker Green Minestrone
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Minestrone

The beauty of this slow-cooker soup is that most of the ingredients are simply combined in the base of the appliance and the not-so hard work is done. Leave to cook low and slow for 4 ½ hours to build complex layers of flavor with only 10 minutes of hands-on cooking involved.

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Easy Taco Soup

Easy Taco Soup
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Easy Taco Soup

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning, alongside frozen veggies, and a few canned staples make this taco soup a breeze to throw together for a quick weeknight meal.

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