30 Soup Recipes To Get You Through Winter

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Grab your stockpot and start simmering. These easy winter soup recipes will help keep your family warm and full all winter long. Whether you prefer soups made with chicken, beef, pork, or even meat-free vegetable soups, there is sure to be plenty of soup recipes on this list that you'll want to start cooking right away. These bowls of cozy comfort are sure to warm you up, even on the chilliest of nights. Plus, many of these winter soup recipes come together in either a slow cooker or an Instant Pot, which makes them really easy to pull together without you having to stand by the stove all day.

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Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Cheesy Lasagna Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Serve up the classic dish in soup form for a winter-ready way to enjoy the flavors of lasagna.

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Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

Thanks to your slow cooker, homemade French onion soup can come together with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This homemade chicken soup with lemon comes together quickly and easily thanks to rotisserie chicken.

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Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Unlike some soups that use just one root vegetable, this one calls for the trio of sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips.

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Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

Creamy Cheddar-Potato Soup with Bacon
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

Ideal for cold winter days, this potato soup is set for all sorts of toppings, like cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, sliced green onions, and a dollop of sour cream.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Collard Greens
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

This recipe is a winner for weeknight cooks who are short on time. It comes together from start to finish in just 35 minutes.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Melissa Gray

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken Pot Pie is made even more comforting when served in soup form.

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Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon

Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon

Cooked slow on low, this warm veggie soup with bacon is worth the wait.

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Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Ham-and-Bean Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Capitol Hill Bean Soup

This hearty bean soup has been on the menu in the Senate's restaurant every day since at least 1903.

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Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup

Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup
Greg DuPree

Refrigerated cheese tortellini helps this hearty soup come together in just 30 minutes with very little work on your part.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

If you think plain-Jane lentil soup isn't for you, think again. This version gets plenty of flavor from herbs and spices.

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Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Make sure not to discard the cilantro stems. You'll add them to the base of the stew for a punch of flavor.

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Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup

Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup
Ed Anderson

Recipe: Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup

Eating your greens has never been easier. This stew recipe is packed with two pounds of baby turnips with greens.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings

Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings is comfort food at its finest. The fluffy dumplings add texture and flavor—and are Mama-approved.

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Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Ready in just 30 minutes, this homemade beef soup is the best medicine for hectic winter weeknights.

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
Photographer: Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Recipe: Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Thanks to your Instant Pot, you don't need to spend all day in the kitchen to get chili on the table for dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage

Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage

Instead of using winter kale for yet another salad, this recipe will help turn it into a comforting soup.

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Lucy Buffett's Winter Gumbo

Lucy Buffett’s Winter Gumbo Recipe
Becky Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe: Lucy Buffett's Winter Gumbo

Lucy Buffet is famous for her winter gumbo which features a dark roux.

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Smoked Chicken Corn Chowder

Smoked Chicken Corn Chowder

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Corn Chowder

One look at this creamy soup and you'll be heading to the supermarket to grab the ingredients. The combination of bacon, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and fresh corn cannot be beat.

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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

This will be your new favorite tortilla soup recipe. Our version uses smoked chicken for extra flavor. Top with tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, avocado slices, lime slices, and crumbled queso fresco.

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Split Pea Soup with Sausage

Smoky Split Pea-and-Sausage Soup
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Split Pea Soup with Sausage

With hickory-smoked warmth in every spoonful, this split pea soup amps up the flavor with Conecuh sausage.

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Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo

Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo
Southern Living

Recipe: Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo

This flavorful gumbo is full of Cajun flavor. Andouille sausage and versatile rotisserie chicken make a winning combination.

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Soulful Chicken Soup

Soulful Chicken Soup
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup

A slow-cooker soup with chicken so tender, it's sure to fall off the bone without any effort.

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Red Chile Pork Posole

Red Chile Pork Posole
Southern Living

Canned hominy helps this Mexican-inspired soup pull together much quicker than traditional posole recipes.

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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

Hot tomato soup is best served on a cold winter's day. Oh, who are we kidding. This easy-to-fix soup is good any time your grilled cheese needs a partner.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

A cure for the winter chills, our Butternut Squash Soup is simple and make-ahead friendly.

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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Southern Living

Recipe: Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

This untraditional gumbo recipe is thickened with okra instead of a roux. So, is it really gumbo? We'll let you decide.

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Green Chile Pork Stew

Green Chile Pork Stew

Recipe: Green Chile Pork Stew

This stew freezes well so make a big batch and separate into smaller portions to pull out of the freezer on busy weeknights.

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Peanut Chicken Stew

Peanut Chicken Stew

Peanut Butter may be an unlikely ingredient in soup, but don't knock it until you've tried it—especially if you're trying it in our Peanut Chicken Stew.

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Pecan Soup

Pecan Soup
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Pecan Soup

Pecan Soup? You bet. This velvety soup is special-occasion worthy. Garnish with crème fraîche, chopped chives, and additional toasted pecan halves.

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