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60+ Warm & Comforting Soup Recipes for Fall & Winter

Soup may very well be the perfect food to get you through fall and winter. It warms you on a cold day, sustains you when you’re sick, helps you feed a crowd, and makes easy-to-eat leftovers. We love a “throw-it-all-in-the-pot” stone soup, but we also appreciate a soup with a bit more forethought. For those occasions, we humbly present this list of our very favorite soups: brothy delights, creamy chowders, veggie-packed broths, hearty stews, and more. Here are more than 60 warming, comforting, delicious and especially hearty soup recipes for every occasion.

3 Tips for Making Soup from Scratch

Satisfying Slow Cooker Soups

Come home to dinner simmering in the slow cooker. This hands-off approach is ideal for turning pantry staples into rich and flavorful broths.

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Sausage and Lentil Soup

This soup is inspired by sausage and white bean soup, but we gave it a Southern twist by adding a pack of Andouille chicken sausage.

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Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

This easy slow cooker lasagna soup is everything you love about the classic Italian casserole, but it’s so much easier to make.

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Slow Cooker Golden Chickpea Soup

This is wholesome comfort food at its finest, with a taste and texture that’s equal parts hearty as can be, yet bright and totally nourishing.

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Slow Cooker Easy Lentil Soup

Wholesome and satisfying, this vegetarian lentil soup is how to reboot after a season of overindulgence.

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Comforting Chicken Soups

There’s no remedy quite like mom’s chicken soup. We’ve got you covered with restaurant-soup dupes, hands-off slow cooker soups, and everything in between.

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Classic Chicken Soup

This chicken soup is miles better than anything from a box or a can, but isn’t quite so laborious as starting with a whole chicken and making stock from scratch.

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Chicken and Rice Soup

A whole chicken is simmered to make a rich broth, tender chicken and rice that is as thrifty as it is lux.

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Real Chicken Soup with a Whole Chicken

If you’ve somehow made it this far in life without making chicken soup from scratch using a whole chicken, then prepare yourself for something truly special. Dinner is going to be amazing.

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Colombian Ajiaco (Chicken and Potato Soup)

The broth for this soup grows deep in flavor first by cooking the chicken, then the potatoes, then simmering the broth with corn and a bunch of cilantro and green onions tied up like aromatics.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Made in the Instant Pot, this one-pot chicken noodle soup is just like the classic, loaded with juicy pieces of chicken, chunky vegetables, just-tender egg noodles, and a rich, herb-flecked broth.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

This classic chicken tortilla soup in one pot uses a few grocery store shortcuts to come together in just about a half hour.

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Restaurant-Style Ramen at Home

Really good home made ramen don’t mean you need to mimic the intricacies of what you find in the ramen shop, but good broth matters. Here’s how!

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Vegetarian Soups

From creamy classics to soups topped with crispy kale and mushrooms, these soups are a great way to get your veggies.

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Creamy, Satisfying Mushroom Soup

This soup treats you to a double dose of mushrooms, plus a silky, mushroom-infused vegetable broth that gets partially pureed and kissed with a touch of cream at the very end for just a hint of richness.

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20-Minute Pumpkin Soup

The easiest (and tastiest) pumpkin soup, thanks to a can of pumpkin and your spice drawer.

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Classic Minestrone

Minestrone is a soup of scraps, and because the recipe is infinitely changeable depending on what you have, it’s also a soup of the moment.

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Soup from Any Vegetable

If you are craving soup and you have vegetables and broth in your cupboard, you’re all set. You can transform nearly any kind of vegetable into delicious, nourishing soup.

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Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup

In this Southwestern spin on butternut squash soup, cumin and coriander add spicy warmth while a squeeze of orange and lime give it a hit of late-fall sunshine.

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Tofu-Miso Stew

It tastes and feels like a chicken pot pie, but instead it’s a pile of veggies doused in a rich miso gravy.

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Classic Tomato Soup

Served piping hot with a golden-brown grilled cheese sandwich, classic tomato soup conjures up memories of the crisp fall days of our youth.

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Soba Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Chard

This particular soup comes together rather quickly and is primarily flavored by the mushrooms and ginger. No need to be picky about the type of green being used — chard, kale, spinach, and bok choy all work just fine here.

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Potage Recipe

With a combination of puréed vegetables mixed with heavy cream, this soup is impossibly creamy.

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Miso Soup

Say hello to your newest cold-weather best friend: Miso soup is that salty, savory broth, dotted with green scallions and silky tofu.

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Vegetarian Phở (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Between the broth, noodles, and assorted garnishes — like onions, herbs, chiles, and lime — phở (pronounced “fuh” not “foe”) is a wonderful interplay of textures and flavors.

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Carrot-Ginger Soup

A bright and cozy bowl of carrot-ginger soup might just be the perfect dinner to warm you up from the inside out.

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Tomato Bisque

Tomato bisque is like the chic, fancy, grown-up version of good ol’ tomato soup.

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Vegetable Soup

Packed with a rainbow of crisp-tender vegetables, it’s light and fresh, yet hardy and warming all at the same time.

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Hearty Soups and Stews

If soup isn’t satisfying unless you’ve need a fork nearby, these are for you. Fill your bowl to the brim with hearty beans, tender braised pork, or cozy curried veggies.

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Sausage Meatball Soup

A comforting recipe for pasta and mini meatball soup made with Italian sausage.

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

From the tender bell pepper to the ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning, this is everything you love about stuffed peppers, in soup form.

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Cuban Black Bean Soup

Vinegar is the secret ingredient in the black bean soup; it makes the soup more creamy and gives it a little “tang.”

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Slow Cooker Pork & Cider Stew

Pork and apple is such a classic pairing, and this slow cooker stew gets not one, but two doses of apple mixed in.

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Chile Verde Stew

Chile verde is more than a simple stew. Pork shoulder is rendered into supple, tender meat after a slow simmer in a sauce of roasted tomatillos, peppers, cilantro, and oregano.

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White Bean & Chicken Sausage Stew

This soup is one of those magical recipes with just a few ingredients, and all the usual suspects — carrot, onion, beans, chicken broth — that nevertheless turns out to have such a deep, wonderful flavor you don’t mind that it makes enough to feed you for a week.

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Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

This creamy coconut curried stew is full of tender vegetables and chickpeas, along with the warming flavors of ginger and garlic — and it’s vegan!

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Turkey Stew Recipe

A hearty bowl of stew is the most creative way to use up leftover holiday turkey.

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Italian Wedding Soup

This soup is simple to prepare, but has enough flourishes — herby meatballs and a last-minute addition of cheesy egg ribbons — to make it special enough for guests.

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Oxtail Soup

This comforting, hearty soup from Mister Jiu’s cookbook is full of meaty oxtails, roasted veggies, star anise, ginger, and two kinds of peppercorns.

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Vegetarian Mushroom Stew

This stew is a hearty mix of mushrooms, nutty chickpeas, and greens in a thick and creamy coconut and tomato broth.

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Cozy Chilis

There’s a chili to satisfy every kind of eater. Texans, avert your eyes, there are beans involved.

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Very Good Chili Any Way You Like It

Whether you like your chili with ground meat or chuck roast, pinto beans or no beans at all, the basic method for making it is the same. Want to make a very good pot of chili? Here’s how.

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The Best Vegetarian Chili

A simple combination of veggies, beans, and spices transforms into an easy, flavorful vegetarian chili.

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Whole30 Chili

Loaded with ground beef, vegetables, and warm spices, this Whole30 chili is a winter essential for anyone who loves bean-free chili.

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Keto-Style Chili

No need to give up chili if you’re following a keto diet. A few substitutions make this chili keto-friendly and delicious.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

This hearty six-ingredient vegetarian chili doesn’t skimp on flavor, thanks to smoky ancho chili powder and two types of beans. Plus, the slow cooker does all the work for you.

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This is a hearty slow cooker chicken stew with white beans, Southwest spices like cumin and coriander, and a few cans of fire-roasted green chilis.

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Instant Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

Want a fast-cooking chili that tastes like it cooked all day on the stove? Whip out your pressure cooker for this veggie-packed turkey chili.

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Instant Pot Chili

This Instant Pot chili tastes like it’s been cooking all day, but it only takes about 45 minutes in the pressure cooker.

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Pumpkin Chili

Stir in some pumpkin puree and you’ll be on the fast track to a truly memorable pot of chili.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

This simple chicken chili comes together with just six ingredients. It’s perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner, but it’s equally as great for feeding a crowd on game day.

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Texas Chili Recipe

This “bowl of red” is made with cubed chuck roast that’s slowly braised in a purée of dried chiles and garlic.

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