All the soups: 22 easy recipes to stir things up

It uses one pot, can usually stand alone (or with some toast) and hides a multitude of healthy vegetables and beans. These soup recipes will save you.

All the soups: 22 easy recipes to stir things up

Leek, Potato and Spinach Soup

Creamy and comforting, this is one green soup your kids will gobble up. And with just six ingredients, it comes together fast. The yogurt swirl is an extra, but we happen to think it’s delicious and totally necessary. Get the recipe: Leek, Potato and Spinach Soup

bowl of potato leak soup with toast

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

You can use a spoon if you want, but this thick soup is mighty tasty sopped up with a piece of naan or flatbread. Get the recipe: Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

thermos filled with lentil soup


Hamburger Soup

Take it old school with a bowl of soup like grandma used to make. Nubby barley takes the place of pasta. Get the recipe: Hamburger Soup

bowl of beef soup with veggiesPhoto: Erik Putz

Green Pea and White Bean Soup

Give peas a chance with a thick bowl of pea and bean soup. Kids will love garnishing with crumbled bacon and a swirl of sour cream. Get the recipe: Green Pea and White Bean Soup

bowl of pea soup with baconPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

This is one of our faves. No need to soak your lentils overnight, they get soft while your soup simmers. Canned coconut milk bring a sweet, non-dairy creaminess. Get the recipe: Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

bowl of tomato soupPhoto: Erik Putz


Maple Carrot Soup

It’s hard to resist dunking crispy toast into this warm and slightly sweet bowl of soup. Have crunchy bacon, pumpkin seeds and sour cream at the ready for garnish. Get the recipe: Maple Carrot Soup

lunch idea for school bowl of carrot soup with baconPhoto: Erik Putz

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Apples and sweet potatoes are good company for each other, creating a medley that’s cozy and feel-good. Kinda like a fall day. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

lunch idea for school bowl of soup

Kale and Lentil Soup

The beauty of a soup is that virtually anything goes. This recipe is a great way to clear out any wilting veggies from the crisper. Get the recipe: Kale and Lentil Soup

bowl of chunky soup with lentils, kale and baconPhoto: Ryan Szulc


Easy Blended Vegetable Soup

If you can make smoothies, you can make this simple soup. Sauté some garlic and onion, dump in frozen veggies and broth—then blitz. Don’t skimp on the croutons, K? Or, if you’re enjoying some free time because that soup was so speedy, top it with a handful of roasted chickpeas. Get the recipe: Easy Blended Vegetable Soup

bowl of vegetable soup with croutonsPhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken Barley Soup

Swap chicken thighs for breasts—they’re better for your budget and extra flavourful. Get the recipe: Chicken Barley Soup

bowl of hearty soup with chicken and vegetablesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Lasagna Soup

With all the comforting flavours of lasagna in a fraction of the time, this deconstructed version will become your new go-to. Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

bowl of soup with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

Check out our version of the classic Asian dish. Eggs are beaten in the hot broth while shredded rotisserie chicken helps this meal go from stove to table in under 30 minutes. Get the recipe: Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

bowl of chicken and egg soup garnished with green onionPhoto: Erik Putz

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

We swapped heavy cream for milk and added potato, so this traditional soup still feels super indulgent. Get the recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

pot of broccoli soup on a stovetopPhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken Alphabet Soup

Because you need the classic in your soup repertoire, this version has large chunks of veggies and chicken and eats like a meal. But as long as you have a novelty pasta, it’s all good. Get the recipe: Chicken Alphabet Soup

bowl of chicken noodle soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

Hearty and wonderful, a bowl of this in the Thermos will keep them filled up good until dinner. If you can’t find bitty star pasta, try another small but fun shape. Get the recipe: Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

bowl of hearty turkey and bean soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Those little meatballs? They’re a cinch to make—just remove the casings from sausage and roll into little balls. And how cute are the teeny tiny ancini di pepe pasta? Get the recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

thermos with Italian wedding soup

Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

White fish like haddock is mild in flavour and a good introduction to seafood. It goes well with this filling tomato-based broth. Get the recipe: Easy Fish Stew with Tomatoes and Fennel

bowl of fish stew with crackersPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon

Chowders are undeniably delicious. We made it extra simple with a base of creamed corn, milk and chicken broth. Get the recipe: Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon

bowl filled with corn chowder with bacon and chickenPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Vegetarian Pho

Pho (pronunced ‘fuh’) is a fun customizable supper for families. Whip up the fragrant broth and noodles and each person can dress their bowl as they like. Tofu, cilantro, bean sprouts, lime and a swirl of hoisin over here, please. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pho

bowl of pho with chopsticks

Provençale Tomato Soup

This isn’t just any tomato soup, it’s fancy French tomato soup thanks to herbes de Provence. Cheese-topped toast alongside adds just the right savoir faire. To make it vegetarian, swap chicken broth for veg. Get the recipe: Provençale Tomato Soup

two mugs of tomato soup with cheese-topped toast on the side


Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cumin gives this soup bold flavour without the heat. Serve it up with avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese and tortilla chips. Get the recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup

red soup with shredded chicken, avocado and cilantro on topPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Instant Pot barley minestrone soup

Featuring pearl barley, kale, black beans and lots of veggies, this hearty minestrone soup is super tasty and made in under an hour. Get the recipe: Instant Pot barley minestrone soup

bowl of Instant pot barley minestrone soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Mar 21, 2019

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