11 quick and easy soup recipes

What makes an "easy" soup recipe? It isn't necessarily the number of ingredients, more the time involved. These bowls all take 15 min or less to prep.

11 quick and easy soup recipes

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Simple soups

Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

Hey slurpy, there may not be noodles in this soup, but we think you’ll get over it because it’s ready in just 35 minutes. That rotisserie chicken you bought is really working for you. Get the recipe: Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

pot of soup with chicken, veggies and ricePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken and White Bean Chili

You may argue that a chili is not a soup, and we hear you. But we don’t discriminate against chili and feel that this not-too-saucy, chicken, bean- and veggie-packed dish fits the bill. Get the recipe: Chicken and White Bean Chili

Thermos of chunky chicken chiliPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Green Pea and Edamame Soup

Green peas and edamame are teaming up to create a silky smooth soup that’s protein-packed. Sprinkle some crumbled feta on top. Get the recipe: Green Pea and Edamame Soup

bowl of green pea soup with fresh mint and crumbled feta for garnishPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sausage Corn Chowder

Say ‘alright’ to a bowl of this. It’s a meal in soup-form with big pieces of potato, sausage and corn kernals that offer the perfect pop. 15 minutes of prep is all you need. Get the recipe: Sausage and Corn Chowder

Bowl of chowder with chunks of sausage, potato and cornPhoto: Edward Pond

Provençale Tomato Soup

We’re always fans of a creamy bowl of tomato soup. This French-inspired (hey, herbes de Provence) classic comes together in just over 30 minutes. Fast and fancy. Serve it with cheesy toast, that’s classy. Get the recipe: Provençale Tomato Soup

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


Vegetarian Pho

Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) is a choose-your-own-adventure meal. It can be as simple or complex as you like. Throw rice noodles, tofu and bean sprouts into the fragrant veg broth and top it off with hoisin for good measure. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pho

bowl of pho with chopsticks

Fish and Corn Chowder

If fish is usually a hard sell in your house, try a mild variety, like cod, in a rich creamy broth. When corn chowder is involved, everything tastes great. Get the recipe: Fish and Corn Chowder

Pot of creamy fish chowder with chunks of potato and vegetablesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Good things are going on in this tomato-based broth. Garnish it with corn tortilla, avocado, cilantro and cheddar cheese. Get the recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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


Easy Blended Vegetable Soup

Put homemade vegetable soup on your table in just 40 minutes using Greek yogurt and that bag of frozen veggies you’ve been meaning to eat. Get the recipe: Easy Blended Vegetable Soup

bowl of vegetable soup with croutonsPhoto: Erik Putz

Italian Wedding Soup

You don’t need a reason to celebrate this simple soup. Get laddeling those tiny sausage meatballs, greens and the cutest little pasta balls you ever did see. Get the recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

thermos with Italian wedding soupPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

Minestrone means no harm, it’s here to comfort and bring the good times. This version is packed with chunks of sausage, carrots and tomatoes. It’s one of our most popular recipes, why aren’t you making it? Get the recipe: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

pot of minestrone with quinoa, kale, sausage and veggiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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This article was originally published on Jun 07, 2019

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