20 Broth-Based Soups to Nourish and Satisfy

updated Nov 29, 2023
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A bowl of hearty chicken soup with carrots, celery, and long-grain rice
Credit: Joe Lingeman

There’s nothing like a warm, nourishing bowl of soup on a cold fall or winter night. It’s one of the simple, satisfying classics that I never get tired of digging into, especially as the temperatures drop outside. Here are 20 broth-based soup recipes, from minestrone to classic chicken noodle, and French onion that will be on my kitchen roster this season.

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Chicken Soup

This recipe 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. It’s the Goldilocks of chicken soups, and it’s just right.

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Gingery Tofu Slow Cooker Soup
The fragrance of this warm gingery soup perfumes the kitchen, rejuvenating you after a long day.
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Vegetarian Phở (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Between the broth, noodles, and assorted garnishes — like onions, herbs, chiles, and lime — this vegetarian phở is a restorative bowl of aromatic broth, slippery rice noodles, and fresh, customizable garnishes.

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Rotisserie Chicken Coconut Curry Soup
Take your chicken noodle soup routine on a trip to Thailand with lime juice, red curry paste, and the creamy richness of coconut milk.
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Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup
With a 30-minute cook time and the majority of the ingredients already hanging out in your fridge, a fast and fresh dinner never looked better.
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Udon Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Poached Egg

Add the dry udon directly to the broth and let it cook for a minute or two. When the noodles are just pliable, add the eggs and continue with the recipe for a very satisfying bowl of soup within 15 minutes.

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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

Soups and the slow cooker are a match made in heaven, and this vegetarian minestrone is no exception. Full of vegetables, herbs, and creamy cannellini beans, this is a classic chop-and-drop slow-cooker recipe — just add each vegetable to the pot as you prep it.

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Gingery Poached Egg Soup
This Asian-inspired quick-cooking soup has poached eggs and greens in a ginger-garlic broth.
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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Here’s a step-by-step recipe for blissfully delicious French onion soup made from start to finish in the slow cooker. Well, right up until the cheesy toast. You still need the oven for that, but with soup this easy, what’s a little broiling at the end?

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Easy Cabbage & White Bean Soup

This cabbage soup takes the traditional kitchen sink soup and adds flavor and body with tomato paste, a thorough sauté of vegetables, and creamy white beans. You’ll think twice about what cabbage can do in a soup after this one!

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Everyday Green Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup
Learn how to make a gorgeous hearty but healthy green soup in the slow cooker with this recipes.
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Mushroom and Barley Soup

Inspired by the classic brothy soup from the deli counter, this hearty vegetarian soup is pure comfort and warmth.

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Alice Waters' Chickpea and Broccoli Rabe Soup

How can you bring something new to your cooking without shifting too far from practicality? Turns out Alice has the answer and it comes in the form of this warming soup.

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Hot & Sour Soup with Mushrooms, Cabbage, and Rice

A rich, savory turkey (or chicken!) broth, spiked with spicy chili peppers and lime juice, stocked with mushrooms, fragrant rice, and melting strands of cabbage all create a hot and sour, delicious yet simple, hearty yet light soup — everything you want right now.

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Easy One-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Loaded with juicy chicken, hearty black beans, and sweet corn, this quick soup was made with weeknight dinners in mind.
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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Soup

Starting with a whole chicken guarantees a soup that has plenty of flavor and lots of meat to shred to keep things nice and hearty, plus you’ll produce quarts of soup to pack for lunch, take to friends, or stash away in the freezer for an easy, healthy dinner.

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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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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
A warm bowl of chicken enchilada soup, made in the slow cooker, tastes like you're eating an enchilada with a spoon.
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Easy Slow Cooker Bean Soup
A bag of blended beans, a smoked meaty bone, and a slow cooker turn into dinner.
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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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