17 Simple, Healthy Soup Recipes for Every Season
Whole-Grain Minestrone With Parmesan Crisps
Nothing says comfort food like a steamy bowl of vegetable-packed minestrone, which is made extra hearty here with whole grain farro in place of pasta and DIY parm crisps for bites of umami on every spoonful. Speaking of Parm, don't throw out those rinds; you'll use one here to infuse the broth with deep flavor.
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Red Lentil Squash Soup With Lemon
This silky red lentil soup soothes and satisfies with generous amounts of vegetables and a touch of heat. The recipe combines carrots, butternut squash, a cornucopia of spices, and harissa paste for layered flavor; fresh ginger adds a surprising amount of warmth, too.
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Ginger Meatball Ramen With Greens and Scallions
Clever combination alert! Spaghetti and meatballs meet brothy ramen noodles in a dinner that will have you wondering how you’ve lived so long without it. Three elements combine to make this recipe an instant classic: delicious pork meatballs (seasoned with fresh ginger, scallions, and soy sauce), a miso-spiked broth, and of course, squiggly instant ramen noodles.
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Red Cabbage and Beet Borscht
A bowl of this jewel-toned soup packs in five different vegetables for an ultra-healthy meal. The beets, cabbage, and carrots add bright flavor, substantive body, and best of all, tons of plant fiber to keep you full. Toasted caraway infuses the broth with a nuttiness that is matched by the earthy root vegetables.
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Cod and Clam Chowder With Smoky Oyster Crackers
This tasty remix of a traditional chowder recipe is refreshingly modern thanks to beautiful in-shell littleneck clams that cozy up alongside chunks of tender cod. Leeks and fennel join in with onion to make an deeply aromatic base, and you’ll infuse the broth with a generous dose of wine and clam juice to add acidity and umami flavor.
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Peruvian-Style Chicken Soup With Cilantro and Lime
If you’ve never had Peruvian-style chicken soup, then you’re in for a treat. In addition to the standard ingredients (chicken, carrots, peas) you’ll add bell pepper, cumin, and potatoes, plus a generous dose of lime-scallion-herb puree for a brighter and spicier bowl of flavor. It’s great to clear out a cold or just to warm up on a wintery night.
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Chickpea, Vegetable, and Pesto Soup
Top this veggie-packed soup with pesto for an extra boost of flavor.
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Potatoes, green beans, and broccoli make this dish filling without packing too many calories.
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Creamy Mashed Potato and Leek Soup
Surprise! This soup gets its velvety texture from the potatoes, not cream.
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Mushroom Barley Soup
Barley is a whole grain packed with vitamins and minerals, and may reduce the risk of diseases like heart disease.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken, Fennel, and White Bean Soup
Slowly cooking the chicken over low heat helps keep the meat tender.
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Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables
Warm up to this invigorating soup made from freshly grated ginger and root vegetables.
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Smoky Pea Soup
Ham bone gives this thick and hearty soup a smoky flavor.
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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
Serve this fruity, three-ingredient soup for breakfast or as a dessert.
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Autumn Squash Soup With Orange Zest and Nutmeg
Stir ground nutmeg into this soup to impart a warm and fragrant scent.
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Beef and Bean Chili
Semisweet chocolate adds depth to this rich and satisfying stew.
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Cannellini Bean Stew
Use canned beans to help save on time. Remember to rinse and drain the beans to remove excess sodium.
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