14 Crazy Good Soup Recipes

A spoonful of soupy goodness helps the scale go down.

Treat yourself to the goodness of delicious soup without a spoonful of guilt. We’re sharing 14 crazy good soup recipes that won’t pad your waistline or deprive your taste buds.

Soup recipes are a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs to nourish muscles, support immunity, and nurture better health. Soup has also been shown to support weight loss. For example, numerous studies suggest that eating a bowl of soup before a meal reduces the amount of food eaten during that meal [1].

Not all soup recipes support weight loss, however. High-calorie and high-fat soups, including those containing whole dairy foods, may contribute to weight gain. In addition, processed soups, like many you’ll find in the store, are notoriously high in sodium, which has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure.

Healthy recipes like the homemade soups below are low calorie. They also don’t contain the crazy high sodium levels found in store-bought soups. Consider that one serving of a top brand name chicken noodle soup packs more than 410 milligrams of sodium per serving. Our Thai Chicken Noodle Soup below offers just 175 milligrams in each serving.
1. Spiced Coconut Tomato Soup with Brown Rice, Almonds, and Paneer
Spiced Coconut Tomato Soup with Brown Rice, Almonds and Paneer

Serve a taste of Southeast Asia! This dish includes curry, coconut milk, and paneer, a cheese often used in Indian cuisine.
2. Slow Cooker Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup
Slow Cooker Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup

Soup recipes like this one are easy to prep. This one takes about 15 minutes. It’s a no-hassle way to serve a healthy, family-friendly meal.
3. Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

Low-fat dairy ingredients make this a lighter option than other potato soup recipes. Cook for 6-8 hours, top with chives, and dinner is served!
4. Creamy Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Raw Red Pepper Soup

Say goodbye to high sodium canned soup and hello to homemade goodness. Soup ideas like this one will warm your tummy the good-for-you way.
5. Curried Carrot & Ginger Soup
Curried Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Refresh your menu with this tasty recipe, which also includes lime juice, coconut milk, and shredded coconut.
6. Slow Cooker Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Flavorful spices make soup recipes like this one surefire taste bud pleasers.
7. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Swap out takeout for this dish. It includes brown rice noodles and lean chicken breasts.
8. Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup
Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup

Recipes like this offer super-easy preparation. This veggie soup is the perfect weeknight meal.
9. Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Fresh Thyme
Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Fresh Thyme

This naturally sweet soup is a family-friendly lunch or dinner idea that’s filled with whole food goodness.
10. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup
Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Indulge in the comfort food taste you crave with soup recipes like this one. It combines chicken breasts, long-grain brown rice, and veggies for a tummy-pleasing, soul-warming meal.
11. Raw Red Pepper Soup
Raw Red Pepper Soup

Break out the blender for this easy-prep paleo-friendly soup. It’s a yummy way to mix up any menu!
12. Green Turkey Chili Soup
Green Turkey Chili Soup

Spices, garlic, and chili add the perfect amount of flavor to this lean turkey soup.
13. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
Santa Fe Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Get your pumpkin fix with low-calorie soup recipes like this one.
14. Slow Cooker Broccoli and Asparagus Soup with Garlic Cheddar Croutons

Treat yourself to this yummy combo of good-for-you veggies and tasty spices. The homemade croutons are made with slices of whole grain bread. Easy-peasy!


[1] U.S. Library of Medicine

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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