60 easy soup recipes
A bowl of warming soup is the best comfort food on a cold day. Bake a fresh batch of bread (bread recipes included) to go with your soup (try tomato, parsnip, chowder and laksa) for an easy midweek dinner, or heat up for a quick lunch
Our best soup recipes provide perfect way to warm up in winter. Try our classic tomato soup, chicken soup, vegetable soup and potato soup. We also have some fab spicy noodle soups and a twist on French onion soup – all ideal winter warmers. Plus, we have five easy ways to transform a simple bowl of soup with delicious toppings.
We've included some soup accompaniments including bread, toasties and more. Bake a batch of bread or some easy baguettes to dip into your bowl of warming soup for the ultimate comfort food.
Best soup recipes
Fresh tomato soup
This rich and creamy Dutch tomato soup, made with very ripe plum or vine tomatoes, was inspired by the delicious bowl of tomato soup served at Café de Jaren in Amsterdam.
Pea and ham soup
An absolute classic, made with just five ingredients in 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.
Butternut squash soup
This silky butternut squash soup makes for a satisfying veggie lunch – it's simple to whip up and only needs a handful of ingredients.
Parsnip and apple soup
Serve this rich and creamy parsnip soup with crusty bread for a warming lunch or dinner party starter.
This vegan corn soup comes packed with zingy flavour with plenty of chilli, lime and coriander.
Carrot and coriander soup
Make this warming carrot and coriander soup for lunch and then jazz it up with Ras el hanout-spiced crunchy flatbread croutons. A comforting vegan meal for four.
Tomato and red pepper soup
Use up a glut of tomatoes from the garden in this summery red pepper soup, best served with a batch of crunchy homemade baguettes.
Leek and potato soup
This classic creamy veggie soup is super simple to make and perfect for a comforting lunch, served with plenty of crusty bread
Red pepper soup
A brilliant bright red soup recipe that's really simple and perfect for sunny days. You'll need plenty of red pepper, garlic and dried chilli flakes for this one.
Vegetarian french onion soup
For a soup that’s a little luxurious, you can’t go wrong with this veggie version of a classic French onion soup, finished with cheesy Marmite toppers.
Butternut squash soup
Spice up your butternut squash soup with crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds and a crumble of feta cheese thrown in for good measure! This veggie soup makes a comforting lunch or dinner.
A hearty root veg and chicken soup, spiced with curry powder. If you’ve got a food processor, use the grater blade to speed up the prep for this recipe.
Carrot and parsnip soup
Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy soup. Enjoy this cosy, orange soup with a swirl of double cream and a hunk of buttered bread.
Spicy tomato soup
This filling tomato soup really packs a punch, thanks to all that chipotle paste. Add plenty of fresh ginger for even more warmth.
Courgette and mint soup
This vibrant, summery soup is packed with courgette, fresh mint and lemon zest. Best served with a dollop of crème fraîche on top.
Green lentil harissa soup
Try our healthy way to use green lentils in your cooking. Nourishing and delicious, this soup comes stuffed with celery, parsnips, leek, kale and chickpeas.
Thai red curry butternut squash soup
Looking for a flavoursome yet easy soup recipe? Try our punchy thai red curry with butternut squash. Check the ingredients of the thai red curry paste, as some brands contain dried shrimp.
Caldo verde (kale, chorizo and potato soup)
Make kale the star of this nutritious, low calorie potato and chorizo soup.
Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.
Carrot and orange soup
That's one seriously orange soup! Blitz six simple ingredients together to make this vibrant, low-calorie, vegetarian soup.
Make this all-in-one soup for a midweek winter warmer. It's packed full of nutritious veg, lentils, pearl barley and salty lardons.
French onion soup
This deep beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting winter warmer.
Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons
Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.
Mexican charred sweetcorn soup
Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.
Shredded veg miso soup
Shred ginger, leeks and carrots into this umami-rich soup and top up with quinoa and kale for a nourishing, low-calorie meal.
Sweet potato and miso soup
Velvety, wholesome and packed with plenty of umami flavour, this vegan soup is simple to make and low in calories.
Pea, cider and mint soup with crispy bacon croutons
Make the most of vibrant green peas in this simple, low calorie soup topped with crispy bacon croutons. Discover our best pea recipes here.
Rice and vegetable aash with puy lentils
To say that aash is merely a soup would be underselling it – this hearty staple of Persian cuisine is always herb-based but there are many varieties: some with meat, some with barley, rice, tomato or pomegranate molasses. It’s the best comfort food on a cold day. This is Sabrina Ghayour's Western version but still every bit as delicious.
Ready in under an hour, this low-calorie minestrone soup is packed with an abundance of spring veggies and topped with crispy pancetta. Check out more of our low-calorie meal ideas here.
Creamy tomato soup with cheese and Marmite dippers
Check out our tomato soup recipe with cheesy marmite sourdough dippers. This easy vegetarian soup is enough to serve four and ready in 30 minutes.
Mexican prawn soup
Check out our hearty Mexican soup recipe with king prawns. This easy one-pot dish is packed with flavour and has under 300 calories for an easy midweek meal.
Spiced cauliflower soup
Check out our creamy spiced cauli soup recipe. This simple veggie soup is low in calories and ready in under an hour.
Moroccan veggie soup
Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and is ready in under an hour.
Tom yum soup
Check out our quick and easy tom yum soup recipe with crunchy peeled prawns, punchy chillies and soft button mushrooms.
Chilli non-carne soup
Check out this punchy soup with red kidney beans and crunchy veg. This easy recipe is packed with flavour and ready in less than an hour. Serve with homemade garlic bread for dipping.
Spiced carrot and lentil soup
Need an easy vegetarian soup recipe? Try this simple red lentil soup recipe with lightly spiced curried carrots. This warming soup is easy to make and under 300 calories.
Tomato soup with quick spring onion cornbread
Need warming up? Our velvety tomato soup, pepped up with a little horseradish, is just the ticket. And it's so worth making homemade cornbread to go with it. Any canned tomatoes left? Here's how to use them.
Sweet potato groundnut soup
Check out this easy vegan soup recipe with sweet potato and groundnut. Packed with punchy chilli and smooth peanut butter this flavoursome soup is super creamy, and it's low in calories.
Check out our warming potato and spring onion soup. This easy potato soup recipe is vegetarian and low in calories, what's more it's ready in 30 minutes.
Vietnamese-style green soup
Check out this vegan Vietnamese green soup. This quick and easy family-friendly recipe is packed with punchy flavour and comes in under 150 calories. Try our other Vietnamese recipes here.
This pea and spinach soup is packed with green goodness and really easy to make. Serve with a swirl of creme fraîche and some crusty bread, if you like.
Celeriac soup with chorizo oil
Make this low calorie creamy celeriac soup topped with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a warming weekend fix.
Broccoli soup with blue cheese croutons
A broccoli soup is a wonderful winter soup to quickly whip up when you need some green vegetables and you’ve had enough of all that Christmas turkey and ham! If you have any leftover Stilton, you could use that here instead of the dolcelatte.
Chilli bean tortilla soup
This chilli bean tortilla soup is really easy to prepare and packs a punch with the addition of red chilli, avocado and radishes. We recommend shallow frying the tortilla strips to add some crunch to the soup.
Red Thai curry noodle soup
This light curry noodle soup is packed full of delicious Thai flavours. For a vegan version of this recipe, season with salt instead of fish sauce and use a vegan curry paste. It's ready in just 20 minutes and comes in under 500 calories. Here are our other inspiring noodle soup recipes for you to try.
Clam chowder with oyster crackers
Thick and creamy with the salty sweet flavours of bacon and clams, this is an American classic. This is a great winter warming soup. Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers added to the top of the soup, a bit like croutons. Or try our spicy crab and sweetcorn chowder here.
Chorizo, broccoli and brown rice soup
This easy soup recipe uses chorizo, broccoli and brown rice to create a warm and hearty meal. It is easy to make and suitable for freezing if you want to make a big batch for later.
Spiced parsnip soup
A spicy parsnip soup is a real winter favourite and is perfect for a chilly week night when you want something quick and easy and not too fancy! This version is spiced with garam masala and paprika.
Onion soup with soy mushroom brioche
French/Asian is nothing new but it’s having a moment and this Asian onion soup with soy mushroom brioche combines the two perfectly. Pick up the mushroom powder from supermarkets, souschef.co.uk, or grind whole, dried mushrooms.
Thai carrot and lemongrass soup
Thai cuisine uses fragrant flavours to create warming and comforting dishes. Our thai carrot and lemongrass soup is an easy vegetarian option with plenty of zing from the lemongrass and ginger, plus the coconut milk makes the soup really creamy. We have plenty of Thai recipes to try here.
Bacon and sweetcorn chowder
This creamy, hearty soup is packed with sweetcorn, potato and crisp bacon. It's made with milk rather than cream so it's also surprisingly low-cal. A quick warming supper for two.
Wisconsin beer and cheese soup
This midwestern state is the centre of the American dairy industry – natives of Wisconsin are affectionately known as cheeseheads – but its early German immigrants clearly found farming thirsty work as they also established some of the country’s biggest breweries. This rich, warming soup by Felicity Cloake celebrates both traditions; perfect for a cold afternoon in autumn
Cauliflower and cannellini bean soup
Creamy cauliflower and cannellini bean soup is sprinkled with rosemary sea salt, ground pepper and a scribble of olive oil. Serve with crusty bread for a warming lunch.
Fiery chickpea and harissa soup
A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.
Celeriac and cheddar soup with thyme croutons
This delicious, warming celeriac and cheddar soup is a meal in a bowl. Served with crunchy thyme croutons, it makes the perfect lunch or lighter dinner. It's under 300 calories, too, making it perfect for a midweek meal.
Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup)
This quick meal for two hails from Malaysia and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Warming prawn noodle broth with spicy Laksa paste is topped with cucumber and coriander.
Scandinavian food has become increasingly popular in recent years. It's known for its reliance on local ingredients used in clean, simple dishes that showcase the core flavours. This fish soup is a perfect example.
Smoky sweet potato soup
This smoky sweet potato soup is a quick and easy winter warmer. Make a batch for the family or eat some now and freeze the rest for later
Chilled cucumber, dill and yogurt soup
Why not swap your hot soup for a chilled soup? Make our simple chilled cucumber soup in just 20 minutes. The fragrant aromatic dill works perfectly with the subtle tasting cucumbers, a perfect summertime starter or a light lunch.
Bake one of our best ever exciting bread recipes to enjoy with your soup
You can't beat the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through your home. We've found our most exciting bread recipes that are easy to bake and best enjoyed fresh from the oven. From quick carrot and walnut bread, to a love-it-or-hate-it marmite bread and date and rye bread, there's plenty to choose from.
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