35 Healthy Soup Recipes



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These healthy soup recipes are perfect for when you’re craving a comforting meal that’s easy to make. From chicken noodle and vegetable soup to lentil stew and chilis there’s something for everyone!

I love making a different soup every week, especially during the fall and winter months. And with these 35 healthy soup recipes I’m sharing today there’s no reason to ever get bored of the same soup. I’ve got everything from a variety of chilis and stews to chicken wild rice soup, vegetable soup and tomato bail soup. There’s definitely something for everyone!

Collage of four soup photos: detox soup, taco soup, vegetable soup and chicken wild rice soup.

Why You’ll Love These Soup Recipes

  • Easy to make – All of these recipes are easy to make over the stovetop or in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
  • Meal prep – As I mentioned I love making a weekly batch of soup. One recipe makes a big batch so its great for meal prep and feeding a crowd.
  • Healthy and delicious – All of these soup recipes are packed with vegetables, protein and tons of flavor, which makes it nutritious and super satisfying!

Let’s dive in! Here are all of my favorite soup recipes:

Chicken Soups

A bowl of chicken tortilla soup with toppings.
5 from 9 votes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This chicken tortilla soup is loaded with veggies, black beans, shredded chicken and topped with homemade crunchy tortilla strips. It's comforting, easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
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A bowl of Mexican sweet potato chicken soup topped with sliced radish, cilantro, avocado, and a lime wedge.
4.92 from 12 votes

Mexican Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

This hearty Mexican sweet potato chicken soup is loaded with veggies, lean protein and has a smoky, sweet flavor from dried guajillo Mexican peppers. Grain/gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.
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Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl with a metal spoon.
4.33 from 46 votes

Chicken Noodle Soup

Make chicken noodle soup from scratch with this simple recipe that cooks up in under 30 minutes! It's warm, comforting, packed with flavor and absolutely delicious.
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A bowl of slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup.
4.24 from 552 votes

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This slow cooker chicken wild rice soup is creamy and comforting, but still nourishing with lots of veggies, shredded chicken and wild rice. Added bonus: it’s so easy to whip up!
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A bowl of lemon chicken orzo soup.
4.92 from 12 votes

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This lemon chicken orzo soup combines fresh veggies, orzo pasta and shredded chicken in a lemony broth. It's healthy, comforting and packed full of flavor.
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A bowl of chicken enchilada soup, topped with shredded cheese, avocado slices and fresh cilantro.
5 from 6 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This chicken enchilada soup is packed with flavor and a hint of spice. It tastes just like traditional chicken enchiladas but with a fraction of the effort and can easily be made in your slow cooker, Instant Pot or over the stove top. 
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Bowl of chicken tortilla soup with avocado, line, jalapeno and chips as garnish.
4.50 from 60 votes

Chicken Fajita Soup

Whip up this slow cooker chicken fajita soup for a comforting and healthy meal that’s packed with flavor and a hint of spice.
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Vegetarian Soups

An overhead view of a bowl of vegetable soup.
4.26 from 173 votes

Easy Vegetable Soup

This easy vegetable soup recipe is loaded with fresh veggies and has amazing flavor. It's hearty, comforting and tastes so much better than store-bought.
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A bowl of mushroom barley soup.
5 from 17 votes

Mushroom Barley Soup

This mushroom barley soup combines fresh vegetables and pearled barley in a vegetarian broth. It's hearty, comforting, packed full of flavor and comes together in just one pot!
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Butternut squash soup in a large pot garnished with coconut milk, pumpkin seeds, and fresh sage.
4.92 from 24 votes

Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup is super creamy and easy to make! It combines butternut squash with coconut milk, carrots, fresh ginger and sage for a delicious and comforting fall meal.
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Cabbage lentil soup portioned into one bowl with gold spoon in soup.
4.20 from 52 votes

Cabbage Lentil Soup

This cabbage lentil soup is warm, cozy and loaded with health boosting ingredients like miso and apple cider vinegar.
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A bowl of black bean soup topped with avocado, cilantro, lime and vegan sour cream served alongside tortilla chips.
4.38 from 64 votes

Easy Black Bean Soup

The perfect vegan black bean soup recipe! It's healthy, easy to toss together and super flavorful. Instructions included for the slow cooker and stovetop.
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An overhead photo looking at a bowl of minestrone soup. There are two additional bowls cut out of the frame.
4.80 from 20 votes

Minestrone Soup

This minestrone soup combines loads of fresh vegetables with beans and pasta in a delicious tomato broth. It's healthy, comforting and sure to become a new family favorite!
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A large pot of cabbage soup with a ladle.
4.87 from 23 votes

Cabbage Soup

This cabbage soup is healthy, comforting and loaded with flavor! It's packed with veggies and comes together quickly for a nourishing meal that's perfect for cold days.
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Bowl of lentil soup with celery and carrots. Beside the bowl is a slice of bread and parsley.
4.66 from 32 votes

Vegan Lentil Soup

This vegan lentil soup is bursting with flavor from roasted garlic. It tastes like it’s been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour in the Instant Pot.
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A ladle holding a portion of minestrone soup over a large crock pot of the soup.
4.46 from 37 votes

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

This slow cooker minestrone soup is packed with fresh veggies, beans and seasonings. Pop everything in your slow cooker and come home to a warm and comforting meal.
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Bowl of healthy vegan curried pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds and spices.
4.45 from 20 votes

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

Comforting and filling vegan curried pumpkin soup made with coconut milk and cannellini beans. The beans give this pumpkin soup a nice, thick texture and add a little protein!
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Bowl of carrot parsnip soup topped with green onion and cheese.
4.50 from 16 votes

Carrot Parsnip Soup

This healthy carrot and parsnip soup is both earthy and (a tad) sweet in flavor. Not only is it delicious, but it packs a punch of protein from the quinoa, and is full of fiber, too! Vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Bowl of broccoli cheddar soup with a gold spoon in the bowl.
4.78 from 71 votes

Lightened Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy and healthy, this lightened up broccoli cheddar soup uses cauliflower for a creamy base and packs a ton of veggies into a comforting and cheesy bowl of soup. Vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Tomato basil soup garnished with a drizzle of oil and fresh basil in a bowl.
4.25 from 33 votes

Tomato Basil Soup

Make tomato basil soup from scratch with this simple and delicious recipe that's made with roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and fresh basil. It's creamy, comforting and packed with tons of flavor.
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Bowl of quinoa vegetable soup with a spoon lifting some soup out of the bowl.
4.06 from 19 votes

Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Keep warm with this hearty quinoa vegetable soup. It's packed with a ton of veggies and plant-based protein. It's easy to make in the slow cooker and makes great leftovers! Gluten-free and vegan, as long as you skip the cheese.
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An overhead shot of a spoon ladling out some soup from a bowl.
3.70 from 33 votes

Sweet Potato Soup

This vegan sweet potato soup combines sweet potatoes, fresh ginger, spices and coconut milk for a velvety smooth soup that is loaded with flavor. It's so rich and creamy you won’t even miss the dairy!
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A bowl of cauliflower soup topped with fresh herbs.
4.89 from 18 votes

Cauliflower Soup

This easy cauliflower soup is thick, creamy and packed full of flavor. It's vegan, dairy-free and comes together in under 30 minutes!
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A bowl of vegan potato soup topped with vegan sour cream, vegan shredded cheese, "bacon" bits, and chopped green onions. A silver spoon rests aside the bowl.
3.73 from 54 votes

Vegan Potato Soup

This easy vegan potato soup is creamy, hearty and loaded with flavor. It's a comfort-food classic that will quickly become a family favorite.
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Chilis and Stews

Vegetarian chili in a bowl with tortilla chips and a spoon. The chili is garnished with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.
4.49 from 58 votes

Easy Vegetarian Chili

The best vegetarian chili recipe made with three different beans, veggies and sweet corn. It's thick and hearty, comes together quickly on the stovetop and has such a rich, robust flavor thanks to a few secret ingredients.
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Three bowls of Brunswick stew. A bottle of hot sauce as well as a small bowl of fresh parsley are nearby for topping alongside two metal spoons.
4.33 from 89 votes

Healthy Brunswick Stew

This healthy Brunswick stew is just like the southern classic, but made with simple and wholesome ingredients – no ketchup or BBQ sauce needed!
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A white bowl full of turkey chili, topped sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado slices, fresh cilantro, and tortilla chips.
4.90 from 55 votes

Healthy Turkey Chili

This healthy turkey chili is made with kidney and black beans, corn, tomatoes and a blend of spices. It's the perfect meal to serve for game day or as an easy dinner!
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A bowl of white bean chicken chili topped with jalapeño slices and avocado.
4.66 from 79 votes

White Bean Chicken Chili

This healthy white bean chicken chili is loaded with cannellini beans, corn and green chiles. It has a ton of flavor and cooks up in just 30 minutes.
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Bowl with lentil stew topped with avocado slices. A gold spoon is on the bowl. A bowl of sliced cherry tomatoes is to the side.
4.08 from 14 votes

Lentil and Kale Stew

This healthy lentil stew is loaded with kale and uses fresh salsa for a boost of flavor. Added bonus: it’s budget-friendly and cooks up in 45 minutes!
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A bowl of vegetarian chili verde served with avocado, lime, cheese, cilantro and a tortilla.
5 from 8 votes

Vegetarian Green Chili

This vegetarian green chili is made with fresh tomatillos, poblano peppers, green chiles, black beans and corn. It's hearty, comforting, has a ton of flavor and cooks up in just 30 minutes.
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A bowl of no bean chili topped with cheese, jalapeños, avocado, sour cream and chips.
4.95 from 18 votes

No-Bean Chili (Beef Chili)

This no-bean chili combines grass-fed ground beef, sweet potatoes, corn, tomatoes and a robust blend of spices. It's thick, hearty, super flavorful and perfect for meal prep.
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A bowl of butternut squash turkey chili with cilantro on top. A silver spoon rests inside the bowl of chili.
4.82 from 111 votes

Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Not your average chili, this butternut squash and turkey chili features red lentils and is simmered in a creamy coconut milk and tomato broth. It can be made in your pressure cooker or on the stove top!
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Bowl of butternut red lentil stew topped with parsley. Crusty bread is beside the bowl.
4.44 from 71 votes

Butternut Squash Red Lentil Stew

This butternut squash red lentil stew features coconut milk and a robust blend of spices. This stew is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day. Vegan + gluten-free. 
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Slow cooker sweet potato and black bean vegetarian chili in a bowl topped with cilantro, cheese and jalapeño with a spoon on a white table.
4.13 from 32 votes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

A vegetarian chili made in the slow cooker for all of you busy bodies! Prep the veggies ahead of time, throw them in the slow cooker and dinner will be waiting for you at the end of the day.
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Turkey Soups

Leftover turkey soup in a bowl with multiple vegetables, including peas, carrots, and onions.
5 from 2 votes

Leftover Turkey Soup

This turkey soup is packed with fresh vegetables, couscous and loads of herbs! It's comforting, flavorful and the perfect recipe to make with leftover turkey.
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A bowl of taco soup topped with avocado chunks, shredded cheese and sour cream with tortilla chips.
5 from 13 votes

Taco Soup

This easy taco soup recipe combines all your favorite taco ingredients in one pot – ground turkey, beans, corn, tomatoes and taco seasoning. It's packed with flavor and a hint of spice and is perfect for meal prep.
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Healthy Soup Recipes

These healthy soup recipes are perfect for when you're craving a comforting meal that's easy to make. From chicken noodle and vegetable soup to lentil stew and chilis there's something for everyone!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup carrots, peeled and sliced into ¼- inch thick slices
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 96 ounces low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if desired
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, about 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, optional


  • Fill a large pot with water and once the water is boiling, cook your egg noodles according to the package, drain and set aside.
    Large noodles in a metal strainer.
  • In a separate large pot or Dutch oven, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm. Add the carrots, celery and onion to Dutch oven and sauté for about 7 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently. Add the garlic and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes.
    Veggies that include carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in a large pot.
  • Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, pepper, salt, and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are fork-tender.
    Chicken broth with herbs and spices in a large pot.
  • Add the shredded chicken, parsley, lemon juice, if using, and boil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until chicken is warmed through.
    Chicken noodle soup in a large pot.
  • Taste soup and add salt to taste. This will vary based on how salty the brand of chicken broth used is, how salty the rotisserie chicken is, and personal preference. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments (i.e. more pepper, herbs, etc.) and remove the bay leaves.
  • When ready to serve, add about ⅔ cup of cooked noodles into a bowl and scoop soup over the noodles and serve immediately.
    A serving of chicken noodle soup in a white bowl.



  • Chicken broth: You can use regular chicken broth if desired. You probably won’t need to add any additional salt. 
  • Want to cook chicken directly in the broth? Add the chicken when you add the chicken broth and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook the chicken for about 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. When chicken is fully cooked, remove and shred. Add chicken back into soup along with fresh parsley and lemon juice.


Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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