Potato and spring onion soup

Best ever 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 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.

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Bake a batch of bread to dip in to your bowl of warming soup for the ultimate comfort food.


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.


Supergreen Pea and Spinach Soup

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.

pea soup

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.

chilli tortilla soup

Potato and spring onion soup

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.

Potato and spring onion 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.


New England 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.

New England clam chowder

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.

chorizo, broccoli and brown rice soup

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.


Asian 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

Beer-and-Cheese-Soup recipe

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

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.


Fish soup

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


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.


You may also like to make the following soup accompaniments…

Best ever sandwich recipes

Best ever pitta bread recipes

Best ever toastie recipes


Or try the following soup recipes…

What to do with canned tomatoes and our best tomato soup recipe

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Best ever noodle soup recipes

Chicken and sweetcorn dumpling soup