68 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.
Best soup recipes
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.
Check out this creamy mushroom soup with simple pickled mushrooms. This super easy recipe is a great lunchtime meal and it's low in calories too.
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.
This classic creamy veggie soup is super simple to make and perfect for a comforting lunch, served with plenty of crusty bread.
Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.
Smoky bacon minestrone soup is rich in flavour, packed with nutritious winter vegetables and takes under 30 minutes to prepare. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan.
A nourishing bowl of vegetable soup is sometimes all you need. Make sure to serve with crusty bread, too.
This slurp-able bowl of spicy coconut noodles with chicken was inspired by classic Thai red curry. The freshness of the DIY curry paste will help ward off any winter blues.
This deep beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting winter warmer.
This simple spiced soup is low fat and ready in just 30 minutes. Fry some bacon pieces to sprinkle on top, or add a tin of chickpeas with the veg for a more rustic feel.
A spiced 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.
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.
An absolute classic, made with just five ingredients in 20 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.
This silky butternut squash soup makes for a satisfying veggie lunch – it's simple to whip up and only needs a handful of ingredients.
If you’re after a warming lunch or light dinner, this silky-smooth sweet potato soup does just the trick.
This vibrant broccoli soup with stilton toasts is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Warming and comforting but still healthy, this is perfect for the colder months.
Check out our quick and easy tom yum soup recipe with crunchy peeled prawns, punchy chillies and soft button mushrooms.
Shred ginger, leeks and carrots into this umami-rich soup and top up with quinoa and kale for a nourishing, low-calorie meal.
Warm up with an aromatic bowl of cabbage soup. Cabbage helps to aid digestion, plus it's packed with vitamin C and can keep inflammation in check.
You can throw together this comforting and creamy cauliflower soup in just two simple steps. Serve with your choice of crusty bread for lunch or a light supper.
Recreate this curried swede and coconut soup to warm yourself up over the winter months. Best served with baked crusty bread.
Try this simple tomato soup with salsa macha – it’s easy to make thanks to shop-bought ingredients and no fiddly techniques. If you’ve got a slow cooker, keep the soup hot until you’re ready to serve.
Load this tangy soup with even more of your favourite vegetables, as you like, for a hearty main.
This vegan corn soup comes packed with zingy flavour with plenty of chilli, lime and coriander.
This chilled soup has a spicy kick thanks to jalapeño. Mixing cucumber with pickled onions, cornichons and avocado makes a dish that is tangy and refreshing.
A bisque is a smooth creamy soup that's well seasoned and often contains shellfish of some sort. Our version uses lobster as the star ingredient.
Serve this rich and creamy parsnip soup with crusty bread for a warming lunch or dinner party starter.
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.
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.
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw vegetables. This simple recipe features cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base. Serve with crusty baguette
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
This vibrant, summery soup is packed with courgette, fresh mint and lemon zest. Best served with a dollop of crème fraîche on top.
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.
Use up a glut of tomatoes from the garden in this summery red pepper soup, best served with a batch of crunchy homemade baguettes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make kale the star of this nutritious, low calorie potato and chorizo soup.
That's one seriously orange soup! Blitz six simple ingredients together to make this vibrant, low-calorie, vegetarian soup.
This filling tomato soup really packs a punch, thanks to all that chipotle paste. Add plenty of fresh ginger for even more warmth.
Make this all-in-one soup for a midweek winter warmer. It's packed full of nutritious veg, lentils, pearl barley and salty lardons.
Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.
Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.
Velvety, wholesome and packed with plenty of umami flavour, this vegan soup is simple to make and low in calories.
Make the most of vibrant green peas in this simple, low calorie soup topped with crispy bacon croutons. Discover our best pea recipes here.
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.
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.
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.
Check out our creamy spiced cauli soup recipe. This simple veggie soup is low in calories and ready in under an hour.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Make this low calorie creamy celeriac soup topped with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a warming weekend fix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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