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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

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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 to dip in to your bowl of warming soup for the ultimate comfort food.

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Ingredients

  • Our soup recipes include ingredients such as tomatoes, chickpeas, squash and peas

Creamy pumpkin soup with blue cheese and sage toasties

Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Blue Cheese Toasties


Big Winter 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.

Big Soup Recipe


French onion soup

This deep beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting winter warmer.

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe


Gazpacho with cheesy pesto croutons

Use up ripe tomatoes in this silky-smooth Spanish soup and scatter with cheesy sourdough croutons.

Gazpacho Recipe with Cheesy Croutons and Pesto


Mexican charred sweetcorn soup

Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.

Vegan Mexican Sweetcorn Soup Recipe with Ancho Chillies


Vegan 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.

Vegan Miso Soup with Veggies Recipe


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.

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe with White Miso


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.

Pea Soup with Bacon Croutons and Mint


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. Check out more of our vegan recipe ideas 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.

Aash Persian Soup Recipe with Lentils


Spring minestrone soup

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.

Spring Minestrone Recipe


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.

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe with Cheese Dippers


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.

Mexican Soup Recipe with Prawns


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.

Spicy Cauliflower Soup Recipe


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.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup Recipe


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.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Tom yum soup

Check out our quick and easy tom yum soup recipe with crunchy peeled prawns, punchy chillies and soft button mushrooms.

Tom Yum Soup with Prawns


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.

Chilli Soup Recipe served with garlic bread in a white bowl topped with chopped spring onions


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.

Spicy Carrot and Lentil Soup


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.


Vegan 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.

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Recipe


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


Vietnamese 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.

Vietnamese Vegan Soup Recipe


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


Celeriac soup with chorizo oil

Make this low calorie creamy celeriac soup topped with crispy chorizo and rosemary for a warming weekend fix.

Celeriac Soup Recipe with Chorizo


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


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 Recipe With Oyster Crackers


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. 

Corn Chowder Recipe With Bacon


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.

Prawn Laksa Recipe


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


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.

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe with Yogurt and Dill


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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