From tomato soup to beef stew, these tasty recipes are packed with nutrition and flavor.
There’s nothing better than pot of hot, creamy soup, especially after a chilly fall run. (We’re almost there!) Instead of buying the canned stuff, which is generally loaded with sodium, gather up your favorite seasonal veggies and combine them in your slow-cookerbefore heading off for the day. Homemade soup isn’t just way healthier—it’s also more delicious, and because you’re cooking in bulk, you’re bound to have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner. These simple, comforting slow-cooker soup recipes will keep you warm and satisfied.
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Requiring just five ingredients, this fall-inspired soup makes for a delicious, low-calorie, low-carb dinner with rich, creamy flavor. Opt for a low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth to reduce the amount of sodium in this recipe.
Shredded chicken, protein-rich edamame, green bell pepper, and crunchy celery are cooked together with garlic and spices over several hours and served with small corn tortillas, which are rich in filling fiber.
This comforting dish combines tender chicken with mixed vegetables and soft biscuit dumplings that soak up the savory broth. With just 15 minutes of prep and six ingredients, you can throw together this classic recipe that’ll please kids and adults alike. Plus, this soup weighs in at only 250 calories when cooked.
This recipe’s star ingredient is corn, a high-quality complex carb that’s also packed with fiber, heart-healthy folate, and natural plant chemicals that preserve your vision. Potato helps thicken the soup while low-fat milk and a little butter leave it perfectly creamy.
This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays when you have plenty of leftover meat that you don’t know what to do with. Just throw it into a slow cooker, along with onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and wild rice—and you have a delicious meal that reimagines turkey meat.
If you’ve gone apple picking and have a big batch to work with, consider cooking up this thick and creamy soup. Apples lend a natural sweetness, texture, and fiber in this already highly nutritious dish. Topped with halloumi and crispy sage, this soup is everything you need on a cold winter day.
Congee is a very popular dish in many Asian countries and is usually eaten for breakfast because it’s so hearty and filling. This version features brown rice instead of noodles, but has the same savory flavors you’d find in the traditional dish, including ginger, chili flakes, garlic, green onions, and peanuts.
Brimming with flavor, this chicken cauliflower chicken curry soup freezes well and can be re-heated for several weeknight dinners. Enjoy it on its own or have it with a side of brown rice for an even heartier meal.
On gloomy, cold days, this bright and flavorful soup will put a smile on your face. Prepare a big batch over the weekend and have leftovers throughout the week. Flavored with classic chili seasonings, like chili powder, cumin, paprika, jalapeno, and onion, this black bean soup will fill you up.
It truly doesn’t get much simpler than this low-sodium tomato soup recipe, which combines roasted roma tomatoes with garlic, onion, and broth for a naturally savory flavor that warms your belly. Pair with crackers or crusty bread for added texture, or sip on this soup alone to keep it paleo and Whole30-compliant.
For a simple dish that’s equally comforting and nutritious, go for this easy slow cooker soup. Packed with sausage, kale, celery, carrots, and onions, this dish will cheer you up and make you feel better on days when you’re feeling a little under the weather.
Rich, savory, and low-carb, this delicious split pea soup will warm you up on chilly days. Made with split peas, ham bone, carrots, yellow onions, shallots, celery, and garlic, this low-sodium dish fills hungry bellies without much work. Just add the ingredients into the slow cooker and allow it to cook on low for five to six hours. When the ham is tender and easily pulls off of the bone, that’s when you know the dish is done.
We all have days when we’re sick or completely exhausted and need extra comfort from our nightly meal. With fresh ingredients, this broccoli cheddar soup does just the trick without being overly indulgent. At just 360 calories per cup, this classic dish is a healthier alternative with vitamin-rich broccoli, low-sodium broth, and low-fat milk.
This classic Italian soup takes a bit more effort, but the end result is so worth it. Hearty and nutritious, this soup has a long list of ingredients including carrots, celery, yellow onion, tomatoes, zucchini, red kidney beans, spinach, green beans, and more. Need we explain why this one’s so good for you? (Plus, it’s absolutely delicious.)
If you haven’t tried Moroccan fare before, it’s guaranteed to be your next go-to with this super flavorful stew. A combination of turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, and pepper make this stew come alive with spice. It’s packed with quinoa, butternut squash, and chickpeas for a hearty and filling dish.
Traditional Tuscan-style soups will have some kind of meat, but this soup has only veggies and gets filling plant-based protein from quinoa and white beans. Brimming with carrots, sweet onion, and Tuscan kale, this dish serves up a balanced meal. Swap in low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth to cut down on the salt, if you have high-blood pressure.
This slow cooker recipe puts a lighter take on the traditional dish by substituting low-fat Greek yogurt for heavy cream without sacrificing taste or texture. Leeks, sweet onions, garlic, and thyme also infuse this dish with mouthwatering flavor.
This potato soup tastes just like a loaded baked potato, but it gets a healthier twist by incorporating roasted chickpeas instead of bacon. The roasted chickpeas are seasoned with paprika, soy sauce, Sriracha, and maple syrup to give them a salty, sweet, and spicy flavor.
If you’re craving a heartier soup for dinner, look no further than this slow cooker beef stew. It has a deliciously filling combo of beef chuck, carrots, and sweet onion, and is flavored with Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and fresh rosemary.
This crockpot tortellini soup is perfect for nights when you need to put a little more meat in your bones. It’s filling, delicious, and comforting, and has a nice balance of protein and carbs. Red wine vinegar, onion, and fennel help the main ingredients stand out by infusing them with deep flavor.
Fighting a cold isn’t fun, but treating yourself to a hot bowl of this chicken noodle soup can help. Chicken soup can help increase the flow of nasal mucus, and ginger, garlic, and onions have antiviral properties that can help you feel much better. Whether you’re fighting through an illness or just want something comforting and warm, this slow cooker soup fits the bill.
Celery and carrots add bulk to this creamy soup, which also combines shredded chicken with wild rice, a low-calorie, high-protein alternative to plain white rice. This blogger suggests throwing in extra garlic, chopped onions, or other seasonings to customize the flavors to your liking.
Switch up your usual Taco Tuesday dinner and prepare this delicious chicken tortilla soup instead. You’ll still get the Southwestern flavors you crave—except you’ll enjoy them in a warm, hearty bowl. Made with chicken breasts, black beans, tomatoes, and taco seasoning, this dish is sure to be a hit with you family.
With kale, chicken, quinoa, and white beans, this delicious soup is an excellent source of protein at 35 grams per serving (and just 360 calories). And it’s not just good for you—garlic, various herbs, and a few tablespoons of lemon juice give this winter soup its comforting flavor. A small topping of Parmesan cheese won’t hurt, either.
Enjoy all the flavors of a cheesy enchilada without the carb overload. There’s very little prep and quite a lot of veggies involved in this Mexican-inspired soup, which throws together shredded chicken, black beans, tomatoes, corn, and chiles in a savory red enchilada sauce. Top it with a serving of sour cream and tortilla chips for extra flavor and crunch. This soup still tastes amazing without the add-ins, though, if you want to lower the calorie count even more.
Aside from the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric, the spice is also shown to improve memory, ward off certain cancers, and ease arthritis pain. Plus, it adds a distinct, earthy flavor that takes any dish from bland to delicious. Broccoli and chopped leeks are tossed in for a healthy dose of disease-fighting beta carotene and vitamin K.
Why order Thai takeout when you could whip up this spicy goodness right in your slow-cooker? While this dish may be slightly more indulgent, you can substitute in “lite” coconut milk to cut the fat and calories and use half the amount of brown sugar, if you’d prefer. With peas, bell pepper, onions, and chicken, there’s still plenty of nutrition to be found in this tasty soup.
This spicy soup spotlights one of our favorite superfoods, cabbage, which is packed with fiber, vitamin C, and phytonutrients that ward off cancer. Jalapeño and fennel seeds add a unique kick of flavor while chopped carrot and celery give an extra crunch that’s so satisfying.
This sweet-and-spicy soup is a seasonal delight, with heart-healthy sweet potatoes and immunity-boosting squash cooked in rich coconut milk, onion, and broth. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, top off each bowl with toasted, seasoned squash seeds for an added crunch that’s delightful.
Fiber-rich lentils simmer with a host of other veggies like butternut squash, carrots, and potatoes to make this simply delicious soup. A splash of sherry and red wine vinegar add extra tanginess. Pair with crusty bread for an extra dose of comfort or enjoy on its own to keep the recipe lower-calorie—either way, this meal won’t disappoint.
This sunny chowder will instantly brighten up your day on cold, winter nights. A much lighter take on the traditional chowder recipes, this delicious soup uses whole milk instead of heavy cream and replaces regular chicken broth with a low-sodium variety. It also features sweet potatoes instead of regular white potatoes for more fiber and nutrients.
While recipe isn’t exactly soup, we bet your family will slurp it right up! It’s made with hearty ground turkey, carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, and pinto beans, so you’ll get your fill of protein and fiber. Plus, it has a little bit of cream of mushroom soup for a nice contrast in flavor.
This is a grain-free, dairy-free spin on the classic French onion soup. Yes, you might miss the cheese and the bread, but it’s still filled with just as much flavor in every spoonful. It’s also lighter on the tummy and is easier to prepare.
Another take on the classic chicken noodle soup, this recipe uses whole-wheat orzo and low-sodium chicken broth to cut back on the salt and up the fiber. Fresh dill, garlic, and lemon juice infuse it with mouthwatering flavor, while spinach and carrots deliver antioxidants and essential nutrients.
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