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17 Easy Healthy Soup Recipes to Make This Fall & Winter

These easy healthy soup recipes will make planning your fall and winter meals a breeze. Our family loves soup and as a busy mom, I love how easy it is to make ahead.

easy healthy soup recipes

It’s officially soup season in our house! I was nervous to give our boys soup the first time for a few reasons—ingredients were touching, there are lots of vegetables and I was worried about the mess.

Turns out the only real thing I have o worry about is the mess, and if they eat everything in their bowl, I’m totally fine with a little extra clean-up. That’s what bibs are for, right?

Soup night is always a big hit with my entire family, and I love it because I can whip it together easily. Plus, I usually have amazing leftovers for the next day’s lunch, or easy dinners for the kids when I don’t feel like cooking.

If you’re in a soup rut and need some inspiration and ideas for next week’s dinners, make sure to bookmark this page or pin these photos so you can come back to them anytime the craving strikes!

17 Easy Healthy Soup Recipes to Try

Mexican Soup with Hominy, Rice, Chicken & Zucchini

Mexican Soup Recipe | TheFoxandShe.com

This is a riff on a soup I grew up loving! You’d ladle this amazing rich broth over blanched vegetables. But, to make it easier, I just make it all in one pot—including the chicken. It makes for a quick and easy meal and very few dishes at the end.

Add some crushed red pepper or chipotle powder to make it spicy if you want and serve it with plenty of freshly chopped cilantro, crunchy tortilla chips, creamy avocado and a squeeze of lime! It’s healthy, delicious and keeps well for a few days in the freezer.

If you want to make a double batch, keep the zucchini out and add it when it comes time to cook so it doesn’t get super squishy.

Healthy White Chicken Chili

white chicken chili
Ambitious Kitchen

What can I say? I love a good Mexican flavored soup—I am originally from Texas! This white chicken chili comes together really quickly. Many of the ingredients are either canned or frozen, making it so much easier to throw these ingredients into a pot and have ready quickly. There’s extra protein from the chickpeas as well.

I love the addition of the crispy tortilla strips which you can also buy premade, or sub in tortilla chips if that’s all you have on hand.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup, healthy soup recipe, healthy dinner idea — via @TheFoxandShe

This soup is the perfect balance of spicy from the curry powder, sweet from the carrots and butternut squash and salty from the little chunks of crumbled bacon. It’s also a super healthy soup and one my family loves.

I love pairing it with some good chewy bread or a homemade sourdough loaf to make it a full, hearty, but healthy meal for cold nights. It keeps well for leftovers too!

Smoky Lentil Soup

smoky lentil soup

This totally vegetarian soup is actually a hit with my kids, which surprised me because I don’t think I even knew what lentils were until I was an adult. The thing that takes this soup to the next level is the smoked paprika. It’s adds this warm flavor and smokiness that makes it so delicious!

This one is filling because of all the fiber from the lentils and kale and so healthy. Grab a baguette and dig in!

Moroccan Tomato Soup

I love a good tomato basil soup, but creamy Moroccan tomato soup looks next level! It’s mostly made with ingredients you already have on hand, plus a few unique ones like harissa sauce, coconut milk and fire roasted tomatoes.

I love the addition of crispy chickpeas on top for some added crunch, almost like a crouton in traditional tomato basil soup.

Serve it with some cheesy or garlicky naan bread for a complete meal!

Quick Black Bean & Tomato Soup

healthy black bean and tomato soup

This is one of the cheapest soups you can make and even with a few ingredients, it is absolutely delicious. It only requires about 5 ingredients and a few spices that you probably already have on hand. This one makes for a good starter to a Mexican meal, or as a full meal.

The black beans are packed with fiber and protein which makes it filling. You can top it with avocado, cilantro and some tortilla chips to dress it up a bit.

If you’re looking for easy lunches, make a double batch and save these for quick, healthy lunches all week long.

Green Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

green curry chicken noodle soup
The Defined Dish

This unique take on chicken noodle soup uses green curry paste, coconut milk, mushrooms and bok choy. I love the idea of dressing up your standard chicken noodle soup with something different and unique.

Green curry paste can be spicy, so just make sure you check the spice level on your paste before adding any additional chili peppers!

Damn Good Chicken Noodle Soup

damn good chicken noodle soup | thfoxandshe.com

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the basic chicken noodle soup. This one is a regular in our household because our kids love it and there’s just something so comforting about chicken noodle soup!

The trick to making awesome, non-squishy noodles for your soup is to make your pasta in a separate bowl, strain it and spoon the pasta in the bottom of the bowl. Then ladle the soup on top. I love doing this because you can make a big batch and not worry about the noodles turning to mush if you keep it in the fridge or freezer.

Creamy Tortellini Soup

I grew up loving tortellini, so this soup is high on my list of yummy, healthy things to make this season! You could also add Italian sausage for some added protein and a little spice.

This one doesn’t require too many ingredients and cooks quickly. To keep things healthier, swap the heavy cream for coconut milk, and doesn’t use quite as much. Personally, I don’t do well with heavy cream, so this is how I’ll be making it!

Hearty Instantpot Beef Stew

beef stew instapot

Beef stew takes me back to my childhood, and this one impresses! I love the idea of slow cooking it all day, but I’m lazy and never get started in the morning. This one is made in an Instant Pot (but a slow cooker for 5-8 hours would also work!) and is ready quickly.

The beef comes out crazy tender and the vegetables are perfect. Top it with some fresh parsley and serve with some good bread!

Minestrone Soup

I adore minestrone soup, and what’s best is that it’s easily made totally vegan or vegetarian! It is packed with vegetables, beans and chewy pasta. The tomatoey broth hits the spot for me every time.

To keep it vegan, opt for vegetable broth and skip the parmesan, or use a vegan parmesan. This one should be on everyone’s list for fall and winter.

Easy Lasagna Soup

I love a good lasagna, but it’s heavy! I love that the soup version allows you to sneak in way more veggies and gives you the same flavors as lasagna without that heavy feeling.

I’d add some diced zucchini in here for some extra vegetables. If you don’t eat dairy, swap the ricotta for vegan ricotta and get the same yummy flavors, but even healthier!

Creamy Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup

creamy tuscan white bean and kale soup
Minimalist Baker

This soup is made in one pot and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Creamy white beans, kale and a creamy tomato broth that actually has no cream it make this recipe super healthy and easy. Pair it with big croutons, fresh herbs and parmesan and you’ve got yourself a great delicious meal that won’t cost you much to make!

Poblano Corn Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup ranks up there with my top favorite types of soup, and I love this unique spin on it with corn and poblano peppers. It utilizes canned enchilada sauce to pack in a ton of flavor. Plus tomatillos, corn and fresh poblano peppers for added vegetables.

This one is on my list to make ASAP!

Creamy No-Cream Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato basil soup is a classic, but often one that’s really heavy because it’s made with heavy cream. This one swaps the heavy cream for coconut cream and chicken broth.

The result is a delicious, creamy tomato soup that tastes like the real deal, but is so much lighter and healthier. Pair with a salad or grilled cheese for a full meal.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This list wouldn’t be complete with out a traditional chicken tortilla soup! This one is made with chicken thighs instead of chicken breast which makes for extra tender meat, and pinto beans which isn’t as common, but a great way to pack in more fiber and protein to your meal.

The pinto beans can also help thicken up the broth which makes it feel rich, without being heavy. Finish off your bowl with all the toppings—tortilla strips, cilantro, lime and a little cheese—for a truly satisfying soup that hits the spot everytime!

Vegan Potato & Leek Soup

Minimalist Baker

A super simple soup that hits the spot on a cold day. This one is totally vegan, but you could easily swap out this coconut bacon for real bacon if you want. It’s also free of heavy cream and instead uses coconut cream to add that creamy flavor.

I’ll be adding lots of chopped green onions on mine for a nice crunch and bright punch of flavor.

There you have it! 17 easy healthy soup recipes that look absolutely amazing. Which one will you make first? Make sure you’ve grabbed my free printable meal planner below to get your next few weeks of meals planned so you can enjoy stress-free dinners with your family!

What fall and winter soups are your favorites?

BTW, pot roast ragú with spaghetti squash, and how to cook perfect filets every time.

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