The Best Soup Recipes

The Best Soup Recipes

Originally published January 2022 Revised January 2024

Winter is here and we have the best soup recipes for you! We have easy recipes for you! Wether you are looking for vegetarian, chicken, or just creamy hearty soup, we have a few ideas to save you time, and bring you flavor! This is comfort food at its best. And just so easy to make. All you kneed is a few ingredients, a pot, a knife and a wooden spoon.

Panera 10 vegetable soup

Panera 10 vegetable soup recipe is so easy to make at home. This soup launched to Panera customers in 2019. Garden vegetable soup is one of the lowest calorie soups you can get at your local Panera bread restaurants. And now you can make this under 300 calorie soup at home! Panera’s new soup was the only vegan soup introduced in 3 years as part of a push to introduce plant based meals.

Easy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Kale

This hearty tomato tortellini soup is perfect for a cold winter day, and it’s also a great way to use up any leftover tortellini you may have. The addition of kale adds a boost of nutrients, making this soup not only delicious but also healthy.

Sweet Potato Barley Vegetable Soup

Sweet potato barley soup is a hearty blend of canned, frozen and fresh vegetables.

You can use whatever you have in your pantry, fridge and freezer. We always start with a base of onions, garlic sautéed up, and then we just start to add in what we have on hand! That could be sweet potatoes, frozen veggies, canned beans, canned tomatoes, and broth. We always use Better than Bouillon base. Add in coconut milk, or cream or leave it as a broth base. Lentils, barley, rice, and pasta are favorite additions to complete the meal. Just serve it up with a ladle, and enjoy!

Vegetarian Soups:

Turkey and Chicken Soup:

Pantry & Freezer staples to have on hand for soup making:

Bouillon:  A concentrated flavor enhancer, provides a quick alternative to broth when needed. We always keep a supply of the different flavors of Better than Bouillon, including Roasted Garlic, Vegetable, Beef, Roasted Chicken, Sautéed Onion.

Onions: A fundamental base ingredient, provide depth and aroma to soups while offering versatility in various recipes.

Potatoes: Known for their ability to add thickness and heartiness, contribute texture and make soups more filling.

Sweet potatoes: With their natural sweetness and nutrient richness, enhance flavor profiles and provide added nutritional value.

Garlic: A flavor powerhouse, elevates the taste profile of soups with its rich, savory notes.

Canned beans: A convenient pantry item, bring protein, texture, and substance to soups, making them more satisfying.

Canned tomatoes: serve as a foundational element in numerous soup recipes, lending acidity and richness to the broth.

Rice: Beyond its role as a standalone dish, serves to thicken soups and diversify their texture while offering a filling component.

Frozen corn: Easily stored in the freezer, introduces sweetness and texture to soups, while frozen peas contribute color, sweetness, and nutritional benefits, adding vibrancy to the dish.

Both vegetable and chicken broth:  Essential for creating a flavorful soup base, imparting depth and richness.

Spices: another crucial pantry item, offer the opportunity to customize and season soups according to personal taste preferences and diverse culinary styles.

Collectively, these pantry staples ensure a well-stocked kitchen ready to produce a variety of flavorful, nutritious, and comforting soups. Their convenience in storage and varied uses within recipes make them indispensable for any soup-making endeavor


Broth Based Soups:

Now lets bake up something to soak up that goodness!


panera 10 vegetable soup in a pot with bread and a spoon

The Best Soup Recipes

From light and simple vegetable soup to creamy cheesy broccoli soup, we have a variety of recipes to keep you warm and satisfied.
Course: dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Soup, french onion soup, soup, Tortilla Soup
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Soup pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board


  • Vegetable Soups
  • Chicken & Turkey Soups
  • Pantry Staples for Soups
  • Broth Based Soups
  • Sides to Serve with Soup
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Easy Sides for Soup: Salads, Sandwiches & Bread

Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Ned Reply

    5 stars
    It’s soup season and I cannot wait to try each one of these! All look fabulous! Thank you for putting these all in 1 spot!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Thank you! We are big soup fans for these chilly nights! Happy Saturday!

  2. Karlie Reply

    5 stars
    The asparagus soup with crunchy garbanzo beans is going on my “must cook” list immediately!

  3. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    AMazing collection of soup recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Anjali Reply

    5 stars
    These all look so delicious!! I’m definitely going to be trying the Maple Butternut Squash Soup first, it’s so perfect for this season!

  5. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely amazing. I love soups like these because they warm up the family on a cold day and they’re so full of flavor AND health benefits.

  6. Patricia Reply

    5 stars
    These all look amazingly cozy and comforting! I can’t wait to give the Panera recipe a go. I appreciate the recipes to help soak up all the goodness, too 🙂

  7. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I have been ALL about soup lately- especially with this cold weather. I can’t wait to try the Sweet Potato Barley Vegetable Soup!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We are warming things up with a big batch of that soup this weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  8. Ann Reply

    5 stars
    These are perfect for the season right now. Loved the chicken tortilla soup. Thanks!

  9. Shashi at Savory Spin Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious collection of soups – I can meal prep in advance with these! Thank you for sharing them.

  10. MacKenzie Reply

    5 stars
    It’s cold here in Florida today so I just added the chicken chili to my menu. All these soups look fantastic and I am bookmarking this page for the future.

  11. Nikki Reply

    5 stars
    What a fantastic list of hearty, cozy and comforting soups. I am bookmarking this page so I can make all of these fabulous recipes.

  12. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    So much incredible choice here. Just what we need in this cold weather.

5 from 12 votes

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