21 best easy healthy soup recipes for people at all ages!

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Slow cooker soup recipes can help to save your time and efforts noticeably. I do not like feeding people I love fast food. However, I know that whenever you are busy, you have not many choices! That is the reason why today I give you the best healthy soup recipes for even slow cookers that are very simple to cook.

Best Easy Healthy Soup Recipes – Simple Yet Healthy Ones To Cook

Today, this article is for people who are concerning about cooking for their family because they are too busy with daily work and tasks, yet still want to give their dears the best and most nutritious meals. I would like to show such busy women the best healthy soup recipes which are very simple and quick to prepare and cook. If you are one of these people, you should keep these recipes in mind.

1. Quick And Easy Clam Chowder

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This is one of the best healthy soup recipes for busy cooker because it tastes like something you would get in a restaurant, but you do not need to spend too much time and effort cooking it. It is actually very simple to prepare and cook and taste extremely delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 2 cans minced clams
  • 1 can New England clam chowder
  • 1 can condensed cream of potato soup
  • 1 can condensed cream of celery soup

2. Cheesy Potato Chowder

cheesy potato chowder

The next out of the easy healthy soup recipes I want to show you is the cheesy potato chowder. Many people in the world eat potato regularly. One of the most common potato dishes is chips – an unhealthy snack that every doctor and nutritionist recommend you to avoid. However, I still encourage you making use of potato, but in a special soup recipe that is extremely fast to be prepared and cooked. The cheese in this recipe takes it to a whole new level. This is the perfect soup you can enjoy in cold winter nights and it makes great leftovers the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups frozen broccoli cuts
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 medium unpeeled red potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces

3. Posole

Posole

Posole is a traditional Mexican soup. It is really perfect for any weather and any day you need a fast dinner but do not have time to cook. However, it is also the best choice if you have a cold flu because it will help to heat you up.

Ingredients:

  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • ½ cup diced peeled avocado
  • ½ cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 cup packaged angel hair slaw
  • 2 (4.5 ounce) cans chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

4. White Bean Soup With Andouille And Collards

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If you are finding a sort of ethnic soup that will fill your stomach, this is the perfect recipe for you. It is full of delicious ingredients, but it also provides you with a lot of essential nutrients. This soup will be a surprise when you serve it to your friends and family.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil and breadsticks, for serving
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch collard greens, leaves cut into bite-size pieces, and stems discarded
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ pound andouille sausage links, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 pound dried white beans

5. Black Bean Mushroom Chili

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This is the perfect meatless meal yet the mushrooms make this soup super hearty so you will even miss it. This out of the healthy soup recipes is super great for being served as a nutritious dinner and can wonderfully warm up your lunch the next day. Even children will also love this!

Ingredients:

  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 ¼ cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 5 ½ cups mushroom broth
  • ¼ cup water
  • 8 ounces tomatillos, husked, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼ cup mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound dried black beans

6. Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla soup

My family loves chicken tortilla soup, so this is a recipe I can cook in the crock pot that is very perfect. You should serve this soup with a scoop of avocado and a warm tortilla, this soup is very delicious and will fill your stomach. This is actually one of the best healthy soup recipes you should never miss!

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil
  • 7 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen corn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed

7. Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup With Ham

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This is one of the filling, comforting, and easy healthy soup recipes you can cook with ease. It is very simple to make, but the ingredients infuse a lot of flavor so it is not like anything you have ever enjoyed before.

Ingredients:

  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 8 ounces ham, trimmed and diced
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups yellow split peas

8. Avocado-Buttermilk Soup With Crab Salad

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This no-cook, simple soup is garnished with tasty orange-infused crabmeat. You should remember that green-hued, vibrant bowlful set before a hungry diner will not last long. Although it is intended to be creamy and rich, if the soup seems a little too thick, you should add one to two tablespoons of buttermilk more. This soup will also help to improve your skin tone naturally.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded
  • 2 ripe peeled avocados, pitted
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatillos
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk

9. Roasted Chesnut Soup With Thyme Cream

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Roasting bottled chestnuts will bring fresh-toasted flavor back. The vibrant color of this soup is also very eye-catching. This is actually one of the best healthy soup recipes you should never miss!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 6 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cups whole roasted bottled chestnuts

10. Beef And Pinto Bean Chili

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Take it slow. Let chili simmer slowly – the flavors will meld when the liquid thickens, intensifying the overall taste. The sour cream has a cooling effect, but you can seed the peppers or use less for a milder result. For a 3-alarm chili, you should leave the membranes and seeds in the jalapeños.

Ingredients:

  • 6 lime wedges
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radish
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 3 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapeño peppers (about 2 large)
  • 4 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray

11. Roasted Corn, Pepper, And Tomato Chowder

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Grilling the blue cheese provides a pungent counterpoint and vegetables heighten their sweetness in this soup. If you prefer, substitute crumbled goat cheese or feta. This is actually one of the best healthy soup recipes you should never miss!
Ingredients:

  • 3 ears shucked corn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, halved, seeded, and peeled (about 4)
  • 3 red bell peppers, halved and seeded

12. Lamb Tagine

lamb tagine

This Moroccan-style lamb stew is delicious, hearty, and budget friendly. Full of intriguing flavor combinations (apricots, honey, and cinnamon) we recommend serving with 2 cups of hot cooked couscous.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) boneless leg of lamb roast, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Cooking spray

13. Chicken Barley Soup With Walnut Pesto

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Habanero peppers are very hot, so you should handle them carefully. For making this dish, you just need to pierce the chile with a fork and float it in the broth as the soup cooks. Remember to remove it with a slotted spoon before serving. If you want to reduce the heat, you can use this technique with a jalapeño. This is actually one of the best healthy soup recipes you should never miss!

Ingredients:

– Pesto:

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted

– Soup:

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley, drained, and rinsed
  • 8 ounces Swiss chard
  • 4 1/2 quarts cold water
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, skinned
  • 2 (4-inch) portobello mushroom caps, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 5 bacon slices, chopped

14. Lentil Stew With Ham And Greens

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Aside from its great flavor, one of the best things about this supper is that you can prepare it within less than one hour, from the start to the finish. The filling lentils and hearty texture will make sure that everyone will feel satisfied.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup chopped smoked ham
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped baking potato
  • 3 cups chopped Swiss chard, collard greens, or spinach
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 5 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

15. Mother’s Cioppino

mother's cioppino

Remember to serve this classic Italian soup with a toasted baguette (French baguette). You will not want to risk wasting a drop of the flavorful and delicious broth.

Ingredients:

– Crostini:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (1-pound) loaf French bread baguette, cut into 16 slices

– Cioppino:

  • 2 cups torn spinach
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound cod or other lean whitefish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 16 small mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 16 littleneck clams
  • 1 (26-ounce) bottle tomato-and-basil pasta sauce (such as Bertolli)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups clam juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

16. Roasted Garlic And Shallot Potato Soup With Cheesy Croutons

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The strong cheeses provide a great chance to enjoy full-flavored ale that does not dominate the food. For good, you should try Dock Street Ale from Philadelphia or Fuller’s ESB from London. The caramel flavors of Guinness stout will also work well to bring out the sweetness of the onions.

Ingredients:

– Croutons:

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette

– Soup:

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled baking potato (about 3/4 pound)
  • 10 shallots, unpeeled (about 3/4 pound)
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 5 whole garlic heads, unpeeled

17. Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho

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This is also one of the easy healthy food recipes you can make without spending too much time and effort. The melons, mangoes, and nectarines, along with the cucumber, give the gazpacho a sweet spin. If you like a soup with more zip, do not seed the jalapeño.

Ingredients:

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
  • 1 cup finely diced nectarines
  • 1 cup finely peeled seeded diced cucumber
  • 1 cup finely diced mango (about 1 medium)
  • 2 cups finely diced cantaloupe
  • 2 cups finely diced honeydew melon
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes

18. Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise

This version of the original cold potato-leek soup is also good to warm you up in the winter. With not many ingredients and easy recipe, this might be your family’s next weeknight favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 1 (16-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups diced peeled baking potato (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 3 cups diced leek (about 3 large)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

19. Savannah-Style Crab Soup

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The value of this soup is deceiving from lightened ingredients without sacrificing flavors. The major factor is the roux. However, you should notice that the key element to master a roux is never leaving it unsupervised. If the flour comes in brown too fast, you will need to stir the flour constantly until it cools after removing the skillet from the heat.
Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups clam juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

20. Mixed-Bean Chili With Tofu

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This recipe will require canned beans to cut back on the preparation time. The recipe developer opted to use pure ground chiles instead of chili powder, which is laced with garlic. It is hailed from New Mexico.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon drained, minced, canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hot chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 7 ounces firm tofu, drained and crumbled (about 1 cup)

21. Chicken And Dumplings

chicken and dumplings

This is the last one in the list of easy healthy soup recipes I want to introduce today. This is a very simple yet nutritious soup which can be served well for lunch or dinner. This will help to improve your health and “wow” your family for its wonderful taste. Diners will rave every time you make this comfort food dish. You will need to use a whole chicken and cut it into small pieces and skinned. You can make the store-bought chicken stock taste better and familiar by adding some fresh herbs; parsley and simmering until it is reduced by half.

Ingredients:

Dumplings:

  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)

– Remaining ingredient:

  • Chopped parsley (optional)

– Cooking spray:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 pounds chicken pieces, skinned
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-sodium, reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion

This is the list of 21 easy healthy soup recipes that are very simple to prepare and will not take a long time to cook. They also taste wonderful, helping my readers who are visiting VKool.com improve overall health effectively.

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