30 Best Comfort Soup Recipes

From vegetable to chicken, creamy to brothy, this list of 30 best soup recipes shows why there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of healthy, easy soup on a chilly day.

30 Fall and Winter Soup Recipes Ideas

Soup season is here, and like so many of you, I am raising my spoon with glee at the idea of being in the kitchen and cooking a pot (or 30) of my slurp-able favorites.

From vegetarian to soup recipes with chicken, from brothy to creamy, healthy to hearty, and stove top to Crock Pot, this list of 30 best soup recipes is sure to wrap any eater up like a warm hug, and cure any cold weather blues.


Kayel said: “5 STARS! I added a tad bit of bacon grease and some bacon to this recipe and it was hands down the best soup I’ve ever had. Super excited fall is coming and I can make this soup again. Great recipe with baguettes.”


Laura says: “I make this soup at least twice a month. The whole family loves it – it is a cherished family recipe. Thank you!!”


Cindy said: “This was surprisingly filling and so full of taste. I served it for supper tonight with company over and all said they would eat it again. Thank you.”


Pam said:

I wanted a really good minestrone soup. Did as you suggested with the homemade beef stock. Was wonderful . Thank you.”


Kathy said:

Even though I am a small household, cooking a large pot of soup works really well because my 23-year-old son lives with me, and we benefit from having leftovers available. Thank you for this one!”

How Sweet Eats

Leslea said: “So delicious! Made it tonight and even my picky 3 year old had a bowl! Will definitely be making this again.”

Inquiring Chef

David said:

Photos 5 stars, few ingredients always makes me happy, ten minutes prep ! Wow. Your posts are so organized! Thank you.”


Georgia said:

This was my first time making soup. This recipe is delicious and easy to follow. My family loved it! Your site is my go-to recipe book when I need to find a good recipe quick and I know it’s going to be good. Thank you for sharing!”


MaryAnn said:

Onion soup is one of my favorites Heidi! My mother always made it when I was growing up. It was such a special treat! Your fantastic recipe is bringing back some great memories!”

Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Whit S said: “This vegetable soup looks amazing. The ingredients are simple and great. I think I have everything in my fridge so I am heading to make it for tomorrow.”


Ronnie said:

The Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup is one of the best soups I’ve ever eaten, more less made. The only change I made in the recipe was using spinach instead of kale…. I will be making another BIG pot soon…..”


Steve said:

Absolutely amazing flavor. I used real cream for the extra richness. Glad I did. Will make it again and again.”

Whole and Heavenly Oven

Laura said: “Beer? Cheese? AND the festive pumpkin?! This is the perfect end of October comfort soup.”


Anthony said:

I’ve made this half a dozen times or more now and we love it!! My kids love it even though they are not vegan like we are. Thank you for this recipe! ❤️

Jeanette’s Healthy Kitchen

Angie said: “It’s my favourite!! Wish I were holding that bowl of goodness now :-))”


Gina said: “I just made this last night. It is absolutely delish!!!! My husband and I devoured the entire pot. I used lean spicy turkey sausage instead of sweet ( we love spicy) and it was simply yummy!!!!”


Marie said:

Just made this recipe from veggies fresh from the farm. It is incredible. The colors are amazing. Seriously yum. And my first time ever cooking with saffron.”


Darrah said:

I followed this recipe almost exactly maybe a few extra crushed chillies and it was amazing. Here in Copperton, the seafood cost me close to eighty bucks though. I would totally make this again, this fed three and everyone loved it. Served it with rye grain bread.”

Gimme Some Oven

LC said: “My son and I both love egg drop soup so I doubled the recipe and I’m SO glad I did! We love it! and now we have leftovers. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe!”


Malissa said:

This is so quick and easy to make. Especially for all of you working mom’s with school age children! My family Loved it!


Olivia said: “Great recipe! I only needed 4 ingredients because I didn’t use the chili pepper garnish since I was only making it for myself. Added chicken and served it over quinoa seasoned with curry powder. Absolutely simple and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!”


Vanessa said: “That chicken enchilada soup looks amazing! And I think we can all relate to needing to change our eating habits as we’ve gotten older.”

The View from Great Island

Lynda said:

This soup is delicious and very easy to prepare. I highly suggest you add it to your “recipe book.”

Two Peas and Their Pod

Selena said: “This was perfect! What a wonderful, subtle melding of flavor. Fresh organic ingredients, I imagine, really make the difference. I’ll definitely be making this again. Mahalo!”


Heather said:

Fabulous spices and thank you for including instantpot directions!!”


Christopher said:

I made this on a Sunday afternoon a couple weeks ago and it was absolutely delicious! My wife and I both loved it and enjoyed every sip of leftovers for the rest of the week. Thank you! ”

Reluctant Entertainer

Cindy said: “This looks amazing and I want to try this for our home group potluck next week!”


Chris said: “Oh my goodness – this recipe must have been created in heaven! Creamy deliciousness with a nice amount of heat. I thought it was even better the next day.. and the next. This is a keeper. I can imagine it with lobster instead of clams. Thank you for sharing.”


Becky said: “Delicious! I used frozen carrots and peas and a large russet potato since that’s what I had on hand. Excellent use of leftover turkey. My kids especially loved making the pie cutouts. Thanks for the recipe.”


Brooke said: “I always enjoy your photos… and recipes! One of the best things I have ever done in my kitchen is going that extra step in making my own chicken broth, nothin’ like it.”


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Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale

A clean, herb-infused broth makes this slow cooker tortellini soup with Italian sausage a favorite to keep in your weekly meal plans.

Course Soup

Cuisine Italian

Keyword broccoli cheese soup

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 4 hours

Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Servings 8

Calories 506kcal


  • 1 pound ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sherry or dry white wine
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 15- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chopped lacinato dinosaur kale veins removed
  • 1 pound fresh 3-cheese tortellini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook stirring occasionally until browned. Add the onion and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes then stir in the minced garlic, season with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the sherry or white wine and scrape up any fond or bits on the bottom of the pan, cooking until it evaporates.
  • Transfer the sausage and vegetables to the insert of the slow cooker. Add the carrots, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Grind in the basil, oregano and parsley and stir. Cover with the lid and set the cooker to low and cook for 3 hours.
  • Add the tortellini and the kale to the slow cooker and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


To make this tortellini soup in an Instant Pot, first brown the meat and vegetables using the browning setting. Then cook the soup using the slow cooker setting.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5176IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4mg

Do you have a favorite soup you don’t see here? Leave a comment with the link below, or email me at [email protected] and I’ll put it on the recipe request list.


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