30+ Healthy Soup Recipes For Winter

January 9, 2023

The ultimate healthy soups recipe round-up! 35 Healthy and Delicious Winter Soup Recipes to Keep you warm all season long! Grab your bowls because it’s time to chow.

This round-up was a long time coming. By now you should know that I love soup. Honestly we should change this blog to The Soup Maven. At this point I have over 40 healthy soups on the blog!

But why is soup so good in the winter? Of course soup is great to help warm you up in the winter, but winter soups are also a great source of vegetables, protein and grains – all in one! More often then not you can throw everything into a pot, add some spices and simmer it and you’ve got a delicious big batch meal full of flavor. I mean how could you not love a good chicken noodle soup?!

What Soups Are The Healthiest?

There actually isn’t a world’s #1 healthiest soup – mainly because everyone has a different definition of health! Some might say that bone broth or chicken stock as the base would be the healthiest but someone who is vegan might prefer plant-based ingredients.

Generally, if there’s lots of vegetables, it’s probably good for you! Look for soups that are packed full of veggies like kale, carrots, peppers, broccoli, even garlic and onion! Personally, I think this healthy vegetable soup is a really great option!

You’ll also likely want a soup that has some form of protein. Chicken soup or lentil soup for a vegan option. Sausage, white beans, black beans and even split pea soup can all be great sources of protein too!

What’s The Difference Between Healthy Soups and Stews?

How about the difference between soups and stews? This really comes down to consistency. Soups tend to have more liquid whereas stews are cooked down to a thicker consistency. I consider a stew a soup but a soup is not a stew. Many stews tend to be tomato based and have heartier veggies like potatoes, corn or squash. But not always!

From vegan to gluten-free to slow cooker and Instant Pot (and just about everything else in between) here are the best healthy soups to keep you warm all winter long.

35 Healthy Soup Recipes

01. Tuscan White Bean Soup

This filling Tuscan White Bean Soup is packed with vegetables and flavor for a fun twist on a classic Italian Ribolitta recipe. It’s gluten-free and vegan and made in one-pot for easy prep and clean-up.

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02. Heirloom Carrot Ginger Soup

This delicious soup recipe made from roasted heirloom carrots and freshly minced ginger makes a flavorful and healthy vegan soup recipe without all the gimmicks!

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03. Thai Curry Carrot Lentil Soup

Warm up from the inside out with this flavorful Thai Curry Carrot Lentil Soup. A filling soup recipe to enjoy for lunch or dinner with plenty of plant-based protein and a full serving of veggies!

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04. Go-To Healing Bowl

Feeling a little under the weather or in need of a good immune-boost for cold and flu season? This is my go-to healing bowl full of healthy ingredients like mushrooms, miso, chicken broth and veggies.

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05. Healthy Split Pea Soup

This creamy and hearty Healthy Split Pea Soup is packed full of vegetables and plant-based protein for a delicious meal in one! A healthy vegan soup recipe ready in 40 minutes or less.

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06. Acorn Squash Soup

This healthy, autumn Roasted Acorn Squash Soup  is sweet and savory with a lightly roasted flavor to make a delicious, filling and vegan fall recipe for the whole family. It’s the best of fall, in a bowl!

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07. Instant Pot Bone Broth

Boost your immune system and get an extra dose of collagen with this easy-to-make tutorial for Instant Pot Bone Broth. Learn how to make bone broth in your pressure cooker using food scraps and leftover ingredients to give your food a second life!

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08. Vegetable Soup with Garlicky Croutons

Use up your fresh veggies in this Spring Vegetable Soup topped with Garlicky Croutons for a new soup favorite as the seasons turn.

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09. Mushroom Millet Soup

Try out a new grain with this Mushroom Millet Soup. With gluten-free millet and creamy mushrooms, this vegetarian soup makes for a complete meal or a hearty appetizer for your next dinner!

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10. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Comfort food at its finest with this easy, healthy and flavorful Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Simple ingredients and simple instructions are all you need for a warm bowl of this delicious soup recipe.

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11. Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike.

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12. Root Vegetable Dal

This easy Weeknight Root Vegetable Dal is the perfect answer to dinner this week. It’s easily customizable based on what you have on hand and makes a hearty, vegetarian soup recipe full of nourishing ingredients!

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13. Curried Thai Coconut Ramen with Shrimp

This Curried Thai Coconut Ramen with Shrimp is zesty and spicy with a protein boost from the shrimp and whole-grain, gluten-free noodles. A bone-warming soup recipe that comes together in 40 minutes.

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14. Tuscan Kale and Lentil Soup

A vegetarian meal-in-one, this Tuscan Kale and Lentil Soup will keep you full for hours while also nourishing your body with plants! The perfect comforting bowl for a winter weeknight dinner or easy lunch.

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15. Healthy Minestrone

A one-pot meal, ready in 40 minutes with this Healthy Minestrone Soup! This gluten and dairy-free soup is packed-full of veggies and protein for a filling and delicious weekday lunch or dinner recipe.

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16. Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Swap the chicken for quinoa in this healthy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe! Quinoa is high in fiber and protein and makes a great non-meat alternative in this spicy Mexican soup.

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17. Chicken Lentil Soup

Looking for a filling and flavorful chicken lentil soup recipe? This delicious soup is packed full of veggies, spices and a great protein boost from chicken and lentils.

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18. Detox Vegetable Soup

Too often is soup overlooked for its detoxing abilities and delicious flavor. Ditch the salads this season and reach for a bowl of soup! Bring on the healthful goodness with this delicious & hearty Detox Vegetable Soup!

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19. Immune Boosting Soup

Feeling under the weather? Kick that cold or flu to the curb with the ultimate immune-boosting soup. Packed full of vitamins and minerals from delicious ingredients like turmeric, kale and bok choy in a mushroom broth for a healthy vegetarian soup recipe.

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20. The Best Quinoa Chili

The perfect vegetarian meal all in one pot with the best vegetarian quinoa chili! This recipe tastes just like traditional chili but with quinoa instead of meat, plus a secret ingredient!

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21. Moroccan Chickpea and Couscous Soup

A one pot meal full of zesty and sweet moroccan spices, hearty couscous and a chickpea protein boost. Perfect for lazy winter day when you’re craving a flavorful bowl of soup.

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22. Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon

This Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon is comfort food at its finest. But we’ve ditched the cream for the smooth sweetness of coconut milk, which pairs perfectly with the crunchy bacon bits sprinkled on top. This is not your average soup recipe!

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23. Detox Vegetable Soup

We all need a reboot every now and then so why not kickstart your clean eating this season with this Fall Detox Vegetable Soup? Made with 9 different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

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24. Vegetarian Pho

A Healthy Vegetarian Pho recipe with a flavorful and nutritious mushroom broth. This veggie-packed meal will make you ditch the takeout and whip up this Vietnamese classic at home for a vegan pho recipe the whole family will love.

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25. Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!

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26. Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It’s hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!

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27. Moroccan Lentil Soup

A recipe for healthy moroccan lentil soup that can be pre-made and packaged in a jar. Just add water or stock for a meal in one that you can gift to friends and family or enjoy on your own. You can make as is or package in a jar for gift giving!

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28. Easy Butternut Squash Soup

A recipe for easy butternut squash soup with crunchy roasted chickpeas. A gluten-free, vegan and healthy meal all in one bowl. You’ll be eating this soup recipe all season long.

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29. Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles

Homemade Vietnamese Pho soup that’s been healthified with zucchini noodles and packed-full of veggies. Don’t be intimidated, this Healthy Chicken Pho with Zucchini Noodles is a lot easier than you think!

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30. Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

This soup is perfectly creamy and loaded with flavor... without a drop of dairy! It's the perfect comfort meal in a bowl.

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31. One Pot Beef Chili

No need to dirty all of your dishes with this no-fuss One-Pot Beef Chili Recipe. For added flavor this recipe also uses 3 different types of beans! A simple, one-pot meal for the whole family to enjoy.

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32. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

A sweet and zesty soup with the flavours of fall from butternut squash and sweet potato. This soup will keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months.

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33. Hearty Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

A comforting bowl of Hearty Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup can warm up your body and soul through the fall and winter months. The perfect healthy soup recipe!

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34. Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

This turkey and wild rice soup is the perfect meal to warm you up on a cool night! It's packed with turkey, wild rice and a variety of beans that make a flavor party in your mouth.

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35. Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

I grew up on a version of this soup so it will always hold a special place in my heart! All you need is a handful of vegetables, chicken and some seasonings!

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  • Reply
    ellie | fit for the soul
    December 1, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Ohhhhh it’s definitely one of my favorite things to get at cafes like Corner Bakery and Panera!!! 😀 Now I really want chicken noodle…like, bad…haha. I would like to see clam chowder with a healthy twist! I don’t know how one could make it taste legit with less fat and all that jazz but I’m sure it’s quite possible 🙂

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    November 22, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    YESSS I’m definitely a soup person! I’m planning on making chicken-less noodle soup sometime next week, and want to whip up French onion sometime soon as well.

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    November 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve always liked soup, but I started loving it last year during my internship when I had to do a lot of meal prep on weekends – soups was my lifesaver!

    Have fun in SF girly!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    November 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    You should make a gazpacho for those of us melting.

    have a blast my amazing BB. You deserve it.

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    November 21, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I am really not all that creative with soup so a recipe roundup is very much appreciated! Soup is one of those things I keep wanting to get into but never seem to, kind of like yoga 🙂 Curried tomato soup sounds really interesting.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Awkward time to mention that soup and yoga are basically my fav things?! LOL!!! Come hang and I’ll get you hooked on both 😉

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