17 of the Best Soup Recipes

Craving soup? There’s nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of the good stuff.

Here are 17 of the best soup recipes – all quick and easy to make. Let me know which is your favourite!

1. Rich Mushroom Soup

This delightful, vegan soup highlights mushrooms as the main character, heavy with umami and rich, earthy tones. Properly delicious! Recipe here.

2. Chicken and Lentil Soup

One of those soups that feels like it’s doing you good. A real hug in a bowl. Recipe here.

3. Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew

Yes, it’s technically a stew not a soup, but it’s saucy enough to be eaten like a soup and – trust me – you’re going to go back for more of that sauce. Recipe here.

4. Spinach and Nutmeg Soup

Spinach and nutmeg are a match made in heaven, and this delightful green soup will leave you feeling completely angelic. Recipe here.

5. English Onion Soup with Comte Croutons

What makes this soup English and not the traditional French? You’re going to have to read and find out – recipe here.

6. Smoked Fish Chowder

Or, as the Scottish call it, cullen skink. This is a brilliant one to have on the stove waiting for you after a long walk on a cold day. Recipe here.

7. Leek and Potato Soup

An upmarket version of the one you may be familiar with from supermarket shelves – but ridiculously easy to make. Recipe here.

8. Pancetta, Mushroom and Spelt Broth

A soup that is both light and filling enough to be a meal in its own right – this is a rare beast. Recipe here.

9. Potato Soup

From humble ingredients come great things, and this soup is a perfect example of that. Incredibly moreish. Recipe here.

10. Pearl Barley, Vegetable and Bacon Broth

A warming dish made with cheap, seasonal ingredients. Perfect for the winter. Recipe here.

11. Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

AKA Christmas in a bowl. Serve with Stilton on toast for the ultimate festive soup. Recipe here.

12. Curried Lentil Soup

The tonic for overindulgence. The earthy lentils and sweet carrot work beautifully together. Recipe here.

13. Celery Soup

Simple ingredients, and simply soup-er when topped with some blue cheese. Recipe here.

14. Crab and Sweetcorn Chowder

A lighter version of the traditional smoked fish version, this one combines sweet crab and sweetcorn. Delightful. Recipe here.

15. Roasted Beetroot and Onion Soup

Because nothing is more fun than a bright purple soup. This one also happens to be delicious. Recipe here.

16. Tom Kha Soup

Spice, prawns, and noodles combine beautifully here to make a lovely warming dish. Recipe here.

17. Mexican Soup with Nachos

A firm favourite in my household, this one combines jarred peppers and chopped tomatoes into a smashing little soup. Recipe here.

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