12 Comforting Soup Recipes That Happen To Be Keto

Easy tom yum soup with coconut milk tom khaa

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If you're on a keto diet, you may have a little trouble finding tasty soup recipes since common ingredients like legumes and beans, root vegetables, wheat, and anything high in carbs are to be avoided. But there are still plenty of keto-friendly options available, and they'll all warm you up on a cold day. From tomato soup to chili to tom yum soup, these keto soups make a delicious light lunch or can be paired with a salad or another dish for a filling dinner.

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    Slow Cooker Vegetable and Ground Turkey Soup

    Ground turkey soup recipe

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    This flavorful vegetable and ground turkey soup only takes minutes to put together and can cook slowly all day while you're busy with work. Quickly brown the turkey and mushrooms, before adding them to the slow cooker, for the best texture. If you have chicken or beef broth, swap it for the water and bouillon.

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    Healthy Tomato Basil Soup

    Healthy Tomato Basil Soup, bowl of tomato soup with toast

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    Made with canned diced tomatoes and fresh basil, you can enjoy tomato soup all year long. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes especially nice topped with grated parmesan cheese.

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    Chicken Avocado Soup (With Variations)

    Chicken avocado soup

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    For a low-carb, keto version of tortilla soup, make this chicken avocado soup. Cooking the chicken in the soup adds tons of flavor, and avocado adds lovely texture. If you're making extra, add the avocado to any leftovers just before serving.

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    Tom Khaa, Easy Tom Yum Soup with Coconut Milk

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    Tom khaa is a version of classic Thai tom yum soup with added coconut milk, making the broth creamy. Flavored with lemongrass, garlic, makrut lime, and fish sauce, it's a fragrant mixture that pairs nicely with plump shrimp. You can substitute the shrimp for salmon or chicken if desired.

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    Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili

    Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili

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    Skyline chili was invented by a chain of restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the dish is known for its unique blend of spices. It's an all-meat chili without a bean in sight, making it keto-friendly. The key is a low and slow cooking process and letting the chili sit overnight so that the fat can easily be skimmed from the top before serving.

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    Easy Chinese Egg Drop Soup

    Chinese Egg Drop Soup

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    Made simply with broth, eggs, and spring onions, egg drop soup is sure to cure what ails you. The trick is to slowly add the eggs to the pot, stirring the broth the whole time to make ribbons of cooked egg. Use a flavorful chicken broth for a more flavorful soup, and you can even add cooked, shredded chicken to make it a meal.

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    Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Soup

    Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Soup

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    Butternut squash soup is always a fall favorite. The naturally sweet squash is silky smooth when puréed, and tastes great cooked with onion, garlic, and spices. This recipe also works with other winter squashes like acorn and kabocha. A dollop of sour cream on top is a nice touch.

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    Easy Asparagus Soup

    Easy Asparagus Soup

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    This bright green and fresh-tasting soup is a perfect spring appetizer or light lunch. Asparagus soup captures the flavor of the tender stalks and transforms it into an unexpected dish that's a real treat. Top with a couple of asparagus tips for decoration.

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    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham

    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham Recipe

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    If you have a glut of green tomatoes from your garden, transform them into a tasty soup. Jalapeño peppers add a nice kick, and the salty ham balances out the tangy tomatoes nicely. Blend the green tomato soup as little or as much as you like to achieve your ideal texture.

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    Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk (Tom Ka Gai)

    Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk

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    Savory, salty, and spicy, this Thai chicken soup checks all the boxes. It's already a meal in a bowl, but it's easy to add other veggies if you like. Leave out the optional sugar and noodles to keep the recipe keto.

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    Cream of Broccoli Soup

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    Cream of broccoli soup only takes a few ingredients, is quick to make, and can easily be customized. Add shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese to the soup and stir to make a broccoli cheese soup. Consider topping with crumbled bacon for a salty, crunchy addition.

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    Solyanka Soup

    Solyanka Soup

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    Solyanka soup is an Eastern European "kitchen sink" soup, containing lots of meats and flavorful ingredients like olives, pickles, and capers. An herbal cachet adds a little earthy spice, and the whole thing simmers for close to an hour. It's easy to make, high-protein, and low-carb.