23 Fabulous Soups for the Slow Cooker

Quick preparation and hands-free slow cooker cooking make these soups perfect for busy days and everyday lunches and dinners. 

Here are some of the most popular soups, including creamy chowders, vegetable soups, and meaty main dish soups.

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    Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup

    Beefy Taco Soup
    Diana Rattray

    This is a great soup to make for a party or tailgating. Garnish with fried corn tortilla strips or crumbled tortilla chips.

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    Crockpot Beef and Bean Soup With Tomatoes

    crock pot beef and bean stew
    Diana Rattray

    This is a hearty and versatile soup, and can easily be made low carb by eliminating rice or pasta and beans. You could add extra ground beef and vegetables to the mixture. 

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    Easy Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

    bowl of tortilla soup with cheese, cilantro, and tortilla chips
    Diana Rattray

    Enchilada sauce, tomatoes, peppers, and a variety of vegetables flavor this fabulous chicken soup. Chicken thighs and beans provide the protein in the soup along with shredded spicy cheese.

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    Crockpot Beef and Cabbage Soup With Tomatoes

    Vegetable beef soup with sliced bread.
    Diana Rattray

    Cook this delicious soup in your slow cooker or Instant Pot pressure cooker.

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    Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Spruce

    Condensed soups team up with vegetables, herbs, and noodles for a creamy soup with convenient ingredients.

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    Slow Cooker Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder

    Manhattan Style Clam Chowder
    Diana Rattray

    This clam chowder is lighter than the New England creamy clam chowder, and the flavor is amazing.

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    Easy, Creamy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

    Slow Cooker Creamy Corn Chowder

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    For a smooth soup, puree the finished soup in the blender and then add the milk and butter.

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    Butternut Squash Soup


    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Apples, nutmeg, and thyme make this butternut squash soup delicious. Yet, it's the cayenne pepper that really makes it interesting.

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    Easy Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    Diana Rattray

    Garnish this tasty broccoli soup with croutons or shredded cheese.

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    Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder

    Crockpot chicken and corn chowder recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This classic combination of chicken and corn is flavored with some red bell pepper and mild chile peppers.

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    Marie's Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

    chicken tortilla soup

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    Top this popular chicken tortilla soup with crispy tortilla chips, extra shredded cheese, and some fresh chopped cilantro or green onions.

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    Neil's Crockpot 16 Bean Soup

    bean soup
    Diana Rattray

    This versatile 15- or 16-bean soup can be made with Italian sausage, ground beef, or a spicy chorizo. Herbs, diced vegetables, and garlic are among the flavor ingredients along with the bean soup mix.

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    Crockpot Clam Chowder, New England Style

    Slow cooker clam chowder

    The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    Bacon or salt pork flavor this creamy clam chowder. Make it richer with half-and-half or light cream.

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    Spicy Chorizo Sausage and Potato Chowder

    Potato Corn Soup With Chorizo
    Diana Rattray

    This easy potato soup is made richer with cream cheese or Boursin with herbs. The chorizo and corn make this potato soup flavorful and slightly spicy. Use Italian sausage in the soup if you prefer a milder flavor.

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    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Ham

    Lentil Soup with Ham
    Diana Rattray

     Use leftover diced ham or country ham in this flavorful lentil soup.

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    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder

    corned beef and cabbage chowder
    Diana Rattray

    A leftover corned beef and cabbage dinner is transformed into a fabulous soup with this easy crockpot chowder recipe.

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    Sharon's Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup With Ham

    Bean soup with cornbread.
    Diana Rattray

    Dry navy beans, ham hocks or a ham bone, and a variety of vegetables and seasonings get together to make this hearty and flavorful bean soup.

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    Slow Cooker Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup

    Polish Sausage Soup With Cabbage
    Diana Rattray

    Kielbasa and cabbage team up in this tasty, full-meal soup. Serve the soup with crusty bread or rolls.

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    Black-Eyed Peas and Greens Soup

    black-eyed peas and greens soup
    Diana Rattray

     Cook this hearty black-eyed pea soup in the slow cooker or on the stovetop.

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    Crock Pot Garden Cabbage Soup

    crockpot garden cabbage soup
    Diana Rattray

    This vegetable soup is full of flavor and it's easily made vegetarian with vegetable broth instead of the condensed French onion soup. Vegetables include carrots, spinach or chard, zucchini, and cabbage.

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    Janetta's Vegetarian 15-Bean Soup

    Janetta's vegetarian bean soup

    The Spruce

    A variety of dried or fresh herbs and peppers flavor the soup, along with garlic and onions. 

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    Sirloin Burger Soup

    burger soup
    Diana Rattray

    This soup will quickly become a family favorite. Use frozen grilled burgers cut into small pieces. Double the soup and freeze leftovers.

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    Classic Beef Barley Soup

    Beef and Barley Soup
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    This hearty beef soup is the perfect soup for cooler fall and winter evenings.