37 Soup and Chowder Recipes

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    Instant Po Beef Pho

    Bowl of Instant Pot beef pho with garnishes.
    Diana Rattray

    Pho noodle soup is Vietnam's national dish and just one taste will tell you why. The fragrant, lightly spiced beef broth is the key to this amazing beef pho soup, and it tastes as though it simmered all day.

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    Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup

    Turkey and sweet potato soup

    The Spruce

    This leftover turkey and sweet potato soup is full of flavor. Sweet potatoes and peas or mixed vegetables add to the color while bacon and herbs add flavor.

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    Cheeseburger Chowder, Stovetop or Crock Pot

    Cheeseburger Chowder, Stovetop or Slow Cooker
    Diana Rattray

    This cheeseburger soup is a delicious blend of ground beef, cheese, and vegetables. Change it up with some bacon, or replace some of the milk with cream for a richer chowder.

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    Fresh Salmon Chowder

    Fresh salmon chowder

    The Spruce

    This fresh salmon chowder is delicious when it's made with fresh salmon but could be made with good quality canned salmon as well. 

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    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese

    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham
    Diana Rattray

    This chunky potato and ham soup is quick and easy, making it perfect for a busy everyday lunch or dinner. Add some chopped spinach, corn, or chard to the soup for extra flavor and color.

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    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham

    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham
    Diana Rattray

    This simple, comforting crock pot bean soup with ham is perfect for a fall or winter day. Serve the soup with freshly baked cornbread or crusty French bread.

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    Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup

    Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Celebrate Passover with a warming bowl of Matzo ball soup with chicken. The Instant Pot pressure cooker makes the flavorful chicken broth in record time.

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    Easy Taco Soup With Ground Beef

    Taco Soup With Ground Beef and Beans
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    This popular taco soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, taco seasonings, and beans. This makes enough for a game day or tailgating party, and it freezes well.

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    Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    This chicken gnocchi soup was inspired by one of Olive Garden's favorite dishes. It's easy to make at home and may even be better than the restaurant's version. The creamy soup recipe is filled with shredded chicken, potato gnocchi, spinach, and a variety of herbs and fresh vegetables. And, it's ready in just 30 minutes.

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    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale

    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale
    Diana Rattray

    This flavorful hamburger soup with black-eyed peas and kale is a good choice for an everyday fall or winter meal. Serve this tasty soup with cornbread and a tossed salad for a perfect family lunch or dinner.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Stock

    Instant Pot Chicken Stock

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Creating a homemade chicken stock in your Instant Pot is incredibly easy. The recipe flavors the stock with herbs, vegetables, and chicken wings, though you can also use other chicken parts or a carcass, too. Use it right away for soup or freeze it for future needs.

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    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    Instant Pot Potato Soup

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Use your Instant Pot for this creamy potato soup recipe. It's ready in just 30 minutes and your family will relish the inviting flavor of chives, garlic, shallots, and thyme. Finish it off with bacon, sour cream, and shredded cheddar for a satisfying baked potato-like experience.

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    Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

    bowls of taiwanese beef noodle soup on table with chopsticks

    The Spruce Eats / Anna Rider

    Cooked slowly over the stove, Taiwanese beef noodle soup is worth the effort. The cubed beef is cooked in the most flavorful broth you can imagine, while wheat noodles and bok choy finish it off flawlessly. It's a big batch, so it's perfect for sharing with guests.

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    Instant Pot Minestrone


     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Traditional minestrone combines carrots, celery, beans, spinach, and pasta in a tomato broth. You can stick with a vegetarian version or brown some Italian sausage or ground beef to add meaty flavor. This hearty soup comes together with ease when you make it in an Instant Pot.

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    Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup


    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Butternut squash soup is delicious and comforting. This recipe cooks it in the slow cooker, adding apples, coconut milk, garlic, nutmeg, and thyme for a great depth of flavor. The surprise ingredient is cayenne pepper, and it works really well.

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    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes

    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes
    Diana Rattray

    Choose a country-style sausage or bulk Italian sausage in this tasty corn chowder. A combination of cream-style corn and corn kernels give the soup extra flavor and texture. It's an easy preparation and it cooks quickly.

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    Cauliflower Chowder

    Cauliflower Chowder

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    Warm up on a chilly day with a steaming bowl of cauliflower chowder. This hearty vegetarian soup reduces the carbs by using more cauliflower than potatoes. Carrots, celery, and onion, along with garlic and parsley, give it extra flavor, and it's a little thicker than most, so it can be a meal on its own.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph 

    What can be an all-day affair on the stove becomes a mostly unattended hour in the Instant Pot with this flavorful chicken noodle soup recipe. Aromatics, shredded chicken, and egg noodles combine with a rich broth to make what may become your go-to soup recipe.

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    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach

    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach
    Diana Rattray

    This bean soup with ham and spinach is hearty, and it's a quick and easy preparation. Serve this bean soup with cornbread for a delicious meal.

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    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage

    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage
    Diana Rattray

    This creamy mushroom soup is made with the addition of cheddar cheese and chunks of spicy andouille sausage. Feel free to use another variety of smoked sausage in this recipe. Add a sandwich or salad and make it a main meal, or serve with crusty bread for a great lunch.

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    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

    Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

    The Spruce / Karen Hibbard

    Add a few shrimp early in the cooking time to give this sausage and shrimp gumbo combo more shrimp flavor. If you're concerned about fat content, prepare the gumbo in advance and chill it in the refrigerator. Skim the excess fat off the cooled soup.

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    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage

    Lentil soup with sausage

    Diana Rattray

    The slow cooker lentil soup makes this lentil soup a breeze to prepare. Use your favorite smoked sausage or a similar fully cooked sausage in this soup.

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    Instant Pot French Onion Soup

    Instant Pot French Onion Soup
    Diana Rattray

    French onion soup is made of only a few ingredients, like sweet onions and rich beef broth, but it is more than the sum of its parts. Cooking it in the Instant Pot makes this slow-cooking soup quicker and easier.

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    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup

    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup
    Diana Rattray

    This creamy chicken curry soup is an easy preparation, and the flavor is amazing. This is an excellent soup to serve with sandwiches or serve it with crusty rolls or bread and a salad.

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    Creamy Potato Soup With Ham

    Creamy potato soup with ham recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    We made the soup with ham but feel free to make it with diced and browned smoked sausage or mild Italian sausage. Diced cooked bacon would be good as well. Top the creamy potato soup with some chopped green onions or shredded cheese.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

    Instant Pot chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with homemade tortilla strips.
    Diana Rattray

    All of the flavors and ingredients of a filling chicken enchilada are cooked together in this Instant Pot soup, including chicken, enchilada sauce, beans, corn, and spices. The soup is topped with homemade fried tortilla strips and your favorite Mexican toppings.

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    Crock Pot Clam Chowder

    Slow cooker clam chowder

    The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    This popular crock pot clam chowder is cooked in the slow cooker with some bacon or salt pork and canned minced clams.

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    Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Diana Rattray

    This is a creamy cheesy broccoli soup you can have ready in under 30 minutes! It's a good soup for lunch or a light supper. 

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    Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
    The Spruce

    This flavorful semi-homemade chicken noodle soup is simmered to perfection with chicken, frozen vegetables, and cooked noodles. It's a very easy soup because condensed soups are used as the base.

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    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Diana Rattray

    Use purchased tortilla chips or corn chips or make them homemade from corn tortillas. This chicken tortilla soup is excellent and full of flavor.

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    Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder

    Crockpot chicken and corn chowder recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This crockpot chicken and corn chowder is a super easy preparation. It's made with pantry ingredients and a variety of seasonings and it doesn't skimp on flavor.

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    Savory Buttercup Squash Soup With Sage

    Savory Buttercup Squash Soup
    Diana Rattray

    Fresh ingredients make this a delicious fall or winter soup. This savory butternut squash soup may also be made with another winter squash, such as butternut, acorn, or Hubbard.

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    Tuna Chowder With Corn and Cheese

    Mixed Seafood Corn Clam Chowder
    Juanmonino / Getty Images

    This fabulous tuna and corn chowder is made rich and delicious with cheddar cheese and chopped vegetables.

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    Slow Cooker Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder

    Manhattan Style Clam Chowder
    Diana Rattray

    The flavors of bacon, tomatoes, and clams make this slow cooker Manhattan-style clam chowder a refreshing and delicious alternative to heavier cream or milk-based clam chowders.

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    Jan's Crock Pot Hamburger Soup

    Hamburger Soup, Crock Pot
    Diana Rattray

    This basic hamburger soup is loaded with vegetables. The broth is made with beef broth and onion soup mix, along with tomato sauce and seasonings.

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    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder

    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder
    Diana Rattray

    Fresh asparagus and diced cooked chicken are the stars of this creamy soup. The soup also contains potatoes and some red bell pepper and onions.

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    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder
    Diana Rattray

    This hearty slow cooker corned beef and cabbage chowder is an excellent way to use leftover corned beef, and it's easy to make with condensed potato soup and the slow cooker.