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Healthy Cooking Soup Recipes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine soup recipes for a healthy and light meal. Get soup recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Peppercorns and a handful of herbs add the perfect seasoning to this low-sodium stock developed by our Test Kitchen home economists. To give it even more flavor, they first browned the chicken and sauteed the veggies.

Italian Chicken Soup

Italian Chicken Soup

Italian Chicken Soup

This satisfying soup gets its Italian flair from fennel, thyme, basil and orzo pasta. If you don't start with a low-sodium or sodium-free stock, advises our Test Kitchen stay, you might want to decrease the amount of salt called for in the recipe.

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, Beverly McDowell's family has a hard time waiting for dinner. "It's much like a thick tomato-based soup with a hearty mix of okra, brown rice and beans," she writes from Athens, Georgia. "Everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied...and eager to have it again soon."
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Tart Cherry Soup

Tart Cherry Soup

Tart Cherry Soup

I spice up my sweet-tart soup with a hint of cinnamon. Serve this refreshing chilled concoction as a light first course...or for dessert, topped with a dollop of nonfat yogurt or reduced-fat whipped topping. —Neva Arthur, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Corn and Pepper Chowder

Corn and Pepper Chowder

Corn and Pepper Chowder

Chunks of potato, kernels of corn and flecks of red pepper punctuate the creamy broth of this hearty chowder. Cilantro and cumin lend a Southwestern flavor. "I go this recipe from someone I work with. It's quick and tasty," notes Donna Hackman of Bedford, Virginia.

Chilled Peach Soup

Chilled Peach Soup

Chilled Peach Soup

Here's a peachy way to begin a lady's luncheon or brunch. This refreshing soup shared by Lane McLoud of Perry, Georgia stars her home state's premier fruit crop. The toasted almonds on top are a nice complement to the sweet-tart flavor. "A serving of this fruit soup is surprisingly filling," she writes.

Lemon Lentil Soup

Lemon Lentil Soup

Lemon Lentil Soup

Loaded with protein-rich lentils, this hearty soup is rooted in the old-fashioned goodness of leeks, parsnips, celery and carrots. "The addition of lemon juice transforms what might otherwise be an everyday soup into something out of the ordinary," writes Jean Rowlings of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

I created this recipe for a dinner I hosted for a group of friends. The main course was Italian, and I needed a good soup, so I converted a favorite tortilla soup recipe by substituting pasta and adding different seasonings. —Maxine Pierson, San Ramon, California

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup

"Here is one good-for-you dish that our kids really enjoy," Joy Maynard writes from St. Ignatius, Montana. Serve this tasty soup as a hearty meatless entree...or pair it with a favorite sandwich.

Moroccan Stew

Moroccan Stew

Moroccan Stew

Fragrant cinnamon, cumin and coriander give this hearty meatless medley from Rita Reinke of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin its exotic Moroccan flavor.

Fresh Corn Chowder

Fresh Corn Chowder

Fresh Corn Chowder

This creamy corn and potato dish is perfect when you yearn for a full-bodied soup with lots of down-home flavor. "I discovered the recipe in a fresh fruit and vegetable cook-book," notes Margaret Olien of New Richmond, Wisconsin. "It really hits the spot on a chilly day."
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