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Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my quick version for when we're short on time. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Slow-Cooker Minestrone

4 reviews

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


Curried Vegetable Soup

I created this recipe uniting my favorite spices with frozen vegetables to save time. It's easy to scale up to...


Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

1 review

Apple and winter squash are fantastic together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For...


Vegan Cabbage Soup

1 review

Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned...

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

1 review

This vegan potato leek soup uses starchy potatoes to thicken and create a creamy consistency, so there's no need to...


Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream...

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Pureed potatoes help give this vegan cream of broccoli soup a silky texture without the cream! This is a fantastic...


Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

3 reviews

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


Chunky Potato Soup

3 reviews

To stretch our meat supply during the Depression, Mom made all kinds of soups and stews. I loved her recipe...

Mushroom Barley Soup Mix

1 review

Steaming bowls of homemade soup are less than an hour away when you have this lovely layered soup mix on...


Basil Tomato Soup for 2

1 review

Fresh basil perks up the flavor in this creamy from-scratch tomato soup. My aunt gave me this recipe years ago,...


Vegetarian Stew in Bread Bowls

2 reviews

Shortly before we had our third child, my husband wisely got our first slow cooker. This was the first recipe...


Contest-Winning Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

2 reviews

Not only is this hearty soup my family's favorite meatless recipe, but it's a complete meal-in-one. It's loaded with vegetables,...


Pesto Minestrone

3 reviews

Natalie Cataldo relies on store-bought pesto to provide mild flavor to this chunky tortellini and vegetable soup. "It's a hit...

Vegetable Broth

The flavor of celery and mushrooms comes through in this homemade vegetable broth. Can be used as a substitution for...


Spinach Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Here's a thick and creamy soup that combines a bevy of vegetables with herbs for unbeatable flavor. Jennifer Neilsen of...


Barley Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

Our taste testers loved this delicious vegetarian soup brimming with veggies and barley. Though it doesn’t taste like it, the...


German Potato Soup

2 reviews

German potato salad is the inspiration for this recipe. I love the smell of it simmering on a cool winter...


Onion Tomato Soup

1 review

"Fresh herbs really make the difference in the flavor of this low-fat vegetarian soup," notes Lisa Blackwell from Henderson, North...


Healthy Tomato Soup

5 reviews

Field editor Heather Campbell of Lawrence, Kansas seasons this slow-cooker soup with spices and herbs rather than salt. “It’s especially...


Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

2 reviews

Here's my go-to recipe for family and friends' get-togethers. One time, my niece devoured three bowls of it and we...


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Garden Tomato Soup

5 reviews

Meet the Cook: "Delicious" and "filling" are the words friends I've served this soup to use to describe it. Alone,...

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Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

21 reviews

I made this soup for the first time in the summer, but when I saw its bright red and green...


Contest-Winning Veggie Tortellini Soup

15 reviews

“Italian cuisine has more to offer than spaghetti and pizza. Just check out this mouthwatering, healthy soup. I’ve served it...


Fennel Carrot Soup

1 review

This soup is perfect as a first course for a special-occasion dinner. It gets its delicious flavor from toasted fennel...


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave...


Spicy Sweet Potato Kale Cannellini Soup

1 review

This cross between a soup and a stew fits the meatless Monday bill quite nicely. It warms you right up,...


Hazelnut Asparagus Soup

2 reviews

My heart is happy when bundles of tender local asparagus start to appear at my grocery store in spring. No...