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47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes

From creamy tomato to hearty udon noodle, there's nothing's more satisfying than a bowl of warming soup on a chilly night. Here are our best soup recipes.
47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes

Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Photography by Christie Vuong, Food Styling by Sage Dakota, Prop Styling by Andrea McCrindle.

Get your spoons ready, because this collection of our best soup recipes is full of irresistible favourites. We're filling our bowls with everything from homemade tomato soup (with grilled cheese croutons!), to chunky chorizo and hearty Mexican-lentil soup, and we'll be going back for seconds every time.

Thai Sweet Potato Red Curry Soup

Sweet potatoes, leeks, carrots and coconut milk are just a few of the base ingredients making up this cozy and colourful Thai soup. Get our Thai sweet potato red curry soup recipe.

Thai sweet potato red curry soup in a bowl sprinkled with cilantro and coconut (Photo: Roberto Caruso)n

Lentil, Kale And Sausage Soup

Packed full of protein and veggies, this soup is ready in a flash—it’s great for busy, cold winter nights. Get our lentil, kale and sausage soup recipe here. 

Two bowls of lentil kale and sausage soup with cheese on top. (Photography: Christie Vuong. Produced by Stephanie Han Kim. Food styling: Ashley Denton. Prop styling: Cailen SpeersnProp credit: Spoons, courtesy of Homsense.ca)

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Tomato

We redeveloped and modernized this recipe (it’s one of our most popular soups!) to make it even more delicious. Kitchen Tip: Top each bowl with a spoonful of cream, grated Parmesan cheese or croutons. Get our roasted red pepper and tomato cream soup recipe.

Roasted red pepper sou with tomato 4-3jpg Photo, Erik Putz.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This soup, with its smoky, slightly sweet flavour from the roasting of the peppers, is a knock’em-dead beginning for any meal. Get our roasted red pepper soup recipe. 

Two bowls of roasted red pepper soup topped with croutons and swirls of olive oil, sour cream on a stone table with spoons and parmesan and a grater Photography by Christie Vuong. Food styling by Eshun Mott. Prop styling by Christine Hanlon.

Ginger-Sesame Meatballs With Lemongrass Broth

This soup is an adaptation of bun cha, a Vietnamese noodle salad with meatballs. Adding a fragrant, flavourful broth—thanks to lemongrass, spices and umami-rich soy and fish sauces—warms up this dish, making it perfect for cold weather. While the ginger meatballs are traditionally made with pork, you can substitute with chicken, beef or a plant-based protein as needed. —Joshna Maharaj

Get our ginger-sesame meatballs with lemongrass broth recipe

bowl of noodles and ginger-sesame meatballs with lemongrass broth Photography by Christie Vuong; Food Styling by Sage Dakota; Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari.

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Mexican Lentil Soup

Use vegetable broth to make this hearty soup, filled with protein and fibre, completely vegan. Get this Mexican lentil soup recipe

Two bowls of Mexican lentil soup topped with cilantro, avocado and jalapeños on a table with a colourful floral tablecloth alongside bowls of cornbread, cut limes and sparkling drinks (Photo: Christie Vuong; Food Styling: Sage Dakota; Prop Styling: Andrea McCrindle)

Classic Fish Chowder

Transport yourself to the East Coast with a rich bowl of this fish, potato and cream-based soup. (We used haddock, but any white fish will taste great.) Get our classic fish chowder recipe.

white dish filled with creamy fish chowder Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Pesto Potato Soup

Add some colour and comfort to your dinner plan with this fresh spring-inspired soup, featuring the perfect blend of peas, pesto and garlic. Get our pesto potato soup recipe.

A bowl of pesto potato soup garnished with oat milk cream on a yellow tablecloth with two spoons beside it and some toast Photography by Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari

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Chicken and Orzo Soup

Yes, you can get a comforting bowl of chicken soup on the table in 30 minutes. Get our chicken and orzo soup recipe

Chicken and orzo soup recipe Photo, Erik Putz.

Elote Chowder

Years of living in Mexico City left me with a profound appreciation for elotes and esquites—street corn and a corn-based dish with kernels and melted cheese. This chowder is inspired by those flavours. It’s perfect for dinner and a great way to use up the bounty of corn season. Get our elote chowder recipe here. 

A bowl of elote chowder served alongside other dishes on a green tablecloth Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Photography by Christie Vuong, Food Styling by Sage Dakota, Prop Styling by Andrea McCrindle.

Persian-Style Mung Bean Soup

I came across Ash-e Mash, a staple Persian soup with legumes and turnips, while looking for soups that used inexpensive, readily available ingredients. Each Persian home has its own version of this dish, which is usually served in the spring. It’s so hearty, warming and nutritious that I often find myself cooking my own version of it in colder seasons, too. I like to serve it with some flaky sea salt and additional fresh herbs overtop. —Joshna Maharaj

Get our Persian-style mung bean soup recipe.

Two bowls of Persian-style mung bean soup served on a printed tile counter Photography by Christie Vuong; Food Styling by Sage Dakota; Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari.

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Marmite French Onion Soup

In this French onion soup recipe, the British classic Marmite is the star of the dish, adding a punchy, beeflike flavour. Top this hearty soup with plant-based cheesy baguette slices. Get our marmite French onion soup recipe.

47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes Produced by Sun Ngo; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari

Ground Turkey Minestrone Soup

A mix of ground turkey, sautéed carrots and onions, mixed beans and pasta makes for a hearty soup that eats like a meal. Get our ground turkey minestrone soup recipe

47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Matthew Kimura. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

One-Pot Halibut And Chorizo Soup

Soup is so easy to make, but it’s even easier when you can save time (and dirty dishes) by cooking everything in one pot. Get our one-pot halibut and chorizo soup recipe.

one-pot halibut and chorizo soup Photo, Erik Putz.

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Cream Of Broccoli Soup With Cheddar (And No Cream!)

Cozy, creamy and cheesy, this broccoli soup is one of our go-to cures for cold weather blues. Get our cheddar-broccoli soup recipe.

A bowl of cream of broccoli soup topped with grated cheddar, with a spoon in it, and to the left a broken crusty roll, on a plate

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Use your slow cooker to cook up this comforting broth you can can drink straight-up, or as a base for another recipe. Get this slow cooker bone broth recipe

White dish filled with slow cooker bone broth. Photo, Erik Putz.

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup

This comforting slow cooker soup recipe freezes like a dream, so keep it on hand for busy weeks. Get this slow cooker hamburger soup recipe

White bowl of hamburger soup on orange background. Photo, Erik Putz.

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Black Bean Soup With Lime Popcorn

This soup is guaranteed to warm up your insides with its flavourful mix of ground cumin, fennel seeds, serrano peppers and black beans. Get this black bean soup with lime popcorn recipe.

Black Bean Soup With Lime Popcorn recipe Photography by Erik Putz. Food styling by Matthew Kimura. Prop styling by Madeleine Johari.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato And Apple Soup

This slow cooker soup is filled with fall flavours, but it's delicious all year round. Get this slow cooker sweet potato and apple soup recipe

Slow cooker sweet potato and apple soup in a white bowl.

Carrot And Fennel Soup With Chili Garlic Oil

This spicy, creamy puree hits all the notes of a cozy, comforting soup while still being light. Get our carrot and fennel soup with chili garlic oil recipe

Carrot fennel soup with garlic chili oil on top in a light green bowl and a cloud printed background and a spoon to accompany. (Recipes by Eshun Mott. Produced by Aimee Nishitoba. Photos by Erik Putz. Food Styling by Sage Dakota. Prop Styling by Nicole Billark.)

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Caldo Verde

This classic Portuguese soup is hearty and satisfying. You can experiment with the type of sausage you use, and you can substitute other greens, such as collards or Swiss chard. —Joshna Maharaj

Get our caldo verde recipe.

A bowl of caldo verde soup beside lemon wedges, salt and pepper shakers, and bread Photography by Christie Vuong; Food Styling by Sage Dakota; Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari.

Smoky Rainbow Chard, Potato And Sausage Soup

This play on Portuguese caldo verde swaps kale for chard for a springtime version of the smoky soup. Get our smoky rainbow chard, potato and sausage soup recipe

Chopped chards, sausage, potato soup in a bowl paired with a silver spoon. (Recipes by Irene Ngo; Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Erik Putz; Food styling by Zeke Goodwin; Prop styling by Nicole Billark)

Cream of Celery and Celeriac Soup

Celery has such a delicate, underrated flavour, while celeriac is far too often overlooked. Together, they go from zero to hero in this luscious soup, which is also fantastic served chilled—like a vichyssoise—in the summer.  Get this cream of celery soup recipe.

Two bowls of cream of celery and celeriac soup Photography by Christie Vuong, Food Styling by Eshun Mott, Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari.

Beef And Beet Borscht

In this dish, the flavours develop and improve overnight, so feel free to make it up to three days ahead! Get our beef and beet borscht recipe.

A bowl of beef and beet borscht topped with sprigs of dill with a large silver soup spoon resting in it on a grey table with a bowl of sour cream in the corner (Photography: Roberto Caruso; food styling: Michael Elliott; prop styling: Rayna Schwartz)n

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Chicken Noodle Soup With Homemade Broth

This most classic of soup recipes is everything we’re looking for on a cold day. Get our chicken soup with homemade broth recipe.

Chicken soup with vegetables and noodles mix in a bowl. (Photography: Sian Richards. Food styling: Claire Stubbs. Prop Styling: Catherine Doherty

Udon Noodle Soup

Celebrate warm food and sweater weather with a noodle-filled bowl of soup—it’s pure comfort on a cold day. Get our udon noodle soup recipe.

a ceramic bowl of udon noodles with sliced fish cake and halved soft boiled egg Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Filipino Sour Salmon Soup (Sinigang)

This traditional soup usually gets its signature sweet-sour taste from tamarind paste, but vinegar was our choice for an easily-sourced substitution. Get our Sinigang recipe.

A ceramic bowl of sinigag

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Italian-Style Lentil Soup

Try this hearty soup packed with healthy legumes, plus pancetta, rosemary and parmesan to round out the flavour. Get our Italian-style lentil soup recipe.

A ceramic bowl of lentil soup garnished with a sprig of thyme.

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

This is one of our favourite comfort foods, and preparing it in the slow cooker makes it that much easier. For a stovetop version, caramelize the onions and salt over medium until dark golden. Add flour, then vermouth, broth and water, and simmer, covered, for at least 30 min. Get our slow cooker French onion soup recipe.

Slow-cooker french onion soup Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Smoky Corn Chowder Recipe With Bacon

Bacon takes a classic soup and adds a beautifully smoky layer of flavour. There will be requests for seconds, so make extra. Get our smoky corn chowder with bacon recipe.

47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes Photo, John Cullen.

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Puréed to creamy perfection, this rich soup is topped with sour cream, cheddar and pumpkin seeds. Get our roasted cauliflower soup recipe.

A bowl of puréed cauliflower soup garnished with a drizzle of cream and served with a green salad. Photo, Sian Richards.

Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Perfect for a chilly Saturday at home but special enough for company, this special recipe is the best thing to happen to soup since… sandwiches! Get our tomato soup with grilled cheese recipe.

tomato soup recipe with grilled cheese croutons on top Photo by Roberto Caruso

Matzo-Ball Soup

Pull up your sleeves, and get hands-on with dinner tonight! Rolled matzo balls are the star of this chicken and dumpling soup, bringing cozy comfort to your mid-week meal. Get our matzo-ball soup recipe.

47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes

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Velvety Mushroom Soup

Try this smooth and savoury fall and winter soup you can dish up over lunch, or serve in as part of an elegant entertaining menu. Get our velvety mushroom soup recipe.

mushroom soup recipe in white serving bowl Photo, Erik Putz.

Hearty Quinoa Soup

Packed with nutrients, this soup covers all the bases. Get our hearty quinoa soup recipe.

47 Of Our Coziest, Best Soup Recipes Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Parsnip, Apple And Leek Soup

There are many wonderful layers of subtle flavour in this soup. Make it up to two days in advance and reheat, thinning with more broth if desired. Get our parsnip, apple and leek soup recipe.

Vegetable soup: Parsnip, apple and leek soup Photo, Erik Putz.

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Minestrone Della Nonna Fanny

Every nonna makes minestrone differently and, aside from a few specific rules, it is flexible and lenient. Get this minestrone della nonna Fanny recipe.

Carla ciccone and her nonna standing over a big pot of minestrone (Illustration: Rachel Wada)

Smoked Trout Chowder

Preserved fish, like smoked trout, gives this everyday soup a satisfying boost of flavour. Get our smoked trout chowder recipe

A cast iron pot filled with creamy trout chowder being ladled into enamelled steel bowls. Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Acorn Squash Soup

Move over, butternut; acorn squash is the star of our new favourite soup. Roast ‘em to create spectacular serving dishes and toast the seeds for a crunchy garnish. Get our acorn squash soup recipe

squash soup recipe served in hollow acorn squash Photo, Erik Putz.

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Hearty Tuscan Soup

Crisp croutons, healthy kale and chunks of tomato make every mouthful delicious. Get our hearty Tuscan soup recipe.

A bowl of soup with croutons and kale and tomatoes

Beefy Barley Soup

This winter staple should be in everyone’s recipe file. Serve with a slice of rustic bread. Get our beefy barley soup recipe

best soup recipes - beef barley soup Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Gingery Tofu And Rice Noodle Soup

This vegan-friendly soup is a real crowd-please. Plus, it's super easy to make. Get our gingery tofu and rice noodle soup recipe

Winter soup recipes: Gingery tofu noodle soup Photo, Erik Putz.

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White Bean And Tomato Soup

This creamy soup makes the most of yesterday’s pasta sauce leftovers . Get our white bean and tomato soup recipe

Soup with white beans and tomato soup Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Sausage And Kale Soup

Packed with kale, kidney beans and vegetables, this is a hearty soup that will warm you no matter how cold it gets outside. Get our sausage and kale soup recipe

Sausage and kale soup Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Quinoa Minestrone Soup

Whether it’s red, white or black, quinoa’s a quick-cooking grain packed with nutrition. Get our quinoa minestrone soup recipe.

Quinoa minestrone soup Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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Asparagus Soup

A fresh and colourful soup to serve up before the main dish. Top with croutons and thyme leaves to finish. Get our asparagus soup recipe.

Asparagus soup Photo, Erik Putz.

Tip: If you prefer to freestyle with your soups — that's great, too! Here's our formula for what you need to make vegetable soup, without following a recipe.

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