45 Soups You Can Make In Under An Hour

Dinnertime is a breeze with these easy recipes.

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Whether you're looking for a comforting classic or healing winter soup, you can have these recipes on the table in an hour or less. While some simply require a Dutch oven or large pot, others rely on an instant pot to speed things up.

Make homemade tomato soup to accompany a delicious grilled cheese sandwich, fight off a cold with a nourishing bowl of chicken noodle soup, enjoy a hearty veggie-filled broth, or serve a protein-loaded stew with chicken, sausage, or beef. From clean-out-the-pantry ingredient lists to recipes that lean into seasonal produce, you can't go wrong with any of these cozy soup recipes.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Photographer: Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley
Photographer: Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

This easy five star recipe speaks for itself as to why it's a dinner table staple. It has all the classic white chicken chili ingredients plus green chiles that give it a West Texas-flair. Top with crispy tortilla strips, extra cheese, cilantro, and sour cream to your liking.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

This nostalgic childhood dish can easily be found on a Southern table any time of year, but always feels extra comforting on cool days. In just 30 minutes, you'll have this vibrant soup on the table. For a little extra indulgence serve it in a bread bowl.

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Hamburger Stew

<p>ANTONIS ACHILLEOS; PROP STYLIST: KAY E. CLARKE; FOOD STYLIST: MARGARET MONROE DICKEY</p>

ANTONIS ACHILLEOS; PROP STYLIST: KAY E. CLARKE; FOOD STYLIST: MARGARET MONROE DICKEY

Too cold to fire up the grill? Don't worry this hearty stew packed with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, potatoes, and veggies, then topped with hamburger bun croutons will curb your hamburger craving.

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

This colorful soup might look tedious, but thanks to rotisserie chicken and store-bought gnocchi dinner just got a whole lot easier. Sautéed onion, carrots, celery, and garlic give the soup extra flavor and aromatics while half-and-half adds the creaminess.

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Cabbage Soup

<p>Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly; Prop Stylist: Julia Bayless</p>

Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly; Prop Stylist: Julia Bayless

Warm up with a bowl of this nutrition-packed dish. If you ever doubted that soup is a filling dinner—think again. A bowl of this goodness brings together sausage, carrots, green cabbage, onion, potatoes, red kidney beans, and diced tomatoes. Serve with crunchy bread.

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Creamy Kale Soup

<p>Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster</p>

Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster

Lean into the seasonal abundance of kale for a vibrant bowl of good-for-you soup. The blender helps achieve a silky smooth texture that comes from the addition of cream, Parmesan cheese, and surprisingly, sourdough bread.

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Ham and Potato Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel, Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel, Food Stylist: Torie Cox

If you have leftover ham from a holiday dinner, you'll want to put this easy and delicious creamy potato soup on the weeknight lineup. But don't worry, no holiday required to make this recipe—you can buy baked ham just for the occasion.

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

<p>Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley</p>

Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

This highly reviewed recipe is a crowd favorite for kids and adults alike. "This is truly a gem of a chicken noodle soup recipe," says Julie T. With the help of rotisserie chicken, you'll have a bowl of this soul soothing soup in front of you in just 30 minutes.

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Tortellini Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

You won't hesitate when asked if you want seconds when this tomatoey soup is on the table. While the recipe calls for store-bought cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen, you can easily swap it for any complimentary tortellini of your choosing.

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Tortilla Soup

<p>Stacy Allen</p>

Stacy Allen

You'll love this flavorful soup just as much for leftovers. One reviewer commented, "With a lasting flavor that tastes amazing to serve and even better the next day, it's good for large batch serving."

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Green Chile-Chicken Soup

<p>Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis</p>

Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

Poblano and green enchilada sauce bring a hint of heat to this healing soup while slightly smashed white beans give it a creamy thickness without adding any dairy.

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One-Hour Brunswick Stew

Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Whether you claim this soup originates in Georgia or Virginia, we can all agree it's delicious. Loaded with sausage, shredded chicken, okra, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lima beans a cup of this goodness is a full meal.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

<p> Stacy K. Allen; Props: Julia Bayless; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer</p>

Stacy K. Allen; Props: Julia Bayless; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

Just like a classic chicken pot pie, our soup version is creamy, warm, and irresistible. With all the same ingredients inside, in lieu of puff pastry or pie crust, we top each bowl with refrigerated or homemade biscuits.

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

No canned cream of mushroom here! We use dried porcini and fresh cremini mushrooms and a mix of cream and chicken stock for a velvety smooth dish. Top with extra crunchy and flavorful homemade croutons.

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Quick Shrimp And Corn Chowder

<p>Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Lydia Pursell; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer</p>

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Lydia Pursell; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

While this recipe is extra delicious in the summertime when sweet corn is in its peak season, we can't resist making this quick and easy chowder anytime the craving strikes.

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Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

<p>Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis</p>

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

This silky soup gets its vibrant color from carrots and sweet potatoes while parsnips, onion, and ginger add a depth of flavor. Top with a creamy topping made with yogurt, maple syrup, and half-and-half; plus crunchy pistachios.

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Hearty Beef And Freezer Veggie Soup

Greg DuPree
Greg DuPree

This stew checks the veggie and protein box. The recipe calls for a variety of frozen veggies, but feel free to make swaps or add ingredients depending on what is already in your freezer or according to your vegetable preferences.

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Creamy Collard Green Soup with Bacony Croutons

Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

If collard greens might not grab entice you to make this recipe, we have a feeling bacony croutons will.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

For a healthy and hearty weeknight dinner, serve up this soup filled with leeks, collard greens, carrots, celery, and shredded rotisserie chicken. A splash of heavy cream adds richness but can be omitted if desired.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

It's hard to beat a classic grilled cheese and tomato soup combination. And though the store-bought stuff will do in a pinch, a warm bowl of this homemade roasted version is so much better.

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Cheeseburger Soup

Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

Don't worry about firing up the grill and instead opt for this dump-and-go cheeseburger soup that is ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, it's kid approved!

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Southern Wedding Soup Recipe

Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

This classic recipe is a Southern classic. Whether you're whipping it up on a weeknight or planning ahead—we recommend making an extra batch of meatballs to store in the freezer that you can enjoy on their own, have ready next time you make the soup, or use for a different recipe.

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White Bean, Fennel, and Italian Sausage Soup with Parmesan Toast

Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Calling all pizza lovers. The recipe calls for mild Italian sausage, but you can always up the heat with hot sausage. "The combination of Italian sausage and fennel really contributed to the unique flavor of this soup," says one reader.

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Instant Pot Potato Soup

Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners
Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Move over baked potatoes, this creamy soup couldn't be easier thanks to the slow-cooker. Top with your favorite baked potato toppings—crumbled bacon, cheese, chives, or even add potato chips for an extra crunch.

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Creamy Chicken Sausage-and-Kale Soup

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

"I have prepared this soup several times using this sausage and follow the recipe exactly as published and my family loves it," says one Southern Living reader. If you can't find smoked chicken sausage, swap it for any sausage of your choosing.

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Potato Leek Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. You only need a few ingredients and a handful of spices to make this tasty soup. For the creamiest result, use russet potatoes.

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Lasagna Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Enjoy a lasagna dinner without the time-consuming task of preparing, layering, and baking your dish. Simply combine all the ingredients in a large pot then top each bowl with a dollop of ricotta and Parmesan mixture.

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Instant Pot Black-eyed Pea Soup

Photography: Alison Miksch, Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, Food Styling: Melissa Gray
Photography: Alison Miksch, Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, Food Styling: Melissa Gray

You might only think of black-eyed peas on New Years Day, but we believe they're just as delicious enjoyed anytime of year. "The best black-eyed pea soup I have ever made," says Edith.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon

Antonis Achilleos
Antonis Achilleos

Rather than thickening this dish with half-and-half or cream, we use potatoes to give it an equally rich and velvety texture. Top with crispy bacon and chives.

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7-Can Soup

<p>Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

This soup calls for the easiest-ever trip to the grocery store—the only aisle you need to visit is the canned one for this effortless dinner.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

<p>Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis</p>

Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

We feel like this Southern Living reader's comment sums up our love of this soup pretty well: "This was such a delicious update on classic chicken noodle soup. It feels even cozier and my family loved it! And it has a very flavorful broth that's not too creamy."

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Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Have dinner on the table in just 30 minutes thanks to this straightforward recipe and packaged gnocchi. "This was easy to make, and great for a lighter meal with a hearty feel," says Cyndi.

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Butternut Squash Soup

<p>Jessica Furniss</p>

Jessica Furniss

Lean into the flavors of fall with this colorful and tasty soup. The minimal ingredient list really allows the butternut squash to shine. Top with sage, roasted pumpkin seeds, and an extra drizzle of cream.

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Easy Taco Soup

<p>Jennifer Davick</p>

Jennifer Davick

This no-frills crowd pleaser just made taco night a whole lot easier and equally as satisfying. We love enjoying it with mini cheese quesadillas or crunchy corn chips.

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White Bean-and-Chard Soup

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

You may not come across swiss chard in recipes as often as kale or spinach, but it's just as nutritious as spinach with a milder flavor so even your non-veggie lovers will enjoy this dish.

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Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Torie Cox

If this raving review doesn't spark your interest then we don't know what will. "I am not a potato soup person or a soup person in general but this one is a keeper!"

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

<p>Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall</p>

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

If someone's feeling under the weather, this lemon chicken orzo soup is just the cure. With the help of rotisserie chicken, this soup only takes 40 minutes from start to finish.

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Sweet Potato Soup

<p>Greg DuPree; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro; Food Stylist: Torie Cox</p>

Greg DuPree; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, carrots, and onion might be the base of this recipe, but it's the warm spices that really make it shine.

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Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup

Alison Miksch
Alison Miksch

This 20-minute recipe calls for refrigerated chicken-and-prosciutto tortelloni, but you can use any flavor you prefer. One reviewer called this recipe "a hidden gem".

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Sweet-and-Spicy Corn Soup

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

If you're a corn chowder fan, you'll fall head over heels for this deliciously easy, lightened-up corn soup. In place of cream, this recipe uses part whole milk and part greek yogurt for smoothness.

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Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

The key to this dish's vibrant color is immediately cooling the vegetables in cold water after blanching them. Extra roasted broccoli and cheesy croutons are the perfect crunchy finishing touch.

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Quick Beef Chili

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Hosting a game day watch party last minute and need a hands-off and filling dish? This quick beef chili is just the answer you were looking for.

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Carrot Soup with Pea Pesto

Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry
Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

We can't get enough of this bright and multi-colored velvety soup. Packed with charred carrots and garlic cloves, onion, and cumin, then topped with fresh pesto there's no shortage of flavor here.

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Crab-And-Corn Chowder

<p>Will Dickey; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners</p>

Will Dickey; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Fresh crab meat is the key to this decadent recipe. If preparing to impress at a dinner party, you can make the dish up to three days in advance.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

Simple and healthy meals are weeknight saviors. Serve this pretty orange soup along side a simple salad or roasted chicken breast for a satisfying meal.

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