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4 Weeknight Soups: Fast, Flavorful, One-Pot Meals

Soup is a great option for an easy, quick, one-pot meal. Better yet, you can tailor homemade soup to be healthy and affordable. Make a big batch and freeze the leftovers as part of your meal plan.

But why settle for basic chicken noodle or tomato soup? Amp up your soup and make it the star of the dinner table with a few simple tweaks to a basic recipe. Try one of the following one-pot soup recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less with the help of a Dutch oven.

1. Savory Chicken Soup. Turn the family classic chicken pot pie into a soup. Chicken Pot Pie Chowder is creamy, hearty, and satisfying. To save prep and cooking time, use frozen vegetables.

Chicken Pot Pie Chowder

2. Healthy Stew With Kale. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. It’s packed with vitamin C, iron, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. And it’s a tasty addition to a vegetable or bean soup. White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew adds fiber-rich beans and spicy sausage for extra zing.

White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew

3. Romesco Soup. Romesco is a traditional almond and red pepper sauce also known as Spanish ketchup.Use this base for a quick Romesco Soup. Our recipe hack calls for a jar of roasted red peppers, a can of tomato sauce, and almond milk for added creaminess. Make this soup into a meal by adding couscous and fresh spinach.

Romescu Soup

4. Soup in the Slow Cooker. Chicken Pho is a hearty Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat. Traditional pho takes more than a day to make, but this soup recipe takes 10 minutes to prep and four hours in the slow cooker on HIGH.

Pro tip: Start this soup on your stovetop and finish it in the slow cooker using a dutch oven set. Use the LOW setting for eight hours so dinner’s ready when you get home from work or running errands.

Chicken Pho


Which soup recipe will you try? Tell us how you’d customize these recipes and make them your own.


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One Response to 4 Weeknight Soups: Fast, Flavorful, One-Pot Meals

  1. Sonja November 12, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    These are in my top 10 soups. All look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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