Kale Lentil Sausage Stew

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

Soup is a great option for a 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 about 30 minutes with the help of a cooking blenderDutch oven, or pressure cooker.

1. Pressure Cooker Soup

The Pressure Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup will become your new weeknight favorite because it comes together fast and has plenty of healthy ingredients. The red lentils have a subtle flavor that complements the cumin, coconut, and lime in this soup. Plus, it’s very filling.


Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup
Pressure Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup


2. Savory Chicken Soup

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


Chicken Pot Pie Chowder
Chicken Pot Pie Chowder


3. Butternut Squash Soup

Usually there are two choices for blended soups. Either blend it with an immersion blender, or risk life and limb to scoop hot soup into a blender in batches. The Deluxe Cooking Blender blends then cooks vegetables into ultra-smooth, aromatic magic that’s heated to the perfect temperature for serving. This Butternut Squash Soup With Pumpkin Seed Granola balances the creaminess of the soup with the satisfying crunch of pumpkin seeds that warms your insides when the weather turns cooler outside.


Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup With Pumpkin Seed Granola


4. 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
White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew


5. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Immediately see and taste the difference between this blended soup and what you typically find in restaurants. Instead of liquid cheese with flecks of green (that might be a vegetable) this beautiful green Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Cheddar Biscuits puts two fresh heads of broccoli centerstage with cheese added in for a smooth, creamy soup. For cheese lovers, serve it with a light, chewy, three-ingredient cheddar biscuit.


Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Cheddar Biscuits
Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Cheddar Biscuits


6. 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
Romescu Soup


7. Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili

The secret to this Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili is the little bit of flour that coats the seared vegetables. It creates a thickening roux without adding extra fat. Pressure cooking your soup cuts the chili cooking time to just 30 minutes.


Quick Cooker White Chicken Chili
Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili


8. 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
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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9 Responses to 8 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.

  2. Kristi January 18, 2018 at 9:43 am #

    I’m very impressed with the flavor of the Pho. So delicious.

  3. Brenda January 23, 2020 at 5:38 am #

    Omg I don’t know witch one I want to try first

  4. Teresa October 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm #

    Definitely the Butternut Squash soup…then the Broccoli Cheese Soup! Yummers😋

  5. karen king August 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

    I love these

  6. Petriva Bailey December 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

    I love Broccoli and Cheese Soup my favorite

  7. Jeri Pierce-Evans January 23, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

    Savory chicken soup and the white chicken čhili

  8. Lois Andrus January 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

    Cauliflower Potato Soup

  9. Missy Ezzell January 28, 2023 at 10:57 am #

    White chicken chili and broccoli and cheese

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