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 blender, Dutch oven, or pressure cooker.
1. Pressure Cooker Soup
The Quick 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili
The secret to this Quick 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.
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.
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