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30 Easy Broth Based Soups You’ll Love

Nothing soothes the soul like nourishing, slurp-worthy broth based soups. They’re light but wonderfully filling and loaded with fantastic flavor.

Brothy soups are your best line of defense against chilly weather and winter colds, but they’re also great year-round.

30 Easy Broth Based Soups You'll Love featuring Warm Chicken and Rice Soup in a Bowl
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The trick is loading up clear broth with seasonal ingredients to fit your mood and time of year.

Think garden-fresh pho for the spring and mushroom soup for the fall.

Whether you’re looking for something meaty or full of veggies, all these broth based soups are sure to keep you satisfied.

1. 5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken Soup 

It’s incredible how a few dollops of pesto turn this simple chicken soup into a game-changer.

This five-ingredient bowl is rife with protein and nutrients and is enriched by the freshness of a classic pesto.

To cut down on some of the prep, use a quality store-bought pesto, and your soup will be ready in 15 minutes, tops.

2. Healthy Vegetable Chicken Soup

Every household needs a chicken soup recipe for when someone feels under the weather.

So here’s one we love in my house. 

The tender egg noodles and chicken get some sustenance into you. Then there is a generous amount of veggies to nourish you back to health. 

Use a chicken broth substitute like bone broth to make it even more nutrient-rich.

3. Dan Dan Noodle Soup (Vegetarian) 

Skip the takeout and throw on a 10-minute pot of this scrumptious Chinese soup. 

The thick broth coats the rice noodles and veggies with the authentic flavors of Dan Dan stir fry. 

You’ll need some chili bean paste, soy sauce, and black vinegar to make it authentic. This creates a full-bodied, umami, and spicy broth with a silky texture. 

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If you’re a big fan of easy Asian noodles like me, this one is a must.

4. Korean Tofu Soup 

I can’t talk about Asian soups without mentioning this spicy, tangy soup.

The broth is rich with kimchi, a staple of the Korean diet. 

It’s spicy, funky, fermented, and super healthy for your gut. Plus, it’s got tofu and green onions keeping everything vegan friendly. 

This is a fabulous 30-minute soup for those who want something spicy to clear the sinuses. 

5. Hot and Sour with Vegetables and Tofu

Looking for a simple Chinese soup recipe? I’ve got just the ticket.

You’ll love the garden-fresh combination of mushrooms, carrots, red cabbage, and more.

Plus, this vegan soup has a spicy, sour broth that’s overflowing with plant-based goodies.

6. Vegetarian Pho 

I can never pass up a warming bowl of pho. And this one is the epitome of revitalizing sustenance!

The broth is rich in warming spices with an aromatic punch of ginger and meaty shiitake mushrooms. 

Of course, it’s not pho without all the fun extras.

So pile your bowl high with fresh additions like jalapeño, green onions, mung beans, and fresh herbs.   

7. Curry Chicken Soup

Say goodbye to bland chicken soups because this curry broth is oozing with flavor. 

It’s got a double dose of aromatic spice blends, plus plenty of chunky veggies and chicken swimming in the thick coconut broth.

You can easily swap out the chicken broth for veggie and omit the chicken to make this vegan and vegetarian friendly. 

8. 20 Minute Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Now that I’ve mentioned Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese soups, I’ve got to talk to you about my favorite Thai soup

This 20-minute dish nails it on time and flavor, with juicy shredded chicken and rice noodles in a red curry and coconut broth. 

It’s a foolproof recipe that tastes just as good as takeout that even beginners can make.

9. Creamy Tortellini Soup with Lemon and Parmesan Cheese

I love a rich tortellini soup. But when I want something more brothy and bright, I opt for this bowl instead. 

Pillowy tortellini takes a plunge in a zippy creamy broth that tastes like the comforts of home. 

With just six ingredients and 15 minutes, you can have this yummy bowl ready on the dinner table. 

10. Udon Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Poached Egg 

Soup for breakfast? I’m in!

Slice into the perfect poached egg and let the yolk emulsify the warming umami broth. 

The bok choy, snap peas, and green onion taste super fresh, while the chewy udon noodles make it more filling.

11. Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is the quintessential bowl of nourishing comfort food. 

This Italian classic has a plentiful melody of veggies, including carrots, zucchini, celery, and tomatoes.

Cannellini beans make it more hearty while adding in some much-needed plant-based protein.

And it wouldn’t be minestrone without the tender macaroni pasta in the mix!

12. French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a classic that features a rich, complex broth. 

The key to that signature taste is the beef broth, which makes this extra decadent. Then there are layers upon layers of flavors on top.

Between the sweet caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar, deglazing red wine, and two types of broth, this is so much more than just a brothy soup.

And while I love the broth, my favorite part is the cheesy French bread on top. Yum!

13. Lemon Dill Chicken Noodle Soup 

Scrolling through dinner recipes to find an easy one to feed the family tonight? This 30-minute soup will make everyone happy. 

The broth is seasoned with citrus and a fresh burst of dill. For the veggie component, keep that easy too and toss in some carrots and onions.

For the final addition, you’ll toss in the leftover chicken and the rest of that elbow pasta you’ve been meaning to use up. 

It’s clean, fresh, and ideal for lunch the next day too.

14. White Bean Cabbage Potato Soup 

What I love about this soup is it’s very nourishing and affordable. 

All the ingredients keep well, and the broth is fragrant with aromatics. Sauté the cabbage and leeks with olive oil, and the whole thing is vegan too.

It’s a rustic staple you’ll want to add to the rotation when you want something homely and healthy.

15. Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Soup 

Give yourself a break and let the Crock-Pot do all the work tonight.

This recipe is not only beginner-friendly, but it’s also a great use of pantry staples.

You’ll use up canned goods like green beans, lima beans, corn, and more. For fresh veggies, potatoes and onions are a flawless addition.

Hit the start button and let it slow cook. Then, come dinner, all you have to do is serve and enjoy.

16. Simple Mushroom Barley Soup

Something about the earthy combination of mushrooms and barley makes for a winning cozy winter soup.

The clear broth gets seasoned with coriander, cumin, and paprika, so you don’t need anything crazy.

However, I highly recommend a handful of parsley for a fresh twist. 

17. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is a classic rich in flavorful broth. It’s spicy and citrusy without being overly fiery. 

Of course, if you do like yours with a spicy kick, add some jalapeño to the mix.

From the tender chicken breast, black beans, corn, and avocado, it’s one tasty Tex-Mex meal.

18. Italian Wedding Soup 

Like minestrone, wedding soup is another Italian favorite. 

The tiny acini de Pepe pasta and clear broth make this soup clean yet comforting at the same time.

Then there are the beef and pork meatballs to make it more savory.

Wedding or not, this soup has all the comforts of your grandma’s kitchen in a single bowl.

19. Chicken Enchilada Soup

If you love chicken tortilla soup, then you’ll absolutely adore this enchilada soup.

It’s like deconstructing the flavors of enchiladas and tossing them in a broth that’s made with chicken stock and enchilada sauce.

Toss in the veggies and pile on the cheese, and it’s good to go.

If you’re up to it, add a dollop of sour cream and squeeze lime on top.

20. Easy Chicken and Rice Soup 

I love spicy soups, but sometimes I need something comforting and mild. That’s when I turn to chicken and rice

It’s a clean eating combination that I find to be super gratifying.

It doesn’t take long to make, and it’s fantastic for when you have leftover chicken.

21. Spicy Cabbage Soup with Sausage

This winter warmer is a hearty, savory mix of andouille sausage and green cabbage in a spicy broth. 

Flavoring the broth doesn’t take more than what you already have on hand – a can of tomatoes, a pinch of spices, and a few cloves of garlic are all you need. 

Beef stock will make this soup richer, but you can use your broth of choice.

22. Lentil Soup

Lentils are economical, versatile, and an excellent source of plant-based protein. They’re also the main feature of this sensational soup. 

I can’t believe how this recipe takes an earthy ingredient like lentils and turns them into a super flavorful bowl. 

With the help of curry powder, veggies, and canned tomatoes, you’ll have this vegan powerhouse ready to serve in no time.

23. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Another excellent brothy chicken soup is this zippy delight. It’s the definition of cozy and comforting and ideal for spring. 

The broth is rich in garlic and lemon with a hint of flour for thickening. 

Unlike some of the other chicken soups that use pre-cooked meat, you’ll cook the chicken breast right in the pot for this one.

That way, you infuse the pot with its juices.

24. Healthy Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup

This Polish-inspired soup is a comforting, savory, and fresh concoction that’ll keep you full all day long.

The key difference between this and the others on this list is that there’s kielbasa in the mix.

This pork sausage is full of spices, adding yet another layer to this warming bowl. 

25. Weight Loss Cabbage Soup

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free…there are a significant number of health-related restrictions out there.

That’s even more true when adhering to certain diets.

That’s what makes this cabbage soup so incredible. It helps you manage your weight and is friendly to an array of diets.

Brothy soups are ideal for people looking to slim down because they’re usually light yet warm and filling.

Of course, if you feel you need a little more, try these Weight Watchers soups.

26. Healthy Mushroom Soup 

Mushroom lovers, here’s one just for you.

It’s a feast of portobello mushrooms submerged in a savory beef broth infused with Worcestershire sauce.

I think a thick chunk of garlicky crusty baguette is in order for this one.

27. Tom Kha Gia (Thai Coconut Soup)

If you’re in the mood for a creamy soup that’s brothy too, Tom Kha Gia is where it’s at.

This soup is my favorite and a very popular Thai dish with its creamy, coconutty, and spiced broth. 

Don’t skimp on the lime juice or fish sauce for this one – it’s what pulls all the flavors together.

28. One-Pot Chicken Soup with White Beans & Kale 

Who doesn’t love a delicious one-pot recipe? 

This 30-minute meal requires fewer ingredients than some of the soups on this list, and it’s super versatile too.

Other than the shredded chicken, fresh kale, and mild beans, there’s some uncured bacon lurking in the broth, adding a light salty finish.

29. Easy Dumpling Soup

If you’ve been here before, you know I love easy dumpling recipes. So here’s one for you in soup form. 

Succulent store-bought dumplings get plopped into a clear, refreshing broth. It’s fresh, healthy, savory, and ridiculously quick.

30. Lasagna Soup

Craving a hearty, meaty, cheesy bowl of rich tomatoey goodness? You can’t beat this lasagna soup. 

This soup takes all the flavors you love about Italian sausage lasagna and serves them up in a tomato-based broth. 

Right before serving, give it a dollop of ricotta cheese for the final touch.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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