These luscious creamy soup recipes all have one thing in common – they’re incredibly cozy and comforting.
So if you feel in need of a palate-pleasing pick-me-up, try one of these 30 delicious bowls.
They’re the ultimate hug in a mug (or boost in a bowl). From dreamy sweet potato to thick lentil, each is a nourishing yet tasty meal.
Vegetarians will love the complex flavors of spinach and artichoke soup, 15 bean soup, or Irish parsnips.
Carnivores can sink their spoon into lobster bisque, chicken gnocchi, or the ridiculously tempting creamy Reuben soup.
And just because these are creamy doesn’t mean they’re dangerous for your diet.
There are plenty of dairy-free options (using potatoes, cauliflower, or non-dairy milk) and some low-fat broths, too.
Whatever you’re feeling, there’s a soup to match your mood on this list of 30 crazy good dishes.
1. Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Bring Olive Garden’s yummy chicken gnocchi soup right to your own kitchen with this amazing copycat recipe.
It’s full of restaurant flavor but made with healthy homemade ingredients.
Chunks of carrot, celery, spinach, and tender chicken are simmered in a creamy broth.
The magic ingredient, however, is the soft pillowy potato gnocchi. You might make a mess slurping these up, but it’s well worth a few spills.
2. Creamy Tomato Soup
You won’t believe this decadent and creamy tomato soup is vegan, but it is!
Made with tomatoes, garlic, onion, red pepper, and fresh thyme, you won’t even miss the dairy.
Why? Because chickpeas do the work instead! Blended into the tomato puree, they add a thick texture and creamy taste.
3. Cream of Mushroom Soup
Canned mushroom soup is a pale reflection of the real thing.
When you make it yourself, you don’t just get more flavor and richness, you’ll know there’s nothing in there but wholesome, fresh ingredients.
This easy recipe shows you how it’s done – with heaps of mushrooms, garlic, marsala wine, cream, and fresh herbs.
4. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Broccoli florets are nestled in a cheesy, creamy broth in this cozy dish.
It’s a nourishing bowl that will satisfy your cheese cravings while delivering plenty of healthy goodness.
5. Creamy Onion Soup
Some people like their onion soup in a clear broth. Those people have clearly never tried this mind-blowing creamy version.
Yellow onions are sauteed in white wine before being simmered in broth and thickened with a flour roux.
Worcestershire sauce and thyme add plenty of amazing flavor while heavy cream brings a subtle richness to this hearty bowl.
6. New England Clam Chowder
Salty, savory, and creamy, there’s nothing like a bowl of clam chowder on a cold night.
This amazing version features chunky potatoes, smoky bacon, and briney clams.
You won’t be able to resist a second serving of this incredible comfort food. Serve it with croutons or crusty bread and dive in!
7. Creamy Tortellini Soup
Ready in just 30 minutes, this is a great option for busy cooks looking for an easy supper.
Tender tortellini, meaty sausage, and chewy kale combine in this beautiful broth.
Don’t forget the bread, as you’ll need something to mop up all those yummy juices!
8. Potato Soup
This Paula Deen recipe is reliably decadent and unbelievably tasty.
It’s a slow cooker soup made with chunks of potato in savory chicken broth.
Throw everything into the crockpot on your way out the door in the morning and you can come back to a delicious meal when the work day’s done.
Aren’t slow cookers amazing?!
9. Cream of Broccoli Soup
Save this recipe for a rainy day and you won’t be disappointed.
It’s a thick green swirl of pureed broccoli, butter, and cream, all finished off with a squeeze of fresh lemon to highlight all that yummy flavor.
10. Butternut Squash Soup
This warming dish is true soul food. Thick, smooth, and creamy it’s like a giant hug for your belly.
It’s really easy to make, too! There’s no fussing with fancy ingredients here, just simple cooking that lets butternut squash’s complex earthy-yet-sweet flavor shine.
11. Cream of Asparagus Soup
This spring soup is perfect for frosty March days or chilly May evenings.
It’s also a pretty shade of green, so it’s a good option for a St Patrick’s Day feast!
Made with loads of fresh asparagus, garlic, broth, cream, and a sprinkling of fresh chives and dill, this flavorful bowl is both healthy and satisfying.
12. Creamy Vegetable Soup
Gluten-free and vegan, this diet-friendly soup is a gorgeous, guilt-free, dinner.
It’s also a good way to use up the potatoes, corn, and peas that you probably have in your fridge and/or freezer right now!
Chunky vegetables in a golden, savory broth – this is how you diet!
13. Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup
Carrots go with anything, so this is a great appetizer for your next holiday meal.
The carrots are roasted first to bring out all their sweet, earthy flavor, then added to a pot with aromatics and spices.
It’s flavorful without being too heavy, creamy without being too thick. Basically, it’s perfect.
14. Pumpkin Soup
Fall parties wouldn’t be complete with pumpkin soup.
The bright orange hue, the creamy texture, the sweet taste – this is a bright bowl that adds color to any table.
And with only nine ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make, too!
15. Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
With a dash of brown sugar and a hint of nutmeg, sweet potatoes turn into something special.
This holiday appetizer is full of fall flavors. It’s a velvety dish that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
16. Lobster Bisque
The French were onto something when they invented lobster bisque.
It’s one of those appetizers that hits the perfect balance between cozy comfort food and elegant starter.
Buttery chunks of tender lobster are simmered in a creamy broth.
A dash of tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne add tangy notes that save it from becoming too rich.
I could eat this delectable dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
17. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
The funny thing about cauliflower is when you roast it, it goes from bland vegetable to crunchy, savory goodness.
Put all that roasted yummy flavor in a big bowl of soup with this fantastic recipe.
Thick and velvety smooth, it’s cozy and crave-worthy.
It’s also gluten-free, and you can easily make it dairy-free for vegan friends by replacing the butter with cashew paste.
18. Cream of Celery Soup
Celery soup from scratch is an underrated pleasure.
Use fresh, good quality celery, for this sublime dish. Trust me, it makes a big difference.
You’ll get all the intense sharp flavor of celery coming through, alongside the buttery, creamy broth base.
19. Ham and Potato Soup
On dark days, you just want something simple, tasty, and quick for dinner.
That’s where this warming soup comes in. Made with chunks of ham and ham broth, it’s gorgeously meaty and full of salty flavor.
If you had a ham roast for your Sunday dinner, keep the leftovers and dump them in the pot for this tasty Monday meal.
20. Lentil Soup
Popular in Asia, lentil soups are extremely nourishing and economical.
This chunky stew is a little like a lentil minestrone. It’s packed with vegetables, beans, herbs, and spices.
Versatile and easy, you can adjust this recipe to taste. Add some cayenne if you’d like more of a kick or lean into the creaminess with a dash of sour cream.
21. Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe is a lighter version of classic chicken noodle soup, made with zero cream but packed with flavor.
This low-calorie version is still just as dreamy. Made with juicy chicken thighs, soft egg noodles, carrots, and peas, it’s a filling meal that ticks all the boxes.
Sprinkle with fresh parsley for a truly impressive starter or healthy family supper.
22. Spinach Artichoke Soup
If you love spinach artichoke dip (and who doesn/t?!), you’ll love this soup version.
Smooth and creamy, it’s packed with iron-rich spinach and fiber-filled artichoke hearts.
But let’s be honest, who cares about its health credentials when it’s this delicious?
23. Irish Parsnip Soup
Full of complex flavors, this parsnip soup is surprisingly spicy.
It’s got the mild sweetness of parsnips, tart notes from apples, and a hint of fire thanks to a dash of curry powder.
Unleash your inner Irish and make a batch of this gorgeous soup for St Patrick’s Day. Your belly, and your party guests, will thank you.
24. Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
Ready in 30 minutes, this easy soup is a kid-friendly favorite.
It’s a delicious mix of shredded chicken and short-grain rice, all stirred together in a thick and creamy sauce.
With a few vegetables tossed in for extra nutrition (don’t tell the kids!), this soup is a complete meal in a bowl.
25. 15 Bean Soup
Yes, I counted. There are 15 kinds of legumes in this protein-packed soup.
Made with lentils, beans, and peas, this is a great way to use up your pantry staples.
But it’s not just beans! You’ll also simmer a ham hock in the bean-laden broth – making everything insanely juicy and meaty.
26. Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup
One for committed cheese lovers, this recipe is just what it says – soup made from cheese.
There’s a bit of chicken broth in there too, and milk and onion, but it’s seriously mostly cheese.
Which, of course, makes it the most amazing soup ever.
You may not be hitting all the food groups, but what’s life without a little dietary hiccup once in a while?!
27. Creamy Reuben Soup
Turn your favorite deli sandwich into a soup with this inventive recipe.
Everything’s there – the pastrami, the sauerkraut, the swiss cheese. Even the rye bread (in the form of croutons).
This is one of those meals you’ll have to make at least once. It’ll be in the regular rotation before you know it!
28. Creamy Cabbage Soup
Creamy cabbage soup is heaped with tender cabbage, carrots, celery, ham, and spices.
Buttery, creamy, and full of wholesome ingredients, it’s the furthest thing from diet food or canned soups.
29. Potato Leek Soup
A traditional French winter warmer, one bowl of this will have you dreaming of chilly Paris evenings.
It’s made with aromatic leeks, chunky white potatoes, and savory broth.
Add in a swirl of cream, and you’ll have a luscious, smooth soup that makes you lick every inch of the bowl.
30. White Chicken Chili
Cook this divine chili in your slow cooker and you’ll be drooling by dinner.
The rich combo of chicken, beans, corn, broth, and taco spices will make your house smell heavenly and your belly very happy.
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