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25 Best High-Protein Soups

These high-protein soups are the perfect way to warm up!

When the weather starts to turn cold, there’s nothing that I love more than warm, comforting soups and stews.

Unfortunately, they don’t fill me up like other foods. 

Asian Ramen Noodle Soup with Eggs and Tofu
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Or at least that was the case until I discovered high-protein soups. And now I can’t stop making them!

Each of these dishes is hearty, satisfying, and will keep you feeling full for hours.

After you try my favorite high-protein soup recipes, you’ll put them on repeat, too!

Cheesy and Creamy Crack Chicken Noodle Soup with Herbs and Carrots

1. Crack Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic. There’s nothing more comforting or heartwarming than coming home to the smell of it simmering on the stove. 

This leveled-up version is creamy and delicious! It’s full of cream cheese and bacon. It’s totally worth the splurge!

This soup is a tasty, comforting, and incredibly filling meal. 

Per serving: 610 cal, 71.4 grams protein, 17 g carbs

Homemade Crockpot Lasagna Soup with Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil

2. Crockpot Lasagna Soup

If you’re craving lasagna but don’t want to put in all that work to make it, prepare this lasagna soup instead.

It’s just as flavorful and filling and has all your favorite lasagna ingredients. 

And since it’s made in the slow cooker, it requires little to no effort to make.

Per serving: 474 cal, 48.8 grams protein, 46.4 g carbs

Vegan Black Bean Soup with Onions, Garlic, Parika and Cayenne
Source: Lovingitvegan.com

3. Vegan Black Bean Soup

For all my vegan friends out there, don’t despair! ‘High protein’ doesn’t automatically mean ‘packed with meat.’

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And this black bean soup is proof of that. 

Between the onions, garlic, paprika, and cayenne, it’s packed with flavor. And it’s guaranteed to fill you up!

Per serving: 450 cal, 20.6 grams protein, 75.5 g carbs

Creamy Homemade Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Mushroom and Carrots

4. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Panera bread copycat recipe is creamy, filling, and delicious.

It packs a good punch of protein from the chicken, and the rice makes it hearty and satisfying.

It has plenty of veggies and tender, flavorful mushrooms, too. There’s a lot about it to love.

Per serving: 750 cal, 55 grams protein, 22 g carbs

Chicken Tortilla Soup

5. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is another chunky, filling soup. 

It’s full of delicious goodies like garlic, onions, chicken broth, salsa, and chicken breasts. It has two different cheeses, two different types of beans, corn, tortilla chips, and more.

It’s spicy but not hot, and the tortilla strips add a delightful bit of crunch that not all soups have.

Per serving: 439 cal, 27.3 grams protein, 30 g carbs

Delicious minestrone soup with carrots and meat served in two bowls on a yellow napkin.
Source: Nutritionistmom.com

6. Protein-Packed Minestrone Soup

Sometimes, vegetable-based soups are wonderfully delicious but lacking in protein. That’s not the case with this minestrone recipe.

It packs 28 grams of protein and a ton of fiber in each serving.

This minestrone is also loaded with flavor thanks to the spices, onions, and all the other fresh veggies and beans.

Per serving: 379 cal, 28 grams protein, 48 g carbs

Bowl of Warm Crockpot Taco Soup with Ground Beef and Beans

7. Taco Soup

Taco soup is the ultimate hearty, comforting soup.

It has juicy, succulent beef (chicken or pork work, too). It also contains various beans, sweet corn, spicy tomatoes, chiles, and more.

This high-protein soup recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. It’s a low-calorie way to get your protein fix while having a hearty dinner.

Per serving: 389 cal, 37.4 grams protein, 27.3 g carbs

Warm Chicken Orzo Soup with Carrots and Parsley in a Bowl
Source: Saltandlavender.com

8. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This creamy, chunky soup may not be as popular as chicken noodle soup, but it should be. It’s every bit as delicious and just as filling, maybe even more so!

It has a rich, creamy broth with a delightful lemon flavor. The chunks of chicken, orzo, and tender veggies are a true delight. 

Per serving: 298 cal, 29 grams protein, 26 g carbs

Roasted Tomato Soup with Matzo Balls in a Bowl
Source: Littleferrarokitchen.com

9. Roasted Tomato Soup with Ricotta Parmesan Matzo Balls

Unless you’re Jewish or simply fond of Jewish food, you may not be familiar with matzo ball soup.

But now’s the time to remedy that because it’s awesome.

Okay, so this isn’t exactly traditional. But if you’re on the hunt for high-protein recipes, you have to look outside the box!

Per serving: 464 cal, 23 grams protein, 49 g carbs

Bowl of Chicken Pho Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables
Source: Damndelicious.net

10. Vietnamese Chicken Pho

If you’re a fan of pho, you have to try this homemade version! It’s so effortless to make, and it’s ready in less than an hour.

It’s full of protein, thanks to the chicken thighs. They’re also more flavorful than breast meat. The rice noodles bulk up the soup nicely, and the broth is just to die for.

Once you make this at home, you’ll think twice about going out for it again!

Per serving: 501 cal, 20 grams protein, 87 g carbs

Chili Dip with Ground Beef and Cheese in a Bowl

11. Chili

The trend over the last few years has been to move away from fast-food and do more at-home cooking. But I will never stop loving Wendy’s chili.

And this copycat recipe allows me to love it and do more at-home cooking, so that’s a win-win.

Add shredded cheese and some diced green onions to the top for a hearty chili that’s out of this world.

Per serving: 321 cal, 29 grams protein, 17.6 g carbs

Crockpot White Chicken Chili with Sour Cream and Herbs in a Bowl

12. White Chicken Chili 

If you prefer white chicken chili to red chili with beef, you’ll love this recipe.

All you’ll need are skinless, boneless chicken breasts, great northern beans, white corn, and chicken broth You also use cream of chicken soup, green chile peppers, taco seasoning, and a slow cooker. 

Let the cooker do its thing for 8 hours or so, then top the chili with sour cream and cheese.

Per serving: 220 cal, 20 grams protein, 21 g carbs

Bowl of Italian Sausage Soup with Beans and Veggies

13. Italian Sausage Soup

This soup full of sausage, beans, and veggies will warm your heart and soul.

The savory tomato beef broth is the perfect, comforting base. This soup has a ton of protein since it contains both meat and beans.

Serve it with a side of crusty bread and dip to your heart’s content!

Per serving: 285 cal, 24.1 grams protein, 26.1 g carbs

Homemade Chicken and Lentil Soup with Veggies
Source: Slimmingeats.com

14. Chicken and Lentil Soup

This is the perfect thing to make to use up leftover rotisserie chicken. It’s high in protein and is also low-calorie. Weight Watchers fans will be glad to know it’s zero points!

Filled with lentils, chicken, and veggies, it’s satisfying and so good for you. It’s the ultimate weeknight dinner!

Per serving: 224 cal, 26.5 grams protein, 22 g carbs

A hearty and flavorful pot roast soup with tender beef, vegetables, and savory broth
Source: Fitslowcookerqueen.com

15. Pot Roast Soup

Pot roast is hearty and protein-packed, and pot roast soup is similarly thick and filling.

It takes everything you love about pot roast and turns it into a chunky, flavorful soup. 

There are tender chunks of meat, veggies, and potatoes in every bite. Plus, it’s made in the slow cooker. You’ll love it!

Per serving: 305 cal, 36.8 grams protein, 22.5 g carbs

Tangy and Savory Hot and Sour Chicken and Mushroom Soup

16. Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

This dish is absolutely loaded with chicken. There’s a whole pound in there, so you know it’ll be incredibly filling.

Add some mushrooms, bamboo shoots, fresh ginger, and red pepper flakes, and it’s loaded with flavor, too!

Per serving: 592 cal, 30.8 grams protein, 8.1 g carbs

New England Fish Chowder with Bacon, Green Onions and Corn
Source: Growagoodlife.com

17. New England Fish Chowder

If you enjoy fish chowder but don’t like all the in-your-face fishy flavor that it usually has, try this recipe instead.

You’ll taste the fish, of course, but the flavor is light and delicate, not too loud.

You’ll also fill the chowder with chunky, tender potatoes and fresh fish, so it isn’t solely a sipping soup.

Per serving: 323 cal, 21.2 grams protein, 20.8 g carbs

Homemade Creamy Lobster Bisque with Herbs

18. Lobster Bisque

Lobster bisque is thick, incredibly creamy, and unbelievably buttery.

It’s superb, and that’s even without the big chunks of tender lobster meat, which makes it even better. 

It’s also effortless to make, requiring only 20 minutes from start to finish and mostly pantry staples for ingredients (aside from the lobster). 

Per serving: 412 cal, 25.4 grams protein, 11.5 g carbs

Chicken Fajita Soup with Beans, Potatoes and Carrots
Source: Cookingclassy.com

19. Chicken Fajita Soup

This chicken fajita soup has so much flavor going on!

It takes 45 minutes to make and is enough to feed the whole family. 

You prepare it with rice, cilantro, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, shredded chicken, black beans, and more. 

It’s spicy and features a phenomenal Tex-Mex taste that’s hard to beat.

Per serving: 328 cal, 24 grams protein, 44 g carbs

Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes Served with Bread

20. Beef Stew

This beef stew is so chunky, filling, and protein-packed that it almost shouldn’t be considered a stew.

When there is this much meat and potatoes in something, it’s a solid dish, not a liquid one.

Still, if you like beef so tender that it melts in your mouth and herb potatoes, carrots, and celery, this is one stew you won’t want to pass up. 

Per serving: 256 cal, 22.7 grams protein, 24.1 g carbs

A bowl of stuffed pepper soup, garnished with a spoonful of fresh herbs, served on a wooden table.
Source: Cookingclassy.com

21. Stuffed Pepper Soup

This soup is for anyone who can’t get enough stuffed bell peppers. That’s basically what this soup is, only in soup form.

It’s spicy, beefy, and cheesy, and each bite tastes better than the last.

Per serving: 374 cal, 22 grams protein, 43 g carbs

She Crab Soup with Heavy, Sherry and Spices

22. She Crab Soup

This Low-Country Southern favorite is such a delicacy. It’s loaded with crab meat, crab roe, heavy cream, sherry, and delicious spices.

It has a somewhat briny flavor with a subtle sweetness from the crab and sherry.

This is the perfect starter to serve at any dinner party. Guests will rave about it!

Per serving: 447 cal, 21.5 grams protein, 28.2 g carbs

Homemade Cheeseburger Soup with Ground Turkey, Onions, Potatoes and Chicken Broth
Source: Skinnytaste.com

23. Cheeseburger Soup

This cheeseburger soup is hearty, satisfying, and delicious!

It’s packed with ground turkey, onions, chicken broth, potatoes, cauliflower, sharp cheddar, and more.

It’s more like a super cheesy vegetable soup than what I imagined cheeseburger soup would be. But it’s delicious all the same. 

Per serving: 254cal, 20 grams protein, 19 g carbs

Homemade 15 Bean Soup with Onions and Celery Served with Cornbread

24. 15 Bean Soup

Anything with 15 beans in it will be protein-rich, and this soup really does include 15 different beans. 

There are black beans, small red beans, kidney beans, white kidney beans, navy beans, and more! 

There are also ham hocks, onions, celery. It’s a delicious, dense soup that won’t leave you feeling hungry after eating it. 

Per serving: 435 cal, 29 grams protein, 73 g carbs

Warm Beef Barley Soup with Veggies in a Bowl
Source: Skinnytaste.com

25. Beef Barley Soup

Plenty of tender veggies, plump barley, and succulent beef: What more could you ask for in a filling, perfect-for-winter soup?

It’s delicious, and it deserves a spot on any true soup lover’s list.

Per serving: 336 cal, 32 grams protein, 27 g carbs

25 Best High-Protein Soups

Course: SoupsCuisine: American, Japanese


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Warm yourself up with these tasty high-protein soups! This ramen noodle soup with eggs and tofu is a hearty, flavorful choice for any meal.


  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

  • 2 packets ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)

  • 1 block of firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes

  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • chili oil, to taste (optional)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup baby spinach or bok choy, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 4 large eggs, boiled

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Boil broth in a large pot over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the ramen, tofu, carrots, ginger, soy sauce, chili oil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes, adding the bok choy at the last 5 minutes of cooking. Stir in sesame oil.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Serve with boiled eggs and chopped green onions.
  • Enjoy!


  • For an extra flavor boost, lightly fry the tofu in a separate pan before adding it to the soup.
  • Use low-sodium soy sauce and broth to control the saltiness and adjust the seasoning according to your taste.


  • Calories: 369kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg
  • Sodium: 1577mg
  • Potassium: 526mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Calcium: 226mg
  • Iron: 4mg
High-Protein Soups

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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