30 Best Winter Soups That Are Sure to Warm You Right Up

They're perfect for the snowy days ahead!




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When the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, there's nothing quite like a steaming bowl of soup to really warm you up. Be prepared for whatever the winter forecast has in store with these hearty winter soup recipes. Whether you're looking for a weekday lunch, an appetizer for a winter gathering, or an easy dinner idea, these winter soups will get you through the coldest days of the year.

Here, you'll find Ree Drummond's family favorites, like the chicken and noodles that she always serves with saltines and a 7-can soup that uses all pantry ingredients. Plus, try other creative soup recipes, like a twist on stuffed peppers in the form of soup, a quick instant pot French onion soup, and a hearty pumpkin chili that's the ultimate comfort food. There are even Crock-Pot soup recipes for those days when you just want to set it and forget it. While many of these filling winter soups are a meal in themselves, you can also pair them with a sandwich of your choosing or your favorite dinner rolls for dunking. Try the tomato soup with a classic grilled cheese or the roasted red pepper soup with a pesto panini. It's the perfect combo for a winter dinner! Choose your favorite recipe from our gallery, and curl up with a steaming hot bowl.





slow cooker split pea soup in white bowl with slow cooker in back
WILLIAM DICKEY




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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup


This Crock-Pot soup is one of the easiest recipes you could make—you don't even need to pre-cook the veggies! Just chop everything up, dump it all in, cover, and cook.


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stuffed pepper soup in floral bowl
RALPH SMITH




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Stuffed Pepper Soup


This twist on stuffed peppers uses all the same hearty ingredients—ground beef, rice, and veggies—in a comforting soup form.


Get Ree's recipe.








pumpkin soup in yellow bowl
DANIELLE DALY




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Pumpkin Soup


In cold weather, the vibrant color and rich flavor of this creamy soup is sure brighten your day. It's delicious on its own, but would also taste great with toasted pumpkin seeds and a swirl of extra cream.


Get Ree's recipe.








slow cooker white chicken chili in yellow bowl
RYAN DAUSCH




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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili


This chili is loaded with flavor thanks to chopped green chiles and plenty of spices—including cumin, coriander, and paprika. It's a hearty winter dinner your whole family will love.


Get Ree's recipe.








simple butternut squash soup in blue bowls
HECTOR SANCHEZ




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Simple Butternut Squash Soup


A topping of diced apples and crispy bacon gives this smooth butternut squash soup a sweet-and-savory flavor that's totally irresistible. It's perfect for holiday parties or winter dinner parties.


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slow cooker potato soup with floral slow cooker
WILL DICKEY




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Slow Cooker Potato Soup


Everything about this creamy baked potato soup is so comforting— including the bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream toppings!


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instant pot french onion soup in red and yellow ramekins
WILL DICKEY




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Instant Pot French Onion Soup


Along with caramelized onions and a rich beef broth, every bowl of this cozy soup has piece of crusty bread and a layer of melty cheese.


Get the recipe.








hamburger soup with blue printed background
RALPH SMITH




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Hamburger Soup


Ree loves this soup because it's so versatile. "You can add whatever veggies you want: zucchini, green beans, corn, even mushrooms," she says. "It's meaty and hearty and flavorful and satisfying."


Get Ree's recipe.








instant pot chicken noodle soup in blue bowl with yellow spoon
WILL DICKEY




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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup


The best part about this chicken noodle soup is that it’s made entirely in the Instant Pot. You don’t even need to boil a separate pot of water for the noodles!


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broccoli cheese soup in floral pot with ladle
HECTOR SANCHEZ




10 of 30


Broccoli-Cheese Soup


Talk about comfort food at its best! This creamy, cheesy soup recipe will have you feeling cozy even when it’s freezing outside.


Get Ree’s recipe.


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creamy chicken and wild rice soup in blue bowl
RALPH SMITH




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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Wild rice has a nutty flavor, chewy texture, and it brings heft to this creamy chicken soup. It’s great for the whole family!


Get Ree’s recipe.








instant pot butternut squash soup in blue bowl
WILL DICKEY




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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup


This creamy soup can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months. Whenever you have an unexpected snowstorm, simply thaw the soup in the refrigerator, then transfer to a saucepan to re-heat.


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beef and bean chili with green pot of chili
RYAN LIEBE




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Beef and Bean Chili


Every tailgating party needs this beef and bean chili, especially when the temperatures start to drop. Give it more heat by garnishing each bowl with sliced jalapenos.


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chicken tortilla soup overhead with floral background
RALPH SMITH




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Chicken Tortilla Soup


This tomato-based soup is all about the toppings! Serve it with an array of options, like diced red onion, avocado, pico de gallo, or shredded cheese, and let your guests help themselves!


Get Ree’s recipe.








leftover turkey soup with green checkered background
WILL DICKEY




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Leftover Turkey Soup


Holiday leftovers make this comforting soup extra easy—use a leftover roast turkey or rotisserie chicken and any veggies you have laying around.


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potato soup with bacon and cheese overhead
RALPH SMITH




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Perfect Potato Soup


Even picky eaters will love this perfect potato soup. It’s creamy, simple, and full of warmth.


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slow cooker turkey chili in red bowls with avocado
WILL DICKEY




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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili


This foolproof recipe will be a hit at any Super Bowl viewing party. It’s packed with flavorful ingredients like fire-roasted tomatoes, sweet corn, and plenty of warm spices.


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seven can soup with yellow checked background
RALPH SMITH




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7-Can Soup


When it's too cold outside to go to the grocery store, you need to rely on your pantry to get you through dinner. Luckily, this 7-can soup will do just that. It's the easiest soup ever!


Get Ree's recipe.








creamy roasted red pepper soup on floral background
RALPH SMITH




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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup


A jar of roasted red peppers can do wonders in the kitchen—blend them up with potatoes, stock, and seasoning for this creamy red pepper soup.


Get Ree's recipe.








homemade chicken and noodles with red polka dot background
RALPH SMITH




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Homemade Chicken and Noodles


Frozen egg noodles are the key to making this chicken soup extra hearty and delicious. It's perfect for snow days!


Get Ree's recipe.


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creamy tortellini soup
RYAN DAUSCH




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Creamy Tortellini Soup


It doesn't get easier than this winter soup recipe—you'll have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes!


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creamy butternut squash soup with bacon
RYAN DAUSCH




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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon


This creamy, seasonal soup is practically required eating when the temperatures drop. Serve it with crispy bacon and grab a spoon!


Get Ree's recipe.








slow cooker chicken tortilla soup overhead with blue background
RALPH SMITH




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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup


This slow cooker soup is truly set-it-and-forget-it. "You literally throw everything in, turn it on, then go live your life until it's done," Ree says.


Get Ree's recipe.








turkey burger soup on wood background
RYAN DAUSCH




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Turkey Burger Soup


Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? This turkey burger soup will do the trick! Best of all: You can use whatever veggies you have in your fridge.


Get Ree's recipe.








potato leek soup
WILL DICKEY




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Potato Leek Soup


There is so much variety when it comes to potato soup, but what we love about this one is the flavorful addition of leeks. The crispy fried onions and fresh celery leaves are great, too!


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pumpkin chili in red pot
WILL DICKEY




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Pumpkin Chili


Warm spices like cinnamon, chili powder, and cumin come together with creamy pumpkin puree and spicy Italian sausage for a chili recipe that tastes like it's been simmering all day long.


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slow cooker broccoli cheese soup on pink background with bread
DANIELLE DALY




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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup


You'll be amazed by the veggies hidden in this cheesy soup. Best of all? Your kids will love it, too!


Get Ree's recipe.








beef stroganoff soup in white bowl
ERICA KASTNER/THE PIONEER WOMAN




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Beef Stroganoff Soup


This recipe transforms classic beef stroganoff into a cozy weeknight soup. If you'd like, substitute ground beef for steak— just make sure that you brown the meat "dry" in the pan and leave out the extra butter.


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tomato soup with parmesan croutons with spoon
THE PIONEER WOMAN




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Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons


Use an immersion blender to make this tomato soup as smooth as you like—you can leave it slightly chunky or blend it up until it's completely pureed.


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french onion potato soup in red polka dot ramekin
RALPH SMITH




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French Onion Potato Soup


Give French onion soup a whole new level of comfort by adding creamy pureed potatoes and heavy cream.


Get Ree's recipe.


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