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17 Simple Yet Satisfying Soup Recipes to Simmer All Day at Home

Food52 logo Food52 26/03/2020 Erin Alexander

a bowl filled with different types of food on a table © Provided by Food52 Amidst all the news surrounding COVID-19 and self-isolating at home, I've been relying on certain dishes more than usual. And when I say "certain dishes," I mean foods that not only come together with a lot of help from my pantry (or the freezer), but are also super comforting. Soups, stews, and pasta of all kinds are the name of the game right now.

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Soups are especially high up on the list because they're typically pretty easy to pull together (and don't require a ton of hands-on cooking time), call for shelf-stable items (think: stocks, grains, and the like), and make sitting on the couch curled up in sweatpants feel especially cozy.

If you've been whipping up big batches of soup and are looking for some fresh ideas, or want to get in on the soup game this week, here are 17 fuss-free recipes to try. And if you don't have some of the items the ingredients lists calls for on hand, consider the recipe a guideline and less of a rulebook—I know I am lately.

17 Easy Soup Recipes to Make Right Now

1. Brothy, Garlicky Beans

This simple bean soup takes a few humble ingredients and transforms them into an aromatic, supremely comforting lunch, dinner (or even snack).

a bowl of food on a plate: Brothy, Garlicky Beans © Provided by Food52 Brothy, Garlicky Beans

2. Broccoli, Lemon & Parmesan Soup

If you don't have fresh broccoli, don't sweat it—frozen florets would work just as nicely in this easy, cheesy soup with a welcome kick of lemon.

a bowl of soup and a spoon: Broccoli, Lemon, and Parmesan Soup © Provided by Food52 Broccoli, Lemon, and Parmesan Soup

3. Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt & Garlic

This Genius-approved chickpea stew has been a staple since we first published it in 2013. One community member wrote: "I’ve been making this for years. It’s a fantastic soup."

a bowl of soup: Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic © Provided by Food52 Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic

4. Victoria Granof’s Pasta con Ceci

Your pantry does most of the work for you in this pasta con ceci, which our co-founder Amanda Hesser recently cooked up at home while under quarantine.

a bowl of food on a plate: Victoria Granof’s Pasta con Ceci © Provided by Food52 Victoria Granof’s Pasta con Ceci

5. Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup

Another pantry-friendly winner, this vegan spicy tomato soup is one you'll want to make an extra-big batch of (so you can eat it throughout the week, with grilled cheese, of course).

a bowl of soup sitting on a table: Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup © Provided by Food52 Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup

6. Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips & Soba Noodles

Few things are cozier than a piping-hot bowl of miso soup, and this recipe is one of our favorites—it also welcomes adaptations and additions, like grated ginger or different veggies.

a bowl of soup sitting on a table: Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles © Provided by Food52 Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles

7. Roasted Carrot Soup

Carrots are the star of this dairy-free (yet very creamy) soup, which gains extra complexity and depth thanks to one step: roasting the carrots till they're browned and softened.

a bowl of soup and a spoon on a table: Roasted Carrot Soup © Provided by Food52 Roasted Carrot Soup

8. Beans & Greens Soup

Consider beans and greens the ultimate dynamic duo: a combo that can be riffed on in countless ways, depending on what you have in stock.

a bowl of food on a plate on a table: Beans and Greens Soup © Provided by Food52 Beans and Greens Soup

9. Weeknight Chili

A lot of the cooking time for this beef and bean chili is totally hands-off, so even though it'll need to simmer for about an hour, you can get other things done (cleaning! organizing! diving into a new book!) in the meantime. Also important: It tastes even better the next day.

a bowl of salad on a plate on a table: Weeknight Chili © Provided by Food52 Weeknight Chili

10. Marcella Hazan's White Bean Soup with Garlic & Parsley

In just seven ingredients and 10 minutes (promise!), you can have this astoundingly soulful soup on the table and ready for dipping with crusty bread.

a bowl of food on a table: Marcella Hazan's White Bean Soup with Garlic and Parsley © Provided by Food52 Marcella Hazan's White Bean Soup with Garlic and Parsley

11. 10-Minute Egg Drop Soup

Don't forget to add this silky egg drop soup to your 10-minute list, either. (Psst: The only fresh ingredient you'll need here are scallions for garnish, though sesame oil or chili pepper both make excellent shelf-stable toppings.)

a bowl of soup sitting on a table: 10-Minute Egg Drop Soup © Provided by Food52 10-Minute Egg Drop Soup

12. Slow-Cooker Greek Lentil Soup From Eleni Vonissakou

Lentils are the star of this slow-cooker soup, which you can happily set, forget, and dig into later.

a bowl of food on a wooden table: Slow-Cooker Greek Lentil Soup From Eleni Vonissakou © Provided by Food52 Slow-Cooker Greek Lentil Soup From Eleni Vonissakou

13. Simplest Chicken Noodle Soup

This really is the simplest chicken noodle soup you ever will meet (just chicken and noodles)—it's also one of the tastiest.

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14. Chicken Orzo Soup

"A frozen Tupperware of broth, a few veggies, and some pasta is all it takes to create this simple and warming weeknight meal," writes the author of this recipe.

a bowl of food on a plate: Chicken Orzo Soup © Provided by Food52 Chicken Orzo Soup

15. Desperation Minestrone Soup

This "desperation" minestrone soup is really speaking to us right now, not in the least because it calls for "pantry vegetables," which the recipe's author describes as the sturdy ones that seem to last forever in your crisper drawer.

a pizza sitting on top of a wooden table: Desperation Minestrone Soup © Provided by Food52 Desperation Minestrone Soup

16. Pasta Piselli

While this pasta piselli may not technically qualify as a soup, it's so brothy and delicious I couldn't not share it, right?

a bowl of food sitting on a table: Pasta Piselli © Provided by Food52 Pasta Piselli

17. Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

This nostalgic beef soup (you may remember it as "hamburger soup") is just the kind of comfort food I'm making myself right now—and it just so happens to be super speedy to make.

a plate of food on a table: Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup © Provided by Food52 Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
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