crockpot soup recipes

30 Crockpot Soup Recipes For When You’re Too Tired To Cook

Find yourself battling with the constraints of time to prepare healthy, tasty meals every day? Crockpot soups are the best meals to put together when you’re short on time. Just toss in all the ingredients together and let your slow cooker do its thing. You’ll have a warm meal waiting for you while you clock in some quality rest or catch up with your pending chores.

This well-curated list of 30 easy and diverse crockpot soup recipes like chicken and dumpling, chicken noodle soup, and French onion soup delivers steamy bowls of soul-warming meals to please multiple food preferences.

#1. Beef and Barley Soup

Made with tender beef and vegetables, this beef and barley soup is easy to the perfect recipe for a cold, winter day. Just brown the beef, add the beef, veggies, and seasonings to a crockpot, stir, and let the crockpot work its magic. Sprinkle the soup with fresh parsley and serve with crusty homemade bread (optional) to wipe the bowls clean.

#2. Broccoli Cheese Soup

Fresh veggies, cream of celery, herbs, spices, and cheddar work together to make this broccoli cheese soup a feast for the senses. Remember to blend the mixture in an immersion blender post-cooking for a smooth, velvety texture. Garnish the soup with extra cheese, cilantro, and sour cream for an added burst of flavor (optional).

#3. Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup, with an optional addition of cinnamon and nutmeg, is like reminiscing fall. Loaded with veggies, seasonings, and just a dash of sweetness from the apple, the soup is garnished with black pepper, smoked paprika, coconut milk, and toasted pepitas. Simmered to perfection, it’s a velvety smooth soup you can’t help but love.

#4. Chicken and Dumplings

Made with chicken breasts, mixed veggies, cream of chicken, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, and a can of biscuits, this chicken and dumplings coup is a comfort recipe that does not disappoint. Remember to press the biscuit dough into flat rounds before cutting them into narrow strips to make them perfectly soft and fluffy.

#5. Chicken Enchilada Soup

Made with chicken breasts, beans, veggies, and chipotle adobo sauce, you can also add your choice of enchilada toppings to enhance the overall appeal of this delicious soup. If you like a spice kick, use a spicy enchilada sauce or add some cayenne to take the heat up a notch.

#6. Chicken Noodle Soup

Brimming with veggies, fresh herbs, chicken, and noodles, this incredibly satisfying chicken noodle soup has a simple seasoning of salt, bay leaf, ground black pepper, basil, and thyme and is garnished with a handful of chopped parsley before serving. This comforting soup is destined to snag the hearts of every person at your dinner table.

#7. Chicken Pho

The chicken broth steeped in Asian staples like fish sauce and dried ginger does all the heavy lifting in this recipe to bring all the flavors together. Poured over rice noodles and topped with shredded chicken and bok choy, serve this Vietnamese-inspired dish with sliced jalapenos, basil, fresh bean sprouts, or a dollop of chili garlic sauce for a flavorful meal.

#8. Chicken Posole

Perfect for a sick or rainy day, the chicken posole sports warm spices and a hearty dose of shredded chicken. Add the ingredients together in a 5-quart (or larger) cooker and set it up for an all-day simmer. Toppings like fresh cilantro, crunchy radishes, and a crumble of tortilla chips would work wonders with this intensely flavorful recipe.

#9. Chicken Tortilla Soup

A burst of flavor, color, and depth characterize this chicken tortilla soup. It will warm your souls and your tired winter bones. Chicken broth, tender chicken breast, fire-roasted tomatoes, and fresh jalapenos are all cooked together in the crockpot. Top it with tortilla strips or serve it with avocado and sour cream.

#10. Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted, crispy mushrooms add a special twist to this creamy wild rice chicken soup. Add nutrient-rich veggies, fresh herbs and spices, and salt and pepper seasoning, and top it with fresh herbs and parmesan before serving.

#11. French Onion Soup

Featuring a beefy broth loaded with onions and herbs, top this classic French onion soup with cheese for a perfectly creamy meal. Serve this rich and flavorful soup with a slice of toasted bread and with a side of salad for a delicious dinner.

#12. Hamburger Soup

A hearty, filling, and versatile recipe, the hamburger soup is brimming with flavor and healthy veggies in every spoonful. It’s a delectable combination of fresh herbs, spices, and a little soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce simmering along with your choice of meat to create a beautiful soup. Best served piping hot!

#13. Ham and Cheese Soup

Made with potatoes, ham, and a generous dose of cheese, the easy-to-make crockpot ham and cheese soup is the perfect meal when you’re facing a time crunch. Garnish it with sour cream, more cheese, and freshly chopped parsley, and serve it with a bread roll to make the dish filling enough to make the cut for dinner.

#14. Italian Wedding Soup

Parmesan, herbs, pasta, and fresh vegetables mingling together in a light and flavorful broth, this rustic and cozy Italian wedding soup is like a taste of heaven. Top this comforting weeknight meal with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese and serve it with a loaf of crusty bread to soak up this rich, flavorful soup (optional).

#15. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Veggies, chicken stock, and fresh herbs infused with the citrusy notes of lemon zest and lemon juice create this incredibly satisfying and comforting lemon chicken orzo soup. Garnish the soup with lemon zest and thyme, and serve it with some fresh crusty bread to dunk into this bowl of lemony goodness.

#16. Mediterranean Chicken Thigh Stew

Shredded chicken thighs cooked with flavorful veggies, spices, and herbs offer this Mediterranean chicken thigh stew a flavor few soups can scale up to. Sprinkle oregano and a little feta cheese (optional) on top and serve it with a salad or spoon it over couscous to enjoy.

#17. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Spicy sausage, healthy kale, tender potatoes, and an ultra-creamy broth come together to make this perfect copycat slow cooker Olive Garden zuppa Toscana. Garnish this mouthwatering dish with grated cheese and serve it alongside your favorite salad and some breadsticks to bring the taste of Italy home with a rich, filling meal.

#18. Pasta E Fagioli

Loaded with a generous serving of veggies, beans, beef, and pasta, this soup combines the delicious goodness of pasta and beans in a hearty, delicious meal. Garnish it with parsley and extra parmesan and serve it with crusty bread to make the dish more filling. With the flavor it sports, this easy-to-make recipe is destined to become an instant favorite.

#19. Potato Soup

This is a wonderfully comforting, flavorful soup made with potatoes, cooked bacon, and creamy roux. If you’re looking to build up the flavor, consider garnishing the soup with shredded cheese, chopped chives, or thinly sliced green onions, bacon, and sour cream.

#20. Red-Eye Brisket Stew

Dijon mustard, pickled red onions, healthy veggies, herbs, spices, and a zesty kick of coffee give the red-eye brisket stew a bold flavor. Season with salt and pepper, top it with thyme leaves and a generous scoop of pickled red onions and serve it with cornbread for a hearty meal.

#21. Red Wine Beef Stew

Seared beef, dry red wine, garlic, fresh herbs, and veggies cook together to make the red wine beef stew a highly delicious, protein-packed dinner for the family. Garnish with parsley and serve it with cornbread or toasted French bread (optional) to enjoy this heavenly bowl of deliciousness.

#22. Sausage Pumpkin Soup

Autumn spices, maple syrup, pumpkin, and sausage help recreate this unique and comforting sausage pumpkin soup. Serve with croutons, crackers, or your choice of add-ons and sides to add more texture and flavor. It’s a perfectly cream soup that’s warm and comforting.

#23. Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

Thick, hearty, and comforting, the spaghetti and meatball soup combines the flavors of frozen meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and angel hair pasta cooked in a delicious beef broth. When served with warm garlic bread and grated parmesan cheese, it makes for a quick, easy dinner for busy weeknights.

#24. Spicy Montana Chili

Chunky, rick, and so delicious, the spicy Montana chili packs a powerful kick of flavor. Top this perfect cold-weather dinner with cheddar cheese, crushed Doritos, sliced jalapenos, or Greek yogurt, and serve with a side of cornbread.

#25. Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Hash Browns

Made with bacon, frozen hash brown potatoes, chicken broth, and a healthy serving of veggies, herbs, and spices, this split pea soup with bacon and hash browns is the perfect comfort food for cozy night-ins. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and some crushed black pepper (optional) to add a kick of spice to this quick dinner.

#26. Taco Soup

One of the most versatile soups, this taco soup is perfect for picky eaters and those with dietary restrictions. Level up its flavor quotient by adding toppings like avocado, tortilla strips or chips, cheese, cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream. Serve with some Mexican cornbread and tuck in!

#27. Vegan Tomatillo Stew

Blended jalapenos and tomatillos cooked in a flavorful vegetable broth with pinto beans, black beans, fresh herbs, and spices make this vegan tomatillo stew a comforting meal. Serve it with crushed corn chips, cilantro, and lime wedges to level up its flavor. Some cooked rice or quinoa would also pair beautifully with this stew.

#28. Vegetable Barley Soup

Filled to the brim with fresh veggies and packed with herbs and spices, this nutrient-dense veggie soup with nutty pearl barley is a healthy meal everyone will love. Season with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese, and serve with breadsticks, French bread, or beet salad to turn it into a complete meal.

#29. Vegetarian Chili with Grains and Beans

High-protein wheat berries, kidney beans, and a healthy serving of veggies transform the vegetarian chili with grains and beans into a delicious, hearty meal. This meat-free chili is served with shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, scallions, and sour cream to amplify its flavors even more.

#30. White Chicken Chili

Creamy and flavorful, this white chicken chili packs a healthy dose of decadent spices. The addition of fresh lime juice and cilantro adds some fresh zest to the chili, making it even more delicious. Top it with tortilla strips, sour cream, cheese, and jalapenos for some added crunch and flavor.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.