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Top 35 Dutch Oven Soup Recipes To Make Heart-Warming Meals

Dutch ovens are a super versatile kitchen tool that you can use to make some of the best meals. And Dutch oven soups are an easy way to make flavorful meals for your family with minimum effort. Whether you like fish, beef, chicken, or vegetables in your soup, cooking them in a Dutch oven infused them with delightful flavors.

Here are some delightfully easy, flavorful, and filling Dutch oven soup recipes you can try at home whenever you’re tired or out of ideas.

1. Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

Make this quick-fix lemon orzo soup in less than 30 minutes! All it takes is chicken, pasta, vegetables, bone broth, lemons, and spices. The best part is that most ingredients have alternatives, so you can make it with what’s available at home and still get a wonderful soup brimming with flavors!

2. Loaded Potato Soup

A creamy delight, this loaded potato soup features hearty ingredients like potatoes, veggies, bacon, and cheese. Serve this comforting soup with some biscuits, cornbread, or roasted vegetables for a filling meal. It’s easy to make, super delicious, and takes less than an hour.

3. Beefy Sweet Potato Soup

This beefy sweet potato soup packs a punch of flavor with beef, sweet potatoes, Italian tomatoes, sweet onion, and two surprise ingredients — chocolate and coffee! This is the perfect wholesome meal to make on a cold night. Although the prep and cooking take a while, the rich flavors are so worth it!

4. Tomato Soup

Put those fresh, juicy tomatoes to good use by cooking up this simple Dutch oven tomato soup. You’ll need tomatoes, carrots, broth, some basic ingredients, and 50 minutes. It’s a light soup that also freezes well. So, make a large batch and you’re all set for the next week.

5. Manhattan Clam Chowder

A classic, the Manhattan clam chowder is a sweet tomato-forward soup that is clean and brothy. The ingredients list features smoky bacon, clams, potatoes, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, oregano, and more. This rich Dutch oven variation will take you only 60 minutes to put together and enjoy a mouth-watering meal.

6. Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Subtly sweet with a charred flavor, in this recipe, roasted red peppers make a uniquely warming soup in just 45 minutes. If you like your soup with a strong flavor of pepper, onion, garlic, sour cream, and Chardonnay, you must try this recipe.

7. 15 Bean Soup

A Dutch oven soup recipe to suit the vegan and vegetarians among your family, this soup is made using 15 types of beans! Don’t worry, you can use fewer beans too, depending on what you prefer. Other than that, you just need a few vegetables, broth, and spices. It’s a filling and low-fat fix for those avoiding carbs.

8. Chicken and Dumplings

This one’s a fuss-free Dutch oven recipe that works with whatever ingredients you’ve got in the kitchen. Grab some chicken, finely chop some vegetables, make the dough, add the seasonings, and toss it all in the Dutch oven. The result is a creamy and flavorful comfort soup in just an hour!

9. Greek Lemon Rice Soup: Avgolemono

Egg, lemon, chicken, rice, and warm broth — need we say more? Pronounced ahvo-lemono, this soup gets done within 35 minutes and transforms your house into a deliciously scented paradise. It tastes of eggy silkiness and lemony tanginess along with a base of comforting chicken and rice.

10. Ham and Bean Soup

Get some much-needed protein for the day with this ham and bean soup. Ham, beans, veggies, and broth are the stars of this soup, giving it a hearty, flavorful taste. Not to mention, the heavenly smell that’ll be wafting through your home and kitchen. You can even use the leftover ham for other meals!

11. Creamy Mushroom Soup

This Dutch oven soup will satisfy your mushroom cravings and then some! It features cremini mushrooms, chicken broth, and a medley of herbs along with marjoram and whipping cream. About 30 minutes on the clock, and you have a creamy soup ready to be devoured!

12. Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup

With a total prep and cook time of 2 hours, this warm, creamy, and meaty Dutch oven soup is worth all the time invested, especially if you’re a squash lover. It features hearty ingredients like tart apple, Italian chicken sausage, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Top it off with a spoonful of yogurt and serve!

13. French Onion Soup

Simple ingredients, cheesy toasted bread, and a rich, caramelized flavor — based on Julia Child’s recipe, this Dutch oven French onion soup is one to savor on cozy evenings. It takes a little over two hours to make and is full of delicious flavors.

14. Chicken Fajita Soup

If you love your fajitas, this soup version will take your taste buds on a ride! This recipe gives you a list of ingredients to start with but also allows you room to play. Featuring all the classic chicken fajita flavors, who up this meal in just 45 minutes!

15. Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup

This gluten-free, vegetarian soup makes for a wonderful, filling meal in a bowl. It is rich in nutrition with ingredients like enoki mushrooms, baby corn, cauliflower, and broccoli. The tofu adds a nice chunky texture to complement the crunchy vegetables, while the seasoning gives the soup its refreshing flavor.

16. Cheesy Potato Soup

This recipe is the ultimate comfort-food combo in soup form! It’s got creamy mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, three savory kinds of cheese, and some flavorful seasonings. The mustard powder and soy sauce enhance all the flavors, delivering a mouthwatering soup.

17. Lasagna Soup

Filling, rich, and hearty, this lasagna soup is a full meal in a bowl. It features ingredients like Italian sausage, tomato paste, Mafalda pasta, and chicken stock. It involves a quick prep and cooking time of under 60 minutes. You can also alter the soup to make it creamier, cheesier, or spicier!

18. Miso Ginger Chicken Udon Soup

Bring all the robust Asian flavors home with this miso udon noodle soup. It is low-calorie, rich in protein, and takes under 30 minutes to make! Fresh udon noodles combined with shredded chicken and a variety of spices, this meal will have your mouth watering!

19. Meatball Alphabet Soup

Add some fun alphabet pasta to your meals with this Dutch oven meatball alphabet soup. Turkey, Parmesan cheese, oats, vegetables, and pasta are all cooked in a smooth tomato and chicken broth. All it takes is 35 minutes to make this rich, hearty soup that’s packed with flavors!

20. Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Bursting with classic Mexican flavors, this Dutch oven chowder is perfectly creamy, cheesy, and delicious. Make it with tender chicken, corn, onion, chicken bouillon, diced green chilies, shredded cheese, cream, and hot pepper sauce. Let it all cook together for about 30 minutes and serve with some chopped tomatoes and cilantro!

21. Couscous Meatball Soup

Here’s a recipe that is as rich in flavors as it is in nutrition. This 65-minute couscous meatball soup features lean beef and healthy greens such as kale and collard greens. Cooked in vegetable broth, this soup is seasoned with basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, white wine vinegar, and pepper. The addition of pearl couscous makes it a filling, hearty meal.

22. Italian Wedding Soup

This iconic Italian soup is flavorful, comforting, and very filling. Make it with hearty meatballs of beef and pork along with acini di pepe pasta, celery, carrots, onions, spinach, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and chicken broth. True to its origins, this soup is a beautiful marriage of flavors!

23. Thai Shrimp Soup

Ditch the takeout in favor of this homemade Thai shrimp soup at home. It’s super easy to make and is ready in 30 minutes! The red curry paste, ginger, garlic, and pepper infuse the shrimp with flavor while the coconut milk makes this soup deliciously creamy. The addition of rice makes this a filling meal. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice before serving!

24. Tortellini Soup with Sausage

If you’re a meat lover, this cozy, filling soup is the perfect meal to put together on a weekend. The tortellini is tender and the Italian sausages taste rich, while the tomato and herb-based broth infuse the meal with incredible flavors. You can switch the Italian sausage for chicken, turkey, ground beef, or even spinach herb sausages.

25. Classic Minestrone Soup

Vegetables, pasta, vegetable broth, beans, and spices all come together in this simple Dutch oven iteration of the classic minestrone. It is also vegetarian and vegan friendly! Make it when you’re strapped for time and feeling the chill in the air.

26. Italian Zucchini Soup

Put those extra garden zucchinis to use in this refreshing and hearty soup recipe. It features meaty Italian sausages, zucchini, green pepper, celery, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, herbs, and more. Simmer them all in a Dutch oven for an hour to make a deliciously warm winter soup.

27. Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup

Light and comforting, this recipe is rich in Asian flavors and features sweet and tender Napa cabbage. Made with a few simple ingredients, this meal comes together in under 30 minutes! It is also meat-free and vegan but still filling. Serve with noodles, rice, or other Chinese dishes to round up the meal

28. Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

Packed with protein and vitamins, this fiber-rich black bean and pumpkin soup will warm you up on cold winter nights. It has a mild flavor that can be adjusted to your taste. Once the soup is ready, add some bourbon and garnish with pumpkin seeds, sour cream, and green onions for serving.

29. Cioppino Seafood Soup

Calling all seafood lovers! This divine soup is made with scallops, mussels, cod, and shrimp. It is easy to make and brings the flavors of the sea home. The soup takes under 2 hours to make and is perfect to make for special occasions.

30. Carrot Ginger Soup

Nutrient-rich, light, and warming, this carrot ginger soup is the one you want for a light lunch on summer afternoons. With a base of chopped carrots, this soup is flavored with ginger, onion, garlic, sage, thyme, nutmeg, pepper, as well as maple syrup. Every spoonful is a medley of flavors!

31. Pea Soup

This simple, healthy soup is not only a great start to a meal but also a light meal on its own! It takes only 35 minutes to make and is free of egg, nuts, gluten, and soy. The soup tastes uniquely salty, smoky, and earthy. Add some bacon bits, and dig in!

32. Pureed Broccoli Soup

This green pureed soup is a smart way to get your family’s daily broccoli quotient up. It is very light, has a mild flavor, and has a deliciously creamy texture. It is packed with broccoli, celery, onions, and some delicious-smelling herbs cooked in chicken broth. Add some freshly ground pepper and serve!

33. Turkey Veggie Soup

Made with nutritious vegetables and meat, this soup is as healthy as it gets. It features lima beans, cooked turkey, zucchini, hominy, carrots, tomatoes, celery rib, and chicken broth. This one works around those leftover turkeys from last night! Serve with shredded Parmesan for a hearty soup!

34. Lentil Soup

Vegan, gluten-free, and super delicious, this fiber-rich lentil soup will keep your digestive tract in good shape. The addition of carrots and tomatoes to the lentils add a subtly sweet flavor and nice texture to the soup. Pair it with garlic bread, biscuits, or sandwiches to make it even more filling.

35. Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup

Heal an aching tummy with this quick and easy detox soup. It is made with basic ingredients like chicken, spinach, celery, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, and some basic spices. Vegetarians and vegans can skip the chicken and use a vegetable broth instead with some beans or lentils. It’s a simple soup that’s good for the body and soul!

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.