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20 easy soup recipes for dinner

If you are a soup lover, this list of 20 easy soup recipes for dinner is for you. Homemade soup is my dinner go to. When I can’t figure out what I want to eat, I know that I can have a pot of soup made in about 30 minutes. One of our all time favorites is this easy lentil soup recipe.

bowls of an easy soup recipe for dinner

For me, food in bowls is pure comfort. There is something about holding a warm bowl of food, inhaling it’s goodness and leaning over it to dig in. And a good bowl of soup is like a hug for your insides.

Whether you are looking for vegetarian soup recipes, chicken soups, or hearty soup recipes for dinner, you will find them here.

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Making soup for dinner

Having a well stocked pantry makes it really easy to whip up a pot of soup. If you have some staples on hand, you can make a batch of homemade soup in no time.

I always keep dried pasta, lentils, split peas, dried beans of nearly every variety known to mankind, good vegetable or chicken stock, canned tomatoes and tomato paste in the pantry. Having these staples means I can make this Instant Pot black bean soup anytime I’m craving it.

Keep staples like carrots, celery, onions and garlic in the refrigerator and you’re set. With those ingredients, you can make almost any of these soup recipes for dinner in about half an hour.

easy soup recipe for dinner - bowl of soup with pot in background

If you’re looking for fancy soup recipes, or soup recipes for a dinner party, you can find those here too! I like a puréed soup like this hearty winter vegetable soup for serving to dinner guests. It is easy, but looks fancy and like it took you the better part of the afternoon to make (but it didn’t).

Soup ideas for dinner

Making soup from scratch isn’t as difficult as it might seem. It is actually really easy, once you get a few basics under your belt.

To make it easier, grab this tips for making soup like a pro cheat sheet.

how to make easy soup recipes for dinner like chicken noodle
Pot of Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy soup recipes are exactly what the name suggests – they are soups that do not require hours of time, nor do they require advanced skills. Soup is something that any level of cook can make successfully.

Easy soup recipes

To make soup at home, you’ll need a few things. Below is a list of  basics that you’ll need to make and store your batches of soup. You likely have most of this already, but if you are new to cooking from scratch or you need to stock your kitchen, these will get you started.

  • large, heavy-bottomed pot – This is the one I own. I use it for everything. It is a bit spendy, but well worth it. I promise.
  • Large soup pot – This one is easier on the wallet – I also own this one, because my wallet is not fat.
  • Soup ladle – this one is great for portioning
  • wooden spoon for stirring – safe for non-stick pots
  • Chef’s knife for chopping vegetables
  • Containers for storing soup

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Easy soup recipes for dinner

Delicious, easy soup recipes for dinner that the whole family will love.

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