10 Best Quick And Easy Soup Recipes For Dinner


10 Best Quick & Easy Soup Recipes For Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


Ever notice that everybody has a type of soup that’s their favorite? Some like it as a thin broth, others prefer it so thick it could probably be called a stew. Some like it hot on dreary cold days and cold on sweltering hot days. There are those who really enjoy a smooth, creamy soup while for others, the chunkier the better!

No matter how you like your soup, the great thing is that it’s so easy to personalize them by adding or subtracting ingredients. Here are 10 fun and yummy soup recipes that come together in no time flat and which are ideal to serve with or for dinner.

Asian shrimp noodle soup

1. Asian Noodle Soup With Shrimp

“Delicious. Easy ingredients. Easy to make.” Copete

Wow your diners with this restaurant style, tasty dish. Place chicken broth, soy sauce and jalapeño in a large pot and allow it to boil. Add chopped cabbage, strips of wonton wrapper and shrimp then let it simmer so the noodles can get tender and the shrimp are opaque throughout. Add rice vinegar and snow peas then serve it with a topping of basil leaves. If you’d like it heartier just add more wontons, cabbage or other veggies.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


2. Lentil and Bacon Soup

“Everyone loved it.” dreamweaver

Spicy does it with this dish! Sauté the onion, bacon and carrots until the onions are soft. Add in the spices – cumin, garlic, chilli and turmeric and cook until they are nice and flavorful. Pour in boiling water then add the lentils and crumbled stock cubes. Leave it to simmer with just an occasional stir. Fry up some more bacon in its own fat and use this crispy bacon to top each bowlful of your delicious soup.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes


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3. Southwestern Chicken Soup

“Easy, fast and delicious!” Conkatesmom

Grab some leftover chicken and this soup is good to go. Begin by warming some salsa verde then adding cooked chicken, cannellini beans and chicken broth. You could also add some cumin if you like, then allow the soup to boil before reducing it to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with chopped green onions, sour cream and a few tortilla chips if you wish. This just simply tastes better with each spoonful!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


black bean soup

4. Easy Black Bean Soup

“I love this soup.” Lyndann

Here’s an easy way to serve up bowls of deliciousness! Sauté the onion and add some cumin then garlic. Pour in some vegetable broth and black beans. Allow it boil before turning it down to a simmer, giving it an occasional stir. Turn off the heat and blend the soup either in the pot with a hand blender or by putting the soup in a blender. Add more beans to the blended soup, bring to a boil then let it simmer. Offer finely chopped red onion and chopped cilantro as toppings for this comforting dish.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


5. Chicken and Corn Soup

“A soup for the whole family. So easy and delicious” ness792008

This dish gives you the taste of a classic chicken and corn soup without all the fuss! Sauté garlic then add chicken and sauté some more. Add chicken stock, sugar, creamed corn and corn kernels. Let it boil then leave it to simmer. Once the chicken is cooked you can remove the soup from the heat and stir in some sour cream plus salt and pepper to taste. Serve up this simple but satisfying soup with a topping of chopped coriander leaves.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


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6. Best Lasagna Soup Recipe

"Easy to make, very hearty, good taste.” dmkinsey

This yummy soup tastes like it took way more time and effort to prepare – perhaps that’s why we love it so much! Cook ground beef with green pepper and onion until the beef is no longer pink. Add garlic, cook a little longer and drain. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, frozen corn, pepper and Italian seasoning. Allow it to boil before adding spiral pasta. Once it starts to boil again, reduce it to a simmer until the pasta is just soft. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, serve and be sure to have seconds ready.

Total time: 30 minutes


7. Quick Asian Beef Noodle Soup

“This soup is very tasty!” SAN D

When it comes to quick beef soups, ground beef works great every time! Brown some ground beef then drain and rinse it. Place the beef in your soup pot, add onion, garlic, ginger and water, then allow it to boil. Stir in chopped bok choy and reduce your soup to a simmer. Stir in beef flavored ramen noodles and cook until the onion and bok choy are crisp-tender. Add the seasoning from the ramen packets, oil and soy sauce. Now just decide – is this wonderful soup going to be main dish, side dish or both?

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


crab soup

8. Crab Soup

“Very delicious and easy!” Sui W

Please everyone at the table with this surprisingly easy dish. Sauté green onion and garlic then stir in flour. Add fish stock and cook until smooth and bubbly before adding heavy cream and milk. The crabmeat, sherry and some lemon-pepper seasoning are next along with salt and white pepper to taste. Let it simmer and add in more sherry, salt or pepper to suit your taste. Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh chives. No need for a crab bib here!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes


9. Dad's Meatball Soup

“THIS is by far the best soup I've tasted.” Rachel

The next time you cook meatballs, stash a few away in the freezer. Whip them out one evening when you’re pressed for time and “Voila!” – you’ll have a delicious, comforting and filling dinner in just 20 minutes. Stir drained tomatoes, water, beef broth and Italian seasoning and bring to a boil. Add the meatballs, orzo pasta and vegetables then let it simmer until the vegetables and pasta are tender. It may be called ‘Dad’s Meatball Soup’ but no matter who makes this dish, everyone will instantly love it!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


10. Turkey Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

“This was perfect for an easy weeknight meal.” Jomelt

Tasty hot turkey Italian sausage leads the way in this awesome dish. Remove the sausage from the casings and cook until they are brown, giving them a stir to help them crumble. Add water, gnocchi, beef broth and chopped stewed tomatoes then allow it to boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until you see the gnocchi floating on top. Serve with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. This soup is perfect as is or you can add more veggies for a heartier meal.

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 14 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


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