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10 Best Quick And Easy Soup Recipes For Dinner 0

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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9 of the Best Lemon Dinner Servings using Quick, Fast and Easy Recipes 0

9 of the Best Quick & Easy Lemon Dinner Recipes

You may be seeing lots of lemons in your local market at the moment and you might also be asking yourself how you can use these delicious, zesty fruits. Well, fortunately we have compiled some of the best and easiest recipes around that use lemon as their main ingredient. These recipes are wonderfully simple and should offer no trouble even for beginners.

Lemon garlic shrimp

1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp

I can’t believe how easy you make preparing this lemon garlic shrimp. I always think it’s so hard. Thanks for the confidence boost.” - Laura


Garlic and lemon flavors balance each other while delivering a refreshing taste. Add this to shrimp and you've got a healthy seafood recipe that utilizes fresh lemons to perfection.

Preparation is simple allowing you to whip this one out quickly if you are short on time.

Prepare the shrimp, add some seasoning and ready the skillet by sautéing butter and garlic together. Add the shrimp to the pan and finally add pepper and lemon.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 5 minutes

2. Easy Lemon Lentil Soup

All of a sudden it turned chilly out again so this soup would be perfect. Plus I always love easy!” - Pamela

Need something hearty and healthy? Try out this soup that combines lentils and lemon for a perfect blend of refreshing zest with creamy taste. Each spoon you take is filled to the brim with flavor! Preparation is simple and will only take 5 minutes, then it's the easy job of simmering it for a further 45 minutes.

Ready the pan by heating up onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for a couple of minutes. Once it’s ready sprinkle the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and wait for it to boil. The final part is adding the lemon juice and spinach.

Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Easy Lemon Chicken

3. Easy Lemon Chicken

Another success! Tried this one tonight along with your bacon-baked potatoes. Everything was excellent! Keep up the good work.” – Bill Lewis
The combination of chicken and lemon has been a tried and tested pairing for many years and here you can introduce this perfect couple to your family’s dinner table.

While this one looks a bit trickier than our usuals it is actually an extremely simple recipe to make. Simply prepare the chicken, ready the sauce and cook the chicken until golden brown.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 30 minutes

4. Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe, I am going to double up on the asparagus and serve this recipe to my dieting group on Tuesday night. I love this recipe, it is so clean.” - Cookingforkids

Try out this delicious and filling recipe that combines fantastic tasting lemon chicken with a healthy helping of crunchy asparagus.

This is another easy yet delicious recipe. You can also choose to either caramelize the lemon (which will leave it with a rather bitter taste) or use it as fresh garnishing. It’s up to your taste buds, but one thing is guaranteed, this will be a sure fire hit at the dinner table.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Easy lemon pepper chicken skewers

5. Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

I have made shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Denise Cofer

Need something simple and easy to give your guests at a barbeque? This lemon pepper and chicken skewer recipe will be the perfect light and healthy dish to serve.

Preparation does involve marinating the chicken in advance but once that's done it's just a question of skewering the meat with the rest of the ingredients and drizzling olive oil over it, then you’re ready to grill this tasty outdoor favorite.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes


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6. Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill and Turmeric

So easy and delicious. Thank you. We love dill and lemon too.” – Susan Kantrowitz

This is a delicious and flavorful dish to serve the family. The combination of chicken, dill and turmeric alongside the zesty hit delivered by lemon pings all the right tastebuds.

Cooking is pretty simple with a little sauté here and a little bit of simmering there. You really don’t need to be a master chef in order to perfectly prepare this lovely dish.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Simple Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

7. Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

Made this recipe last night. It was delicious and will be a favorite in our house.” - CGirl

This is a little recipe that you can alter here and there to your liking. It can be cooked one way today and a completely different way tomorrow and it can also be used as a great go-to recipe when it's been a tough day and simplicity in the kitchen is a priority.

Arrange your chicken, potatoes, sliced onion and lemon neatly in a pan. Then mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour them over the top and pop the pan in the oven for an hour. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal for the whole family that you can change and experiment with as you want.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 60 minutes

8. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

Made with boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs and it was delish. Rubbed ginger/lemon zest mix on one side and let rest for about 20 minutes, then cooked with that side up, turned and finished per directions.” – Mary Stanton

Here we have a delicious combination of chicken, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon really brings out an extra layer of flavor to the chicken creating a taste familiar to those of you who have enjoyed traditional Asian cuisines.

Preparation is all about preparing the lemon sauce, coating the chicken thighs with it, then cooking until nicely browned. Place the chicken on top of the serving plate, drizzle some of the left over sauce on the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and anything green and leafy.

Total Time: 35 minutes

9. Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken

To boost the flavor I added the left of one lemon to the pasta and pasta water as needed ... Quick and easy.” – Karyn Heller

This is a quick and easy dish that can be served at short notice yet still treat your family to something a little bit special for dinner.

Preparation involves cooking the pasta and chicken with a little pepper and salt. Once that’s done move on to preparing the sauce. Once the sauce is mixed and cooked you can then add the pasta and mix it all together. Afterwards it’s all about topping and garnishing with parsley and some lemon slices for added zesty taste.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 25 minutes