Quick-Cooking Classic Soups

Nothing warms the heart quite like a hot bowl of soup on a cold night. This classic collection from Cooking Light Dinner Tonight includes a recipe for every palate, and they're all quick and easy suppers for busy weeknights.

  • Turkey Noodle Soup

    Turkey Noodle Soup

    This savory soup takes just 35 minutes to make and is guaranteed to warm you right to your toes. Best of all, this family favorite is a great way to use up leftover holiday turkey.
  • <p>Broccoli and Cheese Soup</p>

    Broccoli and Cheese Soup

    Make it a cozy night in by serving this soup with sides of broiled plum tomatoes and toasty baked potatoes. It's figure-friendly, too–each cheesy portion boasts only 203 calories.
  • Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

    If you like food with a little spicy heat, then this dish will have your taste buds doing the Lambada. Round out the meal with corn muffins from your grocer's bakery or servings of packaged Spanish rice.
  • Corn and Potato Chowder

    Corn and Potato Chowder

    We love this home-style recipe as is, but if you prefer a hotter bite, add extra ground red pepper or some minced seeded jalapeño pepper to our thick and hearty, corn-studded soup. The colorful, flavor-packed dish simmers for only 10 minutes.
  • Beef and Beer Chili
    Randy Mayor

    Beef and Beer Chili

    Cook a flavorful pot of chili in just 40 minutes for a quick weeknight meal or tasty game-day main dish. You can easily double the recipe and freeze extra for later.
  • Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

    Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

    Pair the nutty flavor of the wild rice in this creamy soup with thick slices of a buttery or whole-grain artisan bread. Be sure to save a cup for tomorrow's lunch.
  • Quick Fall Minestrone
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Quick Fall Minestrone

    This easy soup brims with fresh vegetables; canned beans and orzo make it hearty and filling. Use a vegetable peeler to quickly remove the skin from the squash.
  • White Bean and Sausage Ragout with Tomatoes, Kale, and Zucchini
    Randy Mayor

    White Bean and Sausage Ragout with Kale

    This delicious soup is so robust that no accompaniments are needed, but if you'd like to offer a side, consider a simple green salad.
  • Tomato-Basil Soup
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Tomato-Basil Soup

    Make a quick version of the classic soup for a refreshingly light supper. Toasted French bread topped with a light Boursin cheese adds great flavor to the meal and is a tasty stand-in for the standard grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Pork and Herbed White Beans
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Pork and Herbed White Beans

    Although this dish takes a while to cook, the majority is hands off. You can easily prepare it over the weekend and reheat during the week. Garnish with small sage leaves, if desired.

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