Soups Under 300 Calories

Nothing says comfort like a warm bowl of soup, and you'll be comforted to know that these less-than-300-calorie soups won't contribute to a winter bulge.

  • French Onion Soup
    Randy Mayor

    French Onion Soup

    Slowly cooking the onions brings out their sweet flavor in this healthy French onion soup. The soup itself can be prepared up to two days ahead. When ready to serve, add bread cubes, top with cheese, and broil until the cheese is golden.
  • Tomato Soup with Parmesan Toast
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Tomato Soup with Parmesan Toast

    Loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, this tomato soup is pumped up with flavor from onion, fennel, and garlic. Serve each bowl with a slice of cheese toast.
  • Tortilla Soup
    David Prince

    Tortilla Soup

    Even with fried tortilla strips, this Mexican soup boasts fewer than 150 calories per serving. Serve with light sour cream and 2% cheese for low-cal toppings.
  • Simple Clam Chowder
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Simple Clam Chowder

    Most chowders are often high in fat and calories because they contain cream, but with fat-free milk and just a sprinkling of bacon, this lightened version has only 257 calories and less than 3 grams of fat. Plus, it has the same creamy texture and mouthfeel as a traditional chowder.
  • Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp
    Randy Mayor

    Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

    Chili oil and white pepper provide the heat and lemon juice provides the sour, so adjust accordingly to your taste. Bamboo shoots and mushrooms help make this healthy soup filling, and both shrimp and tofu are lean protein sources.
  • Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

    Grated ginger and lemongrass give this traditional chicken noodle soup an international flair. Feel free to customize it by adding extra vegetables such as mushrooms, peas, or carrots.
  • Chunky Potato-Crab Chowder
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Chunky Potato-Crab Chowder

    In less than 45 minutes, you can enjoy this warm and hearty potato-crab chowder, a New England classic. Lump crabmeat offers a generous amount of flavor but for an inexpensive option, substitute canned crab meat or even chopped cooked chicken breast.
  • Vegetable Soup with Pistou
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Vegetable Soup with Pistou

    Navy beans, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini combine for a heart-healthy soup that takes the chill off a cold winter night. The flavorful topping is a basil pistou, a mixture similar to pesto minus the pine nuts.
  • Creamy Zucchini Soup with Mixed Herbs
    Karry Hosford

    Creamy Zucchini Soup with Mixed Herbs

    Simply elegant and delicious with its French baguette crouton and mixed herb topping, this dish is perfect for serving to guests.
  • North Woods Bean Soup
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    North Woods Bean Soup

    This 5-star recipe boasts over-the-top flavors from turkey kielbasa and a variety of vegetables. Best of all, it takes less than 30 minutes to make.
  • Butternut Squash Soup
    Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Butternut Squash Soup

    This creamy butternut squash soup features pureed butternut squash, carrot and onion and showcases the rich, sweet flavor of this winter squash.
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