Summer Minestrone Soup
A gentle simmer keeps the vegetables in the soup slightly firm, so they maintain their texture during freezing and reheating.
Coconut-Red Curry Squash Soup
Butternut's creamy texture makes this soup silky smooth. You can also use kabocha squash (a winter squash also known as Japanese pumpkin); it has a deep, rich flavor and is a bit sweeter than butternut. Omit the sugar if using kabocha. For extra flavor contrast, sprinkle with additional black pepper.
Red Pepper, Corn, and Black Bean ChowderSavor this low-calorie, Mexican-inspired chowder made with corn, black beans, red pepper, and onion. Top with 2% Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of cilantro, and one lime wedge.
Green Pea and Asparagus Soup with Poached Eggs and ToastLight, lovely, and lush, this egg-topped soup is all you need for a well-rounded spring supper.
Chicken and Rice Soup with Lemon and Ginger
The lemon-ginger pairing delivers distinct brightness to this comforting soup.
Golden GazpachoYellow tomatoes are a little less acidic than red, making this chilled soup's flavor sublime.
Tomato Soup with Parmesan ToastLoaded 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.
French Onion SoupSlowly 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.
Tortilla SoupEven 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 ChowderMost 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 ShrimpChili 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 SoupGrated 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.
Slow Cooker French Onion SoupThe slow cooker completely eliminates the stirring part of caramelizing onions; it all goes happily unattended. Freeze the bag of soup in a bowl rather than laying it flat, so it will fit in the saucepan when it's time to thaw.
Chunky Potato-Crab ChowderIn 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 PistouNavy 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.
Chilled Avocado and Yogurt SoupThis fresh Greek-inspired soup comes together in minutes. Buttermilk gives it a soupy consistency without changing the yogurt's flavor.
White Cheddar and Chive Potato SoupLuscious, creamy potato soup uses just one pan for fast weeknight comfort and even faster cleanup. We love the look and tang of sharp white cheddar.
Sweet Pea Soup with Yogurt and Pine NutsWe love this dish at room temp, though Chittum serves his version chilled. Frozen green peas can also work: Thaw first in cold water.
Creamy Spinach Chickpea SoupCurry, ginger, and mint give this soup a kick, while puréed chickpeas make it hearty enough to eat as a main course. For the best texture, purée until silky smooth.
Italian Wedding SoupThis classic soup features italian sausage and plenty of grated parmesan cheese.
Creamy Broccoli-Cheese SoupWe like our version extra chunky, so we only puree about a third of the broccoli mixture in step 3. For a thinner, smoother consistency, add more soup to the blender.
Roasted Vegetable SoupProcess this hearty vegetable soup in batches for a creamy finishing texture.
Creamy Zucchini Soup with Mixed HerbsSimply elegant and delicious with its French baguette crouton and mixed herb topping, this dish is perfect for serving to guests.
North Woods Bean SoupThis 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 SoupThis creamy butternut squash soup features pureed butternut squash, carrot and onion and showcases the rich, sweet flavor of this winter squash.
Soups Under 300 Calories