Soup and Stew Recipes

Warm, nourishing soups and stews for cold evenings and casual entertaining.

Staff Picks

30 Impossibly Easy Instant Pot Soups

If there's one area where the Instant Pot really excels, it's soups. Something about that pressure cooker magic transforms a handful of ingredients into a hearty, delectable soup that tastes like it's been simmering on the stove all day—of course, preparation is a cinch, and cook time is far shorter. These easy Instant Pot soup recipes pretty much come together with the push of a button.

30+ Hearty Vegetable Soups to Fill You Up on Chilly Nights

Veggies are definitely the star of these soup recipes, turning them into hearty and delicious meals that are perfect for chilly evenings.  

Our Best Freezable Soups and Stews

These satisfying soups and stews are delicious and freeze well, so be sure to make extra and save the rest for a busy day. 

25 Terrific Chicken Stews

Warm up with a hearty bowl of chicken stew packed with tender chunks of chicken and savory veggies.

35+ Hearty Vegetarian Soups

Soup season is inarguably the best season. Sometimes, though, it seems like every recipe calls for chicken or beef stock. We compiled a list of our favorite vegetarian soups—from chili to miso—so everyone can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

25 Feel-Better Soups to Bust That Cold

You are probably here because you are sick, and we’re here to give you hope in the form of soup. We’ve got nothing against modern medicine, but sometimes a warm bowl of chicken broth, noodles, and veggies is the only thing that can make you feel better. That’s why we gathered our 25 best soups for a cold—they’re all packed with nutrients that’ll help your body heal, and free of foods you should avoid when you’re sick, like cream or large amounts of cheese.

Copycat Panera Bread Summer Corn Chowder

Rating: 5 stars 7
Panera Bread’s delightful seasonal chowder features sweet corn kernels that are balanced with a creamy base and spicy accents. Its popularity grows every year, and fans can’t wait to indulge in one of the few warm soups that you’d actually want to eat on a summer day. The vegetarian-friendly chowder pairs perfectly with a vibrant green salad or a thick slice of crusty bread. It is loaded with a handful of vegetables to give you a wonderfully chunky bite with each spoonful. The smoked paprika adds a subtle smokiness that enhances the kick from the jalapeño and cayenne peppers. Finish the soup with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for brightness.
By Briana Riddock

Creamy Watercress-Cucumber Soup

Cool, creamy, and loaded with fresh flavor, this is just about the most perfect summer soup we could imagine. Plus, it’s a great no-cook recipe for when the heat of summer hits and you want to keep your kitchen cool. While a large blender helps here, you could certainly prepare the soup in two batches and stir them together at the end. Serve as a light lunch or appetizer with crusty bread—or for a more substantial meal, this chilled watercress-cucumber soup is a delicious partner to our Ultimate Grilled Tomato Sandwich. In order to get sour cream that “swirls” into the soup (instead of sinking to the bottom), you’ll need to thin it out with a bit of water. In a small bowl, simply whisk together a 2-to-1 ratio of sour cream and water, and you’ll be good to go.
By Pam Lolley

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
Tender cabbage and crushed tomatoes in a rich broth make for a perfect cold weather soup.
By Jasmine Smith

Bacon and Beef Stew

Rating: 2.5 stars 2
 Savory, rich bacon and beef pair perfectly with beer, mustard, and red wine vinegar creating a well-rounded, complex flavor profile. The recipe comes together quickly and makes 16 cups--enough for 12 generous servings. Make sure to use low sodium beef broth to keep a balanced salt level. Serve with crusty bread, cornbread, or butter rolls. 
By Robby Melvin

Turmeric Chicken, Sweet Potato, And Kale Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
Heartwarming and flavorful, this veggie-packed soup is perfect for chilly days.
By Darcy Lenz

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Sophisticated, hearty, and healthy, this easy Instant Pot® soup is a perfect weeknight supper.
By Julia Levy

Inspiration and Ideas

35+ Soups and Stews to Make in Your Instant Pot
We're in the thick of winter, and soups aren't going anywhere. There's only one thing that goes better with soup than crusty bread, and that's the Instant Pot, which shaves off hours of prep time without sacrificing any of the flavor. No matter your base ingredient—beef, squash, beans, pork, you name it—your favorite reliable appliance will turn out fantastic soups and stews every. single. time.
Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Even picky eaters in the family will enjoy this creamy, satisfying soup.