Soup for Lunch

Is there a more comforting choice for lunch than soup? Load up your lunch menu with savory selections from our collection of soup recipes.

How to Make Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is a hearty and comforting way to help work in some of those recommended "five a day" servings of fruits and vegetables. It's light, delicious and a flavorful blend of the season's best harvest. Although the end result is a simmering pot of complex flavors, the process for how to make vegetable soup is surprisingly quick and simple.

Soup Make-overs


Chicken Dill Soup

Midwest Living

This nutritious take on traditional chicken noodle soup packs more staying power due to fiber-filled brown rice and chunks of sweet potato. Stir in dry or fresh dill, if you have it on hand.

Potato-Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The addition of white beans to creamy potato soup boosts the protein to main-dish levels.

Total: 45 mins

Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Consider this rich and creamy corn chowder for toting to tailgate parties -- it's a real warmer-upper! Cut leek lengthwise and rinse well before chopping, because leeks tend to harbor field dirt and sand between their many layers.

Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo

Better Homes and Gardens

Spunky Cajun seasoning, velvety black beans and colorful vegetables keep this Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo lively, loaded and interesting. There's plenty of saucy liquid to flavor accompanying rice.

Mushroom Soup

Midwest Living

The secret to creating a velvety mushroom bisque without the cream? Blending in a bit of rice right before serving. Swap in vegetable broth for the chicken broth to make this soup vegetarian.

Asian Beef Barley Soup

Midwest Living

This hearty dish combines Asian flavors with the comfort of beef and barley soup, for a dinner that will warm up even the coldest nights. It gets plenty of zip from hot chili oil and curry powder.

Rosemary French Onion Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled cheese sandwich sticks make for the tastiest croutons ever to pair with this quick onion soup.

Total: 30 mins

Chicken and Lentil Soup with Garlic-Cheese Toasts

Better Homes and Gardens

Canned soup and cooked chicken help you get this easy dinner on the table in just 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Cup-of-Garden Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Chilled Tomato Soup with Corn Bread Croutons

Better Homes and Gardens

Bright tomatoes, refreshingly cool cucumber, and peppery green onions lend their incredible flavors to this phenomenal summer soup. Substitute fresh tomatoes for even more lively flavor. Choose firm, well-shaped tomatoes that are heavy for their size, with unblemished skins. The variety is not important, just be sure that they are noticeably fragrant, and richly colored.

Total: 25 mins

Cheeseburger Soup

Family Circle

All the flavors of a cheeseburger and fries are packed into a satisfying one-dish meal.

Chilled Lemony Pea Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this chilled side dish soup recipe for a springtime meal or celebration.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Family Circle

A can of coconut milk makes this vegatarian soup rich and creamy. Pair a bowl with a sandwich for a satisfying lunch.

Sweet and Spicy Beef Stew

Family Circle

Cinnamon and cayenne pepper fall at different ends of the spice spectrum, but combine to make this slow cooker beef stew scrumptious.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Family Circle

Spicy, warm, and delicious, this butternut squash soup recipe includes a Thai twist with the added flavors of curry and coconut milk.

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