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11 Healthy Soup Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Comfort food—stat!

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“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.”—Auguste Escoffier

Basically, soup is magical. It’s the antidote to coming home freezing and the remedy for hangry cooks who want dinner on the table, like, now. You might not have time on weekdays to make your own broth (though we highly recommend it for added depth of flavour). But you’ll definitely be able to whip up these healthy soup recipes, even on your most hectic Monday evening.

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Tomato and Bean Soup

Healthy Soup Recipes-Tomato and Bean Soup

This one-pot treasure is the ultimate quick comfort food. Fire-roasted tomatoes add a hit of delicious flavour with zero fuss. You’ll want seconds for sure (and we won’t judge if you go for thirds and fourths ...).

Healthy Soup Recipes-Thai Squash Soup

Puréed soups are the time-crunched cook’s best friend. Just blend and eat! (Okay, there are a few other steps, but that’s pretty much it.) Butternut squash adds just enough sweetness to balance out the spicy heat.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Spicy Thai Coconut Soup with Kamut Noodles, Sweet Potato, and Lime

Don’t be intimidated by the long name. This quick and simple recipe is perfect if you prefer chunky, loaded-to-the-brim soups. And despite a longish ingredient list, it’s surprisingly easy to throw together.

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Healthy Soup Recipes-Turkey, Mushroom, and Wild Rice Soup

It’s the season of turkey, turkey, turkey. Rather than having yet another turkey sandwich, transform your leftovers into a kick-ass soup. This recipe is loaded with veggies including carrots, celery, and mushrooms, so you won’t feel like you need a huge nap right after eating it.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Tri-coloured Quinoa Chowder

This is truly a speedy soup—it’s ready in a mere 15 minutes thanks to extremely quick-cooking quinoa. All you need are six ingredients (plus water) and one pot.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Green Minestrone with Butter Beans and Fusilli

This Italian-inspired soup is bursting with green goodness. If you’re in between holidays right now and looking for something super healthy ... look no further.

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Healthy Soup Recipes-Power Pesto Soup

Pesto in a soup? Yep, and it’s delicious. This soup is full of garlicky, zippy flavour, with edamame and zucchini adding some extra plant power.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Silk Road Chicken Noodle Soup

If you feel a cold coming on, we have good news for you: studies show that chicken soup can, in fact, help you feel better. This probably has something to do with its nutrient-rich combination of ingredients. Plus, the warm liquid helps soothe nasal congestion and ease your sore throat. This version includes fresh ginger and Asian-inspired flavours.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Light and Lovely Minestrone

This is a light twist on the classic minestrone, with protein-packed quinoa replacing typical macaroni. Make it an indulgent meal by serving with your favourite crusty bread.

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Healthy Soup Recipes-Mushroom and Barley Soup

If you have a pressure cooker hiding in the back of a cupboard somewhere, now’s the time to unearth it. Thanks to that fast-cooking device, this umami-rich soup is ready almost instantly.

Healthy Soup Recipes-Whole Grain Tortellini and Tomato Bean Soup

We might just have saved the best for last. Imagine lasagna in soup form, and you’ve got this dish. But unlike lasagna, it’s a cinch to make. Tomatoes and kale add some nutrition, while cheese tortellini brings the indulgence.

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