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

Comfort food—stat!

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Green Minestrone with Butter-Beans and Brown Rice Fusilli

“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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1. 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 ...).

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2. Thai Squash Soup

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.

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3. Spicy Thai Coconut Soup with Kamut Noodles, Sweet Potato, and Lime

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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4. Turkey, Mushroom, and Wild Rice Soup

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.

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5. Tri-coloured Quinoa Chowder

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.

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6. Green Minestrone with Butter Beans and Fusilli

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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7. Power Pesto Soup

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.

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8. Silk Road Chicken Noodle Soup

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.

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9. Light and Lovely Minestrone

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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10. Mushroom and Barley Soup

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.

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11. Whole Grain Tortellini and Tomato Basil Soup

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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