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Slow Cooker Soups for Winter

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1/1/2013 6:00 PM   :  25 comments   :  63,995 Views

Welcome in the new year with these winter slow cooker soup recipes. As a busy mother, wife and writer, I have to plan ahead if I’m going to achieve my health goals. When I utilize my slow cooker, I’m able to quickly and easily prepare family meals. These hearty soup recipes will warm you on a cold night and support you nutritionally too. Begin 2013 on a strong note with these soup recipes.


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Northern Bean and Spinach Soup


This hearty soup is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you want dinner waiting for you as you walk in the door.
 
CALORIES: 216.5  |  FAT: 7.4g  |  PROTEIN: 18.4g  |  CARBS: 33.2g  |  FIBER: 16.2g


 
Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Ditch the condensed "cream of whatever" soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.
 
CALORIES: 172.3  |  FAT: 1.8g  |  PROTEIN: 21.3g  |  CARBS: 13.8g  |  FIBER: 1.7g
 


Buffalo Chicken Soup


Did you know that just three buffalo wings have 10 grams of fat? (Who eats just three?) This soup has all the spice, creaminess, and tang you crave--with a fraction of the fat.
 
 CALORIES: 113.2  |  FAT: 1.5g  |  PROTEIN: 16.3g  |  CARBS: 8.1g  |  FIBER: 1.9g
 


Slow Cooker Winter Squash Soup


Warm soup with squash, apples, and onions.
 
CALORIES: 168.9  |  FAT: 6.3g  |  PROTEIN: 3.4g  |  CARBS: 28.1g  |  FIBER: 7.7g
 


Broccoli Slow Cooker Soup


Stealthy way to serve vegetables, if you or the family doesn't normally like to eat them
 
CALORIES: 181.4  |  FAT: 2.3g  |  PROTEIN: 16.3g  |  CARBS: 28.4g  |  FIBER: 8.7g
 



Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup


This tortilla soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant. And it's healthy too! Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you. All you do is dump everything into the slow cooker and walk away.

CALORIES: 168.6  |  FAT: 2.5g  |  PROTEIN: 17.4g  |  CARBS: 20.3g  |  FIBER: 4.2g
 


Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup


CALORIES: 54.7  |  FAT: 2.1g  |  PROTEIN: 2.6g  |  CARBS: 6.7g  |  FIBER: 1.4g




Northwest Beef and Vegetable Soup


CALORIES: 388.6  |  FAT: 7.6g  |  PROTEIN: 26.9g  |  CARBS: 55.7g  |  FIBER: 10.8g
 
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Comments

  • TCMCORK
    25
    Hello, I love soups and will definately try the chicken and rice and minestrone, but my kids aged 15, 14 and 11 will probably not go for it, any solutions to this age old problem. - 1/8/2013   12:43:07 PM
  • 24
    Did you hear that!?! My belly is rumbling!!! I have tried a couple of these and this list is great, now I have a few more to try! - 1/6/2013   11:51:55 AM
  • ELIZEBETHM1
    23
    I have got to try these. Sound so tasty. - 1/6/2013   11:07:00 AM
  • DDPIANDES
    22
    PLEASE show the serving SIZE with recipes! For instance, if a recipe says has 8 servings, please say 8 1-cup servings so we know how much to serve. Otherwise, we have to empty the entire crock pot into serving dishes to know how much to serve each person! - 1/5/2013   7:49:10 PM
  • 21
    I've been wanting to try some different soups & love the idea of doing them in the slow cooker - thanks!!! - 1/4/2013   9:42:16 PM
  • 20
    I just made the Buffalo Chicken soup and it was horrible! I do look forward to trying a few others on this list - 1/4/2013   12:41:33 AM
  • CLAYLADY001
    19
    I think I will make a batch of sixteen bean soup.I have a nice big ham hock I will trim the fat off of it and add some chopped onion,garlic and maybe some raw spinach at the end.I love homemade soups so this article was very timely.!Thank you - 1/3/2013   11:53:54 AM
  • SCAREWALDORF
    18
    My flatmates boysfriends mother just gave us a slow cooker for Christmas! I'm excited to try one of these soups now. xoxo - 1/3/2013   5:26:55 AM
  • 17
    I'm so excited I'm going to try one of these soups Friday! Perfect for the weekend! LOL!

    -Nichelle - 1/3/2013   1:02:41 AM
  • 16
    I use my crockpot a lot. I have plans to make taco soup and chicken soup. Love both. I make lots and freeze the rest in single serving containers. - 1/2/2013   10:02:50 PM
  • 15
    Perfect timing, I have been wanting some new crock pot recipes!
    - 1/2/2013   9:17:47 PM
  • 14
    They look good. I hate to cook. - 1/2/2013   8:00:29 PM
  • 13
    im going to make and freeze a couple of these for easy fast meal options! thanks! - 1/2/2013   6:18:38 PM
  • 12
    The tortilla soup looks really good. - 1/2/2013   5:45:55 PM
  • HOECKBUEHLER
    11
    Cooking winter squash: it is pretty hard to cut up for cooking. I usually halve the butternut or hubbard, whatever, scoop out the seeds, then bake it cut-side down until I can poke a fork through the squash through the skin. (I line my baking dish or spray it so the squash doesn't stick.) When it is done and cooled, I spoon out the squash (leaving the skin to discard). What I don't need that day, I freeze in portions for another day. Hope that helps, 8NT SKYRD - 1/2/2013   4:43:32 PM
  • 10
    This gave me some great dinner ideas - 1/2/2013   4:36:43 PM
  • 9
    I plan on making the Chicken Tortilla soup next weekend. I'm anxious to try it! - 1/2/2013   1:51:13 PM
  • 8NTSKYRD
    8
    The Slow Cooker Winter Squash Soup recipe includes 3 cups of cooked winter squash. -red face- I don't know how to cook the winter squash. Help? - 1/2/2013   1:05:46 PM
  • OHIOSTAR58
    7
    can't wait to try some of these. - 1/2/2013   11:10:47 AM
  • 6
    Crock pot beef & veggie stew is on the menu this week. - 1/2/2013   1:53:36 AM
  • 5
    I need a slow cooker!!! - 1/1/2013   10:31:31 PM
  • 4
    I'm having an issue with a couple of these links. - 1/1/2013   9:24:54 PM
  • LTMD55
    3
    It doesn't say what kind of beans are in the beef and vegetable soup. I do think it sounds good. - 1/1/2013   9:18:17 PM
  • 2
    love buffalo chicken cant wait to try it in a soup - 1/1/2013   9:14:27 PM
  • MRSDDD
    1
    The chicken and rice soup sounds great! I am putting that on my list to make this weekend. A good after church lunch. - 1/1/2013   7:14:07 PM

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