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26 Simple & Satisfying Slow Cooker Soups for Chilly Nights

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Soup is one of those delightfully versatile foods that can be enjoyed year round—but if we had to pick a favorite season to spoon it up, winter would be the winner. There's nothing like a steaming hot bowl of bisque, broth, chowder or stew to chase away the chill and keep you satisfied until your next meal. Plus, soups are a great way to sneak some extra veggies and lean proteins into your daily diet, particularly during a time of year when there seems to be a not-so-healthy temptation lurking around every corner. If you're filled up on nutritious soup, you'll be less likely to succumb to all of the cookies, cakes and cocoa that will inevitably cross your path.  
 
Soup is great on the stovetop, but when paired with the slow cooker, you get the ultimate in crave-worthy convenience. Just add your ingredients, turn it on and go about your day—and when you arrive back at home, you'll have a hearty, satisfying meal to warm up your night. And if you have an Instant Pot, you can curl up with a bowl of your favorite soup in a matter of minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: Get a flavorful, nutritious dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat.


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Simple Slow Cooker Mung Bean Soup: About 3-1/2 hours of hands-off time in the slow cooker and this warm and hearty soup will be ready to satisfy.


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Slow Cooker Posole Verde: This slow cooker version of the traditional brothy Mexican hominy soup is loaded with tender pork and chicken and flavored with green chiles and tomatillos.


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Chicken Black Bean Roasted Poblano Soup: A delicious combination of chicken, black beans, sweet potatoes and roasted poblano pepper in an easy slow cooker soup.


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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chorizo Soup: With its deep, rich flavors, this easy-to-prep dinner is perfect for a cozy night in.


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Paleo & Whole30 Beef Stew: Prepared in a slow cooker or Dutch oven, this savory stew features a secret ingredient that will keep everyone coming back for more.


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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup: This smooth, velvety and satisfying soup will quickly become a family favorite.


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Italian Sausage Tomato Orzo Soup: This broth-based, one-pot, savory soup requires only a few basic cooking techniques. The sausage and tomatoes give it a sweet and savory flavor, while the orzo delivers that pasta-shaped-like-rice goodness.


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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Soup: This easy prep-ahead meal is warm, comforting and packed with veggies.


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Split Pea Stew: The addition of thick-cut veggies and ham turns this soup into a satisfying meal.


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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili: Loaded with peppers, beans, tender chunks of chicken and plenty of delicious spices, this one is a keeper.


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Hearty Italian Beef Soup: With a smooth, creamy texture, it's delicious topped with Parmesan cheese and served with French bread for dipping.


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Turmeric Turkey Noodle Soup: Use leftover turkey and freshly grated turmeric to make this simple, nourishing soup in the slow cooker.


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Healthy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup: A classic family-friendly dinner, made easier and healthier.


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Slow Cooker Cabbage Patch Detox Soup: The perfect way to get back on track after the holidays, this nourishing, hearty and delicious soup is packed with veggies, beans, spices and flavors.


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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup: Super healthy and lean, but also packed with flavor.


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Slow Cooker Taco Soup: Enjoy all the ingredients for tacos in a soup. Top each bowl with crispy tortilla strips and avocado for the full effect.


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Slow Cooker Cajun 15 Bean Soup With Turkey: Turn all that leftover turkey into a uniquely flavorful and spicy meal.


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Chipotle Bison & Sweet Potato Chili: With chipotle peppers in adobo, this chili is a "solid medium," heat-wise, but also has chunks of sweet potato to help mellow it out.


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Beef Minestrone Soup: Full of hearty ingredient and tender beef, this filling and delicious soup is a surefire crowd-pleaser.


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Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup: Creamy and comforting, it’s full of fresh veggies and pairs perfectly with grilled cheese.


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Slow Cooker Mushroom and White Bean Soup With Red Wine: When you need a warm, filling meal on a busy day, this hearty recipe comes together in minutes.


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Baked Potato Soup: This is the perfect soup for when you need to serve a large crowd or want to have leftovers for future meals.


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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup: A simple make-ahead meal that reheats beautifully throughout the week.


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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew: Who needs an expensive night at a Mexican restaurant? This flavorful stew satisfies those cravings in a healthier (and cheaper) way.


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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Autumn Vegetables: With winter squash and carrots, this hearty beef stew is cooked with broth and red wine.


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What is your favorite soup to enjoy on a cold winter night?

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Comments

KHALIA2 12/9/2018
All of them sound very good. But I think I would like to try the slow cooker taco soup. Report
BABY_GIRL69 12/1/2018
Soups look so delicious but I don't like the taste of them all. Report
SUSANBEAMON 12/1/2018
I like hot stick to your ribs soups during the winter. Report
DAN072254 11/29/2018
Thanks Report
HOLLYM48 11/29/2018
Love the recipes! Report
CHRIS3874 11/28/2018
beef or chicken I used to make home made mushroom soup. Report
NIKKI.1111 11/28/2018
Love these ideas Report
AJB121299 11/28/2018
yummy Report
PICKIE98 11/28/2018
I see three that are healthy and not creamed. I would try them. Report
LIS193 11/28/2018
Great recipes! Report
CECTARR 11/28/2018
Thanks Report
AMYRCMK 11/28/2018
Thank you Report
NEPTUNE1939 11/28/2018
TY Report
AZMOMXTWO 11/28/2018
thank you Report
RD03875 11/28/2018
Some of these sound really good Report
CHERIRIDDELL 11/28/2018
I love soup Report
AJB121299 11/27/2018
Nice Report
KITTYHAWK1949 11/27/2018
thanks. love crock pot meals Report
DIGIT00 11/27/2018
Can't wait to try them Report
TIKATAKAWITHA 11/27/2018
I need a really small crock pot and then recipes for it. A lot of these looked good but most my family wouldn't eat. Report
DEBVNE 11/27/2018
Soup season has truly arrived, hooray! Thank you for these amazing soups to add to my arsenal, they look delish. Hard to decide which one to try first... Report
ARNETTELEE 11/26/2018
great recipes Report
ZRIE014 11/26/2018
great soups Report
NELLJONES 11/25/2018
I use a cast iron dutch oven on low, works better. You can do a good hot sear on meat first. Report
ZRIE014 11/25/2018
very good Report
HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/24/2018
So many soups to try... so little time! LoL! Report
ZRIE014 11/24/2018
tasty Report
SIMPLY_JAE 11/23/2018
Some really great ideas.. I will be trying some of these recipes Report
RHOOK20047 11/23/2018
Great ideas in this article! Report
USMAWIFE 11/23/2018
i see some soup days in my future Report
TOMATOCAFEGAL 11/23/2018
Soups! Soups! Report
_CYNDY55_ 11/23/2018
THANKS Report
JUNETTA2002 11/23/2018
Thanks for sharing. Report
SCOOTERTVRPV 11/23/2018
lot of good recipes--thanks! Report
GABY1948 11/23/2018
Looks good! Report
ANHELIC 11/23/2018
Thank you for the great recipes for soup. Report
ZRIE014 11/23/2018
thank you. Report
DMEYER4 11/22/2018
thanks Report
LOVESGREENBEANS 11/22/2018
Wonderful recipes and ideas! Thanks! Report
JANIEWWJD 11/22/2018
Awesome recipes!!! Report
ANHELIC 11/22/2018
I love soups in the winter. Thanks for the information on these. Report
KATHYJO56 11/22/2018
Most of these look so good Report
ZRIE014 11/22/2018
great Report
MNABOY 11/21/2018
Thanks for sharing Report
MARKSMOM3 11/21/2018
I love soup! I can eat it anytime of the year, but especially in the colder months. Report
NANCYPAT1 11/21/2018
Great ideas! Report
NANCYPAT1 11/21/2018
Great ideas! Report
JUNETTA2002 11/21/2018
Thanks for sharing. Great soups. Report
GRANNYOF05 11/21/2018
Wow! Great article. I love soup. Thanks for all the ideas. Report
HEALTHYANDFIT27 11/21/2018
Yum! I love my crockpot! Thank you! Report