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17 Top Rated Soups Ready in Under an Hour

Warm up to the world’s best quick soups. These are classic, comforting soups, plus some soul-satisfying surprises. Soups for the stovetop, soups for the slow cooker. What we’re saying is, soup’s on!

Top-Rated Quick Soups

Italian Sausage Soup

4.8 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes

Italian Sausage Soup

Photo by Heather

A hearty and healthy Italian soup loaded with fresh vegetables, white beans, and spicy Italian sausage. If you like, add cooked small pasta at the end.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

4.8 Stars | Ready in 25 Minutes

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Photo by Sherri

An incredibly quick-and-easy chicken soup with cream and wild rice. It’s a great way to stretch leftover chicken. The perfect choice on chilly, rainy evenings, served with a slice of warm crusty bread.

Spanish Garlic Soup

4.8 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes

Spanish Garlic Soup

Photo by LilSnoo

Here’s one for the garlic lovers. Ditto, the rustic, comfort food-loving crowd. It’s a classic Spanish garlic soup, and could be history’s perfect garlic delivery system.

Vegetarian Kale Soup

4.7 Stars | Ready in 55 Minutes

Vegetarian Kale Soup

Photo by the gruntled gourmand

Here’s a hearty vegetarian soup that’s loaded up with fresh kale, potatoes, and cannellini beans. “It will warm your insides, delight your taste buds, and fill your stomach on a cold night,” says Donna B.

Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

4.7 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes

Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

A hearty potato soup with bacon and a touch of fresh cream. If you’re a daredevil, top it off with more crumbled bacon and cheese.

FreshAsparagus Soup

4.5 Stars | Ready in 40 Minutes

Fresh Asparagus Soup

Photo by House of Aqua

This recipe is completely vegetarian, but you could add a touch of cream or crème fraiche and a sprinkle of crisp crumbled bacon to mix things up.

Healing Cabbage Soup

4.6 Stars | Ready in 55 Minutes

Healing Cabbage Soup

Photo by ShoreCook

A cabbage soup that’s good for what ails ya -- with garlic, onions, and stewed tomatoes in a comforting broth. “My body craves this soup whenever I have a cold,” says JGCASE.

Southwestern Turkey Soup

4.6 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Photo by Soup loving Nicole

Turkey soup with spicy Southwest flair. If you like, add canned black beans and corn. This soup is also delicious with leftover chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken.

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

4.7 Stars | Ready in 30 Minutes

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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This hearty classic is almost from scratch. It calls for canned chicken and veggie broth. But you can sub in leftover cooked chicken and homemade stock, of course.

Chicken Tortilla Soup I

4.7 Stars | Ready in 40 Minutes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Photo by Jaz

So quick, so easy to make, so flavorful! It’s a deliciously different way to use up leftover cooked chicken, too. Give it the full garnish: fresh cilantro, Jack cheese, crushed tortilla chips, and avocado slices.

Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality)

4.5 Stars | Ready in Just 10 Minutes


This super-simple soup is warm and soothing, and easily as good as what you’d get at Chinese restaurants.

Cheeseburger Soup I

4.5 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes


You cannot go wrong here. This hearty soup is loaded with ground beef, veggies, and plenty of Cheddar.

Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

4.7 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes

Mama's Italian Wedding Soup

Photo by dslade

This tasty soup is brimming with meatballs, pasta, and fresh vegetables. No actual weddings are required.

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup

4.4 Stars | Ready in 45 Minutes

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup

Photo by ChefTek

A simple broccoli and Cheddar cheese soup from scratch. You can also use this recipe as a base for potato and other vegetable soups!

Six-Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

4.5 Stars | Ready in 20 Minutes

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Photo by Michael Cotner

Believe it, you really can make a simple, flavorful soup by opening six cans and warming everything up in a pan. Garnish with cheese and cilantro, and definitely don’t forget the tortilla chips.

Coconut-Black Bean Soup

4.8 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes

Coconut Black Bean Soup

Photo by LilSnoo

The simple recipe includes flavors and spices that add color, texture, and brightness to the soup.

Cream of Mushroom Soup I

4.7 Stars | Ready in 50 Minutes

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Photo by Food Fan

Fresh mushrooms, onion, and thyme combine with cream, broth, and sherry to create a rich, creamy soup. Puree completely smooth or leave it a little chunky for textural variety.


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