Simple Soup Recipes

Simple soup recipes are perfect for lunch or dinner on a cold day! They are easy to prepare and warm you up from the inside out.

From Instant Pot beef stew to CrockPot Chicken Noodle Soup when you’re feeling under the weather, you can find it all here!

How to Make Soup

Every soup is made a little different. But whether making a simple soup recipe in an Instant Pot, Crockpot, or on the stove they all start the same.

  1. Prep – Wash, chop, dice, and prep all your veggies and meat.
  2. Combine – Mix all ingredients together in a pot with broth, cream, or water as indicated in the recipe.
  3. Simmer – Let all the meat and veggie simmer together to cook. Be sure to add the spices so they can simmer and create a rich and flavorful base.

Then serve! The best way to serve soup is with a side of bread, like cheesy breadsticks or dinner rolls, to soak up every last drop!

How to Thicken Soup

To thicken soup make a simple roux by combining equal parts butter and flour in a saucepan and adding to the soup mixture.

You can also combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with about 1/2 cup of cold water and pour it directly into the soup to thicken.

Let the soup come to a boil to determine the thickness before adding any additional roux!

How to Freeze Soup

Before freezing, let the soup cool completely. Then ladle it into a container or zippered bag and lay flat to freeze.

Be sure to leave room in the container or zippered bag as the liquid will expand as it freezes.