Top 5 Soup Recipes and Tips for Beginners

Did you ever stop to think about how many soup varieties there are? If you’re a normal person dealing with work, family, friends, and finances your answer is probably no. But this article will change your mind!

Get ready to open your mind to the wonderfully exciting world of soup recipes! With a few ingredients and very little cooking experience, you can make these 5 deliciously easy soup recipes.

1. Classic Tomato Soup

A great tomato soup has less than 8 ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Start with 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add 2 chopped onions and cook until tender. Next, add 28 oz of peeled canned tomatoes along with 4 cups of chicken broth.

Add dried oregano and salt to taste. Top this soup with croutons and parmesan for extra crunch and flavor.

2. Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Soup

Need soup ideas for a cold winter night? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 5 ounces spinach

Cook leeks in butter over medium heat with salt and pepper. Add broccoli, broth, and potato and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Stir in spinach and blend in a blender or with an immersion blender.

3. Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup)

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, this is the best sopa de tortilla recipe out there. It has the perfect level of spice and plenty of toppings to personalize your bowl of soup. This is a great soup recipe for beginners that want to impress their family and friends with a flavorful and filling soup for everyone.

4. Cauliflower Soup

For this cauliflower soup, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Cook the garlic in oil first and set aside (garlic should be crunchy). Add cauliflower, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper to a large pot. Simmer until the cauliflower is soft (about 18 minutes). Blend the mixture until smooth. Top soup with a drizzle of olive oil and the toasted garlic.

5. Chicken Soup

Broth recipes like this one usually produce lighter, healthier soups. For this classic chicken soup you will need:

  • 3½- to 4-pounds chicken
  • 6 carrots, peeled
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 large yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Cook the chicken in a large pot with half of the carrots, celery, and all of the onion. Add salt and pepper and cover the chicken and vegetables with cold water (8 to 10 cups). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until the chicken is cooked (about 35 minutes).

Remove chicken and strain the broth removing the vegetables and discarding them. Slice the remaining vegetables and add to the broth. Finally, add the chicken back in to serve!

Soup Recipes for Everyone

Next time you are at a loss for what to serve for dinner, try these soup recipes! Few ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes, and great flavor. When serving soup remember to taste it to make sure there’s enough salt and pepper. And don’t be afraid to dress it up with a few appropriate toppings!

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