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Soups are one of the best ways to eat healthy and delicious! Here are our best easy soup recipes that the whole family will love.

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When people ask Alex and me where to start for eating healthy, we typically reply, “soup recipes!” Why? There are multiple benefits to cooking up a big pot of soup. Here’s a collection of our best easy and healthy soup recipes. But first: what’s so great about soups?

Why soup recipes are the perfect healthy meal

  1. Soups make it easy to eat lots of vegetables at once. You can eat a vegetarian meal without eating any real nutritious vegetables. (Grilled cheese! Mac and cheese!) Sometimes looking at a refrigerator of raw veggies, we feel uninspired, too. Soups make eating lots of vegetables easy, healthy and delicious.
  2. Soup recipes make meal planning a breeze. In the winter, our meal plans start to look like this: Soup and bread. Soup and salad. Soup and cornbread. They work for a weeknight, a dinner party for entertaining, or made ahead for lunches.
  3. Soups are cozy and comforting. There’s nothing more hygge (read: extremely cozy) than a steaming bowl of soup. Just add a fuzzy blanket and a candle.

Over the years we’ve made hundreds of healthy soup recipes. Here’s a collection of few of the best soup recipes that stand out here on A Couple Cooks. And, they’re healthy and easy soup recipes too! And perfect with a side of Best Homemade Cornbread or our Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits.

And now…our best easy & healthy soup recipes!

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Tomato Artichoke Soup Recipe


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This bright tomato artichoke soup recipe is bursting with tangy flavor and perfect for a gray day! Serve with garlic croutons and shaved Parmesan.


Ingredients

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For the soup

  • 1 large onion (1 ½ cups chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 15-ounce can artichokes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 23-ounce jars Muir Glen diced fire-roasted tomatoes or 2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pecorino Romano cheese (for garnish)

For the garlic croutons

  • 2 cups bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Chop the onion and mince the garlic. Drain and roughly chop the artichokes.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat the butter. Sauté the onions, garlic, and bay leaves until the onions are translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. To the pot, add the artichokes, canned tomatoes,water, oregano, basil, Parmesan cheese, and kosher salt. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the bay leaves. Using an immersion blender (or transfer to a standard blender), blend the soup to a smooth consistency. Taste and add additional kosher salt if necessary. Garnish with croutons and shaved Pecorino Romano cheese and serve. (Tip: The soup becomes thicker after refrigeration, so if reheating you may need to stir in a bit of water or milk to achieve the correct consistency.)
  5. To make the garlic croutons: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Cut the bread into small cubes and place in a small bowl. Mix with the olive oil, kosher salt and garlic powder. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with the bread cubes. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes, then let cool for a few minutes before serving. (Croutons can be made in advance and stored in a sealed container until ready to use.)
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Soup Recipes, Tomato Artichoke Soup, Healthy Soup Recipes, Easy Soup Recipes

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Yummy! I’d like to make a couple of these for our annual Christmas party. Have you ever made any of these in a crock pot? Or kept one warm in a crock pot for a few hours? Or have an idea which ones would do well in that situation? Would love your opinion. Cheers!

    1. That’s a great question! We have not made any in a crock pot, but all of them perfect for keeping warm in a crock pot for a few hours! Some of them I’d recommend for the occasion: Italian gnocchi soup, tomato artichoke lentil soup, vegetarian chili, and tortilla soup!