When it’s cold, wet and icy outside there’s nothing like a warming bowl of nourishing soup. Soup is healthy, satisfying, extremely versatile and ideal for cooking in bulk to keep you going for a few days or store in the freezer for when you need it. It's also perfect for using up leftover meat and vegetables.
All these soups can be made with minimal fuss – simple ingredients cooked gently for under an hour.
Chicken and rice soup
This simple chicken soup is an ideal way to use up leftovers from the Sunday roast.
Recipe: chicken and rice soup
Pea and spinach soup
A simple and healthy green soup finished off with an optional swirl of beetroot.
Recipe: pea and spinach soup
This simple combination of tinned chopped tomatoes, pasta and chopped fresh vegetables makes a deliciously easy and healthy soup.
Leek and potato soup
Try Mary Berry’s recipe for a classic silky smooth leek and potato soup.
Recipe: leek and potato soup
Mushroom chilli broth
A quick and easy Japanese-style soup made with miso stock.
Recipe: mushroom chilli broth
Classic tomato soup
Try this extremely easy tomato soup recipe for a vitamin C boost this winter.
Recipe: classic tomato soup
Spicy carrot soup
This deliciously spicy carrot soup flavoured with chilli and ginger makes a wonderful change from the more common carrot and coriander.
Recipe: spicy carrot soup
Watercress soup is an easy way to get the health benefits of these nutritious greens that are packed with antioxidants.
Recipe: watercress soup
Visit our soup and stew recipe section for even more soup ideas