Eight quick and easy soup recipes

12 January 2017

Try one of these fast and simple soup recipes for a healthy and warming winter lunch or supper.

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

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 with a beetroot swirl

Pea and spinach soup

A simple and healthy green soup finished off with an optional swirl of beetroot.

Recipe: pea and spinach soup

Minestrone soup


This simple combination of tinned chopped tomatoes, pasta and chopped fresh vegetables makes a deliciously easy and healthy soup.

Recipe: minestrone

Mary Berry's leek and potato 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

Mushroom chilli broth

A quick and easy Japanese-style soup made with miso stock.

Recipe: mushroom chilli broth

Classic tomato soup

Classic tomato soup

Try this extremely easy tomato soup recipe for a vitamin C boost this winter.

Recipe: classic tomato soup

Carrot 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

Watercress 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

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