Soup season: 12 slow cooker recipes

Barley has some solid health benefits, including high amounts of fiber and protein. Each serving of this recipe from The Chunky Chef boasts about 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams protein

Beef barley soup

Pho mixes linguini-like rice noodles, herbs, and meat in a tasty broth. This version via Served from Scratch uses beef—specifically, flank steak—and can be made in your crockpot.

Beef pho

Try this black bean soup from Emilie Eats—it uses a full pound of beans! It’s also easy to make in your slow cooker and is 100% vegan just be sure to buy vegan cheese

Black bean soup

A sour soup of Ukrainian origins, borscht gets its color from beets and can be served hot or cold. This version from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs also includes carrots, celery, onions,tomatoes

Borscht

Broccoli cheddar soup is the absolute best way to eat broccoli , and this version from The Recipe Critic is so good that we’ve made it for dinner in each of the last two weeks

Broccoli cheddar soup

Butternut squash soup is a meat-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free option that can be quickly made right in your slow cooker.

Butternut squash soup

A comfort from our childhood that’s still absolutely acceptable as an adult, chicken noodle soup is good for what ails you—or at least that’s what grandma used to say

Chicken noodle soup

This recipe from Creme de la Crumb calls for chicken, corn, peas, carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes in a creamy broth—and the whole thing can be made in the slow cooker

Chicken pot pie soup

We just told you about chicken pot pie in soup form, now here’s a chicken taco in soup form. Seasoned chicken mixes with corn, tomatoes, onion, and garlic

Chicken tortilla soup

You’re intimidated by traditional clam chowder, try this version from The Magical Slow Cooker, which enlists some shortcuts. It only needs eight ingredients, and aside from cooking bacon

Clam chowder

Tomato soup out of a can, and instead make your own bowl of creamy soup at home. This version from The Salty Marshmallow uses eight ingredients and can made entirely in slow cooker.

Creamy tomato soup

This recipe from Spend with Pennies points out, you do still need to broil the cheese after ladling it into bowls

French onion soup

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