Here are 40+ of the Best Soup, Chili, and Stew Recipes from your favorite food bloggers. In addition, you’ll find meaty, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes.

A picture collage of different soups, chilis, and soups.

I’ve got a great Soup, Chili, and Round-Up for you today. It seems like over half the country is stuck inside and either covered in the white fluffy stuff or stuck in the polar vortex…or worse yet, both! I am right in the thick of it in Utah, and a warm bowl of soup or chili is just what I need to help me get through the long winter season. 

I love to make some Bread Bowls, Cornbread, Crescent Rolls, or French Bread to go along with the soup or chili I am making for a complete meal.

The million-dollar question is always what soup or chili should I make? With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to select a list of options. I want to help with this problem and get as many of you warmed up as quickly as possible! 

On wicked cold, snowy days, there’s nothing like a nice, warm bowl of soup or chili. So today, I have got you covered with 40 different kinds of soups, chili, and stew.

I’ve got Slow Cooker recipes, quick & easy recipes, and even Copycat recipes! There’s truly something for everyone in this roundup: meaty, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, too. So check it out and stay warm, my friends! 

SOUP AND CHILI FAQs

What is the difference between soup and chili?

The main difference between soup and chili is in one ingredient: stock. Soups are often made with stock or broth to create the soup base. Chili does not use stock but uses the juices from the meat and tomatoes to create the base.

How many types of soup are there?

Six different types of soup fall into two main categories. Those categories are clear and thick soup. The six types of soup are Bouillon, Broth, Consommé, Bisque, Cream, and Potage.

An example of a clear soup would not have a thickening agent, such as Chicken Noodle Soup. In contrast, thick soups, such as Creamy Potato Soup, use thickening agents like flour, cornstarch, and cream to thicken the base of the soup.

COOK’s TOOLS

  • soup pot
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • ladle
  • liquid measuring cup
  • wooden mixing spoon
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Below you’ll find a list of soup recipes flowed by chili recipes and then stew recipes. Enjoy!

29 Soup Recipes

Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe tastes just like the original! Save money by making this soup at home!
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Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a bread bowl with a spoon.
Italian Wedding Soup
This shortcut Italian Wedding Soup recipe is an easy and delicious meal that is perfect for soup season. The soup is so easy to make and also filling!
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Finished soup in a white bowl.
Jalapeno Popper Soup
If you love jalapeno poppers then you are going to love this Jalapeno Popper Soup! Loaded with vegetables and chunks of chicken it is hearty enough to be served as a meal.
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An overhead picture of the finished creamy Jalapeno Soup in a white bowl.
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
This Instant Pot Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup is a delicious copycat recipe. It’s great for busy weeknights or a cozy winter weekend meal.
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Creamy Potato Soup
This Thick and Creamy Potato Soup recipe is the definition of comfort food! It’s made with golden potatoes, bacon, half-and-half, and seasonings.
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A close up picture of creamy potato soup in a white bowl.
Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
This Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup recipe is easy and some serious comfort food! This recipe costs just $10.79 to make. That's just $1.35 per serving! 
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The finished zuppa toscana in a blue pot.
Crockpot Lasagna Soup
Our Crockpot Lasagna Soup recipe is the easiest way to get your lasagna fix. It’s meaty, it’s saucy, it’s cheesy, and it’s delicious! The best part is that it takes just 10 minutes of prep.
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Chicken Barley Soup
This flavorful chicken Barley Soup is a comfort food classic that is perfect for soup season. It’s quick and easy to make and full of delicious veggies. 
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A close up picture oc the finished Chicken Barley Soup in a blue bowl.
Easy Tomato Soup
This Easy Tomato Soup recipe is creamy, simple to make and an all-time favorite recipe. It's the perfect soup recipe at any time of the year.
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A close up picture of homemade tomato soup in a white bowl.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a classic soup that is great any time of the year. It’s velvety-smooth, creamy, cheesy, and full of perfectly cooked broccoli and carrots.
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Turkey Noodle Soup
This Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey. It’s a hearty soup that’s perfect for weeknight dinners any time of the year.
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A close up overhead picture of the finished Turkey Noodle Soup.
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Crock-Pot Tuscan White Bean Soup is a healthy and easy dinner that is packed with vegetables and so much flavor. It comes together with just 15 minutes of prep! 
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A ladle full of hot soup.
Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup recipe is better than the original! It serves 6 and costs $9.08 to make. That’s just $1.51 per serving!
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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Leftover Ham and Bean Soup
This Leftover Ham and Bean Soup is an economical recipe that makes use of a ham bone. This ham bone soup is easy to make and incredibly flavorful.
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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
Make this easy, one-pot Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in just 30 minutes. It’s the comfort food recipe your family craves for easy weeknight dinners.
Check out this recipe
Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in a white bowl with a golden spoon.
Instant Pot Potato Soup
Instant Pot Potato Soup is some serious comfort food. It’s velvety, smooth, and savory. It’s loaded with bacon, cream, cheese, and toppings.
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Creamy Vegetable Soup
Warm up with a bowl of Creamy Vegetable Soup! Loaded with fresh veggies and comforting flavors, this easy-to-make soup is perfect year round.
Check out this recipe
A ladle picking up some of the Creamy Vegetable Soup from the soup pot.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
This Slow Cooker Taco Soup recipe is an easy dinner for busy weeknights. Just 8 minutes of prep time are needed to get this soup cooking in the crockpot!
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Taco Soup made in the Crockpot.
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup is an easy dinner packed with tasty flavor and meaty goodness. It’s just the recipe you need when the temperature drops.
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A ladle picking up the finished Beef and Barley Soup recipe.
Chicken Enchilada Soup – a quick and easy recipe
This quick and easy Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is cheesy, thick, and deliciously loaded with black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chili, and cheese! The best part is that it’s ready in 30 minutes or less!
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A close up picture of the finished enchilada soup.
Slow Cooker Italian Harvest Soup
This Slow Cooker Italian Harvest Soup is easy to make and SO flavorful! It serves 8 people and costs just $6.86 to make and 86¢ a serving!
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Black Bean Soup
This is the best homemade, from scratch Black Bean Soup recipe out there! It is even better than anything you’ll have at a restaurant!
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A close up picture of Black Bean Soup in a blue bowl that's garnished with avocado, red onion, sour cream, and cilantro.
Nourishing Herby Farro Soup with Mushrooms
Hot soup filled with nourishing herbs, carrots, garlic, lemongrass, and hearty farro. Sip slowly and enjoy this hot bowl of soup when you are not feeling well or enjoy it because it’s ssoooo tasty.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is a delicious dinner that the entire family will love. It’s full of veggies and sprinkled with the most delicious homemade tortilla strips.
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Tortilla soup in bowls ready to eat.
Butter Bean Soup
This Butter Bean Soup is a quick and easy recipe in just 30 minutes! It's a hearty soup loaded with Italian sausage, perfect for cooler weather.
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A close up picture of the finished soup in a white bowl.
Ham Chowder
This Slow Cooker Ham Chowder is creamy, cheesy and so easy to make. It’s a great way to turn leftover ham into a comforting weeknight dinner!
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Ham chowder made in the crockpot.
Recipe for Hungarian Goulash
Goulash is the ultimate Hungarian Comfort food. It’s a hearty beef stew that’s so flavorful thanks to sweet Hungarian paprika, peppers, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and caraway seeds. 
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Hungarian Gulyás
Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is so delicious and so easy to make. I know it will become an instant hit at your house and your family will ask for it week after week!
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Soup in a blue bowl.
Borscht Soup Recipe
Polish Beet Soup, Barszcz or Borscht, is an easy and delicious vegetable-packed soup that is bright in color and flavor! Your family will love this sweet and sour soup.
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A bowl of Polish Beet Soup with a side of bread

7 Chili Recipes

Smoked Chili
This hearty bowl of Smoked Chili is perfect year-round but especially comforting during the winter months. This is a simple recipe with very little prep time.
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A close up picture of the finished Smoked Chili in a white bowl topped with cheese and sour cream.
White Bean Chicken Chili
This 30-Minute White Chicken Chili recipe is so easy to make and it will quickly become a family favorite! It’s full of white beans, chicken, green chiles, corn, spices, and cheese!
Check out this recipe
A bowl of White Chicken Chili with the pot of soup in the background
Pumpkin Chili Recipe
This Pumpkin Chili is the ultimate fall chili recipe. It’s hearty, comforting, and has just a touch of delicious pumpkin flavor.
Check out this recipe
A close up overhead picture of the finished Pumpkin Chili in a white bowl that is garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Easy Crockpot Chili
Easy Crockpot Chili is a classic go-to recipe for busy weeknights during the fall and winter. Repurpose leftovers on baked potatoes, nachos, and more!
Check out this recipe
A close up picture of the finished easy crockpot chili in a white bowl.
Ground Turkey Chili
This Ground Turkey Chili is a simple and hearty recipe that packs many flavors and tastes even better the next day!
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Easy Beef Chili
This is a delicious and easy beef chili recipe. It freezes well, so it’s a good freezer meal option. It costs $11.46 to make and $1.91 per serving.
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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
This Crock Pot White Chicken Chili recipe is an easy dump-and-go recipe that’s perfect for weeknights. It serves 6-8 people and costs $12.40 to make. That’s just $2.07 per serving!
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5 Stew Recipes 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Classic stick-to-your-ribs beef stew that’s loaded with vegetables, and made in the slow cooker. It’s perfect for chilly days and for company!
Check out this recipe
Beef stew in a white serving bowl.
Southwest Quinoa Stew
This Southwest Quinoa Stew recipe is the perfect comfort food for helping you keep your healthy living goals for the New Year.
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This Southwest Quinoa Stew recipe is the perfect comfort food for helping you keep your healthy living goals for the New Year.
New Mexico Recipe for Posole
This New Mexico Posole Recipe is a hearty, flavorful pork soup or stew made with New Mexico red chiles, garlic, pork, and hominy.
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Serving Pork Posole
Papa’s Gone All Day Stew
Gone All Day Beef Stew is a recipe our grandpa first made over 30 years ago. It’s a comfort food classic that feeds 12 people, making it perfect for Sunday family dinners.
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Instant Pot Turkish White Bean Stew
Instant Pot Turkish White Bean Stew cooked with satisfying cannellini beans cooked with spicy Turkish sausage, aromatic oregano, and the perfect amount of garlic.
Check out this recipe

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18 Comments

  1. Deb@Cooking on the Front Burner says:

    Great round-up….thanks for including my recipes….pinned!

  2. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen says:

    What a great collection of soups! Pinning!

  3. Ann Cluck says:

    It is going to take me awhile to go through all of these, but I know I have to try the Italian Wedding Soup!!!

  4. This is awesome! And perfect for now!

  5. Stoic Kitty (@StoicKitty) says:

    I love eating spicy hot chili with cheddar cheese.

  6. Stoic Kitty (@StoicKitty) says:

    I love eating spicy hot chili with cheddar cheese in this cold weather.

  7. Stoic Kitty (@StoicKitty) says:

    Sorry, I did not mean to do a double post. My first comment did not show up so I posted it again.

  8. David Smith says:

    These recipes look really good. I’m going to have to try some of them. I really like Italian Wedding soup and Corn Chowder. Thanks for gathering them up.

  9. What a great list to stumble upon! So perfect for this time of year!

  10. Mary Jenkins says:

    This makes me want to cut off a thick slice of buttered cornbread and grab a spoon! These all look so good!

  11. What tasty looking recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  12. christina p says:

    Love the collection! I will definitely try some of these new soups soon!

  13. Tammy Schweitzer says:

    I love a good soups what a variety you have posted here thanks

  14. Barten Abraham says:

    The best part about soup is that almost any variety freezes great and lasts forever.

  15. Just made chili, so chili’s on my brain! Looking forward to looking through these recipes. Thank you!

  16. love this round up. we love chili. we make ours with turkey meat. we love all kinds of soup too. I like lighter dinners.

  17. I love the variety of chilis. I would love to try some of the recipes.