Low-Fat Soup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-fat soup recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Flat-Belly Soup

Rating: Unrated
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This vegan soup recipe is chock-full of colorful vegetables. All those veggies give this soup plenty of fiber, upping the satisfaction factor while keeping calories low, which can aid in weight loss and lead to--yes--a flatter belly. Vibrant turmeric adds a golden color to the flavorful broth, while cumin and ginger give it a bright, fresh finish. And the best part? This healthy soup recipe takes only 20 minutes, start to finish!

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Rating: Unrated
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A pound of dried beans is the inexpensive foundation for this simple, hearty meal. Serve it with slices of whole-wheat bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying lunch or dinner.

Turkey & Squash Soup

Rating: Unrated
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This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread.

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Rating: Unrated
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A winter classic, this crock pot version of minestrone is heavy on the vegetables and light on the pasta, keeping carbs in check while providing plenty of flavor.

Savory Bean Spinach Soup

Rating: Unrated
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Let a slow cooker complete this vegetarian soup. Serve it in cups as a sandwich side or ladle it into bowls for a light meal.

Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

Rating: Unrated
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Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired.

Fish and Vegetable Soup

This one-pot, fish-based soup with vegetables is easy to prepare in a Dutch oven. It will be on the table in under an hour and requires minimal cleanup!

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: Unrated
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Like most soups, this Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time as the complex seasonings have time to develop. Make it a day ahead if you can--this easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe variation makes it a cinch to get the soup cooking while you do other things.

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Garlic and thyme complement the quartet of vegetables in this creamy soup.

Afghan Vegetable & Chickpea Soup (Tarkari)

Rating: Unrated
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Try topping this simple but satisfying vegetable soup with a spoonful of Red Chutney (see Associated Recipes). Recipe adapted from New Arrivals Supper Club chef Naseema Kashefi.

Mexican-Style Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
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Red sweet pepper, winter squash and cilantro brighten up this spicy soup, making this Mexican-inspired one-dish meal the perfect family dinner. Accompany with a fresh fruit salad and warm crusty bread.

Korean Chicken Soup

Rating: Unrated
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This quick and easy spicy chicken soup recipe is made with leftover cooked chicken and is spiked with garlic, ginger and hot sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Soup Beans

Rating: Unrated
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Like poor people everywhere, mountain people in the South thrived for centuries on food that was indigenous, inexpensive and healthful. These days “soup beans” speak instant comfort to anyone who had familial connections from Appalachia, where every garden produced shelling beans that could be eaten fresh or grown to maturity for dry beans. Serve this thick, stew-like soup with cornbread, pickle relish and diced sweet onion.

Fresh Tomato Soup

Rating: Unrated
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This tomato soup recipe is full of flavor and perfect to warm you up on a cold day. Pair it with Grilled Cheese Croutons and be reminded of your childhood lunches!

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Rating: Unrated
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This veggie-packed side-dish vegetable soup can be made in the slow cooker. Just make a few tweaks (see Variation).