20 Spring Soups That Are Perfect for Sunday Dinner

Spring Green Soup with Chicken

These cozy bowls of seasonal flavor will leave you feeling refreshed for the week ahead. Whether you're in the mood for a cream of vegetable soup or a brothy chicken noodle soup, this mix of healthy recipes has something you'll enjoy. Each soup features spring produce like cabbage, carrots, greens or broccoli, plus a source of protein, like beef, chicken or legumes, for a satisfying soup you can build tonight's dinner around. Serve up recipes like our Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale and Spring Green Soup with Chicken with a light salad or a piece of crusty bread for a dinner everyone will love.

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Stuffed Cabbage Soup


Like stuffed cabbage? You'll love this easy stuffed cabbage soup. It's got all of the classic flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the fuss of stuffing. Plus, you can make this warming soup ahead of time or freeze it for later for a quick dinner or lunch.

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Spring Vegetable Minestra with Mint & Basil Pistou

Spring Vegetable Minestra with Mint & Basil Pistou
Ryan Liebe

If you don't already stash Parmesan rinds in your freezer, look for them at a supermarket with a specialty cheese section—ask for them if they're not prepackaged. You'll need six to eight rinds.

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale

This healthy, easy soup is loaded with vegetables, protein and fiber to keep you full and fueled. Serve this winter soup topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and a side of garlic toast.

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Escarole, Cannellini Bean & Sausage Soup

Escarole, Cannellini Bean & Sausage Soup
Dera Burreson

This soup would be equally satisfying if you took it in a vegetarian direction and skipped the sausage and used no-chicken broth.

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Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup

Easy Chicken Broccoli Soup
Jennifer Causey

This easy chicken and broccoli soup is creamy and luscious, but still light. The broccoli florets absorb the creamy soup base, while the chicken stays tender. This is the perfect soup to make on a busy weeknight when you have leftover roast chicken or rotisserie chicken on hand. While the recipe calls for chicken breasts, if thighs are what you have on hand, feel free to use those.

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Spring Green Soup with Chicken

Spring Green Soup with Chicken

Sautéing chicken in a little oil first (rather than poaching in the broth) creates some browned bits in the pan (aka fond) that give this green soup a richer flavor.

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Lemon-Turkey Soup

Lemon Turkey Soup
Fred Hardy

This healthy veggie-loaded soup is an easy way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Adding the lemon juice right before serving sharpens the taste, making it light and bright.

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Yasai-To-Tofu-no-Misoshiru (Hearty Miso Soup with Vegetables & Tofu)

Yasai-To-Tofu-no-Misoshiru (Hearty Miso Soup with Vegetables & Tofu)
Rick Poon

Miso soup can be enjoyed any time of the day, but it is traditionally a Japanese breakfast soup. Many restaurants serve it with just a few morsels of seaweed and tofu, but at home, miso soup can be hearty, packed with just about any vegetable. You can skip the process of making the dashi and use low-sodium broth instead.

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Lemony Lentil Soup with Collards


You don't need broth for this lentil soup recipe--it's rich thanks to the browned bits in the bottom of the pan that meld into the soup, packing it with flavor. Ground coriander, from the seed of the cilantro plant, has a floral, citrusy flavor that dovetails nicely with the lemon.

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One-Pot Chicken & Cabbage Soup

One-Pot Chicken & Cabbage Soup
Antonis Achilleos

This simple, yet flavorful, chicken-cabbage soup is perfect for enjoying on a cold day. Sherry vinegar adds a touch of brightness and pairs well with the medley of vegetables. Serve with crusty bread.

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Lemon Chicken-and-Egg Soup

Lemon Chicken-and-Egg Soup
Leigh Beisch

Taking inspiration from egg drop, this chicken-and-egg soup is enriched by drizzling in eggs whisked with fragrant sesame oil at the end of the cooking time. If in-season sweet corn is available, by all means use it—you'll need kernels from 3 to 4 ears. Add it in Step 3 when you return the shredded chicken to the soup to heat through just before serving.

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Chicken & Kale Soup

chicken kale soup

This easy chicken and kale soup will keep you warm on a cold and rainy day or any day that calls for a simple, hearty soup. For convenience, you can make this soup with frozen kale without the need to thaw it beforehand.

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Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Soup with Wild Rice

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Soup with Wild Rice
Marty Baldwin

Packed with vegetables, this creamy soup comes together easily for a warming meal. Wild rice adds a boost of protein and fiber, but you could substitute another whole grain like brown rice or barley, if you prefer.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Vegetable Soup with Noodles

Instant Pot Chicken & Vegetable Soup with Noodles
Greg DuPree

To make a flavorful base for this soup—while still using some shortcuts—we pressure-cook store-bought broth with ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce and Shaoxing rice wine.

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Vegan Broccoli Soup

Vegan Broccoli Soup
Caitlin Bensel

Spinach adds bright green color to this vegan broccoli soup. The rest of the flavors are balanced nicely by lemon zest and juice, while beans make this soup hearty and filling.

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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup


This creamy chicken and mushroom soup is easy to make. The mix of vegetables and thyme adds richness, while the bone-in chicken flavors the broth. If you're in a hurry, you can skip the chicken breasts and add rotisserie chicken at the end instead.

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Sesame Instant Ramen Noodles with Broccoli & Soft-Boiled Egg


Jazz up basic ramen noodles with toasted sesame oil, quick-cooked broccoli and a jammy soft-boiled egg. To cut back on sodium, look for ramen varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.

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Quick Beef & Napa Cabbage Pho


Classic Vietnamese noodle soup typically takes hours to make, but this healthy pho recipe gets tons of flavor from cooking the aromatics and spices before adding the broth. Serve with hoisin, Sriracha and lime wedges.

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Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo Soup
Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Melissa Gray / Kay Clarke

This quick chicken orzo soup has warm, comforting flavors from the perfect combination of broth, chicken and vegetables. The orzo makes it filling without weighing it down.

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Spicy Cabbage Soup

Spicy Cabbage Soup
Marty Baldwin

Cabbage soup gets a punch of heat and smokiness thanks to Cajun seasoning and andouille-style sausage. To make this soup even heartier, add cooked brown rice.

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