12 Low-Carb, High-Protein Soup Recipes

Low-Carb Chicken Soup

These comforting and nutritious soups are perfect for a filling lunch or dinner. With at least 15 grams of protein and no more than 14 grams of carbohydrates per serving, these cozy bowls are light yet satisfying choices that can help you meet your nutritional goals. Recipes like our One-Pot Turkey Vegetable Soup and Low-Carb Chicken Soup are tasty ways to stay warm on chilly nights.

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Chicken & Bok Choy Soup with Ginger & Mushrooms

Chicken & Bok Choy Soup with Ginger & Mushrooms
Photographer: Dera Burreson, Food stylist: Josh Hake

This healthy and nourishing chicken and vegetable soup is the perfect winter meal.

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Low-Carb Chicken Soup

Low-Carb Chicken Soup

This comforting, low-carb chicken soup is packed with veggies. Chicken thighs add rich flavor and remain tender after simmering in the soup. The lemon juice added at the end brings a lovely hint of brightness.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup


This easy slow-cooker chicken noodle soup is chock-full of vegetables and noodles, and gets extra creaminess from a little light cream cheese.

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One-Pot Turkey Vegetable Soup

One-Pot Turkey Vegetable Soup
Photography / Antonis Achilleos, Styling / Christine Keely, Ali Ramee

Got leftover turkey? Use it in this turkey vegetable soup for a satisfying main dish that's full of bright flavors thanks to the use of lemon juice and lemon zest.

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Gondi (Iranian Jewish Chicken Meatball Soup)

Gondi (Iranian Jewish Chicken Meatball Soup)
Greg DuPree

While she may be best known for acting in television series like NCIS and Criminal Minds, Naz Deravian's popular Persian food blog launched her into the culinary world. "I was hungry for the dishes that comforted me—the scents, sounds and spices that defined me and my culture," she says. A popular dish in Iran is gondi: meatballs in broth sprinkled with fresh herbs, often served for Friday night Shabbat in Iranian Jewish households. Though not Jewish herself, Deravian loves the classic soup for its cardamom-perfumed meatballs and fragrant, turmeric-based broth. She says, "The spices give it a depth and unique warmth. And nutrient-rich chickpea flour—a common ingredient in Iranian dishes—makes the meatballs tender and satisfying."

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Chicken Curry Cup of Noodles


Make your own cup of instant soup at home with this chicken curry zoodle (spiralized zucchini noodles) recipe. Pack several jars at once to take to work for easy lunches throughout the week.

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Cauliflower Soup


A healthy take on a loaded baked potato, this creamy cauliflower soup recipe has all the fixings of a loaded potato (bacon included) but for way fewer calories and carbs. Ready in a quick 20 minutes, this easy soup is great for busy weeknights or can be meal prepped ahead of time to take for lunch or frozen for a ready-made meal down the road. This recipe was originally made for one serving but can be easily adapted to serve more.

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Tinola (Filipino Ginger-Garlic Chicken Soup)

side view of brothy chicken soup in a white bowl
Lisa Cassell-Arms

Tinola, a comforting Filipino soup seasoned with plenty of ginger and garlic, has countless variations throughout the Philippines. The soup calls for malunggay leaves (aka moringa), which can be found fresh or frozen at Asian markets. Bok choy is a good substitute. Feel free to increase the amounts of garlic and fish sauce for an even more flavorful soup. Serve this easy and healthy chicken soup on its own or with jasmine rice, quinoa or wild rice.

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Chicken & White Bean Soup


Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.

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Asian Pork Soup


A little dry sherry adds nice flavor to this Asian-inspired soup recipe.

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5-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup


This Asian-inspired chicken soup recipe has soy, five-spice powder and ginger, which add a flavor punch without adding lots of calories or fat.

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Green Eggs & Ham Soup


Would you, could you make this creamy green soup recipe? How about if we told you it's dairy-free--just flavorful pureed veggies topped with a perfectly poached egg and ham? Trust us, whether you eat it in a box or with a fox, in a house or with a mouse, both you and your kids will love this storybook-perfect soup.

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