Low-Fat Soup Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
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.

Quick Creamy Tomato Cup-of-Soup

This 3-ingredient easy soup recipe is perfect for a satisfying and healthy afternoon snack or a quick lunch.

Flat-Belly Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
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!

Lentil & Root Veggie Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
French green lentils and black lentils hold up well to long, slow cooking without becoming mushy. Save the rinds from used-up blocks of Parmesan in a resealable plastic bag or tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. They give soup broths a rich, savory flavor.

Fresh Tomato Soup

Rating: 3 stars 1
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!

Turkey & Squash Soup

Rating: 4.78 stars 11
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.

Savory Bean Spinach Soup

Rating: 5 stars 3
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.

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.53 stars 8
Like most soups, this healthy Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time, so make it a day ahead if you can--or try our easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe variation.

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

Rating: 4 stars 1
This elegant and smooth squash soup recipe gives you more than your daily quota for vitamin A in just one bowl.

Korean Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars 5
This quick and easy spicy chicken soup recipe is made with leftover cooked chicken and is spiked with garlic, ginger and hot sauce.

Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars 30
Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Yucatan Lemon Soup
Rating: Unrated 2
Although it's traditionally made with limes (and you could certainly make it that way), Meyer lemons add a gentler, subtle twist to this classic Mexican soup with shrimp, garlic and lots of fresh cilantro. Meyer lemons are usually available only during the winter months; they are rounder and smoother than common lemons. Serve as a light entree with a big salad or as a special starter.
Soup Beans
Rating: Unrated 2
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.

Curried Carrot & Apple Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars
1

This colorful soup is both simple and delicious. Use apples that cook up soft; McIntosh are great.