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: 4.67 stars
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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!

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.53 stars
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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.

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.

Korean Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars
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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.

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.9 stars
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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.

Chilled Melon Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This refreshing summer soup is a great starter for dinner on the patio on a summer evening. Try any variety of melon in this recipe. Serve leftover soup with salad for lunch the next day.

Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Rating: 3.8 stars
5
Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are whirled together in this chilled soup. Serve it as a starter for an early-summer supper.

Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

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

Soup Beans

Rating: 3.5 stars
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 Lentils and Vegetables

This is a classic dal, perhaps the most commonly eaten dish in India. Dal is a creamy melange of lentils, garlic and, of course, spices. Serve it as a side dish with curry or roasted meats, or as a main dish with warm naan for scooping.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Kimchi Shrimp Cup of Noodles

Make your own cup of instant soup at home with this Korean noodle recipe. Pack several jars at once to take to work for easy lunches throughout the week.

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.

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars
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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).