Low-Calorie Cream Soup Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Cauliflower Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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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 This recipe was originally made for one serving but can be easily adapted to serve more.

Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Rating: 4.69 stars
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Got leftover cooked chicken or turkey? Cook up a pot of soup! This recipe is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup that hails from Minnesota. Serve with a crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread.

Creamy Corn Soup with Crispy Bacon

Using fat-free milk and reduced-sodium chicken broth makes this classic corn soup a healthier option, but still allows for a creamy taste. Sprinkle some bacon on top for a punch of extra flavor and crunch.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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Just a touch of brown sugar sweetens this simple soup that gets its creaminess from pureed squash and fat-free evaporated milk.

Leek & Potato Soup

Rating: 3.92 stars
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Our lightened version of classic potato-leek soup uses just a touch of reduced-fat sour cream to make it rich and creamy.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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This simple and healthy cream of broccoli soup recipe gets its flavor from a mixture of aromatic vegetables, including leeks and celery. Using an immersion blender (or regular blender) gives it a smooth, creamy texture. Enjoy this easy homemade cream of broccoli soup as a comforting appetizer or pair it with a sandwich or salad for lunch or dinner.

Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup

Rating: 4.35 stars
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White beans pureed into this broccoli soup make it extra creamy so you don't need heaps of cheese to do the job. Serve with a crunchy whole-grain roll and a glass of winter ale.

Cream of Mushroom & Barley Soup

Rating: 4.53 stars
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This sophisticated take on creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added goodness of whole-grain barley.

Creamy Turnip Soup

Rating: 4.25 stars
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In this recipe, the humble turnip is transformed into a rich turnip soup made creamy with just 1 tablespoon of butter. Serve it as a starter or side soup. The mini salad on top is optional, but we love the bit of texture from the greens and pop of flavor from the vinaigrette.

Creamy Cremini Mushroom Soup

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Reduced-fat sour cream and low-fat milk make this soup creamy without all the fat. The pudgy brown mushrooms called cremini are generally firmer and richer-tasting than common white mushrooms.

Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This satisfying remake of broccoli chowder benefits from the creamy texture of cooked potatoes and smooth, tangy reduced-fat sour cream instead of getting its richness from as much as a cup each of cream and cheese. Not only is the flavor vibrant, but a single serving gives you over half of the daily recommendation for vitamin C.

Curried Parsnip & Apple Soup

Rating: 4.2 stars
5
This creamy parsnip and apple soup recipe has amazing flavor from the combination of curry powder, coriander, cumin and ginger. Be sure to use fresh curry powder when making this soup. Not sure if yours is fresh? Open the jar: the aroma should meet your nose immediately. Serve with flatbread or whole-wheat rolls.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Make Cauliflower Soup with Smoked Gouda
This healthy cauliflower soup recipe topped with a hearty serving of crunchy homemade whole-wheat croutons makes a filling low-calorie dinner.
Make Creamy Recipes Healthy
Here's a formula for making "cream sauce without the cream" to use as a low-calorie replacement for calorie-rich cream sauces in your favorite soups.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Soup

Simmer up a light and tasty fall soup, made creamy with coconut milk and Greek yogurt.