By Vanessa Greaves

Soup therapy, anyone?

There's something deeply comforting about soup. It starts from the time you fill your soup pot with ingredients and continues as your home starts filling with the warm aroma of simmering soup. And when you sink your spoon into a cozy bowl of homemade soup, it's like soup knows how to soothe you in the most warm and filling way. Here are 20 of our all-time top-rated soups, just waiting to make your day a whole lot better.

You could be sitting down to this easy-to-make hearty bowl of soup in just 45 minutes. "This soup was DELICIOUS! My picky eater kids even asked for seconds and thirds." -- Jen F.

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Packed full of vegetables and ready to eat in under an hour. "I would give this recipe 6 stars if I could! I make it at least once a month, even in the summertime." -- K-S-M

Ready in a mere 30 minutes, this is a great recipe to have on hand when you don't have time to make soup from scratch. "This is so easy to make and so good! I cook the chicken breasts in the broth to make the broth a bit richer, then build the soup from there." -- Gr8typist

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Got leftover chicken? Use it up in this soup along with quick-cooking wild rice, and you'll be feasting in about 25 minutes. "The flavors and thickness turn a gray day into a great day." -- Brown Sugar Girl

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Several reviewers used kale instead of spinach to make it more like Olive Garden's soup. "YUM! This was the perfect dinner for a cold night! It does taste a lot like the restaurant's soup!" -- Andrea

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Jamie says, "I created this soup after becoming tired of the excess salt and lack of veggies in canned minestrone." 1,600+ reviewers love what Jamie created.

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You can easily control the spices in this robust soup by adding or subtracting the chili powder. "The great thing about this recipe is its flexibility. You can adjust about any quantity to your liking and still enjoy the basic flavors." -- Uncle Ed's Nephew

If you're using fresh tomatoes for this recipe, here's how to easily peel and seed them. "Hands down the best soup I've ever made! Every time someone new tries it, they want the recipe." -- Nancy Kunkel

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Another quick and easy soup that's risen right up to the top of the all-time favorites. "I love this soup and serve it again and again with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream on top." -- Chris Welton

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Paprika gives this easy soup a smoky edge, while sour cream smooths everything out. Be sure to not let it come to a boil after you add the sour cream.

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Make this when you have 30 to 40 minutes to caramelize the onions to a deep golden brown. It's so worth it. "YOWZA! This is THE BEST French Onion Soup Ever. Hands down. No contest. Game Over. Lights Out. Sell my clothes, I've gone to Heaven. AMAZING!" -- Bethie

This easy-to-make chicken curry soup is a 5-star favorite. "Should be 10 stars. I made a HUGE batch of this based on the reviews, and am SO glad I did." -- BRANGIE

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"My grandfather grew up in Poland near the Russian border and this potato soup reminds me of our family recipe. This soup is comforting, rich, delicious, and not your ordinary potato soup but out of this world!" -- Vicky Gunkel

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If all you've had is the kind in the can, you are in for a treat. "The thyme is the secret ingredient. It's a unique flavor way beyond any canned and compliments the mushrooms perfectly. 10 stars!" -- JUSTCYN

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Try this silky smooth puréed soup when you need a hug in a bowl. "This was so good that I didn't want anyone else to eat it but me! I made it for my roommates and they all raved. -- JESIJEAN

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"This soup takes the cake! It's awesome, and I am not a huge lentil fan! I'm a vegetarian, so I replaced the chicken broth with vegetable broth which worked out well." -- Lahli Baum Dunham

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"So delicious! This is a rich, savory, and decadent soup with a hint of sweet. This tastes like it was simmered long and low in order to develop such depth, yet it is so simple." -- lisaschepp

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This soup takes a while to make, but the results are 5-star good. Or possibly more. "I cannot tell you how delicious this recipe is, it deserves 10 stars!" -- Linda Gutierrez Brons

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"Oh, Shucks! Well, I'll admit: I actually said the S-word (about 15 times) with every spoonful of a small cup of this delectable soup!" -- Steaksauce

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Simple, satisfying, and ready in about 40 minutes. "Easy to make and tastes so delicious. I really appreciate that all of the ingredients are fresh." -- karin

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