Satisfying Slow Cooker Soups to Get You Through the Week

Best Italian Sausage Soup
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A hearty slow cooker soup packed with tender meat, silky vegetables, grains, and beans is the just the meal to keep you going through a long, busy week. These tried and true soup recipes take less than 30 minutes prep before your slow cooker does the rest of the work for you. When you sit down at the end of the day, your luscious, comforting soup will be perfectly hot and ready to eat. Take you pick from twelve of our favorite slow cooker soup recipes.

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Sausage Barley Soup

Sausage Barley Soup
Marisa R.

A hearty soup recipe that will warm up long nights. Pearl barley combines with Italian seasoning, broth, and chopped spinach for a wonderfully filling meal. Serve with generously buttered crusty bread to sop up the flavorful juices.

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Becky's Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

portrait shot chicken soup
Soup Loving Nicole

Enjoy a bowl of this luscious chicken soup equipped with fire-roasted tomatoes, minced garlic, and basil. Recipe creator Becky suggests adding gluten-free pasta in place of rice if desired.

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Hearty Hamburger Soup

Hearty Hamburger Soup

A rich mixture of ground beef, condensed tomato soup, and fresh herbs make each spoonful of this hamburger-inspired soup a pleasure. Allow the soup to simmer for the full allotted time so flavors can marry fully.

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Slow Cooker Easy Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup
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Get your loaded baked potato in liquid form. "Great tasting soup," says reviewer Alison. "I made this yesterday in my crock pot on the high setting and it was easily done in four hours. "I opted to make it completely vegetarian so I left out the bacon and used vegetable bouillon."

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Hobo Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup

Hobo Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup
Photo by Molly.

Ground sirloin takes center stage in this highly rated slow cooker recipe. Diced potatoes, bay leaves, and a vegetable medley enhance the deeply savory flavor and lend a delightfully chunky texture.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

The ultimate comfort food made easy in your slow cooker. With only 5 ingredients, this soup is understated yet deeply satisfying. The familiar taste of shredded chicken and egg noodles will transport you to a simpler time.

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Slow Cooker Fish Chowder

Slow-Cooker Fish Chowder
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"Fantastic flavor — it's now a family favorite," says home cook Kevin. "I added a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning the second time I made the dish and it really kicked the flavor up a notch with a little extra heat. Great addition if you like foods on the spicy side."

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham

Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

Come home to deliciously warming flavor in the form of diced ham, rich tomato paste, and and a host of dried spices. Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, remove the bay leaves, and dinner is served.

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Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Kellys Slow Cooker Beef Mushroom and Barley Soup
Photo by Ragnall.

An easy, stick-to-your-ribs barley soup that has all the good stuff: tender pieces of chuck roast, stewed tomatoes, carrots, and celery. Try pairing with crumbled cornbread for for a fun, buttery finish.

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Busy Day Slow Cooker Taco Soup

slow cooker taco bean soup in blue bowl

This southwestern-inspired soup is sure to become a family favorite. Traditional chili ingredients combine with taco seasoning and buttermilk ranch to make a tantalizing weeknight meal. Sprinkle taco soup with Monterrey cheese for a decadent garnish.

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Best Italian Sausage Soup

Best Italian Sausage Soup

"This reminds me of a soup served by a popular Italian restaurant chain, " says reviewer natsmom. This is great in a crock pot! I remove casing from sausage, use white wine instead of red (personal preference), and cheese-filled pasta."

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Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup

Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup
My Hot Southern Mess

Diced green chiles, cumin, and fresh cilantro give this tomato-based soup a smoky edge. "This is so easy and so adaptable, " says Baking Nana. You can add any vegetables that you like or even pinto beans or rice. A great one pot meal for families on the go."

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