20 Easy Soups Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less

Amazing Gnocchi Soup
Photo: Linda T

When you're craving a hearty bowl of soup but don't have hours to spend tending a simmering pot, you'll appreciate this lineup of top-rated soups that go from prep to bowl in 30 minutes or less. These are the save-your-life soups you need when you're short on time and a hot bowl of goodness has to happen right now.

01 of 20

Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

Hearty Italian Meatball Soup
Allrecipes Magazine

Canned beef broth and frozen, cooked Italian-style meatballs, and frozen vegetables are your smart shortcuts to this top-rated soup. "Perfect for a cold, rainy, late fall weekday." -- Tami Jarecki Lund

02 of 20

Pasta Fazoolander

Pasta Fazoolander
House of Aqua

"This is one of my favorite soups because it's so quick & easy! I usually make 2 or 3 times the recipe because it is SO good on a cold night — or anytime!" -- Alex

03 of 20

Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime
CookinBug

"I fell in love with chicken and lime soup while traveling in the Yucatan years ago. When I found this recipe, I fell in love all over again." -- Ranjo

04 of 20

Pho Ga Soup

Pho Ga Soup
David West

"Easy to cook. Tasty and healthy, will def add this one to my favorites." -- irabird

05 of 20

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

"This recipe is so quick, easy, and cheap...just open the cans and boil. I only spent about $10.00 on ingredients." -- Rolanda

06 of 20

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Vwanke

"I'd describe this soup as "comforting". The flavors and thickness turn a gray day into a great day." -- Brown Sugar Girl

07 of 20

Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Old-Fashioned Potato Soup
Yvonne Williams

"This has become my little black dress of creamy soups and it's never failed me." -- Jaciss

08 of 20

Joe's Homemade Mushroom Soup

Joe's Homemade Mushroom Soup
naples34102

"I am obsessed with this soup! I made it at my restaurant and people went nutso for it!" -- Hick Chick

09 of 20

Simple and Delicious Kale Soup

Simple and Delicious Kale Soup
radmila

"Didn't change a thing. Couldn't be much simpler. And for sure delicious." -- yoyo1198

10 of 20

Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

"You can find the chipotle peppers and the sofrito in the Hispanic section of your grocery store." -- Sweet Apron

11 of 20

Cajun Scallop Chowder

Cajun Scallop Chowder
Ashley Marie

"This was so awesome. I fed six people off this and they all loved it." -- LukesMom

12 of 20

California Italian Wedding Soup

California Italian Wedding Soup
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!.

"I have been making this recipe for about 4 years now and consider it the best version of wedding soup I have ever tasted." -- ASHLEY_S

13 of 20

Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

"This is an awesome recipe. I have a friend that just raves about it." -- Denise B.

14 of 20

Amazing Gnocchi Soup

Amazing Gnocchi Soup
Linda T

"This soup is deceptively simple as many wonderful recipes often are." -- kymbrown1

15 of 20

Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup

Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup
SHORECOOK

"Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup Haiku: 'So easy to make! Nice comforting bowl of soup. Simmer for longer.'" -- Rock_lobster

16 of 20

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
gselly

"This is so easy to make and so good! I cook the chicken breasts in the broth to make the broth a bit richer." --
Gr8typist

17 of 20

Patricia's Green Chile Soup

Patricia's Green Chile Soup
*Sherri*

"This was my first try at 'Southwestern' cooking and I was very pleased." -- Dianne

18 of 20

Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever

Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever
Tina Rodrigue

"Soo delicious! I used the whole butternut squash and roasted it on a baking sheet on broil for five minutess or so to bring out the flavor after cubing it." -- Airisaiia

19 of 20

Cream of Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Cream of Tomato Gorgonzola Soup
lutzflcat

"Loved this! I'm going to have a hard time going back to plain ol' tomato soup, espcially because this was so easy to make. I had all the ingredients on hand, served it with grilled provolone sandwiches." -- jaxwife

20 of 20

Quick Black Bean Soup

Quick Black Bean Soup
Nicola Phillips-Ritcy

"I'm laying on the couch absolutely stuffed on this soup. It was so good it may have killed me." -- Thanosleroy666

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