20 of Our Silkiest Smooth Soup Recipes

Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Soup in a white bowl
Photo: Allrecipes Magazine

When you're craving a creamy, luxurious bowl of soup to soothe away the rough edges of your day, give these warm and welcoming smooth soups a try. They're cozy enough for family meals but nice enough to serve to guests. Many of these soups are pureed using a blender or food processor for a smooth and creamy texture, so you don't even have to chew.

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Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Bowl of the best cream of broccoli soup topped with croutons sitting on a plaid linen.
Allrecipes Magazine

Even if you're not fond of broccoli, this smooth and flavorful soup is sure to satisfy.

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Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Soup

Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Soup in a white bowl
Allrecipes Magazine

"This is one of my favorite soups of all time. It is so easy," says Chef John. "The secret to this deep, rich soup is a long slow caramelization, the key to unlocking the mushroom's magic. This is just pure essence of mushroom."

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Curried Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Curry powder, cayenne pepper, and turmeric add rich, earthy flavor to this creamy cauliflower soup.

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

bowl of red pepper soup with herb garnish
Allrecipes Magazine

This creamy soup contains no cream — it gets its texture from pureed cannellini beans. Reviewer ADH says, "One of my new favorites. I use a jar of roasted red peppers sometimes for speed instead of roasting them myself."

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Roasted Beet and Potato Soup

beet soup in a while mug bowl

Beets give this soup phenomenal color, and potatoes add smooth, creamy texture and help to balance out the flavors: "This didn't taste heavily of beets to me, but nice, balanced, creamy and lightly sweet," says reviewer Rachel Ruiz.

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup II

Cream of Cauliflower Soup II
Jen C

This recipe uses potatoes rather than cream for thickening to cut down on fat.

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Tomato Bisque

tomato bisque with basil and cream garnish

Tomato bisque is like tomato soup but richer and creamier. Chef John says, "You don't need a whole basket of vine-ripened tomatoes to make a delicious tomato bisque. We're going to use canned tomatoes. Rice makes this soup silky, not starchy."

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Cream of Artichoke Soup I

Cream of Artichoke Soup in a red bowl
Linda T

Recipe creator MARBALET says this soup is like a cross between cream of chicken and artichoke soup.

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Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup

Bowl of Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup with sour cream on top
chibi chef

A medley of autumn and winter produce, including leeks, butternut squash, carrots, and apples, make up this seasonal soup that's comfort in a bowl.

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Beer Cheese Soup VI

bowl of beer cheese soup with croutons and herb garnish

What do you get when you combine vegetables, chicken broth, Cheddar cheese, and a whole can of beer? Beer cheese soup! Use an immersion blender or food processor to puree the mixture for a smooth and creamy texture.

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Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)

smooth potato and leek soup with chives and cream garnish
Chef John

Here's a soup that transcends seasons: When served hot this soup goes by the name of potato leek soup, but when served cold it's known as vichyssoise.

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Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque
Marika Phan

Reviewers suggest roasting the squash first, then you can just scoop out the cooked flesh rather than peel the squash beforehand.

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Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II

asparagus soup in a white bowl

You'll want to make this springtime soup when asparagus is at its peak. Serve with a crusty bread for dipping.

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Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

Warm spices such as ginger and nutmeg are the perfect complement to sweet potatoes in this soup. It would make a great first course at a holiday dinner.

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Curry Pumpkin Soup

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin shows off its savory side in this soup that features curry powder for an earthy flavor.

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Low-Fat Cream of Celery Soup

bowl of cream of celery soup with celery garnish
Linda T

This low-fat cream soup is a great way to use up extra celery before it goes bad.

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Chestnut Soup

a bowl of chestnut soup
Diana Moutsopoulos

Roasted chestnuts make up the base for this holiday-appropriate dish. Reviewer lz says, "I use this recipe every Thanksgiving and it's become a family favorite."

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Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup
Buckwheat Queen

"A little sweet, a little creamy, a little nutty. Combine that with a variety of spices and you have a flavorful carrot soup!" says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar France C. "Garnish with shelled pumpkin seeds if desired."

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Crema de Calabazines

Crema de Calabazines
Linda T

"I learned this excellent cream of zucchini soup recipe while living in Spain from a 75-year old woman in Madrid," says recipe creator Rebecca. "It's excellent, easy, low-fat, and cheap, as well as a wonderful comfort food."

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Delicata Creamy Squash Soup

delicata squash soup in a white bowl with ricotta dollops
Catherine Meyer

This lesser-known squash is sometimes known as "sweet potato squash" because of its sweet, brown sugar taste.

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