9 Thai Soup Recipes Ready in 45 Minutes or Less

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)
Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup). Photo: Meredith

Thai cuisine is well known for its deeply delicious soups. They're loaded up with thrilling flavors and are as satisfying during the chilliest winter months as they are during the height of summer. These Thai-inspired soups have staying power! We're talking about classic Thai curry soups, hot and sour soups, noodle soups, the works. Best of all, your favorite Thai soups are quick and easy to make at home. These satisfying soups are all on the table in less than an hour.

01 of 09

Quick Red Curry Soup

Ready in 45 minutes, this quick Thai-inspired coconut-curry soup features both shrimp and chicken. "You can use skinny rice noodles instead of bean sprouts if you like," says Doug, who submitted the recipe. "But we felt the sprouts (which were used because I forgot the rice noodles) made for a lighter soup overall. Pork can be used interchangeably with chicken."

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Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Ready in 40 minutes. This recipe puts a Thai-style twist on basic chicken noodle soup featuring red curry, red bell peppers, coconut milk, and fresh basil. "A fantastic flavor combination that whips up in just minutes," says Amy.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

Ready in 45 minutes. This Thai-inspired red curry chicken soup calls for leftover rice and chicken, making it a great choice for quick weeknight dinners. "Red curry chicken is a family favorite, so I adapted it into a soup," says Ginacooks. "That way you never miss any of the delicious sauce!"

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Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Ready in about 25 minutes. "Fantastic authentic Thai hot and sour soup," says STEVE ALDER. "Not very filling, but a great appetizer. Very quick and easy to prepare. The tom yum paste is hot, so try the soup before adding the chile and decide if any extra heat is required. The fresh coriander is vital!"

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Homemade Tom Yum Soup

Ready in 50 minutes, this homemade tom yum soup gets extra flavor from boiled shell-on shrimp and plenty of heat from Thai chile peppers. "This homemade hot and sour soup is easier than most recipes you will find," says Nader. "I have simplified a sometimes complex recipe for those like me who can have a hard time finding some of the original ingredients. This is my favorite recipe."

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Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass

Ready in 35 minutes. "A very simple soup that gives off a complex aroma and flavor," says dakota kelly. "One taste of these prawns in the spicy and sour broth will send your taste buds to the tropics."

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Authentic Thai Coconut Soup

Authentic Thai Coconut Soup in a white bowl
Shane Jackson

Ready in 40 minutes. In this delicious Thai soup, galangal and kaffir lime leaves combine with coconut milk and shrimp. "If you have all the ingredients on hand it's easy to put together and makes the perfect comfort food," says MIREYZ. "If not, it only takes one trip the Asian market. It's so versatile you can make it vegetarian or substitute chicken for shrimp. Enjoy!"

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Thai Ginger Soup

Ready in minutes. "This is San Marco Grocery's world famous Thai Ginger Soup recipe," says TORIHAWK, who submitted the recipe. "A simple coconut milk base with chicken breast strips, ginger and cilantro. Garnish with red chilies and cilantro sprigs."

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Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)
Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup). Meredith

Ready in 35 minutes. A broth of coconut milk and lime juice is seasoned with ginger root and cayenne pepper, with strips of white chicken, fresh cilantro, and chopped scallions.

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