Our Top 20 Creamy Soup Recipes
Chicken noodle soup might be good for a cold, but if you're looking for a soup to truly satisfy, creamy soups are your friend. Smooth, hearty, silky, and decadent, they're liquid comfort. From chowders, to potato soup and so much more, read on for our most popular creamy soup recipes.
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Discover for yourself why over 10,000 home cooks have given this soup glowing reviews. Reviewer DISCOBUNNY says, "Garnished each soup bowl with a nest of shredded cheddar and green onion. Sometimes the simplest things are just THE best, and this soup is the perfect example."
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Some reviewers suggest doubling the cheese and broccoli for an even heartier soup. "It is better than any restaurant soup we have ever had," says reviewer HELENE AND BEN. "We cannot wait to make it again."
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
"A supremely filling, hearty soup. I serve this on cold rainy days with a loaf of homemade bread," says recipe creator Stephanie G. "Hint: this is perfect for leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken you've pulled from the bone after making homemade chicken stock! This soup makes great leftovers, but you might want to thin it slightly with skim milk or water when reheating."
Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
Recipe creator Karena says the title of this recipe was given by those who tried it. "This TRULY is the best potato soup you could ever have. Rich, creamy, full of flavor. You won't find better in a can or at a restaurant," says reviewer BC Survivor. "The only change I will make next time is I'll use leeks instead of onions. Simply because I think leeks in soup adds the most delicious flavor."
My Best Clam Chowder
Recipe creator PIONEERGIRL describes this as, "A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor."
Baked Potato Soup I
Leftover baked potatoes on hand? Turn them into a delicious and hearty soup for a much more exciting meal. Reviewer Navy_Mommy says, "Can I give it more than five stars? I have made it several times now and it is a favorite at our house making a meal in itself. I will throw in about half of the potato skins for a little extra texture. The really nice thing about this soup is you can adjust it to taste."
Cheeseburger Soup I
This comfort food is turned into comfort soup loaded with ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, and cheddar cheese. Reviewer OHSuzyQ says, "Everyone at my house shouts for joy when they smell this cooking... and I never have leftovers to pack for my lunch!"
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
This is homemade tomato soup like you've never had it before. You'll abandon the canned stuff for good! Take it from reviewer CURTISLEE who says, "Follow my train of thought here: When you go to a nice restaurant and the waiter describes the 'soup of the day,' it's this stuff that he is talking about. The consistency and flavor have the appearance of a four or five star restaurant!"
Cream of Mushroom Soup I
"When it comes to the soup and sandwich deal, mine always comes out of a can and cream of mushroom is a casserole ingredient," says reviewer JUSTCYN. "But break out of your rut and serve this one to company! Not hard or time consuming to make and simply fabulous restaurant quality fare."
Golden Potato Soup
Ham, cheese, and potatoes — this is one kids and adults alike will devour. "My whole family enjoyed this recipe," says reviewer GREEDIE. "I substituted frozen cubed hash brown potatoes for the fresh potatoes to speed up preparation."
Potato Leek Soup III
Potato leek soup is a creamy, cold weather companion to any weeknight meal. Reviewer ORANGECOUNTYDUDE says, "I look for recipes that sound good, have high ratings, with as few ingredients as possible to make things easy. This is a great one and very tasty."
Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder
It's comfort in a bowl. Reviewer mominml says, "A new family favorite. This is a great soup to have on a cold wintery night."
Baked Potato Soup V
"I have made this recipe 10 plus times. People go crazy over this because it is both a gourmet and comfort food. I always double the recipe and freeze 1/2 in a zip lock," says reviewer Cook Kerri. Some reviewers also recommend reducing the amount of milk and substituting some of it for chicken broth in order to keep the consistency from becoming too thick.
Chicken Wild Rice Soup I
"Fantastic! Being a Minnesotan I've tried many different versions of this thick, creamy soup and this one is definitely the best," says reviewer MARSHAKA. "I made it low fat by using nonfat half and half and only a tablespoon of olive oil in place of the butter. Delicious!"
Broccoli Cheese Soup V
Even broccoli haters will be impressed with this cheesy and creamy soup. Reviewer sniper69 says, "I made this when I couldn’t find my usual broccoli cheese soup recipe in my book of recipes. The taste is excellent and like what I can get at a restaurant. My wife has requested that I make this recipe again as she likes it better than the recipe I usually use."
Butternut Squash Bisque
This sweet and savory soup is the perfect way to put your winter squash on display. Many reviewers suggest roasting the squash before hand. Recipe creator PHONELADY55 says, "Great use for all that early fall vegetables! Nice start for a fall day dinner or lunch."
Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II
Take advantage of fresh asparagus with this decadent soup. Reviewer Bob in Houston says, "This is the best asparagus soup I've ever tasted, and I order it in many fine restaurants...Make it exactly as described and you won't be disappointed."
Creamy Potato Leek Soup II
This soup comes together in under an hour with just five ingredients! Reviewer Bill Miller describes it as, "a really excellent combination of tastes, with no additional seasonings needed."
Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup
Cook this creamy potato soup slow and low — and return home to a warm and comforting meal. Reviewer jmlionhunter says, "This is like a giant stuffed baked potato in a bowl! Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers!"
Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder
This hearty soup has green chiles and hot pepper sauce for a spicy twist on the usual chowder. "This chowder was fun to make and was the best comfort-food I have had in a long time...I especially liked the colorful toppings of chopped tomato and cilantro. Thanks for the recipe — it will become a standard in my household," says reviewer gadgetgal.