Our 20 Top-Rated Soups Give You Comfort By the Bowlful

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Photo: Lori

Soup therapy, anyone? There's something deeply comforting about soup. It starts from the time you fill your soup pot with ingredients and continues as your home starts filling with the warm aroma of simmering soup. And when you sink your spoon into a cozy bowl of homemade soup, it's like soup knows how to soothe you in the warmest and most filling way. Here are 20 of our all-time top-rated soups, just waiting to make your day a whole lot better.

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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Packed full of vegetables and ready to eat in under an hour. "I would give this recipe six stars if I could! I make it at least once a month, even in the summertime." — K-S-M

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Ready in a mere 30 minutes, this is a great recipe to have on hand when you don't have time to make soup from scratch. "This is so easy to make and so good! I cook the chicken breasts in the broth to make the broth a bit richer, then build the soup from there." — Gr8typist

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

a bowl of creamy soup garnished with a sprig of Italian parsley

Got leftover chicken? Use it up in this soup along with quick-cooking wild rice, and you'll be feasting in about 25 minutes. "The flavors and thickness turn a grey day into a great day." — Brown Sugar Girl

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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

a red bowl of creamy soup with chunks of potato, garnished with sliced green onions with sliced bread in the background

You could be sitting down to this easy-to-make hearty bowl of soup in just 45 minutes. "This soup was delicious! My picky-eater kids even asked for seconds and thirds," Jen F. says.

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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana
France C

Several reviewers used kale instead of spinach to make it more like Olive Garden's soup. "Yum! This was the perfect dinner for a cold night," Andrea says. "It does taste a lot like the restaurant's soup!"

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Jamie's Minestrone

minestrone soup in a glass bowl topped with Parmesan
House of Aqua

Jamie says, "I created this soup after becoming tired of the excess salt and lack of veggies in canned minestrone." 1,600+ reviewers love what Jamie created.

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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

You can easily control the spices in this robust soup by adding or subtracting the chili powder. "The great thing about this recipe is its flexibility. You can adjust about any quantity to your liking and still enjoy the basic flavors." — Uncle Ed's Nephew

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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
Kathy Ryan-Ostrick

If you're using fresh tomatoes for this recipe, here's how to easily peel and seed them. "Hands down the best soup I've ever made! Every time someone new tries it, they want the recipe," Nancy Kunkel says.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Chicken Tortilla Soup V
Hannah Culbertson

Another quick and easy soup that's risen right up to the top of the all-time favorites. "I love this soup and serve it again and again with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream on top," Chris Welton says.

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

side view of a white bowl of creamy-looking mushroom soup with sour cream in the center

Paprika gives this easy soup a smoky edge, while sour cream smooths everything out. Be sure to not let it come to a boil after you add the sour cream.

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French Onion Soup Gratinee

closeup of a spoon lifting a mouthful of cheese-topped French onion soup from a red bowl
France C

Make this when you have 30 to 40 minutes to caramelize the onions to a deep golden brown. It's so worth it. "YOWZA! This is THE BEST French Onion Soup Ever. Hands down. No contest. Game Over. Lights Out. Sell my clothes, I've gone to Heaven. AMAZING!" — Bethie

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Mulligatawny Soup I

Mulligatawny Soup in a green bowl

This easy-to-make chicken curry soup is a five-star favorite. "Should be 10 stars. I made a HUGE batch of this based on the reviews, and am SO glad I did." — BRANGIE

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Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup
Oli Rusu

"My grandfather grew up in Poland near the Russian border and this potato soup reminds me of our family recipe. This soup is comforting, rich, delicious, and not your ordinary potato soup but out of this world!" — Vicky Gunkel

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Cream of Mushroom Soup I

high angle looking at a small bowl of cream of mushroom soup

"If all you've had is the kind in the can, you are in for a treat. "The thyme is the secret ingredient. It's a unique flavor way beyond any canned and compliments the mushrooms perfectly. Ten stars!" — JUSTCYN

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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup
Jonathan Lynch

Try this silky smooth puréed soup when you need a hug in a bowl. "This was so good that I didn't want anyone else to eat it but me! I made it for my roommates and they all raved." — JESIJEAN

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Lentil Soup with Lemon

bowl of Lentil Soup with Lemon

"This soup takes the cake! It's awesome, and I am not a huge lentil fan! I'm a vegetarian, so I replaced the chicken broth with vegetable broth which worked out well." — Lahli Baum Dunham

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup in a white bowl on a marble surface
Leslie Kelly

"So delicious! This is a rich, savory, and decadent soup with a hint of sweet. This tastes like it was simmered long and low in order to develop such depth, yet it is so simple." — lisaschepp

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Ken's Kickin' Posole

bowl of Posole with avocado and radishes for garnish
Soup Loving Nicole

This soup takes a while to make, but the results are five-star good. Or possibly more. "I cannot tell you how delicious this recipe is, it deserves 10 stars!" — Linda Gutierrez Brons

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Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup

Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup
Cathleen Barlow Strabala

"We are picky about our cream of crab and this recipe is a definite keeper. It's the first one that turned out great. I think hollandaise and sherry are just the right amounts and give it a great flavor." — Lisa

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Sandy's Homemade Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

creamy broccoli soup topped with cheese in a green bowl with bread on the side
Kim's Cooking Now

Simple, satisfying, and ready in about 40 minutes. "Easy to make and tastes so delicious. I really appreciate that all of the ingredients are fresh." — karin

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