Low-Sodium Soups and Stews Recipes

If you're watching your sodium intake, this collection of low-sodium soup and stew recipes can help you stay on track.

Staff Picks

Tomatillo Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 173
This is a great soup that can be spiced up or tamed down depending on your individual taste. Keep in mind that you if can not purchase fresh tomatillos at your local grocery store you can substitute with canned tomatillos, drained and chopped. Try garnishing with sour cream, as indicated in the recipe. Top with a leaf of cilantro.
By Holly

Mango Gazpacho

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
Serve this intriguing variation of gazpacho at your next summer gathering.
By USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson

Ruth's Red Lentil and Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
I made up this lentil potato soup recipe one chilly weeknight to stave off a cold. I was surprised at how delicious the soup was! The filé powder makes it nice and thick, but it may be left out. A warm loaf of sourdough bread is all you need to complete your meal!
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Split Pea Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1379
This is a hearty split pea soup has a flavorful ham bone cooked with carrots, potatoes, onions, and a pinch of marjoram.

White Wine Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
Amazing, fill-your-house-with-an-aroma-to-drool-for, easy chicken soup. The longer it cooks, the better it gets. The best is made by my mother, but the rest of us can make this wonderful facsimile. Easily multiplied, exceedingly flexible - have fun! The soup is quite good after 2 hours, but the longer it cooks, the more mellow the flavor will be. If you can, leave it for as many as 6 hours (this is a good recipe when you're in the house all day). Serve with croutons or soup nuts, if desired.

Butternut Squash Soup with a Kick

Rating: 4.5 stars 363
A great butternut squash soup to warm you up in a hurry. Great any time of year. You can adjust the amounts of jalapeño, ginger, and sour cream to whatever you like. You can vary the amount of sour cream depending on how hot you want the soup to taste.

Potato and Leek Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1082
Leeks, butter, cream, and potatoes are combined in this rich vegetable soup.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 340
This fresh and creamy soup is easy to make, and filled with hearty chopped mushrooms.

Rich and Creamy Roasted Eggplant Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
This is a great tasting soup, rich and creamy, with tangy goat cheese to balance out your taste sensation! If you want to, you can use chicken or vegetable broth in the place of the heavy cream--but I like the cream, myself!

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 284
Very good and very easy to make Asian soup. My husband is a chef, and he said that this was fantastic! (He's hard to impress.) We finished the pot in one sitting.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
How is it that plain chicken and vegetables simmered together can taste so satisfying? Try this easy homemade chicken soup recipe for yourself and see.

Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings

Rating: 4 stars 53
My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavor. The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup. Leftovers won't last very long with this.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lentil Lemon Soup
Rating: Unrated 27
"Excellent soup with robust and tangy flavor. I love serving this with stuffed grape leaves and pita bread." – ratlwm
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Rating: Unrated 185
"It was delicious- perfect! Just what I was looking for. VERY SIMPLE to make and tastes just like a cream of potato soup!" – EileenChicago
Dry Onion Soup Mix
Rating: 5 stars 210

Whip up onion soup mix with ingredients you may already have in the pantry.