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
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.

Mango Gazpacho

Rating: 4.46 stars
Serve this intriguing variation of gazpacho at your next summer gathering.

Ruth's Red Lentil and Potato Soup

Rating: 4.54 stars
I made up this recipe one chilly weeknight to stave off a cold. I was surprised at how delicious the soup was! The file 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: 4.69 stars
This is a wonderful, hearty split pea soup. Great for a fall or blustery winter day.

White Wine Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.38 stars
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: 4.72 stars
A great soup to warm you up in a hurry. Great any time of year. You can play with the volumes of jalapeno and ginger and sour cream, to whatever you like. You can vary the amount of sour cream you add depending on how 'hot' you want the soup to taste.

Potato Leek Soup III

Rating: 4.67 stars
A creamy soup with a strong leek flavor. Goes wonderfully with sourdough bread. Tastes even better heated up the next day.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
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
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: 4.51 stars
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: 4.52 stars
Homemade chicken soup - but you don't have to be sick to deserve or enjoy it - you do, so do! Good for body and soul!

Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.47 stars
Hearty lentil soup, chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread.

Inspiration and Ideas

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

Canned Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.1 stars

The best canned tomato soup recipe! A great way to use up those extra tomatoes from the garden. When ready to serve, mix with equal parts milk and warm.