30+ Soup and Chowder Recipes

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    Slow Cooker Chicken and Sorghum Soup

    Chicken and Sorghum Soup
    Chicken and Sorghum Soup. Diana Rattray

    Sorghum grain is a nice rice or barley alternative for the slow cooker since it holds up well over a long period of cooking. This soup is a flavorful mixture of the grain, chicken, and vegetables.


    Slow Cooker Chicken and Sorghum Soup


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    Crock Pot Beef and Bean Soup With Tomatoes

    Crock Pot Beef and Bean Soup
    Crock Pot Beef and Bean Soup. Diana Rattray

     This ground beef soup is loaded with flavor. Shredded cabbage, pinto beans, tomatoes, and corn are among the vegetables.


    Crock Pot Beef and Bean Soup With Tomatoes


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    Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup

    Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup
    Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup. Diana Rattray

    This leftover turkey soup is full of flavor. Sweet potatoes and peas or mixed vegetables add to the color while bacon and herbs add flavor.


    Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup


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    Cheeseburger Chowder, Stovetop or Crock Pot

    Cheeseburger Chowder, Stovetop or Slow Cooker
    Cheeseburger Chowder. Diana Rattray

     ​This soup is a delicious blend of ground beef, cheese, and vegetables. Change it up with some bacon, or replace some of the milk with cream for a richer chowder.


    Cheeseburger Chowder, Stovetop or Crock Pot


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    Fresh Salmon Chowder

    Fresh Salmon Chowder
    Bowl of Salmon Chowder. Diana Rattray

    I used fresh salmon in this chowder, but it could be made with good quality canned salmon as well. 


    Fresh Salmon Chowder


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    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese

    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham
    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

     This soup is quick and easy, making it perfect for a busy everyday lunch or dinner. Add some chopped spinach, corn, or chard to the soup for extra flavor and color.


    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese


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    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham

    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham
    Bean Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

     This simple, comforting soup is perfect for a fall or winter day. Serve the soup with freshly baked cornbread or crusty French bread.


    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham


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    Easy Taco Soup With Ground Beef

    Taco Soup With Ground Beef and Beans
    Taco Soup. Photo: Diana Rattray

    This popular taco soup is made with ground beef, tomatoes, taco seasonings, and beans. This makes enough for a game day or tailgating party, and it freezes well.


    Easy Taco Soup With Ground Beef


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    Crock Pot Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage

    Pea Soup With Andouille Sausage
    Pea Soup With Sausage. Diana Rattray

    This thick and flavorful slow cooker pea soup is flavored with diced andouille sausage. Kielbasa or a gourmet chicken or turkey sausage may be used as well, or use diced leftover ham in the soup.


    Crock Pot Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage


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    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale

    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale
    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful ground beef soup is a good choice for an everyday fall or winter meal. Serve this tasty soup with cornbread and a tossed salad for a perfect family lunch or dinner.


    Hamburger Soup With Black-Eyed Peas and Kale


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    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes

    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes
    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes. Diana Rattray

    Choose a country-style sausage or bulk Italian sausage in this tasty corn chowder. A combination of cream-style corn and corn kernels give the soup extra flavor and texture. It's an easy preparation and it cooks quickly.


    Corn Chowder With Sausage and Potatoes


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    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach

    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach
    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach. Diana Rattray

    This bean soup is hearty and nutritious, and it's a quick and easy preparation. Serve this bean soup with cornbread for a delicious meal.


    Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach


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    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage

    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage
    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage. Diana Rattray

    This creamy mushroom soup is made with the addition of cheddar cheese and chunks of spicy andouille sausage. Feel free to use another variety of smoked sausage in this recipe. Add a sandwich or salad and make it a main meal, or serve with crusty bread for a great lunch.


    Creamy Mushroom Soup With Cheddar and Andouille Sausage


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    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo. Diana Rattray

    I add a few shrimp to the gumbo early along with the sausage to give it more of the shrimp flavor. If you're concerned about fat content, prepare the gumbo in advance and chill it in the refrigerator. Skim the excess fat off the cooled soup.


    Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo


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    Easy Ham and Corn Chowder

    Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder
    Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder. Diana Rattray

    Condensed soups, cream, and your slow cooker make this an easy and convenient chowder. The chowder is filled with corn and diced ham.


    Easy Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder


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    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage

    Lentil Soup with Sausage
    Lentil Soup with Sausage. Diana Rattray

    The slow cooker makes this lentil soup a breeze to prepare. Use your favorite smoked sausage or a similar fully cooked sausage in this soup.


    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage


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    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup

    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup
    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup. Diana Rattray

    This soup is an easy preparation, and the flavor is amazing. This is an excellent soup to serve with sandwiches or serve it with crusty rolls or bread  and a salad.


    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup


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    Creamy Potato Soup With Ham

    Potato Soup With Ham
    Creamy Potato Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

    I made the soup with ham but feel free to make it with diced and browned smoked sausage or mild Italian sausage. Diced cooked bacon would be good as well. Top the soup with some chopped green onions or shredded cheese.


    Recipe: Creamy Potato Soup With Ham


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    Crock Pot Clam Chowder

    Slow Cooker Clam Chowder
    Slow Cooker Clam Chowder. Diana Rattray

    This popular clam chowder is cooked in the slow cooker with some bacon or salt pork and canned minced clams.


    Crock Pot Clam Chowder


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    Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Diana Rattray

    This is a creamy cheesy broccoli soup you can have ready in under 30 minutes! It's a good soup for lunch or a light supper. 


    Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup


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    Slow Cooker Cauliflower and Cheese Soup

    Cauliflower Cheese Soup
    Cauliflower Cheese Soup. Diana Rattray

    Garnish this easy soup with a drizzle of oil or chopped chives or parsley. The recipe includes instructions for a roasted red pepper puree.


     Slow Cooker Cauliflower and Cheese Soup


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    Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
    Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful soup is simmered to perfection with chicken, frozen vegetables, and cooked noodles. It's a very easy soup because condensed soups are used as the base.


    Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


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    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Chicken Tortilla Soup. Diana Rattray

     Use purchased tortilla chips or corn chips or make them homemade from corn tortillas. This is an excellent soup, full of flavor.


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    Spring Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup

    Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup
    Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup. Diana Rattray

    Celebrate spring with this vibrant asparagus and pea soup. The creamy soup is made with fresh asparagus and fresh or frozen English peas.


     Spring Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup


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    Easy Tomato Bisque

    Tomato Bisque
    Tomato Bisque. Diana Rattray

    This shortcut tomato soup is made with canned tomatoes, some tomato paste, and seasonings.


     Easy Tomato Bisque


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    Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder

    Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder
    Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder. Diana Rattray

    This chowder is a super easy preparation. It's made with pantry ingredients and a variety of seasonings and it doesn't skimp on flavor.


    Crock Pot Chicken and Corn Chowder


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    Savory Buttercup Squash Soup With Sage

    Savory Buttercup Squash Soup
    Buttercup Squash Soup. Diana Rattray

    Fresh ingredients make this a delicious fall or winter soup. This soup may also be made with another winter squash, such as butternut, acorn, or Hubbard.


    Savory Buttercup Squash Soup With Sage


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    Tuna Chowder with Corn and Cheese

    Tuna and Corn Chowder with Cheese
    Tuna and Corn Chowder with Cheese. Diana Rattray

    This fabulous tuna and corn chowder is made rich and delicious with cheddar cheese and chopped vegetables.


    Tuna Chowder with Corn and Cheese 


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    Slow Cooker Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder

    Manhattan Style Clam Chowder
    Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder. Diana Rattray

    The flavors of bacon, tomatoes, and clams make this a refreshing and delicious alternative to heavier cream or milk based clam chowders.


    Slow Cooker Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder


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    Jan's Crock Pot Hamburger Soup

    Hamburger Soup, Crock Pot
    Jan's Hamburger Soup. Diana Rattray

    This basic hamburger soup is loaded with vegetables. The broth is made with beef broth and onion soup mix, along with tomato sauce and seasonings.


    Jan's Crock Pot Hamburger Soup


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    Lobster Corn Chowder

    Lobster Corn Chowder
    Lobster Corn Chowder. Diana Rattray

    Chunks of cooked lobster meat are added to this rich corn chowder. Add some crab or shrimp for a seafood chowder.


     Lobster Corn Chowder


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    Roasted Cauliflower Soup

    Roasted Cauliflower Soup
    Roasted Cauliflower Soup. Diana Rattray

     ​​This creamy roasted cauliflower soup is spiced with curry powder and optional lime juice. Top the soup with chopped fresh cilantro.


    Roasted Cauliflower Soup


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    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder

    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder
    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder. Diana Rattray

    Fresh asparagus and diced cooked chicken are the stars of this creamy soup. The soup also contains potatoes and some red bell pepper and onions.


    Chicken and Asparagus Chowder


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    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder
    Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder. Diana Rattray

     This hearty chowder is an excellent way to use leftover corned beef, and it's easy to make with condensed potato soup and the slow cooker.


    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Chowder