5-Ingredient Soups

Instant comfort food, these quick and easy soups come together in a flash.

Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

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Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

No one will ever guess that this chili hasn't simmered on the stove all day. (Our secret: it's ready in about half an hour.)

Pantry Checklist:

  • Ground round (1 pound)
  • Chili powder blend
  • 1 package frozen seasoned corn and black beans
  • Beef broth (fat-free, less sodium)
  • 1 can seasoned tomato sauce for chili
  • Optional: sour cream, green onions
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 27 minutes

View Recipe: Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

Posole

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Posole

Posole (poh-SOH-leh) is a thick and saucy Mexican soup that's hearty enough for a meal. Set out bowls of garnishes―chopped lettuce, radishes, onions, cheese, extra cilantro―that folks can customize their soup.

Pantry Checklist:


  • Pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • Salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 can white hominy
  • 1 can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • Fresh cilantro
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

View Recipe: Posole

Spicy Poblano and Corn Soup

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Spicy Poblano and Corn Soup

Poblano chile peppers are in peak season in summer and early fall. Ripe specimens are reddish brown and sweeter than the green ones. Be sure to remove the seeds and membranes before cooking; that's where the heat comes from.

Pantry Checklist:

  • 1 package frozen baby gold and white corn
  • Fat-free milk
  • Poblano chiles (4) or green chiles
  • Onion
  • Reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

View Recipe: Spicy Poblano and Corn Soup

Corn and Bacon Chowder

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Corn and Bacon Chowder

Our taste testers gave this 16-minute recipe our higest rating. Frozen corn blended with low-fat milk creates the sweet, summery base of this creamy chowder. Bits of bacon add a punch of flavor.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Bacon
  • Prechopped celery, onion, and bell pepper mix
  • Low-fat milk
  • 2 packages frozen baby gold and white corn
  • Reduced-fat shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
Prep: 2 minutes
 Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Corn and Bacon Chowder

Sweet Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

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Sweet Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

Pureed in a blender, this creamy soup spells comfort in a bowl. Though it tastes like slow food, it comes together in a flash thanks to pre-chopped sweet potato and cooked ham.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Cooked ham (diced)
  • Leek
  • Sweet potato (pre-chopped)
  • Chicken broth (fat-free, less-sodium)
  • Evaporated fat-free milk (1 can)
Prep: 6 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes

View Recipe: Sweet Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup

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Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup

The time-saving trick to this superfast soup is taco seasoning. Shredded cooked chicken breast and cannellini beans add substance. A one-cup serving contains only 134 calories.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Cooked chicken breast
  • Taco seasoning (less-sodium)
  • Chicken broth (fat-free, less-sodium)
  • Cannellini beans or other white beans (1 can)
  • Green salsa
  • Optional: Light sour cream, cilantro
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes

View Recipe: Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup

Chicken-Escarole Soup

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Chicken-Escarole Soup

This 15-minute recipe (prep time included) is wonderfully simple and sure to become a weeknight staple. One of the key ingredients, escarole, is a variety of endive that's milder in flavor than the slightly bitter Belgian endive or curly endive.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Italian-style stewed tomatoes (1 can)
  • Chicken broth (fat-free, less-sodium)
  • Cooked chicken breast
  • Escarole
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Chicken-Escarole Soup

Sausage and Barley Soup

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Sausage and Barley Soup

Time-saving tip: Pureeing the vegetables in a blender before cooking allows you to drastically cut cooking time while maintaining all the rich flavors of the vegetables. Serve with Asiago-Topped Garlic Bread.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Turkey breakfast sausage (6 oz.)
  • Italian stewed tomatoes (1 can)
  • Frozen bell pepper stir-fry mix
  • Quick-cooking barley
  • Baby spinach
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes

View Recipe: Sausage and Barley Soup

Turkey Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

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Turkey Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

This quick-cooking comfort food showcases gnocchi: small, quick-cooking dumplings that are wonderfully chewy. Opt for vacuum-packed packages instead of the dried version. You can find them in most grocery stores, often in the refrigerated section.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Hot turkey Italian sausage
  • Vacuum-packed gnocchi
  • Beef broth (fat-free, less-sodium)
  • Italian-style stewed tomatoes (1 can)
  • Parmesan cheese
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Turkey Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

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