Creamy Soup Recipes
Cut back on calories and cash, without sacrificing any flavors, by cooking some of our favorite creamy soup recipes at home.
While it’s easy to think potato and tomato when coming up with ideas for creamy soups, we’re not limiting ourselves to just those. Think outside of the box by using ingredients like butternut squash and avocados for enticing twists on otherwise-predictable recipes.
First up, this butternut soup is the perfect way to brighten up cold dark days, with its vibrant color and even better taste. For multiple-meal-use, just wait to add the toppings until it’s time to reheat.
This recipe has simple orange-infused crabmeat floating atop a rich, creamy soup for a unique combination. The entire recipe comes together without turning on the cooktop, making it an ideal warm-weather dish.
The hearty crunch of pumpkinseed adds wonderful contrast and texture to this rich, creamy soup. And when paired with a slice of sourdough bread, it’s a complete, filling meal in just under 30 minutes.
Indulgent and smooth, this crab bisque is perfect for all seafood-lovers. Tip: if pureeing the soup in a food processor doesn’t produce ideal results, try using a blender for an extra creamy texture.
Fresh limas are at their peak from June to September, but don’t let that stop you from making this delectable soup year-round. Thawed frozen beans substitute well for fresh. Be sure to puree the beans well for a truly creamy texture and top with bacon and sour cream for extra flavor.
This low-fat creamy soup gets its creamy texture from pureed sweet potatoes and evaporate skim milk, and it goes perfectly paired with a light sandwich or salad. Since it can be prepared quickly, in just under 15 minutes, it’s perfect to make in the morning to take to work.
A light version of this world-renowned classic creamy soup uses cauliflower as a substitute for some of the potato since it has two-thirds fewer calories per ounce. By using a combination of both, you retain the same comforting texture and taste, while cutting back immensely on the calories and cholesterol.
Rich in nutrients and full of flavor, this classic embraces the idea that creamy soups aren’t meant to be bland. Black pepper, celery root, olive oil, and fresh parsley send out an aroma that is irresistibly good.
This fresh first-course cucumber soup provides much of your necessary daily fruit intake and features the addition of avocado, which lends the soup a creamy touch and gorgeous color.
Butternut squash is one of the most beloved vegetables of the fall harvest, and this simple soup really lets the squash's flavor shine through. The creamy texture also makes it a great match with a plump but crisp Chardonnay, for a full and flavorful meal.
Top a creamy chilled avocado soup with fresh corn and grilled chicken for colorful and flavorful main dish entrée. Serve with tortilla chips for a well-rounded Southwestern meal.
Take your basic pumpkin soup to the next level by making this simple recipe featuring red peppers. What’s better? Reviews say it tastes great reheated the next day, making it an ideal weeknight recipe.
The addition of grilled fresh corn and fresh herbs to this creamy, reduced-fat chowder creates a deeper level of flavor for the soup. So good, in fact, you might not get the chance to freeze any leftovers for tomorrow.
Known for heightened flavor over time, we recommended making this delightful, creamy soup several days in advance and reheating over medium-low heat when ready to eat.
Try baking the onion, garlic, and tomatoes in this not-so-traditional tomato-balsamic soup at 500° in order to caramelize their natural sugars and deepen the flavor of the overall dish.
This recipe is a delicious lesson in how roasting sweetens and deepens the flavor of bell peppers. The peppers can be roasted a day ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to prepare the soup.
Bring the tastes and smells of a pub home with this beer-cheddar soup. Be sure to use light beer to avoid a bitter taste to this soup, which is perfect for dinner parties where guests can serve themselves and add on toppings as desired.
With a preparation time of only five minutes, this recipe is great for busy weeknight dinners with the family. And at only 200 per serving, you can feel less guilty adding on a few extra croutons.
Reminiscent of chowder, this bisque is a touch lighter, filled out with wild rice rather than the more common potatoes. We love this soup for its practicality, because in just under 30 minutes, it’s convenient for lunch or a simple dinner.