These Whole30 soup recipes are filling, nutritious, and the perfect meal to power you through the day on your January Whole30 (or any other day!).
Soup is an essential piece of the Whole30 success plan for so many reasons, and not just because it’s spoon-licking delicious.
- Soup Doesn’t Feel “Restrictive”. From stick to your ribs stews and chilis to hearty creamy concoctions, there are dozens of Whole30 soup recipes that are rich and decadent. Soup is a terrific way to not feel deprived!
- Soup is Easy to Prepare. From quick and easy stove-top recipes to the Instant Pot and slow cooker, there are so many ways to get soup ingredients from stovetop to belly quickly and easily. Soup generally doesn’t require fancy kitchen gadgets or complicated steps.
- Soup is Nourishing. Chock full of veggies and proteins, Whole30 soups are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Amp up the flavor and nourishment by using your own homemade bone broth or vegetable stock.
- Soup is (Generally) Kid-Friendly. Soup is one of those meals that everyone in our house can get behind, even (and maybe most importantly) the kids! Recipes like creamy tomato soup, chicken zoodle soup, Whole30 hamburger soup, and chicken chili make regular appearances on our family friendly meal plan, and the kids gobble them up without complaint.
- Soup is Economical. A Whole30 can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! Cheap ingredients like potatoes, carrots, celery, and seasonal greens go far in soup recipes. Stretch economical proteins like whole chickens and roasts by incorporating them into soup recipes. Use the leftover chicken carcass and the odds and ends from your trimmed vegetables to make nutritious and budget-friendly homemade stock.
- Soup is Meal Prep Friendly. One recipes, 6-8 servings? Sign. Me. Up. Soup stores well in both the fridge (generally up to 5 days) and freezer (generally up to 3 months) so it’s ideal for meal prep. Pick a recipe or two, cook it up on the weekend, and divide into meal prep containers to enjoy as nutritious grab-and-go meals all week. If you’re preparing soup for dinner, double it and stash half in the freezer for those nights when you can’t pluck up the energy to cook what’s on your plan, or forgot to prep on the weekend.
- Soup is Versatile. Soup for breakfast? Heck yes! And lunch. And dinner. Even a late-night snack! Soup can be enjoyed at every hour of the day. If you find soup for breakfast a little bizarre, start with a cup of bone broth, some spiralized vegetables and a poached egg to ease yourself into the idea. By the end of the Whole30, you’ll be a soup-for-breakfast pro!
My Favorite Tools and Containers for Whole30 Soup Preparation and Storage
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- Dutch Oven. Use a dutch oven for slowly braising stew and chili, or preparing double batches of your favorite soup recipes.
- Crockpot. Most soup recipes can be easily adapted to slow cooker versions. Let ’em simmer away while you’re at work (or play!).
- Instant Pot. All of the flavor of a slow-simmered soup in half the time? Sign us up! Check out one of the many IP recipes below and get yo’ soup on.
- Immersion Blender. Creamy-without-cream soups are just a whizz and blend away with a handy immersion blender. Even better? You don’t need to clean out your blender!
- Spiralizer. We all know regular noodles are a no-no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix with veggie noodles. Spiralize some zucchini, sweet potato, or butternut squash and toss into soups for Whole30 approved noodles.
- 2-Cup Glass Storage Bowls. These are my favorite glass containers for storing meal prepped soup in the fridge.
- 10-oz Thermos. I have a few of these for sending my kids off to school with a cozy bowl of soup for lunch, or tucking into Cameron’s lunch bag when he’s gone all day for a shoot.
35 Filling and Nutritious Whole30 Soup Recipes
You’ll find the perfect Whole30 soup, stew, or chili recipe in this round-up of 35 healthy and hearty options. From 30 minute weeknight wonders to slow cooker and Instant Pot recipes, you’re bound to find one (or five! or 10!) soups to keep your belly full and your soul cozy.
I don’t know about you, but chicken noodle soup is on heavy rotation in our house all winter long. This Whole30 version uses zucchini noddles so you can get your cozy cold-busting fix sans gluten or grains. (via Our Salty Kitchen)
This healthy version of classic zuppa toscana is rich, creamy, spicy and bursting with flavor! Packed with protein and veggies, this whole30 soup recipe will keep you full and fueled all day. (via 40 Aprons)
This roasted carrot apple soup is like a big hug – warm, comforting, and nourishing for the body and soul. Loaded with vitamins and healthy fats, this easy soup recipe is also vegan and kid-friendly – a whole30 winner! (via Our Salty Kitchen)
Plant based gourmet? That’s a thing! You’ll be a believer after a single dive into this creamy and indulgent Curried Cauliflower Soup. This cozy bowl of sunshine is richly spiced with just the right kick of sweet, and it’s 100% vegan and Whole30 compliant. (via Our Salty Kitchen)
This Moroccan spiced parsnip soup is not your standard fare – rich, deeply spiced, and perfectly garnished, this soup will have you coming back for more more more! (via A Simple Pantry)
Cozy healthy comfort food in 30 minutes? Uhhhhh, yep! This creamy and filling chicken pot pie soup, made in the Instant Pot, will become an instant classic, Whole30-ing or not! (via 40 Aprons)
That color! That texture! Hello beautiful. Spice up your butternut squash s0up game with the addition of flavorful curry and creamy coconut milk. This easy soup recipe is freezable, meal prep-able, and ready in less than 30 minutes. (via Paleo Gluten Free Eats)
A childhood classic prepared without dairy but packing all of the flavor? Sign. Me. Up. This vegan and Whole30 broccoli “cheese” soup is exactly as promised – dreamy. (via The Wooden Skillet)
This potato and caramelized onion whole30 soup recipe is creamy without cream, slightly sweet, and as cozy as a well-loved blanket. (via Our Salty Kitchen)
With just five ingredients, this roasted pumpkin soup is so easy to make and turns out deliciously creamy. Make a double batch, tuck half into the freezer, and nosh on this gorgeous soup long after your Whole30 has ended. (via My Pure Plants)
Hello Whole30 compliant flavor bomb! This chili con carne is made with beef and pork, and slowly simmered with roasted poblanos, jalapeños, tomatoes and an adjustable-heat spice blend until the meat is fall-apart tender. Perfect for game day, Sunday supper, and meal prep! (via Our Salty Kitchen)
This hot and sour soup is packed with veggies, Asian aromatics, and savory minced protein in a rich chicken broth. It’s a gluten free and Whole30 one-pot wonder that’s ready in under 45 minutes. (via I Heart Umami)
This wholesome soup is loaded with nourishment for the body and soul in the form of soothing herbs, vegetables, and spices. It’s spicy. It’s easy. It’s vegan and Whole30 compliant. And this beauty can be yours in 30-ish minutes! (via Cotter Crunch)
This roasted cauliflower soup is nutty and slightly sweet, with hints of bright flavor from thyme and olive oil. I like it for breakfast with a side of bacon or fried eggs for a nutrient-dense and delicious start to the day. (via Our Salty Kitchen)
A good chili recipe can get me through the darkest winter days, and this creamy white chicken chili is so on point! Garnish to your heart’s content with avocado, jalapeno and a whole30-approved dairy free sour cream. (via The Wooden Skillet)
Hamburger soup is your go-to dinner plan when you forgot to plan! Most the of the ingredients are fridge and pantry staples, so you probably already have everything you need. But more than that, this is an easy, nutrient dense, and 100% kid approved recipe and adult approved dinner. It’s a dinner hero! (via Our Salty Kitchen)
Fresh garden tomatoes shine in this roasted tomato soup recipe. Tomatoes and garlic are slow-roasted to enhance their naturally sweet flavors, then blended with a simple seasoned base and of course lots of fresh basil. A kid-friendly favorite! (via Our Salty Kitchen)
Buffalo. Chicken. SOUP? YAZ. Your favorite game day snack has been healthified into a low carb Whole30 soup that basically cooks itself (in the slow cooker, more winning). Need I go on? Didn’t think so. Make it. Love it. (via Food Faith Fitness)
Whole roasted chicken is a family favorite ’round these parts, and I always stretch the leftovers by making soup. Like this creamy chicken kale soup. With bacon. Swoon! It’s ready in 30 minutes with leftovers to spare for the week. (via I Heart Umami)
Yes, yes you can enjoy a hearty bowl of beef chili sans beans, and the proof is in the pot right below. This no-bean Whole30 chili with beef and butternut squash is rich, filling, and perfectly spiced. It’s great for meal prep, but quick and easy enough to make during the week too! (via Primavera Kitchen)
Sausage always feels indulgent to me, so tossing it into soup with loads of veggies in a rich broth is a great way to take care of you in the middle of your Whole30. (via Calm Eats)
More chili. No regrets. This time? With sweet potato. Make it on the stove top or in the slow cooker. Make it on Sunday or Thursday. Have it for lunch or a midnight snack. Just have it! (via Primavera Kitchen)
This chicken soup with avocado and lime is a Whole30 dream recipe. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes, and loaded with vitamins, proteins, and healthy fats. It’s super low carb if that’s your thing (just 4g per serving!) and pretty darn easy on the eyes. (via Noshtastic)
If you love and crave Mexican flavors, then this is the Whole30 soup recipe for you! All of the flavor of traditional tortilla soup, minus on the grains. Filling, nourishing, and a snap to prepare in the Instant Pot. Ready? Go! (via 40 Aprons)
This hearty Instant Pot green chile chicken chowder is packed full of fiber-rich veggies and on the table in under 30 minutes! All the flavor of a slow-simmered stew in a fraction of the time. (via All the Nourishing Things)
One of the best ways to make veggies more interesting? Spice ’em up! This veggie-forward Whole30 soup recipe is one of the most adaptable on the list. Need protein? Add chicken. Need salty? Add bacon. Need starchy? Add potatoes. Garnish to your heart’s content with cilantro and avocado and tuck on in. (via Sweet Lizzy)
Look guys, your mama was right. You need to eat yo’ carrots. And doing so with bacon? Well that’s just makes good sense. (via What Great Grandma Ate)
This creamy chicken and mushroom soup is so not your standard cream o’ can fare. Oh heck no! It’s made with real, whole foods, a super surprising creamy base, and will warm you up from the inside out (and the blogger is from Fargo, ND so you know she knows how to do that right!). (via Do You Even Paleo)
If you’re missing soups with grains, then a cauliflower “rice” soup will hit the sweet spot. Loaded with veggies and proteins, and seasoned with curry spices, it’s also filling enough to keep you totally satisfied. (via The Endless Meal)
If you eat with your eyes, join me in drooling over your screen at this rich, golden goodness. Chock full of nourishing vegetables and warming spices, this golden soup recipe is a winter Whole30 winner! (via Paleo Gluten Free Eats)
Hearty meatballs, tender butternut squash, and warming Mexican spices come together perfectly in this Whole30 soup recipe. (via The Organic Kitchen)
Potato leek soup? Good. Potato leek butternut squash soup? Best. (via Rhubarbarians)
Move over ginger carrot juice, there’s a new immunity booster in town and she’s just as vitamin-packed and way more filling. Made with carrots, celeriac, turmeric, and ginger, this vibrant soup is so good that sometimes just one bowl doesn’t cut it. Soup for breakfast becomes an “oh heck yes” with this recipe in your arsenal! (via Natalie’s Happy Health)
Miss noodles? Then it’s spiralizer time! Get your fix with this coconut curry soup and sweet potato noodles. This beautiful bowl of awesome-sauce is ready in just about 30 minutes. (via Veggie Inspired)
Butternut squash joins a slew of seasonal veggies to create a nourishing flavor party in this creamy, dreamy whole30 soup recipe. But what really makes it swoon-worthy is those toppings! Sweet apples, salty bacon, and earthy parsley make it a showstopper. (via Passion Me Some Tasty)
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