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45 Low-Carb Soup Recipes for Chilly Nights

When you want comfort without the carbs, opt for warming, low-carb soup recipes packed with amazing ingredients and flavor. We even found a few keto options!

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Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This satisfying soup with a hint of cayenne is brimming with vegetables, chicken and noodles. The recipe is from my father-in-law, but I tweaked it to make it my own. —Norma Reynolds, Overland Park, Kansas

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Keto Ground Beef Veggie Stew

This is a wonderful low-carb soup to help use up all the late-summer veggies in your garden. I like that it’s filling enough to make a meal, and it’s good for you too! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Next, check out our favorite beef stew recipes.

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Carrot Chowder

My husband’s grandmother passed this low-carb soup on to us, and it’s just wonderful—especially with a basket of warm, fresh bread on the side. This soup freezes well. —Wendy Wilkins, Prattville, Alabama
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Chicken Escarole Soup with Meatballs

This is an old recipe from southern Italy. My mother gave it to me when I was first married. It started out as a holidays-only dish…but my children and grandchildren love it so much that we have it every chance we get!—Norma Manna, Hobe Sound, Florida
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Easy Pork Posole

Looking for a meal in a bowl? Sit down to a low-carb soup full of cubed pork, sliced sausage, hominy and more. It all goes into the slow cooker, so you can come home at night to a table-ready dinner. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
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Mexican Cabbage Roll Soup

I love sharing our humble and hearty, low-carb soup made with beef, cabbage and green chiles. A blast of cilantro gives it a sunshiny finish. —Michelle Beal, Powell, Tennessee

Leftovers? Here’s how to freeze soup. 

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Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Soup with Bok Choy

Throughout Vietnam there are many kinds of soups, “canh,” served all year long. I particularly love enjoying this warm, flavorful bowl of Vietnamese chicken soup on laid-back weekends, but it’s also great packed in a Thermos for lunch. It’s the perfect bok choy soup, too! —Brenda Watts, Gaffney, South Carolina
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Keto Moroccan Cauliflower and Almond Soup

This low-carb soup tastes rich and decadent, but is really very healthy! Bonus—it’s vegan, and also makes your house smell amazing! —Barbara Marynowski, Hutto, Texas

Check out more of our best vegan soup recipes. 

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Keto Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

Thai food lovers will go crazy for this low-carb soup. It has a deep flavor from the combination of onion, coconut milk and spices. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

This low-carb soup delivers a big bowl of fresh comfort—just ask my husband. Toppings like avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips are a must. —Heather Sewell, Harrisonville, Missouri
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Thai Shrimp Soup

This tasty, low-carb soup comes together in minutes, and it’s a crowd pleaser. The ingredients are available in my little Maine grocery store, too. —Jessie Grearson-Sapat, Falmouth, Maine
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Keto Tuscan Cauliflower Soup

A classic Tuscan soup has lots of potatoes, but I make my low-carb soup with cauliflower. Turns out, it has a heartier flavor. —Heather Bewley, Bemidji, Minnesota
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Rave Review Chicken Soup

Nice and warm on a cold winter’s day, this hearty chicken soup gets rave reviews from my family and friends. It goes nicely with fresh-baked biscuits. —Caroline Simpson, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Gyro Soup

If you’re a fan of lamb, don’t pass up this Greek-style soup. Seasoned with classic flavors of rosemary, marjoram and mint, it will transport you straight to the Mediterranean! —Bridget Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
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Mushroom Corn Chowder

Chock-full of veggies, ham and cheese in every spoonful, this thick, creamy chowder will take the chill off even the nippiest of fall evenings. Serve it with crusty French bread. —Elaine Krupsky, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this low-carb soup when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn’t have time to go to the grocery store. I went through my freezer and cupboards, throwing in what I thought would go well together. —Stacey Cornell, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Sausage & Chicken Gumbo

This recipe for classic southern comfort food was the first thing I ever cooked for my girlfriend. It was simple to make but tasted gourmet—definitely love at first bite. —Kael Harvey, Brooklyn, NY

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Keto Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup

Tangy lemon and sweet tarragon give this creamy low-carb soup a springtime flavor you’ll savor and share. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon
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Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Need a warm meal for a chilly night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew that’s brightened with fresh sweet potatoes, kale and Italian seasoning. The shredded pork is so tender, you’re going to want to make this dish all season long. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

For national soup month in January, I came up with a new recipe every day. This one
is my favorite! It’s so easy, with just a touch of special Thai flavors. For an even richer flavor, try using whole coconut milk. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
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Shrimp Chowder

I simmer my rich and creamy shrimp soup in the slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night. —Will Zunio, Gretna, Louisiana
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Chicken Soup with Beans

Loaded with classic southwestern flavors, this low-carb soup is so satisfying. If you like, crush lime-flavored tortilla chips into serving bowls before you ladle in the soup. —Penny Peronia, West Memphis, Arkansas
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Pressure-Cooker Olive and Beef Soup

I had never had olives in soup until I was in Lithuania, where I had a fabulous soup. This is my take on that soup. If you like it with a little more spice, add a diced jalapeno during the initial saute. Yummy! —Sherri Jerzyk, Somerville, Texas
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Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

I love the smell of this rich, cheesy soup as it bubbles on the stove. The Gouda cheese adds a delightful smokiness that just says autumn to me.—Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida
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Seafood Cioppino

If you're looking for a great seafood recipe for your slow cooker, this classic cioppino recipe is just the ticket. It's brimming with clams, crab, fish and shrimp, and is fancy enough to be an elegant meal. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire
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Lemony Chicken Soup

While living in California, I enjoyed a delicious chicken-lemon soup at a local restaurant. When I returned to Texas, I experimented with many versions before landing on this one. —Brenda Tollett, San Antonio, Texas
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Vegetable Steak Soup

Your crew will chase away winter’s chill with a spoon when you cook up this hearty, low-carb soup. It has such a rich flavor…and it’s full of nutritious vegetables and chunks of tender steak. —Brigitte Schultz, Barstow, California
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Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This mildly cheesy cauliflower soup is a favorite of mine. I make it often in summer, although it's good anytime. —Karen Brown, West Lafayette, Ohio
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Land of Enchantment Posole

My family named this low-carb soup after our state moniker, “New Mexico, Land of Enchantment.” We usually make it around Christmas when we have lots of family over…and we never have leftovers.
—Suzanne Caldwell
Artesia, New Mexico
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Slow-Cooked Sauerkraut Soup

We live in Lancaster County, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Our dishes often include sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage. We enjoy this recipe on cold winter evenings, along with muffins and fruit. —Linda Lohr, Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Italian Veggie Beef Soup

My sweet father-in-law, Pop Pop, would bring this chunky, low-carb soup to our house when we were under the weather. We like it so well, we take it to our own friends who need comfort. Always does the trick. —Sue Webb, Reisterstown, Maryland
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Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

I was honored when my fireman son-in-law asked to add this recipe to their firehouse cookbook. You can prepare parts of this turkey soup ahead of time and then assemble when ready. Serve with crispy whole-grain crackers. —Carol Perkins, Washington, Missouri

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Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

This chicken tortilla soup is as good as (if not better than) any I've had in a restaurant. I get so many compliments when I serve it: you will, too. —Laura Black Johnson, Largo, Florida
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Seafood Soup

Salmon, shrimp and loads of chopped veggies make this chowder a hearty, herby meal-in-a-bowl. It's just the perfect homemade fish soup. —Valerie Bradley, Beaverton, Oregon
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The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this type of soup is my favorite and is in heavy rotation from November to April. It has many incredibly devoted fans.—Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado
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Garden Vegetable Beef Soup

This is my go-to low-carb soup recipe. It’s a great way to eat my vegetables, and it’s so comforting during the cold winter months. —Dawn Donald, Herron, Michigan
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Deconstructed Wonton Soup

Wonton is one of my favorite types of soup. When I wanted to whip up a homemade version, I decided to take a shortcut and combined pork meatballs with wide egg noodles. If I have them on hand, I'll add sliced water chestnuts, barbecued pork or sesame seeds to switch it up. —Joanne Neidhamer, Tuolumne, California
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Grandma's Seafood Chowder

My grandmother makes this every year for Christmas morning—the only time we ever had it. Why wait, when you can enjoy this satisfying chowder anytime? It's also delicious topped with biscuits! —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York
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Super Fast Mexican Soup

We take this spicy, low-carb soup to rodeos on cool nights or sip it by a campfire. For toppings, try onions, avocado, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and salsa. —Gloria Huse, Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Matzo Ball Soup

This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead of matzo balls. —Julia Sherman, New Market, Tennessee
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Chicken, Asparagus & Corn Chowder

Chicken and asparagus make a comforting, low-carb soup that’s easy to do with common ingredients. If we have rotisserie chicken, it goes into this soup. —Jennifer Vo, Irvine, California
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Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

At family get-togethers, our children always request this spirit-warming ground beef soup along with a fresh loaf of homemade bread and tall glasses of milk. This hamburger soup has robust flavor, plenty of fresh-tasting vegetables and is easy to make. —Barbara Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin
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Spring Salmon Chowder

You can't help but fill up on this creamy salmon chowder. Veggies make it a whole meal in a bowl. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Mango & Coconut Chicken Soup

I love preparing dinner in a slow cooker because it's "carefree cooking." This chicken dish uses ingredients that I love, such as coconut milk, edamame and fresh ginger. The Asian-style entree is perfect for a potluck party. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop for the classic flavors of chicken cordon bleu you can eat with a spoon. —Heidi Der, Stow, Ohio

Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.