35 Healthy Slow-Cooker Soups That’ll Make Weeknight Dinners So Simple

There’s nothing better than pot of hot, creamy soup, especially after you’ve been trekking through windy, chilly weather to get home. Instead of buying the canned stuff, which is generally loaded with sodium, gather up your favorite seasonal veggies and combine them in your slow-cooker before heading off for the day. Homemade soup isn’t just way healthier—it’s also more delicious, and because you’re cooking in bulk, you’re bound to have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner. These simple, comforting slow-cooker soup recipes will keep you warm and satisfied.

1 Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkin Curry Sou

Tara Donne

Requiring just five ingredients, this fall-inspired soup makes for a delicious, low-calorie, low-carb dinner with rich, creamy flavor. Opt for a low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth to reduce the amount of sodium in this recipe.

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2 Slow-Cooker Chili Verde

Slow-Cooked Chili Verde

Kana Okada

Shredded chicken, protein-rich edamame, green bell pepper, and crunchy celery are cooked together with garlic and spices over several hours and served with small corn tortillas, which are rich in filling fiber.

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3 Slow-Cooker Chicken Dumpling Soup

Chicken Dumpling Soup

Ngoc Minh Ngo

This comforting dish combines tender chicken with mixed vegetables and soft biscuit dumplings that soak up the savory broth. With just 15 minutes of prep and six ingredients, you can throw together this classic recipe that’ll please kids and adults alike. Plus, this soup weighs in at only 250 calories when cooked.

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4 Easy Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder

Easy Corn Chowder

Ngoc Minh Ngo

This recipe’s star ingredient is corn, a high-quality complex carb that’s also packed with fiber, heart-healthy folate, and natural plant chemicals that preserve your vision. Potato helps thicken the soup while low-fat milk and a little butter leave it perfectly creamy.

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