Cold winters can feel like they go on forever. With the days getting darker earlier, we may feel unmotivated to plan out a nutritious meal.
Soups are a great way to pack in nutrients with little prep and cook time. Make a large batch, portion some out for the week and stick some in the freezer for another time!
Here are 10 yummy nutrient dense soup recipes perfect for cold winter weather. Many of these are personal favorites that I make on a weekly basis during the winter. Enjoy!
10 Nutrient Dense Soup Recipes for Winter
Stuffed Pepper Soup
This stuffed pepper soup is a perfect cold-weather meal that comes together with little prep time. Make it in your slow cooker or Instant Pot for a fabulous nutrient-dense weeknight dinner!
This soup is gluten free with options for being dairy free, paleo, and Whole 30.
Grab the recipe HERE by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.
Looking for a vegetarian soup recipe? This hearty minestrone soup is perfect for beating the winter chill and comes together in as little as 30 mintues.
This recipe starts with flavorful veggies and herbs and is then filled with beans and gluten free pasta for a hearty and filling meal. It’s gluten free, grain free, and optionally dairy free!
Find the recipe HERE by The Real Food Dieticians.
Egg Roll Soup
Omit the wrappers and frying by turning egg rolls into a hearty soup. This flavorful soup is a cleaner version of your favorite Chinese food take-out, and has us wanting to make it every day!
Egg Roll Soup is already paleo and Whole 30, and it has options to make it vegetarian as well.
Find the recipe HERE by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.
Gluten Free Lasagna Soup
All the comforting flavors of lasagna in a hearty one pot soup.
This recipe isn’t inherently dairy free but can be with a few simple omissions or swaps. It can also be made in the slow cooker, so you can get everything ready in the morning and come home to a hot bowl a soup ready to go.
Get the recipe HERE by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.
Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Soup
If you have an obsession with Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi as much as I do, you’re probably trying to find every way you can to cook with it. It’s much lower in starch than regular potato gnocchi, doesn’t contain any gluten ingredients, and is PERFECT for adding to soup.
This recipe makes a creamy and flavorful soup with sausage and lots of veggies. Pan cooked cauliflower gnocchi added at the end makes this soup comforting and filling! The best part is, it’s made easily in your Instant Pot!
Get the recipe HERE by PaleOMG.
Yes, tacos can be made into soup too – or at least the flavors can! This recipe comes together in just 30 minutes, so it’s a perfect one for meal prep. Top it with all your favorite taco toppings, and you have a fiesta waiting for you for dinner!
Find the recipe HERE by Fit Foodie Finds.
This chili recipe has made it on several of our recipe round-ups. We can’t stop talking about it, we just love it that much!
Cocoa powder adds a slightly sweet taste that helps to balance out the acidity of the tomato broth. It’s all things warm and cozy and perfect for cold winter nights.
This chili is gluten, grain, and dairy free and even Whole30 compliant. If you don’t like cooking on the stove, there are directions for making it in a slow cooker too… so you can put everything together in the morning and leave it until you come home at night!
Grab the recipe HERE by Well Fed.
Nourishing Autumn Butternut Squash Soup
Fall might have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the flavors of Fall.
Butternut squash contains the highest doses of vitamins A & C compared to any other squash. It also packs potassium, folate, and lots of fiber!
This is also a great soup to use bone broth as the base, adding additional minerals and collagen that can help with gut-health.
Grab the recipe HERE by Mary Vance.
Golden Cauliflower Soup
Need an easy paleo dinner? This recipe is a pureed cauliflower soup that’s super thick and creamy… perfect comfort food for a cold winter day! It’s dairy free and also Whole 30 compliant.
Grab the recipe HERE by Well Fed.
Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables
Looking for a way to use up leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken? This nourishing soup is packed with nutrient-dense veggies that will leave you full and satisfied. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover veggies you have hiding in your refrigerator!
Grab the recipe HERE by Against All Grain.
I love using homemade bone broth for many of these winter soup recipes. If I don’t have homemade bone broth on hand, I like to use Kettle & Fire bone broth to make all my soup. You can get it on Thrive Market – CLICK HERE to save 25% off your first order!
Let me know which recipes you try and what you think!
In Health & Happiness,