33 Delicious And Easy Broth-Based Soups

Soups make a great lunch or dinner option that is often packed with nutrients and offers a lot of health benefits.  However, some soups can feel quite heavy on the stomach when they are cream based. 

33 Delicious And Easy Broth-Based Soups

This heavy feeling can ruin the experience of having soup somewhat and mean that we steer clear of delicious, healthy soups in the future. 

Thankfully, there is an alternative to heavy, cream-based soups in the form of broth-based soups.  In this article, we will look at 33 of the most delicious and easy broth-based soups to provide a light and nutritious lunch option. 

1. Gut Healing Vegetable Broth

The only thing better than a delicious broth-based soup is a delicious broth-based soup that can help to settle and heal your gut.  This gut-healing vegetable broth is a completely vegan alternative to bone broth. 

This recipe features a plethora of healing ingredients such as turmeric and seaweed, perfect to help reset your stomach. 

2. Mushroom Soup Without Cream

Mushroom soup is one of the most interestingly flavored soups that you can make, but the cream base can be heavy on the stomach or even cause digestive issues. 

This mushroom soup without cream recipe is the perfect alternative to the classic cream of mushroom soup.  Still bursting with flavor, but without the heaviness, this soup will soon become one of your favorites. 

3. Quick And Easy Chinese Noodle Soup

Noodle soups are a classic go-to recipe for settling an upset stomach or providing comfort when it is cold outside.  This quick and easy Chinese noodle soup recipe means that you can make this soup whenever you get a craving for it. 

It is also super easy to make when you are feeling unwell and don’t want much to eat. 

4. Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is one of the most popular broth-based soups that you can make.  The combination of slightly salty broth and soft dumplings makes for an unusual texture experience that is unlike any other. 

This recipe is more substantial than others thanks to the inclusion of noodles.

5. Authentic Pho

Pho is an incredibly flavorful broth-based soup that contains different ingredients that you can change up each time you make it to keep it interesting and varied. 

The combination of meats, noodles, and vegetables in the salty broth makes for a delicious and warming meal that is perfect for a cold day or just a light lunch.  

6. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This lemon chicken orzo soup is one of the most refreshing broth-based soups that you will ever taste.  The lemon flavor gives it a light flavor that is perfect for a summer’s day when you want something refreshing and light but with lots of flavors. 

The best thing about this recipe is that you can change up the vegetables that you use each time you make it.  

7. Spicy Sausage, Kale, And Whole Wheat Orecchiette Soup

If you love a broth-based soup but wish that there were more spicy options, this spicy sausage, kale, and orecchiette soup could be what you’ve been looking for. 

The ingredients in this soup provide so many essential nutrients and vitamins that can really help to boost your immune system and overall health.  

8. Jalapeno Lime Chicken Soup

Another spicy broth-based soup is this delicious jalapeno, lime, and chicken soup that is sure to warm you up on even the coldest of days. 

The colors of this soup are also guaranteed to brighten up dull days.  There are also so many ingredients that are beneficial to protecting your immune system to make this the perfect soup to ward off sickness. 

9. One Pot Chicken And Bacon Orzo Soup

Despite being a broth-based soup, this one-pot chicken and bacon orzo soup has a lot of substance. The orzo pasta helps make this soup a filling option for lunch or dinner when accompanied by some fresh bread. 

There is also a lot of scope with this soup to add whatever vegetables you like or whatever you have in your kitchen. 

10. Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage Soup

Not only is this soup delicious and broth-based, but it is also super easy and hands-off to make.  You can simply chuck the ingredients in your slow cooker and let them do their thing. 

When you come home, your home will be filled with beautiful, warming flavors and your corned beef and cabbage soup will be ready to enjoy, piping hot.  There’s nothing better on a winter’s day. 

11. Mini Chicken Meatball Soup

This mini chicken meatball soup is essentially a version of Italian wedding soup that is a flavorful, delicious dish that is named after the beautiful combination or marriage of ingredients. 

This recipe is super easy to follow and this soup can be made in a short time, making it perfect for busy weeknights when you want something light or comforting. 

12. Brothy Leek Lamb And Cabbage Soup

This broth-based leek, lamb, and cabbage soup is incredibly warming and tasty.  What’s even better is that you can control how carb heavy you want this dish to be. 

Make the basic recipe and this soup is keto-friendly, meaning it is very low in carbohydrates.  If you want a more carb filled dish, you can simply add some white beans to the recipe.  Whichever version you choose to make the result is flavorful and filling. 

13. Quinoa Vegetable Soup With Kale

If the nutrient content of your food is just as important to you as the flavor, this is the soup for you.  This soup is so packed with vegetables that you could eat your recommended daily amount in one bowl almost. 

Quinoa adds a large amount of protein and dietary fiber that helps contribute to the maintenance of your overall health.  All around, this is a great, healthy, delicious soup. 

14. Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai is a broth-based Thai chicken coconut soup.  The broth is a creamy white color without being as heavy as a cream-based soup. 

The spices make this soup incredibly warming and make it a great option for when you are feeling under the weather and need something that can cut through congestion. 

The best thing about this soup is that it can be ready from scratch in as little as 30 minutes. 

15. Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This chipotle black bean tortilla soup brings all the flavors of South American cuisine in a delicious and filling soup. 

The beans and tortillas in this soup make it incredibly filling and mean that it can easily be enjoyed as a main meal rather than just a light lunch. 

One of the best things about this soup, besides the flavor, is that it only requires one pot and is very hands-off to make. 

16. Brothy Tortellini Soup With Spinach, White Beans & Basil

The easiest way to imagine what this soup is like is to imagine an Italian wonton soup.  Instead of wontons, however, you have tortellini. 

With this soup, you can have whatever type of tortellini you prefer and can make it different each time to keep the recipe feeling fresh. 

The leafy greens in this soup add a tonne of flavor and nutrients to keep your immune system strong all year long. 

17. Sorrel And Potato Leek Soup

This sorrel and potato leek soup is one of the most refreshing broth soups on this list.  The beautiful yellow tint of the broth is an instant reminder of summer no matter how deep into winter you are. 

Sorrel really is the star of this soup, providing an intense, spicy lemon flavor that is unlike anything else you will taste.

18. Healing Lentil Beet Soup

Any broth-based soup that has the word healing in the title feels like a winner for any winter meal.  During cold and flu season you can never have too many healing ingredients to help keep you healthy and strong. 

The beets provide a beautiful deep red color that adds to the warming feeling of this dish.  

19. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

French onion soup is such a classic that it couldn’t be left off this list.  The fact that this recipe can be made in a slow cooker and produce such delicious results is a huge plus. 

You can start cooking this recipe in the morning and have a beautiful batch of french onion soup waiting for you when you get home at night.  The perfect way to warm up in the winter. 

20. Kimchi Soup With Shiitakes, Tofu, And Kale

Another slightly spicy option on this list is this kimchi soup with shiitake mushrooms, tofu, and kale. 

This soup is a little bit similar to ramen and can be served over noodles or rice, but if you want to keep carbs to a minimum, you can enjoy this soup just as it is, bursting with flavor. 

Not to mention that it is filled with nutritious ingredients to keep you as healthy as possible.  

21. Poached Cod In Coconut Lemongrass Broth

This soup is slightly different from the others on this list but the result is one of the most delicious. 

With this recipe, it is possible to break the cod up after cooking to make it feel more like a traditional soup, or you can keep the cod whole and serve it with rice to make it feel more like a meal.  Either way, this broth is incredibly flavorful and fresh.  

22. Hot And Sour Soup

This hot and sour soup is a great low-calorie broth option that is absolutely bursting with flavor. 

The mushrooms, tofu, and noodles add the perfect amount of substance to make this a great lunchtime meal.  Similarly, you can serve it with some chicken or stir-fried vegetables to make it a more substantial main meal.  

23. Healthy Chicken And White Bean Soup

This healthy chicken and white bean soup is one of the most comforting broth-based soups on this list.  Not only is it packed with healthy goodness, but the flavors are also an incredible experience for the tastebuds. 

You can add whatever vegetables you prefer to this recipe which can be a great way to keep the recipe interesting each time you make it. 

24. Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This chicken wild rice soup is one of the most substantial and comforting soups on this list.  The wild rice provides a significant amount of substance to the broth and makes this a perfect option for any meal of the day. 

You can also add any vegetables that you like to this recipe which makes it very versatile. 

25. Laksa Noodle Soup

Laksa noodle soup is a wonderfully spicy soup that is super comforting and easy to make.  The noodles and the chicken that are in this soup add the substance and help make this dish into a healthy, balanced meal that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. 

Simply make a bigger batch to feed a larger group of people. 

26. Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

Thai red curry noodle soup is a great option if you are a fan of Thai red curry but don’t want to have the heavy feeling of a full curry. 

This broth-based soup is a much lighter alternative that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.  The best thing about this recipe is that it tastes just like takeout, but is much healthier.  

27. Cioppino Seafood Stew

Cioppino is a delicious broth-based soup that is perfect for seafood lovers.  While there is no limit to the types of seafood that you can put in this soup, the most common and authentic options are shrimps and muscles. 

To make this more budget-friendly, you can use whatever fish or seafood you have in your refrigerator or freezer.  The tomato-based broth makes this soup one of the most unique on the list.  

28. Moroccan Chicken Lentil Soup

This Moroccan chicken lentil soup has such a depth of flavor that it really needs to be tasted to be believed.  The saffron makes this soup feel super luxurious and makes it a really great pick-me-up on dull and dreary days. 

Ready in under an hour, this soup is super easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. 

29. Scotch Broth

This scotch broth recipe is a cheap and cheerful dish that can be whipped up in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours while you are at school or work. 

The beef or mutton that is used in this soup gives the dish a hearty feel that is super comforting and surprisingly filling despite the broth base. 

30. Turkey Carcass Soup

This turkey carcass soup is one of the best ways to use up leftovers from the holidays or even just a roast dinner.  The act of cooking the turkey carcass in the broth ensures that as much of the flavor and collagen from the turkey is soaked into the base of the soup. 

The flavor of the carcass provides a deep and delicious flavor while the collagen helps to make the broth glossy and nutritious.  You can also add whatever vegetables you like to this soup along with the meat that was left on the carcass. 

31. Classic Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a classic broth-based soup that is incredibly filling thanks to the noodles that are used in it.  The original purpose of this soup was to use up leftover vegetables so that they wouldn’t go to waste. 

This is still a great reason to make a batch of minestrone soup.  If you have lots of leftover veggies at the end of the week, this can make a great lunch or dinner meal.  

33 Delicious And Easy Broth-Based Soups

32. Edamame Veggie Spaghetti Soup

This edamame veggies spaghetti soup is one of the most delicious and easy broth-based soups on this list.  Made with only 6 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes, it is the perfect recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. 

Of course, if you have extra veggies to use, you can chuck in whatever you have available to avoid wasting them. 

However, when you don’t have leftover vegetables, the 6 basic ingredients of this soup still produce an amazingly flavorful dish that is perfect for any meal of the day. 

33. Asian Zoodle Soup

This broth-based soup is the quintessential Asian noodle soup but with a healthy twist.  The ginger, soy, and garlic that make the base of this soup provide the flavors that we associate with food from East Asia and can be really refreshing, especially in a broth. 

However, instead of putting wheat or egg noodles into this dish, it features Zoodles or zucchini noodles.  These are much lower in calories and carbohydrates than regular noodles and are a great choice if you are trying to lose weight. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Broth-Based Soup?

Broth-based soup is a soup where the base is made of broth.  The broth is usually made from some form of stock, whether it be meat or vegetable based. 

The broth can be made with either a stock cube for convenience or from stock that has been made from scratch. 

The source of the broth doesn’t hugely affect the quality or flavor of the stock because items such as stock cubes are much more advanced than they used to be.

The best broth-based soups are made with a stock that corresponds to the main flavors of the soup.  For example, a vegetable stock with vegetable soup.

Final Thoughts

There are so many incredible broth-based soups that are delicious and easy to make.  They can be eaten alone as a light and comforting lunch, or you can pair them with noodles, rice, or other carbohydrates to turn them into satisfying main meals.

33 Delicious And Easy Broth-Based Soups

33 Delicious And Easy Broth-Based Soups

Recipe by Jenna

These easy broth-based soups are great for work lunches or as easy dinners. The best part? They are easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients.

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