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20 Best Soup Recipes Good For The Cold and Flu Season

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Looking for some great soup recipes good for the cold time and flue season? Check this collection of healthy and comforting soup recipes!

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20. Instant Pot Potato Soup

If you’re inclined towards stuffed baked potatoes, this rich and creamy Instant Pot potato soup, adorned with finely chopped chives, shredded cheddar, crispy bacon pieces, and sour cream, is sure to win your heart. It will keep you cozy and simplify your weekday meals since everything gets cooked within the Instant Pot, saving you from extra cleaning duties!

Russet potatoes are the primary ingredient in this recipe—this commonly found potato is starchy and disintegrates when cooked—its grainy consistency thickens the soup wonderfully. You can, however, replace them with Yukon gold potatoes. These semi-firm/semi-starchy potatoes give a pleasing color and buttery taste to the soup. You’ll just need to double the quantity since they are typically smaller than russets. The magic of this soup lies in the fact that the bacon pieces are cooked in the Instant Pot before the addition of the rest of the ingredients. The resultant fat infuses the soup with a fantastic smoky, rich flavor. You’ll also utilize the sauté function of your Instant Pot to prepare the shallots and the other ingredients that form the soup.

The soup is sufficiently filling to serve as a standalone dish—just complement the meal with a basic green salad. Arrange the bacon pieces, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chives and let each person garnish their soup bowl. For an added touch, accompany the soup with some crusty bread for mopping up every last drop, or serve the soup within a bread bowl.

19. Simple Butternut Squash Soup

In this interpretation, I’ve bypassed the garlic and included a chopped apple to the roasting process. Afterward, I decided against the coconut milk, incorporated ground sage and apple cider vinegar, and garnished it with crispy bacon bits.

This rendition might just top my list. (And if you’re up for pushing it a notch higher, sprinkle some finely grated sharp cheddar cheese. You’ll thank me later.)

Pretty straightforward, isn’t it? Ready for a revelation? You can use the same fundamental recipe and replace the squash with cauliflower or tomatoes. It’s a game-changer!

Have you had a chance to try Erica’s Butternut, Sausage, & Tortellini Soup? It’s a hearty twist on the classic butternut squash soup! Plus, her hack for roasting an entire garlic clove inside the squash cavity is genius.

The comprehensive recipe for this Simplified Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (inclusive of variations!) can be found below. Here’s to a delightful soup season!

18. Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Were there to be an official catalogue of “Top 10 Enthralling Kitchen Aromas,” the whiff of a simmering pot of French onion soup would surely claim a top spot. This scent is even more potent when prepared in your Instant Pot. (Truly, brace yourself for the scent explosion upon pressure release.) The highlight of this recipe is that it spares you the anxiety of getting the onions caramelized to that flawless golden hue. While they may not achieve the same dark, sticky consistency as when cooked on the stovetop, the pressure cooking method guarantees no compromise on the depth of flavor inherent to this traditional soup.

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17. Hearty Split Pea Soup

Venture beyond the usual pea soup and experiment with this unique recipe that combines split peas with corned beef. It brings forth a peppery essence rather than the typical smoky hint, providing a refreshing and tasty twist.

16. Lemony Turkey Rice Soup

During my childhood in Texas, I was often by my grandmother’s side, assisting her with cooking. The distinct flavors of lemon and cilantro lend an unexpected and delightful spin to the traditional turkey soup.

15. Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

This hearty chicken vegetable soup is perfect for chilly days! Packed with vegetables and easy to make on the stove or your Instant Pot. 

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14. Red Lentil Ginger Carrot Soup

Red Lentil Ginger Carrot Soup is a healthy and satisfying way to slim down and still feel content even in the cold winter months. See more healthy winter soups recipes.

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13. Easy Paleo Chicken Soup 

A while back, I suddenly came down with something out of no where (THANKS, everyone that was sick at work…) and it was the worst time for it! I had a lot of stuff to do, and AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! I knew exactly what I had to do (or eat). A crap load of nutritious chicken soup! So I picked up all the ingredients on the way home from work and made this Easy Paleo Chicken Soup when I got home. Ate it every meal, and it was perfect. I got well within 2 days.

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12. Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

This Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (with rotisserie chicken!) has plenty of shortcuts and make-ahead options, and it’s freezable, too! So hearty and comforting – just what we all need on a cold day … or when the sniffles unexpectedly strike!

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11. Moroccan Chicken Soup

Inspired by Joey’s restaurant and the complex spices and flavours of North Africa with coriander, cumin and cinnamon. The base of this soup is chicken with chickpeas and carrots.

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10. Garlic Soup – Julia Child’s Aigo Bouido Recipe

This classic French garlic soup is so comforting and tasty. A Julia Child classic that grabbed my heart the first time I saw the recipe. It is just a simple vegetable soup, but is very hearty, comforting, and delicious. Yes, it has the fancy French name of Aigo Bouido, but I call it Julia Child’s Garlic Soup.

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9. Keto Chicken Soup – Low Carb, Paleo-Friendly & Grain-Free Comfort Food

Our delicious Keto Chicken Soup recipe is a hearty, warm comfort food to enjoy all season long! It’s low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy free, grain free, and gluten free, and your kids are sure to love it, too! While the recipe is made from scratch, it’s super easy and quick to make! See more dairy-free winter comfort food recipes.

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8.  10 Easy Soup Recipes for the Cold & Flu Season

It’s no myth that a good, comforting bowl of soup can do wonders for us during the cold and flu season. In this collection easy soup recipes I’ve handpicked ten of my favourite nutrient-packed, easy soup recipes you can make for a little bit of TLC.

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7. Winter Warmer Soup Recipe-Vegan

Winter Warmer Soup with bold flavors is amazingly delicious and comforting. Entirely vegan, gluten free, and made in one pot! This soup combines healing nutrients from several super foods that are easy to find in your pantry and refrigerator.

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6. Spicy Chicken Lime Soup

This spicy chicken lime soup is like chicken noodle meets chicken tortilla soup for a spicy, noodle-less middle ground perfect for a cold winter day.

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5. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup + Tutorial

Looking for the perfect comforting bowl of soup? Look no further than this delicious Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (or Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup) recipe. Recipe includes Weight Watchers points.

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4. Vietnamese Coconut Herbal Chicken Soup

Vietnamese Coconut Herbal Chicken Soup (Ga Ham Thuoc Bac Nuoc Dua) is not only delicious, but it can also warm and heal your body. It will provide you with energy to fight off illnesses in colder months.

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3. Pastina Soup (Italian Chicken Noodle Soup)

Cosy and comforting Italian Pastina Soup made with homemade chicken broth and tiny pasta stars. This easy soup recipe is the perfect way to beat those winter blues, made with wholesome ingredients and served with a cheesy parmesan crouton!

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2. Carrot and Ginger Soup {Vegan+GF}

This Carrot and Ginger Soup is the perfect one-pot spring soup – Cozy and satisfying but loaded with vibrant flavours. Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and ready in just 30 minutes!

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1. Cold-Fighting Couscous Chicken Soup

This is the best healthy chicken soup for when you’re feeling a little sniffly and achy. Or just need a big comfort food hug! Couscous chicken soup is loaded with health-supporting ingredients like ginger, garlic, turmeric, and lemongrass, and its light and cheery flavor is comfort food at its best. (Now with Instant Pot instructions!)

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Delicious Soup Recipes Good For The Cold Season

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20 Warm Soup Recipes For The Cold or Flu

Warm up with the 20 best soups for a cold or flu time. Soothing and nutritious comfort in a bowl!


  • Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Red Lentil Ginger Carrot Soup
  • Paleo Chicken Soup
  • Chicken Noodle Soup With Rotisserie Chicken
  • Moroccan Chicken Soup


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