Chilly weather always has me craving soup, chili, and cozy meals! I’ve put together a bunch of easy chili recipes and healthy soups for when you’re craving comfort.
A bonus: soup and chili recipes are often big enough for leftovers, and freezer-friendly, too!
I’ve shared quite a few soup and chili recipes here on the blog over the past 10 years (!), so I thought it might be helpful to round them all up together in one post. This post was originally published in 2018, but it has been updated; bookmark or pin this post so you have it on hand next time you have a chili or soup craving! Enjoy.
Easy Chili Recipes & Healthy Soups
This Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup comes together in 30 minutes flat, making it a perfect weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s super flavorful and an instant crowd-pleaser!
This Mexican-inspired soup can also be made in a slow cooker if you just start cooking earlier in the day.
The addition of sweet potatoes make this recipe especially unique. But if you aren’t a big fan of them, you can always leave them out!
If you’re looking for a light and refreshing chili recipe: this is it! It’s quick to make, but you can make it even quicker by using pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken.
I like to call this recipe a “chili soup” because it’s a cross between chili and soup! Perfect for when you’re in the mood for something filling and hearty, but not too heavy.
This delicious twist on turkey chili is one of my favorite recipes for cold weather. The flavors compliment each other so well!
It’s a hearty recipe: packed with veggies, beans, brown rice, and savory ground turkey. Serve it hot, topped with plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, or avocado (if desired).
If you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal idea, you’ll love this creamy Mexican chicken chili. It’s hearty and satisfying, and it makes great leftovers!
The keys to this soup are the spices – cumin, in particular (a big favorite of mine) – and the addition of hummus to make the broth creamy.
5. Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Chili (vegan)
This is a super unique (and tasty!) take on the classic chili recipe! It’s sweet and spicy, and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Not only that, but it’s vegan!
With just 8 ingredients, this is an easy weeknight meal option, and you use frozen raspberries, so no worries if they are in season or not!
This Thai coconut chicken soup recipe is delicious, veggie-packed, and super easy to make! With exotic flavors and a healthy broth, this soup looks pretty AND tastes great.
7. Sweet Potato Lentil Chili (vegan)
Sweet potatoes are all the rage these days, and for good reason! They’re packed with nutrients and they taste delicious.
This recipe throws them together with hearty lentils, spices, and even more veggies for a perfect combo. Bonus: it’s vegan!
Looking for something totally different to make for dinner? This slow cooker chicken moroccan stew is hearty and super versatile (you can serve it over rice, quinoa, or couscous).
I love how easy this recipe is. Just cut up the veggies, toss everything into the slow cooker, and wait for it to finish! After that, there’s just one quick step of shredding the chicken, and you’re good to go.
Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods for cold nights, and this combination of turkey, barley, and tons of veggies makes this chili the perfect meal to satisfy that craving!
The barley is my favorite addition to this chili. The chewy texture is hearty and satisfying, and adding a whole grain to the recipe makes this chili super filling and high in fiber.
10. Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup (vegan)
This veggie-packed, easy minestrone soup recipe is SO quick, filling, and delicious! It’s the perfect fast weeknight dinner to use up all the veggies in your fridge, and a great healthy soup recipe.
It somehow manages to be light and filling at the same time, so you feel full but not heavy. One of my favorite go-to soups!
Bonus: even MORE healthy soup recipes!
I couldn’t stop at just 10, so here are more delicious soup recipes:
- Canteloupe & Avocado Soup Recipe
- Chunky Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe
- Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (with Greek Yogurt!)
- 2-Ingredient Lentil Soup
What’s your favorite soup or chili recipe? Feel free to share some links!