Quick 3-Ingredient Soup Recipes for Cold, Busy Days

Quick 3-Ingredient Soup Recipes for Cold Winter Days

‘Tis the season to cozy up to some comfort food. Since it’s also the season for holiday parties, shopping, traveling and more, we get that you don’t have all day to slave over the stove. Enter these three-ingredient easy soup recipes you can make in a flash — and with fewer ingredients than an a.m. omelet. (Keep in mind, we consider salt, pepper, and oil pantry staples.)

So skip the takeout call and opt for one of these almost-effortless soup recipes instead. You can even make a big batch to last you all week. Meal prep has never been simpler.

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Meal Prep Made Simple: 7 Easy Soup Recipes

Easy Soup Recipes: Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

1. Tomato Tortellini Soup

Start with store-bought tortellini (or ravioli) and you can have a fancy Italian-inspired soup on the table in just 15 minutes. To crank up the level of appetite-squashing and muscle-boosting protein, stir in a handful of rotisserie chicken. Photo and recipe: Jenny Bullistron / Honey and Birch

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Easy Soup Recipes: Black Bean Soup Recipe

2. Black Bean Soup

Black beans pack in more disease-fighting antioxidants than any other beans, according to research. Score that, plus a strong dose of protein and fiber — 20 grams each — in this Mexican soup that just so happens to also be vegan. Photo and recipe: Kelly / The Pretty Bee

Easy Soup Recipes: Vegan Pea Soup Recipe

3. Vegan Pea Soup

Come spring or summer, you’ll want fresh peas in this vibrant pureed starter. But this time of year, frozen-at-peak veggies will work perfectly. Either way, your immunity gets a boost from the mega-high dose of vitamin C in just one cup of the green orbs — and this recipe calls for about 4 cups. Photo and recipe: Esther Schultz / The Wholesome Fork 

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Easy Soup Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

4. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Grab a can of tomatoes, add a can of beans and toss in some leftover turkey or chicken. Then heat it all up until it reaches your desired temperature. Hello, easiest lunch ever. Photo and recipe: Chantal Kirkland / Nerdy Mamma

Easy Soup Recipes: Vegan Chili Recipe

5. Vegan Chili

So simple and still delicious, even non-vegans will become fans of this slimmed down stew. If you’re not vegan, feel free to start with ground beef instead of vegan crumbles or tempeh. The secret is all in choosing your favorite salsa. Photo and recipe: Willow Moon / Create Mindfully 

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Easy Soup Recipes: Creamy Zucchini Soup Recipe

6. Creamy Zucchini Soup

Creamy soups tend to cure cravings for comfort food, but they also tend to pack in lots of unhealthy fat. But not this version. All you need is zucchini, the milk of your choice (which provides the creaminess) and some garlic for added flavor. Done and yum. Photo and recipe:  Mary Margaret Chappell / My Cancale Kitchen

Easy Soup Recipes: Blueberry Soup Recipe

7. Blueberry Soup

If you’ve never had soup for breakfast or dessert, you’ll want to try it ASAP. This lightly sweetened berry-cinnamon soup offers just the right amount of sweet. Opt for frozen wild blueberries (the tiny tangy ones) for even more flavor and nutrition. Top it off with a dollop of Greek yogurt to further up the satisfaction factor. Photo and recipe: Becca / Amuse Your Bouche

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