17 Best Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes To Try In Honor Of National Homemade Soup Day

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National Homemade Soup Day is February 4th!

There's nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup during the cold winter season. Soup is always comforting, especially when we're feeling the effects of a long winter day. And when soup from a can just won't do and your old stand-by soup recipes get too boring, it's time to break out the slow-cooker.

Soup is a perfect dish to make in the crockpot since it can simmer all day long and tastes even better the longer it cooks. And considering that the crock pot is just about the best cooking invention ever made, there's also no easier way to whip up all your winter favorites.

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What better time to celebrate those creamy bowls of goodness than on National Homemade Soup Day? It's coming up on February 4, so there's still time left to get cooking. To help inspire you for the upcoming holiday, here are the best slow-cooker soup recipes to try for National Homemade Soup Day.

1. Beef Stew

You can't go wrong with this classic! Beef stew is heartier and richer than most other soups, so it makes for a great dinner choice if you're hungry and have a hankering for something a little more filling. There's also an abundance of tasty options to add in, like potatoes, mushrooms, and vegetables. So if you're looking for a slow-cooker beef stew with all the fixings, this recipe is perfect.

2. Chicken Tortellini Soup

While chicken noodle soup will always be a cold (and sometimes warm!) weather favorite, it can tend to get a little dull. For a twist on this soup staple, try chicken tortellini soup. It has everything that chicken noodle has, but gives your taste buds an extra zing with cheesy tortellini. Bonus: this recipe requires practically zero prep work and has a relatively low cooking time in the crockpot at only six hours.

3. Taco Soup

Trying to upgrade your Taco night? This slow cooker soup is perfect! This recipe is basically a taco in a bowl, so in other words: heaven for your tummy.

4. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

It's not a secret that chicken pot pie is one of the most delicious comfort foods you can eat. So, what's better than chicken pot pie? Chicken pot pie soup! This soup will warm you right up and the crusty biscuit on top is a tasty little nod to the classic dish.

5. Detox Lentil Soup

Still feeling the effects of the holiday rush? Or maybe you're looking to keep your healthy New Year's resolutions on track. A nutritious lentil soup will perk you right up. It doesn't get much healthier than this soup, which contains garlic, kale, carrots, and other detox foods. Plus, it's gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. 

6. Lasagna Soup

This soup will give you all the feels. If one of your absolute favorite foods as a kid wasn't lasagna, then we're not so sure we can trust you. But seriously, lasagna soup in the slow-cooker may be even better than regular lasagna. Just don't tell your grandmother we said that.

7. French Onion Soup

If you're looking to make a fancier soup, you can't go wrong with French Onion soup. This soup requires a little more work and prep time than other soups, but it's a perfect dish to serve for any kind of cozy wintertime get-together. 

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8. Broccoli Cheese Soup

Not only is this one an instant classic, but it gets your veggies in too! It's also the best choice if you want a quick soup, since it only takes a little over three hours in the slow-cooker to make.

9. Italian Meatball Soup

Hearty and delicious! If you want to switch up a traditional dish like meatballs, just throw them in the crock pot and make it into a soup. Once you try it, you can bet that you'll be keeping this scrumptious recipe on repeat.

10. Minestrone Soup

Is minestrone soup ever not a good choice? That would be no, of course. It's a healthy go-to soup that's perfect for veggie lovers.

11. Loaded Potato Soup

This one will probably always have a special place in our hearts. Loaded potato soup is such a yummy meal. The creamy combo of bacon, cheese, and potatoes is an instant mood-booster, especially on chilly days.

12. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Not all chicken soup recipes need to have pasta. Chicken and wild rice soup is a wonderful alternative to chicken and pasta soups. Add some veggies like celery and carrots and you've got a tasty, healthy chicken soup.

13. Split Pea Soup

This ham and pea combo continues to be a crowd-pleaser. It's quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients. Plus, this version of the wholesome soup is dairy free. 

14. Chicken Noodle Soup

We couldn't leave out the OG of all soups. Try this recipe out if you're feeling especially nostalgic.

15. Pasta e Fagioli

This soup has everything you could possibly want. This pasta, vegetable, and beef soup will make your mouth water and is the ideal dinner for impossibly cold nights.

16. Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you want a soup that's healthy, but has a little kick to it, chicken tortilla soup is ideal. This soup has spice, but also incorporates beneficial ingredients like avocados. 

17. White Chicken Chili

This one's a little more complicated but totally worth it in the end. For a slight twist on regular chili, try white chicken chili. It's delicious when made in the slow-cooker. This soup has chicken, chiles, and navy beans (which in some recipes require soaking overnight.) It also has one of the longest cooking times. It can take from 10 hours to 18 hours, so you'll probably need an appetizer while you're waiting for this yummy soup to finish cooking.

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