Chunky soup recipes make a filling and warming meal that you won't even need a blender to make, including a tasty pho soup packed with noodles and a traditional minestrone soup.
Chunky soups make a filling and warming meal that you won’t even need a blender to make. These satisfying soup recipes are a meal in themselves, including a Vietnamese pho soup packed with noodles, an Italian minestrone soup and a chunky root vegetable soup that you can have with or without crusty bread for dipping.
Our pick of chunky soup recipes are so easy to make and use seasonal ingredients, packed with vegetables as well as beans, pasta or noodles to give that lovely chunky texture. There’s no faffing with a blender or food processor and the results are that much more satisfying. Make a chunky soup for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day, when you’ll have a lovely lunch to look forward to.
This healthy borlotti bean and kale soup is really simple to make – and kale is now widely availble in supermarkets.
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Our favourite part of this soup has to be the tender chunks of lamb cooked in the rich passata sauce for a thick and filling soup. Serve this soup classicly with potato wedges.
Mexican bean and sausage soup is a fiery lunch or light dinner packed with smoked pork sausage, garlic, cannellini beans and hot chilli powder. Serve with a generous helping of warm crusty bread.
This chicken miso soup with shiitake mushrooms is so simple to make, but so good for you.
Get the recipe: Chicken miso soup
John Torode has done it again with this classic clam chowder. A rich creamy stock infused with fresh bay leaves and white wine makes it a real comfort food.
Pho is a comforting Vietnamese noodle soup that is low in calories but packed with flavour. This speedy soup only takes 25 mins to make and is infused with ginger, red chillies, garlic and cloves.
Make your own ramen soup, packed with nutritious veg including aubergine, mushroom, soya beans and radishes. There’s nothing better than a chunky noodle soup; the ultimate comfort food.
Get the recipe: Ramen soup
This mouth-watering chunky root veg soup is gorgeous with homemade bread rolls for dipping. It’s a great way to use up leftover veg in your fridge, so feel free to experiment by mixing and matching ingredienst with what you have at home.
This healthy vegetable soup is packed with greens including soya beans, onions, rocket and peas. The base of this soup is made with soya milk and vegetable stock, which makes a delicious combo.
If you own a slow cooker, you really must try this thick and delicious pea and ham soup. This tasty little combo feeds 4 people and doesn’t cost much to make either. Slow cooking this soup will make the ham extra tender.
This fiery chicken gumbo is made with Cajun seasoning, which is a blend of herbs and spices including chilli, cayenne and thyme. It’s a thick, chunky soup that will fill you up full of warmth and spice.
This winter vegetable and bacon soup is a hearty soup made with vegetable stock, rashers of bacon, shredded cabbage and other winter vegetables. Perfect for a warming lunch or a light dinner.
If you’ve never made a chicken noodle soup before, now is the time to give it a go. This warming soup is made with chicken breast, peppers and spring onions along with vermicelli noodles.
If you’re looking for a low calorie and low fat soup, this spring veg broth is the ideal choice. Each portion works out at only 163 calories and 1.5g fat per serving plus it’s bursting with fresh veggies including leeks and peas.
This quick and easy broth can be ready to serve in just 20 mins. Udon noodles with mixed mushrooms and finely sliced fillet steak works wonders together.
Made with carrots, onion, celery and leeks, this chicken soup is more like a casserole than a soup – perfect for dinner or as a filling lunch. Serve with crusty bread for dipping, but it’s filling enough without it if you’d rather not.
This hearty root and barley soup is a great way of using up seasonal veg and meat. Costing only £1.33 per serving, this chunky soup is delicious and low in fat too.
This delicious stew-like soup by Gordon Ramsay is bursting full of flavour thanks to the thyme, bay leaf and rich tomato based stock. This soup is sure to warm you all the way through on those colder days.
Use up your leftover Sunday roast chicken by making this delicious soup. Ready in just 45 mins, this warming dish would make the perfect lunch on a busy Monday.
This classic Minestrone soup can be ready and on the table in just 30 mins. This healthy soup works out at only 190 calories per serving, packed with orzo pasta, cannellini beans and gammon, which will keep you fuller for longer.
Looking for a soup with a difference? Let us introduce you to our new favourite, chicken tom yum soup. This fragrant Thai soup is a red chilly spiced chicken broth that would work wonder alongside a bowl of freshly prepared rice noodles.
This corn chowder is a lovely thick soup is spiced with green chilli and is great for using up store cupboard ingredients or leftovers like sweetcorn and potatoes.
This delicious tom yum seafood soup makes a difference from your average bowl of soup. Whipped up in a speedy 30 mins, this tasty soup brings ginger, lemon grass and Thai curry paste together nicely.
Leek and potato soup is a classic soup that’s really easy to make. This recipe uses leeks, potatoes, chicken stock and single cream to make one mouth-watering bowl of goodness. Serve with croutons and a grate of nutmeg for a kick.
This recipe is a cheat’s delight as it uses a jar of readymade Bolognese for the base of the soup – perfect if you’re short on time. You can vary the spiciness of this delicious soup depending how much chilli powder you put in.
This soup really does taste as good as it looks made with fiery chorizo, tangy garlic and soft warm potatoes. This chunky soup is for those who like spice as it’s made with both red and green chillies.
Cannellini beans are cooked alongside leeks, onion, celery and garlic cloves for a delicious and textured soup.
Canja de Galinha is a traditional Brazilian soup made with chicken thighs, bay leaves for an intense flavour and a mixture of veggies including celery and carrot. Perfect for feeding a lot of hungry people in one go!
This speedy 25 minute soup is a chunky soup at it’s best. A vegetarian favourite, this Thai-style soup is infused with garlic, chilli powder, coriander and turmeric. Every mouthful is bursting with flavour.
Spicy tomato chowder is so easy to make with peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. A dash of chilli sauce adds a bit of heat to this rich and delicious tomato soup.
Working out at only 211 calories per portion, this hearty Tuscan bean soup is sure to become a favourite. The base of this soup is made with mixed beans, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock.
This chunky vegetable soup is a vegetable-packed lunch or dinner that the whole family can tuck into. A portion of this soup will certainly count towards your 5-a-day and fill you full of nutrients.
Made with smoked haddock, this hearty soup is oozing with flavour and is sure to keep you warm on those colder months. Ready in just 30 mins.
The Hairy Bikers’ have done it again with another comfort food classic – a Rumpy Pumpy soup made with lentils, turnip and finely chopped leeks. Serve this soup with a cut of crusty bread for dipping.