The Top 15 Hearty Crockpot Soup Recipes You Need for Fall

Updated 11/20/18

Last winter, I became a bit of a slow cooker maniac. I was always on the go and didn’t want to spend hours cooking, plus my New York City apartment was so cold that I welcomed any extra heat I could get. I started pinning crockpot soup recipes and decided to make a few.

My first foray into the world of slow cooker soup was the day of my best friend’s bridal shower in a legitimate blizzard (side note: She was rewarded by the most beautiful April day for the wedding, so it was worth it). My mom was going to be in town for the party, and I figured we’d appreciate a warm meal to come back to after trudging in the snow. All I can say is when we came home hours later to the smell—and taste—of the soup simmering on the counter, we were in heaven.

Ever since crockpot soup has become one of my go-to's for easy dinners. You don’t have to wait for winter to start whipping them up (and they make plenty of leftovers you can freeze for when you have a hankering or happen to be sick). Below, find 15 delectable crockpot soup recipes to make on repeat this fall (and beyond).

Sweet Potato Chicken and Quinoa Soup

crockpot soup recipes
Chelsea's Messy Apron

The spicy combination of chicken breast, sweet potatoes, and quinoa will fill you up for dinner. This hearty recipe can also be more of a chili than a soup, depending on how much chicken broth you decide to put in. Plus, the four-hour time requirement means it’s also the perfect meal to whip up after a weekend grocery run (or when you’re too tired to make something).

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Sea Veggie Soup

sea veggie soup
Fed & Fit

The name of this soup had us intrigued. It turns out that it’s packed with micronutrients that come from bone broth and raw dulse—a sea veggie, hence the recipe title. (By the way, dulse is known to have a decent amount of sea salt in it, so don’t go overboard with it.) The veggie is simmered in broth, along with chicken breast and some fresh lemon for a bright taste. Feel free to add a handful or two of potatoes for some starch.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

chicken pozole soup
Half Baked Harvest

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, here comes this tasty salsa verde chicken soup. This version boasts zucchini, sweet corn, avocado, and toasted pumpkin seeds (plus homemade tortilla strips). If you want to get a little fancy, throw in some uncooked rice.

Cooking Time: 6 hours

Pork Ramen Noodle Soup

ramen noodle soup
Half Baked Harvest

Chances are that you like going out for ramen, but it doesn’t only have to be enjoyed at a restaurant (seriously). Roasted acorn squash and caramelized pork add a twist to this take on the classic Asian dish. Although, we have to warn you: There’s a two-step process, so you’ll need to be home for the tail end.

Cooking Time: 7 hours, 25 minutes

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

gnocchi soup
Pinch of Yum

Italian food is amazing, so when it’s combined with homemade soup, it’s sure to be memorable. Evaporated milk helps give the broth a certain creaminess, while the mini gnocchi isn’t too overpowering. Perhaps the best part? Crispy bacon for the perfect touch of saltiness.

Cooking Time: 6 hours

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

jalapeno soup
Pinch of Yum

Finally, a soup with a bit of a kick (perfect for when you have a cold). Chicken and white beans get amped up with jalapeño peppers and tons of fresh lime juice. Don’t be shy—top with sour cream, and sprinkle on as much shredded cheese as you can get your hands on.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Broccoli Cheese Soup

broccoli cheese soup
Pinch of Yum

Broccoli cheese soup is a fall and winter staple—don’t even get us started on how it tastes inside of a bread bowl. This variation is so simple—all you need is broccoli, onion, cream of mushroom, cream, and evaporated milk (oh, and a ton of cheese). At the very end, you’ll need to blend the ingredients together, but that’s all the manual labor you’ll have to do to enjoy this delectable dish.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Thai Chicken Soup

thai chicken soup
Food Faith Fitness

Yes, a Whole30 and gluten-free option is 100% necessary. Five-spice chicken, butternut squash noodles, Paleo fish sauce, and some rich citrusy flavors combine in this Thai-inspired crockpot soup recipe. Just remember: Do not forget the star anise pods—they make the broth come alive.

Cooking Time: 7 hours

The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup

detox lentil soup
Pinch of Yum

We always had lentils growing up as a kid, so they tend to remind me of home—and this detox lentil soup is a serious winner. Although cheese and bread are (strongly) encouraged, superfoods like kale, onion, garlic, carrot, and olive oil make an appearance. Rounding out the base with the lentils are yellow split peas and butternut squash for serious smoothness.

Cooking Time: 5 hours

Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup

turkey meatball soup
Foodie Crush

This one kind of reminds us of Italian wedding soup, but we appreciate the healthier touch with leafy kale and turkey meatballs instead of pork. Oh, and did we mention that the meatballs are mini? Not only are they cute, but their size helps them cook up faster (although don’t forget to sear them in a pan first). Northern white beans and a slew of fresh spices add flavor to the broth, while red pepper flakes are the perfect way to finish it off.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup

lemon rosemary lentil soup
Melanie Makes

This slow cooker soup recipe relies on little prep (dinner goals). Lentils, carrots, yellow pepper, lemon zest and juice, and rosemary mingle in chicken broth. Novice chefs: This one is for you.

Cooking Time: 6 hours

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup

tuscan white bean soup
Foodie Crush

Although this isn’t the exact sausage soup I mentioned above, it does remind me of it. What I love about this version is that nothing has to be precooked (or rinsed, when it comes to the Great Northern beans). Italian sausage adds just enough spice, while butternut squash rounds out the overall taste (as in, you won’t need to be chugging water all night).

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

vegetarian split pea soup
Hello Glow

Madras curry pepper enriches this vegetarian split pea soup instead of the typical ham. Although the consistency is up to you, the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and potatoes add texture when they’re a little bit chunky. You can also make your dish thicker (or thinner), depending on how much water you decide to add. Taste-test it to make sure it’s just right.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

slow cooker lasagna soup
Foodie Crush

An undone veggie lasagna soup? We were sold as soon as we saw the herbed cheese floating around in there. Broken noodles meld with mushrooms and zucchini in a rich, chunky tomato broth that’s basically begging for bread to be dunked.

Cooking Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Thai Coconut Chicken Wild Rice Soup

thai chicken slow cooker soup
Carlsbad Cravings

If you’re looking for a unique slow cooker dinner, then try a creamy Thai soup with coconut milk, chicken, wild rice, sweet potatoes and squash. Surprisingly, Granny Smith apple slices add some pucker while peanut butter injects a nuttiness you can’t get from other ingredients. Squeeze a little bit of lime juice in at the end to complement the acidity.

Cooking Time: 4 hours

This story was originally published on September 15, 2017, and has since been updated.

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