When you're doing your best to stick to a high-fat, low-carb keto diet, soup is often a safe choice. Too often, though, your only options can tend to be boring, bland, or worse yet, canned. So we rounded up some of our favorite keto soup recipes, each filled with rich flavors and distinct spices that'll make you happy to fill your bowl and immediately go for seconds. Plus, they're all super-easy to make.
Read on for our favorite easy keto soup recipes.
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup
It takes all of five minutes to prep this keto soup recipe from Krista Rollins at Joyful Healthy Eats—and the rest is finished in an Instant Pot. The soup features diced bacon, yellow onion, sausage, cauliflower, and kale in an aromatic broth.
To best retain its texture, add the kale after the pressure-cooking stage.
Instant Pot Keto Chili
Taylor Kiser's Instant Pot chili from her blog Food Faith Fitness tastes amazing, comes together easily, and is keto diet-approved. Contrary to what you might expect, this chili contains zero beans. Instead, celery, onion, lean ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, and smoked paprika make for a mouthwatering combination you'll want to cook up at least once a week. (Freeze some, too.) Plus, it's paleo and Whole 30-friendly, too.
Switch to sauté mode once steam is released. Then, remove the lid and cook for another two-to-four minutes, stirring frequently, until some of the water has evaporated
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Since the keto diet forbids refined, and even whole wheat, pasta, this keto chicken-zoodle soup from Food Faith Fitness is a solid replacement for the classic recipe your mom used to make. All the usual suspects—carrots, celery, onion, parsley, and of course, chicken—still factor into this 100% homemade soup, and zucchini noodles (versus traditional egg-noodles) shine as unlikely stars.
And yes, while this soup still takes all day to make (Kiser clocked hers at eight hours), "The longer that you can simmer this chicken zoodle soup stock, the better and more flavorful it becomes," she says.
No Bean Low Carb Keto Turkey Chili
To make this chili recipe keto, Kiser from Food Faith Fitness added in ground turkey, low-carb veggies, and spices, and omitted the beans. It's an easy, healthy recipe that's perfect for cold nights when you're craving something hearty.
Bone broth is a keto diet staple. You can eat it on its own for a light meal, drink a cup as a snack, or mix it into soups and stews. Thanks to Hello Glow's recipe, you can now learn how to make it yourself at home so you don't have to rely on store-bought every time.
Curried Pumpkin Soup
This keto soup recipe from Hello Glow tastes as good as it looks. Pumpkin puree combines with curry powder, heavy cream, butter, and onions for a decadent, silky smooth soup you'll want to make all fall long. Top with pumpkin seeds and creme fraiche.
Bone Broth Tom Kha
The name might not sound familiar, but trust us, this Hello Glow soup recipe will make its way into your regular rotation of dinners. The Asian soup is made with coconut milk, bone broth, shrimp, and a variety of Thai seasonings for a low-carb, keto-friendly meal.
Keto Beef Stew
Not only is this beef stew from Root + Revel keto, but you can also make it in an Instant Pot! This is perfect for those busy weeknights when you just need minimal prep for dinner and a meal on the table fast. It's heartier than a regular soup, but no less healthy.
This keto-approved mushroom soup recipe from Kicking Carbs blends the earthy flavors of mushrooms with butter, bone broth, cream cheese, and heavy cream for a high-fat, low-carb soup you'll be making on repeat. Bonus? It's made in an Instant Pot for minimal meal prep!
Keto Cheeseburger Soup
Have your cheeseburger and your keto diet, too, thanks to this recipe from Kicking Carbs. This soup blends ground beef, bacon, heavy cream, cream cheese, and more with beef or chicken broth for a keto-approved soup you'll be wanting to make on repeat. Garnish with any keto-friendly toppings you like, including blue cheese, diced tomatoes, bacon, green onions, or hot sauce.