15+ Comforting High-Fiber Winter Soup Recipes
Warm soup is a great way to get comfort and warmth this winter. Make one of these and you’ll feel full and satisfied too! This collection of soup recipes contains ingredients such as whole grains, legumes, and seasonal vegetables such as cabbage, peas, and potatoes to provide at least 6 grams of fiber per serving. Recipes like White Bean Soup with Pasta and Chicken and Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto are delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense dinners you’ll want to repeat.
Vegetarian cabbage soup
This vegetarian soup recipe is surprisingly easy to make. The delicious broth is added with garlic, tomatoes and a little coriander. Simply dice the cabbage and fennel and you’ll be enjoying this quick, healthy soup in no time.
Roasted cauliflower and potato curry soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the gravy a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
White bean soup with pasta
We use mirepoix—a mixture of onions, celery, and carrots—to flavor our white bean soup. Keep a bag of store-bought mixture in your freezer to ensure you always have some on hand without worrying about it spoiling.
Chicken and spinach soup with fresh pesto
This aromatic, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients—boneless, skinless chicken breasts, baby spinach, and canned beans. It features a simple homemade basil pesto at the end to add fresh herb flavor. If you’re pressed for time, you can substitute 3 to 4 tablespoons of store-bought basil pesto.
Tarkari (Afghan vegetable and chickpea soup)
Try topping this simple and satisfying vegetable soup with a spoonful of Red Chutney. Recipe adapted from Chef Nasima Kashfi at Newcomers Club.
Barley soup with vegetables
This warm vegetarian barley soup uses easy-to-find produce and frozen vegetables, making it simple and easy to prepare. It provides plenty to feed a hungry family, plus it freezes beautifully so leftovers can be enjoyed again and again.
Creamy white bean soup
This light and creamy white bean soup recipe is packed with flavor thanks to lots of beans, vegetables, and Parmesan cheese.
This veggie-packed minestrone soup recipe is inspired by the popular Weight Watchers vegetable soup recipe. It makes a great deal of soup, so keep some in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze the rest in individual portions. This way, you’ll always have an easy, delicious vegetable soup to start your meal or eat for lunch. Think of this vegetarian minestrone recipe as a starting point for other healthy soup variations, too: Add leftover chopped cooked chicken, whole-wheat pasta, or brown rice to make it even more satisfying.
Cream of mushroom and barley soup
This sophisticated creamy mushroom soup is rich in earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added benefit of whole-grain barley.
This version of the classic Italian Minestrone Soup is packed with leeks, potatoes, beans, zucchini, spinach, and orzo, perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner on a cold winter’s night. To make a vegetarian version, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Garnish each bowl with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a tangy flavor.
Curried parsnip and apple soup
This creamy parsnip and apple soup recipe has amazing flavor from the combination of curry powder, coriander, cumin, and ginger. Make sure to use fresh curry powder when making this soup. Not sure if yours is new? Open the jar: The scent should reach your nose immediately. Serve with flatbread or whole wheat rolls.
Red pea soup
In this batch of Diaspora food, Jessica B. Harris’ series on the foods of the African diaspora, the author and historian shares her recipe for bean soup. Called red peas in Jamaica, this ingredient links this Jamaican soup to the Caribbean diaspora in Africa.
Instant chicken taco soup
If you love tacos, this Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup will not disappoint. Silky, drained tomatoes add body, while shredded chicken, beans, and spices add those familiar, rich, spicy flavors. And don’t forget the toppings! Melted cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips complete this new family favorite.
Escarole, cannellini, bean soup and sausage
This soup will be equally satisfying if you eat it vegetarian and skip the sausage and use a broth without the chicken.
Moroccan lentil soup
Like most soups, this healthy Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time, so make it a day ahead if you can — or try our various easy slow cooker/crook pot recipes.
Minestra maritata con fagioli bianchi (Italian wedding soup with white beans)
Italian comfort food at its best, this easy soup recipe lends itself to countless variations. Our version includes white beans for more fiber and protein.
Spicy vegetable soup
Fresh basil adds a bright spark to this vegetable- and vinaigrette-packed soup packed with traditional Mediterranean flavors. Instead, pesto adds a nutty flavor to the soup.