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Crockpot Soups hit the spot on chilly evenings, make fantastic leftovers, and the slow cooker does the work for you. Your kitchen will smell like a cozy haven as they simmer away too!

a bowl of crockpot chicken enchilada soup with cheese on top

Besides being perfectly cozy, delectable, and total crowd-pleasers, slow cooker soup recipes are also an easy way to make dinner time easier. After a little prep, the slow cooker will do the rest for you, and you get to enjoy the tasty results!

Whether you’re looking for

  • creamy crockpot soup recipes,
  • crockpot soups for two,
  • crockpot soup for a crowd,
  • slow cooker vegetable soup recipes,
  • a crockpot potato soup,
  • or even a vegetarian crockpot soup, I have a recipe for you!

No matter what you’re looking for, I know that these soups will be just as beloved in your household as they are in mine.


No slow cooker? Try one of the other soup recipes on my site.

Potato soup in a bowl with cheese, bacon, and crackers

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Let your cooked crockpot soup cool and then store it in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator. Check your specific recipe for information on how long it will keep. Generally, 4 to 5 days is safe (though sometimes we’ll push it a bit farther with a vegetable-only soup).
  • To Reheat. Gently rewarm your soup in a pot (large enough to hold your leftovers) over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.


If your soup has thickened, add splashes of milk or broth as needed to thin the soup.

  • To Freeze. Place your cooked crockpot soup in an airtight freezer-safe storage container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • To Freeze for Meal Prep. If you would like to enjoy your frozen soup one portion at a time, try freezing it in multiple storage containers so you can thaw them one at a time. You also can freeze soup in a freezer ziptop bag. Lay the bag flat so that the soup freezes horizontally for easy storage.

What to Serve With Crockpot Soups

All of these soup recipes are delicious served on their own, but here are a few ideas of what you can serve with your soup if you’d like to stretch the meal:

Two bowls of healthy lentil soup
  • Programmable Slow Cooker. This one is great because it switches to “keep warm” at the end of the cooking time to deter overcooking.
  • Cutting Board. My new favorite with TONS of space! This no-slip cutting board is phenomenal as well.
  • Sharp Chef’s Knife. Perfect for chopping any soup ingredients. This tool is a worthy investment.
  • Immersion Blender. Excellent for pureeing creamy soups directly in the slow cooker. No more messy transfer to the blender.
  • Ladle. WAY easier than a spoon (even a large spoon) for filling up bowls and transferring leftovers to storage containers.

Now, let’s dive into some of my favorite simple crockpot soups!

Chicken Crockpot Soups

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup with Vegetables and Lemon

I love chicken crockpot soups! Many of these recipes are my lightened-up adaptations of true family favorites, and they taste every bit as good as the originals. From creamy to citrusy, each of these soups has a completely unique flavor.

Beef Crockpot Soups

Two bowls of hamburger soup with crackers on the side

These crockpot soups with beef are some of the most hearty recipes on this list. They’re perfect for a cozy Sunday afternoon watching football or for a delicious weeknight meal that everyone will love!

Vegetable Crockpot Soups

Simple Slow Cooker Tomato Soup. Easy and healthy crock pot recipe. Recipe at | @wellplated

If the thought of vegetable-based soups is not appealing to you, these soup recipes are here to change your mind. Each is packed with deep, rich flavor and tons of healthy nutrients. I’d consider that a win-win!

Additional Cozy Crockpot Soups

White bowls filled with slow cooker tortellini soup

These cozy soups are some of my favorites (and the favorites of many readers)! Each one has robust flavor and wholesome ingredients. Make a big batch and enjoy the delicious leftovers all week long.

Tips and Tricks for Crockpot Soups

  • If you’re using cut vegetables or meat, try to cut them all the same size so that they finish cooking at about the same time.
  • If a recipe calls for something to be browned, take the extra step if you can. The browning will add a more developed flavor to the soup.
  • Ingredients like root vegetables can be placed at the bottom of the slow cooker (where it gets the most heat) because they take longer to cook.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Cook in My Slow Cooker?

Slow cookers are incredibly versatile and will quickly become your best friend in the kitchen. If you want proof, just take a peek at my extensive list of healthy slow cooker recipes on my blog. You can cook everything from casseroles to lasagna to baked potatoes to Asian recipes in the slow cooker (and that’s just to name a few!). Because the slow cooker typically uses low and slow heat, it truly helps tenderize meat and blend flavors.

What Can’t I Cook in My Slow Cooker?

While raw meat is safe to use, frozen meat is not. During the cooking process, the meat could end up spending too long at room temperature, which may render it unsafe to eat. I recommend always letting your meat thaw before adding it to the slow cooker.

How Do I Make Soup in a Slow Cooker?

Thankfully, making soup in the slow cooker is simple! Depending on the recipe, there may be some prep work involved, but it’s minimal. Once you add the ingredients, you can let the slow cooker do the work.

Many times, crockpot soups will have a cook time option for both the LOW and HIGH setting on your slow cooker. This allows you to select the cooking time based on your schedule.

If you try one of these delicious healthy crockpot soups (or another from my site), I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I always love hearing from you

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Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. Thanks for the yummy soup roundup! I’ve made some of these recipes in past years, and I’m looking forward to trying more this fall and winter. Just what we need for chilly Wisconsin seasons!

    1. I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed these recipes, Heidi! Thank you for taking the time to share this kind comment!

  2. The soups look delicious. I have never actually made a soup in my slow cooker… Don’t even know why, but after seeing these recipes I can’t wait to try a few of these next week! :)

  3. We absolutely LOVE your slow cooker broccoli cheese soup! We make it all the time, in fact we recently went to Panera and got theirs and my sweet daughter said she likes the one we make at home more!! Total win!! :) Thanks for all your hard work Erin!!5 stars

  4. Looking forward to making these during the beautiful autumn and winter seasons here in Michigan. Many thanks to you!