One of the easiest and cheapest ways of cooking is using a slow cooker or Crock Pot where you can throw in ingredients and leave cooking for several hours, coming home to delicious smells and a meal ready for the family piling in. Soups are surprisingly versatile for slow cookers, many of these soups can be meals on their own, so these slow cooker soup recipes are definitely worth adding to your dinner rota.
Soup is a fantastic way to get a variety of vegetables into your family’s daily diet, and is a great way to warm kids up as they come in the door from school. It usually freezes very well, making it a great option for batch-cooking so you know you have something tasty and healthy in the freezer for another day.
Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Try
Slow Cooker Smoky Ham and Split Pea Soup
This classic split pea and ham soup from My Recipes turns out creamy and delicious every time, all thanks to your slow cooker. After 8 hours of hands-off cooking, this flavourful soup is ready to devour (although leftovers are good for freezing as well so you can double batch and have another meal another day).
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
This delicious chicken parmesan soup recipe from Foxes Love Lemons has all of the flavours of a typical Chicken Parmesan dish, but in a delicious soup format that the kids will love. And it only takes minutes to prep!
Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
This homemade Minestrone slow cooker soup from Little Spice Jar is easy to make and tastes 1,000 times better than any restaurant version! Loaded with colourful veggies and protein-packed with beans, this hearty and nutritious soup is a meal in a bowl.
Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup
Fresh vegetables are combined with stock, lentils, split peas and barley in this recipe for Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup by One Pot Chef to create a deliciously thick and hearty soup.
This cheap and cheerful Scotch Broth recipe from BBC Food is perfect for the slow cooker – simply tip in all the ingredients and cook on high for 6-8 hours (or until the barley is soft)
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup
For a change, why not try this Thai Chicken Soup recipe from Foodie Crush – it’s easy to make and super delicious. The good thing is this recipe is easily adaptable when it comes to the veggies, just swap in different veggies like carrots, potatoes or leeks. Or for a purely veg version, change the chicken broth for vegetable broth and leave out the chicken.
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
So hearty, comforting and soothing, this slow cooker chicken noodle soup from Damn Delicious is perfect during the cold weather or fighting off a cold!
Moroccan Lentil Soup
This recipe from This Gal Cooks for slow cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup makes a slow cooker soup that is full of flavour. It goes well served over rice too and you can leave out the chicken to make a vegetarian version.
Spanish Chickpea Soup
This easy Spanish Chickpea Soup recipe from Eating Well is inspired by cocido, the hearty stew of assorted meats, chickpeas and vegetables considered a national dish of Spain.
Each region, family and restaurant has its own variation, but this slow cooker soup has enough meat to satisfy the carnivores and enough vegetables to make it healthy.
Slow Cooker White Bean Soup
Made with leek and beans (soak dried beans overnight before using them in a slow cooker) and butternut squash there’s lots of goodness in Martha Stewart’s White Bean Soup recipe and it’s perfect for using up those leftover parmesan rinds too.
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
This Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup from The Recipe Rebel is an easy slow cooker meal, perfect for fall or winter! Loaded with vegetables and tender chunks of beef.
Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup
This slow cooker creamy tortellini soup from Cafe Delites is loaded with carrots, celery and spinach, soft pillows of cheese tortellini, plus incredible flavours. This soup is thick and creamy without cream or a roux to get the thick and creamy texture.
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Give black bean soup time to simmer low and slow, deepening and building flavour with every minute, and you’ve got a delicious meal on your hands. That’s why the slow cooker is always a great choice for making this warm, smoky classic.
To make this vegetarian black bean soup from The Kitchn, drop everything in the cooker in the morning and by the end of the day you’ve got a full-flavoured broth loaded with soft, tender beans and all the spiced undertones you expect from black bean soup.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
This easy Crock Pot taco soup from Homemade Interest puts all the classic southwestern flavours into one cozy bowl. With easy prep, you’ll love making it almost as much as your family will love eating it!
Slow Cooker Carrot Butternut Soup
Roast up a tray of delicious winter veggies, then sit back as your slow cooker turns them into the most silky carrot butternut soup, like this one from Peas and Crayons.