Best Soup Recipes For One (2024)

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By Joanie Zisk

on Oct 01, 2020, Updated Dec 11, 2023

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We’ve rounded up our best soup recipes for one! Each of these soup recipes is easy to make, incredibly delicious and will serve one or maybe two people. These soups are pure comfort in a bowl! From French Onion Soup to Broccoli Cheddar Soup, you are sure to find a few favorites.

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Nothing beats a big bowl of hot, hearty soup when you’re thinking about lunch or dinner. We’ve rounded up our best fall soup recipes for one (or maybe 2), an outstanding stew recipe for one, and a few fantastic side dish recipes that are perfect to enjoy with a big bowl of soup.

There are few things more comforting than a big bowl of soup on a cool evening – in fact, quick-cooking soups such as the ones we have here make the ultimate weeknight meal.

Nearly every one of the soup recipes listed below cook quickly and don’t need a whole lot of fancy ingredients. In fact, you might just decide to make a new soup every night of the week.

Table of Contents

  • Why These Recipes Work
  • Soup Recipes
  • Expert Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Best Side Dishes To Serve With These Soup Recipes

Why These Recipes Work

  • Each of these soup recipes are very easy to make.
  • No fancy ingredients are needed.
  • Every soup recipe listed will serve one or possibly two people.

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Soup Recipes

These small batch soup recipes are sure to warm you up from head to toe. They’re each easy to make and so good too!

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Lasagna Soup For One

5 from 4 votes

Indulge in single serving Lasagna Soup, ready in just 30 minutes! This one-pot recipe combines classic lasagna flavors into a quick, hearty soup.

Lasagna Soup Recipe

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One

4.83 from 39 votes

Discover our Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe for the ultimate comfort food: a single, creamy and cheesy bowl with tender broccoli. Easy to make with minimal ingredients, ready in under 30 minutes!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

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Creamy Tomato Soup For One

5 from 5 votes

This single serving comforting, creamy tomato soup comes together quickly and easily by using a few pantry staples. Ready in just 30 minutes!

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

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Easy Cioppino For One

5 from 16 votes

Cioppino is a spectacular tomato based fish stew filled with seafood and vegetables. It's a delicious and hearty meal that cooks in just 15 minutes!

Easy Cioppino Recipe

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup For One

5 from 7 votes

This curried butternut squash soup is the best! Sweetened with a touch of honey, this soup can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Taco Soup For One

5 from 8 votes

This big and bold taco soup makes the perfect meal. Filled with ground beef, vegetables and topped with cheese, this single serving soup can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Taco Soup Recipe

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Split Pea Soup For One

5 from 6 votes

A classic split pea soup recipe scaled down to serve one person. Green split peas are simmered with plenty of vegetables and flavorful ham until tender. Easy, packed with protein, hearty, and incredibly delicious!

Split Pea Soup Recipe

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French Onion Soup For One

4.93 from 27 votes

Indulge in a comforting bowl of French Onion Soup. Rich, savory, and topped with melted cheese, this easy soup recipe brings gourmet flavor to your kitchen.

French Onion Soup Recipe

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Chicken Tortilla Soup For One

5 from 4 votes

Homemade 30-minute Chicken Tortilla Soup filled with chicken, tomatoes, and corn. It's quick, easy, and extra hearty!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Vegetable Soup For One

5 from 15 votes

Hearty and delicious homemade vegetable soup ready in just 30 minutes! Packed with vegetables, this single serving soup tastes much better than canned soup!

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Zuppa Toscana For One

4.97 from 27 votes

A single serving Zuppa Toscana soup recipe that tastes so much better than any restaurant version! It's easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Clam Chowder For One

5 from 9 votes

Easy to make, creamy clam chowder recipe made with bacon, a potato, cream, and plenty of chopped clams. Wonderfully creamy and incredibly delicious. This single serving New England clam chowder is hearty, comforting and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

Easy Clam Chowder Recipe

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Black Bean Soup For One

4.84 from 6 votes

This black bean soup is easy to make with canned beans combined with fresh ingredients. Ready in just 30 minutes, this vegan and vegetarian soup is healthy and so delicious!

Southwestern Black Bean Soup

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Small Batch Thai Shrimp Soup

4.80 from 5 votes

Enjoy a cozy bowl of homemade Thai Shrimp Soup with this easy recipe. Fresh, flavorful, and ready in minutes—perfect for a quick, delicious meal!

Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe

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Minestrone Soup For One

4.62 from 13 votes

Whip up a delightful single serving Minestrone Soup with a mix of vegetables, bacon, and pasta. Easy, nutritious, and perfect for a quick meal.

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Curried Carrot Soup For One

4.74 from 15 votes

Savor this single serve Curried Carrot Soup in under 30 minutes: sweet carrots, curry spices, and coconut milk create a creamy, quick gourmet meal. Ideal for any day.

Curried Carrot Soup Recipe

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White Bean Soup For One

4.91 from 21 votes

Make our easy White Bean Soup recipe for the perfect quick, nutritious single serving meal. Ready in 30 minutes, it's the epitome of comfort food.

Easy White Bean Soup Recipe

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Pumpkin Soup For One

5 from 9 votes

Enjoy the flavors of fall with this quick, single serving Pumpkin Soup recipe! Rich, velvety, and cooks in 20 minutes. A perfect meal for one!

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Small Batch Chicken Noodle Soup

4.92 from 36 votes

This homemade chicken noodle soup is hearty and perfect for those times you find yourself craving something to warm your heart and soul.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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Beef Stew For One

4.91 from 22 votes

A hearty, classic Beef Stew filled with amazingly tender beef, onions, carrots, and gold potatoes. You'll love how easy this stew is to make and how rich and satisfying it tastes! This recipe makes the ideal amount for one person.

Beef Stew Recipe

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Potato Soup For One

4.85 from 60 votes

This single serving potato soup is made with just one potato! It's creamy, comforting, and so easy to make. Filled with bacon and cheese, this soup can be ready in 30 minutes.

Easy Potato Soup Recipe

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup For One

5 from 4 votes

Creamy Instant Pot butternut squash soup is a healthy and hearty soup recipe made in a pressure cooker. Get the slow simmered flavor in half the time with this flavorful butternut squash soup recipe.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup For One

5 from 5 votes

Enjoy a quick and comforting single serving of Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. Perfect for chilly days or a cozy pick-me-up, this recipe brings classic home flavors to your table effortlessly.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes, a comforting bowl of soup is all you need. These easy soup recipes are our absolute favorites and I hope you find a few you really enjoy.

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Expert Tips

  • If you’d like to make two servings of any of these soup recipes, double the ingredients.
  • If you’d like to make your soup creamier, add a little heavy cream of plain yogurt.
  • If you would like to freeze any soup made with pasta, leave the pasta out and add it when you are ready to eat the soup. Freezing pasta can make the noodles mushy.
  • Consider garnishing your soup with cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped fresh herbs or cilantro, or a sprinkling of shredded cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to thin a soup that is too thick?

Add a little extra liquid; cream, broth, or water work very well. Gradually stir in more liquid until your soup reaches the perfect consistency.

Is there any way to thicken soup?

Try cooking the soup with the lid off. The liquid will evaporate which will result in a thicker soup. You can also puree the soup using an immersion blender or a stand blender. Mashed potato flakes also make a good thickener.

Best Side Dishes To Serve With These Soup Recipes

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Cornbread For One

4.83 from 68 votes

Discover how to make a quick and easy small batch of homemade cornbread! Ideal for single servings or small groups, it's the perfect snack or side dish.

Cornbread Recipe

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French Bread – Small Loaf

4.95 from 184 votes

Learn how to easily bake a small French bread loaf, perfect for beginners. Follow this simple recipe for a delicious bread with a golden crust and a soft, fluffy center. Perfect for sandwiches, browned toast, or simply with butter and jam.

French Bread Recipe

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Avocado Salad For One

4.75 from 4 votes

Create a delightful Avocado Salad in minutes! This single serving recipe features creamy avocado, fresh berries, and a homemade blueberry vinaigrette. Perfect for a quick, healthy meal.

Avocado Salad Recipe

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Small Batch Crawfish Beignets

5 from 6 votes

CrispyCrawfish Beignets Recipe with spicy Remoulade Sauce – this New Orleans inspired small batch recipe yields 5-6 savory, fried crawfish-filled beignets and a side of easy to make Remoulade sauce. A Louisiana tradition, ready in minutes!

Crawfish Beignets Recipe

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Small Batch Ham and Cheese Scones

5 from 6 votes

Bake a batch of delightful Ham and Cheese Scones today! Perfect for a quick snack or a delicious addition to any meal.

Ham and Cheese Scones Recipe

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Fresh Tomato Salad For One

5 from 3 votes

Craving fresh, summer flavors? Whip up this easy single serving tomato salad! Bursting with juicy tomatoes, zesty onions, and a flavorful dressing – ready in minutes!

Tomato Salad Recipe

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  1. I just made a pot of your potato soup for one, it is delicious, I am just wondering how I missed these recipes for one before, I am so glad I found them, will be using these a lot now, this is better than having to keep cutting recipes in half…


  2. Love your recipes


    1. Thank you!


  3. Love your recipes and many thanks for the nutritional information at the end of each one. Makes my life much easier when planning what to eat!


  4. Your recipes and great and I thank you but where can I get that soup bowl shown in the French Onion Soup??


    1. Hi David,
      I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes, thank you! That beautiful bowl came from a gallery/shop in England. I fell in love with it and actually bought the same bowl in three colors. The website for the gallery is


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What is the No 1 soup in the world? ›

According to the Taste Atlas Awards, the international food database, the Filipino favorite, Sinigang, is hailed as the best soup in the world.

What is the secret to soup? ›

7 Tips for Successful Soup Making
  • Use a Sturdy Pot. It is worth investing in a heavy pot with a thick bottom to use for making soup. ...
  • Sauté the Aromatics. ...
  • Start with Good Broth. ...
  • Cut Vegetables to the Right Size. ...
  • Stagger the Addition of Vegetables. ...
  • Keep Liquid at a Simmer. ...
  • Season Just Before Serving.
Oct 9, 2022

What are 3 clear soups? ›

Clear soups include broth, hearty broth, and Consommé. Our clear soup course will guide you step by step, to succeed in making those delicious, rich flavors clear soups.

What are the three of your 5 a day soups? ›

  • Roast baby tomatoes & chickpeas with bay and garlic. ...
  • Cajun chicken with mango & quinoa. ...
  • Piri piri veggie traybake. ...
  • King prawn, fennel & butter bean stew. ...
  • Carrot & lentil soup with zaatar, toasted flatbreads and chilli oil. ...
  • Tuscan-style cannellini bean & vegetable soup. ...
  • Roasted tomato & squash soup.

What is the unhealthiest soup? ›

Just avoid these five soups listed below, and swap them out for the healthier alternatives we've provided:
  1. Clam chowder. Anything with the word "chowder" in it is probably going to be high in cream, fat, and calories. ...
  2. Potato soup. ...
  3. Lobster bisque. ...
  4. Chili. ...
  5. Broccoli and cheese soup.
Jan 12, 2012

What is USA most popular soup? ›

Chicken Noodle Soup is the most popular soup in America. More than 28% of consumers choose clam chowder as their favorite kind of soup. The global soup market size was valued at USD 16.1 billion in 2018. Vegetable soup is the second most popular soup in the U.S after chicken noodle soup.

What makes homemade soup taste better? ›

7 Easy Ways to Make Any Soup Better
  1. Brown or Sear the Meat. ...
  2. Roast the the Veggies. ...
  3. Mix up the Texture. ...
  4. Use Homemade Stock Whenever Possible. ...
  5. Put Your Cheese Rinds to Work. ...
  6. Perk up a Bland Soup With Simple Pantry Staples. ...
  7. Add Fresh Herbs or Dairy When Serving.

What gives soup the best flavor? ›

Herbs and spices add aroma, flavor, and intensity to soup broth. "Use fresh or dried basil in tomato-based recipes or fresh parsley to add freshness to clear broth soups," says Sofia Norton, RD. You can also go with more heat and spices.

What not to do when making soup? ›

Common mistakes with soups:
  1. Using inferior stock. Most of my soups are based on good stocks usually made at home. ...
  2. Not sautéing onions, celery and garlic before adding. ...
  3. Adding ingredients in the wrong order. ...
  4. Not adding umami. ...
  5. Not garnishing. ...
  6. Not tasting.
Feb 5, 2021

What is a very clear soup that is completely fat free? ›

In cooking, a consommé is a type of clear soup made from richly flavoured stock or broth that has been clarified, a process that uses egg whites to remove fat and sediment.

What are the 4 main soups? ›

There are four main categories of soup: Thin, Thick, Cold and National. These types of soup are widely recognised in today's modern kitchen.

What is a thick soup called? ›

A potage is a category of thick soups, stews, or porridges, in some of which meat and vegetables are boiled together with water until they form a thick mush. Bisques are heavy cream soups traditionally prepared with shellfish, but can be made with any type of seafood or other base ingredients.

What is the best soup to eat everyday? ›

6 delicious and healthy soups
  • Chicken Vietnamese Pho.
  • Green spring minestrone.
  • Herb and yoghurt-based soup.
  • Lamb shank and barley soup.
  • Pumpkin soup with star croutons.
  • Lentil and vegetable soup with crusty bread.
Apr 27, 2020

What is the 1 week soup only diet? ›

One of the most popular soup diets, the cabbage soup diet is a 7-day eating plan that involves eating a chicken- or vegetable-broth-based soup that contains cabbage and other low carb vegetables. In addition to cabbage soup, you can also have one or two other low calorie foods, such as skim milk or leafy greens.

Can you just eat soup everyday? ›

What Experts Say. "The concept of eating soup to lose weight has spanned decades, but experts say an all-soup diet lacks nutrients and is not sustainable. They do agree it can be smart to eat vegetable-packed soups for some meals, though, as these are filling, nutrient-dense, and low in calories."

What are the top 10 soups in the world? ›

10 world soups you need to know
  • Borscht (Ukraine) ...
  • Ribollita (Italy) ...
  • Bouillabaisse (France) ...
  • Gazpacho (Spain) ...
  • Pho (Vietnam) ...
  • Tom Yam (Thailand) ...
  • Harira (Morocco) ...
  • Lohikeitto (Finland)
Jan 26, 2024

What is the most consumed soup? ›

Chicken noodle soup is the most popular, followed by tomato soup and Cream of Mushroom.

Who has the healthiest soup? ›

Amy's Organic Low Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup is one the healthiest canned soups because it's made with non-GMO, organic ingredients, is low in sodium, and is a great source of protein and fiber.


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