20+ Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes - Real Food Whole Life

20+ Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

September 2, 2019 (Updated on September 20, 2021)

pumpkin soup in a black slow cooker with fresh herbs on white background

If you’re looking for easy, healthy and delicious slow cooker soup recipes to just throw in your crockpot – you’re in the right place!

Read on for 20 recipes to make for a Souper September.

four slow cooker soup recipes shown in black crockpots with pink background

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there’s anything better than a big steamy bowl of cozy soup at the end of a long day.

Plus soups & stews are so easy to make and I love that they’re often loaded with veggies, protein, and so many good-for-you ingredients.

So in honor of my love of soup, I’m doing Souper September this year.

If you want to join me, I pulled together my best, easiest, simplest soup recipes.

Bonus: they can all be made in the slow cooker for the ultimate hands-off cooking!

nourishing slow cooker soups all in one place

You can find all these cozy, feel-good soups in our free 30-Days of Nourishing Soups guide. It’s free, so grab it below and get your soup on!

reasons you’ll love these healthy slow cooker soup recipes

  • These are basically throw and go kind of soup recipes in the slow cooker
  • No hard to find ingredients or complicated instructions
  • They make great leftovers that’ll last you for many meals throughout the week
  • In many cases there are also stovetop variations, plus instructions to make these recipes in an instant pot or pressure cooker. So even if you don’t have a slow cooker, you’re good to go!

can I freeze slow cooker soups & stews for later?

Yes! I love freezing leftover soups & stews for quick lunches and dinners on the go.

My favorite method is to freeze in individual servings in glass mason jars.

Every one of these recipes makes great freezer-friendly leftovers. This post has all my best tips for how to freeze anything in a mason jar.

muffins & side salads to serve with soup

browse these recipes by ingredient

To make it even easier to find a recipe that helps you use what you love or work with what you’ve got at home already, I’ve organized this list of healthy soups into sections by ingredient:

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You’ll also find some paleo, whole30, vegetarian and vegan options too – so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

I hope you’ll make these Easy Slow Cooker Soup recipes soon.

If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

Slow Cooker Soups with Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup is packed with protein and veggies and is so easy to make with a short list of simple ingredients. Your new paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, healthy go-to crockpot recipe!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning

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This homemade chicken soup can be made using an Instant Pot or slow cooker, depending on what you prefer! Either way, it comes out comforting, healthy, and so delicious. It is packed full of veggies and shredded chicken with a warming turmeric broth.

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, turmeric, olive oil and seasonings

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Simple to make and bursting with fresh summer flavors, Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup is perfect any time of year. A great recipe for all your farmer’s market finds, and paleo and Whole30 friendly, too!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, zucchini, tomato sauce, leafy greens, onion, chili powder, cumin and other seasonings

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Light, healthy, and bursting with flavor, Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder makes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), baby potatoes, celery, cauliflower, onion, chicken stock, coconut milk, lemon juice, turmeric and other seasonings

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Super easy to prepare, Slow Cooker Chicken, Black Bean, and Quinoa Stew is full of hearty, nourishing ingredients and will be a hit with the entire family. The perfect healthy dinner recipe in a hurry!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), canned black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes & green chilis, quinoa, chicken stock, carrots, onion, lime juice, cumin and other seasonings

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Packed with chicken and vegetables, Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) is made with real food ingredients and tastes amazing!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, frozen peas, coconut milk, bay leaf and other seasonings

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Packed with protein and veggies, this hearty Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew is easy to throw together and makes the perfect one-pot meal. Includes directions for making in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings

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This simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew is healthy, hearty and so delicious!

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, quinoa, zucchini, corn, garlic, onion, carrots, chickpeas, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a hearty meal in a bowl, full of chicken, chickpeas, veggies, and subtle Moroccan flavors.

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), chickpeas, stock, onion, carrot, garlic, diced tomatoes, spinach, dried apricots, lemon juice and other spices

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Slow Cooker Soups with Turkey

Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is hearty one-pot meal that’s packed with the good stuff. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 recipe your family will love.

Ingredients: ground turkey (or ground beef), onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, stock, spinach, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Slow Cooker Soups with Beef

Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew is a super-simple, ultra comforting one-pot meal that comes together in a matter of minutes. A cozy, delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot, Crockpot or stove top.

Ingredients: polish beef sausage, stock, sweet potato, purple cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar

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Instant Pot Minestrone (Whole30, No-Beans) is packed with protein and veggies and makes for the perfect, hearty, one-pot meal. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 friendly recipe.

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, carrot, zucchini, green beans, kale, sweet potato, stock, diced tomatoes, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Vegetable Soups

The Best Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup is an easy one-pot meal that’s bursting with nourishment. Simple to make in the Instant Pot, Crockpot, or stovetop, you’re going to love this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices

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Made with butternut squash, apple, carrots, cinnamon, turmeric, and coconut milk, this recipe for crockpot butternut squash soup with apple is easy to prepare, and full of healthy, nourishing flavor!

Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, diary-free recipe!

Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices

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This pumpkin soup recipe is so easy to prepare! Just throw the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it do its thing. Made with a mix of canned pumpkin, fresh herbs, and coconut milk, this soup is perfectly rich, creamy and so nourishing.

Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, stock, tomato sauce, coconut milk, onion, garlic, herbs & seasonings

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Rich, sweet and comforting, Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free) is super simple to throw together and is oh-so-creamy without the cream! And, since you can use fresh sweet corn or frozen, this easy dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite any season of the year.

Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices

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This nourishing Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup is a satisfying twist on a classic. Perfectly satisfying for lunch or dinner, it freezes well and is naturally vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices

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A simple and delicious plant-based meal, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew is hearty, nourishing and packed with all the good stuff.

Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings

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Simple ingredients come together in this easy, warming meal in a bowl. Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Chowder is simple to make, dairy-free, gluten-free, and tastes amazing!

Ingredients: russet potatoes, onion, stock, raw cashews, nutritional yeast and other seasonings

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10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew is a hearty, vegetarian meal that’s easy to make and completely satisfying. Warm, nourishing, and so simple, you’ll want to make this stew for dinner tonight!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock

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20+ Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Yield 4 -6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins

Slow Cooker Golden Glow Butternut Squash Soup is a super simple crockpot recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners. Plus 20+ more easy slow cooker soup recipes I know you'll love!


  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • 2 cups chopped apple such as Honeycrisp
  • 6 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 quart chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk from a can
  • For serving: fresh sage toasted pumpkin seeds, freshly ground pepper, Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas (optional)


Instant Pot Variation:

  • Add the onion, carrot, apple, butternut squash, garlic, salt, turmeric, cinnamon and stock to a 6-quart pressure cooker.
  • Secure the lid, select the manual setting, and set it to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When the pressure cooker timer is done, quick release the pressure.
  • Uncover and add the coconut milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until very smooth. Alternatively, working in batches, carefully ladle the soup into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Taste and add additional salt if desired. Serve with any toppings you like.

Slow Cooker Variation:

  • Follow step 1, but use a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6, or until all the veggies are tender.
  • Proceed with steps 4-5.

Stovetop Variation:

  • Follow step 1, but use a large Dutch oven or pot.
  • Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the veggies are tender, about 25-35 minutes.
  • Proceed with steps 4-5.


Soup not enough to fill up your family? Top with cooked sausage (we like apple chicken) or Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas to bump up the protein, and add some bread or a quesadilla on the side for dipping.
This soup freezes beautiful. Here are my simplified tips for freezing.
Have fun with the toppings for this one. I’ve provided some options in the recipe, but feel free to use your taste and what you have on hand as a guide.
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