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20 Easy, Healthy Soup & Stew Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

September 2, 2019 (Updated on July 8, 2021)

Looking for crazy simple, easy, healthy and delicious soup and stew recipes to just throw in your crockpot?

Then you’re in the right place!

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

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Hey Feel Good Fam! Who’s is excited for soup season?

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.

I love soup so much, not just because it is easy to make, but also because it’s often loaded with veggies, protein, and so much goodness.

Last September I was inspired by one of my favorite designers Emily Henderson and on Insta @em_henderson who decided that September should officially be designated Souper September

Her approach to the month was simple: eat as much soup as possible for as many meals as possible.

So in honor of Emily, and in honor of my own love of soup, I pulled together my best, easiest, simple soup recipes that can all be made in the slow cooker.

These are basically throw and go kind of recipes, so no hard to find ingredients, or complicated instruction–just simple real and totally good.

You’ll find the soups organized by those that follow a Paleo style of eating, meaning they are grain-free dairy-free and gluten-free,

You’ll also find some vegetarian options in the mix.

Also know that every single recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

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.

I hope you’ll come up with your own version of Souper September, and thank you to Emily for leading the way

Now let’s make it happen–read on for simple easy soup and stew recipes to just throw into your crockpot!

Can I freeze 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 mason jars.

Here’s a step-by-step for how to freeze in mason jars.

20 Easy, Healthy Soup & Stew Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

Paleo, Whole30 & Grain-Free Soups and Stews

crockpot mini turkey meatball vegetable soup

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.

slow cooker chicken, kale, and sweet potato stew

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew 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!

sausage, cabbage & sweet potato stew (instant pot, crockpot, stove top)

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.

instant pot + slow cooker turmeric chicken no-noodle soup

Packed with chicken, veggies, and good-for-you turmeric, Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Turmeric Chicken No-Noodle Soup is warming, nourishing, and so delicious!

crockpot loaded mexican chicken soup

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!

crockpot sunshine lemon chicken chowder

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

instant pot + slow cooker chicken pot pie (gluten-free, dairy-free)

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

minestrone (whole30, no-beans)

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.

One-Pot Meal Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

slow cooker chicken, veggie, and quinoa stew

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

slow cooker chicken and chickpea stew

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

slow cooker chicken, black bean, and quinoa stew

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!

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

the best golden glow red lentil soup (instant pot, crockpot, stove top)

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.

golden glow butternut squash soup

Instant Pot Golden Glow Butternut Squash Soup is a super simple, easy fall recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.

crockpot creamy tomato soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)

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

slow cooker tuscan pumpkin soup

Rich, warming and creamy (without a drop of cream) Slow Cooker Tuscan Pumpkin Soup is an easy crockpot recipe that’s bound to become a weeknight staple.

slow cooker creamy potato corn chowder (dairy-free)

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.

slow cooker autumn minestrone soup

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.

slow cooker butternut squash, kale & quinoa stew

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

slow cooker sweet potato apple cider chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.

10-ingredient slow cooker vegetable and quinoa stew

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!

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