Retro Bowl For The Soul


Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I love a delicious bowl of soup. What I love most about this is that good soup doesn’t have to be complicated, but the world of soup recipes can seem overwhelming. That’s why I’ve created this beginner’s guide to some of my favorite soups: Chicken Noodle Soup, Potato Soup, Lentil Soup and more! These are simple recipes that are easy to make, can be frozen for later use and taste amazing as leftovers. The great thing about these recipes is that they only take an hour or so from start to finish so you could even make them during your lunch break.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic dish that’s as comforting as it gets. And it doesn’t have to be complicated to make!


  • 1 whole chicken (3-5 pounds)

Use whatever part of the chicken you like. We prefer thighs because they’re flavorful, but breasts or drumsticks are fine too. You can even use the whole bird if you want to add flavor throughout the soup, or if you’re serving it with other dishes that need some meat on their bones.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is a healthy vegetable and cheddar cheese is a great source of calcium. This soup is a great way to get your kids to eat broccoli and cheddar cheese.* Serve it with some crackers or pieces of bread for dipping.* This is also a great recipe for adults who love comfort food.

Potato Soup

If you are tired of eating the same old chicken soup for every cold, consider giving this potato soup recipe a try. It’s super easy to make and can be made with ingredients that are already in your kitchen. Potatoes are also a good source of protein and fiber which will help keep your digestive system healthy.

Potatoes contain:

Vitamin C – helps boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body

Vitamin B6 – improves brain function by helping convert food into energy

Vitamin B5 – helps produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body

Lentil Soup

In a bowl, you can pack in a lot of nutrients. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber, which makes this soup a perfect winter meal. Iron, folate and phosphorus are also found in lentils.

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

This recipe is really easy to make, and it’s a great way to use up leftover ham. It takes only about 30 minutes start to finish. If you don’t have any ham on hand, use smoked turkey instead. If you want to add more veggies than what the recipe calls for, go ahead! Whatever makes your soup taste good will work just fine in this recipe. You can also add some diced potatoes or sweet potatoes along with your green beans if you want an extra boost of nutrition!

Black Bean Soup

Black beans are a great source of protein, fiber and iron. They contain over 14% of your daily recommended amount of iron, which helps keep you energized. The fiber in black beans also helps to keep you feeling full for longer periods of time.

Black beans are rich in magnesium, which can help lower blood pressure as well as reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering cholesterol levels. Black bean soup is an excellent way to incorporate more magnesium into your diet!

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna soup is a delicious twist on the classic Italian dish. While it may seem like an unconventional way to serve lasagna, this soup is hearty and sure to warm you from the inside out. Lasagna soup can be made in a slow cooker, pressure cooker and even in a rice cooker!

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


1 pound ground beef or turkey

2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)

1 garlic clove minced (optional)

8 ounces mushrooms sliced (about 4 cups)

1 jar pasta sauce (24 ounces)

1 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

Shredded cheese for garnish (optional)

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is a classic, but it can be difficult to achieve in the American home kitchen. However, with the help of a slow cooker or crock pot, you can make this delicious dish in no time! Here’s how:

  • Start by slicing up your onions into thin pieces and adding them to a large stockpot. Melt some butter over medium-heat on the stovetop and sautee until they turn golden brown (about 20 minutes). Then add broth and let simmer for another hour or so until it thickens slightly. Add salt and pepper to taste at this point too if you’d like!
  • After your soup has simmered for an hour, strain out any excess liquids from the bottom using cheesecloth (which will also remove most of those pesky little onion particles). Stir in sour cream until fully mixed together – voila! French Onion Soup that tastes just as good as any restaurant version without all those pesky calories or preservatives! You’re welcome 🙂

Making homemade soup is a great way to make a meal that is healthy, tasty and filling.

Making homemade soup is a great way to make a meal that is healthy, tasty and filling. It is easy to make, and you can make it in a variety of ways. A few examples of soups are vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, beef stew, minestrone and chili con carne.


All in all, soup is a great way to make a meal that is healthy, tasty and filling. It’s perfect for cold winter days when you want something hearty but don’t have much time to cook. The best part about soups is that they are very easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their dietary preferences or restrictions. They also keep well so you can always have some on hand for whenever you need it most!

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