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    The 35+ BEST High Protein Soups

    We are big fans of soup in this family. It’s such an easy way to get a lot of veggies and health into your diet without too much effort. And of course, doesn’t make too much mess!

    However, do you ever get the feeling that you’re going to be hungry again in an hour?

    Well, that is where these high protein soups come in. There is something for everyone in this awesome selection. So whether you’re a card-carrying member of the carnivore club, a committed vegetarian or a spice head, you’re going to be very pleased and pleasingly full too.

    Collage of four high protein soups.

    High Protein Soup Recipes:

    1. Meaty Cabbage Soup

    This soup is pure magic and it’s ready with minimal effort.

    This delicious, meaty cabbage soup is the ideal one-pot dinner. Packed with protein and nutritious veggies, it’ll come out perfectly every time whether you cook it in the crockpot, Instant Pot®, or on the stove.

    Get the Recipe: Meaty Cabbage Soup

    2. Jambalaya Soup

    If you’re up for some bold and complex flavors, definitely try out our jambalaya soup!

    This tasty soup is packed with Creole seasoning, meats, and veggies all making it so good that you will get addicted to the flavors.

    You can whip this up on the stove, in the slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot®, so feel free to choose any method.

    Get the Recipe: Jambalaya Soup

    3. Taco Soup

    If you’re into tacos and want a simple, one-pot wonder, give our taco soup a go. It’s flavorful, bold, and totally irresistible!

    It’s a super simple and speedy one-pot meal for any day!

    Get the Recipe: Taco Soup

    4. Portuguese Bean Soup

    Portuguese bean soup isn’t actually from Portugal, it’s a cozy and satisfying soup from Hawaii!

    With smoked ham hocks, macaroni, kidney beans, veggies, and Portuguese sausage, this bowl is full of flavor – it is absolutely worth a try.

    Get the Recipe: Portuguese Bean Soup

    5. Birria Ramen

    Birria ramen is a cool fusion dish with ramen noodles soaked in flavorful consommé and topped with delicious Mexican stewed beef.

    It’s like when your top comfort foods team up and create something even more magical!

    It has amazing and vibrant flavors with every spoonful.

    Get the Recipe: Birria Ramen

    6. Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef & Vegetable Soup)

    Introduce this classic caldo de res aka Mexican beef & vegetable soup to your loved ones and sit back and watch as everyone gets hooked.

    It’s all about the tender beef cooked for hours in a delicious bone broth with colorful veggies. Make sure you serve it in your largest bowl – you’ll need it to fit everything in! Enjoy.

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Res

    7. Meatball Minestrone Soup

    Give our meatball minestrone soup a go tonight and see how easy it is to elevate your favorite soup into something truly special.

    Packed with veggies, beans, and pasta in a tasty tomato broth. Your family will love this new take on your favorite Italian soup.

    Get the Recipe: Meatball Minestrone Soup

    8. Asopao de Camarones (Shrimp and Rice Soup)

    Asopao de camarones or shrimp and rice soup… What a delicious explosion of flavor! This soup is thick and hearty, almost stew-like actually.

    You’re going to adore this dish packed with the Latin flavors of adobo, sofrito, and sazon – the trio that captures the essence of classic Puerto Rican cuisine. Do try this version, you won’t regret it.

    Get the Recipe: Asopao de Camarones

    9. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Spice up your go-to comfort meal with a twist – try whipping up this chicken meatball noodle soup. It’s got all the flavors you adore, plus an extra touch of fun!

    Great for when it starts getting chilly. The whole family will enjoy slurping down this delicious soup!

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    10. Hungarian Goulash

    You’re in for a treat with this Hungarian goulash, it’s a flavor like nothing you’ve ever tasted before! A true homage to sweet paprika.

    Give these awesome flavors a shot and whip up this international gem from the comfort of your own home.

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

    11. Italian Sausage Soup

    This simple Italian sausage soup with white beans and veggies is like a warm hug on cold nights, but why not relish it all year round?

    This soup is quick and simple to make and the flavors blend perfectly.

    Get the Recipe: Italian Sausage Soup

    12. Harira (Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup)

    Have you ever had Harira? If not, get ready for a culinary explosion straight out of North Africa! Harira is a classic Moroccan soup packed with delicious flavors and textures.

    With its rich heritage, it’s also a great comfort meal for breaking fast during Ramadan.

    Get the Recipe: Harira

    13. Egg Roll Soup

    This egg roll soup is like your go-to egg roll, but all souped up and cozy. When you’re craving that Asian appetizer favorite without the wrapping and frying, this is your healthy egg roll solution.

    It’s ready in under 30 minutes, you can customize it with any ground meat on hand, and enjoy it with your whole family, kids included.

    This soup will be a great option for your busy weeknights.

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup

    14. Ya-Ka-Mein (New Orleans’ Ol’ Sober)

    Never heard of ya-ka-mein? You’re not alone! It’s one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets.

    Ya-ka-mein is like a mix of Creole and Asian soup noodles – not quite pho, not quite ramen, but definitely not your average soup.

    It’s a bowl full of warmth and bold flavors, and a unique meal experience to boot, so do try this soon.

    Get the Recipe: Yakamein

    15. Creamy Tuscan Soup

    This creamy Tuscan soup is like the coziest bowl ever! Packed with hearty sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and kale in a super flavorful creamy broth. It’s seriously delicious!

    Plus, it’s a breeze to make and can be on your table in just 30 minutes. You really dont want to miss out on this amazing recipe.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Tuscan Soup

    16. Sausage Gnocchi Soup

    You’ll be hooked on this sausage gnocchi soup thanks to its amazing flavor combo.

    The tasty Italian sausage sets the perfect tone to kick things off, and adding pillowy gnocchi brings a nice textural mix, making every bite a tender delight.

    The best part, it’s super versatile and easy to make at home. Perfect for those ‘chill’ evenings when you need some comfort food.

    Get the Recipe: Sausage Gnocchi Soup

    17. Asopao de Pollo (Chicken & Rice Stew)

    Check out our asopao de pollo! It’s a comforting stew with tender chicken, rice, and veggies – a traditional Caribbean dish that’s just perfect for chilly days.

    It’s the perfect dish to cozy up with, you’ll absolutely adore it.

    Get the Recipe: Asopao de Pollo

    18. Miso Ramen

    Enhance your regular ramen bowl skills with our delicious miso ramen with chicken katsu recipe!

    Simply snuggle up with a big bowl of ramen featuring a super tasty broth and topped with crispy chicken katsu. It’s the ultimate comfort food and is packed with flavors that you’ll crave all Winter long.

    Get the Recipe: Miso Ramen

    19. Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli)

    Pasta e fagioli, also known as pasta fazool in many Italian-American neighborhoods, is a timeless soup that’ll warm your soul!

    It’s an easy, customizable, and wallet-friendly dish packed with amazing flavors that the whole family will love.

    Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli

    20. Creamy Tortellini Soup

    This creamy tortellini soup is truly delicious. With flavors from Italian sausage and sundried tomato pesto, you’ll definitely want seconds of this one!

    You’ve to give it a shot to savor these amazing flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Tortellini Soup

    21. Ham Bone Soup

    This ham bone soup is a great way to use up your holiday ham leftovers.

    You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the flavor after you have simmered that ham bone with some classic soup ingredients and some leftover ham.

    This recipe has a slow cooker and Instant Pot® method included, so choose your weapon and try this delicious Winter warmer.

    Get the Recipe: Ham Bone Soup

    22. Korean Style Ground Pork Soup

    This Korean-influenced ground pork soup comes together quickly for a comforting meal.

    Packed with delicious Asian flavors such as seasoned ground pork, aromatic spices, and a hint of heat from gochujang chili paste, it is then balanced out by a creamy coconut milk broth.

    There is more though! With bok choy and those irresistible Korean marinated eggs, also known as mayak eggs, this bowl is absolutely stunning.

    Get the Recipe: Korean Style Ground Pork Soup

    23. Zuppa Toscana

    This cozy and delicious soup is inspired by Olive Garden’s® famous recipe. But let’s just say – this homemade version totally outshines the original!

    So if you feeling those chilly winter vibes or craving a comforting dish, then this zuppa Toscana is a must-try.

    Get the Recipe: Zuppa Toscana

    24. Tuscan White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

    Tuscan white bean soup is perfect for all bread lovers seeking a cozy bowl of comfort. This hearty rustic soup, also known as ribollita locally, has been a staple in peasant’s kitchens across Tuscany for centuries.

    It’s a thick, rich, stew-like soup that features simple white beans, seasonal Fall and Winter veggies, and layers of slightly stale bread. Top it off with plenty of extra virgin olive oil and simply devour.

    Get the Recipe: Ribollita

    25. Finnish Salmon Soup (Lohikeitto)

    Finnish salmon soup is the perfect recipe for the Fall season. It’s super cozy, comforting, and incredibly delicious!

    This creamy soup is just pure culinary bliss, and the best part is that it is super simple.

    Get the Recipe: Lohikeitto

    26. Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)

    This caldo de pollo, also known as Mexican chicken soup, is packed with simple flavors and tons of fresh veggies. Perfect for any time of the year!

    You don’t need fancy stuff, no crazy spices, and no tricky method. Just a regular soup pot and plenty of patience whilst you wait! Delicious and that’s all there is to it.

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

    27. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup

    This creamy lemon chicken soup is going to be a hit! Something magical happens with a squeeze of lemon, a touch of butter, cheese, cream, and of course, loads of spinach to make it super tasty!

    Give our signature creamy soup a shot if you’re looking to mix things up this soup season. Trust us, you will want to add this recipe to your favourites.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup

    28. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

    This albondigas soup is super tasty, like comfort in a bowl. Picture big meatballs in a flavorful tomato broth, loaded with tons of veggies!

    Try this Mexican soup out, you’ll be amazed at how something so light and refreshing can be packed with such incredible flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup

    29. Italian Wedding Soup

    This Italian wedding soup recipe is seriously the bomb! You’ve got hearty meatballs, tender pasta, and a bunch of fresh veggies all mingling in a simple yet super tasty broth.

    This recipe hits balance of a light pasta soup that’s also super satisfying. Just give it a try!

    Get the Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

    30. Spicy Ramen

    Ready to spice up your taste buds and comfort your soul? Meet this amazing spicy ramen recipe, it’s not just a bowl of noodles, it’s an experience!

    A mixture of spicy, umami and savory flavors, with a hint of sweetness – all come together in a perfect blend that’ll make you go “Wow!”

    Get the Recipe: Spicy Ramen

    31. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)

    Ready for a super slurp-worthy bowl? Laksa is a popular noodle soup from Southeast Asia, and it will quickly become a favorite!

    It’s cozy and spicy, made with a coconut milk base and loads of fun add-ins. Plus, whipping up a restaurant-quality laksa at home is simpler than you think.

    All you need are a couple of special ingredients and you’re good to go.

    Get the Recipe: Laksa

    32. Pizza Soup

    This super simple pizza soup recipe gives you all those pizza flavors you love, just in a warm and cozy soup bowl!

    You’ve to try this recipe as it’s just too delicious. It’s hearty, it’s packed with flavor, and it’s a total crowd-pleaser.

    Get the Recipe: Pizza Soup

    33. Bahamian Boiled Fish

    How about digging into a tasty bowl of seafood goodness? Don’t be fooled by the name, this Bahamian classic is far from bland!

    You’ve got hearty fish, tangy lime, and a spicy kick in this delicious island dish. Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe: Bahamian Boiled Fish

    34. Chicken Pastina Soup (Chicken and Stars)

    This simple chicken pastina soup recipe is perfect for a cool Fall day. It’s light yet satisfying, giving a fun twist to your regular chicken noodle soup.

    With a clear broth flavored with herbs and aromatic veggies, this comforting bowl of chicken and stars will bring back fond childhood memories.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Pastina Soup

    35. Picadillo Soup

    Picadillo Soup! A delicious and very unique twist on the traditional Picadillo, transforming it into a hearty and warming soup!

    Picadillo, a classic dish in Latin American cuisine, is made with ground beef and a variety of vegetables, known for its savory and delicious flavors.

    This soup version elevates the traditional Picadillo by incorporating a rich broth and more veggies, making it a more substantial and spoon-worthy version of the classic.

    Get the Recipe: Picadillo Soup

    36. Split Pea Soup

    This easy Split Pea Soup is hearty, flavorful, and the absolute perfect meal for chilly winter nights.

    Cook it in a slow cooker (as we are doing today), on stovetop, or in an Instant Pot. It’s a surefire hit every time.

    Get the Recipe: Split Pea Soup

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    • 1 meaty ham bone
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 stalks celery, diced
    • 3 medium carrots, diced
    • 14oz dried split peas, rinsed and sorted
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
    • ½-1 tsp crushed red pepper
    • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth


    1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Mix to combine well.
    2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours, or until peas are fully cooked. (see note 3)
    3. Carefully remove the ham bone from the slow cooker and place it on a large cutting board. Remove all meat from the bone. Return the meat to the slow cooker. Mix well.
    4. Serve immediately.

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