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Slow Cooker Soup Recipes for Cold Days

Fall is CrockPot season – that time of year when slow cookers come out of hiding and are put back to work for the winter. It’s also soup season – when a warm bowl of something steamy hits the spot. If you can make that soup in your slow cooker and let it simmer all day, all the better. Here are some great soup recipes that can easily be made in the slow cooker – and how to adapt your own favourite recipes.

Fortunately, soup recipes are the most lax of any I know – you can generally wing it when you make a pot of soup, adding meat, veg, stock, anything you like – and simmering until it’s done. So most soups can be easily made in a slow cooker. Most of these recipes don’t call for slow cooking, but you can treat your slow cooker as the pot on the stove, and cook them on low for 4-8 hours. Pureed soups like potato-leek and butternut squash work particularly well, as you don’t have to worry about overcooking the vegetables. If you have a hand-held immersion blender, puree the soup right in the slow cooker! (If you don’t have one, it’s worth adding to your Christmas list!)

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  • Sweet Potato and Yellow Split Pea Soup 1 of 11
    Sweet Potato and Yellow Split Pea Soup
    Yellow split peas go perfectly with sweet potatoes, adding fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to this smooth, sippable soup.
    Get the recipe from Sweet Potato Chronicles!
  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup 2 of 11
    Loaded Baked Potato Soup
    Potato soup is nice, but loaded baked potato soup is divine - pile on the bacon, cheese, green onions - anything you love on baked potatoes.
    Get the recipe from Cheeky Kitchen!
  • Cozy Chili-Bean Soup 3 of 11
    Cozy Chili-Bean Soup
    Filled with veggies, red kidney beans and plenty of spicy (yet mellow enough for the whole family) chili pepper flavours, this is Kathy's go-to family dinner. It'll warm you up!
    Get the recipe from the Family Kitchen!
  • Vegan Black Bean Soup 4 of 11
    Vegan Black Bean Soup
    This divine soup is made using dry beans in the slow cooker just tossed in with plenty of liquid without the need to pre soak them. Try adding ham, sausage - everything goes well with black beans!
    Get the recipe from the Family Kitchen!
  • Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup 5 of 11
    Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
    Does it get more deliciously comforting than this? Cauliflower makes a fantastic, mellow soup - similar to potato, but not as starchy. I love the addition of roasted garlic and maple!
    Get the recipe from Food for My Family!
  • African Curried Chickpea Soup 6 of 11
    African Curried Chickpea Soup
    This recipe is interesting - like a curry, only soupier, and made with chickpeas, like a chana masala. Try using dry chickpeas if you like - add an extra cup or two of stock or water as they'll absorb more moisture than canned chickpeas.
    Get the recipe from Dinner with Julie!
  • Pumpkin Curry Soup 7 of 11
    Pumpkin Curry Soup
    As Jaime puts it, those cans of pumpkin puree just beg to be cooked into a soup. Why limit yourself to butternut squash? Opening a can of pumpkin is far easier!
    Get the recipe from Sophistimom!
  • Cream of Potato-Leek Soup 8 of 11
    Cream of Potato-Leek Soup
    Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need to get this soup simmering. Then it just needs to be pureed - if you like, add a splash of cream, too.
    Get the recipe from Simple Bites!
  • Butternut Squash & Apple Soup 9 of 11
    Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
    It doesn't get more seasonal than butternut squash and apple soup. This is a classic - do it in your slow cooker, then puree. Simple! Photo: Katie of Good Life Eats
    Get the recipe from Simple Bites!
  • Potato Leek Soup 10 of 11
    Potato Leek Soup
    Potato leek soup is a winter staple, a simple and delicious blend of leeks and potatoes. Try filling your mug with sippable soup instead of coffee for an afternoon pick me up.
    Get the recipe from Food for My Family!
  • Roasted Tomato Soup 11 of 11
    Roasted Tomato Soup
    Homemade tomato soup is infinitely better than canned - and perfect for simmering all afternoon in your slow cooker!
    Get the recipe from Patent and the Pantry!

 

Check out our 10 dinner recipes for the slow cooker!

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