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10 Comforting Slow Cooker Soups

No more flipping through your recipe book! These new slow cooker soup recipes will inspire you to try something different.

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Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

“This colourful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavours from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicoloured pasta in place of the spirals.” —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Get the recipe for Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone.

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Sausage Pumpkin Soup

Here, autumn spices complement pumpkin and sausage for a unique and comforting soup. Maple syrup imparts just the right amount of sweetness.

Get the recipe for Sausage Pumpkin Soup.

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Mexican-Inspired Chicken Soup

“This zesty chicken taco soup is loaded with corn and black beans in a mildly spicy red broth. As a busy mom of three young children, I’m always looking for dinner recipes that can be prepared in the morning. The kids love the taste of this easy soup.” —Marlene Kane, Lainesburg, Michigan

Get the recipe for Mexican-Inspired Chicken Soup.

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Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup

“I adapted a pork and squash stew recipe, using tomatoes and southwestern-style seasonings. My husband and sons loved it, and the leftovers were even better the next day! Try it with fresh corn muffins.” —Molly Newman, Portland, Oregon

Get the recipe for Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup.

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Tomato Beef Barley Soup

“When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something delicious. My sons really liked barley soup from a can, so I decided to try making it myself. My boys are now young adults, and this is one of the first things they ask me to make when they come to visit.” —Karla Johnson, Winter Haven, Florida

Get the recipe for Tomato Beef Barley Soup.

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Holy Moly Potato Soup

“This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but it’d be lovely for family get-togethers or the holidays! Crushed red pepper flakes really turn up the heat.” —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois

Get the recipe for Holy Moly Potato Soup.

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Mango & Coconut Chicken Soup

“I love preparing dinner in a slow cooker because it’s ‘carefree cooking.’ This chicken dish uses ingredients that I love, such as coconut milk, edamame and fresh ginger.” —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Get the recipe for Mango & Coconut Chicken Soup.

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Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

“A couple of nights a week our family ends up eating in shifts because everyone is going every which way, all at the same time. Having a hearty soup simmering in the slow cooker is an easy way to give them all a warm meal.” —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

Get the recipe for Spaghetti & Meatball Soup.

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English Pub Split Pea Soup

“This family favourite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of the slow cooker, I can spend 15 minutes putting it together, walk away for five hours, and come back to “soup’s on.” Finish it with more milk if you like your soup a bit thinner.” —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Get the recipe for English Pub Split Pea Soup.

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Potato and Leek Soup

“Full of veggies and smoky bacon, with just a little tanginess from sour cream, bowls of this comforting soup taste just as terrific with sandwiches as they do with crackers.” —Melanie Wooden, Reno, Nevada

Get the recipe for Potato and Leek Soup.

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Vegan Cabbage Soup

Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned beans, such as cannellini or navy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Vegan Cabbage Soup.

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