19 Popular American Soups Your Family will Love!

These yummy American soups will definitely make your taste buds happy and fulfill your cravings!

When you think of American food, you probably think of things like apple pie, burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes, right? But don’t forget about soup!

From chicken tortilla soup to knoephla soup (dumpling soup) to taco soup to crab soup to beef soup to cheeseburger soup to strawberry soup to peanut soup to avocado soup… the list goes on and on!

American Soup Recipes

Soup is a classic dish that is enjoyed in different ways around the world, but one thing that remains the same is that you need a spoon to enjoy it.

Most soups are packed with all sorts of ingredients like meat, veggies, pasta, rice, and noodles, all swimming in a tasty broth or thick liquid.

There are plenty of American soups that you’re probably familiar with, like gumbo and New England clam chowder, but there are plenty of other options to try.

Whether you’re into spicy chilis or smooth pumpkin soup, there are so many delicious flavors to warm you up and make you happy.

Popular american soups

19. Keto Roasted Creamy Pumpkin Soup for Your Family and Friends

I made this awesome roasted pumpkin soup that’s totally gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo, and keto-friendly. Super easy to make and really good for you, it’s perfect as a starter or main dish.

I recently cooked up some roasted pumpkin and cherry tomatoes that turned out amazing. I served it as a side dish for a get-together with my family and friends. I purposely roasted extra pumpkin because I wanted to make a yummy soup for me and the kids.

The recipe is really simple. While roasting the pumpkin takes a bit of time, the rest of the steps only take around 10 to 15 minutes. Roasting the pumpkin really brings out the soup’s flavors and shows off the natural sweetness of the pumpkin.

The soup ends up being so creamy and delicious.

Keto Roasted Pumpkin Soup 
Healthy american soup

18. Vegan Carrots Ginger Soup for Kids and Adults

When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a nice hot bowl of soup for comfort. That’s just one of the awesome things about soup.

And, soup can be a whole meal in itself.

If you’re trying to watch your weight, soup is a great option: it fills you up, helps you eat less, and can help with managing your weight. Some nutritionists recommend having soup with some bread (rye bread is best) and cheese for dinner.

Soup is also super important for kids’ diets. It’s a great way to get in those veggies, vitamins, and minerals at the start of a meal. Plus, you can save leftovers in the fridge or freeze them for later. In my house, we always start our meals with soup.

If you want to avoid soups with potatoes, try using cauliflower instead.

17. Super Easy Keto Creamy Broccoli Soup

Man, this broccoli soup is so good! And get this – it’s keto, paleo, and whole30 approved. Healthy and delicious, what more could you want? And the best part? It’s super easy to make, ready in just 30 minutes.

I’ve had such a busy week, barely had time to blog. But in the midst of the chaos, I managed to whip up this amazing broccoli soup. It’s perfect for winter, quick and comforting – exactly what I needed.

Whether you like your soup hot or cold, this one’s a winner. It’s so tasty and good for you, you can’t go wrong.

I have a soft spot for broccoli soup. I love broccoli, so it’s no surprise that I’m a fan of this soup too. My whole family loves it, it’s a hit whenever we have a potluck or family dinner. Trust me, you’ll want to make a big batch so you have leftovers!

Keto Creamy Broccoli Soup 

16. Paula Deen’s Yummy Taco Soup

What if we made a soup that has all the yummy taco flavors we love – like ground beef, chilis, black olives, taco seasoning, jalapeños, and cheese?

Tacos are delicious, but sometimes they can be a hassle to make for the whole family. This soup packs all those tasty flavors into one simple meal.

I usually enjoy a cup of this soup with a chicken and cheese quesadilla, or go for a bigger bowl with a side of spicy cornbread. Sounds like a perfect meal to me!

Paula Deen’s Taco Soup

15. Old-Fashioned Beef Stew with Big Chunks of Veggies

I love me some beef stew in the fall. It’s super filling and flavorful, and all you gotta do is chop up some veggies and brown the meat.

I prefer my stew to be thick and loaded with big chunks of veggies. This way, they stay nice and firm instead of getting all mushy when you mix it all together.

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

14. Anaheim Chicken Tortilla Soup with with Jalapenos and Cayenne

Add some kick to your menu with my go-to Anaheim pepper recipe. These peppers, along with jalapenos and cayenne, bring some heat to this delicious tortilla soup.

Anaheim Chicken Tortilla Soup

13. Make Traditional New England Clam Chowder

So, I got off the cruise with an awesome gift…the recipe for this amazing chowder! It’s a classic soup that never goes out of style.

Traditional New England Clam Chowder

12. Shrimp Bisque – Seafood Soup Recipe

This seafood soup is a classic dish that comes from Louisiana’s Cajun culture. It’s made with big prawns, a mix of fish stock and prawn-based stock, milk, bell peppers, green onions, onions, flour, cream, alcohol, spicy sauce, and a variety of spices.

To make it, the prawns are gently cooked in the stock until it reduces. At the same time, milk, bell peppers, green onions, and onions are cooked together, mixed with flour, cream, alcohol, and combined until thick.

Then the cooked prawns are added to the mixture, heated through, and served with sliced green onions or herbs on top.

For the best experience, enjoy this tasty seafood soup with a side of French bread to soak up every last bit.

Shrimp Bisque Recipe

11. Yaka Mein – Best of Traditional Noodle American Soups!

Yaka mein is basically like a secret treasure in the food scene of New Orleans. It’s this tasty soup made with slow-cooked beef, a flavorful broth, noodles, and topped with stuff like eggs and scallions.

To kick it up a notch, people sometimes add things like chili powder, Tabasco, sriracha, or Creole spices to the mix. They say it’s a great cure for hangovers, which is why they call it “Old Sober.”

Even though it’s a hit with the locals, not many folks outside of New Orleans know about this delicious dish.

Yaka Mein - Traditional Noodle Soup Recipe From New Orleans

10. Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Soup

This vegan soup is so tasty and has a great smoky flavor, you might think it’s loaded with smoked ham after just one bite!

I couldn’t find canned black-eyed peas, so I went with dried ones instead. Just rinse them and let them soak in cold water overnight.

Or if you’re short on time, you can boil the peas and let them sit covered for about an hour as a quicker option.

Black-Eyed Pea Soup 

9. Tasty Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is the bomb on those cold, dreary days when you need a quick pick-me-up.

If you’ve got some leftover rotisserie chicken, you can whip up a tasty batch in no time at all.

To save even more time, just throw in some frozen veggies.

No rotisserie chicken? No worries! Just plop in a couple of chicken breasts and let them simmer in the broth. Whip up this soup and dig in!

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup 

8. Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup

Once you see how easy this recipe is, you won’t ever go back to buying canned cream of mushroom soup from the store!

One cool thing about this recipe is that you can switch it up however you want. You can go with basic brown mushrooms (cheaper) or get adventurous with different types of mushrooms.

Maitake mushrooms are super flavorful, so you only need a little bit to make a big impact.
Another fun option is to grab a mix of dried mushrooms in a bag for a whole range of flavors and textures.

Cream of Mushroom Soup 

7. Great Northern White Bean Soup

Awesome Northern beans look a lot like cannellini or navy beans and are just a type of white bean.

It’s said that they got their name from North Dakota, and they can be swapped in for other beans in a bunch of recipes.

They have a subtle taste that adds a nice, light nutty touch to the soup.

This soup is full of veggies, totally vegan, and still satisfying without any meat. But if you want, go ahead and toss some meat in there.

Great Northern Bean Soup 

6. Traditional Brunswick Stew With Pork, Chicken and BBQ Sauce

According to my quick online search, both Brunswick, Georgia, and Brunswick County, Virginia, really believe that they’re the ones who came up with this tasty soup.

I can’t say for sure who’s right, but it’s pretty clear that this soup has its roots in the South.
It’s kind of like chili, with corn, tomatoes, and BBQ sauce, but instead of ground meat and beans, it’s got shredded pork and chicken.

And when you throw in some sweet potatoes, it not only adds some color but also a hint of sweetness that goes perfectly with the BBQ sauce.

Traditional Brunswick Stew With Pork and Chicken 

5. Kansas City Steak Soup – Popular American Soup

Remember that Plaza 3 restaurant in Kansas City that used to be a hit? Well, they made this thick, hearty dish that’s more like a stew than a soup.

Just don’t forget to throw in those must-have soup veggies – carrots, onions, and celery – and a whole bag of frozen veggies to make it look and taste even better.

And if you want that meat to be super tender, make sure to let the soup cook on low heat for a few hours.

Kansas City Steak Soup 

4. Homemade Tomato Soup with Red Peppers and Carrots

Want to make a killer tomato soup? Throw some tomatoes, onions, and garlic on a baking tray and roast them until they’re juicy and packed with flavor.

Since tomatoes can be a bit tangy, adding some cream at the end can mellow out the taste.

For an even more delicious soup, try roasting red peppers and carrots too. It’ll make for a well-rounded dish that everyone will love.

Homemade Tomato Soup 

3. Saimin – Hawaii’s Noodle Chicken Soup

Just like ramen, this soup has a base of chicken broth and lots of noodles.
You can’t miss the striking pink spiral on top.

It’s called kamaboko, a Japanese fish cake made from seafood, usually found at an Asian grocery store nearby.

This dish also includes Spam, a favorite ingredient in Hawaii.

But if you’re not a fan of Spam, you can easily switch it out with some shredded pork or chicken.

Saimin – Hawaii’s Noodle Soup 

2. Vegan Corn Chowder – Corn and Potato Soup

I’m a huge fan of corn chowder and usually make it with a lot of heavy cream.
But lately, I’ve been trying to eat more vegan food, so I thought I’d give this recipe a shot.
The big change in this recipe is the milk alternative.

It recommends using light coconut milk, which made me a little nervous for two reasons.
First, I didn’t want my chowder to taste like coconut (it didn’t!).

Second, I wasn’t sure if it would get thick enough (it totally did!).

Thanks to the corn, potatoes, and different herbs and spices, you can’t even taste the coconut flavor.

Blending some of the soup before serving (I blended 1/3) gives it a really nice, thick texture.
Yummy vegan corn and potato soup!

Vegan Corn Chowder 

1. Authentic New Orleans Gumbo with Veggies, Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp

In my first week in New Orleans, I totally pigged out on all the local food, enjoying the awesome flavors of the city.

Gumbo was my go-to dish every day, and it never got old.

The base of gumbo is a dark roux, which might sound fancy but it’s just flour and oil cooked until it’s really tasty.

You can make gumbo with just chicken, all seafood, or even as a veggie version.
But for the real deal, it’s gotta have veggies, chicken, sausage, and shrimp!

Authentic New Orleans Gumbo 

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American Soups

19 Traditional American Soup Recipes

American Soup Recipes

Soups season delight! Explore 19 popular American soup recipes to warm your family's hearts and bellies.


  • Saimin – Comfort Food from Hawaii
  • Wedding Soup – Best of American Soups
  • Turtle Soup (Hearty Traditional Soup)
  • She-Crab Soup – Easy Recipe
  • Shrimp Bisque Recipe
  • Yaka Mein – Traditional Noodle Soup Recipe From New Orleans
  • Keto Roasted Pumpkin Soup
  • Vegan Carrots Ginger Soup
  • Keto Creamy Broccoli Soup
  • Black-Eyed Pea Soup
  • Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Great Northern Bean Soup
  • Traditional Brunswick Stew With Pork and Chicken
  • Kansas City Steak Soup
  • Homemade Tomato Soup
  • Saimin – Hawaii’s Noodle Soup
  • Vegan Corn Chowder
  • Authentic New Orleans Gumbo


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