Published: October 24, 2017

    Must-Try Comfort Crockpot Soup Recipes

    As the temperatures drop and we unpack our winter wardrobe we crave something extra comforting to heat us up at the dinner table. Dust off the old crockpot – soup, stew, and chili are all perfect meal options guaranteed to warm the soul.

    Maybe you’re new to the hearty spoils of a slow cooker, or maybe you’ve relied on your crockpot so often that your family has tired of your traditional recipes. In either case, we’ve come to the rescue to provide you with several filling, must-try crockpot recipes created with your comfort in mind.

    Lentil and Ham Soup

    This rich, savory recipe from All Recipes is ready after 11 hours in a crockpot. Serve with piping hot cornbread for an extra kick!

    • 4 cups of chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 cups of diced ham
    • 1 cup of filtered water
    • 1 cup of chopped carrots
    • 1 cup of chopped celery
    • 1 cup of dried lentils
    • 8 teaspoons of tomato sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
    • 2 minced garlic cloves
    • 1 bay leaf

    In a large crockpot (at least 3 1/2 quarts in size) add the ham, lentils, celery, onion, carrots, and garlic. Use the oregano, basil, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf to evenly season the ingredients.

    Add the chicken broth, filtered water, and tomato sauce, stirring in each ingredient. Cook the soup on low for approximately 11 hours, and remove the bay leaf before you eat.

    White Chicken Chili

    This chili from Julie’s Eats & Treats has an authentic bite in the form of cayenne pepper and chilies. Your chili will be ready to eat after 7 hours.

    • 6 cups of chicken broth
    • 4 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
    • 3 cups of shredded cheese
    • 3 15-ounce cans of Great White Northern Beans
    • 1 cup of sour cream
    • 1 4-ounce can of chopped green chilies
    • 2 teaspoons of cumin
    • 2 teaspoons of oregano
    • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of chicken bullion
    • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt

    Add all of the ingredients into a large crockpot except the cheese and sour cream. Cook on low for approximately 7 hours.

    30 minutes before the dish is ready stir in the cheese and sour cream. Allow the recipe to cook for half an hour with the cheese and sour cream added before serving.

    Corn Chowder

    This New England favorite courtesy of Delish is sure to delight your whole family. The recipe is fully prepared in less than 4 hours.

    • 1 pound of quartered baby red potatoes
    • 8 cups of chicken broth
    • 3 cups of shredded chicken
    • 2 1/2 cups of canned corn
    • 1 1/3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup of flour
    • 1/4 cup of whole milk
    • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons of chives
    • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
    • 6 slices of crumbled bacon
    • 2 springs of thyme
    • Black pepper
    • Salt

    Add the potatoes and flour into the crockpot. Season them with pepper and salt, and then stir the mixture. Next, add the chicken broth, corn, onion powder, basil, and thyme, stirring while adding each ingredient.

    Allow the chowder to cook on low for 3 hours or until the potatoes are nice and tender. At this point stir in the chicken, milk, cheese and cream until the cheese is completely melted. Allow your chowder to cook for at least 10 additional minutes to heat the chicken. Once you serve the chowder top with bacon and chives.

    It’s also important to stay hydrated during the colder months, as we are less aware of the moisture we lose. For equally warming water-based drinks check out our blog entries on staying hydrated in the winter and fall-flavored drink recipes.