When it's soup season, no other kitchen tool or piece of cookware is more useful than a large Dutch oven. With dutch oven soup recipes, you can cook everything in a single pot, so there are minimal dishes to wash.
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That certainly simplifies dinner for busy families. We've compiled some of our favorite Dutch oven soups to share with you so you can get the most out of your pot.
You'll find many of your favorites here like potato soup, clam chowder, beef stew, chicken noodle soup, and bean soup. We hope you'll find some new favorites like our sausage tortellini soup or creamy southwest chicken soup.
Soups are a great way to use up extra garden vegetables. Especially when you are looking for ways to prepare squash, preserve tomatoes, or your other fall vegetables.
With 23+ recipes, you'll have enough Dutch oven recipes to keep your family satisfied without ever getting bored with soup. And by the way, be sure to check out our favorite Dutch oven steak recipes too!
Here are a few things that will come in handy when making soups at home. You probably have many of these kitchen essentials already, so you should be all set to start cookin'.
- cast iron Dutch oven (great for cooking over a campfire)
- enamel Dutch oven (for cooking on the stovetop or in the oven)
- soup ladle
- airtight container (for storing leftover soup)
- Dutch oven cookbook
- oven mitts
- knife set and cutting board (for chopping meat and veggies)
23 Dutch Oven Soup Recipes
Loaded Potato Soup
Simply Stacie's loaded baked potato soup is all the good stuff you love about a loaded potato in a hot and creamy soup form. Potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheese, green onions, and a few other simple ingredients cook up to potato-y perfection in the Dutch oven.
15 Bean Soup
Talk about a hearty soup!
This 15 bean soup from The Clean Eating Couple is packed with 15 different types of beans (from a dry 15 bean soup mix). However, you can easily adapt it if you only like a few kinds, such as black beans, cannellini beans, and pinto beans.
It's a very filling soup when you're super hungry.
Beef Vegetable Soup
Nothing says comfort food like a cozy bowl of vegetable beef soup.
It's mostly the classic recipe you've come to know and love. Beef, corn, green beans, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, beef broth, and seasonings—but with the addition of crunchy bacon on top right before serving.
Get the recipe from Her Wholesome Kitchen.
Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup
When you're under the weather, a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup is so comforting and healing.
This recipe from Jam Jar Kitchen is ready in just 30 minutes and is full of good-for-you ingredients like bone broth, carrots, celery, and turmeric. Using rotisserie chicken instead of cooking chicken yourself certainly speeds things up.
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup
Sweet Italian sausages, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and cheese tortellini come together in this creamy sausage tortellini soup from Saporito Kitchen. It's perfectly seasoned, comes together in 30 minutes, and is the best weeknight dinner in the wintertime.
White Bean Kale Soup with Sausage
Use up leftover ingredients for a soup that really hits when hunger strikes.
Our white bean kale soup has greens, beans, and plenty of veggies and meat to fill you up. You can use any type of sausage you like—Italian sausage is delish in this dish.
Sweet Potato Soup
Come fall, this gorgeous sweet potato soup from Sunglow Kitchen will become one of your favorite Dutch oven soup recipes. This dreamy soup is chock full of sweet potatoes, creamy coconut milk, and warm spices.
Chicken Poblano Soup
While this Joanna Gaines' Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup is a little more time intensive, it'll be worth the wait. It's total creamy comfort food!
Chicken breasts, chicken broth, onions, celery, carrots, poblano peppers, heavy cream, and seasonings combine for a beautiful soup with flavors the whole family will enjoy.
You don't want to miss this vegetable soup recipe if you're looking for a vegetarian soup.
You can use your favorite combination of veggies straight from your garden or the local farmer's market. We used produce from our kitchen garden, like onions, celery, carrots, squash, zucchini, and peas cooked with dried lentils.
Turmeric Lentil Soup
If you're looking for a way to add more turmeric to your diet (and you should for its anti-inflammatory properties), our turmeric lentil soup is right up your alley.
It's easily adaptable for beans instead of lentils if you prefer, and you can swap out the veggies for your family's favorites, too.
French Onion Soup
For a soup made to impress, try this French onion soup from Olivia's Cuisine.
It's rich, flavorful, and perfect for serving to guests at a dinner party or to your hungry family who appreciates the finer tastes in life!
Made with perfectly caramelized onions, crusty bread, and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses, each mouthful of the soup is a delight to the taste buds.
Easy Cioppino Seafood Soup
If you have access to fresh seafood, this Easy Seafood Cioppino by The Suburban Soapbox is a must for your Dutch oven soup recipes.
It's ready in only 30 minutes and is a much healthier alternative to seafood chowder. The best thing about it is you can make this soup with whatever seafood you can find.
That's how it originated—by fishermen who threw whatever the catch of the day was into a hearty soup or stew. This healthy soup is made with clams, shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat.
Classic Minestrone Soup
This Olive Garden minestrone soup from Dinner at the Zoo is a tastier copycat of the restaurant version.
It's colorful, vibrant, and a great way to encourage kids to eat their vegetables. Plus, if you're growing your own veggies, you can adapt some of the ingredients to whatever you have in season.
Make it on the stovetop in your Dutch oven or in the slow cooker, depending on how much time you have to get lunch or dinner ready. It really hits the spot on a chilly fall or winter day.
Navy Bean Soup With Ham
Navy bean soup is a classic dish from The Forked Spoon that is hearty and flavorful. The soup is made by simmering navy beans in water or stock with ham and seasonings.
If you want to add some veggies, carrots or celery would go perfectly in this recipe. The result is a filling soup that is packed with protein and fiber.
Serve the soup with a side of crusty, buttery bread or cornbread. It is a perfect meal for a cold winter day, and leftovers can be easily reheated for an easy weeknight dinner.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Get all the flavors of stuffed peppers in a one-pot meal. Use ground beef or ground turkey along with rice, bell peppers, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs for a hearty and satisfying stuffed pepper soup.
Although this is quite thick like a stew, you can add more broth to make it soupier. Double the recipe to make some to put away in the freezer. You'll be glad you did!
Creamy Southwest Chicken Soup
Although the ingredients list looks long, this creamy Southwest chicken soup is made with mostly pantry staples, so it's easy to pull together without making an extra trip to the store.
Use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken along with black beans, white beans, spices and seasonings, peppers, and tomatoes. The soup gets its creaminess from cream cheese, which also helps to balance the acidity in the tomatoes.
It's a flavorful and delicious way to warm up on a cold day. Top it with corn chips, sour cream, and cheese before serving.
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Ditch the canned mushroom soup in favor of this creamy mushroom soup made with onions, cremini mushrooms, and herbs in chicken broth with heavy whipping cream.
Serve this on a cold night topped with homemade croutons and fresh herbs. A green salad, grilled cheese sandwich, or baked potato will do nicely as a side dish.
Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili
If you have a cast iron Dutch oven that's begging to be used, try this white chicken chili by Girl Carnivore.
The chili has a thick, creamy base and is chock full of beans, pulled chicken, and poblano peppers. She also added charred corn and sliced jalapenos on top to elevate the flavor.
Serve with avocado slices and lime on top.
Tender lasagna noodles are cooked in a meaty tomato soup made with crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and spaghetti sauce to make a hearty lasagna soup. Top the soup with freshly grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Picky kids will love this one!
If your garden is teeming with carrots (or if you just happen to buy a bag), make this creamy carrot soup from Wholesome Made Easy.
The carrots are cooked with onions and celery and seasoned with garlic and thyme for a perfectly heavenly aroma while cooking. Brown sugar further brings out the sweetness of the carrots for the perfect sweet-savory blend.
Add heavy cream or nondairy milk to make the soup creamy.
New England Clam Chowder
Creamy potatoes, smoky bacon, and loads of clams make up this mouthwatering New England clam chowder.
While fresh clams are best, you can use frozen clams if you don't live in a coastal area. It's one of the best Dutch oven chowder recipes because it only takes 45 minutes to make this rich, luxurious meal.
Pair it with oyster crackers or cheddar biscuits on the side.
Okay, so while this Dutch oven beef stew isn't technically a soup—stews are much thicker than soups—it still deserves a place on this list because it's so popular.
And this recipe is full of all that you'd expect in a classic beef stew: big hunks of meat, potatoes, and veggies in a thick sauce. You can't go wrong with it!
Chorizo and Potato Soup
Chorizo, onions, and potatoes make up the base of this super simple chorizo and potato soup from My Stay at Home Adventures.
With only eight basic ingredients, it's a wonderful starter recipe for you to add your own family's flair to it. Bell peppers, corn, or even beans would be delicious in it.
I've always found that Dutch ovens give hearty soups and stews a special flavor. Pick one or two of these recipes to try this week and tell me how it turned out by tagging me on Instagram @anoffgridlife!