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15 Feel-Better Soup Recipes

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15 Feel Better Soup Recipes |

I’ve been a battling my annual cold this past week, which always seems to hit during the busiest, worst time of the year, smack dab in the middle of  Christmas shopping, baking and wrapping. Colds are so intrusive, so rude. Colds don’t care if you’ve got things to do and places to go, and they have no mercy. They strike when they strike, and if you’re lucky, you’re armed with a hearty arsenal of vitamins, apple cider vinegar, tea, and Kleenex, and hopefully a good caretaker. If you’re really lucky, you’ve got homemade soup.

While being sick, my appetite has been off kilter, and naturally I’ve been craving meals in liquid form — hot, comforting, magical elixirs that seem to hold the promise of a cure. There’s a reason why your grandmother has always sworn that chicken soup is the best remedy for the cold and flu. It may not miraculously dissolve your illness, but it will sure make you feel remarkably new. I was so determined to fight this pesky cold that the other day, I mustered up as much energy as I could, and made a big pot of chicken pho. It was glorious, that pho — it gave me a sense of renewal, and almost a respite from being sick, along with a wonderful bounty of leftovers. As for me, it might be time to surrender myself to the doctor. But as soon as I’ve recovered, I’m making more soup, and freezing it…just in case.

You certainly don’t have to be sick to enjoy these soups, they’re wonderful any old day. But if you are sick, we urge you to try any one of these recipes (or bribe someone to make you some), and see if you don’t feel halfway to healthy again. And if you have a sick friend, the best thing you can do for them, hands down, is make them some soup. From homemade ramen and classic chicken noodle soup, to a variety of aromatic phos, we’ve found 15 of the best broths for when you’re feeling under-the-weather. On your mark, set, get your spoons ready!

Miso Shiitake Soba Soup |

Miso Shiitake Soba Soup | Love & Lemons

Italian Spinach Orzo Soup |

Italian Orzo Spinach Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup |

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup | Feasting at Home

30-Minute Vegetarian Pho Soup |

 30-Minute Vegetarian Pho Soup | The Roasted Root

Egg Drop Soup |

Egg Drop Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup |

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup | Baker by Nature

Hot or Chilled Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Spring Carrot Soup |

Hot or Chilled Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Spring Carrot Soup | Gourmande in the Kitchen

Vietnamese Pho Soup |

Vietnamese Pho Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Quick Homemade Ramen |

Quick Homemade Ramen | Pinch of Yum

Tomato Chicken Rice Soup |

Tomato Chicken Rice Soup | Give Recipe

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash |

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash | Half Baked Harvest

Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup |

Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Miso and Soba Noodle Soup with Roasted Sriracha Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms |

Miso and Soba Noodle Soup with Roasted Sriracha Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms | The Bojon Gourmet

Creamy Oven Roasted Tomato Soup with Mozzarella |

Creamy Oven Roasted Tomato Soup with Mozzarella | Strudel & Cream

Lemon Chicken Stew |

Lemon Chicken Stew | FoodieCrush

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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11 comments on “15 Feel-Better Soup Recipes”

  1. I just went through and saver almost every recipe. Bring on the soups! :)

  2. Being sick is the worst!  Megadose vitamin C at the first sign of symptoms and take a dose everyday and it does wonder, I swear by it!  In the meantime, you have an amazing list of feel-better-soups.  Hopefully someone will make one for you in case you’re not up to it!

  3. Such a great round up! Thanks for including my chicken soup to the list. Can’t wait to try each of them. 

  4. I could eat soup every day and your soups look so delicious. Thanks for sharing…hope you’re feeling better soon. I was just reading today how nutritious homemade stock is and especially therapeutic when you have a cold or even an upset tummy.

  5. These all look so perfect. I’ve bookmarked a few for future Real Food Meal Plans including the Egg Drop, Thai Chicken Noodle, and Italian Orzo. Thanks for sharing, and feel better soon!

  6. I think I might pin every one of those recipes. What a great roundup!

  7. Everything looks so comforting – perfect!

  8. Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well, m’dear! Healthy soups are definitely a winning way of fighting illness, and I love all these tasty recipes you found! I’ll definitely remember this roundup when my next imminent cold comes around ;)  Thanks so much for including my veggie pho and feel better soon!!! xoxo

  9. Great round-up! I want to make them all.

  10. I could eat soup every day during the winter. These look so good!

  11. some of these soups look really good!