We've rounded up our best soup recipes for one! Each of these soup recipes are easy to make, incredibly delicious, and will serve one or maybe two people. These soups are pure comfort in a bowl! From French Onion Soup to Broccoli Cheddar Soup, you sure to find a few favorites.
Nothing beats a big bowl of hot, hearty soup when you're thinking about lunch or dinner. We've rounded up our best fall soup recipes for one (or maybe 2), an outstanding stew recipe for one, and a few fantastic side dish recipes that are perfect to enjoy with a big bowl of soup.
There are few things more comforting that a big bowl of soup on a cool evening - in fact, quick cooking soups such as the ones we have here make the ultimate weeknight meal.
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Nearly every one of the soup recipes listed below cook quickly and don't need a whole lot of fancy ingredients. In fact, you might just decide to make a new soup every night of the week.
Why These Recipes Work
Each of these soup recipes are very easy to make.
No fancy ingredients are needed.
Every soup recipe listed will serve one or possibly two people.
These soup recipes are sure to warm you up from head to toe. They're each easy to make and so good too! When you click on each recipe, be sure to see the many ways we suggest using up any leftover ingredients.
This Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup For One is flavored with lemongrass, ginger and peppers and is filled with mushrooms, shrimp and bok choy. A hearty and flavorful single serving recipe that's so easy to make!
This homemade chicken soup is hearty and perfectly satisfying for those times you find yourself craving something to warm your heart and soul. No need to make a huge pot, this wonderful recipe will serve one or two people.
A hearty, classic Beef Stew filled with amazingly tender beef, onions, carrots, and potatoes. You'll love how easy this stew is to make and how rich and satisfying it tastes! This recipe makes the ideal amount for one person.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup – this small batch recipe yields the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. The soup is made with one chicken breast or thigh and can be ready in minutes. Full of flavor, hearty, and so comforting.
If you'd like to make two servings of any of these soup recipes, double the ingredients.
If you'd like to make your soup creamier, add a little heavy cream of plain yogurt.
If you would like to freeze any soup made with pasta, leave the pasta out and add it when you are ready to eat the soup. Freezing pasta can make the noodles mushy.
Consider garnishing your soup with cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped fresh herbs or cilantro, or a sprinkling of shredded cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to thin a soup that is too thick?
Add a little extra liquid; cream, broth, or water work very well. Gradually stir in more liquid until your soup reaches the perfect consistency.
Is there any way to thicken soup?
Try cooking the soup with the lid off. The liquid will evaporate which will result in a thicker soup. You can also puree soup using an immersion blender or a stand blender. Mashed potato flakes also make a good thickener.
This soft and tender Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread has a buttery, crispy crust and is filled with flavorful cooked sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. It's a mini beer bread which is full of flavor and ready in minutes!
This classic, buttery and sweet Cornbread Recipe For One can be made in a small cast iron skillet or mini baking dish. Included is a step-by-step video on how to make this cornbread recipe. It’s the perfect size if you’re cooking for one.
This Avocado Salad recipe is a Panera copycat recipe. Salad greens topped with berries, chopped pecans, and Feta cheese, then topped with a delightful blueberry vinaigrette. This single serving salad is easy to make and can be ready in minutes!
Crispy Crawfish Beignets Recipe with spicy Remoulade Sauce - this New Orleans inspired small batch recipe yields 5-6 savory, fried crawfish-filled beignets and a side of easy to make Remoulade sauce. A Louisiana tradition, ready in minutes!
Rich, savory Ham and Gruyere Scones packed with bits of chopped ham, creamy Gruyere cheese, zesty horseradish and topped with a delicate Horseradish Cream. This small batch recipe makes 4 delicate, buttery scones that are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
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