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Best Soup Recipes For One

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.

Four pictures of bowls of different types of soup.

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.

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Soup Recipes

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.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One

Creamy, extra cheesy Broccoli Cheddar Soup loaded with broccoli. Easy to make single serving soup recipe cooks in just 30 minutes!
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen

Curried Butternut Squash Soup For One

This outstanding butternut squash soup recipe is so easy to make. Sweetened with a touch of honey, it can be ready in less than 30 minutes! It's a healthy, hearty, delicious single serving meal!
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Best Soup Recipes For One | One Dish Kitchen

French Onion Soup For One

French Onion Soup with caramelized onions, broth, French bread and creamy Gruyere cheese. A single serving version of a bistro classic.
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French Onion Soup For One | ONE DISH KITCHEN

Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup For One

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!
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Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen

Minestrone Soup For One

Minestrone Soup Recipe – Easy single serving soup recipe made with vegetables, bacon and pasta. The perfect recipe when you are craving a great bowl of hearty soup but don’t want the leftovers.
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Minestrone Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen

Curried Carrot Soup For One

You'll love the spices in this Curried Carrot Soup For One. It's easy to make, hearty and tastes incredible!
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curried carrot soup in a bow

Pumpkin Soup For One

This pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall soups. It's easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes! Made with canned pumpkin, onions, garlic, broth, and the warm spices of fall.
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a bowl of pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds on top.

Small Batch Chicken Noodle Soup

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.
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Chicken Soup Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Beef Stew For One

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.
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beef stew |one dish kitchen

Potato Soup For One

This single serving potato soup is made with just one potato! It's creamy, comforting, and so easy to make. Filled with bacon and cheese, this soup can be ready in 30 minutes.
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bowl of potato soup with bacon | one dish kitchen

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup For One

Creamy Instant Pot butternut squash soup is a healthy and hearty soup recipe made in a pressure cooker. Get the slow simmered flavor in half the time with this flavorful butternut squash soup recipe.
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bowl of butternut squash made in the instant pot | one dish kitchen

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup For One

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.
Check out this recipe
instant pot chicken noodle soup for one | one dish kitchen

Sometimes, a comforting bowl of soup is all you need. These easy soup recipes are our absolute favorites and I hope you find a few you really enjoy.

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Expert Tips

  • 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.

Best Side Dishes To Serve With These Soup Recipes

Beer Bread Recipe For One

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!
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Beer Bread Recipe For One | One Dish Kitchen

Cornbread For One

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.
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Cornbread For One | One Dish Kitchen

French Bread Recipe | Small Loaf

This easy homemade french bread recipe makes one small loaf of soft and tender bread. Perfect for sandwiches, browned toast, or simply with butter and jam.
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a loaf of french bread on a dark counter.

Avocado Salad Recipe With Blueberry Vinaigrette

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!
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Avocado Salad with Berries | One Dish Kitchen

Small Batch Crawfish Beignets with Remoulade Sauce

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!
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Small Batch Crawfish Beignets | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Ham and Cheese Scones

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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Small Batch Ham and Gruyere Scones | One Dish Kitchen

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5 thoughts on “Best Soup Recipes For One”

  1. Love your recipes and many thanks for the nutritional information at the end of each one. Makes my life much easier when planning what to eat!

    1. Hi David,
      I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes, thank you! That beautiful bowl came from a gallery/shop in England. I fell in love with it and actually bought the same bowl in three colors. The website for the gallery is http://www.newashgate.org.uk/.

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