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24 Best Pasta Soup Recipes (All Types)

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Pasta based soups are a versatile and hearty meal option that can be used as a lunch or dinner. Many pasta based soup recipes are easy to prepare and store well – which allows them to be made in large batches and stored for later! This recipe roundup contains 24 of the best pasta soup recipes that we’ve found.

Savory Tuscan Tortellini Soup

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This Tuscan soup recipe contains tomato sauce, Italian sausage, spinach, tortellini, and a variety of spices. It can be made in a slow cooker or in a stove top pot. This recipe is easy to make, and also provides alternatives to using tortellini. In addition, this soup can easily be adapted for vegetarians by omitting the Italian sausage.

The end result is a hearty soup that is similar to a stew. For making this soup, everything is placed in a slow cooker and left to cook.

Creamy Spinach and Italian Sausage Soup

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This warm, creamy soup is a delightful combination of colors and flavors. Italian sausage, potatoes, bacon, spinach, and red pepper are the primary ingredients, and a hint of garlic creates a perfect soup for cool days. The creamy, buttery consistency of the soup comes from the potatoes. Because of this, russet potatoes work best – but for extra color, feel free to add red potatoes instead.

Potatoes are cooked first, then the additional ingredients are added. This recipe is easy and doesn’t require a lot of effort – and it can also be adapted to a variety of tastes.

Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta

Creamy chicken soup with pasta and carrots.

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For those cool fall days, creamy soups are warm and comforting. This recipe is perfect for busy nights and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. The creamy chicken soup can be prepared in either a pot or in a slow cooker and includes chicken, cream cheese, pasta, spinach, and vegetables.

The vegetables are cooked first, before adding the chicken and broth. The pasta is later added directly to the soup mix. Many of the ingredients for this recipe are likely already in your kitchen – and can be made during busy weeknights without much stress.

White Chicken Lasagna Soup

White chicken lasagna soup garnished with herbs.

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This deceptively simple soup packs a lot of flavor and filling! Although the ingredient list might seem long, most of the ingredients are common household spices and vegetables. Chicken, noodles, and spinach are the staples of this recipe, but spices make the flavor really pop in this soup.

The best noodles to use for this are lasagna noodles, as these noodles are durable enough to avoid becoming soft in the creamy base of the stew. What makes this recipe great is that it can be prepared in one pot.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup with spiral pasta, peas, and carrots.

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Who doesn’t love a classic chicken noodle soup recipe? Traditional chicken noodle soups can be time-consuming – but this recipe has a slow cooker alternative. Celery, carrots, chicken, and egg noodles are used in this recipe, as well as a few spices.

This recipe can be followed exactly for the familiar taste of chicken soup – or you could follow recommendations at the bottom of this recipe to make the broth thicker with heavy cream. Regardless of whether you add some additions, this chicken noodle soup recipe is perfect for when someone is feeling under the weather or just needs a familiar, comforting bowl of soup.

Creamy Ravioli Soup

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Ground meat, ravioli, and herbs make this recipe an easy family favorite. This is a hearty stew and can be made in less than 30 minutes. The highlight of this recipe is the fresh ravioli – which is a perfect complement to the creamy broth of the soup.

The fresh ravioli is added last, after cooking your additional ingredients. Adding cheese on top of the soup and serving with bread ensures that even the hungriest person will feel full after eating this soup!

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta fagioli with carrots and parsley.

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Pasta Fagioli is an Olive Garden favorite – but it can be made easily at home as well! This recipe uses items that you likely already have to make this comfort soup. Ground beef, vegetables, pasta, and seasoning is all that’s needed.

An alternative method to making this soup in a slow cooker is also in this recipe. One of the best things about pasta Fagioli is how well it stores – and you can store this in an airtight container for up to 3 months in a freezer.

Classic Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup topped with fresh basil.

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Minestrone is another comfort soup, and this recipe makes preparing it easy. Much like pasta Fagioli, minestrone soup can be stored in a freezer for quite some time. This minestrone soup is made of pasta, vegetables, spinach, and beans.

Before the vegetables are added to the pot of broth and pasta, they’re chopped and browned in a skillet. Parmesan is used to garnish the soup – but, if you’re looking for a vegan option, just leave out the cheese!

Italian Wedding Soup

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Another classic soup, this recipe is a familiar favorite. This Italian wedding soup recipe takes pasta, eggs, and meatballs to create a tasty soup. Italian wedding soup may look difficult – but this recipe is easy, and can be made in just 35 minutes.

Don’t let its name fool you – this soup can be made for an easy weeknight dinner or for when you have a head cold, too! The meatballs are homemade for this recipe, so you’ll need some bread to make them.

Bean and Pasta Soup

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Beans and pasta are both very filling, so it makes sense that this soup recipe is fulfilling even though it’s low fat. This recipe also uses ingredients commonly found in kitchens, including chopped vegetables, broth, and cannellini beans. For this recipe, pasta is cooked separately while the vegetables are lightly sauteed.

After combining, beans and spinach are added. Parmesan or a cheese of your choice can be added on top for some extra flavor.

Beef and Macaroni Soup

Beef and macaroni soup with tomatoes.

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Four ingredients are all you need to make the majority of this soup. Ground beef, pasta, broth, and vegetables are put in one pot. What’s great about this recipe is you can use the leftover meat for the ground beef – meaning the possibilities are endless.

This recipe is perfect for both adults and kids – even picky eaters!

Spaghetti Soup

Spaghetti soup garnished with herbs.

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Combining both the positives of soup and spaghetti, this recipe is a fun variation on both. Italian sausage, spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs make the spaghetti soup filling and perfect as comfort food. This recipe has two separate parts – first, preparing the sauce, and second preparing the spaghetti soup.

Part of making the sauce is making the homemade meatballs, which adds a personal touch to this soup.

Spinach and Egg-Drop Pasta Soup

Spinach and egg-drop soup with bread on the background.

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Small, fine noodles work best for this soup recipe. The soup stock and noodles are prepared separately, with the stock simmering in garlic before the noodles and spinach are added. For this recipe, 4 large eggs are added overheat and stirred until they’re long and stringy.

This is a simple soup that can be prepared in 30 minutes – but it can easily be dressed up with a few sprigs of greenery for more formal occasions.

Quick and Easy Chinese Noodle Soup

Chinese noodle soup with tomatoes and green onions.

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For those days that are busy, this soup recipe is a must-try. Some store-bought ingredients allow this soup to be made in just 10 minutes – plus, it only uses one pot. Chicken stock is boiled in a pot before greens and soy sauce are added.

The final step for this soup is adding Chinese noodles. Making your own stock for this soup often tastes better than store-bought stock, and there are instructions for making homemade stock on the bottom of this recipe.

Golden Tumeric Noodle Miso Soup

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This soup is a vegan, vegetable-based soup that’s full of flavor. Homemade dashi stock makes the soup base, and seasoned vegetables add flavor to the noodles and soup base. Since the dashi stock is homemade, most of the ingredients can be easily found at your local store.

For extra protein, tofu or another plant-based protein can also be added.

Chicken Parm Soup

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This recipe is a great variation on chicken parmesan. Penne pasta, chicken, broth, and cheese are used to make this easy Italian favorite. The pasta and tomatoes are cooked separately before the chicken, cheese, broth, and spices are added – making this a quick and simple meal to make.

Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup

Creamy chicken pasta soup topped with herbs.

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Another variation on chicken soups, this creamy pasta recipe is a quick recipe and can be made in about 30 minutes. The addition of spinach to this recipe makes it both nutritious and filling. For this recipe, heavy cream and cream cheese are used to create the thick and creamy soup base.

Most of the ingredients except for the chicken are cooked in the same pot for easy clean-up after dinner.

Chickpea Noodle Soup

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This recipe is a fun vegetarian variation on chicken noodle soup. Instead of chicken, chickpeas are used as the protein in this soup. Vegetables are cooked separately first, before seasoning and the broth is added.

The pasta and chickpeas are added last. For freezing and storing this soup, it’s best to store the pasta separately to avoid any changes in texture.

Shrimp Noodle Soup

Shrimp noodle soup garnished with lettuce.

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Pasta and seafood always go well together – and of course, they go even better together with the soup. This shrimp noodle soup recipe uses rice vermicelli to make a flavorful dish. Spices and vegetables are sauteed separately before the shrimp and broth are added.

The noodles are added last for this recipe.

Shrimp Orzo Soup

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For a lighter soup, try this shrimp orzo soup recipe. For this delicious and colorful soup, shrimp, orzo, vegetables, and lemon for extra zest are cooked in one pot. Before adding the shrimp to the soup, you’ll want to sear them briefly in a separate pan.

The trick with this recipe is to avoid overcooking the shrimp once you add it to your soup base. Overcooking will make the shrimp too soft – so you want to watch your cooking times here!

Tomato Basil Orzo Soup

Tomato basil orzo soup served with bread.

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This recipe is easy, budget-friendly, and vegetarian. For this recipe, basil, orzo, tomato puree, and seasoning is used. The seasonings and vegetables are added into the pot first, then the additional ingredients are added.

The basil pesto is added last – and adds a little bit of extra flavor to this soup.

One-Pot French Onion Soup

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For a filling, warm meal, try this french onion pasta soup recipe. This recipe has all the comforting flavors of a standard French onion soup, but with the addition of pasta, it’s more satisfying than standard recipes. It’s also made in one pot, so it’s an easy meal to make.

For this recipe, you’ll need onions, broth, pasta, ruby port, cheese, and a big pot!

Enchilada Pasta Soup

Enchilada pasta soup with tortilla chips on the side.

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This soup recipe is another fun variation where two great things are combined. If you’re craving something a little bit spicy, this is a great and hearty soup to make. For this recipe, two different kinds of chiles are used – which helps really pack the flavor into this soup.

In a large saucepan, the corn, chiles, and enchilada sauce are combined first. After that, the remaining soup ingredients are added. Onion and cheese are used for garnish, which really helps this soup taste like an enchilada.

Homemade Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Alphabet vegetable soup garnished with fresh basil.

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Love alphabet soup but hate canned soups from stores? This vegetable soup recipe is sure to hit the spot for both adults and kids! It freezes easily as well, so it can be prepared for busy weeks in advance.

This recipe can be made vegetarian very easily as well by swapping the beef broth for vegetable broth.