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Quick and Easy Soup Recipes For Your Crockpot Cooking

Quick and Easy Soup Recipes For Your Crockpot Cooking
By Donna H.

Soup can be can serve as a delicious appetizer to any kind of meal. Depending on the ingredients used, it can also be a quick, go-to meal on its own. While there are plenty of instant soups that you can make within a few minutes, nothing beats the homemade variety – especially when cooked using a crockpot. So whether you like your soup light or thick and creamy, here are easy soup recipes you can make for your crockpot cooking:

Crockpot Healthy Taco Soup

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram ground beef
  • 4 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups bone broth
  • 1 cup diced green chiles
  • 3/4 cup culinary coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Jalapeno slices, for topping
  • Green onion slices, for topping
  • Lime wedges, for topping
  • Avocado slice, for topping
  • Cilantro, for topping

In a pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil then cook bell peppers and onion for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add the ground beef to the pan and stir until cooked through. Drain and transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Season with chili powder, cumin, sea salt, pepper, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and stir to combine ingredients well. Add diced tomatoes, bone broth, green chiles and coconut milk. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low. Add desired toppings before serving.

Creamy Slow Cooker Mushroom and Spinach Soup

What you need:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups sliced white button mushrooms
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat then cook the garlic, mushrooms and onion for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the spinach then season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a crockpot. Add chicken broth, half and half, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, white pepper and thyme to the pot. Stir lightly. Cover and cook for 3 hours on low. Add the cheese tortellini and milk 30 minutes before cooking time is done.

Both of these delicious soups for your crockpot cooking are hearty, sure to satisfy your craving!

Donna H. is a nutrition expert. Although not professionally, she has dedicated over a decade of her life researching and interviewing licensed nutritionists to gain the knowledge she has today – all for the love of healthy eating and dieting. She is an avid slow cooker and has contributed countless of recipes to countless popular websites.

Check out helpful tips and tricks as well as easy and delicious slow cooker recipes when using a crock pot.

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