I’m a bit of a soup fiend. I think a lot of people think they’re bland, flavored water, but this just isn’t true. Soups are great way to get creative with ingredients, and can be adapted for all diets, including keto. We can easily make something hearty and delicious, all while keeping the carbs and sugar to a minimum.
So here are 17 brilliant low carb soups for you to try and be inspired by this year.
1. West African Groundnut Spicy Chicken Soup
Have you had African food before? If not, you should give this a try. Chicken, spices, tomatoes, onion, peppers, coriander, garlic, ginger, and peanut butter work together to create this classic West African dish. Yes, you read that right – peanut butter is an essential ingredient in this stew. Although this stew may take a little longer to cook than you like (advanced planning!), you can smell the delicious aroma of the stew while it cooks.
2. Keto Cabbage Soup Recipe
Looking for a quick and easy soup recipe that is also nutritious and fits with your keto diet? Check out this Keto Cabbage Soup. The addition of ground beef to the soup recipe adds protein. You will probably have all the ingredients needed in your pantry already. Onions, ground beef, canned tomatoes, broth, basic seasonings, and, of course, cabbage. Did you know how good cabbage is for you? Use some cabbage in this soup and discover all its goodness.
3. Low Carb Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup
A classic Zuppa Toscano Soup made keto-friendly. How can you go wrong? Instead of using potatoes, this recipe uses cauliflower. You will also find Italian sausage and bacon in this soup. A soup with bacon – must be worth trying! This soup recipe comes together quickly and easily. You can have dinner on the table in less than 45 minutes. While many Zuppa Toscano soups include kale, this one uses spinach instead, although the author states that you can just as easily use kale.
4. Creamy Keto Tuscan Soup
Are you looking for a creamy one-pot soup? Look no further. This Creamy Keto Tuscan Soup gets its flavors from sausage, cream, roasted red peppers, onion, and garlic. The addition of cream cheese to this recipe sets it apart from others. This soup, which you can make in just 20 minutes, will score big points with your family.
5. Instant Pot Keto Tuscan Soup
This creamy and hearty Tuscan soup is delicious down to every single spoonful. It’s made with Italian sausage, kale, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and onions, and is simmered to perfection in a savory cream base. It’s easy and effortless, and comfort food at its best.
6. Keto Low Carb Vegetable Soup
Everyone needs a basic vegetable soup recipe, and this may be the one for you. This Keto Low-Carb Vegetable Soup uses ingredients you already have on hand. Plus, the author says that you can add any other vegetables you have to the soup – a great way to use up the vegetable stash in your fridge. If you want to bump up the protein levels, you can add your choice of meat to the soup. On the other hand, if you choose to make it vegan, you can use vegetable broth instead of beef broth. Truly a versatile recipe for your collection.
7. Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Think about your favorite cheeseburger. Remind yourself of all those delicious toppings and its great flavor. Now, imagine all that in a soup. That’s what you will find in this soup. Ground beef, tomatoes, onion, cheese, bacon, even the pickle – this soup recipe includes them all. Another bonus to this recipe – it’s made in the instant pot. A great soup that tastes like your favorite burger in half an hour, yes, please!
8. Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup
A simple, frugal recipe that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor, this recipe will please anyone who tries it, This is another instant pot recipe, but the author also gives instructions on making the soup in a crockpot. Life is good with options. Chicken and bacon, taco seasoning and jalapenos, chicken broth, and cheeses – these are the basic ingredients for this recipe. Your taste buds will thank you for this recipe!
9. Keto Chicken Soup
Soup is one of life’s great comfort foods, and this recipe is no exception. By substituting riced cauliflower for rice or noodles, this soup is low-carb and keto-friendly. It is also dairy-free and gluten-free. Garlic, onions, celery, thyme, and paprika add to the flavor profile. This soup is perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening.
10. Keto Low Carb Egg Drop Soup
Does the thought of making egg drop soup intimidate you? Does it sound far too complicated? This recipe will convince you that egg drop soup is incredibly easy to make. By using simple ingredients, this soup is truly low carb and keto-friendly. And it’s ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Whether you eat this soup by itself for a simple meal or use it as a starter for an Asian-inspired meal, this soup will be just what you the thing.
11. Instant Pot Cabbage Soup with Beef
Have you ever had a cabbage roll? Do you remember the wonderful flavor? Put that cabbage roll into soup form with this recipe for Instant Pot Cabbage Soup. Ground beef, diced tomatoes, cabbage, and beef stock form the basis for this soup. Add in some riced cauliflower, some diced onions and carrots, and some seasonings, and you get a delicious, filling soup. Perfect for a chilly evening.
12. Keto Chicken Soup
Have you ever heard of jicama? Ever tasted it? Loaded with vitamin C, jicama is a low-calorie, high-fiber root vegetable. And jicama stars in this Keto Chicken Soup. In this recipe, jicama absorbs the flavors of the soup and adds some crunch to each bite. While this soup takes some time to cook (it starts with a whole chicken), the recipe is not labor-intensive. This recipe would be a great soup to make on the weekend to use for lunch throughout the next week.
13. Brazilian Fish Stew
This recipe for a traditional Brazilian Fish Stew will transport your taste buds to the beaches of Brazil. With a combination of limes, peppers, chilis, onions, coconut milk, cilantro, and fish, this soup is sure to send you dreaming of tropical destinations. While the fish marinates in lime juice and some salt, preparing the rest of the recipe will not take much time at all.
14. Easy Low Carb Taco Soup with Ranch Dressing
Five ingredients + 20 minutes = Dinner! That’s what you get with this simple, flavorful recipe. Using just ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and a secret ingredient, you end up with a delicious soup for supper. And just like a taco, you can add whatever toppings you like to the soup – avocados, cheese, the choice is up to you. You will have to check out this recipe to find the secret ingredient.
15. Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup
For a different take on taco soup, check out this recipe. This one uses chicken and chicken broth, and classic taco seasonings. What sets it apart from others is its use of celery and cabbage. These vegetables, along with the onions and peppers, will ramp up the flavor and texture of this soup. The bonus? Finished soup in about 30 minutes.
16. Easy Tomato Feta Soup
Remember that classic meal from when you were a kid – Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches? Take that tomato soup and elevate the flavor and texture multiple times with this recipe for Easy Tomato Feta Soup. The basic recipe uses pantry staples but kicks it up a notch with cream and feta cheese. Or you can use all fresh ingredients – fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs – your choice. And no grilled cheese necessary with this soup – it is satisfying on its own!
17. One Pot Creamy Meatball Soup
Meatballs in soup? Yes, please! This recipe includes instructions for making your meatballs from ground pork and Italian sausage. Or you can use pre-made meatballs or frozen meatballs. The choice is yours. Celery, onion, garlic, carrot, Italian seasoning, and beef broth round out the soup recipe, with heavy cream and parmesan cheese added towards the end of the cooking time. And it all cooks in the same pot! Sound delicious?