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The bad news: You got home late from work, the house is a mess and you have no clean socks.

The good news: With these 30 simple soup recipes in your arsenal, you can have dinner on the table in the time it takes to watch a Seinfeld rerun. Serenity now.

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Feasting at Home

MEXICAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Everything is better with avocado.

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Busy Mommy

CREAMY SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE SOUP

This bowl of rich goodness has white beans instead of cream, so it’s both hearty and healthy.

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Minimalist Baker

GREEN CHICKPEA CURRY WITH COUSCOUS

Added plus: It’s gluten-free.

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Mother Thyme

LASAGNA SOUP

Yep, you heard us. This is a thing. And it’s delicious.

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WHITE BEAN AND KALE SOUP

Keep it light and healthy (especially after all of that lasagna soup you had yesterday).

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Carlsbad Cravings

ONE-POT LEMON CHICKEN TORTELLINI SOUP

Even better with a loaf of crusty Italian bread.

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Dashing Dish

TOMATO SOUP WITH CROUTONS

Thirty minutes? Don’t be ridiculous--you can make this soup in only five.

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The Jewels of New York

AVGOLEMONO SOUP

It’s about time you introduced this Greek chicken-and-lemon soup into your dinner rotation. 

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Damn Delicious

CREAMY CHICKEN MUSHROOM SOUP

Note to self: Buy Dutch oven.

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Avery Cooks

EASY MINESTRONE SOUP

Slurp it on a freezing-cold night and it’ll warm you right up.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen

CREAMY CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

Give taco night the heave-ho and cook this instead.

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With Salt and Wit

BIG EASY SHRIMP AND CHICKEN GUMBO

Who says soup has to be an appetizer?

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Veggie Inspired Journey

SIMPLE BLACK BEAN SOUP

Hearty, packed with protein and a little spicy.

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Damn Delicious

EASY BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP

Don’t feel guilty for indulging--you’re still eating your veggies.

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Diethood

SPINACH TORTELLINI TOMATO SOUP

Just like (we wish) Grandma used to make.

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The Minimalist Baker

VEGAN COCONUT CURRY

Thai takeout? Yawn.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen

TUSCAN BEAN SOUP

Wait, did we say avocado makes everything better? We meant Parmesan cheese makes everything better.

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Iowa Girl Eats

HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

We’re just gonna say it: This is way better than Campbell’s.

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Oh My Veggies

VEGETARIAN PHO

This Vietnamese noodle soup is deceptively easy to make.

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Handle the Heat

TURKEY POTPIE SOUP

Winter in a bowl, people.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen

THAI SWEET POTATO AND CARROT SOUP

Squeeze in some tangy lime juice right before you dig in.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

You know, chowdah

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Simple Vegan Blog

SIMPLE VEGAN MISO SOUP

The perfect post-holiday detox.

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The Recipe Rebel

QUINOA CORN CHOWDER

A new, lower-calorie twist on an old favorite. 

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Unsophisticated Cook

LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP

Hey, is it cool if we crumble some bacon on top? 

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Gimme Some Oven

TOMATO BASIL CHICKEN STEW

Pizza night, schmizza night.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen

GERMAN BEER CHEESE SOUP

OK, this one isn’t even remotely healthy. But sometimes you just have to devour a big bowl of melted cheese. Live a little.

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Easy as Apple Pie

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP

…And then make up for it the next night by making this veggie-packed vegan dish.

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Bare Feet in the Kitchen

CHINESE EGG DROP SOUP

You can make this soup quicker than you can order delivery.

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Pinch of Yum

SPICY ANCHO TURKEY CHILI

The best-ever vehicle for tortilla chips. 

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