26 Best Easy Summer Soup Recipes You’ll Be Obsessed With

Despite the sweltering summer days, enjoying a hot beverage like a cup of coffee on the porch remains a cherished routine for many. While it may seem counterintuitive, consuming something hot on a warm day can actually help cool you down. This is because raising your body temperature signals your brain to initiate cooling mechanisms. So, while chilled gazpacho is a summer favorite, hot soups still hold their appeal.

1. Marry Me Chicken Soup

Southern Living Marry Me Chicken Soup in bowls to serve
Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

2. Green Tomato Gazpacho

Green Tomato Gazpacho
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Christine Keely

3. She-Crab Soup

Southern Living She-Crab Soup in white bowls with spoon
Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Shell Royster

4. Smoky Mountain Brunswick Stew

Smoky Mountain Brunswick Stew
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5. Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Southern Living Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a bowl to serve topped with extra shredded cheddar
Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

6. Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas
Caitlin Bensel

7. Easy Tomato Soup

Southern Living Tomato Soup in bowls topped with basil and olive oil
Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

8. Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder

Southern Living Slow Cooker Corn Chowder in bowls to serve
Robby Lozano, Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

9. Simple Oyster Stew

Two bowls of Simple Oyster Stew on a table with spoons, a napkin, and glasses of white wine.
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Christine Keely; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

10. Lemon Chicken Soup

Lemon Chicken Soup - Southern Living
Morgan Hunt Glaze; Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen; Food Stylist: Margaret Monroe Dickey

11. Watermelon Gazpacho

watermelon gazpancho in cups
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Cat Steele; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

12. Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

13. Soupe Au Pistou

Southern Living Soupe au Pistou
Victor Protasio; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Shell Royster

14. Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Southern Living Chicken Gnocchi Soup two servings in bowls with extra basil and pepper alongside
Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

15. Vidalia Onion Soup

Vidalia Onion Soup
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16. Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

17. Avgolemono Soup

Southern Living Avgolemono soup in bowls to serve
Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox

18. Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
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19. Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup
Morgan Hunt Glaze; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christine Keely

20. Vegetable Soup With Cheesy Saltines

Southern Living Homemade Vegetable Soup in the pot to serve with Cheesy Saltines beside
Morgan Hunt Glaze, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster


21. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Southern Living Chicken Tortilla Soup in bowls to serve
Morgan Hunt Glaze, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster

22. Creamy Crawfish Soup

Creamy crawfish soup in a bowl on a plate with a spoon.
Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist: Christine Keely

23. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup Image
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24. Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp-and-Sausage Gumbo
Photo: Iain Bagwell

25. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Southern Living Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl to serve
Jen Causey; Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

26. Easy Taco Soup

Easy Taco Soup
Jennifer Davick

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