Low carb and keto diets often sound incredibly restrictive. Yet, there are also so many different amazing meals that you can make when following them. You’ll often find yourself making dishes that are even better than their high carb counterparts.
That’s the case for the low carb soup recipes on this list. Most of them come from food bloggers and there is no shortage of creativity and talent to be found.
Let us know which one you loved the most in the comments section.
Keto Soup Recipes
While all of the soups in this list are low carb, the ones in this section are also called keto by their authors. This makes the recipes perfect for anyone on a keto diet, or people who want to keep their carb intake very low.
Cabbage Soup Recipe
This recipe from Ketogasm is a great example of a regular keto meal that’s easy to make and doesn’t call for any special ingredients. It includes ground beef as a key component, meaning that it also makes for a filling meal. Like most soups, you can make large batches at a time. This makes it an easy solution for dinner, one that is bound to create plenty of leftovers.
I Heart Veggies Soup
I found this soup on the site Brooke Lark and it is both vegetarian and keto. Of course, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the recipe. Regardless of your diet, it’s an ideal way to get more veggies into your diet. It is also a low calorie soup, making it a good dish to keep you full during weight loss.
Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
This soup from Keto Connect is as simple as the name implies, with two star ingredients and a handful of others for texture and flavor. The recipe seems like it would make a perfect comfort dish, especially when the weather is cold outside. The cheese is also enough to get almost anyone eating broccoli, even if they’re not a fan.
Chicken Noodle Soup
As you can probably guess, this chicken noodle soup doesn’t actually use noodles. It takes advantage of zoodles instead. These are much lower in carbs and offer more nutrients as well. The recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef also offers important details about making the soup, including how to do so with or without a chicken carcass and how to freeze the soup.
Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup
This soup from Gal on a Mission is considered keto-friendly, although the carbs are on the high end. Check it out for yourself to see whether it fits in your macros. Hopefully it does, as the soup looks amazing. It has also been incredibly popular on social media and gets rave reviews from people who have tried it.
Cauliflower and Turmeric Soup
This soup recipe comes from Broke Foodies, which makes it perfect for anyone on a budget. It is also a vegan keto recipe, one that relies on an interesting combination of flavors. I love the inclusion of turmeric in here. Not only does the spice taste good, it also provides various health benefits. In fact, the recipe uses many different healthy ingredients.
Keto French Onion Soup
What would a soup list be without at least one French onion soup recipe? This recipe is exactly that and it comes from Fat for Weight Loss. The recipe doesn’t include the traditional topping for this type of soup. But, trust me, you don’t need it. The combination of flavors is just perfect and the soup is very easy to prepare.
Buffalo Chicken Soup
For a less common type of chicken soup, check out this recipe from Tasteaholics. As the name suggests, the dish has a more intense flavor than many other chicken soups. It ends up being a particularly warming meal. But, you can adjust the heat to account for individual preferences. The recipe just has 4 grams of carbs per serving, so it could easily be included on a keto diet.
Instant Pot Ham Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower is often associated with a keto diet, although it’s less commonly used in soup. Still, the choice of ingredients here works well and you’ll love the finished flavor. The recipe comes from Emily Goes Keto. It’s packed full of fantastic photography. Check it out. You’ll be hungry just reading the recipe.
Golden Milk Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Golden milk is a popular way to get turmeric into your diet. This soup from Carb Manager is another option. I love the way that it looks visually and all the healthy ingredients that it includes. It is also an easy soup to prepare. Plus, the recipe only takes around 35 minutes from start to finish.
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
This recipe from Erren’s Kitchen is another low carb option that could easily be included on the keto diet too. As Erren points out, you could also make it for a regular audience, which is true for all of the soups on this list. The soup is light enough that you could use it as an entree, but filling enough that a larger serving would make a satisfying meal. The recipe includes instructions to ensure that the finished dish has the exact texture that you’re looking for.
Chicken Fajita Soup
Fajitas are always full of flavor, so why not make a soup instead? This recipe from Kasey Trenum follows that style. It is also a keto-friendly soup, so you can have it regardless of your daily carb goal. Personally, I love how unusual the soup is. Soups like this can make dinners so much more interesting.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup
This recipe is too much fun. It comes from the site Ketovale, which you should bookmark and check out in the future. The way they present this dish makes it look fantastic. The combination of flavors works particularly well. You end up with an engaging soup that is very low in carbs.
Broccoli and Leek Soup
This soup comes from My Keto Kitchen, so it’s perfect for any keto dieters. This is also a vegetarian recipe and is packed full of sodium and potassium. Those electrolytes are particularly relevant for reducing keto flu symptoms and ensuring that you feel good.
Vegetarian Soup Recipes
The recipes in this section don’t include any meat, making them perfect for vegetarians. They’re also good if you want more veggies in your diet, or if you’re serving soup as an entrée.
Dot2Trot presents this recipe in video form, so it doesn’t need much introduction. This is a good recipe to start with if prefer to watch rather than read.
Low Carb Creamy Vegetable Soup
The site Southern Plate offers this creamy vegetable soup recipe that is simple, easy and tasty. It even takes advantage of frozen mixed vegetables, perfect for those times where fresh veggies are expensive or difficult to find. The recipe would work particularly well for families on a budget or anyone who doesn’t want to do much meal prep.
Roasted Asparagus Avocado Soup
The site Cook Eat Paleo offers this great soup recipe that’s a little bit different. It relies on asparagus and avocado, which are two amazing foods in their own right. The use of avocado also means that you end up with a creamy soup. The recipe only uses a handful of ingredients. You’ll already have most of them at home.
Low Carb Soups with Meat
The soups in this section all include some type of meat. Chicken is particularly common, although there are plenty of variations to choose from. You can also make a vegetarian version of many of these recipes by replacing the meat. Some recipe creators even provide directions for doing so.
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
If you’re a coconut fan, why not check out this soup hosted at Whole New Mom? (from The Natural Singer initially). It’s a paleo recipe, one that is also gluten-free and dairy-free, making it suitable for a wide audience. The soup might look simple, but it makes use of some distinctive flavors. That flavor profile will keep you making the recipe time and time again. It also uses bone broth, which is great for your health.
Low Carb Taco Soup
This soup from That Low Carb Life is packed full of flavor. It can be made in a slow cooker or the Instant Pot and Karly has included instructions for both approaches. The Instant Pot is faster, but either approach will make a tasty soup that’s perfect for dinner. The Mexican flavors are bound to be a hit, particularly for fussy eaters.
Chili Dog Soup
This soup comes from I Breathe, I’m Hungry. There are many low carb soup options on the site, which made it hard to choose just one to feature. But, I particularly love the way that this recipe is simple and unusual at the same time. The avocado and cilantro are simply toppings, so you could skip one or both, depending on your preferences.
Low Carb Goulash Soup
The recipes from Diet Doctor are always amazing and this one is no exception. The spices would make it an especially good choice on cold evenings. The soup can be made with any ground meat, so you can choose whatever you have on hand. As with most recipes on that site, details about carbs, fat and protein are provided, making the dish easy to include in your diet.
Classic Chicken & Vegetable Soup
This recipe from Detoxinista is everything you could want in chicken soup. It is filling and comforting, with a great balance of flavors. Even better, the recipe is easy to make. You don’t need to spend a long time in the kitchen to have this comforting low carb soup ready to eat.
Turkey Vegetable Soup
What Molly Made offers a low carb soup recipe that is just packed with substance. Not only are there plenty of vegetables to choose from, but the recipe also features turkey meatballs. The end result is a hearty and filling soup. It also freezes and reheats well, making it a good choice for busy weeks.
Fennel and Cream of Celery Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
If you love creamy soups, then this recipe from Low Carb Maven is perfect for you. It includes an interesting combination of ingredients and flavors, like celery, chicken and fennel. The soup would be a great way to use up leftover chicken while eating plenty of veggies at the same time.
Chicken Pot Pie
Here’s another chicken soup recipe, this time from Lowcarb-ology. The soup truly is reminiscent of chicken pot pie, right down to the ingredients and texture. This is a relatively small recipe, just making two servings. You could easily double the recipe if needed. Alternatively, the initial version could work well for couples or for anyone living on their own.
Instant Pot Sausage and Kale Soup
This soup from Homemade Interest is a fun choice if you want something a little different. This time the meat of choice is sausage and the recipe itself uses just five ingredients. It is one of the few soups that manages to have a bright color at the end, so it will liven up your dinner table.
I’ve always loved the flavors of lasagna, so this soup from Step Away From The Carbs sounds perfect to me. It would also work well for families with picky kids – it’s a dish that you simply can’t go wrong with. You could also look for tortilla alternatives if you wanted to lower the carb content even further.
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
If you enjoy hearty recipes, then this option from The Flavors of Kitchen is a good one to try out. It is certainly a flavor-packed dish and involves some interesting textures too. The carb content might be a bit high for some people on a keto diet, but you could easily substitute some ingredients to bring that down a little. As always, the carb content will depend on the specific brand of ingredients, so you should always calculate that yourself to be certain.
I’m always in awe of the recipes from Damn Delicious and this one is no exception. For one thing, Chunguh uses cauliflower and bacon as key ingredients, which is perfect for low carb. The soup is also just a little bit different. It’s always nice to see recipes that break the mold somewhat. It is also a hearty soup, so you won’t be hungry afterward.
Cheesy Steak Taco Soup
Here’s another recipe that has an interesting combination of flavors. This time, it comes from Sweet C’s Designs. There are many different things to love about this recipe, including the combination of cheeses, the olives, and the use of steak. It’s also an appealing recipe for anyone who loves tacos.
Low Carb Egg Drop Soup
If you haven’t tried egg drop soup then you should, that’s all there is to it. This recipe from Tasty Low Carb is a great way to start as it’s fast, easy and tasty too. There aren’t any unusual ingredients, so you’ll have most of them at home already. If all that wasn’t enough, the soup can be made in roughly 15 minutes.
Green Chile Enchilada Soup
As the name suggests, this soup from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom has flavor to spare. There are some great photographs on the site that show you exactly what the soup looks like and even its texture. There are two versions of the recipe, one for a slow cooker and one for an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot version is faster to make, but both produce the same delicious soup.
Looking for More?
As this selection shows, low carb diets are exceptionally versatile. You don’t need to be making complex meals either. Some of the simplest options are also the ones that taste the best. The links below are all other examples of low carb (or keto) dishes that can grace your dinner table.