No matter how picky your kids are when it comes to food, chances are there is a soup that will satisfy whatever your kids do have a taste for. However, a bowl of soup doesn’t seem to carry the same whimsy as a fish stick or a chicken nugget, so you’ve really got to get creative when it comes to creating a soup your kids will truly enjoy. To make a soup truly kid-worthy, it should be hearty and include ingredients that kids will recognize; beans, chicken, and noodles are all great ingredients to add the necessary heft a soup needs to make it fun and satisfying.
Plus, you can sneak in whole lot of veggies to any soup to make it even healthier without your kids even knowing. Check out our guide to 12 soup recipes for kids for a collection of soups so delicious, your kids will be begging for seconds and thirds.
Chicken Pasta Soup for Kids
A comforting bowl of soup is always the answer whenever you ask yourself “what comforting dish can I make for dinner that everyone will love?” This creamy soup with chicken and pasta is easy to make, can be loaded up with just about any vegetable you like, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
40 minutes 350 calories Easy
Chicken Noodle Soup for Kids
A kid-friendly soup is a soup that is full of flavor but not so full of ingredients that kids may not love. This chicken noodle soup omits the onion, garlic, and celery, making it a perfectly delightful soup that even the pickiest of picky eaters will enjoy.
30 minutes 275 calories Easy
Kid-Friendly Minestrone Soup
Fresh herbs and chewy noodles come together with a whole lot of veggies in this rich, flavorful broth that the whole family can enjoy on a chilly fall day.
40 minutes 180 calories Easy
Creamy tomato soup is a fall and winter staple, and while the canned versions are easy to pour and serve, a homemade version is going to taste fresher and be lower in salt and sugar. Plus, this soup travels well, so your kids can take it in a thermos for a comforting school lunch.
50 minutes 180 calories Easy
30-Minute Vegetarian Lentil Soup
Lentils are full of protein and fiber, so getting your kids to eat more lentils is a great way to make sure they’re getting plenty of nutrients. This soup uses basic ingredients that don’t skimp on flavor, and is ready to whip up at a moments notice.
35 minutes 250 calories Easy
Kid-Friendly Soup with Potatoes and Sausage
Packed with carrots, potatoes, and sausages, this kid-friendly soup is hearty, delicious, and sure to be enjoyed by any picky eaters in your life.
50 minutes 370 calories Easy
Get all your favorite taco flavors into a pot for a fun and kid-friendly twist on taco night. Set up a toppings bar and let your kids top their taco soup with all their go-to toppings, from diced tomatoes and cheese to crunchy tortilla chips.
20 minutes 275 calories Easy
Chunky and Hearty Pinto Bean Soup
This chunky soup is a great way to sneak more beans into your kids’ diet. Filled with melty cheese and noodles, it is rich and hearty and sure to make the whole family happy. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up those last bits left in the bowl.
50 minutes 245 calories Easy
Kid-Friendly Pepperoni Pizza Soup
Get all the best parts of the pizza on the dinner table without making dough or pulling out the takeout menus, and just like your favorite pizza, you can load this with as many veggie toppings as you’d like.
30 minutes 200 calories Easy
Lunch-Box Chicken Soup
The rice in this soup makes this a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs type of meal that is the ideal comforting lunch or dinner. For a shortcut, use frozen mixed veggies instead of fresh celery and carrots.
45 minutes 220 calories Easy
Easy Chicken Ramen Soup
Even on the busiest of weeknights, this soup is saving grace. Ready to go in just about 30 minutes, this comforting soup is fun to eat and is a great way to introduce new and exciting flavors to your kids.
35 minutes 330 calories Easy
Veggie-Packed Hamburger Soup
A nutrient-dense dish that your kids actually love is the definition of a dinnertime hero, and this soup definitely fits the bill. Filled with fridge and pantry staples, this soup is comforting, full of classic hamburger flavor, and easy to throw together at any time.
1h 00m 320 calories Easy