A hearty and warming bowl of soup hits the spot on a cold day. And thanks to the modern wonder that is the slow cooker, you can have a steaming, homemade meal ready and waiting for you at the end of a long day with some simple prep work in the morning. Try the recipes below during your busy weeknights. We also love this 6 qt Crock-Pot and Bowl-A-Roo microwaveable bowl holder!

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Pre-made chicken tortellini put a decadent spin on a traditional chicken noodle soup. Fresh ingredients like carrots, celery stalks, and thyme elevate this dish without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Source: Delish

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup may sound like something you can only get by ordering at a fancy restaurant or slaving away in the kitchen all day, but this slow cooker version lets you enjoy a high-quality dish without a lot of prep. Prepare the base by letting sweet onions stew in beef stock, butter, and brown sugar, and then finish them off in the broiler in a matter of minutes.

Source: Damn Delicious

Beef Barley Soup

This recipe may be budget friendly, but it tastes like a million bucks! Brown your beef ahead of time, and then combine it with beef stock, carrots, and potatoes to let the flavors marry. Later, add in the barley for a nourishing stew that tastes incredible.

Source: The Food Charlatan

Slow Cooker Cordon Bleu Soup

A classic French dish gets simplified in the form of a soup that’s sure to wow your dinner guests. An assortment of cheeses blends with shredded chicken and deli ham in a creamy, savory soup that you won’t be able to get enough of. Top with croutons, and enjoy!

Source: Taste of Home


Easy Crock-Pot Butternut Squash Soup

A healthy meal has never tasted so good! Rich and filling cubes of squash are blended with onion, carrots, garlic, and thyme into a creamy soup that the whole family will enjoy.

Source: Delish

Soups don’t have to be boring and are made easy with the power of slow cookers. Ditch the pre-made cans in favor of one of these tasty, homemade recipes.