The best soup recipes for kids

Make a comforting bowl of soup for your kids with our tasty, child-friendly recipes. These will become family favourites and have everyone wanting seconds. 

Soup makes the ideal family lunch or supper; cheap, healthy and a great way of sneaking in all types of hidden veg. Children tend to love a bit of dipping or mixing, so try serving with buttered toast, homemade bread or savoury scones. Little pots of grated cheese, croutons or plain yogurt for stirring will also help add a sense of occasion to the meal. Let small hands help themselves.

Roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

Red pepper and tomato soup in two bowls topped with herbs and ricotta

Jazz up a bowl of tomato soup with some vibrant red peppers and creamy ricotta for a simply scrumptious and healthy comfort food dish to nourish your kids.

See the recipe for roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

Creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup

Creamy chicken and sweetcorn soup in a pan and bowl with bread and potato sides

If you need a quick family meal on a busy weeknight, look no further than our comforting creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup that kids are sure to love. If you make the chicken base ahead for this recipe and freeze it, the soup can then be whipped up in just 20 minutes by adding a few extra ingredients.   

See the recipe for creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup

Roasted sweet potato & carrot soup

Sweet potato and carrot soup with bread

For any little vegetarians, this super-smooth roasted sweet potato & carrot soup is the perfect option for a warming lunch or midweek dinner. Using only a few ingredients, this simple dish is great for fussy eaters and delivers two of their five-a-day! 

See the recipe for roasted sweet potato & carrot soup

Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup in a bowl with garlic bread

Probably the best thing you could do with a pack of supermarket tortellini. This filling soup is full of fibre, low fat and full of veg. It’s on the table in half an hour and mainly uses store cupboard ingredients so perfect to rustle up as a last minute supper.

See the recipe for hearty pasta soup

Tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

Tomato soup with tear and share bread

Classic creamy tomato soup is normally a hit with everyone from toddlers to teens. Add easy and speedy tear-and-share cheesy bread and little ones are bound to get involved in lots of dipping fun.

See the recipe for tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

Easy noodle soup

Noodle, vegetable and chick soup in a bowl

If you need to feed the children fast then this easy noodle soup is speedy, satisfying and healthy to boot. Frankly we think it’s an all-round winner.

See the recipe for easy noodle soup

Smoked haddock with sweetcorn chowder & herby garlic bread

Haddock and sweetcorn chowder in a pot with garlic bread side

This budget-friendly creamy fish soup with corn and potatoes is perfect for warming up small bellies. Wholesome, comforting and extra delicious, with the homemade garlic bread it is hard not to be won over.

See the recipe for smoked haddock with sweetcorn chowder & herby garlic bread

Honeyed carrot soup

Carrot soup in a bowl with chunky potato chips

Kids love this rich, warming soup but it's sophisticated enough for adults too, so it makes a great family meal. What's more, it's freezable so try making double and stocking up your freezer. For a real treat serve with crispy bacon sandwiches. Tastes even better after a long, wintry walk.

See the recipe for honeyed carrot soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup in mugs

Even if your child is not a big cauliflower fan. it is well worth giving this soup ago as this creamy creation has been known to turn the most fervent haters around. A batch of this will serve four adults and four kids, so a good choice if you're having friends round. 

See the recipe for cauliflower cheese soup

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24th Nov, 2017
After hitting the link to Toddler Food I keep getting recipes for Soup for Kids, how do I navigate to toddler food?
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27th Nov, 2017
Thanks for pointing this out. We'll look into it. In the meantime, here is a link to toddler recipes.
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