The best soup recipes for kids

Scrumptious, comforting soups that will 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.

Hearty pasta soup Hearty pasta soup

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.

Hearty pasta soup

Honeyed carrot soup


Honeyed carrot soup

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.

Honeyed carrot soup

Chicken soupEasy noodle soup

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.

Easy noodle soup


Smoked haddock chowderSmoked haddock with sweetcorn chowder & herby garlic bread

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

Smoked haddock with sweetcorn chowder & herby garlic bread

Tomato soup


Tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

Classic and creamy tomato soup is normally a hit with everyone from toddlers to teens. Add easy and speedy tear-and-share cheesy bread, and small hands are bound to get excited - expect lots of dipping fun.

Tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

Cauliflower cheeseCauliflower cheese soup

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.

Cauliflower cheese soup


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