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45 Diabetic-Friendly Slow Cooker Soups

People with diabetes can take advantage of easy slow cooker soups, too. These healthy soups are perfect for a cozy lunch or dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this split pea soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and dinner is done. Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina

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Hearty Pork Bean SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Pork Bean Soup

It's wonderful to come home to this pork bean soup dinner simmering away in a slow cooker, especially on a busy weeknight. This soup uses dried beans and is simple to throw together in the morning before work. When you get home, just add a few more ingredients, and in half an hour dinner is ready! Do not put the tomatoes in for the first 8 hours of cooking, or the beans will not become soft. Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Tomato Basil Tortellini SoupTaste of Home

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

When my family tried this soup, they all had to have seconds, and my husband is happy anytime I put it on the table. Sometimes I include cooked, crumbled bacon and serve it with mozzarella cheese. Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

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Butternut Squash and Barley SoupTaste of Home

Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

I love to use my garden produce in this veggie-packed soup. Serve it with oatmeal dinner rolls and you've got a delicious, healthy dinner. Julie Sloan, Osceola, Indiana

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Greek-Style Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Greek-Style Lentil Soup

This healthy, warming soup is a satisfying vegetarian recipe, but you can use chicken broth or add cooked meat if you like. Mary E. Smith, Columbia, Missouri

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Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I love indulgent cream soups but not the fat that goes along with them, so I came up with a healthier version. The velvety texture of this cauliflower soup makes it feel so rich, and the spicy kick warms you up in a flash. Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Italian Beef Vegetable SoupTaste of Home

Italian Beef Vegetable Soup

This hearty vegetable beef soup features a ton of fresh vegetables, making it the perfect dish to use up all that summer produce. It's also great during cooler weather! Make sure you serve this Italian soup with some breadsticks, rolls or flaky biscuits. Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Lemon Chicken & Rice SoupTaste of Home

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

Years ago, I fell hard for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. It was just a special back then, and I re-created it at home so we could eat it whenever a craving hit! Kristin Cherry, Bothell, Washington

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Turkey Sausage Soup with Fresh VegetablesTaste of Home

Turkey Sausage Soup with Fresh Vegetables

Our family is big on soup. This favorite is quick to make and very tasty, and it gives me plenty of time to have fun with my kids and grandkids while it slow-cooks. Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Slow-Cooked Mexican Beef SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Mexican Beef Soup

My family loves this stew, and I'm happy to make it since it's so simple! You can serve with cornbread instead of corn chips to make it an even more filling meal. Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Pesto Bean SoupTaste of Home

Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze it. Homemade pesto is tasty, but you can use store-bought to make the recipe really simple. Serve the soup with garlic toast and a green salad. Liz Bellville, Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Slow-Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Peanut SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Peanut Soup

This seemingly exotic dish is simple, vegan, healthy and hearty. The peanut butter blends beautifully with the sweetness of the squash and Thai seasonings. You can also serve this soup without pureeing it first. Kayla Capper, Ojai, California

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French Lentil and Carrot SoupTaste of Home

French Lentil and Carrot Soup

It's crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but you can leave it out if you prefer. Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Spicy Peruvian Potato SoupTaste of Home

Spicy Peruvian Potato Soup

This robust Peruvian soup (known there as locro de papa) has the comfort of potatoes and the warming spiciness of chiles. Light enough for a simple lunch, its also satisfying served as a dinner meal.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Loaded Potato-Leek SoupTaste of Home

Loaded Potato-Leek Soup

When I was growing up, my mother made potato and onion soup because it was affordable and fast. Ive trimmed the calories, and its still a comforting family favorite. Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Slow-Cooked Black Bean SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Black Bean Soup

Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This recipe is healthy and so easy, thanks to the slow cooker! Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey

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Italian Cabbage SoupTaste of Home

Italian Cabbage Soup

After doing yardwork on a windy day, we love to come in for a light but hearty soup like this one. It's brimming with cabbage, veggies and white beans. Pass the oven-warmed bread! Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa

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Butternut Squash and Carrot SoupTaste of Home

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

I got this golden soup recipe from a friend. Sometimes I add a few slices of red pepper to change up the flavor a bit. Pat Roberts, Thornton, Ontario

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English Pub Split Pea SoupTaste of Home

English Pub Split Pea Soup

This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of the slow cooker, I can spend 15 minutes putting it together, walk away for five hours, and come back to "soup's on." Finish it with more milk if you like your soup a bit thinner. Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Much of the work for this soup can be done in advance, and it keeps all day in the slow cooker. This can easily be doubled if you're feeding a crowd. Once you've tried it, try mixing it upadd save or savory with the thyme or replace it with nutmeg. For a vegan version, replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth. Jennifer Machado, Alta, California

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Chicken Tomatillo SoupTaste of Home

Chicken Tomatillo Soup

I had tomatillos to use and wanted to make something more exquisite than salsa verde, so I combined two favorite recipes, added my own special touches and made chicken tomatillo soup. Feel free to add cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce to spice it up. Katrina Krumm, Apple Valley, Minnesota

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Curried Ham & Split Pea SoupTaste of Home

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

This soup is great for stocking in the freezer and the curry gives it a warmer flavor, which goes so nicely with the salty ham. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Spicy Veggie & Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Spicy Veggie & Lentil Soup

I enjoy this recipe because its meatless, inexpensive and simply delicious! You can substitute any vegetables you likeits all a matter of preference. Serve warm pita bread on the side. Geraldine Hennessey, Glendale, New York

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Chorizo and Chickpea SoupTaste of Home

Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

The chorizo sausage adds its own spice to the broth, creating delicious flavor without any extra seasonings. And while it's cooking, the whole house smells amazing. Jaclyn McKewan, Lancaster, New York

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Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

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General Tso's StewTaste of Home

General Tso's Stew

I love Asian food and wanted a chili-like soup with the distinctive flavors of General Tsos chicken. The slow cooker makes this super easy, and you can use any meat you like. Its a great with turkey, ground meats or leftover pork. Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

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Ginger Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of my favorite soup recipes to serve in the wintertime because it's super easy to make and fills the house with a wonderful aroma. My whole family loves it! Brandy Stansbury, Edna, Texas

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Cabbage Barley SoupTaste of Home

Cabbage Barley Soup

My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come up with the best cabbage dish. My vegetarian cabbage soup was the clear winner. they ate the whole pot! Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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Hearty Vegetable Split Pea SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Vegetable Split Pea Soup

This slow-cooker soup is my secret weapon on busy days. Its delicious served with oyster crackers that are tossed in a bit of melted butter and herbs and then lightly toasted in the oven. Whitney Jensen, Spring Lake, Michigan

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Spiced Split Pea SoupTaste of Home

Spiced Split Pea Soup

A hint of curry adds the perfect amount of kick to this family pleasing soup. Just assemble the ingredients in the slow cooker and go about your day while it cooks. Sue Mohre, Mount Gilead, Ohio

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Slow Cooker Parsnip and Apple SoupTaste of Home

Slow Cooker Parsnip and Apple Soup

Here's a light, lovely soup ideal for a first course at your next special dinner. You'll love the harmony of fall flavors. Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

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Seafood CioppinoTaste of Home

Seafood Cioppino

If you're looking for a great seafood recipe for your slow cooker, this classic fish stew is just the ticket. It's brimming with clams, crab, fish and shrimp, and is fancy enough to be an elegant meal. Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire

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Pork Vegetable SoupTaste of Home

Pork Vegetable Soup

Chockfull of tender pork, veggies and savory flavor, this nutritious soup fills the house with a wonderful aroma as it cooks! Deb Hall - Huntington, Indiana

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Spinach White Bean SoupTaste of Home

Spinach White Bean Soup

After a busy day as a college nursing professor, I love to come home to this slow cooker white bean soup. It provides plenty of nutrients to keep me healthy. Brenda Jeffers, Ottumwa, Iowa

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Colorful MinestroneTaste of Home

Colorful Minestrone

Butternut squash, a leek and fresh kale make my minestrone different from most others. Not only do ingredients like this help keep the fat grams down, but they create a lovely blend of flavors.Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Gulfport, Florida

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Hearty Beef Veggie SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Beef Veggie Soup

Here's a slow-cooked meal-in-one just perfect for chilly winter nights. It's nice to come home to a hearty soup that's ready to eat. It goes well with a fruit salad and bread. Colleen Jubl, Dayton, Ohio

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Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This satisfying soup with a hint of cayenne is brimming with vegetables, chicken and noodles. The recipe is from my father-in-law, but I tweaked it to make it my own. Norma Reynolds, Overland Park, Kansas

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Slow-Cooker Pea SoupTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Pea Soup

This slow cooker soup is one of my favorite meals to make during a busy workweek. When I get home I just add the milk, and supper is served! Deanna Waggy, South Bend, Indiana

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Beef Barley Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad. For variety, you can substitute jicama for the potatoes. Judy Metzentine, The Dalles, Oregon

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Red Bean Vegetable SoupTaste of Home

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans and fresh veggies. Ronnie Lappe, Brownwood, Texas

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Fresh Pumpkin SoupTaste of Home

Fresh Pumpkin Soup

This appealing soup harvests the fall flavors of just-picked pumpkins and tart apples and is sure to warm you up on a crisp autumn day. I top the creamy puree with a sprinkling of toasted pumpkin seeds. Jane Shapton, Irvine, California

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Vegetable Soup with HamburgerTaste of Home

Vegetable Soup with Hamburger

I work full time and have a family of four. We sit down to a home-cooked meal just about every night, many times thanks to my slow cooker. This hearty soup is often on the menu. Theresa Jackson, Cicero, New York

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Beef & Black Bean SoupTaste of Home

Beef & Black Bean Soup

I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with timesaving recipes. This zippy and colorful soup is one of my husband's favorites. It has been a hit at family gatherings, too. Vickie Gibson, Gardendale, Alabama

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Hearty Black Bean SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Black Bean Soup

Cumin and chili powder give spark to this thick and hearty soup. If you have leftover meatsmoked sausage, browned ground beef or roasttoss it in during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Amy Chop, Oak Grove, Louisiana

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Curried Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Curried Lentil Soup

Curry gives a different taste sensation to this chili-like soup. Its delicious with a dollop of sour cream. My family welcomes it with open armsand watering mouths. Christina Till, South Haven, Michigan

Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.