Recipes from The Kitchn

10 Sick-Day Soups for When You're Under the Weather

Image Credit: Joe Lingeman

We're in prime cold and flu season, and with it comes the need to keep plenty of feel-better soups in your recipe arsenal. Sometimes a bowl or two is all you need to start feeling yourself again. These 10 recipes are comforting meals to make when you, your significant other, or your kids are under the weather. Being sick never tasted so good.

1. Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Soup

Let your slow cooker do most of the work when you're craving the most classic sick-day soup around. Since it cooks low and slow for hours, the broth with be extra rich and flavorful.

Image Credit: Joe Lingeman

2. How To Make Soup from Almost Any Vegetable

This is a great soup to make if you're not feeling well enough to head to the store— gather whatever vegetables are in your crisper drawer instead.

Image Credit: Christine Han

3. Gingery Poached Egg Soup

Spicy ginger is a great for a sore throat. Here, an egg is poached right in the broth to add protein.

Image Credit: Joe Lingeman

4. Easy One-Pot Chicken Taco Soup

This smoky, spicy version of your favorite Mexican soup comes together easily in just one pot and under 30 minutes.

Image Credit: Joe Lingeman

5. Split Pea Soup

If you're craving something homey and simple, you can do no better than this easy split pea soup.

Image Credit: Jerrelle Guy

6. Roasted Tomato Soup

It goes without saying, but you'll feel even better if you pair this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Image Credit: Joe Lingeman

7. How To Make Chicken and Rice Soup

Opt for long-grain brown rice instead of white rice for this soup, as it hold up better to cooking and reheating.

Image Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani

8. Easy Cabbage & White Bean Soup

If you have a Parmesan rind on hand, it's worth tossing it into the soup as it simmers; it will add a deep umami flavor to the meatless soup.

Image Credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink

9. Chicken Lentil Soup

This recipe makes quite a large batch of soup. Luckily, it freezes very well so you can tuck some away for the next time you're feeling under the weather.

Image Credit: Maria Siriano

10. Alice Waters' Chickpea and Broccoli Rabe Soup

This simple bean soup is quite flexible: Swap in white beans, if you prefer, or opt for bacon instead of pancetta.