20 Healthy Soups for Kids

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Healthy soups for kids that will have your kids asking for seconds, even the picky eaters. These toddler-approved child-friendly recipes are easy, great for leftovers, and get your kids to eat vegetables too! Enjoy these soup recipe ideas!

Beef and barley soup in a bowl

Soup makes a great meal for kids. It is

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy
  • Comforting
  • Healthy
  • Freezes
  • Disguises vegetables
  • Is great leftover

And if you have super picky kids that balk at the tiniest veggie, you can blend the soup broth with the veggies in the blender and they’ll never know they are there. Hiding nutrients is one of my superpowers. Then put the meat and/or pasta in and you’re a hero!

taco soup in a pot

Soups kids love

I’ve gathered some yummy healthy soups for kids that will have even the pickiest eater asking for more.

My kid’s VERY FAVORITE all-time soup for 26 years of kids is this easy and cheap taco soup. It’s super cheap, super simple, and everyone loves it. Teenagers and grown adults ask me about this soup when I see them around town. It’s super good for them too. Full of fiber and nutrients without any preservatives or junk!

My kids made this Mexican leftover smoked brisket soup a few weeks ago and it was a big hit. It’s warm, a little spicy, but not too much for toddlers, and so flavorful! They loved it.

They also loved this cheeseburger soup we started making a few months ago. It tastes like a cheeseburger in a bowl. Even my picky husband was into this!

We love this beef soup for toddlers that we made with roast. It’s so nourishing and flavorful with mushrooms and other vegetables.

beef, vegetable, and farro soup in a bowl with a big piece of beef on top

This vegetable soup for kids is a big hit because it’s full of yummy noodles along with beef and vegetables. My kids love it. And they LOVE making their own vegetable beef soup too.

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup is total comfort food, thick and creamy and unbelievably good!

This recipe for alphabet soup is full of ground beef, vegetables, and tender pasta, all simmered in a hearty tomato broth.

Soups for kids

This tasty chicken soup with pasta is made with small little pasta, which kids love. Made with shredded chicken, carrots, pasta in a tasty broth.

This Chunky Tortilla Soup is easy to make, full of fun colors, and topped with crunchy tortillas that kids love. Packed with chicken and canned beans and veggies this soup comes together in about 30 minutes.

This Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup is the PERFECT soup to warm you up on rainy days! Make some creamy chicken, mushroom, and wild rice soup in less than 15 minutes with your Instant Pot, and your whole family will love it!

Or if they love a bit of kick, check out this smokey pork soup with leftover pork roast!

The sausage slow cooks with the beans along with deluxe pizza flavorings and makes the BEST bean soup!

You don’t have to spend hours in front of the stove with this quick and easy chicken sausage soup recipe. Get cozy and be ready to slurp every last spoonful of this comforting dish.

Just a few simple ingredients make this healthy pressure cooker Italian Wedding soup delicious. It will become a family favorite!

Roasted Pumpkin Soup is the perfect kid-friendly soup for a chilly fall day.

Kids can get their vegetables and enjoy the rice and simple flavors in this easy rice soup recipe. This healthy recipe is vegan with a rich mushroom broth and is mild in flavor that kids will love.

This soup really brings out some crisp, yummy vegetables and serves you with the perfect noodles for your Mason Jar Asian Noodle soup. You can easily add protein or more veggies to this recipe too. So versatile, so customizable, so YUMMMY!!!

Making creamy cauliflower soup is a great way to reduce carbs, get more veggies, and welcome the cooler weather!

This Ruby Tuesday potato cheese soup recipe is easy to make, very indulgent, and just as you get in the restaurant.

Mac and cheese soup, a kid’s favorite meal in a soup form.

Friendship soup recipe

This friendship soup recipe is another of my kid’s favorites and they get to make it themselves. Plus you get a story, an activity, and a healthy meal!

yummy friendship healthy soup made with vegetables shared from kids at daycare. green beans, kale, chicken, corn, carrots and more make it colorful and yummy.

I hope you find some inspiration for some yummy and healthy soups for kids meals this cool season. If you hate serving soup because it’s messy, consider serving it in a cup, using a straw bowl, or even just a regular bowl and give the kids a straw. Cutting them in half makes them short enough for young kids to use in their bowls. You can also strain some of the juice out and let them have mostly solids.

Kids love these and for more kid-friendly chicken recipes, click here.

Any way you do it, soup is a winner in my daycare and my house. It’s a great way to get kids to eat healthy food.

And if you’re just looking for a quick dinner idea for kids, check this out.

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