This post will provide you with some breakfast soup recipes for days when you prefer something light yet energizing. And, soup for breakfast may sound like a strange concept to some. But I am here to prove otherwise.
Now, if you’re especially tight on time, I recommend cooking your soup and making any other breakfast with an instant pot since it saves a significant amount of time. Otherwise, follow these exact recipes for a hearty breakfast.
Besides warming your body up in the morning, it’s also beneficial in many ways to have soup for breakfast. One of the many ways is that it helps boost your metabolism and nutrient intake as soup recipes are packed with different nutritious food groups. So, let’s get started!
A Warm Bowl Of Soup Will Keep You Going The Whole Day
Soup can come in various types, methods of cooking, and in ingredients. And having a good bowl for breakfast can help set your mood better. I have compiled a list of recipes below that will amp up your morning the perfect way.
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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What I love about this recipe is how effortless it is, especially since this breakfast meal doesn’t use eggs. This warm soup is healing in every way. And the best part? Everything takes place in the same cooking pot.
This dish is also a great way to use your leftover ham bone. You can make it the next morning, after a Christmas or Thanksgiving party. While it looks quite plain, its savory flavor will surprise you.
This soup is perfectly tasty on its own, but you can amp it up a bit with a side of toasted bread or cracked peppers.
Total time: 15 minutes
Starting off the list is the homey and silky egg drop soup. This type of clear soup with some eggs is super simple to make, yet it’s extremely flavorful.
There are several variations of this egg drop soup coming from Korea and China. But for this particular recipe, you’re going to make this simple yet phenomenal Japanese breakfast dish with dashi as the soup base.
Dashi is a special type of Japanese stock that adds an extra umami taste to your soup. In addition to that, be sure to use dashi of good quality for a refined stock base. Remember not to use dashi powder as it will quickly diminish the flavor of the soup.
One key to achieving the flowy egg strings in your soup is to use your chopsticks to guide the flow of the beaten eggs. Slowly pour your eggs into the boiling soup so that the strings will be more even and thin.
You will want to check out this wonderful tutorial for Japanese egg drop soup.
Total time: 25 minutes
This is a reimagined edition of your classic American breakfast of eggs and bacon. You can see it as a variation of egg drop soup with a Western twist . Namely, there will be a garnish of spinach and bacon in your bowl of soup.
Similar to the previous recipe, this soup is perfect for chilly mornings when you want something warm in your tummy. With just the first few spoonfuls, you will be able to taste all the essence of smooth egg bites, with the peppery sensation on your tongue.
To top your bowl of bacon and eggs soup off, some slices of rustic sourdough bread would be the perfect fit.
Total time: 7 hours (including 6 hours of broth simmering)
Phở is one of the most famous breakfast menus in Asian cuisine that everybody loves.It’s a dish consisting of a complex-flavored broth, rice noodles, and various cuts of meat.
This recipe is going to show you how to make the most common variation of Phở, which is beef Phở. The broth contains a base of beef bone stock that’s fragrant. A mix of spices and herbs like cinnamon, star anise, and ginger is going to create a beautiful taste for this broth.
For this recipe, you are going to use different types of meat like shanks and briskets to create the fullest taste. While cooking, it’s important that you skim off the scum for a clearer broth. However, don’t skim off the fat as it’s a contributing factor to a fuller taste of the dish.
This is how you can make the best Phở – Vietnamese beef noodle soup.
Total time: 25 minutes
Milk soup is a common dish among Eastern European countries like Poland or Hungary. It can go with noodles, millet, or oatmeal. Back in the old days, it was a way to make use of milk that couldn’t be made into cheese.
This dish should be on the menu when you’re feeling under the weather, thanks to its subtle milky taste. Unlike other soup dishes, milk soup is just slightly sweet, yet it’s extra creamy as there’s butter in the recipe.
Moreover, there are two ways you can fill up your milk soup. Either you can put in some pasta or some rice. Both are enjoyable!
Total time: 20 minutes
Changua is a soup menu in South America, namely Colombia. Even though it’s usually a hangover cure soup, people also eat it for breakfast.
Now you might think Changua and the Easter European milk soup are similar. However, the Easter European milk soup contains chewy grains, whereas Changua contains eggs, which create more of a creamy texture for the soup.
Moreover, scallions are great at relieving the flu. So if you’re looking for a cold relief, opt for Changua. In case you want something more filling, go for the Eastern European milk as there’s pasta to fill you up.
Total time: 45 minutes
This one is a Thai-inspired recipe for breakfast that’s guaranteed to be an exotic feast for your taste buds. The combination of sweet and savory ingredients like coconut milk, garlic, and pepper will flood your soup with a floral taste and a creamy mouthfeel.
The most interesting part of this recipe is that you will be using a pestle in a mortar. These two tools are extremely common in Asian cuisines, especially when making a seasoning paste. In this recipe, you’re going to make a paste out of garlic, ginger, and cilantro stems.
This dish is a filling soup as it has a base of creamy coconut cream, along with a nutty note from peanuts. It will bring a new, exciting experience for your mundane breakfast.
8. Chicken Soup
Total time: 50 minutes
It’s the chicken soup everyone enjoys on a sick day. But of course, you don’t have to catch a cold to enjoy this dish. You will find this version of chicken soup for the soul especially enjoyable, as it carries a mesmerizing hue of gold with a bold yet soothing flavor.
This recipe is an elevated version of regular chicken soup. Particularly, adding mint, ginger, and tumeric into your soup is going to improve your immunity and digestion. You will see how much of a difference these ingredients make as they add a peppery and tangy taste to your soup.
And, when cooking your chicken for the soup, it’s best that you cool it off before shredding to avoid burning yourself.
Save this instruction for your next excellent bowl of chicken soup.
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Aside from the famous Vietnamese beef Phở I just talked about, another variation is chicken Phở, which is slightly different in taste and ingredients.
While beef Phở derives an aromatic broth and rich soup from the sirloin and oxtail, this recipe of chicken Phở carries a lighter-tasting sensation. This is because chicken fat isn’t as rich as beef broth.
A bowl of chicken Phở is just what you need if you’re watching your weight, as it’s light yet very filling. Just make sure to go light on the rice noodle and choose a leaner cut of meat like chicken breast.
Total time: 40 minutes
Khaw Tom Goong, a widely preferred Thai breakfast dish, is a dish you wouldn’t want to miss. This rice soup dish is versatile and easy to make as it can be enjoyed by every family member.
Khaw Tom, meaning rice soup in Thai, can be paired with different kinds of protein like pork, chicken, and seafood. Particularly in this recipe, you will use shrimps since this kind of protein will offer a natural sweetness and umami taste to your rice soup.
For the cherry on top, a spoonful of fried garlic will complete your Khaw Tom Goong just right. The soup is going to be infused with an inexplicable fragrant taste note that will leave you hungry for more.
Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
This thick, creamy, and flavorful soup can be the new favorite choice for your breakfast. This recipe will especially add a layer of depth to your soup with some tasty roasted tomatoes along with some herbs like thyme and basil.
Choosing the right tomatoes plays a crucial role. In this recipe, the most suitable ones are Roma as they are smaller in size, which makes them easy to process. Also, they’re available all year round, so it’s even easier for you to cook this menu whenever you want to.
For fuller taste and extra flavor, this recipe requires both fresh and canned tomatoes. Additionally, it is also an option to roast your tomatoes in advance. Just make sure to cover them slightly with a cloth or some food wrap.
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Risgrøt is a dish from the beautiful country of Norway. This rice based porridge is a widely popular sweet breakfast menu item that locals usually consume in the winter.
Traditionally, risgrøt was served on Christmas. However, it has slowly turned to a conventional daily dish that’s heart-warming in the morning. The creaminess of the porridge and the tingling sensation of cinnamon embrace your taste buds in the best ways.
Then, just when you think your risgrøt couldn’t get any better, it’s topped off with a dollop of butter. This creates a smooth texture that will complement the sweetness of vanilla and honey excellently.
Keep yourself warm in the winter with this delicious risgrøt recipe.
13. Potato Leek Soup
Total time: 40 minutes
Potato leek soup is an appealing menu that is just right for a cold morning. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s a vegetarian-friendly menu for breakfast with vegetable-based stock and potatoes.
This is a naturally milky and smooth soup due to the starchy texture of potatoes. And the kinds of potatoes that are perfectly starchy are Yukon gold, russets, and fingerlings. So you might want to look for these types when trying this recipe out.
To turn your potato leek soup up a few notches, you can try drizzling some truffle oil on top right before serving.
Total time: 50 minutes
Coconut curry soup is present in many countries’ cuisine. A few versions can be Thai, Indian or Indonesian. This recipe will be a simplified version which is more accessible, using ubiquitous ingredients that everyone can find.
This variation of coconut curry soup is guaranteed to warm up your body in the morning with ingredients like pepper, cumin, and garlic. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about easily getting hungry with this recipe since it’s rather a thick type of soup.
This soup is going to be on the sweeter side because of the coconut milk and carrot puree. However, it is also possible to replace carrots with potatoes if you don’t enjoy the taste of carrots. Make sure to serve your soup with some whole wheat bread for a complete breakfast.
15. Pumpkin Soup
Total time: 35 minutes
Here it is with another simply made soup that’s highly nutritious and flavorful, pumpkin soup. It’s such a classic menu, especially loved by kids everywhere as it’s easy to eat, and the taste is addictive as well.
As pumpkin is naturally sweet in taste, this recipe will not include sugar. Instead, you can amplify the taste of your soup with herbs like thyme and parsley. In addition to that, roasting your pumpkin in advance will give a slightly charred taste note to the soup.
If you prefer your soup smooth, you can try blending your soup in a blender and run it through a sieve before serving. Pour a little cream or milk on top when serving should you want your soup to be a bit runnier.
Do you want to make scrumptious pumpkin soup? This instruction is for you.
Total time: 50 minutes
I cannot talk about soup recipes without mentioning the almighty mushroom soup. In today’s case, I’m talking about creamy mushroom chicken soup with wild rice.
This recipe will bring back people’s all time favorite mushroom soup in a more creamy and cheesy style. It also comes with a twist, which is wild rice. Wild rice is an interesting ingredient that is richer in antioxidant properties than normal rice, making it extra healthy to consume.
This soup is made up of different textures like mushroom, chicken, and wild rice. Such a combination will create an exciting feeling in your mouth throughout the whole bowl of soup. And as always, pair your soup with some really good slices of bread; you won’t regret it.
Total time: 40 minutes
This is another one-pot soup dish that you shouldn’t overlook. This Italian sausage and bean soup is satisfying in every aspect, whether it is nutrition values, taste, or the process of making.
Unlike other soup recipes that are lighter and somewhat runnier, this recipe is a whole meal in a bowl of soup. From full-flavored Italian sausage to the smoky fire-roasted tomatoes to the beans, all of these filling ingredients are what makes this dish such a rewarding experience.
One thing you should notice is to go lightly on the seasoning of this dish because you’re going to use the canned bean liquid as well, which tends to be salty already.
18. Garlic Soup
Total time: 55 minutes
I have to admit that garlic soup is my personal favorite. And speaking from experience, I’m sure this recipe of creamy garlic soup with a rustic taste is a dream come true for garlic fanatics.
I bet it must be sparking absolute joy upon knowing that this recipe requires 3 heads of garlic. That means dozens of cloves of garlic. But as many garlic cloves as this dish needs, it won’t be giving you bad breath since it’s roasted garlic that you’ll be using.
To bring out the extra umami kick in your soup, make sure to properly saute your onion with butter until it turns clear. Doing this will release all the sugar in the onion, making your soup extra flavorful and sweet.
Total time: 45 minutes
This last menu is going to be a meaty twist on your classic comforting corn chowder. Adding shrimps into your corn chowder means extra flavor and sweetness. And topping it off with some bacon will add that slight crunch and smoky flavor.
For a little extra heat and depth in flavor, you can use spices like smoked paprika and thyme for your chowder. Don’t forget to blend the chowder in small batches to create a smooth and creamy texture.
Now, though this is not on the recipe, I recommend serving your hot fresh chowder in a bread bowl. Doing so will ensure a nourishing meal as you can finish both the bread and the soup.
Breakfast Soup Is Now For Both Health And Enjoyment
Gone are the days of cereal and toast in the morning. It is now time for an elevated breakfast meal with pleasantly hot bowls of soup.
There are countless methods for you to make your breakfast soup, whether it be slow-cooking, with a crockpot, or an instant pot. Nevertheless, the wholesome soup will never fail to energize your body throughout the whole day.
Above are the recipes that were carefully packed out for you for a nutritious breakfast. I hope you enjoy trying them out as much as I do.
Also, I would love to hear from you about your opinions on the taste of these recipes. And don’t forget to send this post to the people who you think would love these recipes.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories356
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 8.5g 43%
- Cholesterol 67mg 23%
- Sodium 2476mg 104%
- Potassium 408mg 12%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
- Sugars 4.3g
- Protein 19.7g 40%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.