The 1950s was a time of classic comfort food, and soup was no exception. During this era, soup was a staple in many households and was often made from scratch using simple, wholesome ingredients. Some of the most popular soup recipes from the 1950s include creamy tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, and beef vegetable soup. These soups were often served as a first course or as a main dish and were enjoyed by families across the country. Many of these classic soup recipes have stood the test of time and are still enjoyed today, thanks to their delicious flavor and comforting qualities. Whether you’re looking to recreate classic soup recipes from your childhood or want to try something new, there’s a 1950s soup recipe out there.
San Francisco Cioppino: Easy Authentic Seafood Stew
This recipe for Authentic Cioppino is a classic Italian-American seafood stew from San Francisco that’s loaded with clams, shrimp, mussels, crab, and white fish in a flavorful herbed tomato broth. It’s warm, cozy and perfect with a big hunk of sourdough and a crisp glass of wine. This an impressive dish is far easier to make than it looks. Skip the restaurant and make this iconic mouthwatering seafood dish at home!
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Mushroom Barley Soup
Mushroom Barley Soup is a comforting and filling soup your family will love. It is easily made and tastes even better the next day.
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The Best Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
A luxuriously creamy (yet cream-less!) butternut squash soup that is loaded with veggies while still allowing the butternut squash to shine! An optional sweet and savory topping of caramelized onions, sweet apples, and salty bacon kicks up the tasty factor even more. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free and also includes simple suggestions for making it vegan!
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Classic Creamy Lobster Bisque
Lobster Bisque is a classic, rich, creamy, flavorful soup perfect for special occasions or when you want to serve something fancy!
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Instant Pot Cabbage Soup Recipe
This cabbage soup in the Instant Pot is comforting, cozy, and packed with wholesome ingredients in a flavorful tomato base. It’s a healthy, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant easy recipe you’ll love!
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Instant Pot Bean Soup
This Instant Pot bean soup recipe uses a 13-bean and lentil blend with a hearty tomato base for a cozy vegan meal. Tuscan kale leaves are stirred in at the end for added color and nutrition.
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Easy Authentic Italian Wedding Soup
This easy-to-make, authentic Italian wedding soup recipe is loaded with savory meatballs, hearty veggies, and mini pasta; all simmered together to create the perfect combination of flavors. Don’t forget the freshly grated cheese and crusty bread to make it all come together for a meal that’ll warm you from head to toe.
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Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
Grab your Instant Pot for this simple and delicious soup recipe. Potato and leek are a classic combination in soup, and this recipe is made easier by cooking it entirely in the pressure cooker. The result is an Instant Pot potato leek soup that’s definitely a comfort food style dish that everyone will enjoy.
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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
This 30-minute Instant Pot split pea soup is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. Made with tender split peas, smoked pork shoulder, and fresh vegetables, you won’t be able to get enough of this hearty, creamy, and flavorful dish!
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Easy Clam Chowder | New England Style
This easy clam chowder recipe is straight from New England and remains my favorite! I try all different recipes for creamy clam chowder, but I keep coming back to this one!
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Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup is a popular soup that originated in Indian cuisine and has since become a favorite in many parts of the world. The name “Mulligatawny” comes from Tamil and means “pepper water.”
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Chicken And Dumpling Soup
Homemade Chicken Dumping Soup is one of our family’s all-time favorite meals. When the nights are long and the days are cold, homemade chicken soup with dumplings is the first thing we think of when we need something hot, comfortable, and delicious.
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Beef Noodle Soup With Prime Rib
We love Beef Noodle Soup, and when you make it with prime rib it takes this hearty, warming, classic soup to a whole ‘nother level! This is one of my favorite parts about making rib roasts at home, and I always make sure to buy and extra big roast so we have plenty for leftovers!
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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup
Our Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup is made with tender, smoked chicken, a rich, homemade broth, and all of the delicious toppings you can pile on top. Hearty and easily can be made into a whole meal!
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Beef Barley Soup With Prime Rib
Shut out that cold weather and serve up a hearty bowl of this beef barley soup with prime rib. Tender bits of prime rib, hearty barley, paired complimentary vegetables for one delicious bowl of soup.
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Instant Pot Copycat Nordstrom’s Tomato Basil Soup
Instant Pot Copycat Nordstrom’s Tomato Basil Soup — If you’re a fan of Nordstrom’s Tomato Basil Soup, this Instant Pot Copycat recipe is for you! This soup is flavorful and rich in color. It tastes like it has been simmering all day, giving the flavors time to develop. The secret ingredient? Fresh basil leaves!
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Low Fodmap Fish Chowder
You might be more familiar with clam chowder, but fish chowder has a long, esteemed, and delicious history, and our Low FODMAP Fish Chowder is another easy to make classic.
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Low Fodmap Shrimp & Corn Chowder
I would be hard-pressed to find a food more comforting than soup and we enjoy them year-round. This Low FODMAP Shrimp & Corn Chowder focuses on late summer, early fall vegetables like tomatoes, corn, potatoes, zucchini, and fresh basil.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.