5 Soothing, Staple Soups for Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year again. Flu season (and therefore, soup season) is back. Offices are empty, the kids are staying home from school, and pharmacies and doctors offices are packed to the brim.

This year, add one of these five essential soups for cold & flu season alongside a box of tissues, your warmest blanket, and a good movie. These soups are sure to warm you up while you are getting over the sneezes, aches, and pains. Cozy up, enjoy, and feel better soon.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup 

slow cooker chicken noodle soup for cold and flu season

When we’re feeling under the weather all we really need is a bowl of homemade chicken soup like mom used to make. This is our favorite slow cooker recipe. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is sure to warm your belly as you fight the winter blues.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup 

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Does anything say comfort food like vegetable soup? This Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup is hearty, flavorful, and packed with vegetables. Combine the vegetables and beef in the crock and serve with a hunk of your favorite bread (or saltine crackers, another sick day staple) and enjoy.  

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This easy soup is made with ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Skip the store, combine ingredients for this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in the slow cooker, take a nap, and wake up to a feel-good dinner.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup 

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Mom always used to tell us to eat our vegetables, and when you’re not feeling well, it’s an even better idea. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup combines an array of veggies with lentils to make a meal that’s a little bit spicy, quite a bit healthy and a whole lot hearty. It’s as nutritious as it is delicious, so hopefully you’ll get some spring back in your step soon.

Tomato Basil Soup 

tomato basil soup

In the winter, you can never go wrong with tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. When you’re sick, it’s even better. While it’s easy to reach for your favorite canned version, try making it from scratch at home. This Tomato Basil Soup is both simple and comforting – the perfect sick day companion.

5 soothing soups for cold and flu season

More slow cooker soups to try

Slow Cooker Minestrone with Kale & Kielbasa

Slow Cooker White Turkey Chili


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