Soup Recipes For Kids

Soup is a wonderful meal any time of year. :bowl:  Having a few easy soup recipes for kids on hand helps when you’re looking for something different to make. Add some whole wheat crackers or a loaf of Italian bread, and you have a great lunch or dinner. For a more filling meal, add grilled cheese sandwiches or a tossed salad. :)

Soup Recipes For Kids


Chicken Soup

6 cups of broth
1 cup cooked chicken
1 cup uncooked rice
1 3/4 cup fresh chopped vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, celery, or cabbage)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon dried parsley

1. Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 1 cup of chicken pieces.
2. Place the cooked chicken in a large saucepan.
3. Add the broth and uncooked rice. Cover the pan.
4. Bring the broth and rice to a boil.
5. Cover the pan, and turn the heat to low.
6. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.
7. Add the chopped onions, chopped vegetables, and seasonings.
8. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Macaroni Chick-Pea Soup

3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 3/4 cup dry macaroni
1/2 teaspoon celery flakes or onion powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup stewed tomatoes
1 cup green beans
1 can chick-peas (garbanzo beans)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1. In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add macaroni, celery flakes, and oregano. Simmer 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add stewed tomatoes, green beans, chick-peas (drained), and garlic powder. Simmer 5 minutes, or until macaroni and beans are tender.


Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

6 cups water
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 Tablespoons dried parsley (optional)
2 teaspoons beef bouillon or 2 cubes beef bouillon
1 1/2 cups dry lentils
2 medium sliced carrots
1 medium chopped onion
2 sliced celery stalks

1. Mix all ingredients together in slow cooker.
2. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

Vegetable Cheese Soup
(this is one of our readers favorite kids soup recipes)

2 cups water
3 cups chopped mixed vegetables, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
1 cup dry milk, nonfat
1 cup water
1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup Swiss cheese – cut into small pieces

1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add vegetables, onions, salt and curry powder. Cook, covered, until almost tender.
2. Mix dry milk, 1 cup water and cornstarch together. Add to partially cooked vegetables.
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened.
4. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add more water if too thick.

Potato Soup
(another favorite soup for kids)

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 diced potatoes
2 Tablespoons margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup nonfat dry milk
3 cups water
2 Tablespoons flour

1. Peel and chop the onion.
2. Chop the celery.
3. Peel the potatoes, and cut them into small cubes.
4. Melt the margarine in a large saucepan on low heat.
5. Add the onion and celery. Cook for a few minutes.
6. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper and 1 1/2 cups water.
7. Cook for 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
8. In a small bowl, stir together the dry milk and flour.
9. Add 1 1/2 cups water slowly, stirring as you add it.
10. Add the milk mix to the potatoes.
11. Cook until the soup is heated and slightly thickened.
12. Adjust the seasonings.

If you have any soup recipes for kids to submit, please add them in a comment below.


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  1. hey my sister and I were looking for an easy fun way to make soup for my little brother ethan he’s 5yrs old and loves soup! Mainly vegetables. We were wondering if you had a nice yummy recipe we could follow, that would satisfys him haha thank you and we love your website its fun to make new recipes every day.

  2. Forget about easy for kids – these are great recipes for single guys living in their first apartment who have no idea how to cook anything and would otherwise spend their lives eating bologna sandwiches.
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  3. PennyGo says:

    I like to make tiny meatballs for spaghetti dinner, and keep about 20 for the next day’s soup. I use beef broth, chopped tomatoes (or canned), and then thinly slice cabbage and put the cabbage and meatballs in at the last minute, just barely warming them. It’s great in the winter!
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  4. This is just what I needed! Now I will be able to make my own soup instead of eating canned soup. Thanks a lot!
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  5. Wonderful! Soup is so good to make together and really good to eat. Fun and healthy, warm and comforting.

  6. Ionut Popa says:

    Sounds very tasty. You should include bigger pictures, as I’m sure it won’t hurt to increase our appetite.
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  7. Nice… I like pumpkin soup or mushroom soup thought… or lobster bisque YUM :-)
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  8. lindy says:

    Agree with some of the other commenters – not just for kids! Always looking for new recipes that can go in the crock pot! Thank you for some great ideas.

  9. Nice recipes, thanks for that. What I wonder though is, why do you use ‘dry milk’ and how much would substitute that in low fat real milk ?

  10. Joanne says:

    Andreas – I’m not sure why the recipe called for powered milk, it wasn’t my recipe originally. Maybe to save money? As fas as how much real milk to use, here’s a great source for substituting milk for powered milk and visa versa:

  11. Millie says:

    There’s nothing quite as tasty as homemade soup, is there? I’m definitely going to be trying some of these recipes! Thank you.
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  12. Thank joyous for the recipes! The macaroni click pea sounds so good! My kids love soup, as long as it’s served in a bread bowl.
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  13. What a collection of excellent soups. Thanks for sharing them on”Foodie Friday.”
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  14. Mary Y says:

    These look really good. Going to have to make some of these. My kids love soup!
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