24 Slow Cooker Soups With Over 10 Grams of Protein Per Serving

Slow cooker soups that are high in protein will keep you warm and full.
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Slow cooker soups are ideal during the cold-weather season. They're easy to dump-and-go and they cook for hours, with little to no prep work so you can have a nutritious, balanced meal on the table after a busy day.

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That's why we love slow cooker soups that are loaded with protein to keep you full for hours. We tapped two registered dietitians to get the scoop on 24 slow cooker soups with 10 grams of protein or more, including classic favorites like chicken noodle and beef and vegetable and unique recipes like Thai-inspired flavors and pumpkin, peanut butter soups (yes, you read that right).

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1. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Bourguignon is a beef stew that is typically braised in wine and beef stock.
  • 574 calories
  • 30 grams of protein

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This hearty, protein-rich stew makes for a well-balanced meal when served with mashed potatoes or green beans. "Mashed potatoes contribute carbohydrates plus vitamins, minerals and fiber," Cara Harbstreet, RD says.

Get the Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon recipe and nutrition info from I Heart Naptime.

2. Slow Cooker Healthy King Ranch Chicken Soup

This not-so-traditional chicken soup is sure to satisfy.
  • 386 calories
  • 31 grams of protein

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To keep sodium levels balanced in this soup, opt for low-sodium broth, Harbstreet suggests. Then to amp up the flavor, add salt to taste when serving.

Get the Slow Cooker Healthy King Ranch Chicken Soup recipe and nutrition info from Six Sisters Stuff.

3. Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

This quick and easy soup is a great way to use up holiday ham leftovers.
  • 242 calories
  • 18 grams of protein

"Ham can be high in sodium, but there's no reason not to include it as a protein source," Harbstreet says. "To offset this, you could increase the amount of vegetables, which are a source of potassium, a mineral that has been linked to improved blood pressure management."

Get the Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup recipe and nutrition info from Salt and Lavender.

4. Crock Pot Thai Chicken Soup

Enjoy this hot bowl of soup as a lighter version of Thai curry.
  • 567 calories
  • 31 grams of protein

This Thai-inspired soup is full of flavor thanks to the addition of ginger and fish sauce. "Ginger can be especially enticing during cold seasons because it's warming, and it can also be soothing for sore throats or upset stomachs," Harbstreet suggests.

Get the Crock-Pot Thai Chicken Soup recipe and nutrition info from The Endless Meal.

5. Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

A serving of this soup has 8 grams of fiber.
  • 283 calories
  • 24 grams of protein

You can bulk up this beef and vegetable soup with even more vegetables. Add in zuchinni, mushrooms, bell peppers, kale and spinach — whatever your heart desires.

Get the Crock-Pot Vegetable Beef Soup recipe and nutrition info from Well Plated.

6. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup

This soup can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • 266 calories
  • 29 grams of protein

This soup is truly customizable and can even be made vegan. Simply swap out the chicken and add cannellini, garbanzo or kidney beans to add in plant-based protein and fiber, Harbstreet suggests.

Get the Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup recipe and nutrition info from The Seasoned Mom.

7. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Top this white chicken chili with extra veggies and herbs for even more nutrition.
  • 209 calories
  • 24.8 grams of protein

"This recipe features avocado, which is a good source of fiber and heart-healthy fats," Harbstreet says. It's a great way to tone down spicy flavors, too.

Get the Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe and nutrition info from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.

8. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Add this Mexican-inspired soup to your next Taco Tuesday menu.
  • 285 calories
  • 32.4 grams of protein

If you're looking for a soup that has a combination of protein, veggies, beans and toppings, Harbstreet says to look no further. Top each bowl with a handful of cilantro leaves, Greek yogurt and diced avocado.

Get the Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe and nutrition info from Eat Yourself Skinny.

9. Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage and Bean Soup

To make this soup even lighter, consider using turkey or chicken sausage.
  • 272 calories
  • 15 grams of protein

"This recipe starts with dried beans, which helps to control the overall amount of added sodium," Harbstreet says. Her go-to method of cooking dried beans is to use broth for added flavor.

Get the Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage and Bean Soup recipe and nutrition info from Buns In My Oven.

10. Crockpot Cabbage Soup With Beef

A serving of cabbage offers 36 percent of your daily value of vitamin C.
  • 205 calories
  • 25 grams of protein

"Cabbage belongs to the cruciferous brassica family, so you'll get some key antioxidants that can support better health," Harbstreet says. And if you opt to make this in the wintertime, you'll save money on purchasing seasonal produce.

Get the Crockpot Cabbage Soup With Beef recipe and nutrition info from That Low Carb Life.

11. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup

This soup has all the flavor of restaurant-style buffalo chicken wings, without all the calories.
  • 382 calories
  • 29 grams of protein

This soup is chock-full of spicy buffalo flavor, but it needs an extra side dish to make it a balanced meal. "I would recommend serving this with veggies on the side or including red bell peppers in the soup itself," Harbstreet says.

Get the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe and nutrition info from Five Heart Home.

12. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Traditional chicken noodle soup never disappoints on a cold, winter day.
  • 235.2 calories
  • 27.6 grams of protein

Choosing bone-in chicken instead of skinless chicken breast gives this soup a burst of flavor. You could choose to purchase a whole chicken and use the remaining cuts for other recipes or homemade stock, Harbstreet says.

Get the Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup recipe and nutrition info from Budget Bytes.

13. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

A bowl of this soup has only 3.5 grams of fat.
  • 208 calories
  • 17.8 grams of protein

Split peas are in the legume family and are a very versatile addition to any meal. "Instead of using ham in this soup, which is higher in saturated fat and usually processed, try skin-off chicken which is equally a good source of protein, but lower in fat," Mia Syn, RDN says.

Get the Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe and nutrition info from The Lemon Bowl.

14. Crockpot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

For best results, opt for fresh lemon juice instead of bottled juice.
  • 224 calories
  • 19 grams of protein

"To increase the fiber and nutrition of this dish, opt for a whole grain orzo pasta," Syn suggests. You could also bulk up this soup by adding more veggies like zucchini, squash or mushrooms.

Get the Crockpot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup recipe and nutrition info from Easy Chicken Recipes.

15. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Using pre-packaged gnocchi and a rotisserie chicken makes this soup a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
  • 273 calories
  • 20 grams of protein

"If you want to lighten up this dish, opt for cauliflower gnocchi that can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store," Syn suggests. You could also swap the evaporated milk for a splash of almond milk to add creaminess.

Get the Creamy Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe and nutrition info from Nourish and Fete.

16. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

A serving of this soup clocks in at 6 grams of fiber and over 25 grams of protein.
  • 267 calories
  • 22 grams of protein

"This recipe is balanced with vegetables, protein from chicken and beans and fat from olive oil, cheese and heavy cream," Syn says. To lighten the fat and calories, feel free to swap heavy cream for whole milk or 2 percent milk.

Get the Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe and nutrition info from Nourish and Fete.

17. Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Cheese Soup

For creamy results, avoid pre-shredded cheese and use a block instead.
  • 438 calories
  • 28 grams of protein

This soup is higher in saturated fat, but can be lightened up with a few swaps. Consider using low-fat cream cheese and shredded cheese and be mindful of portion sizes, Syn says.

Get the Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Cheese Soup recipe and nutrition info from Real Housemoms.

18. Crockpot Minestrone Soup

Customize this veggie-loaded soup with whatever produce you have in your fridge and pantry.
  • 189 calories
  • 10 grams of protein

"To add nutrition to this recipe, opt for bean-based elbow macaroni, which will add protein and fiber to the final dish," Syn says.

Get the Crockpot Minestrone Soup recipe and nutrition info from Homemade Hooplah.

19. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup

The combination of coconut milk, pumpkin and peanut butter makes this soup creamy and savory.
  • 326 calories
  • 30.3 grams of protein

"Pumpkin not only adds creaminess to this dish, but it's also a great source of fiber and beta carotene antioxidants," Syn says. These antioxidants convert to vitamin A, a nutrient important for immunity and eye health.

Get the Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup recipe and nutrition info from Ambitious Kitchen.

20. Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage, Squash and Quinoa Soup

Pick your favorite winter squash and add it to this comforting soup.
  • 273 calories
  • 18 grams of protein

"Quinoa is a nutritious whole grain addition and one of the only complete sources of plant-based protein," Syn says. Not to mention, winter squash is nutrient-dense and an energizing carbohydrate.

Get the Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage, Squash and Quinoa Soup recipe and nutrition info from Dishing Out Health.

21. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

To make this soup even lighter, swap the chicken thighs for chicken breast.
  • 459 calories
  • 20 grams of protein

Because coconut milk is high in saturated fat, keep portion sizes intact and opt for a light version to lower the calories.

Get the Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Coconut Soup recipe and nutrition info from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.

22. Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Soup

Clocking in at 24 grams of fiber per serving, this delicious soup is sure to keep you satisfied for longer.
  • 566 calories
  • 39 grams of protein

If you're looking to enjoy this soup with less fat and sodium, Syn suggests using a lean protein like chicken in place of the ham and turkey bacon instead of pork bacon.

Get the Slow Cooker Cajun 15-Bean Soup recipe and nutrition info from From A Chef's Kitchen.

23. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Taste all the flavors of the American-Italian classic sans the extra fat and calories.
  • 346 calories
  • 19 grams of protein

If sodium is a concern for you, consider swapping a few ingredients to decrease salt in this savory recipe. Reach for low-sodium chicken broth and no-salt-added diced tomatoes, Syn suggets.

Get the Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup recipe and nutrition info from Wholefully.

24. Crockpot Turkey Soup

Make this creamy soup as a cozy weeknight dinner.
  • 251 calories
  • 24 grams of protein

Turkey is a lean source or protein and a great starter for this easy-to-make soup. Serve alongside a salad or a piece of whole-grain bread for a well-balanced meal.

Get the Crockpot Turkey Soup recipe and nutrition info from Real Food Whole Life.

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