When it comes to comfort meals, soup is one of the best options out there. Warming, hearty and (generally) healthy soup recipes are great for both lunch and dinner plans. These apps will help you make a fresh and healthy batch that you can reheat all week long.
1. Very Veggie
Based on a series of best-selling vegetarian cookbooks by Lisa Bjärbo and Sara Ask, this charming app offers a wealth of soup recipes packed with vegetables. If you’re trying to get your kids (or yourself) to eat more vegetables, look no further than these recipes. It’s a great choice for anyone who likes vegetarian and vegan apps for cooking inspiration.
Scroll through the app’s home screen or navigate to Search screen to see all the soup recipes. Among the many options, you will find recipes for yellow lentil soup with coconut, spicy peanut soup with noodles and spinach soup. Each recipe includes bright, colorful photographs and clear instructions. It’s even a handy one kitchen timer function which you can use while browsing the app.
In addition to soups, the Very Veggie app also offers recipes for salads, pasta and many more delicious dishes. Overall, the app is a useful resource for both classic and inventive dishes.
Download: Very Veggie for iOS ($2, in-app purchases available)
2. Cooking club
If you like playful, fun recipes, the Chefclub app will be right up your alley. Videos help explain how to make each dish, so there’s plenty of guidance along the way. With its many kid-friendly creations, the Chefclub app is perfect for fans of popular YouTube cooking channels for kids.
Check out the app’s recipes for winter butternut soup (with cheesy baguettes), exploding soup pockets, creepy crawly ramen and more fun variations. This app is all about creative recipes that will impress your guests (or Instagram followers), so it’s a great choice when you want to shake things up in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for soup recipes with a twist, then Chefclub is the app for you. The app also includes tons of recipes for colorful desserts and fun entrees, so it’s also a versatile recipe resource.
Download: Chefclub for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
3. The garden
Do you want to challenge your culinary skills? This chef-centric app features inventive recipes, including soups like roasted leek vichyssoise and green gazpacho.
Download the free version of the app to access these recipes and others that include detailed instructions, such as leek soup, kimchi egg soup, and pumpkin cream soup. The Grønda app works for both home cooks and culinary professionals, and much of the professional cooking element shines through in the recipe selection.
In addition, the recipes themselves are generally outlined in a clear way. You can even choose to follow specific chefs for more inspiration. Although the free version of the app contains a lot of content, you can upgrade to the pro version of Grønda for more recipes (such as green olive gazpacho and oxtail beetroot consommé), as well as Masterclasses. For tall, restaurant-worthy soups (and many more meals), the Grønda app delivers.
Download: Gronda for iOS | Android (free, subscription available)
4. The photo cookbook
Make fresh tomato soup with pasta, tom yum soup or a chilled garlic soup with the help of this visual and colorful app. As the name suggests, The Photo Cookbook offers step-by-step instructions with plenty of photos to help you along the way.
Tap on the recipe you want to make and scroll through the clear images that show each step of the process. You can even tap one of the ingredients in the main image to learn more about each one. For example, the tom yum soup recipe provides additional information about lemongrass and pickled bamboo shoots. This can be especially helpful when creating a healthy meal plan.
The free version of the app offers more recipes to take with you for a test drive, and you can unlock more recipes through in-app purchases. If you’re looking for a good selection of soup recipes (and many other main dishes), then The Photo Cookbook is a solid choice.
Download: The Photo Cookbook for iOS (free, in-app purchases available)
5. Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cookers and soups are a natural match, as these excellent recipes demonstrate. Make cheesy potato soup, split pea soup and many more delicious dishes with the help of the Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes app.
Whether your slow cooker is a smart kitchen gadget or the standard variant, there is a lot you can do with the handy machine. In addition, slow cookers can bring out rich flavors in your soups, and they stay warm for as long as needed.
There is a large selection of soup recipes with this app. The basic Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes app is free to use; However, you have to deal with pop-up ads. A premium subscription removes the ads and gives you access to more content.
Download: Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes for iOS (Free, Subscription Available)
6. Japanese food recipes
Learn how to make everything from a simple miso soup to shoyu ramen with this robust app. The Japanese Food Recipes app offers a great collection of sushi, soba and gyoza recipes, as well as a large library of soup recipes.
Learn how to make a miso soup packed with enoki mushrooms or a spicy noodle soup. In addition, the app’s intuitive layout and accessible Favorites folder make it easy to use. If you want to up your homemade ramen game or experiment with other flavorful soups, the Japanese Food Recipes app is a solid resource.
Download: Japanese Food Recipes for Android (Free, Subscription Available)
Brush up on your culinary skills with these recipe apps
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic tomato soup or something more elaborate, these soup recipe apps offer nearly endless possibilities for healthy and hearty meal plans. Plus, if you’re into using meal planning apps, a large batch of soup is easy to portion out for future meals. Whatever your food preferences, there’s guaranteed to be a delicious soup recipe you’ll love to make again and again.