10 slow-cooker soups that pack lots of flavor with little work

There’s no need to slave over a hot stove when you have a Crock-Pot. These unbelievably satisfying soups are hearty enough for your fall/winter appetite and surprisingly healthy. (Not one of them uses cream.) Do the prep work; then sit back and relax while your slow cooker does the rest.

Slow cooker tortilla soup

Via TheNaptimeChef.com

Spicy. Hearty. Wonderful. And you can top it with avocado – NOM.

Crock-Pot French onion soup

Via DashingDish.com

The best soup ever just got easier. 

Slow cooker chicken soup

Via NourishedKitchen.com

After simmering for 18 to 20 hours, you better believe this soup packs some serious flavor. 

Slow cooker tomato basil soup

Via FeedMePhoebe.com

This creamy bowl of deliciousness uses zero cream, is loaded with nutritious ingredients and makes for a fine companion for your grilled cheese sandwich.

Crock-Pot minestrone soup

Via Skinnytaste

This hearty minestrone satisfies big appetites while staying low-calorie and low-fat.

Navy quinoa crockpot soup

Via SavvyEat.com

A protein powerhouse made with navy beans, acorn squash and quinoa, topped with crunchy croutons. Yum.

Crock-Pot lentil soup

Via EverydayMaven.com

This classic is loaded with veggies — carrots, celery, lentils, tomatoes and Swiss chard — and can be cooking while you’re at work. 

African inspired vegetarian Crock-Pot soup

Via KalynsKitchen.com

Bet you’ve never used peanut butter in a soup before. There’s a first time for everything! This Meatless Monday meal combines peanut butter, chiles, brown rice, lentils and other veggies for a super satisfying vegetarian dish.

Easy Thai coconut soup with lemongrass

Via 365DaysOfCrockpot.com

Creamy curry goodness! Unlike many soup recipes, this one doesn’t require too many ingredients: coconut milk, chicken broth, chicken breasts, mushrooms, lemongrass stalks, lime juice and cilantro. 

Vegetable curry Crock-Pot soup

Via LaVieCulturelle.com

Creamy curry goodness for vegetarians and vegans! Get every color of the rainbow in your soup with this recipe, which uses purple potatoes, yellow bell pepper, cauliflower, garbanzo beans, Granny Smith apples, tomatoes, green chillies and baby spinach.