When you think of pure comfort, fuzzy slippers, a cozy fire, and a hot bowl of soup are among the items that you visualize, right?
Hot soup is comfort in a bowl.
Envisioning the smooth, luxurious broth warming your belly with every slurp makes me really want a bowl of homemade soup right now.
I most love easy-to-make healthy soups with a blended, creamy texture like that of a classic tomato soup or butternut squash soup.
The only way to achieve that silky, blended texture is by way of a good blender, creating a very delicious blender soup!
After consuming lots of soup for research (and healthy nutrients in our diet), here are our  favorite blender soup recipes:
- The BEST Butternut Squash Blender Soup
- Loaded Potato Blender Soup
- Cheesy Broccoli Blender Soup
- Roasted Tomato Basil Blender Soup
- 44-Clove Garlic Blender Soup
- Easy Clam Chowder Made in a Blender
- Healthy Slow Cooker and Blender Chicken Potato Soup
- Low-Carb Cauliflower Blender Soup
- Mulligatawny Blender Soup with Jasmine Rice
What is a Blender Soup?
A blender soup is a soup that has been cooked and blended inside of a blender for ultimate flavor and texture.
You could also use a handheld immersion blender for blended soups, but we prefer to use a blender that also uses heat.
Most recipes require very little prep time because the blender does all of the work for you.
I like to use a blender with a heat function built-in because the soup cooks right inside the blender.
You can always use an Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, or the stovetop to cook your soup before blending, also.
In no time, you have a hot, velvety soup perfect for a chilly day.
Can Anyone Make Blender Soups?
As long as you have a blender, you can make blended soup!
These healthy blender soup recipes are perfect for someone new to cooking because there is little room for error.
Adding all ingredients to your heated blender, cooking, and then blending are very simple steps for someone not familiar with the kitchen.
Seasoned chefs also love creating soup recipes using their blenders.
Gordon Ramsay, Ina Garten, Giada Di Laurentiis, and Nigella Lawson among others all have published soup recipes utilizing a blender.
No matter your cooking skills, blender soup recipes are attainable and delicious.
What Type of Blender Should I Use for Blended Soup?
Blender soup recipes are extremely easy to make, especially with a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix or Ninja blender.
I like to use my Vitamix with heat capacity, which is the Vitamix 3500 Smart Blender because the entire soup recipe is done in the same appliance.
This smart blender has multiple heating and blending settings to effortlessly create the best-blended soup recipes ever.
How Do You Make a Blender Soup?
To make a blended soup recipe, all you have to do is add your vegetables, meats, flavorings, and water, broth, or coconut milk before turning on the heating element.
The heating element heats your ingredients to a simmer or boil.
Once the soup is simmering, you can leave it to cook for the amount of time that the recipe calls for.
That means you can set it and forget it, much like a Slow-Cooker or Instant Pot.
To ensure your soup is cooking safely and efficiently, simply check on your soup every so often to ensure the appliance is doing its job.
When your ingredients are tender, remove the cooked soup from the blender and then return the soup to the blender in thirds or fourths to blend it in batches.
Wherever the maximum fill line for hot liquids is on your machine, fill the soup to that line but NEVER above it.
Blending in batches halts the blender from overfilling, which would cause the lid to pop off, spraying hot soup all over you and your kitchen.
Blended soups make for easier cleanup, and our family treasures having fewer dishes to do at the end of the evening.
What If My Blender Does Not Have Heat Capacity?
If your blender does not have a heating element, you can use any other kitchen heating element that you have.
Some popular ways that we recommend are:
- Instant Pot
- Oven, for roasting
- Toaster oven, for roasting
Cooking your soup ingredients elsewhere and then blending with a standard blender will produce a perfectly delicious soup recipe.
Each recipe below is equipped for those with a heating blender and for those without one.
No matter the appliances you have, anyone can make blended soups.
What Safety Precautions Should I Take Before Blending Soup?
As previously stated, any hot soup should be blended in batches to prevent overfilling the blender.
Hot soup (and other liquids) steams and expands in the blender.
That pressure from the high liquid ratio and steam can cause the lid to remove itself.
If the lid comes off during blending, all contents inside the blender will spew out, making a complete mess of yourself and your kitchen.
This is especially threatening because the soups are hot.
Hot soup can cause second-degree burns if it comes into direct contact with your skin.
Soups such as tomato soup can also stain surfaces if not cleaned properly.
Take these precautions when blending your hot soup recipes:
- Allow soup to cool slightly before blending.
- Always keep a clean, dry kitchen towel over the lid of your soup when blending. This acts as another barrier between you and the machine.
- Make sure the blender is not overfilled. Many blenders will have a maximum fill line for hot liquids indicated right on the blender container.
- Remove each batch into a separate container before adding the next batch to blend.
- Wear comfortable heat-proof oven mitts when transferring the hot soup into a separate container.
- If you find it hard to lift the blender container to pour the batches of hot soup out, make sure you get some help! Spilling the soup is just as dangerous as the blender being too full of liquid.
What Soup Recipes Can You Make with a Blender?
You can make countless soups in the blender, all while being healthy, creamy, and gluten-free.
There are tons of vegetarian or vegan blended soup options, using healthy fresh ingredients.
Soups that showcase vegetables are great to make in a blender, such as:
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Potato Soup
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- Broccoli Soup
- Garlic Soup
- Tomato Soup
- Spinach or Green Soup
- Fresh Ginger and Coconut Milk Soup
- Carrot Soup
- Mushroom Soup
- Corn Chowder
Obviously not all blended soups have to be strictly vegetable-based.
Some soup ideas with meat that are great for the blender are:
- Creamy Clam Chowder
- Sausage and Bean Soup
- Chicken Rice Soup
- Beef and Barley Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
Are There Varying Textures in a Blended Soup Recipe?
To paraphrase the talented Ina Garten, “You do not want your soup to be the consistency of baby food!”
While that may be true for most people, the beautiful thing about blender soups is that you can blend them to whatever your desired consistency is.
For a gazpacho, the consistency should be slightly chunkier to really enjoy the textures of the fresh vegetables.
In contrast, a potato or cauliflower soup may call for a smoother blend to add creaminess and richness.
Not all soups should be blended to death when making these soup recipes, otherwise, you will end up with a baby food-like consistency.
One recipe that is tastier with a smooth blend is butternut squash soup, due to the velvety-rich nature of the vegetable.
Some may prefer that texture all the time, however, I like to have a varying degree of sizes in my blend.
This is of course just a guideline; recipes can be tailored to fit anyone’s tastes and preferences.
Are Blender Soups Healthy?
In general, soups are a very healthy meal to incorporate into your diet weekly.
They are a simple, easy way to stay hydrated and full from your meal.
Soups are known for being a welcome treatment when feeling sick, simply because of the high nutritional value and warming benefits to the throat and stomach.
Blender soups are even better because they can pack even more nutrients due to the high volume of vegetables used in each recipe.
Plus, the velvety smoothness of a healthy blended soup topped with a drizzle of olive oil goes down very easily, and is really appetizing to someone with an upset stomach or sore throat.
This is just speaking from experience since everyone in my household loves soup.
The bottom line is that healthy blender soups with lots of vegetables, herbs, and all-natural ingredients are extremely good for you.
The Soup Recipes
After happily testing each of these recipes, they are taste-approved by my family, with very little effort to make.
They are also approved by THT’s nutritionist, so they are healthy and wholesome recipes to confidently serve to your family.
All recipes are also gluten-free.
Our first recipe showcases one of the tastiest Autumn vegetables, the butternut squash.
The BEST Butternut Squash Blender Soup
This vegan butternut squash soup is done in less than an hour and is totally gluten-free, with the flavors of apple, coconut milk, and sage coating your palate.
If squash soup is out of season where you live, luckily potatoes are always in season.
Loaded Potato Blender Soup
All of the flavors of a loaded steakhouse baked potato are packed into this hearty, healthy, and creamy soup. In just 20 minutes, you have a homemade soup on the dinner table for your family!
Fresh broccoli is often on sale, so when you can grab a large amount of it, try this amazing and healthy broccoli soup recipe with cheese.
Cheesy Broccoli Blender Soup
We all know the classic broccoli cheese soup, and this recipe is a healthy, updated version of that classic soup done in just 30 minutes.
Roasted tomatoes are great on their own, but why not take it one step further? Try a spicy, herbaceous roasted tomato soup.
Roasted Tomato Basil Blender Soup
The freshness of bruschetta is now captured in a healthy blender soup! Fresh roasted tomatoes add a lovely acidity and sweetness while fresh herbs highlight the star ingredient.
Garlic lovers unite! To fight off the vampires in October, try this healthy garlic soup.
44-clove Garlic Blender Soup
Garlic enthusiasts, this one is for you! Garlic offers a wide range of medicinal benefits, including easing an upset stomach. Keep this recipe for a small meal when feeling ill, or to ward off vampires on Halloween.
Thick and luscious clam chowder is totally attainable in the blender, and it is gluten-free to boot!
Easy Clam Chowder Made in a Blender
Clam chowder is made healthier and with an improved texture in the blender. Our recipe will be the best clam chowder you’ve ever had!
This blended soup is just like a classic chicken noodle soup, sans the noodles, plus potatoes.
Healthy Slow Cooker and Blender Chicken Potato Soup
The ultimate soup for when you think of soup, this chicken variety will help your allergies or sniffles feel better on a chilly day.
Carb conscious folks will love this blended soup, made with healthy cauliflower and less than 14 grams of carbs per serving.
Low-Carb Cauliflower Blender Soup
A creamy, fresh cauliflower soup is blended to perfection using aromatics such as onion, garlic, carrots, and spring onions.
Made mainstream famous in a classic Seinfeld episode, Mulligatawny is a fabulous vegetarian Indian-spiced soup with tons of vegetables and chickpeas.
Mulligatawny Blender Soup with Jasmine Rice
Soup for you! This spicy vegetable soup hits the tongue in many different places, and it is full of healthy vegetables and rice to keep you going.
Helpful Tools for Blended Soup
To build the base for a fabulous soup, be sure to use good-quality healthy olive oil, which is also very tasty drizzled on top of your blended soup.
For blended soup, it is quite obvious that you need some type of blender.
There are hundreds of blenders on the market today, many of which we have tested and researched in our many blender articles.
My favorite blender to use for hot soups is the Vitamix A3500 Smart Blender, which is a professional-grade device.
It features five program settings, including one for hot soups.
This Vitamix is a touchscreen blender that allows for fine-tuning the texture of the soup with multiple speed settings.
If this Vitamix is slightly over budget, or you want a more simplistic design, check out our full write-up of the best Vitamix blenders for everyone.
Ninja is also a trusted blender manufacturer in the community, and it appeals to more price ranges.
The Ninja Foodi Blender is a great quality blender with an 800-watt heating element built into the machine.
You can create hearty soups and smooth soups with the touch of a button thanks to the smart screen on this blender.
Ninja makes a variety of different types of blenders, so if a smart-touch model is not your style, check out our full write-up of the best Ninja blenders that we tested and loved.
To get the most out of your money, you can purchase a food processor/blender combo machine.
This also cuts down on counter space or storage space, if you are limited on storage.
Our favorite combo blender was the Oster Blender Pro 1200, which also has smart settings technology in addition to 7 speeds.
This combo blender does not feature a heating element for your soups, however, it is still a great appliance to use for both blending and processing.
Soup is a healthy, well-balanced meal that is just as hydrating as it is filling.
Making soup inside of a blender is a great way to create easy to make, delicious recipes at the touch of a button.
Our favorite blender with a heating element to make soups all-in-one is the Vitamix A3500 Smart Blender, and with it, you can make any blended soup on our recipe list.
Just be sure to blend the soup in batches once it is done cooking to ensure you do not make a mess or spill hot soup on yourself.
You can make almost any soup into a blender soup simply by pureeing the cooked soup base.
On the next chilly winter evening, make one of our blender soup recipes and let us know how it goes in the comments below!