Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

It’s easy to turn soup into a hearty main dish when you add pasta or noodles to the bowl—and better yet, pasta soup is perfect for chilly weeknights when everyone needs some cozy fare. These 10 pasta soup recipes are simple and offer stick-to-your rib meals that you’ll have on repeat.

Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)

Serious Eats / Fred Hardy

This Tuscan soup has only two main ingredients: beans and pasta. Dried beans are a must here and they make the creamiest soup.

The Best Minestrone Soup

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

Minestrone is really more of a process than a fixed recipe. It’s a hearty, easy, delicious meal that you can make with a couple of pantry staples and whatever fresh vegetables you happen to have on hand.

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

This chicken noodle soup recipe is deeper and richer than the average, and more than capable of curing what ails you. It may not be a “quick and easy” version, but it’s worth it.

Taiwanese Danzai Noodle Soup

Serious Eats / Cathy Erway

This Taiwanese recipe incorporates both meat and seafood. The broth is infused with the flavor of the sea by simmering shrimp heads and shells in a basic pork stock, and the noodles are topped with a long-simmered pork meat sauce.

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup with Lime and Ginger

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

When it feels like everyone is getting sick, this is the soup to make. Take the best qualities of chicken noodle soup and some flavorful Southeast Asian ingredients, and the end result is a soup that’s as fortifying as the best chicken noodle.

Ultimate Vegan Ramen with Miso Broth

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

This vegetarian ramen has a rich, creamy, complex broth that coats the noodles as they’re slurped from the bowl with four different toppings that pull no punches in the flavor department.

Homemade Chickarina Soup

Serious Eats / Yvonne Ruperti

Make this homemade version of canned “chickarina” soup with hearty broth, chunks of chicken, tiny pasta balls, and bouncy chicken meatballs. 

30 Minute Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

Here is a quick and simple version of pasta e fagioil, the bean and pasta soup traditionally made with the leftovers from the Sunday gravy.

30 Minute Pressure Cooker Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

Pho ga—Vietnamese soup made with chicken—is easier to make than it’s beef cousin (pho ba), and just as tasty.

Chicken Pasta e Fagioli with Smoked Paprika

Serious Eats / Yvonne Ruperti

A meaty riff on the Italian classic, this pasta e fagioli has both chicken and pancetta, with smoked paprika pulling it all together.

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