Cozy up to corn chowder, broccoli cheddar, and more!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the soup is full of flavor from hours of slow-cooking. There are plenty of takes on winter's favorite comfort food that you can make with your slow cooker. They're easy to prepare, delicious, and make great next-day leftovers. You may even elect to include one of these soups in your Thanksgiving spread. We even included some vegan, gluten-free, and healthy options. Here are eight highly-rated recipes we can't wait for you to try. 

Zuppa Toscana

Courtesy of The Chunky Chef

This soup has just enough spice and plenty of flavor. It combines spicy Italian sausage, potatoes, onions, and kale in a creamy base. Top it off with crispy bacon for extra texture and flavor. It's easy to make in just a few steps. See the full recipe at The Chunky Chef

White Chicken Chili with Sweet Potato

Courtesy of Paleo Running Momma

This isn't your mom's chili. Instead, it's a healthy, hearty, paleo, gluten- and dairy-free masterpiece. It's loaded with spices, coconut cream, and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. Serve it with avocado, cilantro, or chives. See the full recipe at Paleo Running Momma

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

This recipe is proof that Panera doesn't have the market cornered when it comes to delicious broccoli cheddar soup creations. This soup is packed with veggies, like broccoli, onion, celery, and carrots, plus sharp cheddar cheese, chicken broth, and spices. See the full recipe at The Pioneer Woman

Ham and Potato Soup

Courtesy of Dinner Then Dessert

Nothing could be easier than this classic. Just combine potatoes, veggies, ham and chicken broth in your slow cooker. You'll need to add the remaining ingredients (flour, cream, and sour cream) towards the end. This makes for a creamy and flavorful seasonal favorite that you'll want to make again and again. See the full recipe at Dinner Then Dessert

Taco Soup

Courtesy of Genius Kitchen

Once you've cooked the chicken, this soup will come together in just 2-4 hours in your slow cooker. Tomatoes, chilis, beans, and chicken combine to make this full-flavor soup. Garnish with all the toppings: shredded cheese, green onion, sour cream, and tortilla chips. See the full recipe at Genius Kitchen

Bacon Corn Chowder

Courtesy of Spend with Pennies

The smoky bacon in this recipe perfectly compliments the creamy corn base. It's also got plenty of veggies and spices to elevate the flavor. Plus it's simple to make and pairs well with a multitude of main dishes. See the full recipe at Spend with Pennies.

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Courtesy of Choosing Chia

This healthy stew is both vegan and gluten-free. It's also versatile, allowing you to use a variety of veggies along with chickpeas, tomato sauce, potatoes, and a wide variety of spices. See the full recipe at Choosing Chia

Vegan Lasagna Soup

Courtesy of Connoisseur Vegan

For all you lasagna fans out there, here's a soup version of the dish you can make that's also vegan. You can even substitute gluten-free lasagna noodles. This one's a bit more time consuming, but the homemade vegan pesto ricotta is well worth the effort. See the full recipe at Connoisseur Vegan

What are your favorite soup recipes to make in the slow cooker? Did you give any of our recipes a try? Let us know in the comments below. 

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