27 Paleo Soups and Stews (Dairy-Free and Whole30 Friendly)



Soups and stews are always in season, but these ultimate comfort foods are never more in style than in the colder months. Try these Paleo options for simple meal nights. They’re also perfect for leftovers and freezer meals.

1. Italian Turkey and Vegetable Stew


Chock full of vegetables, this quick and easy Paleo turkey stew recipe is loaded with both flavor and nutrition. Light enough for spring but hearty enough for winter, it’s a soup for all seasons.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Italian Turkey and Vegetable Stew

2. Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric


Sweet, savory, and finished with a hint of coconut cream, this pumpkin soup is filling and satisfying—the perfect complement for any Paleo dinner.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric

3. Italian Farmhouse Vegetable Soup


Speed dinner prep by cooking this Instant Pot recipe, which is the perfect blend of veggies and spice.

Recipe: Instant Pot Eats | Italian Farmhouse Vegetable Soup

4. Immune-Boosting Soup


Put this on to simmer when you’re fighting off the cold or flu. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory punch of turmeric and black pepper, this nourishing, veggie-rich soup will have you eating your way back to health in no time.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Immune-Boosting Soup

5. New England Clam Chowder


Think you can’t have classic chowder that’s dairy free? Think again! This Paleo version repeats all the expected flavors without disappointing.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | New England Clam Chowder

6. Paleo Chicken and Kale Tortilla Soup


Taco night takes a one-pot twist with this zesty, chunky, and protein-packed soup.

Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Paleo Chicken and Kale Tortilla Soup

7. Detox Beet Soup with Coconut Milk


If you’re not a fan of plain beets, you’ll love them in this detox-friendly soup recipe that is perfect for supporting the kidneys and liver.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Detox Beet Soup with Coconut Milk

8. Savory Pumpkin Soup


Not just for autumn, this squash-based dish is packed full of nutrients like vitamin A and fiber. Prep it ahead of time and serve it with a roast chicken and some detox-friendly Brussels sprouts.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Savory Pumpkin Soup

9. Chicken Pot Pie Soup


While it’s hard to nail a perfect pot pie crust on a Paleo diet, you won’t even miss it when you taste this soup that perfectly replicates the classic comfort food flavors.

Recipe: My Heart Beets | Chicken Pot Pie Soup

10. Creamy Paleo Chicken Soup with Mushrooms and Kale


Perfect whether you’re detoxing or indulging in Paleo comfort foods, this creamy chicken soup is packed with protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full long past your meal.

Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Creamy Paleo Chicken Soup with Mushrooms and Kale

11. Cozy Taco Soup with Ground Beef


If you’ve never considered topping your soup with avocado, you’ve been seriously missing out. This beefy taco soup has the right blend of savory and spicy, and since it’s loaded with healthy Paleo fats, you can feel good about indulging in that second bowl.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cozy Taco Soup with Ground Beef

12. Chunky Turkey Chili


For a perfect alternative to a red-meat based stew, this turkey chili is spicy and packed with several servings of vegetables. Bonus: it freezes well.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Chunky Turkey Chili

13. Mushroom, Leek, and Thyme Soup


This gorgeous soup utilizes less common soup ingredients for a dish that is jam-packed with immune-boosting superfoods.

Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Mushroom, Leek, and Thyme Soup

14. Beef Pho


You don’t have to break your Paleo diet to enjoy an authentic Vietnamese pho dish. If you can’t find shirataki noodles, sub in zoodles instead!

Recipe: Paleo Leap | Beef Pho

15. Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup


This dish cooks itself while you’re busy owning your day. Bonus: prep ingredients ahead of time, freeze, and toss in the crockpot on a day when you can’t be bothered to figure out what’s for dinner.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup

16. Ginger, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup


Pump up your antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients with these creamy soup puree that is perfect for a main meal or a side dish. The rich, warming flavor has just enough spice to temper the sweet of the carrots and sweet potatoes.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Ginger, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup

17. Ham Chowder


Forget the clams, this ham chowder will make you rethink what soup should be. Thick and creamy from coconut milk and butternut squash, this one will quickly soar to the top of your favorites list.

Recipe: Paleo Leap | Ham Chowder

18. Meatball Noodle Soup


This bone broth based soup is the perfect gut-nourishing dish, whether you’re recovering from leaky gut or not. Thanks to the generous helping of meatballs, it won’t leave you feeling hungry, either.

Recipe: Health Starts in the Kitchen | Meatball Noodle Soup

19. Butternut Squash Soup with Pears and Ginger


Think a soup can’t be sweet? Think again! This sweet and creamy dish has enough warmth to stand its own on a fall or winter table, but the gentle sweetness of the pears make it a perfect spring or early summer option, too.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Butternut Squash Soup with Pears and Ginger

20. Creamy Bacon and Parsnip Soup


If you miss the classic flavor of cheesy potato soup, this Paleo dish will hit the spot. Pro tip: add some nutritional yeast to up the cheese flavor without the dairy.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Creamy Bacon and Parsnip Soup

21. Creamy Tomato Soup


Nothing beats a classic tomato soup, and this one is completely Paleo and dairy-free. Whether you have excess tomatoes to use, or just want to pair it with a classic Paleo grilled cheese sandwich, this tomato soup is better than any store-bought version you’ve ever tasted.

Recipe: Against All Grain | Creamy Tomato Soup

22. Paleo Zuppa Toscana


If you’re missing the classic Italian dish since you went Paleo, look no further! This version is both tastier and healthier than the original.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Zuppa Toscana

23. Pork and Noodle Soup


A flavorful broth spiked with coconut aminos gives this unique pork soup recipe a rich umami flavor often associated with noodle dishes, but without the processed soy and MSG.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Pork and Noodle Soup

24. Paleo Detox Green Soup


A healthy detox plan doesn’t have to be all salads, all the time. This detox green soup is packed with antioxidants and fiber, but thanks to the coconut creaminess, it’s got a comfort-food punch you wouldn’t expect.

Recipe: I Heart Umami | Paleo Detox Green Soup

25. Three Pepper Pork Stew


Stews aren’t only for red meat! This pork stew is packed full of peppery flavor, and the spice level can be customized to your sweet spot by adding more or less. If you really want to take it to the next level, double the jalapeños.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Three Pepper Pork Stew

26. One Pot Coconut Curry Soup


Change up the usual flavor of soup night with this warming curry dish that is loaded with chicken and veggies.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | One Pot Coconut Curry Soup

27. Cream of Mushroom Soup


There’s something about hot soup on a cold or rainy day. This Paleo ‘cream’ of mushroom soup is the perfect complement to chicken breast, as well as white fish fillets.

Recipe: PaleoPlan | Cream of Mushroom Soup