17+ Best Soups for Bread Bowls

What is better on a winter day than a comforting soup inside a warm, fluffy bread bowl? Yum. Whether you have store-bought or homemade bread bowls, there are plenty of soups that are delicious inside! Here are over 17 of the best soups for bread bowls.

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How Do You Eat Soup in a Bread Bowl?

Eating a soup in a bread bowl sounds fancy, but it can actually get pretty messy if you don’t know what you’re doing.

To start off, you’ll want to eat the lid of the bread bowl with the soup. Once that is finished, you can cut off small pieces of the bowl as the soup gets lower—this way the whole bread bowl doesn’t get wasted!

For more tips, see this tutorial at Wikihow.

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How to Make Your Own Bread Bowls

You can buy bread bowls at the store, but if you have some time on your hands, homemade bread bowls are even better!

Here is a tutorial from Food Snap for making your own Italian bread bowls from scratch! I like this recipe because it doesn’t require any special equipment (many other recipes call for a stand mixer).

Where to Buy Bread Bowls

If you need to go with the easier option of buying bread bowls, that is completely understandable.

However, it can be a little tricky to find bread bowls sold in store! From what I can tell, Panera does sell their bread bowls in select stores.

I also have found single bread bowls for sale at Vons. You can also check a local bakery!

Best Soups for Bread Bowls – the List!

Without further ado, let’s get to all the amazing soup recipes that go into bread bowls!

1. Tomato Basil Soup in a Bread Bowl

First up, check out this Tomato Basil Soup recipe! There’s something about a rich and creamy tomato soup that’s just comforting. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to both prep and make, so it’s great for those busy days. If you’re looking for a simple soup that the whole family will enjoy, you should definitely give this one a try!

Recipe From: Ottawa Mommy Club

tomato soup in a bread bowl

2. Creamy Tomato and Corn Soup

Have you seen this recipe before? This Creamy Tomato Corn Soup pairs fresh tomatoes with crisp corn and aromatic spices for a deliciously unique flavor. Since this recipe is built around using up what you already have around your kitchen, it’s easy to customize and versatile with different flavors depending on what you have lying around!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

tomato corn soup

3. Panzanella Pasta Soup

Are you looking for something a bit more filling? This Panzanella Pasta Soup is just the thing! This soup combines several comforting ingredients like penne pasta, basil, various veggies, red wine and balsamic vinegar, etc.! This soup pairs so well with a delicious, crisp bread bowl and is perfect for those chilly, stay-at-home days!

Recipe From: Food Meanderings

panzanella pasta soup in a bread bowl

4. Spinach White Bean Soup

Next up, meet the Spinach White Bean Soup! This healthy dish is full of delicious, nourishing ingredients that are packed with flavor. This soup is wonderfully creamy, vibrant and rich in vitamins and minerals, which makes it the perfect healthy, family-friendly dish!

Recipe From: Planted in the Kitchen

spinach white bean soup

5. Cheeseburger Soup

Are you craving something cheesy? This Cheeseburger Soup is just the thing! This simple soup is full of cheesy, tomatoe-y goodness and is so simple to make! This recipe feeds a crowd well and can easily be made in a pinch on the stove top, or it can be thrown together into your crock pot to slow cook and be ready when you get home!

Recipe From: The Feathered Nester

cheeseburger soup in a bread bowl

6. Creamy Sausage Gnocchi Soup

Next is another one of my recipes: the Creamy Sausage Gnocchi Soup! This delicious soup pairs the flavors of two of my favorite soups: a Zuppa Toscana and Chicken and Gnocchi soup. The spice from the sausage pairs so beautifully with the creamy richness of the Chicken and Gnocchi. This soup is perfect for chillier days and satisfies all flavor pallets!

Recipe: Ginger Divine

sausage gnocchi soup

7. French Onion Soup in a Bread Bowl

Next is this scrumptious French Onion Soup! Unlike the classic onion soup you’re used to getting at restaurants, this variant is packed with fresh flavors that really elevate it to the next level! This recipe is SO simple to make, and is the perfect for serving to family or guests!

Recipe From: The Rebel Chick

french onion soup in a bread bowl

8. Healthy Creamy Mushroom Soup

If you’re looking for something hearty and healthy, than I bet you’ll enjoy this Creamy Mushroom Soup! This cozy soup is a bit lighter than most mushroom soups, which allows it to pair with bread beautifully. This recipe is also versatile in the sense that it’s up to you how chunky or smooth you’d like it!

Recipe From: Sinful Kitchen

healthy cream of mushroom soup

9. Easy Black Bean Soup

Next up, take a look at this Easy Black Bean Soup! This recipe is thick, hearty, flavorful and only takes about 30 minutes to make! Additionally, this recipe features a cumin dusted bread bowl that pairs beautifully with the rich flavors of the soup. If you’re on a time crunch, you should definitely give this one a try!

Recipe From: Two Healthy Kitchens

black bean soup in a bread bowl

10. 4 Ingredient Potato Soup

Are you looking for something super simple and cost effective? If so, this 4 Ingredient Potato Soup recipe is perfect! It’s smooth, filling, and is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home! This soup is perfect for busy days since all you need to do is throw it in the crock pot to be ready when you get home!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

4 ingredient potato soup

11. Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Have you ever had the Broccoli Cheddar Soup at Panera Bread? If you enjoy that, you’re going to love this recipe! It’s deliciously creamy and a lot simpler to make than you may think. Pair this soup with a warm, sourdough bread bowl, and it’s sure to be a hit in your home!

Recipe From: Cincy Shopper

panera broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl

12. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Here’s another Panera copycat recipe: the Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup! This cozy soup is filling, healthy, and perfect for the whole family (you can even sneak in some hidden veggies)! This recipe is also perfect for using up leftover chicken and veggies you may have lying around from previous meals!

Recipe From: Food Worth Feed

chicken and wild rice soup

13. Vegan Beer Cheese Soup

Are you looking for vegan soup options? This Vegan Beer Cheese Soup is a great one! This tasty alternative is rich and flavorful and gives you the satisfaction of cheese without having to use any dairy at all! So if you or anyone in your family deals with allergies or diet restrictions, this recipe is a great substitute.

Recipe From: Plant Power Couple

beer cheese soup in a bread bowl

14. Creamy Taco Soup

Next up, check out the Creamy Taco Soup recipe! Since this soup only takes about 40 minutes to both prep and simmer, it’s perfect for those busy days where you just don’t have a ton of time to spend on dinner. It’s full of all the delicious flavors of tacos along with an extra kick from various spices and a thick texture from the rice. This is a soup your whole family will love!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

creamy taco soup with rice

15. Tuscan Kale Soup

Another one of my favorite cold-weather soups is this Tuscan Kale Soup! This recipe is rich in healthy nutrients and full of protein thanks to the lentils, white beans, chicken broth, fresh veggies, etc.! If you’re looking for a cozy and delicious soup for a chilly day, this one is it!

Recipe From: Our Love Language is Food

tuscan kale soup

16. Crock Pot Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon

I just love slow cooker recipes. All you have to do is prep and toss some ingredients in, and then let it do its magic! This Crock Pot Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon is one of those recipes. It’s healthy, simple, and absolutely delicious. The sweet creaminess of the corn compliments the smokiness of the bacon so well. Pair this with a bread bowl, ans you have yourself a satisfying, home-cooked meal!

Recipe From: Two Healthy Kitchens

crockpot corn chowder with chicken

17. Lentil Potato Soup

Next, take a look at this Lentil Potato Soup. This recipe has a uniquely delicious flavor and is full of anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric, as well as fiber-rich lentils. This recipe is completely vegan, so it’s allergy and diet-friendly as well as healthy and cozy!

Recipe From: Plant Based on a Budget

lentil potato soup

18. Clam Chowder in Sourdough

Clam chowder is an absolute CLASSIC when it comes to soups in bread bowls! This Clam Chowder in Sourdough has all the classic flavors and textures, even though it is made without cream!

Recipe From: Christinas Cucina

clam chowder in sourdough bread bowl

19. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Lastly, check out this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili! This is another low-effort recipe since almost all you have to do is throw some ingredients into a pot to simmer while you’re gone! This soup is so creamy and is packed with flavor from the chicken, beans, and green chilies. So if you’re looking for a yummy chili with a slight kick, this recipe is perfect!

Recipe From: On My Kids Plate

white chicken chili


Eating soup in a bread bowl is delicious and perfect for a cold day. Whether you go with a simple tomato soup, a hearty chili, or a comforting chowder, you will love the result! I hope you love these recipes and found the perfect one for dinner this week. Enjoy!

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