13 Cozy Copycat Soup & Chili Recipes Perfect for Weight Loss This Winter
Soup and chili carry a lot of nostalgia with them. On a cold winter's day, nothing hits quite like a steaming bowl of Panera's broccoli cheddar soup or a quick cup of Wendy's chili. But sometimes, you don't want to bundle up and schlep to the nearest restaurant or take-out window—or think about the fat, calories, and sodium associated with some of your favorites. Fear not, because we've cracked the code to these winter favorites to bring you healthy copycat soup and chili recipes from your favorite restaurants with a healthy spin. Make a big batch of these 16 popular recipes and keep a stash in the freezer to stay warm and cozy all winter long. Plus, don't miss 45+ Best Healthy Copycat Restaurant Recipes to Try Tonight.
Healthy Copycat Wendy's Chili
Wendy's chili is definitely comforting food. Now, it's even more comfortable as you make it at home, healthier, and all you can eat. Filled with kidney and pinto beans, and packed with flavor, this chili provides a cozy meal packed with nutrition, not sodium.
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Healthy Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Panera may be the pinnacle of soup and bread, but now they have some competition. We created our own version of their Broccoli cheddar soup. Filling, flavorful, and made all in one pot, this soup saves you a trip to your local Panera Bread.
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Healthy Copycat Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli Soup
Find yourself craving Olive Garden's soup and breadsticks? Good news – you can now bring the great taste of Italian-made pasta home—without paying for it! Our copycat recipe for Olive Garden's pasta Fagioli soup is packed with carrots, kidney beans, white beans, and of course, ditalini pasta, perfect for a protein-filled meal with an Italian flare.
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Healthy Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
This healthy version of the Olive Garden favorite is packed with protein. Kale and potatoes provide high fiber and Italian sausage provides vitamin B12 and is high in iron. Curl up with this cozy recipe while your body and your wallet thank you.
Get the recipe from Organize Yourself Skinny
Healthy Copycat Panera Squash Soup
Squash your craving for Panera by making your own version of their squash soup at home! This vegetarian version features healthy apple cider, hearty butternut squash, and seasonal spices such as curry powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Get the recipe from Rachel Cooks
Chipotle Bean chili
Take hearty to the next level with this copycat Chipotle bean chili. White beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, and black beans, simmered in vegetable broth provide a nutritious balance, while spices such as cumin and cayenne pepper add just the right amount of heat to warm you up.
Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest
Healthy Copycat Aladdin's Len-Chili Soup
Make Aladdin Eatery's most popular menu item right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Made with low-sodium vegetable broth, Yukon gold potatoes, and lentil beans, this unique soup is like a combination of two, packed with protein and spices to give it that classic Aladdin charm and kick.
Get the recipe from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
Healthy Copycat Chick-fil-A Tortilla Soup
We all tear up a bit when we crave Chick-fil-A but remember it's Sunday. Well, wipe your tears and break out your tortilla chips! This copycat recipe of Chick-fil-A's tortilla soup is loaded with beans for protein, and vegetables and seasoning for the perfect hearty Chick-fil-A flavor!
Get the recipe from The Baker Mama
Healthy Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
Nothing warms you up better than a classic minestrone soup. Make one of the menu classics from Olive Garden with carrots, zucchinis, celery, basil, and the main ingredient: beans. Customize to your liking with Italian seasoning with the option to spice up or down.
Get the recipe from Mom's Dish
Healthy Copycat Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup
This creamy and rich soup is a great option for dinner. Not only is it a copycat of the Chili's restaurant favorite, Chicken Enchilada, but this recipe also contains Masa harina, a maze dough made from nixtamalized corn. Masa harina is rich in vitamin B3, and can potentially help treat high cholesterol.
Get the recipe from Dinner Then Dessert
Healthy Copycat Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup
This copycat Walkabout soup from Outback soup will have you walking back to your kitchen for seconds! Made with low-sodium chicken broth and a variety of cheese, this soup will have you taste all the flavors of Australia from the comfort of your kitchen.
Get the recipe from Food Folks and Fun
Healthy Copycat Cracker Barrel Vegetable Soup
Nothing beats a homemade vegetable soup – except this copycat version of the Cracker Barrel vegetable soup. Made with all the veggies you need to keep you healthy and strong including green beans, peas, and lima beans, this recipe is rich in vitamins A & B and the best part? It's also kid-friendly.
Get the recipe from Kid Friendly Things To Do
Healthy Copycat Carrabba's Sausage Lentil Soup
This copycat recipe contains all the feels and flavors of a comfort food favorite, without the comfort food carbs. Healthy sausage and lentil soup is filled with vegetables and lentils are high in fiber, folate, and potassium, which helps manage blood pressure and cholesterol. This is one meal your heart will quite literally thank you for.
Get the recipe from The Cookie Rookie
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