Fall is my favorite season. Have I mentioned that enough, yet? Here in Colorado the temperature has really taken a dip (I don’t think it went above 40 degrees yesterday!) and that gets me in the mood for one thing: soup. I think I’ve made about 6 giant pots since fall first started and I have plans to make at least four more with all the harvest my family has been blessed with!
That means I spend a lot of time trolling the internet for amazing soup recipes- an embarrassing amount of time, actually. My favorite soups are hearty, healthy, filling, easy, and inexpensive -I’m pretty picky about which recipes I follow… which probably accounts for why I spend so much time on the interwebs looking at soup. Luckily for you, that means I have amassed a slew of recipes that my family has tried and LOVE. These are even toddler tested and approved- so without further ado here are seven soups for you to try out this fall.
This is one of my FAVORITE recipes and a definite crowd pleaser. Best of all, it details several ways for you to pull this recipe off; such as making your own pumpkin puree, and vegan ingredient options. I’ve tried it both vegan and non vegan and both are delicious. Make sure to not skimp on the kale crispies as this gives this sweet creamy soup the salty crunch that just elevates it beyond delicious. Dana’s blog is amazing in general and one of my personal favorites with tons of yummy recipes that are tailored to be easy on your time and pantry so make sure to subscribe to her blog!
This is another squash type recipe that is both hearty and filling! I made this one just yesterday and it was just perfect. Again, this recipe can be made vegan or not depending on your tastes but I made this one as is and was in heaven. I used a black + decker food processor for this recipe which makes the soup velvety and creamy – you can get yours here:
My toddler demanded seconds and thirds of this soup which I happily gave her because – hello- when does a toddler ever ask for seconds or thirds of vegetables?? This soup is at once sweet and warm with masala curry mixed in. Its the perfect companion to a snowy fall day on the front-range. A Beautiful Plate is another blog I like to follow with its beautiful pictures and easy to follow recipes. Laura is a trained chef and recipe developer and has hundreds of recipes on her site, check her out but be warned- you may never leave.
Vegetable Beef Soup is my comfort food. Every year, my grandmother would make a huge pot of this soup and I always remember it being so yummy. I would ask for it every time I came over. She never kept the exact same recipe, though. One year she would throw in okra, another year she would throw in squash; each year’s flavor was determined by the harvest of my grandfather’s garden but the basic soup recipe always stayed the same. The recipe by Gimme Some Oven is very close to my grandmother’s basic recipe and is absolutely to die for as is. It is also so very healthy for you with all the vegetables loaded in while still being a hearty, filling soup. Who knows? Maybe this soup will become a fall tradition in your family, too!
This soup is easy, fast, delicious, budget friendly and …did I say easy? Seriously, you do not have to be a master chef or have hours of free time to make a yummy tasty meal at home and this recipe is proof. This was my go to recipe when I worked a full time job and needed food on the table stat. Its literally pouring spice packets and cans into a pot and then letting it simmer and meld together, but it is so, so good and so very practical. I know you mamas are busy! For nights where you just need some extra comfort, I recommend sprinkling on some shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt for a healthier option) and a few tortilla chips. Welcome to your new week night favorite!
No fall soup recipe list would be complete without chicken noodle soup, and this recipe is probably the best one I’ve found. Don’t let the long ingredients list trouble you – most of the ingredients are probably already staples in your pantry. Make this ahead and freeze it so that you have it ready made for the cold season this year. You will thank yourself later! This soup holds up really well in the freezer, just make sure to undercook the noodles a little bit so they aren’t mushy when you re-heat it. This recipe does call for a Dutch oven (which adds amazing flavor to your soup)- so if you don’t have one, you can get one here:
This is another really tasty, easy, budget-friendly recipe (how much more budget-friendly can you get than tomatoes, butter and onions??). Sure, you can get tomato soup out of a can, but “why?” when it is so much healthier, tastier, and cheaper when you make it yourself? You really are only investing slightly more time and energy and the payoffs are huge. Make sure you have an immersion blender, a food processor or a blender on hand. I personally liked Hamilton Beach’s stick blender for this soup because it made things “soupy” while still giving the soup texture. You can get it on the link below:
This is another easy-to-tweak recipe, if you feel so inclined. Basil is also a great addition if you have some handy, and you can add 1/4 a cup of cream for a creamier soup. Pair this with a grilled cheese for the perfect fall meal.
Can you tell A Taste of Home is one of my favorite recipe sites? This is another quick and easy home run. And of course – it has pumpkin which instantly makes things taste like fall. (Yes. I like pumpkin spice lattes. No. I have no shame about this.) The extra sweetness from the pumpkin gives a really yummy twist to the classic chili and was an instant favorite at our house. As the author mentions, this recipe does freeze well, but you would never know because its gone so quickly.
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That’s it for now, chickadees! Have a great weekend!