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Soup Recipes for Fall Meals at Home

Time to get cozy
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There are many ways to ring in the fall season, from apple picking to watching the leaves change colors. However, it just isn’t fall until you curl up on the couch with a piping hot bowl of goodness and a crusty piece of bread. From butternut squash and apples to potato and leeks to a classic tomato basil, these soup recipes are delicious, cozy, filling and perfectly comforting in the way only a good bowl of soup can be. 

Fall Vegetable Soup

Fall Vegetable Soup
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Fall is a great time to shop at local farmers markets, and this soup is really a celebration of the peppers, eggplants, zucchinis, carrots, beets and butternut squashes you’ll likely find. You can try different combinations of seasonal produce depending on your haul, and don’t be afraid to bust out a can of tomatoes and beans to stretch your soup even further. 

For the Fall Vegetable Soup recipe, click here.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
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Silky tomato soup is as nostalgic as it gets. Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a comforting lunch or dinner. To make this recipe vegan-friendly, simply substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and when it’s time to add the cream, either omit it completely or add a splash of coconut milk.

For the Creamy Tomato Basil Soup recipe, click here. 

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
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If you haven’t had kabocha yet, you should change that this fall.  The Japanese squash is similar in flavor to sweet potato and pumpkin and works extremely well in soups. Because it’s so naturally sweet, you can really play up the spice level in this soup. 

For the Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup recipe, click here. 

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
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You can either make fresh mashed potatoes for this recipe or use leftovers and turn them into a rich and comforting soup loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese.

For the Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
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This soup tastes like it took hours and hours to come together, but it’s quick and easy. Chicken breasts, a can of diced tomatoes, cilantro, warm spices like cumin and chili powder and other ingredients are simmered together in a base of chicken stock and bay leaves. The classic Tex-Mex recipe is topped with crunchy tortilla strips, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and cubed avocado. 

 For the Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, click here.

Southwestern Pork and Bean Soup

Southwestern Pork and Bean Soup
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This soup makes the most of pantry staples, using a can of tomatoes, pinto beans and chicken broth. You can use pork, beef or chicken as your protein for a hearty and humble dinner.

For the Southwestern Pork and Bean Soup recipe, click here. 

 

Stracciatella

Stracciatella
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Stracciatella is an Italian soup typically made by drizzling an egg mixture into boiling meat broth and stirring. It might sound complicated, but this version takes less than 30 minutes to make. 

For the Stracciatella recipe, click here. 

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
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This is the quintessential autumn soup that uses butternut squash with a hint of crisp apples. As with many squash soups, for optimal flavor you must roast the butternut squash with olive oil. And while the squash is roasting away, you’ll saute an onion, fresh ginger and chopped apples in some melted butter. Before you know it, those two flavors become one and your kitchen will smell better than a fall candle.

For the Apple and Butternut Squash Soup recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Sweet Potato Kale Soup
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This sweet potato and kale soup is full of immune-boosting ingredients and ideal for chilly fall evenings. It’s a great way to cook with potatoes and lentils, which add substance, while the kale adds a nice green crunch.

For the Sweet Potato Kale Soup recipe, click here.

Albóndigas

Albóndigas
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Albóndigas is a Mexican meatball soup with ground beef, rice, oats and a clear, spicy vegetable broth. It’s classic comfort food you can make at home. Don’t forget to squeeze fresh lime juice into your bowl before digging in.

For the Albóndigas recipe, click here.

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup
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If you're looking for a vegetarian-friendly soup packed with protein, look no further than this black bean soup. The touch of cumin goes a long way in this simple recipe.

For the Black Bean Soup Recipe, click here.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
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For days when you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl, chicken noodle is the soup to make. This nostalgic dish never gets old and this version with tender chicken and fresh vegetables even freezes well too. 

For the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe, click here.  

 

Chicken Ramen Soup

Chicken Ramen Soup
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Soupy, savory homemade ramen is only 15 minutes away. All you need is chicken, chicken stock, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and some ramen noodles. And if you want, you can top your bowl with herbs, a soft-boiled jammy egg and some crunchy carrots. 

For the Chicken Ramen Soup recipe, click here.

Athrak Soup

Athrak Soup
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Athrak, which means ginger in Hindi, is known for its immune-boosting properties. This athrak soup is spicy, sharp and soothing, making it a great remedy for fall sniffles. Simply puree the ingredients in a blender, add the spices and leave it to simmer until you’re ready to curl up on the couch.

For the Athrak Soup recipe, click here.

Ham, Black Eyed Pea, and Idaho Potato Slow Cooker Soup

Ham, Black Eyed Pea, and Idaho Potato Slow Cooker Soup
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This loaded soup with smoked ham hock, black-eyed peas and tender potatoes cooks in a slow cooker over several hours so you can plop everything in the pot and go do what you have to do. When it’s time to eat, add a sprinkle of Parmesan and grab a crusty piece of bread. 

For the Ham, Black Eyed Pea, and Idaho Potato Slow Cooker Soup recipe, click here. 

Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup

Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup
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Is it really fall without pumpkin soup? The creamy, sweet soup is a popular seasonal item at restaurants, but making it at home isn’t all that difficult. You start with canned pumpkin and chicken or vegetable broth then add aromatic spices including curry powder and cumin to achieve a deep flavor.

For the Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe, click here. 

 

Italian Style Soup with Turkey Sausage

Italian Style Soup with Turkey Sausage
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This soup with hot Italian-style turkey sausage is the ideal meaty meal for a chilly afternoon. The beans and perfectly cooked pasta along with the sausage ensure no two slurps are the same, but they’re all packed with flavor. 

For the Italian Style Soup with Turkey Sausage recipe, click here.

Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup

Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup
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This homemade ramen recipe uses everyday ingredients like chicken stock and packages of instant ramen noodles as well as fresh garlic and lemon. And you won’t be needing the spice packet from the noodles — the flavors of leeks and garlic cooked in olive oil will take care of it all. 

For the Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup recipe, click here.

 

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
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For a brilliant way to use your leftover chicken, throw it in this Thai coconut soup. Coconut milk  lends body, flavor and richness to soups and a hint of sweetness. It’s a natural pairing with Thai flavors like red curry paste, ginger and garlic. 

For the Thai Coconut Chicken Soup recipe, click here. 

Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder

Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder
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This is one ultimate home-cooked meal: thick and creamy corn chowder with crispy bacon, chicken, potatoes and sharp white cheddar. It can be made with or without an immersion blender, which is a handy kitchen tool to have.

For the Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder recipe, click here. 

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
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For days when you want a flavor-packed, fully loaded chicken enchilada soup but don’t care to stand around stirring, bust out your slow cooker and make this. Along with the chicken, you’ll need corn, black beans, yellow rice, pico de gallo, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top. 

For the Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe, click here. 

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup
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This potato leek soup is creamy, satisfying and such a simple weeknight meal. If you have a high-speed blender, puree together the broth, tender potatoes and softened leeks for the silkiest consistency.

For the Potato Leek Soup recipe, click here.

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
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This one combines butternut squash with wild rice, turkey and leeks. The addition of sage adds just the right earthy touch.

For the Turkey and Wild Rice Soup recipe, click here. 

 

Smoky Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup

Smoky Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup
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Add some flair to your basic tomato soup recipe by adding canned cannellini beans, some smoky bacon and a sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder.

For the Smoky Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup recipe, click here. 

Spanish Bean Soup with Chorizo

Spanish Bean Soup with Chorizo
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With garlic, leeks and onion, this sharp-flavored soup brings the heat and protein. Spicy Spanish chorizo pairs well with hearty beans and zucchini for a full-bodied dinner for the whole family. 

For the Spanish Bean Soup with Chorizo recipe, click here. 

Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon

Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon
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This creamy chicken soup uses frozen fire-roasted corn, kale and shredded chicken. For an added richness, cook the vegetables in a little bit of the bacon fat.

For the Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon recipe, click here, 

 

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup
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You can never have too many taco-inspired dishes in your arsenal. This taco soup with corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, red kidney beans, taco seasoning and a short-cut taco sauce packs all the spicy Mexican flavors in one bowl. 

For the Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe, click here. 

Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric

Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric
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Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that is used for flavor and color in most Asian cuisines. It also has a variety of health benefits, making it one of the foods you should eat every day. It’s a great spice to add to your fall cooking, and this acorn squash soup is a tasty place to start. 

For the Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric recipe, click here. 

Tuscan Chickpea Soup with Kale

Tuscan Chickpea Soup with Kale
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This chickpea soup with kale is a savory mix of all the fall flavors you know and love. The concentrated flavors of dried rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes go a long way.  

For the Tuscan Chickpea Soup with Kale recipe, click here. 

Red Lentil Dhal

Red Lentil Dhal
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Dhal is the Indian cook’s chicken soup. It cures the seasonal blues and also solves your dilemma when you just don’t know what to cook. Generally speaking, dhal (also known as lentils) is served alongside fluffy white rice, but it’s just as delicious as a piping hot soup with crispy onions on top. It’s one of the best easy Indian recipes you can make at home

For the Red Lentil Dhal recipe, click here. 

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