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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
This one combines butternut squash with wild rice, turkey and leeks. The addition of sage adds just the right earthy touch.
Add some flair to your basic tomato soup recipe by adding canned cannellini beans, some smoky bacon and a sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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