35 Soup Recipes for Fall
The chilly evenings are coming around more frequently now, so it is time to pull out these 35 Soup Recipes for Fall and get them into the recipe rotation! These soup recipes are tried and true with many great reviews, so be sure to check them out! What are your favorite fall soups?
Favorite Fall Soup Recipes
We have had our first few cold days this week – I’ve even had to turn the heater on, so it has me brainstorming all of my favorite Fall Soup Recipes to start throwing into the meat plan rotation. Here are 35 of my favorite recipes along with some great tips for making homemade soups!
How to Make the Best Homemade Soups
1. Start Your Soups with Tasty Liquids
Rich, homemade broth is always ideal, but if you’re short on time or without access I like to use high quality store bought broths. The broth is the base, so you want to start with something that tastes great!
If you have the time to make homemade or you have some stashed away in the freezer, even better!
Check out this tutorial for How to Make Easy Homemade Turkey Stock. You can substitute a chicken carcass or beef bones to make chicken stock or beef stock. Want a veggie stock? Eliminate the meat bones and add in lots of extra veggies. The method is basically the same aside from that!
Always Start Soups by Browning the Meat
Recipe got meat? Make sure you brown it first.
The browned bits left in the bottom of the pan after browning the meat will build the flavor of the soup even more giving it a much richer taste. Then you can deglaze those browned bits left behind with a little cooking wine or broth.
Always Sauté the “Aromatics” in Soup Recipes
What are “aromatics?” I consider them the soup basics: onion, leeks, garlic, carrot, celery, and (depending on the soup) ginger.
When you build in the time to cook these ingredients for about 5 minutes over medium heat before adding the liquid will deepen the flavor of the soup.
When I was a young(er), inexperienced cook I made the mistake of thinking soup was all the ingredients dumped into a pot of broth. Unfortunately, the soup just doesn’t develop as tasty flavor this way.
Add the Herbs to Soup at the Opportune Time
Fresh herbs should be added at the end of cooking, just prior to serving so you don’t lose all of their flavor.
Dried herbs need to be added earlier on. They’re better able to hold flavor for long cooking periods and they take longer to release all of that good flavor into the recipe.
Simmer Soups Low and Slow
I like to allow my soups so simmer for a longer period of time rather than quickly boiling them to get the vegetables tender. This is just another way to get great flavor development!
Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup Bar
This Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup is like your favorite loaded baked potato in soup form – sour cream, cheese, green onions, homemade bacon bits, and broccoli.
Make sure you use my recipe for Perfect Homemade Bacon Bits when you make all the toppings for this Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup Bar!
Easy Cheesy Broccoli, Kale, Carrot Soup Recipe
This recipe for Easy Cheesy Broccoli, Kale, Carrot Soup is incredibly simple to whip up for dinner on a busy and the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening.
You can use frozen kale for this recipe if you have some on hand. Want to know how to freeze kale to use in soup recipes like this Easy Cheesy Broccoli, Kale, Carrot Soup Recipe? Check out my tutorial!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Sage
Roasted butternut squash and garlic are pureed with onion, carrot, broth, and half and half for a silky smooth, creamy, savory Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. Top it with bacon and sage for perfection.
If you want amazing bacon bits for your garnish, check out my recipe for Perfect Homemade Bacon Bits!
Vegan/Vegetarian adaptation: omit the bacon and use vegetable stock instead!
Slow Cooker Ham Soup with Potatoes and Kale
Slow Cooker Ham Soup with Potatoes and Kale is both easy to prepare and flavorful, thanks to the use of a slow cooker and the rich flavor that a leftover ham bone imparts.
I like to serve this Slow Cooker Ham Soup with Potatoes and Kale with my Beer Batter Muffins with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan!
Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
This Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup is a fun change of pace from the traditional Chicken Noodle Soup when you're sick! It has shredded chicken, carrot, spinach, and orzo, with a light lemony broth.
This All-Purpose Shredded Crock-Pot Chicken is perfect for getting a head start on this Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup recipe! And you can also use frozen spinach if you have that on hand (related: How to Freeze Spinach).
Smoky Black Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage
Black beans are a great pantry staple for getting a tasty recipe on the table quickly! This Black Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage was no exception. The soup has just a bit of spice with the andouille sausage and you'll love the hint of smokiness from the smoked paprika and ancho powder.
This Smoky Black Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage goes great with a warm Honey Cornbread Muffin!
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup with Beef
This recipe for Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup with Beef is incredibly fast to prepare. You can make the broth in advance and after that it is just a matter of stirring things into the broth.
The meat is sliced so thin that you just stir it into the hot broth and you can do the same with the mushrooms and snow peas. Don’t skimp on the herbs because they add a ton of flavor.
Quick and Healthy Tomato Bisque with Quinoa
This Quick and Healthy Tomato Bisque with Quinoa is one of those healthy dishes that is so good you forget that it is healthy!
To start, it uses almond milk to replace the heavy cream that’s traditionally used in recipes like this. Second, it’s full of protein-rich quinoa, which infuses its health benefits into each bite. With a hint of natural sweetness, balanced with a mild tang, this soup is made with organic fire roasted tomatoes and rounded out with hot chili flakes.
This recipe for Quick and Healthy Tomato Bisque with Quinoa is vegan if you omit the cheese garnish!
Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs
Tender chicken meatballs, vegetables, and plenty of hearty orzo pasta make up this recipe for Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs. If you're in a pinch you can use store bought fresh or frozen meatballs again. This is a great soup for stretching what vegetables you have on had in your fridge without missing out on great taste!
Black Bean Soup with Roasted Chiles and Tomatoes
In this recipe for Black Bean Soup with Roasted Chiles and Tomatoes I’ve roasted the vegetables and pureed them into the soup rather than sautéing the vegetables and leaving them diced or chopped. Roasted vegetables add great flavor to the soup and the oven always warms up the kitchen nicely on a chilly day.
Creamy Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup
Unlike other Cream of Cauliflower soup recipes, the flavor of this soup recipe is greatly enhanced with the rich, subtle flavor of roasted garlic. Roasting the garlic and cauliflower adds a deep, earthiness and a richness that doesn’t necessarily come from heavy calories.
Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage
I always loved Lentil Soup growing up. This one is extra hearty thanks to the addition of smoked sausage (which also adds a lot of flavor!). Make an extra batch if you're a Lentil Soup fan, because this recipe freezes great in individual portion containers making it perfect to have on hand for lunches!
Italian Sausage Orzo Soup
I love that this Italian Sausage Orzo Soup is so full of pretty basic vegetables, yet nothing about it is boring. I mostly used it as a means to clean out the fridge of a bunch of random bits of leftover produce that was teetering a little too closely to past its prime status. Italian Sausage Orzo Soup is full of flavor from the rosemary, thyme, and Italian Sausage. It is hearty without feeling heavy. Italian Sausage Orzo Soup, are such a great way to stretch out the fall and winter produce. Perfect to present seasonal vegetables in different, more interesting ways when dinnertime starts getting repetitive
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken tortilla soup is warm, spicy, and you likely have all the ingredients on hand! Tender shredded chicken in a spicy tomato broth with corn and black beans are what makes up this recipe. Load it up with all the toppings! Some of my favorites are crispy tortilla strips, cheese, and avocado.
I like to use this Shredded Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken for this recipe!
Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup
This recipe for Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This updated version of the classic Turkey Soup is loaded with vegetables (onion, carrot, celery, red peppers, and green beans), rotini pasta and plenty of flavor thanks to fresh thyme and parmesan. It is best if you use your own homemade turkey stock, but you can use store bought as well.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Smoked Paprika and Cilantro Cream
Served with a large salad and a crusty loaf of bread this soup can be a delicious and warming meal all on its own. Roasted red pepper soup is vegetarian and very filling.
Curried Chicken, Chickpea, and Rice Soup
This Curried Chicken, Chickpea, and Rice Soup is perfect when you're looking for a change of pace with your soups! This Curried Chicken, Chickpea, and Rice Soup is a wonderful hearty soup recipe and a great way to use up any leftover chicken thighs, baked chicken breast, or meat from a leftover whole roasted chicken that you may have in your refrigerator.
As an alternative, you could easily shape this into a vegetarian curried chicken and rice soup, leave out the chicken, substitute vegetable broth, and increase the vegetables (or use browned, firm tofu cut into small cubes).
Cream of Tomato Soup
You can never go wrong with the classic Cream of Tomato Soup and Grilled Chicken on a cool fall day!
Do you like to get fancy with your Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup? Or do you like to keep it simple?
Here are a few of my favorite grilled cheese recipes to serve with this Cream of Tomato Soup: Bacon, Apple, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Avocado, and Arugula, Bacon and Brie Grilled Cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese.
Chicken and White Bean Chile Verde with Cilantro-Lime Pesto
This White Bean Chicken Chile Verde is easily going to be one of our favorite soup recipes from this season. Served with a side of whole-grain with flax tortilla chips that I found at the grocery store and topped with some diced avocado it was a filling and satisfying meal.
Sweet and Spicy Turkey Curry Soup
Sweet and Spicy Turkey Curry Soup is the perfect way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe you still have some in the freezer from last year? Or you're planning and for this year's leftovers? Either way, this is a great recipe to have on hand!
Potato Corn Chowder with Kale and Bacon
Corn Chowder is a great way to use up the last of that summer corn that is hanging around. The corn gets extra flavor because you roast it first. Roasting always brings out so much flavor in the ingredients. Kale adds a pop of color and extra vegetables, and who doesn't like bacon? I kept things a little lighter by using whole milk rather than cream or half and half, though I’ll assure you this soup is still very rich tasting
Winter Minestrone Soup with Swiss Chard and Sausage
Homemade Minestrone Soup has always been a soup favorite of mine. It is loaded with vegetables, yet feels hearty with the added pasta. In the summer I tend to lead towards adding vegetables like squash and red bell peppers, but this version of minestrone soup features vegetables seen more during winter since we’re quickly headed that way.
While you might not typically see Italian Sausage featured in a Minestrone Soup recipe, I wanted to add a little bit for an extra burst of flavor and heartiness. If you desire a vegetarian minestrone soup recipe, just omit the sausage and be sure to use vegetarian broth.
This Tortellini Soup started out as a very simple recipe – just the broth, tomatoes, spinach, and tortellini. I thought it sounded yummy and easy, but I couldn’t resist making it a bit more of a meal. It was still incredibly fast, and simple to make. Great for a busy weeknight, or a day like today where I just didn’t want to spend much time cooking dinner and got started a bit late. If you use baby spinach you don’t even have to spend time chopping that. It makes quite a bit, so plan on leftovers if you aren’t feeding a crowd.
Beefy Russian Borscht
Beefy Borscht is a traditional Russian soup with beets, which is how it gets is classic deep red color. Loaded with plenty of vegetables and chunks of tender beef, this is definitely a great hearty soup for fall!
I would definitely serve this recipe with a thick slice of crusty bread, like this recipe for Rustic Rosemary Garlic Bread!
Kale and Broccoli Chicken Tortellini Soup
Summer or not, soup – Chicken Noodle Soup to be exact – is always the perfect go-to for the nasty cold. This Kale and Broccoli Chicken Tortellini Soup is the perfect twist on the classic soup, and you’ll still be on your way to feeling better in no time, no matter the time of year. I think my favorite part of this soup is the tortellini. It is prepackaged 3 cheese tortellini and the added bonus of the cheese flavor just puts this soup over the top! Store bought rotisserie chicken is the perfect hack to make this recipe quick to prepare!
Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe
For days when the plans are thrown by the wayside I like to have a few pantry meals, like this Easy Tomato Florentine Soup, up my sleeve.
Diced tomatoes are something I always have on hand which makes this soup a great pantry meal. And you can also use frozen spinach if you have that on hand (related: How to Freeze Spinach).
What soups do you love to make in the fall?
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