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 snow last 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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
You can't go wrong with this Classic Vegetable Beef and Noodle Soups! Tender chunks of beef, plenty of vegetables, and classic egg noodles fill your bowl. Perfect for a cold day when you're feeling under the weather!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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).
Here is another great curried soup! I love how easy this Coconut Chicken Curry Soup is! It usually whips up in just about 30 minutes. Pour it over rice and add fresh cilantro and shredded coconut for a super flavorful meal!
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 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!
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
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 Rosemary Chicken Chowder with White Beans is rich and cozy - perfect for those chilly fall evenings! It has chunks of tender chicken, white beans, rosemary, kale and bacon. Top it off with Sourdough Garlic Croutons for some crunch!
This Leek and Potato Soup is as simple and as satisfying as this soup is, I can only imagine how yummy it would be when used as a soup base like Julia mentions. I’m thinking broccoli and cheese would be delicious stirred in.
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.
This hearty soup features lamb sausage meatballs, mustard greens, carrots, and gluten-free quinoa orzo. If you don't need to keep things gluten-free, feel free to use whatever pasta you like! This recipe might sound simple, but it is loaded with flavor!
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!
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!
Split Pea Soup doesn't look like much but it has always been one of my favorites! I love that this recipe uses bacon, but you can also use leftover ham - perfect if you've recently made the reader favorite Slow Cooker Ham.