During the summer months, the food that people turn to tends to be light and refreshing, requiring minimal effort in the kitchen. Salads that make the most of fresh produce and meals that involve simply throwing things on the grill tend to be the norm on those warm summer nights.
But as the weather begins to cool, the humidity of the air drops and the constant hum of air conditioners subsides, those who love sweaters, warm drinks and cool autumn nights rejoice.
With the heat waves of summer gone, the cooler autumn weather means that those who have been itching to get back in the kitchen can finally spend time at the stove without melting. What better way to kick off the season than with big batches of soup that can be whipped up in a flash or left to cook for hours. From classics like creamy pumpkin, tomato and French onion soup with croutons and Gruyère to Indian-spiced black bean, Thai vegetable and Portuguese caldo verde soup, any and all of these soups will keep things cozy and delicious for fall. Read on to discover 20 delicious soup recipes for fall! istockphoto.com
Authentic Thai Vegetable Soup
On chilly nights this soup will warm you right up with wonderful Thai flavors. Galangal, chile pepper and lemongrass will definitely transport you to a warmer place when the weather is wonderfully grey.
For the Authentic Thai Vegetable Soup recipe, click here. delishplan.com.
Broccoli Spinach Soup
Top this soup with a poached egg or perhaps some pan-fried tofu for a light and satisfying meal. Bonus points if you serve this soup with lots of buttery toast.
For the Broccoli Spinach Soup recipe, click here. Ciao Fiorentina
Caldo Verde Soup
Here is a simple recipe for a traditional Portugese caldo verde, a potato and kale soup that is silky, elegant, and full of fantastic flavor.
For the Caldo Verde Soup recipe, click here.
Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
This chicken and rice soup is an easy and delicious soup to make on any day of the week!
For the Chicken and Brown Rice Soup recipe, click here. Whole Foods Market
Coconut Curried Hominy Soup
Coconut milk makes this soup creamy, silky and so satisfying. You will definitely be going back for a second bowl!
For the Coconut Curried Hominy Soup recipe, click here.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Top this smooth pumpkin soup with crunchy, toasted nuts and a swirl of cream for a decadent bowlful. To make things even better, you can turn to your slow cooker to make this recipe, which is always useful during the school year!
For the Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe, click here. Shutterstock
Creamy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Sandwich Dumplings
There's nothing like a comforting bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. Switch up this classic American dish by turning the sandwiches into little dumplings. Part crouton, part sandwich, the grilled cheese dumplings help add texture and nostalgia to traditional tomato soup.
For the Creamy Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Sandwich Dumplings recipe, click here. Adam Richman
Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
You may have heard of pumpkin and apple soup, but have you ever tried sweet potato and apple soup? This recipe adds some curry powder into the mix for a soup that is full of flavor in every spoonful!
For the Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup recipe, click here. Sweet Potato Commission
Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup
This robust one-pot dinner packs in lentils, sausage and plenty of vegetables, including mushrooms, spinach, onions and garlic. A loaf of crusty bread is the only accompaniment you need for a complete meal.
For the Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup recipe, click here. Whole Foods Market
Indian-Spiced Tomato and Black Bean Soup
Hearty black beans, canned tomatoes and an array of wonderful spices make this soup warming, tasty and perfect for the cooler months.
For the Indian-Spiced Tomato and Black Bean Soup recipe, click here. Emily Jacobs
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This chicken tortilla soup is actually a keto-compliant recipe that skips the actual tortillas without sacrificing flavor and can be made incredibly quickly using an Instant Pot or other multi-cooker.
For the Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, click here. Helene Dujardin
Kale, Tomato, and Vegetable Soup
A jar of pasta sauce is a quick and easy way to get all the flavors of a low-and-slow-simmering pot of soup in half the time.
For the Kale, Tomato, and Vegetable Soup recipe, click here. Prego Farmers' Market
Onion Soup With Bacon, Winter Herbs, and Gruyère
When the weather turns, what's better than a hot bowl of French onion soup? As well as the required croutons and melted Gruyère, this recipe features a generous smattering of bacon.
For the Onion Soup With Bacon, Winter Herbs, and Gruyère recipe, click here. Ray Kachatorian
Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup
This hearty soup tastes just like a loaded potato complete with cheddar cheese and bacon. What better way to celebrate the arrival of soup season?
For the Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup recipe, click here. Maryse Chevriere
Simple Chicken Soup
There's nothing more restorative than a giant bowl of chicken soup, right? This recipe is straightforward and perfect for any day of the week if you have a cold or even if you're the epitome of good health.
For the Simple Chicken Soup recipe, click here. istockphoto.com
Slow Cooker Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Set and forget this excellent slow-cooker ham and black-eyed pea soup and rest assured that dinner that night will be delicious!
For the Slow Cooker Ham and Blackeye Pea Soup recipe, click here. Aggie's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
This healthy, flavorful soup is loaded with tons of fresh, nutritious ingredients like spinach, carrots, celery, and onion and simmers in a slow cooker while you're away at work - so it tastes like it cooked all day, because it did.
For the Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup recipe, click here. istockphoto.com
Tomato and Green Lentil Noodle Soup With Croutons
If you're looking for a soup that is a little bit different and full of incredible flavors, this is the soup for you! The hand-rolled noodles are absolutely delicious, but you can substitute orecchiette if you don't feel like making your own dough.
For the Tomato and Green Lentil Noodle Soup With Croutons recipe, click here. David Hagerman
While a few additional steps are needed for this soup, the results are well worth it. Roasted tomatoes and garlic, a spicy chile puree, and a tender braised chicken make this tortilla soup the perfect way to start a meal.
For the Tortilla Soup recipe, click here. Cooking Light
Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup
Who doesn't love a bowlful of noodles? This traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup will warm body and soul during the cooling fall months.
For the Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup recipe, click here. Michaol Fountoulakis
Yam and Peanut Soup
Try this yam and peanut soup, inspired by African cuisine and full of fantastic spices. With its silky texture and uniquely delicious flavor, this soup is definitely one of 50 fall recipes we cant wait to make!
For the Yam and Peanut Soup recipe, click here.
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