Most Delicious Fall Soups You Can Eat
Forget sweater season. Soup season is just as cozy and much more delicious. So let's get straight to the good stuff: the best soups to bring fall flavors to your kitchen table.
Indulge as you please, because these fall soups are good for the soul and the body. Pro tip: Make extra, and freeze the leftovers. Then, just warm them up and pour them into a thermos for a hot lunch on the go.
Italian Wedding Soup
Why Italian wedding soup is tasty: Tender meatballs with hearty veggies, steamy hot broth, and filling couscous add a fun twist to the traditional Italian wedding soup game.
The word "wedding" refers to the marriage of protein-rich meats with healthy greens.
It's a match made in taste bud heaven.
Try Italian wedding soup yourself.
Butternut Squash Soup With Sour Cream and Pistachios
Why butternut squash soup with sour cream and pistachios is tasty: Where do we start? Butternut squash has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and tons of health benefits.
This recipe includes a drizzle of sour cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and flavorful pistachios.
It tastes great and is good for you, too.
Try this healthy butternut squash soup yourself.
Roasted Tomato and Chunky Veggie Soup
Why roasted tomato and chunky veggie soup is tasty: Comfort food that you can feel good about eating is where it's at.
This hearty, heart-healthy soup is thick and filling, with oven-roasted tomatoes, garlic, white beans, kale and macaroni.
Top with parmesan and serve with warm, crusty French bread.
Try roasted tomato and chunky veggie soup yourself.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Rosemary Olive Oil
Why creamy cauliflower soup with rosemary olive oil is tasty: Look, we know that the health food fanatics went overboard with the cauliflower craze. Some foods just weren't meant to be replaced with cauliflower, OK?
This cauliflower soup, however, is surprisingly creamy and rich in flavor, thanks to the addition of onions, garlic, and a special rosemary olive oil blend.
Try creamy cauliflower soup with rosemary olive oil yourself.
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Why coconut curry butternut squash soup is tasty: This amazing soup recipe is like a mashup between American fall flavors and traditional Thai food.
Coconut and curry flavors add a pleasant kick to creamy butternut squash soup, topped with crispy chickpeas.
It's also packed with vegetable-based protein.
Try coconut curry butternut squash soup yourself.
Butternut Squash, Sausage and White Bean Soup
Why butternut squash, sausage and white bean soup is tasty: Fall soups don't get much heartier than this. Minestrone is great, but sometimes you need a soup with some heft to it.
Smokey sausage does the trick here, blending with diced butternut squash and white beans for a filling, flavorful meal.
Try butternut squash, sausage and white bean soup yourself.
Sweet Potato Soup
Why sweet potato soup is tasty: Sweet potatoes are tasty all on their own, but this recipe blends them up with the perfect balance of spices.
Dipping sourdough in the soup is delicious, but you can also use whole-grain bread for a healthier alternative.
Try sweet potato soup yourself.
15-Minute Vegan Pho
Why vegan pho is tasty: The Vietnamese pho craze might have calmed down to a gentle simmer, but the dish itself is as tasty as ever.
With bean sprouts and warm, flavorful broth, the only way to make pho any better than it already is would be by making it from scratch.
Try vegan pho yourself.
Fall Chicken Tortilla Soup
Why fall chicken tortilla soup is tasty: Chicken tortilla soup is classic. It can be made with as much kick to it as you want, and there are so many tasty variations. This is the best recipe we've found so far.
To really sell it, sprinkle it with Trader Joe's fall leaf chips, shredded cheddar and jack, fresh avocado and a dollop of sour cream.
Don't forget the green onions and cilantro.
Try fall chicken tortilla soup yourself.
Hearty Turkey Chili
Why turkey chili is tasty: Chili is always a crowd-pleaser, but preparing it with red meat all the time isn't the healthiest option.
Turkey chili is a leaner alternative, and you can still turn up the heat to your liking.
Try turkey chili yourself.
Why minestrone is tasty: This Italian classic is one of the best soup recipes ever. The smell of sautéed onions and garlic warms up the whole house, and the soup is filled with sneaky veggies.
Kids will have no idea they're actually eating zucchini.
Try minestrone yourself.
Honeynut Squash Soup With Rosemary Maple Butter
Why honeynut squash soup with rosemary maple butter is tasty: Squash is a staple ingredient of fall soups, and this recipe reminds us why.
Rosemary maple butter sounds fancy, but it's super easy to make and dresses up this classic fall dish.
Top it with crumbled pecans and a rosemary garnish to really impress your guests.
Try honeynut squash soup with rosemary maple butter yourself.
Chorizo Chickpea Stew
Why chorizo chickpea stew is tasty: Nourishing, tasty and easy? Sounds like the perfect soup recipe to us.
This one can be made with real meat or vegetarian chorizo to meet any dietary needs. The roasted red bell peppers and grated Manchego seal the deal.
Try chorizo chickpea stew yourself.
Chicken and Rice Soup
Why chicken and rice soup is tasty: Chicken and rice go together like peanut butter and jelly. This soup is insanely tasty, and it's also insanely simple to make.
If you have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, you can also toss that in instead of chicken.
Try chicken and rice soup yourself.
Spooky Fall Soup
Why spooky fall soup is tasty: Admittedly, this is just ordinary tomato soup. Like, the canned kind.
You can make your own, but the fun part of this recipe is the spiderweb drizzle and spooky olive spiders.
Try spooky fall soup yourself.
Pork, Corn and Butternut Squash Stew
Why pork, corn and butternut squash stew is tasty: Corn and pork give this amazing fall soup a Southern flair, while paprika, cumin and cayenne add a fiery contrast to the warm sweetness of the butternut squash.
Serve with a side of cornbread and enjoy.
Try pork, corn and butternut squash stew yourself.
Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
Why roasted kabocha squash is tasty: Kabocha squash is a Japanese winter squash that has a light, fluffy texture similar to that of a chestnut. The flavor is like a mashup of sweet potato and pumpkin, so it's a prime candidate for fall soup recipes.
Sprinkle this soup with pepitas, paprika and cilantro for best results.
Try roasted kabocha squash yourself.
Cozy Legume Soup
Why legume soup is tasty: Lentils and other legumes are packed with plant protein, and their flavors are neutral enough to combine with any spices you like.
We like to top this one off with fresh basil and diced grape tomatoes.
Try legume soup yourself.
French Onion Soup
Why French onion soup is tasty: Any soup topped with copious amounts of melted cheese is a winner in our book.
Crispy croutons and a garnish of finely chopped green onion make this fall soup a universal crowd-pleaser.
Try French onion soup yourself.
Mashed Potato Winter Squash Soup
Why mashed potato winter squash soup is tasty: There are so many squash varieties that it's hard to keep track of them all, but mashed potato squash is an especially tasty one.
This great recipe is fine in a bowl, but your fall dinner party will be so much more festive if you serve the soup inside the gourds themselves.
Try mashed potato winter squash soup yourself.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Why broccoli cheddar soup is tasty: We're going to level with you. Broccoli cheddar soup is more about the cheddar than it is about the broccoli. Any soup made with hot, melty cheese is hard to hate.
This soup recipe offers a dairy-free alternative so even people with dietary restrictions can enjoy the fall flavor.
Try broccoli cheddar soup yourself.
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Why old-fashioned chicken noodle soup is tasty: It's just chicken noodle soup, but there's a reason chicken noodle soup has stood the test of time.
Something about it tastes like home, and it's so much better prepared from scratch than from a can.
Try old-fashioned chicken noodle soup yourself.
Spinach and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup
Why spinach and mushroom wild rice soup is tasty: Onions, carrots, celery, spinach, wild rice and mushrooms join forces to make a magical, surprisingly creamy soup.
If you aren't a fan of baking your own bread, the chef recommends picking up a fresh loaf of crusty French bread from Panera to serve alongside it.
Try spinach and mushroom wild rice soup yourself.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Why pasta e fagioli is tasty: Pasta people, we've found the best soup recipe for you. Just look at it. It's a traditional Italian pasta dish, but we're counting it as soup because, well, why not?
With ground beef, northern Italian beans, red kidney beans and fresh tomatoes, it's essentially a satisfying Italian stew that's perfect for fall nights.
Try pasta e fagioli soup yourself.
Lentil Red Pepper Soup
Why lentil red pepper soup is tasty: It's hard to go wrong with a good tomato soup, but tomato soup can get old.
Red pepper soup has a similar flavor with sweeter notes, and the addition of lentils makes this one of the best soup recipes to add to your arsenal.
Don't forget the crackers.
Try lentil red pepper soup yourself.
Simple Butternut Squash Soup
Why simple butternut squash soup is tasty: We know we've already covered some butternut squash soup varieties, but for the simplest, tastiest butternut squash base, this one takes the cake.
The addition of ginger and sage elevates the soup's flavor profile. Add in chopped carrots or sweet potato to up the comfort level even more.
Try simple butternut squash soup yourself.
Italian Farro and Kale Soup
Why Italian farro and kale soup is tasty: Fall soups don't have to be boring or repetitive. If you're done with the butternut squash thing, give this a try.
Featuring superfoods like farro and kale, this Italian-inspired soup might surprise you. Recipes vary, some chefs include cannellini beans and pepperoncinis for texture and spice.
Try Italian farro and kale soup yourself.
Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Chili
Why vegan sweet potato chili is tasty: Eating meat and enjoying a hearty, fall soup aren't mutually exclusive. There are plenty of cozy, vegan soups around, and this vegan chili made with more than 10 different tasty veggies and beans will hit the spot.
It even comes with a secret sauce.
Try vegan sweet potato chili yourself.
Sausage Tortellini Soup
Why sausage tortellini soup is tasty: Spicy Italian sausage and mixed cheese tortellini would make a tasty meal all on their own.
Combine them with creamy tomato sauce, chicken broth, fresh zucchini and butternut squash, and you have a dangerously addictive fall soup.
Try sausage tortellini soup yourself.
Parsnip, Leek and Potato Soup
Why parsnip, leek and potato soup is tasty: Either you love potato and onion soup, or you hate it. If you fall into the first category, you'll love this soup recipe.
Top it off with crispy oyster mushrooms and serve with lightly toasted sourdough.
Try parsnip, leek and potato soup yourself.
Pumpkin Bread Bowl Soup
Why pumpkin bread bowl soup is tasty: This is technically a bread recipe, not a soup recipe, but we couldn't resist including it.
Literally any soup can be made so much tastier by pouring it into a bread bowl. It's indulgent and carb-heavy, but it's worth it.
Try pumpkin bread bowl soup yourself.
Healthy Beetroot Soup
Why beetroot soup is tasty: Beetroot soup is the only fall soup that's brighter in color than tomato.
It's also filled to the brim with nutrients thanks to a powerful blend of beets, parsnips, onions, ginger and garlic.
Finish off with a swirl of cream, and your kids won't even know it's good for them.
Try beetroot soup yourself.
Potato and Sausage Soup
Why potato and sausage soup is tasty: Potatoes and sausage sound more like breakfast food than a fall soup, but just trust us on this.
Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes with two pounds of hot sausage, finely diced celery and heavy whipping cream make this soup a sinfully delicious savory soup.
Try potato and sausage soup yourself.
Warm and Cozy Barley Soup
Why barley soup is tasty: Invented back in the 18th century, barley soup has stood the test of time.
It's quick and easy to make, and the turnips are a fun throwback to this recipe's 1700s roots.
Try barley soup yourself.
Chickpea and Lentil Soup With Coconut Milk
Why chickpea and lentil soup with coconut milk is tasty: It's more like a coconut-flavored stew than a soup, and this vegan recipe is ultra-filling and a great base for fun soup toppers.
Offer guests options of different fixings like mustard seeds and toasful cilantro-raisin chutney.
Try chickpea and lentil soup with coconut milk yourself.
Why avgolemono soup is tasty: If you've never tried avgolemono soup, the time has come. It's like chicken noodle soup with a Greek twist.
A base of tempered eggs makes this soup recipe creamy without using a drop of cream. Pile on shredded chicken, orzo, cracked black peppercorns, fresh dill and tart lemon juice for a light, smooth flavorful soup.
Try avgolemono soup yourself.
Comforting and Hearty Chicken Stew
Why comforting and hearty chicken stew is tasty: What's the difference between chicken soup and chicken stew, you ask? Chicken stew is like ordinary chicken soup on steroids.
It's a full meal featuring flavorful gravy broth loaded with chicken and veggies to fill you up for hours.
Try comforting and hearty chicken stew yourself.
Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
Why crockpot cheeseburger soup is tasty: Is it exactly like eating a cheeseburger in a bowl? Not quite, but it's the next best thing. And way better for you.
Most of the ingredients are heart healthy, but top it off with shredded cheese, onions, tomatoes and pickles and a standard bowl of soup evolves into cozy comfort food.
Try crockpot cheeseburger soup yourself.
Why harira soup is tasty: Harira soup hails from Morocco. It's traditionally served with harcha, a bread made with semolina.
Combining chickpeas, lentils and tomatoes, this soup is surprisingly filling and easy to make. Whip up a big batch and freeze the rest for busy weeknights.
Try harira soup yourself.
Baked Potato Soup
Why baked potato soup is tasty: If you're lactose intolerant, keep scrolling. Vegan? Keep scrolling. Hate cheese? Get out of here.
Now that we've eliminated the haters, let's talk cheese. This baked potato soup is like a beautiful marriage between mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. With bacon, chives, butter and sour cream, it's basically a perfect baked potato in a bowl.
The author of the recipe suggests to boil the potatoes first and mash them up before adding them to the soup to avoid the soup taking on a gummy consistency.
Try baked potato soup yourself.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Why instant pot beef stew is tasty: Beef stew just looks likes fall, doesn't it? It's ridiculously easy to make, ultra filling and a favorite for feeding big families with ease.
Plus, it doesn't need to simmer for hours.
Try instant pot beef stew yourself.
Instant Pot Chicken Ramen
Why instant pot chicken ramen is tasty: When you're cold and hungry, a bowl of ramen with all the fixings sounds like a dream. In restaurants, however, ramen usually comes with tons of excess sodium.
This homemade version is just as good, and you can swap refined wheat ramen for healthier tofu noodles.
Try instant pot chicken ramen yourself.
Creamy Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup
Why creamy potato, sausage and kale soup is tasty: Creaminess is the quality that unites most comfort foods. Anything creamy feels instantly cozy. This particular recipe is plenty creamy thanks to potatoes and cauliflower, and all without any butter or milk.
There's nothing wrong with using real cream, of course, but it's nice to have a lighter alternative to warm up chilly nights without the added fat.
Try Creamy Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup yourself.
New England Clam Chowder
Why New England clam chowder is tasty: Clam chowder is one of the most polarizing soups, but for those who love it, this recipe is a win.
Hearty veggies, potatoes and clams are so much better when served inside a pile of carbs — aka a thick, crusty sourdough bread bowl.
Try New England clam chowder yourself.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Why roasted pumpkin soup is tasty: We've covered squash soups pretty thoroughly, but no list of fall soups would be complete without at least one pumpkin soup. You'd think preparing it from a real pumpkin would be hard work, but not with this recipe.
Just cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, roast it, and blend it up flesh and all. It doesn't taste like pumpkin pie, but you have to give it a taste if you've never tried a savory pumpkin dish.
Try Roasted Pumpkin Soup yourself.
Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup
Why rosemary garlic white bean soup is tasty: Rosemary and garlic are two of the most popular herbs in Italian cuisine, and this white bean soup makes use of them perfectly.
For best results, serve it with slices of toasted garlic bread.
Try rosemary garlic white bean soup yourself.
Vegetarian Lentil Soup
Why vegetarian lentil soup is tasty: On a cold, drizzly day, a hot, filling soup hits the spot. We've listed more than one lentil soup recipe because it's nice to have options.
This particular soup is closer to a stew than a soup, blending tons of lentils and vegetables with a dreamy spice blend.
Try vegetarian lentil soup yourself.
Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew
Why chickpea miso vegetable stew is tasty: Chickpea miso vegetable stew is a savory, protein-packed dream. It's totally vegetarian, and tender carrots give the dish a slight sweetness to balance out the earthy flavor of the chickpeas.
Serve it with buttered toast on the side if you're extra hungry.
Try chickpea miso vegetable stew yourself.
Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
Why copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana is tasty: Zuppa Toscana is one of Olive Garden's specialties, but you don't have to go out to eat to enjoy it. While meat and potatoes are the stars of Zuppa Toscana, every bowl has four and a half servings of veggies in it.
The homemade version also has a fraction of the sodium that the restaurant variety contains, but just as much flavor.
Try copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana yourself.
Green Goddess Soup
Why green goddess soup is tasty: Holiday parties are a blast, but party food tends to be heavy. For those days when you need a detox from huge meals and addictive appetizers, this clean, green soup is a dream.
It's a great source of balanced protein, carbs and healthy fats, plus it's full of fiber to promote a healthier gut.
Oh, and it's delicious.
Try green goddess soup yourself.