There is just something about the crisp air of autumn that brings out a desire for a delicious hot fall soup. Butternut squash is ripe and abundant, pumpkins are in their prime, and so many other delectables are available — leading to crockpots full of fresh soups and stews.
Some soups are thick and creamy while others are broth-y and booming with beautiful vegetables and (maybe) bits of meat. Fall soup recipes come in a variety of flavors, richness, thickness, creaminess, and deliciousness levels that make soup season full of options for all.
So what makes fall soup recipes different from other seasons? For starters, they’re served hot, unlike a chilled cucumber soup. They typically have more of the cold-hardy vegetables in them because those are fresh on the market. Many of the ingredients, spices, and seasonings are meant to warm the body from the inside out such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, rosemary, and saffron to name a few.
If you want a soup to warm your bones this autumn, check out some of our favorite fall soup recipes to get cooking.
Butternut Squash Soup
There’s something comforting about rich creamy soup when it’s cold outside. This vegetarian soup is made using vegetable stock, garlic, carrots, a Granny Smith apple, butternut squash, onion, and some amazing herbs and spices. Let’s not forget the can of unsweetened coconut milk.
Cook it up in a crockpot, on the stovetop, or in an instant pot. No matter what way you go, it’s bound to be incredible. Did I mention that the creator of the recipe added the instructions for all three cooking methods?
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
I absolutely love pumpkin puree and its many culinary uses. This simple soup recipe calls for pumpkin puree, chicken stock, onions, minced garlic, fresh herbs, whipping cream, and peppercorns. It’s not as thick as a butternut squash soup but definitely smooth and creamy.
Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
If you’re into sweet and savory, you may like this soup recipe. Sweet potatoes, carrots, apple, honey, onions, and mild curry are all you need to bring the taste of autumn to your taste buds.
Creamy Tomato Soup With Buttery Croutons
This recipe must be incredible seeing as it has over 3,000 ratings at 5-stars. It’s homemade, yet simple.
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The ingredients call for canned tomatoes but if you want something fresh, you can always substitute it. This creamy soup’s going to need tomatoes, garlic, onion, heavy cream, spices, and herbs.
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup
Here, you have elevated tomato soup. When ingredients like tomatoes, basil, red bell pepper, oregano, and thyme come together and are slow-cooked, they release rich, aromatic flavors that are warming and pair perfectly with melty grilled cheese.
Sancocho – Root Soup
This is some soul soup for me! The recipe has been passed down my family line. It’s an incredible culmination of root vegetables that proclaim “autumn is here.” Beef tips or short-ribs, diced smoked ham, taro root, pumpkin, sweet potato, cassava root, green plantains, fresh ears of corn, seasoning, spices, and sauces oh my!
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It’s pretty versatile so other ingredients can be added and changed. If you want to make it vegetarian, substitute vegetable stock, omit the meats, and customize to your heart’s content.
Vegetable soup has endless combinations and additions. I personally like to add some chunks of potatoes to mine. The ingredients for this recipe are pretty classic with carrots, celery, peas, green beans, tomato, corn, onions, and garlic. There are some seasonings involved in the mix too.
Creamy Chicken Soup
Susie, from Simply Sated shared this recipe, and I have to try it. I’ve seen a lot of creamy chicken soup recipes in my day and after looking at this one, I have to say it sounds like the cream of the crop. Chunks of chicken, a delicious homemade roux, splendid seasonings and spices, some carrots, onion, garlic, celery, and white wine are just a few of the rich ingredients that make this soup so hearty.
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
Acorns are sweet like butternut, but the flavor is a little more mellow. Roast your squash in the oven for 45 minutes or until the flesh is easy to prick with a fork. Scoop out the squash meat, and set it aside. That delectable squash meat is combined with root veggies and cauliflower and eventually pureed into a beautiful fall soup.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet potatoes can be used in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes: All are delicious in their own way. This creamy and savory soup recipe calls for sweet potatoes, yellow onion, celery, a variety of spices, and coconut milk. I’m trying to decide what kind of crispy toasted bread would pair well with it. Maybe rye or pumpernickel. Any thoughts?
Ham and Bean Soup
Sometimes called neighborhood soup, this ham and bean soup is meant for sharing. The aromatic spices combined with smoked ham, white beans, onions, carrot, and celery makes me hungry for more.
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Sometimes I like to swap the ham for some salty, crumbly bacon. This is a great recipe to have on hand during the holidays when you have more leftover ham than you know what do to with.
Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup
If you go to the aisle where they have dry beans, you should be able to find a premixed bag of 15 bean soup. In all actuality, you can use any 15 beans you prefer and make your own blend. Sometimes those beans come with seasoning packets which are okay, but the creator of this recipe makes her own spice blend, and I usually do the same. This is one of those fall soup recipes that come together quickly and is perfectly warm and hearty.
Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup With Bok Choy
The name of this dish already makes me feel like this fall soup recipe is going to be warming. This recipe calls for shallots, ginger, garlic, bok choy, whole star anise, crimini mushrooms, soy sauce, rice noodles, and sesame seeds on top. If you wanted to up the protein content, you could definitely sub in some tofu or chicken.
More Fall Soup Recipes to Consider
Here are a few more bonus recipes because there are just too many fall soup recipes to choose from!
- Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Roasted Acorn & Butternut Squash Soup
- Quinoa Vegetable Soup
- Autumn Harvest Stew
- Excellent Venison Soup
- Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
What are some of your favorite seasonal fall soup recipes? Let us know in the comments below. I love getting inspiration from readers, so please feel free to drop your favorite recipe.