These fall soup recipes are cozy, warm, and autumnal! Ladle up a bowl for the best way to enjoy the flavors of the season.
When the air gets a certain chill, it’s like a switch flips: time for all the fall soup recipes! This time of year is ideal for cozying up to a bowl of bright orange squash puree, or a hearty mix of mushrooms and barley. These fall soups highlight the produce and flavors of the season, like squashes, sweet potato, pumpkin, potatoes, kale, mushrooms, carrots and wild rice. There are endless variations on theme, so soup-ing never gets old!
Here's a hearty favorite fall soup recipe:Pumpkin Chili! Adding pumpkin puree to chili adds an intensely creamy, flavorful body to this classic dish. (We’re not sure how we went so long without it!) This one is hearty and healthy, packed with spices, sweet potato and beans.
The quintessential fall soup recipe? Butternut squash soup! Here, the flavors of coconut, ginger and Thai curry paste are the perfect match to this lightly sweet orange squash. It’s silky, creamy, and warming from the inside out.
A perfect hearty fall soup: Wild Rice Soup! This fan favorite soup is delectably creamy and delicious: it's packed with plant-based protein from cashews, white beans, and hearty wild rice. The flavor is out of this world.
What's better than a great potato soup in the fall? This one is impossibly creamy with intermittent potato chunks, using no heavy cream at all! Old Bay gives it an irresistible undertone. It’s so easy to make: you don’t even need a blender! Like any good recipe, the best part is the toppings: load it up like you would a baked potato.
Here’s a bright orange puree that that tastes like sunshine: Carrot Ginger Soup! This recipe ideal for when you’ve got a big bag of carrots to use up, or when you’re craving a fall soup in a gray season. It’s great as a first course, or for lunch with grilled cheese.
Need a fall soup that pleases everyone? Try Kale Soup with White Beans! Hearty Tuscan kale, white beans and tomatoes float in a tangy broth flavored with oregano and fennel. Comforting and full of bold Mediterranean-style flavors, it comes together in just 30 minutes and makes a huge pot that’s great for leftover lunches.
Another popular fall soup recipe: Potato Leek Soup! There's just something about cupping your hands around a steaming bowl or mug that comforts the soul. This classic combines the sophisticated sweet essence of leeks with humble potatoes and rich cream for a truly luxurious dish.
All you need is a can of pumpkin puree for this cozy fall soup! This pumpkin soup is silky and creamy, with just the right hint of spices. Top sour cream swirls and crunchy homemade croutons, and well: it’s a cozy masterpiece.
Here’s a creamy broccoli potato soup that will blow your mind. It’s impossibly creamy and tastes like the coziest bowl of comfort. And it’s 100% made of veggies! This easy and healthy soup is vegan and gluten-free, so it works for a variety of diets. But it tastes like an elevated version of broccoli cheese soup from a can.
Looking for a flavor-packed fall soup? Try this easy Cabbage Soup recipe! Confession: we adore cabbage. It’s really not the sexiest of vegetables, is it? (Brussels sprouts and cauliflower have a much better image!) But though it’s humble, cabbage makes incredibly satisfying dishes dressed up as sauteed cabbage or coleslaw.
Here’s a tasty, simple soup that impresses every time: Spinach Tortellini Soup! This one is for the books. Doughy pillows of tortellini float in a tangy, tomato broth seasoned with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese. It’s loaded up with nutrient-dense spinach and tender vegetables like carrot and fennel, which add nuance and crunch.
Here’s a cozy fall soup that’s so hearty and satisfying, you’ll never want to put your spoon down. Try thisSmoky Bean Soup! Kidney beans and navy beans float in a savory, smoky broth of fire roasted tomatoes that has just the right glossy texture. It uses canned beans, but it tastes like it’s been simmering all day. Each silky, smoky spoonful is a bit of heaven.
This curry lentil soup is perfect for fall! It’s full of hearty red lentils and root vegetables, and the broth is swirled with red curry paste and coconut milk. With all the texture and flavor going on, it feels rich and luxurious.
It’s easy, it’s tasty, and it’s good for you, too: introducing our favorite Vegetarian Chili! It’s full of hearty flavor, with a smoky tomato base, loads of beans and corn, and an array of satisfying spices. The best part? It’s sooo simple. Basically dump and stir! It’s hard to make a vegetarian chili recipe that doesn’t taste like bean soup: but this one delivers.
How about split pea soup? This quintessential fall soup recipe is not only hearty and delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. Make up a big pot of this thick stew and you'll get all the cozy autumnal vibes. It’s a filling, easy and filling soup that everyone will love!
Here’s a recipe that morphs this tough-to-cut squash into a silky orange puree. Meet our go-to Butternut Squash Soup recipe! To put a modern spin on the classic, it’s a plant based and vegan butternut squash soup. You’ll find the flavor is so lusciously creamy, it makes all your fall dreams come true.
Here’s a fall soup that’s ultra cozy and deliciously hearty: Mushroom Soup! You won’t believe how creamy this is…without the use of dairy. The magic of cashews makes a delightfully creamy base. Add to that spices, lots of veggies and whole grains, and it’s the perfect canvas to highlight deliciously savory mushrooms.
There’s just something about silky caramelized onions topped golden, crusty cheese that takes your breath away every time. This is classic French cooking at its finest. It’s not just the flavor. It’s the promise that while the outside world is cold and brutal, every spoonful of French onion soup is pure bliss.
Lentils are one of nature’s wonders: they’re full of protein, shelf stable for years, inexpensive, and make for some of the most satisfying filling meals. Got a bag of split red lentils? Here’s exactly what to make: this simple Red Lentil Soup! It’s deliciously hearty, featuring aromatic vegetables, lemon and a hint of smoked paprika.
Here’s a fun fall soup that will surprise everyone with its robust flavor and electric green color: Creamy Celery Soup! The name might sound humble, but this soup is anything but. It’s lusciously savory and creamy, with the herby, fresh flavor of celery and parsley contrasting with homey potatoes and rich cream.
This fall soup is full of flavor: it uses both dried and fresh mushrooms for earthy savoriness! It’s got a warming broth, a mix of nutritious veggies, and barley, which infuses each bite with a pasta-like chewy texture. It’s perfect for healthy desk lunches in a thermos, or enjoying a big steaming bowl after a long day.
Last up in our fall soup recipes: luscious and velvety Sweet Potato Soup! This root vegetable is makes the best sweet and creamy puree. Accentuate it with a healthy dose of smoked paprika and the flavor is earthy, subtly smoky and absolutely irresistible.
Here’s a cozy soup that’s made of healthy veggies that taste bright and restorative: this Chickpea Soup with Rice! It’s similar to a chicken rice soup, except it’s made with plant-powered chickpeas instead. Tender grains of rice make for a satisfying thick body to the turmeric and ginger-infused broth, with a punch of lemon zest to brighten each spoonful.
This butternut squash lentil soup tastes like a bowl of sunshine. It’s chock full of beautiful, colorful healthy ingredients, and it tastes surprisingly more delicious than you’d imagine from the humble ingredients. Using leeks brings a complexity to the body of the soup.
On some fall days, you just need that classic vegetable soup. You know, the your mom made you or the one you dumped out of a can after school? This easy vegetable soup is loaded with colorful veggies and cozy spiral pasta, swimming in a bright yellow turmeric broth with tons of flavor.
More soup ideas
Love making one pot meals? Here are a few more collections to inspire you with fall soups:
For serving: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, pickled red onion, crushed tortilla chips, etc
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and sweet potato and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until the onion is translucent and the sweet potatoes are almost tender.*
Add the pumpkin puree, diced tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, drained and rinsed beans, water, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon and kosher salt.
Bring to a simmer, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the sweet potato is tender.
Taste and add a few pinches kosher salt if desired. Serve warm, garnished with your favorite chili toppings.
*Meat variation: After Step 1, add 1 pound ground beef or plant-based beef crumbles. Saute until the meat is browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Then proceed to Step 2.
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