Fall Soup is a wonderful delicacy on those cold autumn evenings. It's generally easy to make because it's one of those meals you can just allow to simmer on the stove after you've prepared the ingredients. Better still, fall soup is warm and hearty, whether it's made with meat or entirely of vegetables. I'm a huge fan of soup in general, and in fall, it's one of my favorite things. If you love fall soup too, take a look at these delicious recipes!
1. Leek and Potato Soup
My favorite fall soup is probably potato soup – made in the southern style by my mother! I've never been able to eat anyone else's potato soup, not even my own – until this recipe! The addition of leeks makes it incredible. This is actually a Julia Childs recipe, and it was a favorite of editor Judith Jones. The addition of whipping cream makes it indescribably rich.
2. Pasta, Sausage, and Bean Soup
I love any soup with beans in it, and I go mad for sausage. Since it contains both, this soup is super filling and very hearty. It uses kidney beans and Italian sausage, along with elbow macaroni and crushed red peppers for some heat. It's perfect for cold days!
3. Turkey Cranberry Stew
This fall soup is ideal in November, especially when you have all that leftover turkey. It only takes 15 minutes to prep, and it's kind of like Thanksgiving in a bowl. You need turkey breast, fresh cranberries, and a sweet yellow onion, among many other delicious things. It's super easy to make and the result is delicious, especially thanks to the tart sweetness of the cranberries with the meat and vegetables.
4. Butternut Squash Soup
I absolutely adore butternut squash, so this is one of my favorite soups. It also includes star anise for an extra bite – and ginger shrimp for even more! However, if you're not a shellfish lover, you can easily leave out the shrimp. Prep time is short and easy, just make sure you have all the ingredients before you begin!
5. Cider Glazed Roasted Root Vegetable Stew
This recipe is absolutely amazing. It takes a lot of ingredients, but it's perfect on those occasions when you don't feel like adding meat to your fall soup. With potatoes, parsnips, carrots, leeks, sweet potatoes, and rutabagas, it's all about the root vegetables, and they taste delicious with the cider glaze!
6. Hot and Sour Pumpkin Soup
It's definitely this time of year again! I'd never tried a pumpkin soup before this, so I was a little nervous – but my nerves were incredibly misplaced! It's easy to get this together, but again, make sure you have the ingredients first, because they're not your every day additions. You need a cheese or sugar pumpkin, fresh ginger, lemongrass stalks, Thai or jalapeno chiles, kaffir lime leaves, Asian fish sauce, and galangal, so plan a visit to your local specialty store first.
7. Farmhouse Style Corn Chowder
I was a fan of chowder before moving to New England; after, however, I became obsessed. This is a great variation on the signature fall soup I'm used to, though – I'd never tried corn chowder before! I'm so glad I did. I like mine without bacon, I've decided, but even still, all that sweet corn goodness with the potatoes and onions is just incredible!
8. French Onion Soup
This list wouldn't be complete without a great recipe for French onion soup, the Better Half's absolute favorite. All that cheese! There aren't a lot of ingredients but you do have to spend a lot of time on prep. Trust me, though, it's more than worth it!
I've tried every one of these fall soup recipes and can attest to the fact that they are scrumptious. They make great leftovers, and if you, like me, enjoy experimenting when you cook, many of them also lend themselves well to different ingredients and spices. That's one of my favorite things about making fall soup – it's so easy to make it your own! Do you have any other fall soup recipes to share?
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