17 Fall Soups That Just Hit the Spot When the Temperature Starts to Drop

Tomato basil, broccoli cheddar, and chili — oh my! One of the best parts about fall is the shift in weather. Of course, we mean pulling out the blankets, Uggs and crockpots. Whether you’re in Texas or upstate New York, the changing of seasons signifies more than simply weather.

It brings variation to the produce aisle and your life. With the shift in fresh veggies, we shift our heads (and hearts), and relish in the triumphant arrival of fall, and the many soup possibilities it brings.

1. Autumn Minestrone Soup

Cooking Classy
Cooking Classy

A hearty soup speaks to our souls when fall approaches for all the right reasons. When the temperature drops and daylight is fleeting, coming home to a pot full of the seasons freshest veggies is the cake to top it off. Just. . . a little (or a lot) better for you.

Get the recipe here.

2. Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Cafe Delites
Cafe Delites

Rather than relying on heavy cream or cheese to add thickness to this soup, there’s a secret ingredient that may blow your mind — humble potatoes. Yep, you heard that right. Even more amazing is the fact this is completely homemade with only 10 simple ingredients. What’s not to love?

Get the recipe here.

3. Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Little Spice Jar
Little Spice Jar

With fall comes the arrival of butternut squash; the vegetable with many hats. Not only will you be able to find this joyous base to your soup in fresh form or pre-cut packages, but it’ll be cheaper, too! Fall vegetables are made for soups, and this one has an extra kick of curry to it.

Get the recipe here.

4. Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

wine-and-glue
Wine and Glue

I like to think of broccoli cheddar soup as the gateway soup in the soup world. Why, you ask? Well, because everyone has to start somewhere, and starting with cheese is a pretty great place to start. Even better? Set this puppy up before you leave for work, and you’ll come home to a house that smells like your childhood.

Get the recipe here.

5. Italian Tortellini Soup

Lil Luna
Lil Luna

It’s time to get serious, y’all. Fall equals flavors galore. With all of the winter vegetables emerging for your use, why not mx it up with some spices?! Spices can totally transform any meal, especially a soup that simmers and absorbs all of the flavors added.

The key with this tortellini soup is remembering that yes, this has pasta, and even though it looks and smells of pure and total happiness … proceed with caution, or a food coma may be in your future.

Get the recipe here.

6. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Homemade and Yummy
Homemade and Yummy

Wait — You can do more with pumpkin than make a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, or in carved form by way of Halloween? You absolutely can, and absolutely should. After all, if you can put pumpkin in coffee, you can definitely make a soup out of it.

Get the recipe here.

7. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

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LMLD

What’s the difference between enchilada soup and tortilla soup, you ask? Mostly, the consistency. Where tortilla soup tends to be on the brothy side of things, enchilada soup packs some density in the best of ways.

With simple ingredients and hassle-free cooking, we can hardly think of a better way to celebrate the weather getting below 90 degrees — otherwise known as ‘fall’.

Get the recipe here.

8. Beef and Barley Soup

Suzie the Foodie

What’s a better time than fall to experiment with flavors that aren’t in your regular ‘tine.

This soup calls for half a cup of barley, and for those of you who have never cooked with this generally bland ingredient, beware; like salt, barley can (and does) easily enhance the flavors within any dish you cook. Just remember: Slow and steady wins the race. Get the recipe here.

9. Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Cooking Classy
Cooking Classy

When you add lime to anything, everything changes. Take this soup: By appearances, it looks like your typical chicken noodle soup, sans the noodles. However, the proof is in the lime and. . . the lack of noodles.

Get the recipe here.

10. French Onion Soup

Good Dinner Mom
Good Dinner Mom

What’s the key to making an Intsagram-worthy french onion soup? Simple: substance. You don’t want to dip a chip, cracker, homemade muffin or cheesy bread into your soup only to have it come out seconds later a hot, soggy mess of what once was crisp and crunchy. If you have the same goal in mind, this soup is for you.

Get the recipe here.

11. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Iowa Girl Eats
Iowa Girl Eats

If you don’t already have a go-to recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup, fear not fellow soup lovers—this one is simple, fresh, and flavorful. Who knew you could have flavor and simplicity!

Get the recipe here.

12. Crock Pot Beef Stew

Life in the Lofthouse
Life in the Lofthouse

Tender beef, soft carrots and melt-in-your-mouth potatoes; these are key features to any good stew, and this one’s got them all and then some. When the leaves start to change and a crispness takes over the air, head to the store and get this soup cooking up — stat!

Get the recipe here.

13. Crab Bisque

A Farm Girl Dabbles
A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

This is a soup that can (and should be) enjoyed at any time of year, but the temperature’s dropping, right? So what other reason do you need to experiment with the flavors of the sea? Exactly! This rich and flavorful soup will have you cuddled up and loving it.

Get the recipe here.

14. Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup

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Cooking Classy

Cauliflower is so very versatile, hence why it’s catching such a sweet ride on the culture wave in recent years. It’s healthy, and adds creaminess without making them heavy. This soup takes a cauliflower spin on a classic, and will welcome fall with a full heart—and tummy!

Get the recipe here.

15. Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Natasha's Kitchen
Natasha’s Kitchen

If you can make a creamy and delicious soup that is surprisingly healthy… what are you waiting for? This soup blends one of the season’s favorite starch—the sweet potato—with the creamy goodness of coconut milk. Oh, and there’s bacon (we know).

Get the recipe here.

16. Lentil Soup

Cut Out And Keep
Cut Out and Keep

Lentil soups are a great token to have in your soup collection, and extremely easy to make. Best of all, this soup is nutrient dense without sabotaging flavor. Invite some friends over for this vegan treat and pumpkin carving for a fun fall night.

Get the recipe here.

17. Game Day Beer Chili

How Sweet It Is
How Sweet It Is

The multitude of flavors in this chili are so delicious together, it basically tastes like you’re eating a few different soups at once. The consistency also works in its favor because not only is it not very ‘saucy’, but it can also work well on top of hot dogs.

Get the recipe here.

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