Best Fall Soup Recipes

Best Fall Soup RecipesNow that fall is here, that means cooler temperatures, crunchy leaves, and plenty of football tailgates to enjoy. Fall also means it’s time for one of the best cold-day comfort foods to make its way back onto your menu — get ready for soup time!

Soups are a great choice for fall because they’re a one-dish wonder that makes for easy clean-up, while being hearty enough to enjoy all on their own. You can make enough for a crowd. Or make some soup ahead of time in a crock pot and come home to a dinner that’s ready to eat — no fast food in sight. Leftovers make great lunches the next day, too.

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle
This one is just like Grandma used to make when you had a cold, but so much easier thanks to your slow cooker. Before work in the morning, chop up a mirepoix of onions, celery, and carrots, and toss it into your crock pot with broth, seasonings, and chicken breasts. Cook it on low all day. When you get home, cut up the cooked chicken and add noodles. Simmer for another 10 minutes before serving. .

Curried Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin is the ingredient of the season when autumn arrives, and this soup give new meaning to pumpkin spice. You’ll love it savory in this Indian-inspired recipe. Be sure to use solid-pack pumpkin instead of pie filling, and add in exotic spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, and cardamom for a flavorful appetizer. Or, add a side salad and a loaf of crusty bread for a complete meal. .

Corn Chowder with Chiles
Most people think of corn on the cob as a summer dish, even though it’s often available at farm stands right up until frost (or you can freeze some extra kernels to use later). This corn chowder is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, spicy, and smoky — thanks to the addition of some bacon and chipotle peppers. Yum! .

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Vegetarians will adore this meatless option, which is easy to let simmer in your crock pot until you’re ready to enjoy it. The secret to this recipe is using dried black beans and letting them cook until they’re soft. It takes all day, but the results are delicious. Puree until creamy and garnish with a dollop of sour cream — or skip it if you’re looking for a vegan selection. .

What are you waiting for? Try one — or all — of these favorite fall soups this season!