As a season, fall has a lot going for it: Sweaters, scarves and colorful leaves are just a few autumnal delights we look forward to every year. But everyone knows that the most important thing about fall is that it marks the beginning of the best time of year: soup season. We don’t care if it’s meaty, noodle-y, creamy or full of veggies—if it can be eaten with a spoon, we’re all in. Here are 45 fall soup recipes to inspire your own soup season.
1. Instant Pot Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup
The hardest part of making this recipe is chopping up the butternut squash. Everything else is easy-peasy (and comes together in 30 minutes tops).
2. Easy One-Pot Lentil Kielbasa Soup
What’s the opposite of a boring, one-note pot of soup? This guy is what. With equal amounts of veggies, sausage and spices, it’s both flavorful and good for you—a win-win.
3. Freekeh Vegetable Soup
What’s freekeh, you ask? It’s an heirloom grain that’s popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, and it’s just what this satisfying vegetable soup needs. The grain adds body and a slight smokiness that will have everyone asking for seconds.
4. Healthy Zuppa Toscana
Turkey sausage and half-and-half take the place of the usual pork and heavy cream in this hearty-yet-healthy spin on an Italian favorite. (That means you can have extra breadsticks, right?)
5. Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This creamy wonder takes just five minutes to prep, and is a thousand times more delicious than the canned stuff. (Thank you, slow-cooker, for changing our lives.)
6. Tomato Soup in Grilled Cheese Bread Bowls
Instead of making a sandwich on the side, make this genius bread bowl—the lid is a mini grilled cheese itself, so you can dunk as you please.
7. Pumpkin Soup in Mini Pumpkin Bowls
It doesn’t get cuter (or more autumnal) than this. The itty-bitty pumpkins are just as easy to cook as any old squash, and their seeds do double-duty in the crunchy topping.
8. Slow-Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup
This one tastes like you toiled over the stove for hours…but it only takes five minutes to prep. The secret? A Parmesan rind in the soup adds salty, umami goodness and depth of flavor.
9. Slow-Cooker Chicken Potpie Soup
It looks super impressive, right? No one needs to know that the crunchy pie crust topping started out as store-bought biscuit dough.
10. Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
If you couldn’t already tell, we love relying on our slow-cooker for easy soup-making. Normally, caramelizing onions would take hours on the stove—we did it in 25 minutes.
11. Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
Pasta and soup are our two favorite food groups. It only made sense for us to combine them into one glorious dish. Even better, it serves eight people and takes a mere 20 minutes of prep.
12. Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Who needs chicken noodle when you can have chicken gnocchi? One spoonful and you’ll never turn back.
13. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
This cheater’s ramen is flavorful, filling and beyond simple to make—aka nothing like the cheap stuff you ate in college.
14. White Turkey Chili with Avocado
Sure, chili might not *technically* be a soup…but it’s so delish, we couldn’t leave it off this list.
15. Vegetarian Chili
Ditto for this vegetarian version, which comes together in a single pot and easily serves a crowd.
16. Spicy Italian Pesto Noodle Soup
She’s a little spicy (but not overly so) and packed with kale, carrots, herbs and cheese. What’s not to love?
17. Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Earthy, creamy mushroom soup and plenty of homemade croutons are just what the chilly outdoor temperatures call for.
18. Lightened Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup
Leave it to Coterie member Monique Volz to put a healthy (and tasty) spin on a classic. There’s still plenty of butter, cheese and cream…but not so much that you feel weighed down after one bowl.
19. Loaded Chicken Pho
Recreating pho at home can be quite the undertaking, but Coterie member Gaby Dalkin made it a breeze. Starting with store-bought chicken stock and bone-in thighs makes this dish easy and flavor-packed.
20. Roasted Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
It’s so creamy that you’ll feel like you’re indulging. But it’s actually pretty healthy (and dairy-free, if you skip the cheese topping).
21. Weeknight Chicken Tortilla Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Beer
Oh hey, 35-minute tortilla soup. We’ve been waiting all year for you and your plethora of Tex-Mex toppings. (Thanks, Coterie member Jesse Reilly.)
22. Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pepitas
’Tis the season for all things pumpkin, and this gluten-free, vegan-optional soup beats a latte any day.
23. Kale Minestrone
Vegetables? Check. Beans, pasta and cheese? Yep, sounds like minestrone to us. A healthy dollop of pesto and tons of kale keep it fresh.
24. Cheddar Apple Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble
Who needs layers of sweaters, scarves and blankets when you have a soup full of cheddar cheese? (Don’t even get us started on the pecan crumble topping.)
25. White Bean Soup with Crumbled Bacon and Spiced Brown Butter
If we’re being honest, you had us at spiced brown butter. But when we found out this soup uses canned beans and takes 45 minutes to whip up, we were completely sold.
26. Lazy One-Pot Vegan Tom Yum Soup
We’re all about a lazy, dump-and-eat dinner. This take on the traditional Vietnamese soup is just the ticket.
27. Roasted Garlic White and Bean Lasagna Soup
We never knew we needed lasagna soup in our lives until now, and you can bet we’ll be freezing some leftovers for later.
28. 15-Minute Miso Coconut Chicken Ramen
Miso paste is our go-to when we want tons of flavor but only have a limited amount of time. That, combined with an Instant Pot, is pure genius.
29. Black Eyed Pea Soup
The thing about this soup is that you barely have to lift a finger to make it. It’s healthy, easy and basically the ultimate one-pot meal.
30. Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
It tastes just like your grandma used to make it, with the added convenience of a slow cooker.
31. Tomato Orzo Soup with Kale
This easy recipe, courtesy of Coterie member Gena Hamshaw, is endlessly customizable. Want to add cheese? Go for it. Like it thinner? Add more water. The world is your soup bowl.
32. Green Chickpea Curry with Couscous
You’re 30 minutes away from putting this filling, nutritious soup on the table. (And FYI, it’ll keep in the freezer for up to one month.)
33. Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with Zoodles
Trust us, you won’t miss the traditional noodles here. The curry, coconut milk and fresh herbs will more than make up for them. (Thanks, Coterie member Ali Maffucci.)
34. 30-Minute One Pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse
Serve it with a bottle of white wine and a crusty French baguette and it’ll be just like you’re in Provence.
35. Roasted Tomato Soup
Or as we like to call it, the best damn tomato soup. (It sure beats the kind in a can.)
36. One-Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings
It’s like eating clouds, except the clouds are dumplings and they’re dipped in a caramelized, herbaceous chicken soup. Yum.
37. Moroccan Carrot Soup with Cinnamon Hazelnuts
Carrot soup is a classic. This one has za’atar, white beans and a lemon yogurt swirl—even better.
38. Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup
This one is ready in less than 25 minutes. Wondering what’s in it? Anything you want.
39. Turmeric, Ginger and Shiitake Chicken Soup
This will cure whatever sniffles, sneezing or post-summer sadness you’ve got. (Thanks, Coterie member Jodi Moreno.)
40. Slow-Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili
We can almost guarantee you’ve got a stray can of pumpkin purée somewhere in your pantry. Why not put it to good use with this surprisingly healthy chili, courtesy of Monique Volz?
41. Garlic Ginger Beef Noodle Soup
Nothing warms us up quite like a spicy, gingery noodle soup. This one uses store-bought beef stock, so it’s super easy.
42. Tikka Masala Soup
If takeout and soup had a very delicious baby, this would be it.
43. Chai Butternut Squash Soup
If this combination sounds too crazy, it’s actually just crazy enough to work. C’mon, what’s more cozy than chai?
44. Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup
The best part of a baked potato is the toppings, so why not turn them into a soup? File this one under “genius.”
45. Cheater’s Italian Wedding Soup
There’s a little bit of pasta, meat, kale and cheese in every bite. Read: We’re eating this every night until next summer.