24 Essential Fall Soups That'll Feed Your Whole House As The Weather Starts To Get Cooler

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Ah, soup season. 🍜

While everyone else is in mourning over the imminent end of summer produce (for real though, RIP perfect sweet corn and juicy heirloom tomatoes), I'll be firing up my Instant Pot, Dutch oven, and slow cooker with the goal of having comforting soups on hand at all times. If you'd like to join me — and I highly suggest you do — here are some totally dreamy soup recipes to kick off your #soupseason meal planning.

1.Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup

Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup

You know that sweet-and-salty flavor combo that makes your tastebuds explode with pure joy? Yep, that's what this recipe is all about. It's also fall AF, starring bacon that you'll quickly candy in maple syrup (🤤), so if this recipe doesn't get you in the mood for fall, I truly don't know what will.

Recipe: Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup


2.Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Rotisserie chickens are the MVP of all cooking shortcuts for a quick and delicious dinner, especially when it comes to making homemade soups in a fraction of the time it would normally take. I mean, is there anything better than a warm bowl of ~homemade~ chicken noodle soup on a chilly fall day?! Nope. Not a single thing.

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup


3.Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled cheese with tomato soup walked so grilled cheese in tomato soup could run. Trust me, folks: tomato soup from a can is fine and all, but once you make your own (it’s easy, I promise!) you'll be forever changed.

Recipe: Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons


4.Classic Lasagna Soup

Classic Lasagna Soup

Who has time to prepare an actual lasagna these days?! (I’m genuinely asking.) If you don’t — first of all, same — this Lasagna Soup is all the goodness of a traditional lasagna without all the cooking/boiling/layering/baking.

Recipe: Classic Lasagna Soup


5.Vegan Lasagna Soup

Vegan Lasagna Soup

If you're in the mood for lasagna soup but not about the dairy or meat, I've got you. As one commenter says about this recipe: "I have a house where some are vegan, veggie, and meat eaters. This is a vegan recipe that’s filling but not heavy, and it’s so easy to make vegetarian or meaty at the same time!"

Recipe: Vegan Lasagna Soup


6.Slow Cooker Turkey Chili With Cornbread Dumplings

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili With Cornbread Dumplings

It's the cornbread dumplings for me. As per usual, the humble slow cooker turns average ingredients into a totally out-of-this-world dinner with very little effort required from the cook... and again, those CORNBREAD dumplings?! Don't mind me, I'll just be making this every week until it's summer again.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili With Cornbread Dumplings


7.Chicken Meatball Soup

Chicken Meatball Soup

This soup checks all the boxes: it’s filling without being heavy and packs in a ton of tender veggies and greens. If standing over a pot while sautéing meatballs sounds too time-consuming, you can roast the meatballs in the oven until cooked through for a totally hands-off method.

Recipe: Chicken Meatball Soup


8.Chicken & Cauliflower Gnocchi Soup

Chicken & Cauliflower Gnocchi Soup

I’ll just go ahead and say it: frozen cauliflower gnocchi is the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread. (TYSM, Trader Joe’s!) That said, if you can’t get your hands on some cauliflower gnocchi goodness, regular store-bought gnocchi will be just as delish.

Recipe: Chicken & Cauliflower Gnocchi Soup


9.Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

If fall were a recipe, I’m pretty sure it’d be this one, TBH. Your oven and blender will do most of the work for you (#bless) to turn butternut squash into the silkiest fall soup imaginable… and the chive oil?! SOS, I’m drooling already.

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


10.Veggie-Packed Green Soup

Veggie-Packed Green Soup

It’s not often that something insanely good for you is also insanely delicious. Enter: this comforting-yet-light soup that’s ready to devour in no time at all. Make this when you’re feeling under the weather or perfectly healthy — either way, your body will thank you.

Recipe: Veggie-Packed Green Soup


11.Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup

One commenter told us: "It’s crazy stupid just how easy this recipe actually is and the flavor is all there." So, that's that on that. For real though: this recipe is as simple as dumping a whole bunch of goodness into your slow cooker, going about your day as usual, and enjoying a hearty, filling bowl of soup for dinner.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup


12.Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup

Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup

I’ll eat just about anything out of a bread bowl, but I’d prefer a bread bowl of this luxuriously silky soup (that just so happens to be vegan), please.

Recipe: Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup


13.Hearty Black Bean Soup

Healthy & Hearty Black Bean Soup

Canned black beans are everything, and once you turn 'em into a warming pot of black bean soup, I'm absolutely sure you'll agree with me. You can make this soup as spicy or mild as your taste buds can handle — a single jalapeño is a great middle ground for a comfortable kick of heat, but you can feel free to use more (or less!) as desired.

Recipe: Hearty Black Bean Soup


14.Roth Family Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

I guess you could wait until Passover to consume your body weight in bowl after bowl of Matzo Ball Soup, but why wait when you can help yourself to this iconic dish all soup season-long?

Recipe: Roth Family Matzo Ball Soup


15.Minestrone Soup From Leftover Sauce

Minestrone Soup From Leftover Sauce

I'm all for a time-saving hack, and using leftover tomato sauce as the base for this hearty minestrone is nothing short of genius. Minestrone is endlessly adaptable, so feel free to use whatever noodles and veggies you have on hand.

Recipe: Minestrone Soup From Leftover Sauce


16.Cozy Chicken And Dumplings

Cozy Chicken And Dumplings

Commenters are v. passionate about this deceptively simple chicken and dumplings recipe, and I can’t blame them. This is one of those dishes where the leftovers taste even better than the real thing, so go ahead — make a double batch and have a bowl of pure comfort for dinner every night.

Recipe: Cozy Chicken And Dumplings


17.Chicken Tortilla Bowl Soup

Chicken Tortilla Bowl Soup

Alright, I take back what I said about bread bowls earlier. I actually want to eat anything/everything out of this tortilla bowl, and it's surprisingly simple to make. You could omit the tortilla bowls entirely, but I can nearly guarantee you that this will be 50% less fun to eat.

Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Bowl Soup


18.French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Real talk, if I see French onion soup on a menu, I will order it. Every. Single. Time. So, if you're anything like me, you'll be thrilled to know that making a piping hot batch of savory, cheeeeeeesy French onion soup at home actually couldn't be easier.

Recipe: French Onion Soup


19.Curry Noodle Soup

Curry Noodle Soup

It's worth keeping an extra can of coconut milk in your pantry at all times so you can make this Curry Noodle Soup whenever your heart desires. If you're not a tofu fan, this soup is just as tasty with some seared shrimp or chicken thighs.

Recipe: Curry Noodle Soup


20.Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

If you've made chicken pot pie before, you know it's a labor of love — emphasis on the labor. This soup, on the other hand, comes together in the blink of an eye and tastes just like the real thing. If you and lactose aren't besties, feel free to swap out the cream for the same amount of your favorite non-dairy milk.

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Soup


21.Slow Cooker Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Slow Cooker Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

The secret to this velvety homemade tomato soup is roasting fresh tomatoes until they just begin to turn brown, which brings out their natural sweetness. For an extra luxurious finish, finish each bowl with a generous swirl of cream for an outrageously satisfying slow cooker meal.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


22.Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

The base of this Loaded Baked Potato Soup is literal mashed potatoes, so... I rest my case. The best part? Since we all hate peeling potatoes, once you roast the whole potatoes (skin on!) the peels will come off super easily — no vegetable peeler necessary.

Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Soup


23.Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

As evidenced by this absolute winner of a recipe, boneless, skinless chicken thighs were practically made to be turned into soup. They're cheap, virtually impossible to overcook, and the perfect complement to tender veggies, chewy wild rice and a rich, creamy broth.

Recipe: Chicken And Wild Rice Soup


24.Roasted Cauliflower And Curry Soup

Roasted Cauliflower And Curry Soup

Punchy and packed with just the right amount of heat, this soup is the perfect meatless meal to devour all soup season long. Blending roasted cauliflower with coconut milk keeps this soup creamy and luscious while remaining light enough for a simple dinner any night of the week.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower And Curry Soup


If you need some more #soupseason inspo (we've got a looooong way 'til next summer, y'all), check out these posts:

16 Quick And Easy Soup Recipes That Are Peak Comfort Food

19 Cozy Winter Soups You Can Make In The Slow Cooker

43 Incredibly Comforting Soups That'll Get You Through The Cooler Months

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