There are plenty of ways to keep warm as autumn approaches — wool sweaters, warm knitted blankets, and sitting around bonfires, to name a few. But one of the most delicious ways to stay cozy is to turn on the stove and make something that'll warm you up — and more often than not, that means soup.
Soup is particularly great because it's often so easy: Place ingredients in a big bubbling pot, and let them simmer largely unattended until it's time to eat. Whip up a last-minute salad and toast some bread, and voilà. Dinner is ready! During the harvest season you have access to a myriad of fruits and vegetables that are ready to be picked and put right into your dish. Not to mention, there's really nothing like curling up on your couch with a hot bowl of brothy goodness, whether it includes sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or pumpkins — or maybe all three.
Ahead, you'll find soups that utilize all of the best flavors of fall, plus tons of comforting additions, like bacon, pasta, and more. Whether you're in the mood for a classic chicken noodle soup or something a little more elevated, you're bound to encounter at least a few recipes that speak to your taste buds. You can also break out your slow cooker or Instant Pot for some of these recipes, making for easy dinner options too.
The spices in this soup will keep you warm all season long.
Though the wild rice takes a little while to cook, the resulting creamy, hearty soup is worth it. This recipes saves a little time with a smart shortcut: Already-cooked rotisserie chicken.
A rich blend of extra-sharp Cheddar, potatoes, and broccoli, this classic soup will see you through fall and winter. Though they are a little more work, the homemade croutons are worth it—they add an irresistible crunch.
To lighten up this soup, substitute low-sodium chicken broth and use only 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, and you'll save 68 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 453 milligrams of sodium per serving.
This creamy soup is flecked with orzo and fragrant with lemon. For a heartier meal, stir in shredded cooked chicken breast just before serving.
This spiced carrot soup gets added crunch from toasted pumpkin seeds.
Roasting the broccoli brings out the full flavor of this classic and comforting soup.
We can't imagine a more perfect weeknight meal for September, October, or November. This warming soup features a basil pesto broth, carrots, kale, lemon, and all the noodles you could ask for. A sprinkle of cheese and crusty bread finishes things off beautifully.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.