Soups to Warm You Up
“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” — Auguste Escoffier
That’s a lot of pressure to put on a soup. But at the end of the day, there is something incredibly satisfying about a warm soup. And, after a hot summer, it’s time to put soups back on the menu.
You probably have some favorites, but if you’re always looking for new recipes to try, here are a few soups that are perfect for fall.
- One-Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana: Olive Garden’s “Soup, salad, and breadsticks” are so famous that there are copycat versions of most of their recipes. If you love their Zuppa Toscana, then give this recipe a try. Bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale are the main ingredients, and it’s so hearty that it can be a meal in itself.
- Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup: There’s something so comforting about a good chicken noodle soup, but the one thing you want to make sure of…that there’s plenty of chicken in it. This recipe uses 2 ½ pounds of chicken – so you know there will be plenty. And the egg noodles are the ideal pasta to use in this soup.
- Butternut Squash Soup: Fall is all about squash and pumpkin soups and this Butternut Squash Soup fits the bill. It has lots of great flavors, and Gimme Some Oven provides instructions for preparing it either on your stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot – depending on what you prefer.
- Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons: Tomato soup may be the ultimate in comfort foods, and this Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons is definitely that. Serve it with a toasty grilled cheese, and you’ve got a fantastic meal.
- Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup: The word “cozy” is right in the title of this recipe, and this is another winning recipe from Gimme Some Oven. It takes about 60 minutes to prepare, but it’ll be worth the wait.
- Best Lentil Soup: Do you need a vegetarian soup that’s full of flavor? Cookie + Kate’s lentil soup won’t disappoint. This recipe makes four servings, and you may have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
- Easy Hamburger Soup: With a rich tomato broth, this Easy Hamburger Soup is filled with flavor – and lots of meat and vegetables. And it makes for a great weeknight meal as you can prepare it from start to finish in about 35 minutes.
- Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup: Do you love Tex-Mex foods? That hint of spiciness, cumin, and cilantro? This soup hits those flavor profiles, and you can top it with all of your favorite things like sour cream, avocado, and shredded cheese.
- Fish Chowder: Are you a fan of “chowdah”? Heavy cream definitely makes it rich, but the potatoes and cod helped to balance this soup out. Crusty bread is a must for soaking up all of the broth!
- Lasagna Soup: Lasagna can be a time-consuming meal to make, but Lasagna Soup is an easy one-pot soup that gives you all those flavors and can be on your table in under an hour.
- Split Pea Soup with Ham: If you have some leftover ham, then put it to use with this soup recipe. This is pure comfort in a bowl!
- Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Here’s another copycat recipe that you’ll want to make over and over again. It’s full of broccoli and very cheesy – and most importantly – YUMMY!
This fall, make some of these soups! They’re sure to satisfy your hunger and warm you up!