With the arrival of fall and these cooler temps settling in, nothing brings comfort and warmth straight to the bones like a hot bowl of homemade soup. Here are several recipes that will no doubt leave your home smelling delicious and leave your belly fully. Happy fall, y’all!!
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This soup has already become a popular staple in our house. With simple, fresh ingredients, it’s absolutely delicious and easy to make. It honestly tastes like you spent hours preparing it, when in reality it only takes a quick 20 minutes. Plus, the sweet Italian sausage and yummy cannellini beans really put this soup over the top.
On a cold day, after a long day of work, nothing tastes better than a cup of hot soup, especially one spilling over with lots of fresh veggies and fresh pasta. Although this soup may seem like a lot of work due to all the ingredients, the preparation is very simple. (I recommend plating the pasta separately, though, just to keep the noodles fresh.)
I have to say, I was a little hesitant at first when I stumbled upon this soup recipe because curry is not one of my favorite things. However, as soon as I saw that apples, butter and, of course, pumpkin were involved I was sold. A little savory and sweet can never be a bad thing. Sounds heavenly!!
White bean anything is a favorite of mine. I grew up eating some of the best white beans and ham, a meal that was a signature dish at my grandparent’s house. So, when I saw this recipe from Whole Foods I could only imagine how delicious it could be and immediately put it on my soup bucket list.
You had me at goat cheese. If you want to make this girl happy, add goat cheese to just about anything and I am one happy camper. Plus, how can you not love the classic tomato soup and grilled cheese. If you want to go the extra mile, when a recipe calls for can tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes are the way to go.They are a little pricier than most, but they are hands down the best and worth every penny.
After stuffing my face full of turkey and overloading on sweet potatoes, I am always looking for something different to mix up with the turkey leftovers. This soup is a great alternative to a turkey sandwich, and I love the addition of the turnip greens.
I might have made this soup 3 times in one month… and I really could have made it 10 more times. It is easy, with not that many ingredients, and the best part is the cheesy mixture that goes on top. It honestly is a little sinful it is so good.
Cream, potatoes and bacon…a pretty hard combo to ignore. The unique twist is the bacon vinaigrette which really updates a traditional soup.
If you have never had this soup, then you are really missing out. My 3 year old, who would love nothing more than to live on fruit snacks and Pirate’s Booty, even likes this soup. The fresh avocado is so refreshing and it’s a great soup for the middle of the summer or the dead of winter. Either way it is a crowd pleaser!
If you have not guessed, soups are a favorite in our household, especially as soon as the first sign of cooler weather moves in. Taco soup is yet another easy, hearty soup that even the harshest critics will love. Plus, it has ranch dressing mix in it, which makes anything better and it goes great with cornbread. It also freezes well, and I always double the recipe so on nights when I do not want to cook, I have an extra meal waiting in the freezer.
If you like carrots, then this is the soup for you. With only 7 ingredients, and 2 of them being ginger and thyme, you know this soup is going to be bursting with flavor. Plus, the main ingredient is carrots so it has to be good for you, right?!
Sweet Potatoes, black beans and salsa. Not a combo you put together everyday, but man is it good! This is a great soup for all those willing to go out of their comfort zone a bit and try something new. A long way from the traditional chilli, this soup uses black beans instead of the usual kidney beans, and the sweet potatoes wow everyone who tastes this!
Ranch…yet another ingredient that gets me every time. Add rice and veggies and what’s not to like?!
A classic no matter what anyone else says. Vegetable soup can nurse you back to health, feed a crowd and please even the pickiest of eaters. You can pretty much use whatever vegetable you please, add in or take out, and it will still taste good. In all honesty, it is even better the next day!
Just in case I was not clear, I heart soups a lot! Probably more than most. In all honesty, though, what’s not to love? They are easy, usually fairly healthy, stocked full of fresh, yummy ingredients and can be frozen to serve on those nights when you just want a break.
As an added bonus, you can make your own broth or stock by using the leftover pieces of vegetables and meat to flavor all your favorite foods. Below are a few tips to set you on your way making your own broth, which will really impress your guests.
- Throughout the week collect all vegetable trimmings and toss them in a bag and freeze.
- Once you have collected 4 cups, place in a large pot, cover with 16 cups of water, add a couple garlic cloves, any fresh herbs you like, a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor (season more thoroughly later), then bring to a boil and simmer for an hour uncovered. Cool then strain.
- Refrigerate to use over the next week (will keep for up to 5 days), or freeze measured amounts in freezer bags with all the air removed.
Note: For a stronger tasting brew, reduce the amount of water used for simmering.