80 Fall Soup Recipes You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Before
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.
Oh, and about those vegetables: Aside from being cozy and comforting, making soup is an easy way to use up your farmers market haul. Whether it’s sweet potato, pumpkin, winter squash, kale or a combination, you can basically toss it in a pot (or slow cooker or Instant Pot) and let it simmer away. Serve it with a crisp salad or a side of grilled cheese, at a potluck or a housewarming, as a weeknight dinner or just because. (Can you tell we love soup? Stop us any time.) From carrot to miso (and everything in between), here are the best fall soup recipes to inspire your dinner plans.
1. Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup
A comforting, warm meal does not have to take hours to make. Need proof? Look no further.
2. Spiced Lamb Meatball and Escarole Soup
This soup was inspired by the flavors of lamb shawarma and the components of Italian wedding soup. It tastes like a million bucks (but takes less than an hour to make).
5. White Bean Soup with Bacon
You won’t believe it on taste alone, but this one comes together with just five ingredients.
8. Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup
It’s the soup equivalent of a fuzzy blanket.
9. Ravioli Soup
Store-bought frozen or fresh ravioli make this bowl a breeze to put together. To make it ahead of time, store the ravioli separate from the broth and add it when you’re ready to eat.
10. 30-Minute Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen
It’s savory, spicy and rich, and it looks super impressive. Surprisingly, though, it’s made in one pot and with mostly pantry staples.
13. Canal House’s Carrot Soup
Once you’ve mastered the original recipe, shake things up. You can add herbs, lemon or spices for three different versions in one.
15. Quick and Easy Spicy Coconut Black Bean Soup
By quick and easy, we mean ready in 35 minutes.
16. Sausage, Corn and Poblano Chowder
This soup also freezes really well, so you can make a batch ahead of time and pull it out on a chilly, lazy night.
18. Cauliflower Chili
Speaking of cauliflower, it makes a great substitute for meat in this lighter take on chili.
19. Broccoli Soup with Spinach, Cilantro and Croutons
It’s topped with garlicky, herby croutons for a little bit of crunch.
20. Gut-Healing Broth
The best part? A batch will keep up to three months when frozen, so you can have some close at hand for soup emergencies.
22. Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Rainy day? Under the weather? Just kind of blah? This calls for chicken and dumplings.
23. Slow-Cooker Vegan Pumpkin Soup
It’s warm, cozy and you hardly have to lift a finger to make it.
24. Lasagna Soup
It’s way easier than assembling the traditional pasta dish but tastes just as good.
26. Split Pea Soup with Bacon
Split peas get a bad rap for being, well, unattractive. But have you tasted this soup?
27. Tom Kha Gai Soup
This coconut chicken soup is a classic Thai dish. It’s spicy, creamy and everything we want on a chilly night.
29. Coconut Chickpea Curry
It’s made with pantry ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. What more could you ask for?
30. Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This tastes like childhood, and we can’t get enough.
31. Instant-Pot Lamb Stew
It’ll taste like you were toiling in the kitchen for hours (but don’t tell anyone that’s not true).
32. White Bean Soup with Rosemary Olive Oil
A soup garnished with pasta? Be still our heart.
37. Easy One-Pot Lentil Kielbasa Soup
What’s the opposite of a boring, one-note pot of soup? This beauty is what. With equal amounts of veggies, sausage and spices, it’s both flavorful and good for you—a win-win.
38. 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.
39. 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?)
41. 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.
46. Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
Once autumn arrives, pasta and soup become 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.
48. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
This simplified ramen is flavorful, filling and beyond simple to make—like an upgrade to the packaged stuff.
53. Lightened-Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup
It’s 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.
54. Loaded Chicken Pho
Recreating pho at home can be quite the undertaking, but starting with store-bought chicken stock and bone-in thighs makes this dish easy and flavor-packed.
56. 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.
57. 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.
61. 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.
62. 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.
63. 15-Minute Miso Coconut Chicken Ramen
Miso paste (a staple in Japanese cooking) 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.
64. 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.
65. Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
It tastes just like your grandma used to make it, with the added convenience of a slow cooker.
66. Tomato Orzo Soup with Kale
This easy recipe is endlessly customizable. Want to add cheese? Go for it. Like it thinner? Add more water. The world is your soup bowl.
67. 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.)
68. 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.
69. 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 in the fall.
70. Roasted Tomato Soup
Or as we like to call it, the best damn tomato soup. (It sure beats the kind in a can.)
71. 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.
73. Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup
This one is ready in less than 25 minutes. Wondering what’s in it? Anything you want.
76. 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.
77. Tikka Masala Soup
If takeout and soup had a very delicious baby, this would be it.
79. 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.”
80. 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.