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.

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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).

3. Instant-pot Harissa Bean Stew

The beauty of making a bean soup in the Instant Pot is you can start with dried beans and still have dinner ready in record time.

4. Sweet Potato Chili With Turkey And Black Beans

Some may argue chili’s not technically a soup, but you eat it in a bowl with a spoon…and it’s so ideal for fall. To make it vegetarian, just skip the ground turkey.

5. White Bean Soup With Bacon

You won’t believe it on taste alone, but this one comes together with just five ingredients.

6. Roasted Corn Chowder

Reason no. 100 to stock your freezer with fresh summer corn.

7. Thai-spiced Potato Leek Soup

Here, a classic (but kind of plain) soup gets the volume turned up with ginger, garlic, lemongrass and Thai chile.

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.

11. Spicy Lemon-ginger Chicken Soup

High on our list of comfort foods? Chicken soup. This version wins bonus points for both flavor and ease: It’s ready in about an hour and can be customized to your heart’s desire.

12. Curried Parsnip And Apple Soup

Parsnips are like carrots but sweeter, so they’re a natural pair for apples and lots of warming spices.

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.

14. Restorative Miso Noodle Soup

Classic miso soup is nourishing as-is, but this one has noodles and greens for extra oomph.

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.

17. Keto Instant Pot Sausage-kale Soup

This is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of recipe: Use any kind of sausage and leafy greens. Just don’t skip the cauliflower.

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.

21. Sweet Potato Miso Soup

The salty miso balances out the sweetness of the spuds. Pair it with a big green salad for a dreamy lunch.

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.

25. Creamy Tortellini, Sausage And Spinach Soup

Our advice? Keep a bag of store-bought tortellini in your freezer at all times. You never know when it will come in handy.

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.

28. Instant Pot Bone Broth

Broth usually takes hours to make on the stove, but the Instant Pot makes quick work of the job.

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.

33. Chicken Meatball And Vegetable Soup

It’s filling and flavorful, but guess what? It’s also Whole30-approved.

34. Quinoa Vegetable Soup With Kale

Just when you thought you were *so over* quinoa, it strikes again. Add it to veggie soup for extra protein and body.

35. Weeknight Maple Turkey Chili

Make a huge batch so you can have chili dogs and nachos on nights two and three.

36. Instant Pot Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup

The hardest part of making this recipe is chopping up the butternut squash. (Psst: Here’s how to do it without hurting yourself.) Everything else is simple, and comes together in 30 minutes tops.

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?)

40. Slow-cooker Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

This creamy wonder takes just five minutes to prep, and is a thousand times more delicious than the canned stuff. (Thank you, slow cooker, for changing our lives.)

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.

42. Pumpkin Soup In Mini Pumpkin Bowl

It doesn’t get cuter (or more autumnal) than this. The itty-bitty pumpkins are just as easy to cook as any old squash, and their seeds do double-duty in the crunchy topping.

43. Slow-cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup

This one tastes like you spent hours at the stove…but it only takes five minutes to prep. The secret? A Parmesan rind in the soup adds salty, umami goodness and depth of flavor.

44. Slow-cooker Chicken Potpie Soup

It looks super impressive and no one needs to know that the crunchy pie crust topping started out as store-bought biscuit dough.

45. Slow-cooker French Onion Soup

If you couldn’t already tell, we love relying on our slow cooker for easy fall soup-making. Normally, caramelizing onions would take hours on the stove—we did it in 25 minutes.

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.

47. Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Who needs chicken noodle when you can have chicken gnocchi? One spoonful and you’ll never turn back.

48. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

This simplified ramen is flavorful, filling and beyond simple to make—like an upgrade to the packaged stuff.

49. White Turkey Chili With Avocado

For a new twist on an old favorite, swap the usual ground beef and kidney beans for turkey, white beans and corn.

50. Vegetarian Chili

This vegetarian version comes together in a single pot and easily serves a crowd.

51. Spicy Italian Pesto Noodle Soup

She’s a little spicy (but not overly so) and packed with kale, carrots, herbs and cheese. What’s not to love?

52. Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Earthy, creamy mushroom soup and plenty of homemade croutons are just what the chilly outdoor temperatures call for.

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.

55. Roasted Sweet Potato And Leek Soup

It’s so creamy that you’ll feel like you’re indulging. But it’s actually pretty healthy (and dairy-free, if you skip the cheese topping).

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.

58. Kale Minestrone

Vegetables? Check. Beans, pasta and cheese? Yep, sounds like minestrone to us. A healthy dollop of pesto and tons of kale keep it fresh.

59. Cheddar Apple Butternut Squash Soup With Cinnamon Pecan Crumble

Who needs layers of sweaters, scarves and blankets when you have a soup full of cheddar cheese? (Don’t even get us started on the pecan crumble topping.)

60. White Bean Soup With Crumbled Bacon And Spiced Brown Butter

If we’re being honest, you had us at spiced brown butter. But when we found out this soup uses canned beans and takes 45 minutes to throw together, we were completely sold.

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.

72. Moroccan Carrot Soup With Cinnamon Hazelnuts

Carrot soup is a classic. This one has za’atar, white beans and a lemon yogurt swirl—even better.

73. Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup

This one is ready in less than 25 minutes. Wondering what’s in it? Anything you want.

74. Turmeric, Ginger And Shiitake Chicken Soup

This will cure whatever sniffles, sneezing or post-summer sadness you’ve got.

75. Slow-cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

We can almost guarantee you’ve got a stray can of pumpkin purée somewhere in your pantry. Why not put it to good use with this surprisingly healthy chili?

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.

78. Chai Butternut Squash Soup

If this combination sounds too wild, it’s actually just crazy enough to work. C’mon, what’s cozier than chai?

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.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...