It’s finally fall! One of the reasons I love October and beyond is that I can finally start ladling out steaming bowls of delicious soup for dinners! Hooray! There is nothing more gratifying than a hearty bowl of soup on a cool fall evening….and by gratifying I mean: easy, healthy, and cheap (the mom’s recipe trifecta)! Although I love the classic bowl of chicken noodle or chili, I can’t wait to add a few new recipes to my autumn meal rotation.
First up, Autumn Minestrone Soup from Cooking Classy. This gorgeous version uses kale, butternut squash and zucchini which certainly boosts the health-value!
If you are looking for a low-carb hit, try DamnDelicious.net’s Cauliflower Chowder. With bacon, garlic, and lots of chopped cauliflower, you won’t even miss those extra carbohydrates.
She Wears Many Hats brings us a perfectly simple version of Egg Drop Soup. According to my sister, bone broth made from Costco’s Rotisserie Chicken will yield completely irresistible (and immune-boosting) results.
Even my four year old loves a good split-pea soup (it might be because we call it “Hulk Soup”), and Valerie’s Kitchen shares a great classic slow-cooker version of this frugal favorite. Always save and freeze your ham bones for hearty meals like this!
Toot Sweet 4 Two pairs leftover Thanksgiving turkey with this chunky fall pasta (purchased at World Market) for a nourishing Harvest Turkey Soup. Thanks for tipping us to that pasta, Carole, my kids will love it!
When I think of comfort food, I think of Chicken Pot Pie, so I can’t wait to try this Chicken Pot Pie Soup from Kitchen Dreaming. With chicken breast, nutmeg and heavy cream, this may not be the healthiest recipe on the block, but I’m sure it won’t disappoint!
I’m a sucker for tomato and pasta soups so I couldn’t click this Creamy Tomato Tortellini from Gal on a Mission fast enough. With fresh herbs and three cheese tortellini I’m sure this would be a big hit for the whole family.
Diethood serves up a hearty Smoked Sausage, Kale & Potato Soup that looks divine (and surprisingly healthy). The best part is, this recipe can be completed in less than 30 minutes!
Pepper Jack Chicken Fajita Soup from Carlsbad Craving’s sounds like something I need to try. Immediately. Lots of flavorful ingredients and garnished with sour cream; what could possibly be better on a cool autumn evening?
Finally, I don’t usually go “free-range” with my cooking, but I came up with this recipe to use up some extra produce and it was an instant hit. This creamy soup tastes like it’s mostly butter and bacon but it’s actually packed with veggies…. Chasing Santee’s Loaded Potato Soup.
That last recipe was created for the Instant Pot, and I wanted to mention yet again what an amazing time-saver it can be! All the above soups could be cooked up quickly using the pressure cooker setting, or most could simmer all day in slow-cooker mode. Whether you’re an experienced cook or just a novice, the Instant Pot could be your favorite kitchen gadget of all time for soups and so much more.
What’s your favorite Fall recipe as the weather gets cooler? Let us know in the comments!
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