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34 Best Fall Soups for Chilly Autumn Nights

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As the temps start to drop, it’s time to finally head indoors and turn on the stove again. These fall soups make the most of what’s in season — try pumpkin recipes, flavorful cauliflower dinners, and easy butternut squash recipes, you name it — and come together with ease. Whether you’re a fan of classic tomato, kicked-up black bean, or looking for a healthier broccoli-cheddar option, there’s a comforting fall soup recipe to warm you up on autumn’s chilliest nights. We’ve picked all of our favorite, flavor-packed healthy fall soup recipes to bulk out this season’s meal prep. Most of the recipes on our list make enough to share around, though feel free to double them and freeze the leftovers for an easy fall dinner!

Looking for something you’ve never made before? We have easy soup recipes for that too. The miso spinach noodle soup (a gluten-free alternative to chicken noodle soup) is on our list, along with an energizing ginger spiced carrot soup, and even a supergreen mushroom & orzo soup that’ll totally transform your veggies. Plus we’ve gathered classic fall dinner recipes including squash, pumpkin, apple, and other comforting classics that will be sure to satisfy.

instant pot chicken soup

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Cozy, veggie-packed chicken soup, homemade in 30 minutes? This should be on the menu all season long!

RELATED: 22 Best Instant Pot Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

corn chowder

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Creamy Corn Chowder

Consider this creamy potato, onion, and corn soup comfort in a bowl.

spiced fresh tomato soup with sweet and herby pitas

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Spiced Fresh Tomato Soup With Sweet and Herby Pitas

If you are tomato soup and grilled cheese’s number one fan, give this spin a try. Full of fresh flavor from coconut, chopped herbs, and jalapeño, this version is sure to please.

white bean cassoulet with pork and lentils

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White Bean Cassoulet With Pork and Lentils

Let this hearty family-friendly casserole simmer all day long for maximum cozy flavor.

french onion soup

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French Onion Soup

Onions, slowly cooked until deep brown and caramelized, give this classic its distinctive flavor.

Get the recipe for French Onion Soup »

hearty beef and bean chili

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Hearty Beef and Bean Chili

Get big, bold flavors from this 9-ingredient, one-pot dinner. The secret? Lots of dried spice for warmth and heat to make the ultimate comforting meal.

butternut squash and white bean soup

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Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup

Rather than stir rice or noodles into broth, we topped this butternut soup off with a fresh, herby couscous salad.

instant pot pho

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Instant Pot Chicken Pho

Your pressure cooker trims hours off of this flavor-packed Vietnamese soup.

chipotle lentil chili

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Chipotle Lentil Chili

With a pressure cooker, this spicy vegetarian chili is ready in no time.

savory pumpkin and sage soup

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Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup

With help from an immersion blender, you can easily transform cooked pumpkin, broth, and aromatics into a silky-smooth pumpkin soup.

fall soups   beef and barley soup

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Instant Pot Beef and Barley Stew

Butternut squash adds a sweet richness to this crowd-pleasing fall comfort food.

roasted red pepper soup

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Keep a few cans of chickpeas, broth and roasted red peppers on hand, so you can whip up a cozy dinner straight from the pantry in 30 minutes flat. Perfect for chilly fall nights.

fall soups   chickpea and kale soup

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Chickpea and Kale Soup

For extra added flavor, simmer the soup with leftover pecorino rinds. They add an extra cheesy flavor that makes any vegetarian soup richer.

maple turkey chili

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Smoky Maple Turkey Chili

Everything, especially this sweet and smoky chili, is more delicious when you can eat the bowl.

thanksgiving dinner   20 minute cauliflower soup

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20-Minute Cauliflower Soup

Serve up this decadent, velvety soup as a starter, or feature it as tonight’s main (yes, it’s filling enough!). Either way, finish it off with a drizzle of chive oil.

thanksgiving appetizers   potato kale soup with crispy chorizo

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Potato-Kale Soup With Crispy Chorizo

We snuck four cups of kale — and a hefty dose of calcium and vitamin A! — into this flavorful potato soup.

fiery black bean soup

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Fiery Black Bean Soup

Char tomatillos, garlic, poblanos and jalapenos in the broiler adding ’em to a Dutch oven to give this black bean number a distinctively smoky taste.

fall soups   potato soup

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Potato Leek Soup

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a hearty potato soup, flavored with garlic, fennel, and leeks.

tomato quinoa soup  with roasted pumpkin seeds

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Tomato-Quinoa Soup

Made with tomatoes, shallots, butter, and chicken broth, this creamy tomato soup tastes 100x better than what comes out of a can. Plus, who needs grilled cheese when you have a crispy pepita-quinoa garnish?

winter squash soup

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Winter Squash Soup

Ina Garten shared her secret to a deliciously decadent fall dinner: dairy, dairy, and more dairy. Her pumpkin-butternut squash blend features butter, half-and-half, creme fraiche, and grated gruyere, and it sure to be our go-to squash soup of the season.

healthy fall recipes   broccoli soup

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Broccoli-Parmesan Chicken Soup

Skip the juice cleanse and get your greens in soup form, instead. This cheesy chicken and broccoli bowl of comfort is packed with florets and fresh baby spinach (vitamin C and nitrates, too!).

smoky vegan black bean soup

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Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup

Reason #1776 to invest in an Instant Pot (if you haven’t already!): This hearty, healthy vegan option. Pressure cookers require practically zero effort to use, so you’re free to move around the house while this handy appliance does the heavy lifting.

slow cooker tex mex chicken soup   healthy chicken dinners

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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

Set up the slow cooker, so you can come home to a big bowl of this tortilla soup. Make the tortillas from scratch if you’re feeling a little extra.

low calorie meals miso spinach noodles

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Miso Spinach Noodles

Think of this as the gluten-free, vegetarian take on classic chicken noodle — only it’s brimming with umami flavor.

P.S. Always check the ingredient lists to confirm that the miso, rice noodles, and tofu in your cart are *actually* GF.

tuscan veggie stew

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Tuscan Veggie Stew

The next time you’re sick, skip the Jewish Penicillin and opt for this veggie-rich stew, instead. All the kale, carrots, tomatoes and beans will have you feeling better in no time.

supergreen mushroom and orzo soup

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Supergreen Mushroom & Orzo Soup

Consider this cozy soup your total fridge cleaner — just toss in whatever produce that’s on the verge of going bad, let it simmer, and voilà, no one will notice those veggies were past their prime.

quick pumpkin soup

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Easiest-Ever Pumpkin Soup

A creamy homemade bisque that’s ready in just 10 minutes? Count us in!

lemon dill chicken meatball soup

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Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup

Cook bulgur and chicken meatballs directly in broth for a nutritious, delicious dinner that’s done in 30 minutes and only dirties up one single pot.

hearty chicken bacon chowder

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Chicken and Bacon Chowder

Though famous New England and Manhattan Clam chowders both have clams in ’em, not all chowders have to have seafood. This cream of chicken soup made with bacon, potatoes, and of course, chicken.

ginger spiced carrot soup

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Ginger-Spiced Carrot Soup

Out of broth? Sub in ginger-steeped green tea (yes, really!). The brew adds liquid and flavor, while also slashing the sodium of the finished dish. Vegans take note: It also works as an easy chicken broth substitute if you don’t want to run to the store for vegetable stock, which can often taste sweet.

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