Kick Off Sweater Weather with These 6 Cozy Fall Soups
Here's how to add a potful of warmth to your menu this fall.
When it comes to fall, there is nothing better than a piping hot bowl of soup to get you totally ready for the crispness of sweater weather. Creamy, dreamy and oh-so-delicious, these one-pot wonders are just what you need to get the most out of everyone's favorite season. Soup also provides the perfect canvas for embracing fall's signature flavors and ingredients (and we don't just mean pumpkin or butternut squash.) Whether you pair it with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich or serve it all by itself as a main dish, these six soups are sure to get your family and friends sprinting over to the dinner table.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup (pictured above)
This deconstructed take on chicken potpie is a perfect example of just how creative a pot of soup can be. To give yours a velvety thickness, you'll cook your vegetables and chicken breasts in a mixture of heavy cream and low-sodium chicken stock. And since no pie (soup or otherwise) is complete without a flaky crust, you'll top your bowls with crusty pieces of baked pie dough.
Star anise, curry powder and ginger take center stage in this vegetarian-friendly carrot soup. Skip the crackers and top your creamy blend with fried tofu for a luscious crunch. And be sure to save any leftover tofu pieces to make this zesty salad for lunch the next day — talk about a tofu-one meal!
Some recipes become beloved classics for a reason, and chicken noodle soup may just be the reigning fav of all the favorites. All you need to do to make this easy version is fill a slow cooker with all your ingredients, set it and forget it. And if pasta isn't your thing, you can easily replace it with quinoa, farro or another cooked grain.
Nothing has become quite as synonymous with fall as pumpkin. So much so that no fall menu is complete without it. To make it a staple at your kitchen table, make a batch of this silky soup from Geoffrey Zakarian. To give it an extra fun personality, follow Geoffrey's lead and top your soup with buttery popcorn kernels that have been tossed in chopped garlic, ginger and curry powder. (Psst! You’ll cook the popcorn in your soup, too!)
Ree Drummond uses a whole head of cauliflower to make this decadent white soup. When serving, Ree pours her soup into a tureen dish she has coated with sour cream and stirs to infuse it with even more hearty goodness.
This downright delicious and cheesy dish takes everything you know and love about old-school French onion soup and removes all the guilt and calories. To give your soup bowls a golden-brown crust, you’ll top each with a slice of bread and Gruyere cheese and broil them in the oven.