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14 Fall Soups, Because Salads Are So Last Season

Oct 7 2014 - 2:37pm

Now is the perfect time to cozy up with a bowl of pumpkin soup or, better yet, classic tomato. If those two don't cut it, does butternut squash, beet, or chicken noodle entice your palate? Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a warm way to start your dinner, spoon through our recipes to find a Fall favorite.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts, Alexandra's Kitchen [1], POPSUGAR Studios, Nicole Perry

Baked Potato Soup

Forgo the baked potato for a soup inspired by the hearty side [2]. Like with baked potatoes, the fun is in topping it with chives, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Spiced Carrot Soup

For bold flavor and textural contrast, load this creamy carrot soup [3] with spiced chickpeas, tahini-lemon sauce, dukkah, and parsley.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bring a little Tex-Mex flair to your table with this exceptional take on chicken tortilla soup [4].

Photo: POPSUGAR Studios

Spicy Tomato Soup

Take the combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese to the next level with this spicy soup that's garnished with grilled cheese croutons [5].

Photo: Nicole Perry

Potato Leek Soup

More formally known as potage parmentier, this French potato leek soup [6] is a Julia Child [7] classic.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

On days when you're not feeling so hot, try homemade chicken noodle soup [8]. It's almost as comforting as a bowl made by mom.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Give pumpkin soup [9] an Indian twist with the addition of ginger, curry powder, and coconut milk; add toasted pumpkin seeds for a crunchy topping.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Beet and Red Cabbage Borscht

Variations on borscht abound, but we're partial to this thick beet and red cabbage version [10].

Photo: Nicole Perry

Roasted Tomato and Bread Soup

While this bread-thickened tomato soup [11] isn't exactly weeknight friendly — the vegetables slow roast for three hours — the results are well worth it. It's the perfect option for chilly Sunday night dinners.

Source: Alexandra's Kitchen [12]

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Smooth, creamy, and subtly sweet, butternut squash soup [13] is bound to become a Fall favorite. And it's an excellent candidate for leftovers, because this seasonal soup tastes even better the next day.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Chicken and Rice Soup

Dreamt up as a way to give leftover Thanksgiving turkey a second life, this rice-and-veggie-filled soup [14] is just as tasty with leftover roast or rotisserie chicken.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Slow-Cooker Taco Soup

Slow-cooker taco soup [15] is easy to prepare, and it will fill your home with an inviting aroma. Let it simmer away as you go about your day, and then, as if magic, return home to a ready-to-eat dinner.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Cream of Broccoli Soup

All it takes is about 30 minutes to whip up this lighter, Greek-yogurt-based cream of broccoli soup recipe [16].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Sweet Potato Soup

For something different, dress up sweet potato soup [17] with a swirl of oil that's infused with za'atar — a Middle Eastern spice blend comprising oregano, thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac.

Photo: Nicole Perry

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