We love summer, but we’re totally over it. We’re ready to embrace the crisp cool air and the leaves crunching beneath our feet, chunky scarves and rain boots, tasty cider cocktails and soft pumpkin muffins. What we look forward to most, however, is all that delicious comfort food — including hearty fall soups. It would be wise to stock up on legumes, butternut squash and root veggies now, ’cause you’re going to need them when you cook up these 17 nourishing bowls of belly-filling goodness.


1. Smoky Yellow Split Pea Soup With Chickpea, Bacon and Pickled Red Onion: Nothing complements the cool weather more than a hint of smokiness in your spoonful — it truly warms the soul. This colorful and tasty bowl of soup is great for lunch but hearty enough for dinner. (via Keepin’ It Kind)

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2. Chicken, Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup: This soup is pretty freakin’ genius; ingredients you’d normally find on a balanced dinner plate have been blended together in a creamy and plentiful soup. You’ll easily find comfort in this bowl. (via Simply Stacie)

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3. One-Pot Tortellini Minestrone Soup: We love us some quick and easy one-pot meals. Requiring only 30 minutes to cook, this tortellini minestrone is a nourishing godsend. It’s packed with fresh veggies and beans, and your entire family will be begging for seconds. (via Spoonful of Flavor)

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4. Roasted Parsnip and Cauliflower Soup With Buttered Croutons: Parsnips are typically shoved to the side of the plate and forgotten; the root veg is rarely considered the star of any dish. We’re happy to see that change in this rich and delicious soup. (via Foodness Gracious)

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5. Vegan White Bean and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: Once fall arrives, you can never have too many squash recipes. Plus, squash soup is basically the poster child for chilly-weather meals. The sweet and nutty flavors are amped up when roasted, so this recipe is all kinds of magic. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

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6. Potato, Leek and Tomato Soup: Potato and leek soup is a classic… but sometimes it’s fun to take a classic and kick it up a few notches. In this case, tomatoes are invited to the party to create an easy, wholesome and delicious soup. (via Salt and Lavender)

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7. Chinese Noodle Soup: This soup packs all the flavor you’d get from a bowl at a Chinese restaurant — it’s hard to fathom that it can be on your table in 20 minutes. Perfect for hectic weeknights, this soup is also a total fridge cleaner — toss in whatever veggies and proteins you have and you’re set. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

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8. Creamy Broccoli White Bean Soup With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce: Cream of broccoli soup is hard to match, especially when you add a healthy dose of fiber and make it creamier with a garlicky yogurt drizzle. This should most definitely become a staple on your personal lunch menu. (via With Food and Love)

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9. Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup: I’m sure we can *all* agree that the best lunch combo in the entire universe is grilled cheese and tomato soup. To celebrate our childhood fave, this creamy classic is garnished with golden grilled cheese croutons. That, my friends, is how you adult. (via As Easy As Apple Pie)

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10. Cauliflower and Walnut Soup With Smoky Crumb Topping: This bowl of soup had us at “cauliflower and walnut;” once we reached the “smokey crumb topping” part, we pretty much lost our minds. This creamy, crunchy and earthy soup is a must-try this fall. (via Quite Good Food)

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11. Winter Vegetable Chicken Noodle Soup With Asiago Crostini: Plain ol’ chicken noodle soup is for the soul, but this upgraded version is for mind, body and soul. It’s so jam-packed with nourishing vegetables, flavor and comforting crunchy crostini, you’ll never even look at a can of soup again. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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12. Easy Creamy Lentil Soup: There’s no reason to ponder why lentils are increasing in popularity. They’re extremely versatile and make for one heck of a scrumptious dish. This quick and simple blend is super substantial, full of veggies and even vegan-friendly. (via B. Britnell)

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13. Hot or Cold Thai Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup: Bringing Thai flavors into a creamy veg-filled soup is delicious AF, and everyone should be doing it. Along with that coveted sense of comfort, you’ll get bright and refreshing flavors you’ll never tire of. (via The Full Helping)

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14. Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potato Soup: Everything is better with cheddar — especially a thick and luscious broccoli soup. And as if that wasn’t plentiful enough on its own, it’s served over a fluffy helping of mashed potatoes. (via Superman Cooks)

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15. Spicy Corn Pumpkin Soup: During the fall season, pumpkins enjoy a steady presence in a variety of foods — lattes, donuts, ice cream, you name it. Just make sure to add “soup” to your pumpkin recipe list. You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t! (via Rolling Spoons)

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16. Golden Beet and Yellow Carrot Soup With Feta and Pistachios: What truly makes a soup? Is it the silky texture or the crunchy, creamy garnishes? We vote for both. The crunch of the pistachios paired with the soft and salty feta make a perfection addition to this velvety soup. (via Cravings in Amsterdam)

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17. Kale Tomato Tortellini Soup: This, right here, is the pasta dinner of soups. There’s just something about tortellini soup that fills your heart with joy and gratitude. If you’re Italian, it may be reminiscent of family dinners and holidays, making it that much more special. (via Primavera Kitchen)

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