11 Best Soups to Make in the Fall

With cooler temps comes SOUP SEASON! Here are eleven of our best soups to put on your menu plan this season, from hearty Bean and Bacon Soup to an easy Tomato Soup that you can whip up from the pantry.

Gone are the summer days where you want something light and fresh. Fall is upon us, and we quickly turn to those foods that will just comfort the heck out of ya. Know what I mean?

Soup is one of those comfort foods that I can’t seem to get enough of when the autumn chill hits the air. Here’s the thing, though… When eating soup in the fall, I really want a soup screams COZY! HEARTY! WARMING! Is that too much to ask?

I’m here to tell you that No! It’s not! There are plenty of soups that fit the bill, and I’m here to give you just a few favorites.

Potato corn chowder recipe with bacon in a bowl

This is a fantastic soup to make at the turning of the seasons because it’s best with fresh corn. If you need to substitute frozen or canned corn, go ahead! And, if you want to make it vegetarian, swap out the bacon for butter.

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Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup

My family can’t get enough of this soup. We eat it over and over again during the colder months.  It makes enough to feed an army, but if there happens to be leftovers (and that’s a big IF), it keeps well for lunch the next day!

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French Onion Soup

This is another classic soup that will send shivers of happiness down your spine because it’s just that good. Not only will it warm you up from head-to-toe, but any soup served with a slice of crusty, cheesy bread on top is a giant winner in my book!

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Mulligatawny Soup

Can you guess the secret ingredient in this one-pot soup? APPLES! That’s right, apples! It also boasts a creamy texture with a bold curry flavor that brings everything together.

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Bowl of New England Clam Chowder with Corn and Oyster Crackers

Classic clam chowder is simply the best. Corn isn’t typically found in clam chowder, but we added it in because we like to break the rules sometimes – no regrets!

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Bean and Bacon Soup

This soup takes some time because we use dry beans, but if you need to, feel free to use canned beans instead. Either way, the whole family is going to go crazy of this soup. Promise.

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Easy Taco Soup in Pressure Cooker

Give your Taco Tuesdays a face lift by making taco soup instead! You still get that zesty taco flavor in every bite and it’ll be a nice change from the regular taco routine. Added bonus: It’s freezer-friendly!

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Best minestrone soup recipe served in a dutch oven

The best thing about minestrone is that you use whatever you have on hand. Whatever you put in it is totally up to you! It’s the perfect soup to clear out your fridge.

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Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup

Want to know just how easy this is to make? Simply throw the chicken, rice, and veggies together in a pot and simmer until they’re done. It’s also ready in under an hour. It’ll give you a rich flavor without hovering over the stove all day long.

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Baked Potato Soup in serving bowl with cheese, onions and bacon

It’s like a hearty baked potato got a soup makeover! We didn’t just add potatoes to a soup and call it good… No, we BAKED the potatoes first and then made a soup out of them. Then we added in your favorite toppings of crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chives, and this soup was born!

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Best Tomato Soup Recipe - bowls of tomato soup on table with bread

Tomato soup doesn’t have to be boring… We give you several ways to adapt this soup to your liking as well as several different ways to serve it. Want it creamier? Add in some heavy cream. Want another dimension of flavor? Add in some basil! Want to serve it with a salad? Try a simply Caesar salad! The sky is the limit!

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. haley

    yummy and too much delicious. i like soups too much. and i try these all soups. and really each and every soup is too much delicious.

  2. low and slow

    It was 99 degrees in Sacramento yesterday 9/25/2019,guess we should go back to summertime meals Sheesh!

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  3. Jessica

    Two of my favorite soup / stew recipes come from your site! The Smoked Salmon Bisque and the Santa Fe Pork & Black Bean Stew. I’m not a fan of soup in general but I LOOOOVE those! :-D

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