When the air turns brisk, the leaves start to fall, and the blankets and sweaters come out, it’s time for some comforting soup. Soup not only warms the body, it truly can warm the soul. Soup fills your home with comforting aromas and calls everyone to the kitchen together. It really is for everyone, anytime, anywhere. Here are 10 of my favorite Comforting and Easy Soup Recipes that you can make this Fall and Winter for you, your family, and your friends.
10 Comforting & Easy Soup Recipes for Fall and Winter:
There’s seriously nothing better than the comforting aroma of a hearty soup cooking in the house. Actually, there is one thing better. Walking into your own house and smelling that comforting soup waiting for you! This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, and shredded chicken gives you a perfect bite every time. Oregano takes it over the edge with flavor giving this soup an herby taste that pairs just beautifully with the mushrooms.
Seriously, who needs noodles when you have such a thick, hearty, creamy, and chunky chicken soup like this one? This 5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is one of those recipes that warms the belly as well as the soul. This Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is creamy without the cream (in fact, there is no dairy at all in this dish). It’s chunky but light because you don’t have the heavy noodles. And with loads of chicken, carrots, and peas, it’s full of flavor and texture even though it only has 5 ingredients.
This Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost. So delicious and so EASY!
Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick…this Zesty Pea Soup with Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on the traditional Pea Soup recipe! You get the sweet fresh flavor of the peas with the cool mint, followed by the peppery kick from the jalapeño that gives you a wonderful warmth (not spicy hot) feel in your mouth and keeps you coming back for more. They blend together for the perfect Zesty Pea Soup.
This amazing recipe (I mean, who doesn’t LOVE a good chowder) comes from another Mom food blogger that I really admire, Susie with Mom’s Dinner. Her Cauliflower & Potato Chowder is a creamy chowder soup that is a little lighter in calories than a traditional chowder. But this chowder recipe is not missing any flavor. Cauliflower and Potato Chowder is full of fresh cauliflower, potatoes, green onions, a shot of tabasco, a little cream & a scoop of greek yogurt. Can I just say YUM!!!
Now, I love my slow cooker for soups, but sometimes, you need a quick fix! This 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup is comforting, quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious AND…it’s an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes, this soup will become your new favorite!
Comfort soups can be good for you too. This Slow Cooker Detox Cabbage Soup is really easy, low-calorie, veggie-packed, which is a great way to kick off a system cleanse! This soup is light, but filling with cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion, and garlic. It is also so easy because it is made in the slow cooker, but you can make it faster on the stove as well. It is so good for you and so low calorie, that this makes a great dinner, lunch the next day, and snack whenever you get hungry!
Carrot Soup with Kale and Roasted Chickpeas and Thyme is a creamy and textured make-ahead soup! The carrots give this slightly sweet flavor and creaminess to the soup, while the Chickpeas give it more depth and thicken it up. The thyme brings a gentle earthy and lemony flavor to the dish that blends so beautifully with the carrots for an addictive taste. Finally, the kale gives you texture, something to chew on and brings another hearty layer to this amazing soup!
Ok, so technically Chili isn’t a soup, but you eat it in a bowl, it’s crazy comforting, and therefore, I say it deserves to be on this list! This Irresistible Beef Short Rib Chili recipe comes from another Mom Food Blogger that I so admire, Kristy at Linger. What makes this soup so unique are the special ingredients. Dried Ancho and California chiles are the mainstay of this recipe and believe it or not, coffee and chocolate are the secret ingredients. The beef short ribs add tender chunks of meat that just about melt in your mouth. You have got to try this one!
This creamy mushroom soup recipe is a special favorite of mine. When I was growing up, my mom would buy the canned cream of mushroom soup and I loved it. But the homemade version is so easy and soooooo much better tasting because its homemade :). It’s just onions and mushrooms, flour, veggie broth, milk, and a couple simple seasonings and you have a skillet of deliciousness. Check out the recipe!
Rockin’ Ramen Noodles with Chicken are the. perfect. dish…tons of noodles, flavorful broth, chunks of hearty chicken, crunchy veggies, creamy soft boiled egg, sesame seeds and scallions to give a fresh bite. The broth is super flavorful with scallions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and chicken broth. Is your mouth watering yet? Why is this recipe Rockin’? Well, if all of that wasn’t enough, they are also Gluten-Free! Rockin’!
What are YOUR favorite Fall Soup recipes? Please share in the comments!