Easy Fall soup recipes make life more tolerable, like when you find a quarter on the ground. Hard soup recipes are when you pick it up and it’s covered in a foreign substance. I’m going to level with you: the easiest soup recipe is to have someone else make it for you. But, if—god forbid you have to make it yourself—here are some recipes that will take that chilly weather and pile drive the inclemency out of it.
This is the easiest soup in the world to make. It’s a recipe my friend Chris talks about. His parents used to make it for him when they hit hard times. You take a bouillon cube, place it in hot water, and stir. You’re done. Chris claims it tastes like poverty. I think it tastes like ingenuity.
If you can only afford half-cubes, then add some of the sweat from your brow to increase the amount of salt, thus possibly increasing the flavor while simultaneously increasing the gross factor. Tap water may not be the best option if you live in an impoverished community, according to this Reuters article.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s easy, and it tastes better than magic soup. Take a packet of dried ramen noodles. Boil water in a pot. Add the noodles and flavor packet. Add a little bit of curry (coriander and fenugreek are the main ingredients in mine). You’re done. Go eat it before it gets soggy.
You add a teaspoon of this stuff to hot water and stir. To me, it tastes like liquid dog food—don’t get me wrong, some people absolutely love the stuff. But, it has a vastly different taste in water. Of the easy Fall soup recipes, this one is probably just as easy to make as magic soup. Let’s be real though: magic soup is better.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This is the beauty of chicken noodle soup: it can be however complex or simple you want it to be. You can grill some chicken and make homemade noodles or just combine store-bought stuff with your own spices. The reason this soup is perfect for a chilly day is due to it having medicinal properties without being a schedule I substance.
Dr. Stephen Rennard performed tests to see if it can alleviate cold symptoms (apparently it can). The recipe includes onions, a sweet potato, parsnips, turnips, carrots, celery stems, and parsley. It can’t cure diseases, which frankly, is a bummer.
This stuff tastes like someone dumped mushrooms into the fountain of youth. It also contains probiotics. While your gut may not thank you for the instant miso, it’s still really tasty. It doesn’t even have to be chilly out. This soup is mostly just broth if you get an instant pack, so add in your own vegetables to make it more hearty. Either way, it still tastes amazing.
Umami (Savory) Soups
Umami flavor comes from monosodium glutamate (MSG). This stuff is mouthwateringly delicious. It’s like the 5th element to cooking, without being made from the puréed bone powder of Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker. If you don’t have an MSG salt shaker like me, add in your own vegetables. It’s found naturally in things like tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, meats, breast milk, etc.
If you do not like MSG, you’re probably playing into xenophobia and racism. Wikipedia explains why.