As the autumn breeze begins to roll in, we cling to our flip-flops for dear life and have to ditch our tank tops for warm, cozy sweaters. The wind is chilling and the nights can get downright frosty in some places. If you need something to keep you perfectly toasty on the inside during this Fall season, why not try soup? Don’t know how to make any? That’s okay!
Here are some unique and delicious soup ideas that will surely be the perfect addition to your already cozy Autumn!
1. Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Who would have thought of cauliflower? Not us! This commonly unremarkable vegetable may have been keeping some secrets, though! Cauliflower provides the base for this surprisingly creamy and spicy soup that’ll knock your socks off if you’re the creamy type when it comes to soup.
Soaking the cauliflower in salted water and then broiling it in an oven until it’s browned helps to provide the soup with that singed, golden-brown taste. Once the cauliflower is rightly broiled, adding numerous garlic cloves, onion, salt and pepper to the mix before blending it all in a food processor results in one of the milkiest and spiciest soup broths you’ll taste all season!
This creamy base can be topped with your choice of scallions, bacon, and spices to really tie it together. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Get the recipe here!
2. Potato Corn Chowder
Potatoes and corn, together in a chowder?! This must be heaven! This particular potato corn chowder recipe calls for a perfect blend of herbs, spices, and vegetables to create the most incredible chowder you’ll ever have!
Once you’ve mixed all of your ingredients together, we would strongly recommend that you puree 50 to 60 percent of the mixture into a smooth, creamy broth and then add the rest for a colorful soup with both cream and substance! Once again, bacon or scallions prove to be the perfect add-ons to sprinkle on top once you’re ready to serve this dish.
Get the recipe here!
3. Butternut Squash
What list of fall soup ideas would be complete without a butternut squash soup? This recipe calls for a unique blend of vegetables, spices, and cream which results in something sweet, spicy, strange and delicious! If you ask us, Autumn squash soup can almost be made to feel like a dessert sometimes. But that certainly doesn’t make it any less tasty.
Peeled squash is pureed with several other vegetables, along with heavy cream, thyme, and sage to produce a blend unlike any other. If you find yourself longing for some substance to contrast the strong creamy aspect of this particular dish, we recommend that you top this soup with pecans. Even candied pecans, if you really want to lean into that dessert soup concept! Don’t be shy, give it a try.
Get the recipe here!
4. Autumn Minestrone
Ah, minestrone. Old, tried and true. This soup is a testament to the classic, the time-tested, a friend to all soups who remain delicious throughout the ages. This recipe chooses to forego creaminess in exchange for sheer volume and diversity of ingredients! It’s a lot of stuff!
So many different vegetables, in fact, that you may want to purchase some pre-cut vegetables if you don’t want to be chopping away for an hour. Regardless, this blend of vegetables, beans, and even pasta proves itself time and time again to be deserving of the mantle “classic.” Get the recipe here!