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Bursting with seasonal vegetables these healthy fall soup recipes are ones you’ll want to curl up with! Made with nourishing ingredients and your favorite fall flavors, nothing brings in the autumn season like a big bowl of warm, hearty soup.
From rich and creamy purees to hearty, filling bowls there’s an easy soup recipe for everyone here.
Enjoy these soups as a meal on their own paired with your favorite crackers or crusty fall season bread. Or better yet, meal prep a big batch and portion out the soup for easy lunches. Regardless, you’ll beat the cool weather with these soup ideas!
What is Healthy Soup?
The definition of healthy can vary by household. For our purposes, this list focuses on simple, natural ingredients when they are in season. Delicious soup, delicious food, that is nourishing and flavorful always starts with the freshest ingredients available.
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And because soup season does often coincide with the cooler weather of fall and autumn, we look to fall seasonal ingredients like: winter squashes, sweet potatoes, apples, root veggies, and more. Look to your garden and local farmers markets to find out what is in-season and be sure to look for new to you types for new flavorful cooking adventures.
Make your own broth and keep it stocked so that you can be ready for easy soup making at a moment’s notice. Broth making may seem intimidating but it is actually quite easy and frugal, allowing us to make the most of bones and vegetable scraps.
Healthy & Hearty Fall Soup Recipes
Use this list of healthy soup recipes to fill your meal plan on the cool fall days. Many of these will work equally well for lunch and dinner by adding some bread or even a salad on the side for something fill, nourishing, and frugal.
Cabbage Soup Recipes
These soups take a basic ingredient and whip it into a hearty dish! Each pot of soup is bursting with cozy flavor, tender cabbage, and hearty vegetables to give you an easy meal.
All the flavors of traditional cabbages but the best part it is there's no fuss in this one pot meal. It's perfect for busy nights and using up the extra vegetables from your fridge. A bit of Italian sausage mixed with rice in a seasoned tomato broth makes this warming and filling.
Made in a Dutch oven with only seven ingredients for the perfect set-it-and-forget-it meal. It has delicious, tender chewy pieces of beef mixed in with crunchy bites of cabbage that pairs perfectly with your favorite baguette.
You’ll fall in love with the color of this vegan soup! A unique blend of beets, apples, and potatoes mixed with the warming spices of ginger and cumin make this lightly sweet but cozy, pureed soup.
Root Vegetable Soups
Root vegetables get sweeter after a frost, making them ideal ingredients for a comforting soup after fall frosts. These soups are full of naturally sweet and savory flavors that feel extra comforting on a chilly day.
This chunky soup has a slightly spicy flavor and is easy to whip up in a pinch. Made with sausages and rutabaga it’s also extremely frugal. Make a big pot of soup to feed a crowd or have some left for easy lunches the next day.
Rich and spiced with cinnamon and chili flakes this easy recipe is made completely without stock! That doesn’t detract from its flavor though as the unique blend of coconut milk, carrots, and onion makes it a simple meal on its own or the perfect side dish to a sandwich.
A vibrant soup with a unique blend of flavors. This soup is made with a base of carrots, beets, and sweet onions before being topped with roasted, crunchy chickpeas to make it into a meal all on its own.
A tasty, crunchy twist on a classic recipe. This vegetarian soup is full of classic flavor and bright color while also being completely oil-free. With a fun addition of potatoes and chickpeas though, this variation comes with a crunchy, hearty spoonful in every bite.
Nothing screams fall like root vegetable soup! With an earthy sweetness and a dash of heavy cream, this recipe is the perfect way to take in a bunch of wholesome nutrients in just one bowl. Pair it with your favorite crusty bread or a side salad for a full meal.
A flavorful soup made in under an hour! This soup comes out deliciously bright and chunky. A dollop of Greek yogurt on top completes the dish with extra flavor and color.
Sweet Potato Soups
Whether you're using sweet potatoes or yam, they can be blended into a creamy puree or left chunky for maximum texture in your favorite healthy fall soup recipes. As these tubers are often best and easily found in Autumn, they make it easy to keep meal plans seasonal.
Warm, delicious, and made in just one pot! In each bowl, you’ll have small, tender pieces of beef seasoned with cumin and garlic amongst chewy lentils and vegetables. The best way to stay in on a cool night.
Made with coconut milk for a creamy broth and combined with ginger and lemongrass this butternut squash soup comes with a Thai-inspired flavor twist! Totally vegan this will warm you from the inside out!
Winter Squash & Pumpkin Soups
Fall is definitely pumpkin season and these soups make the best use of it. Remember, most any winter squash can be substituted for another. Don't have pumpkin? Use Butternut Squash or Acorn and vice versa for some of the very best fall soup recipes.
This one will keep you full with its combination of squash, veggies, and sausage in a creamy coconut milk broth. The rich texture is comforting and thankfully it's easy to whip up on the coldest nights.
Use up your leftover turkey with this curry seasoned soup! Made in just twenty minutes with a blend of both pumpkin and rice this soup is deliciously hearty. Enjoy the rich flavors and bump in protein all from one bowl!
This comforting meal is full of flavor and warmth on a cold night. Made with fresh pumpkin combined with canned garbanzo beans and corn, this is a great meal to use up both seasonal and pantry ingredients.
With an ever so slight smoky, tomato flavor this soup has a spicy twist! Make extra of this roasted vegetable soup because it freezes well and you can have a quick, easy meal ready with a reheat later!
A classic favorite recipe that everyone needs to have on hand. It has a silky-smooth texture and is liberally seasoned with cinnamon. Plus, the hint of maple syrup added to it gives it a rich, smoky sweetness you didn’t know you needed.
Ready in just forty minutes this soup recipe takes butternut squash to a whole new level! With squash, kale, onion, and celery it’s a hearty soup loaded with nourishment. Topped with toasted pumpkin seeds for an added crunch and it’s perfect for any dinner table.
Whether you have homegrown apples or find something at a local orchard, try adding them to savory soups for a fun and delicious twist on your savory soup meals. Experiment with different apple varieties to see how the flavors and sweetness come through and give yourself some permission to get creative.
Gluten-free and with a rich golden flavor this dish will get you excited to dig in. Though tart Granny Smith apples are used the soup itself has a sweet, curried flavor once blended. Perfect for chilly nights.
Use up all the leftovers from the garden in this harvest soup recipe! This great recipe lets you use up squash, apples, and more in one pot to celebrate the harvest. A drizzle of coconut milk just before serving makes it seem extra indulgent.
A mouthwatering soup recipe that will make the house smell amazing. Not only is this carrot apple soup delicious but it’s a time saver too! Made in a slow cooker it is simmered to perfection making it ideal to come too after work or school.