Chipotle Taco Bean Soup topped wtih sliced green onions

Soup in Autumn–Five Favorites

Autumn has finally arrived, and as the weather grows cooler, I often find myself longing for a warm bowl of hearty soup.  I strongly suspect that I am not alone in this desire,  so I have collected 5 of my favorite soup recipes to share with my readers in today’s post.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla soup, topped with chips and melted cheeseThis soup is one of my favorites, and I love the layer of tortilla chips and cheese that cover the top of the rich broth filled with vegetables and chicken.  It’s a very satisfying soup on a cool autumn day.

Tomato Soup with Lentils

Tomato Soup with LentilsTomato soup has been a favorite of mine since I was a child and this version gets a boost of extra protein through the addition of red lentils.   A dollop of Creme Fraiche makes it extra creamy.  This soup is kid approved, and very easy to make.

Mom’s Albondigas Soup

Mom's Albondigas SoupThis is one of my mother’s recipes.  It’s a very hearty soup full of vegetables and meatballs.  I love that you simply drop the raw meatballs into the boiling soup, so there’s no need for the extra step of frying or baking the meatballs first.  Delicious and filling, this soup holds a special place in my heart, and my stomach.

Navy Bean Soup

Trying a sample of Navy Bean SoupBeans are often unappreciated, but they are loaded with protein and fiber.  That means that they are nutritional power houses.  This soup is simple and delicious.  Navy beans cook faster than their larger friends, so this hearty bean soup is ready sooner than if it was made with a different bean.  Serve this with a wedge of cornbread, and, to quote Sue Chef, your mouth will be happy.

Chipotle Taco Bean Soup

Chipotle Taco Bean Soup topped wtih sliced green onionsThis soup is reminiscent of chili.  The flavor is provided from tomatoes with chipotles and a package of taco seasoning.  It’s a very simple and versatile recipe.   For a vegan version simply leave out the ground beef.   Sprinkle the top with sliced green onions at serving time, or you can top it with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese, too.  This soup is also a good place to use the crushed tortilla chips from the bottom of that bag in your pantry.  Sprinkle them on top of the soup when you serve it.  This soup is always a hit at our house.

There you have it.  Five of our favorite soups for Autumn.  Give one, or all of them, a try and leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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2 thoughts on “Soup in Autumn–Five Favorites

  1. What ideal timing as the high desert begins to cool and I see a few golden autumn leaves on my grass. I don’t know which favorite soup to try first. Perhaps the chicken tortilla, after roasting a whole stuffed chicken as a tribute to Canadian Thanksgiving. Too early to find a fresh turkey. I hope you feature a turkey soup
    next month.

    1. I know you’re going to love the Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s a favorite around here. I love making my own broth from the last remnants on a chicken carcass and then freezing it. It’s so fresh and frugal. It’s also amazing how much meat is still stuck on what looks like nothing. Perhaps, I should write a post about making your own chicken broth or stock.

      I will definitely be posting a turkey soup recipe. I think that in my house, we actually prefer the leftover turkey dishes more than the main course. Soup and sandwiches anyone?

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