There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a chilly fall day. Soups are possibly one of the simplest foods to make because you can throw whatever vegetables and spices you have on hand together and chances are you’ll end up with a delicious, warming combination of flavors.
Though pretty much any vegetable can be showcased in a soup, let’s get seasonal! A great deal of the fall harvest can be puréed into some of the creamiest, coziest soups you can imagine (we’re looking at you, cauliflower, pumpkin, and potatoes). We searched and sifted through the Food Monster App to find the 15 best of the best creamy fall soups for you. The most amazing part of these recipes? All you have to do is throw all the ingredients into the blender and whiz away.
So get that tea water boiling and your ingredients ready! It’s simple, smooth, soothing soup time.
This Purple Cauliflower Soup is a showstopper not only for its atypical color, but for its luscious texture and taste as well! The cauliflower acts as a thick creamy base to let the classic flavors shine. Top it with some crunchy, toasted croutons for some textural variety and garnish with fresh herbs and pepper for pops of color.
Jazz up Creamy Pumpkin Soup with crispy chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, and artichokes! The breaded “parmesan” baked artichokes give this meal a little extra oomph, but the soup is just as delectable without them. The pomegranate seeds are a wonderfully sweet addition.
This Creamy Potato Chowder is comforting, easy-to-make, and will keep you full! It incorporates red potatoes to create a rich base that’s made even more indulgent thanks to the addition of raw cashews and hemp seeds. The soup is basically a more viscous, layered version of mashed potatoes. Who could say no to that?
A dash of acidity is all you need to make the poblanos in this Roasted Poblano Soup thrive, so don’t worry about loading it up with lots of other ingredients! Vegan crema is swirled on top to make the soup more indulgent while the cilantro stems add plenty of herby flavor along with a bit of crunch texture. This roasted poblano soup is a one of those dishes that proves that simplicity and minimal ingredients are a great thing.
This Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup is the perfect comforting meal that celebrates the fall harvest. The apple provides sweet notes that counter the starchy, zesty parsnip. For added texture and veggies, make crispy sage Brussels sprouts to sprinkle on top. This soup is so creamy, your dinner guests will not believe that it is dairy-free!
This thick and creamy Sweet Potato, Broccolini, and Corn Soup is all plant-based, making it a healthy and delicious meal that will help you reach your daily quota of veggies. Sweet potato is great for flavor and helps to make it nice and thick along with the corn. The combination of the two gives the soup its wow factor. The sweetness of the veggies combined with the saltiness of the stock can’t be underestimated.
So, you’ve got a slightly chilly night on your hands or just not a whole heck of a lot of time to cook? This Grilled Zucchini Soup With “Cheddar” Arepas is your meal. Along with the arepas, you’ve got a killer meal of savory goodness to nourish the people. Soup like this — just stacked with vitamins — can do incredible things for the body!
This Asparagus and Pea Soup is light, simple, and utterly delicious. The base is made from crisp stalks of asparagus and sweet little peas, and the other seasoning is simple, with some vegetable stock, mixed herbs, and a generous helping of ground black pepper to finish. Dinner made easy peas-y.
This Lobster Mushroom Bisque is creamy, dreamy, warm, and seafood-free amazingness. Creamy cashews and blended veggies create the richest, most decadent meal you’ll ever dip a spoon into. If you’ve never tried Lobster mushrooms before, they are a sight to bold. When soaked, they turn such a beautiful bright color and are an amazing meaty texture that is perfect for the bisque.
The beauty of this Cream of Cashew Broccoli Soup lies in its simplicity – and the fact that it’s healthy, cheap and delicious. It is full of broccoli, spinach, and cashews, so you get tons of vegetables and stay full for a long time. Plus, this soup is ideal for leftovers. You can enjoy its simple magnificence all week long.
Blended Carrot Avocado Ginger Soup is good for you and it tastes wonderful. It’s both super nourishing AND super satisfying. You’ll be extra impressed with how good of a cook you are once you taste it. Carrots are abundant at this time of year and they go wonderfully with ginger. The avocado helps make the soup as creamy and silky as can be.
Squash is all the rage in the Autumn, but there are so many different types. This creamy Kabocha Leek Soup highlights kabocha, also known as Japanese pumpkin, a squash that is typically sweeter than butternut squash with the texture of pumpkin and roasted sweet potato. All you need to do is roast it until tender, then purée it with herbs, spices, and leeks. A topping of roasted cinnamon maple chickpeas adds a layer of spicy-sweet and a crouton-like crunch.
This Oven Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup is as satisfying as it is healthy. It is a perfect low-fat go to for the chilly fall and winter months. It’s packed full of vitamins and antioxidants as well, so you can keep your body strong while you enjoy your meal. Drizzle on some olive oil if you like and enjoy the always delicious flavors of roasted cauliflower.
Even though this Spicy Thai Carrot Soup is raw, it’s packed with heat. Carrot is grated and then blended with spices until smooth and finished with a generous amount of cayenne pepper and zucchini noodles. This recipe is versatile, so if you prefer warm soups, you can heat it just before serving.
This creamy Sweet Potato Soup is the perfect lunch to get you through the week. Sweet potatoes and potatoes are cooked until tender and then puréed with turmeric, curry powder, black pepper, and other warm spices. If you are someone who cannot handle the heat, cut the tang, or spice with a hint of lime juice and a dollop of non-dairy yogurt. Garnish with spices of your choice just before serving.
Also, make sure to check out Here’s Our Ultimate Guide to Vegan Soup Recipes! for all of our favorite soup recipes!
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