With the weather turning colder, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we turn to warming, cling-to-the-ribs foods like soups, stews and chili to stay you nice and warm.

During Thanksgiving, including soups, stews, and chiles on your table is about more than just finding a use for your nice spoons. Bowl foods adds a layer of togetherness to an occasion. There’s something truly warming about everyone ladling out of the same pot. Since it’s so easy to add all kinds of condiments to bowl foods once you’ve already spooned it out, it’s easy to make bowl foods conform to any dietary restriction. We’ve put together a list of the tastiest soups, stews and chilies for you to enjoy this thanksgiving, and of the Food Monster App!



Recipe: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

Source: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili 

Julie West‘s Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili brings the orange fall flavor to your chili. Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili by Pavani Nandula adds a leafy greens spin to a chili already packed with nutrition. Crissy Cavanaugh‘s Crock Pot 3-Bean Pumpkin Chili lets the pumpkin take center stage if you’re looking for even more ways to use your old Jack O’ Lantern. Joni Marie Newman‘s Indian Spiced Pumpkin and Jackfruit Chili adds a flare of the international. If all else fails, ths High Protein Sweet Potato Chili by Daniela Modesto is a classic.

Creamy Soups

Source: Creamy Cauliflower Chickpea Soup 

For a creamy texture to your soups, try Creamy Cauliflower Chickpea Soup by Stacey IsaacsCreamy Zucchini Soup by Julie Zimmer will add a green color to your table and beauty to your spread. Try Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Cream of Mushroom Soup for a more classic creamy fare. Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek‘s Easy Creamy Garlic and Potato Soup is perfect for gourmets in a hurry, and the Creamy Potato and Corn Soup by Roxane Brien combined several Thanksgiving flavors together for delight by the spoonful.


Sweet Potato and Squash

Vegan Gluten-Free Curried Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup with cream and pumpkin seeds

Source: Curried Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup 

If you want your soups to have all the Curried Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup by The Rose and Bean adds a much needed kick. Sweet Potato, Broccolini, and Corn Soup by Karen Kitto adds plenty of fall flavors to the table. 7-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup by Marina Yanay-Triner is a simple recipe with amazing results. Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup With Sage Avocado Cream is a thicker, south of the border take on Thanksgiving soup. Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque by Susan Edelman adds some tasty bisque action to the bowl, for a creamy and salty potato taste.


Seasonal Produce Soups

Source: Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup With Crispy Sage Brussels Sprouts 

Sometimes, nothing beats what’s in season. Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup With Crispy Sage Brussels Sprouts byClaire Ragozzino keeps with the theme to ensure freshness. Pumpkin Leek Soup by Lenia Patsi adds two flavors that pair exquisitely in the fall season. Robin Runner‘s Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup is a hybrid dish that ‘bakes’ a classic Thanksgiving dish into your bowl. Leek and Potato Soup by The Rose and Bean is a classic in it’s own right. Onion Soup With Apple by Florian Nouh gives us chills with the combination of fresh apple and the splendid bite of onion.



Vegan Grain-Free Black Bean, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Stew

Source: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, and Carrot Stew With Quinoa 

Amarilis Moldes’ Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, and Carrot Stew With Quinoa is the most classic of stews for the Thanksgiving table. Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew by The Vegan Eight gives a smokey, delicious flavors. Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Peanut Stew by Niki Webster is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables with a creamy nutty sauce, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch.

Still need more Thanksgiving ideas? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for all the plant-based Thanksgiving recipes you could hope for, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. With the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes also on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image: Source: Curried Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup