33 Fall Soups That Are Both Classic and Creative

With colder weather setting in, there’s nothing quite like bowls of fall soups to warm up and satisfy us. From classic Italian wedding soup to spicy cabbage soup, there’s a recipe for every taste preference. In this article, I’ll share some of my favorite soup recipes and how to make them. Whether you’re just learning or are a seasoned cook, these recipes will impress and warm you up from the inside out.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

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This 30-minute Instant Pot Split Pea Soup recipe is perfect when it’s chilly outside. With the soft split peas, tasty pork, and fresh veggies, you’ll love how rich, creamy, and delicious it is! Add some crusty bread, and you’ve got a winning meal that you’ll want over and over. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Meatball Soup

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This Italian soup features meatballs and pasta in a tomato sauce. The hearty meatballs are simmered in a rich tomato sauce and served over freshly cooked pasta. Get the recipe: Meatball Soup

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup

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My instant pot whole chicken soup recipe allows you to have a warming and delicious soup much faster than the old-fashioned way of cooking. The soup is comforting and can be eaten year-round. It couldn’t be easier; you add the ingredients to the pot, and soon, you’ll have a nourishing soup ready to enjoy. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

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I’ve been making this Tuscan white bean soup for a long time, and it’s always been a favorite. It’s creamy, delicious, and perfect for cold days. Over the years, I’ve tried different ways to make it, but now I use fresh herbs and farro instead of other grains. Get the recipe: Tuscan White Bean Soup

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

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This Instant Pot black bean soup recipe is easy and delicious. This soup is so good I’m retiring my old pots and pans. The instant pot cooks it faster and comes out perfectly every time. Soup is a comfort food for me, and this recipe is one of my favorites, which I enjoy all year round. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

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Italian wedding soup with orzo combines flavorful chicken broth, juicy meatballs, and a mix of veggies that perfectly balance the flavors. It’s called ‘wedding soup’ because the ingredients are balanced like a happy marriage. Get the recipe. Wedding Soup

Spicy Cabbage Soup

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Cabbage soup is a yummy and healthy meal perfect for cold winter days. It’s also a great way to use extra cabbage in your fridge. This recipe makes a big pot of soup full of flavor and can feed your whole family. Plus, it’s easy to make a bunch at once and enjoy it throughout the week. Get the recipe: Spicy Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

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Lentil soup in an Instant Pot has a hearty, comforting touch that is perfect for a chilly evening. I’m a big fan of soup and always look forward to having it for dinner. My husband wasn’t into soup before, but this recipe changed his mind! Get the recipe: Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Tortellini Soup with Sausage

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Nothing says fall weather like a warm bowl of Tortellini Soup with Sausage. It’s a family favorite that’s quick to make in under 30 minutes. Just prepare the soup and add the tortellini right before serving. It’s a great way to please everyone in the family! Get the recipe: Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Instant Pot Posole

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This Instant Pot Posole recipe is a delicious and filling soup perfect for lunch or dinner. You’re in for a treat if you haven’t tried it before. I love Mexican food and enjoy trying different dishes. This soup is unique because it’s packed with flavor and very satisfying. Give it a try and see why it’s a favorite of mine! Get the recipe: Instant Pot Posole

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

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This Coconut Curry Lentil Soup made with coconut milk, curry paste, garam masala, and fresh ginger is one of my favorites. I like to eat soup all year round, but this one is special because it’s perfect for cold weather. The curry gives it a warm and cozy feeling. Get the recipe: Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

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Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup – A hearty and comforting soup made with potatoes, leeks, and butter, or swap the butter with a vegan option to make it fully vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Easy to prep, and it cooks quickly in the Instant Pot. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

Butternut Squash Stew

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Fall in love with this tasty butternut squash stew recipe! It contains nutritious ingredients like quinoa, herbs, tomatoes, and leafy greens. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot. Enjoy the richness of this hearty stew, perfect for the cooler months. Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Stew

Dill Pickle Soup

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Dill Pickle Soup is my favorite soup recipe for busy days. It’s quick to make in just 30 minutes. It’s also really tasty and creamy, and kids love it too! It’s perfect for any meal and can be stored for later, too! Get the recipe: Dill Pickle Soup

Spicy Tomato Soup

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Spicy Tomato Soup is a cold winter day staple, easy to make, and only takes about 30 minutes. I like to add cumin for flavor and red pepper flakes to give it a kick. This soup is a classic comfort food with antioxidants and a great way to start the year. Get the recipe: Spicy Tomato Soup

French Onion Soup

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If you think French onion soup is hard to make, this easy recipe will show you that it’s actually a simple fix. My favorite part of this soup is the cheesy, crispy bread on top. Some people like their French onion soup sweet, but I prefer mine less sweet, which is why I love making it myself. Get the recipe: French Onion Soup

Minestrone Soup

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A meatless minestrone soup contains beans and vegetables in a tomato broth. It can be made with any vegetables that are in season. This Italian vegetable soup comes together quickly for weeknight meals. Get the recipe: Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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My Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup is made with chicken and vegetables and has a creamy broth. This comforting and wholesome chicken pot pie soup is Whole30-approved, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Vegan Dumpling Soup

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A satisfying vegan dumpling soup contains potatoes, carrots, celery, beans, and peas. This veggie-packed soup with herb flavor is light yet filling and comforting. The easy vegetable soup with dumplings is ready in just 35 minutes. Get the recipe: Vegan Dumpling soup

Paella Soup

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Paella Soup is a flavorful mix of meat, seafood, vegetables, wine, and broth. My recipe is made without rice for those looking to switch things up without losing the taste! Get the recipe: Paella Soup

Udon Noodle Soup

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My favorite udon noodle soup has a tasty broth loaded with yummy veggies, noodles, and eggs. I love the thick, chewy udon noodles in the flavorful broth – it’s so comforting! Get the recipe: Udon Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Spicy Pumpkin Soup

two bowls with the pumpkin soup with lots of things sprinkled on top including nuts and cilantro
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A hearty instant pot pumpkin soup has a seasonal flavor for chilly days. It’s a healthy vegan soup made quickly in the pressure cooker. The whole family can enjoy this pumpkin soup. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Cauliflower Soup

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My creamy Cauliflower Soup delivers a feel-good flavor. It can be served with salad or paired with a sandwich. This easy soup recipe has a thick, satisfying texture. Get the recipe: Cauliflower Soup

Low Fodmap Pho Bo

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This Low FODMAP Pho Bo recipe gives you all the comfort feelings and Vietnamese flavors and allows you to enjoy it all from home. Bring all the garnishes on a plate to customize your flavors and serve it family style! Get the recipe: Pho Bo

Lobster Bisque

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This Lobster Bisque is creamy with lots of lobster. It’s a nicely balanced soup that is perfect for any time of the year. My easy recipe makes a small batch but can be adjusted. Get the recipe: Lobster Bisque

Vegan Mulligatawny Soup

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Vegan Indian Mulligatawny soup has lentils and vegetables in creamy coconut broth. It’s a quick vegetarian or vegan soup ready in under an hour. The subtly spiced soup can be made ahead for easy weeknight meals. Get the recipe: Vegan Mulligatawny Soup

Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

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Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato Soup has a vibrant orange color. The spicy and sweet cream soup comes together in just 30 minutes. It can be served with charred pineapple skewers for a delicious meal. Get the recipe: Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Clam Chowder

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A creamy New England clam chowder recipe is a classic favorite. It has traditional seafood flavors enjoyed in the northeast. This homemade chowder beats out most restaurant versions. Get the recipe: Clam Chowder

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

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A quick instant pot chicken stock uses ingredients on hand. It saves chicken scraps from going to waste, and the nourishing stock can be used for chicken soup recipes. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Roasted Red Pepper Bisque

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This vegan and gluten-free roasted red pepper bisque has a complex, smoky flavor. It pairs well with crusty bread for dipping. The recipe requires roasting vegetables but is hands-off and worth it. Get the recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Bisque

Creamy Mushroom Soup

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Looking for a delicious, creamy mushroom soup without the dairy? This easy recipe I adapted from my dad is robust on its own – no need to add sour cream for flavor. I make it for my husband, who can’t have cream but still loves a comforting bowl of mushroom soup. Get the recipe: Mushroom Soup

Slow Cooker Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Soup

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My chunky crockpot ham, potato, and broccoli soup is a rich and hearty winter warmer. It’s packed with flavor and nutrients, perfect for using leftover ham. This versatile soup can be enjoyed thick or thinned down as desired. Get the recipe: Ham, Cheese, Broccoli Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

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Picture yourself sipping a bowl of hearty butternut squash soup while enjoying the weather of a beautiful autumn day. This soup can be a side or a main meal paired with bread for dipping. Make the full-flavored soup as mild or spicy as you prefer. Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

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