Fall is the perfect time for soup. A cup of steaming hot broth adds life and color. Soup is also portable and easy to make for a large crowd. You can make lots of different types of soup in advance. Freeze the rest for a quick meal after a football game or when you just want something to sip. These fall soups are made for the season you love so much.
Chicken Based Soups
Chicken is one of those staples everyone has on hand. This protein add a base from which you can make many different types of soups. Chicken also has the advantage of offering a flavor base that marries well with other ingredients. Use it for a soup that is all about the elemental power of chicken like this bone broth. This is a great option when you have some time and want to devote it to making your entire house smell good. The aroma is a nice thing to come home to after a walk in the park to admire leaves.Read More »
The Vegetable Soup
This is the time of year when you’ll find a great array of varied types of vegetables just waiting to bring home. Fall is when all sorts of vegetables ripen and show up in your garden. If you have lots of fall vegetables, one of the best ways to make the most of them is with a hearty soup. All sorts of vegetables work incredibly well when it comes to a soup that you can appreciate. Vegetables are also an easy way to add the vitamins and minerals you need to power thought those long fall afternoons.
Tomatoes are one of those vegetables that comes to the forefront this time of year. Fall tomatoes bursting with flavor add so much to any dish. Famous chef Ina Garten knows all about how to harness the tomato and use it well. In her Creamy Tomato Bisque, she’s right there with a way to use up your extra tomatoes. Her bisque combines tomatoes with cream. She also brings in other flavor like onion and red pepper flakes for an added kick. You can make this one quickly. That makes is a fabulous option when you want and need something fast but yummy.
Butternut squash is another one of those ingredients that people understandably think of when they think of fall. The yellow vegetable is one that pleases the eyes and delights the tongue. It’s also a vegetable that lends itself to all kinds of soups. A basic butternut soup, as seen here in this recipe is one way to take full advantage of an abundant fall item. Butternut squash is browned and other savory ingredients are added to it. Then, the entire vegetable is pureed along with these ingredients. This one has a pleasingly silky texture even the pickiest of eaters will appreciate.
Flavor is imperative when it comes to fall. People are looking for ways to bring in a pop of flavor that makes them feel fabulous. They want comforting options that remind them all of they really like about this season and why it’s a truly favorite. Soups make this process easy. Cooks can take all kinds of ingredients and allow them to mellow over time. That’s one of the keys to a good fall soup. This is a time to think about all those ingredients you really like and how to bring them home.
Mushrooms are a wonderful way to make a fall soup. These hearty ingredients have an earthy flavor that add body and reminds people of the beauty of the season at the same time. A creamy mushroom soup is one way to have something that calls to mind all that is good about this time of year. People can take any kind of mushroom they like from standard button mushrooms to porcinis and make them into a soup that can stand up as a prelude to a meal or by itself. White wine deepens the inherent flavor while cashews add much welcome crunch.
A mouthful of goodness also comes along in this recipe that uses yellow peas, bacon, chick peas and red onions. These are the colors of fall and right for any occasion. If you’re looking for something that is also an interesting twist on an old favorite, this is the place to find it. Peas form the base of a soup that is easy to make well in advance and put aside for use later in the week. Bacon brings out all kinds of flavor that serve as a foil to the peas. The whole thing is rounded out with savory pickled onions.
Making it Easy
This can be a very busy time of the year. This is when kids return to school. It’s also when people need to get all sorts things done like preparing their home for winter. It’s not always possible to have the time to spend a lot of hours making meals. Soup fits the bill very well. Soups are very easy to make in large batches. Soups are also very versatile. People can use fall soups as a main course or as part of a long and elegant fall Thanksgiving celebration at home.
One of the easiest of all fall soups of lentil soup. Lentils keep for a long time. They are a great source of nutrients. They’re also inexpensive. If you are looking for a way to use lentils, soup is the answer to your plans. A lentil soup like this one combines dried lentils with lots of other inexpensive ingredients. Onions, garlic and parsley start it off on the right note. For added body, a dollop of soup cream goes on top of the finished soup. This is a good idea if you’re looking for something that has all sorts of incredible flavors in a single pot.
This is also a time when you’ll want to use up those extra ingredients in your pantry. Buying in bulk this time of the year is a good way to ensure you’re not going to run out of the things you really need. No need for lots of trips to the store in bad weather. Many people have items on hand that they have in large quantities. Leftover potatoes, broccoli and cheddar are all commonly used this time of the year. These are some of many ingredients that can go into an amazing fall soup.
Broccoli cheddar mashed potato soup is one of those fall soups that let you have it all in a single bowl. Potatoes and milk serve as the base from which to blend the rest of the flavors well. Large chunks of broccoli add the kind of color that reminds people of the world just outside their door. Cheddar cheese is another favorite at this time of the year. The cheese brings in what people want when it comes to a fall soup. It’s all about the melding of flavors. This is one to make and savor any fall day
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