10 Comforting Soup Recipes for the Fall

Discover the best fall soup recipes for warming up in chilly weather, including chicken noodle soup, French onion soup, potato soup, lentil soup, tomato soup and more

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As the cooler weather of autumn moves in, there’s something particularly comforting about enjoying a warm bowl of soup to take the chill off. Many of the best fall soup recipes do double duty as comfort food and boosting your immune system for the onset of cold and flu season. Even chicken noodle soup has been scientifically proven to be a phenomenal immunity builder and natural remedy to help alleviate symptoms as the common cold or flu runs its course.

Yet more good news is that these soups are easy to make. It even says so in many of their names. Fall is a busy time for many people with school starting again in one form or another, preparing for winter months and the holidays approaching. Time continues to be a precious resource.

Here are 10 of the best fall soup recipes for warming up on a cool autumn day.

1. Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Chicken noodle soup in a bowl
Source: Inspired Taste

A classic soup that plays many roles, from natural cold and flu remedy to immune-boosting food to great soup to warm you up on a cold fall day. This is just one of the dozens of ways to make chicken noodle soup suit your taste.

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2. Easy White Bean Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

A bowl of white bean soup with a spoon
Source: She Loves Biscotti

This has all of the elements of a great and filling fall soup: easy, healthy and flavorful. Additional perk: it’s gluten free (if that’s your thing!). Keep some crusty bread nearby (traditional Italian or gluten free, of course) to dip into this thick and hearty soup.

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3. Easy Meatball Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

A bowl of meatball soup
Source: The Mediterranean Dish

The rich, warm and bold flavors of the Mediterranean come to the fall soup roster as a comfort food.

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4. Lentil Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

A bowl of lentil soup with a spoon
Source: allrecipes; Image credit: Bryce Hutchings


Lentils are a low-calorie, high-fiber, gluten-free bean that are also high in protein and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium and folate. Their gentle flavor leaves a lot of scope for seasoning and makes for a warming fall soup option.

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5. Potato Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

A spoonful of potato soup taken from a bowl of potato soup
Source: Gimme Some Oven

Here’s another easy fall soup recipe that is thick and hearty and perfect for warming up on a cold autumn day. This is OG comfort food. Check out the recipe for variations to customize the soup to your taste.

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6. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

A pot of roasted butternut squash soup
Source: delish

That gorgeous vibrant yellow color and smooth texture of squash make this warming soup the flavor of fall. Combining roasted squash, sautéed onion, celery and carrot, this soup is not only delicious, but also healthy. It packs a decent amount of fiber and lots of vitamin A, making it an immune-boosting food. You’ll also gain notable doses of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and a touch of calcium.

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7. Creamy Tortellini Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Bowls of tortellini soup with spoons and crusty bread
Source: Damn Delicious

If you need a great fall soup to take the chill off, this is one of the best. Dip crusty bread into this and soon you’ll be making another batch.

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8. Easy Three-Ingredient Tomato Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

A bowl of tomato soup and spoon with tomato soup on it
Source: inspired taste

The only easier recipe is ordering yours in a can and having it delivered! Either way, dipping a grilled cheese sandwich into your tomato soup is one of those experiences that is simple and oh so satisfying.

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9. Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

A bowl of wild rice soup with a spoon in it
Source: Gimme Some Oven

As with many fall soup recipes, this is a creamy comfort food that lives up to its name. Check out the recipe for making your version gluten free or vegan.

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10. French Onion Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

French onion soup in a mug
Source: Simply Recipes

Oui, this is the warm, savory, beef stock-based, caramelized onion-loaded, cheese-topped goodness known as french onion soup. The recipe also shows you how to make your own French bread or baguette dipping slices. Bon appétit!

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