Fall Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm
When the outside temperatures drop and the leaves start falling, our thoughts and appetites turn to warm soups and savory chilis. Soups that come together in less than an hour are ideal for weeknight suppers. Add one of these tasty sandwiches, and you have a quick and easy meal in no time. If you are a fan of slow cookers, you will find a great selection of fall soups and stews that will feed a hungry crowd. You know how easy it is - simply prepare the ingredients, set the timer, and walk away. Your meal is ready when you are. While the chili simmers, bake a batch of your family’s favorite cornbread. Whether a light brunch, a cozy supper, or a game day feast, you will find the perfect soup in this selection. Fuss-free meals, like soup and sandwiches, call for fuss-free desserts. So round out your meal with one of these easy sheet-pan cakes.
West Texas Chili
Recipe: West Texas Chili
Make this easy recipe a few days in advance of a busy weeknight for a simple, ready-to-eat meal.
Recipe: Pecan Soup
This velvety soup uses toasted pecans to achieve a deliciously rich and nutty flavor.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese
This hot tomato soup is best served on a cool fall day alongside a grilled cheese sandwich.
Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Recipe: Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Ground beef, everyone's favorite easy ingredient, provides a filling base for this flavor-packed fall soup.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Cajun seasoning makes this classic gumbo oh-so hearty and delicious.
Recipe: Carne Guisada
When the temperature starts to drop there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of hearty, flavorful stew.
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup
Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup
The smoked chicken in this otherwise classic tortilla soup recipe adds an extra depth of flavor.
Roasted Tomato-Eggplant Soup with Garlic Croutons
Give your classic tomato soup a new twist with creamy eggplant and garlic croutons.
Slow-Cooker Sausage Minestrone
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sausage Minestrone
This minestrone recipe is not only made in the slow-cooker, it also freezes well.
Southern Wedding Soup
Recipe: Southern Wedding Soup
This Italian-American classic gets a Southern spin with pork-and-beef meatballs.
Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder
This chowder serves 10, which means leftovers!
Smoked Chicken, Squash, and Rice Soup
This is a lighter soup for cooler fall days, but it is still hearty.
White Bean, Fennel, and Italian Sausage Soup with Parmesan Toasts
This soup is filled with pantry staples and goes perfectly with a glass of your favorite red wine.
Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup
The ham hocks in this one-pot soup add rich and smoky flavor.
One-Pot Beef Stew
Recipe: One-Pot Beef Stew
This comfort food classic gets added zip from whole mustard and richness from red wine. Ladle yourself a bowl, pour a glass of the leftover wine, and settle in for a nice cool-weather meal.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Roasting a fresh pumpkin will give you a deep, caramelized flavor that you won’t get out of canned pumpkin. With the addition of carrots, onions, and seasonings, your kitchen will definitely smell like fall.
Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili
Reicpe: Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili
Set it and forget it. Enjoy the ball game, go shopping, or work in the yard. Return to the kitchen a few hours later to find a warm pot of flavorful brisket chili waiting for you and your family.
White Bean-and-Pork Chili
Recipe: White Bean-and-Pork Chili
The standard pork and white beans gets a makeover in this tasty dish. Our white chili gets spice from green chiles, brightness from lime juice, and luscious texture from the last-minute addition of shredded cheese.
Recipe: Tomato-and-Red-Pepper Soup
The classic companion to the grilled cheese sandwich, this is sure to warm you up after an afternoon outside.
Spicy Sausage-and-Chickpea Soup with Garlic Oil
Whether you like it a little more spicy or a little more sweet this soup is perfect. You can substitute the spicy Italian sausgae for sweet Italian sausage .
Recipe: Parsnip-Potato Soup
Ideal as a first course to a big holiday dinner or as a simple supper paired with warm bread, this silky soup freezes beautifully in zip-top freezer bags. Thaw in refrigerator before reheating.
Recipe: Three-Sisters Chili
Corn, beans, and squash, the three companion plants of American Indian agriculture, work together to create this colorful, satisfying, and tasty chili. It’s a delicious way to sneak added nutrition into a family favorite.
Southwest Pork Stew
Recipe: Southwest Pork Stew
This stew is so rich and flavorful, it’s hard to believe there are only 6 ingredients. What’s even better? It’s on the table in 20 minutes.
King Ranch Chicken Soup
Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Soup
Convenience products make this soup a cinch to put together. Ideal for a cold and rainy afternoon, King Ranch Chicken Soup is also hearty enough to serve for supper.
Pork Chili Verde
Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream
You may want to double up on the avocado cream; it is delicious drizzled over salads and roasted vegetables.
Shrimp-and-New Potato Chowder
Recipe: Shrimp-and-New Potato Chowder
When the soup begins to boil, immediately reduce heat to medium-low to prevent the creamy mixture from breaking. Chop onions and potatoes into same-size pieces so they cook uniformly.
Classic Beef Chili
Recipe: Classic Beef Chili
Our latest version of the classic fall favorite comes together in under one hour. For added pop, top with spicy jalapeños and crunchy radishes.
Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup
Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy soup makes a delicious weeknight supper.
Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato Chili
This is an ideal slow cooker chili to fix for a game-day crowd. With a minimal amount of prep work, you can set it and forget it until half-time.
White Bean, Sausage, and Turnip Green Stew
If you can’t find good-looking turnip greens, a package of baby spinach will work well in this stew.
Classic Oyster Stew
Recipe: Classic Oyster Stew
There are countless versions of this classic stew, but we think you will enjoy this simple adaptation of the seasonal favorite.
Recipe: Lemongrass-Turkey Soup
This fragrant soup acts as a refreshing tonic after the rich foods served at the Thanksgiving feast. For a heartier spin, serve it over rice or noodles.
Loaded Potato Soup
Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
This may be a lightened up version of potato soup, but the only thing we sacrificed were a few calories. Serve this on a cold winter’s day and we promise you won’t miss any of the flavor.
Black-Eyed Pea, Collard, and Sweet Potato Stew
Don't be intimidated by the length of the ingredient list for this Southern stew. The majority of the ingredients are used to make a fantastic stock, which some readers report using as a base for other soups.
Harvest Beef Soup
Sausage-and-Sweet Potato Soup
Recipe: Sausage-and-Sweet Potato Soup
Leftover sweet potato casserole adds depth and creaminess to this top-rated soup recipe. Remove any marshmallows from the casserole before stirring it into the soup.
Recipe: Chicken Chili
The convenience of a deli chicken, the nourishing quality of seasonal vegetables, and the full flavor of traditional chili spices work together to create this comforting pot of Chicken Chili.
Recipe: Tortilla Soup
This family-favorite soup features flavorful and budget-friendly chicken thighs. This comforting, slow cooked meal delivers big flavors with little effort.
Recipe: Carrot-Apple Soup
All ingredients are combined at one time in making this easy, two-step recipe. However, the intense color and depth of flavor will make you think you spent hours at the stovetop.
Italian-Style Turkey Meatball Soup
Using frozen turkey meatballs helps you put this tasty soup on the table in under an hour. Pair it with a loaf of crusty bread for a hearty meal.
Soulful Chicken Soup
Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup
Your slow cooker makes your road to this comfort food classic an easy one. Just set it, forget it, and return home later to a warm pot of savory chicken soup.
Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy
Some think the best part of the holiday turkey is the delicious soup you can make with the leftovers. For added pop, top this flavorful soup with radishes and lime wedges.
Recipe: Beef-and-Bean Chili
We use fire-roasted tomatoes in this recipe to add a note of smokiness. If you can’t find them, use plan tomatoes and add a pinch of smoke paprika.
Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens
Grab a package of spinach, some refrigerated tortellini, and add leftover turkey. You will have a satisfying soup on the table in under 30 minutes.