33 Fall Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm

Spicy Blue Hubbard Squash Soup
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

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.

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Beef-and-Butternut Stew

Beef-and-Butternut Stew
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Beef-and-Butternut Stew

Butternut squash is one of our favorite fresh fall ingredients for adding color and sweetness to any dish. Since this savory stew calls for some red wine, plan to enjoy a glass to complete your meal.

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West Texas Chili

West Texas Chili
Southern Living

Recipe: West Texas Chili

Make this easy recipe a few days in advance of a busy weeknight for a simple, ready-to-eat meal.

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Leftover Turkey Rice Soup

leftover turkey rice soup
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Leftover Turkey Rice Soup

We created this hearty soup with Thanksgiving leftovers in mind, but you could easily swap in shredded rotisserie chicken for a fall weeknight alternative.

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Pecan Soup

Pecan Soup
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Pecan Soup

This velvety soup uses toasted pecans to achieve a deliciously rich and nutty flavor.

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Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Soup
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Victor Protasio, Prop Stylist Claire Spollen

Recipe: Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn squash is one of fall's fresh joys to add to weeknight dinners, including this beautiful soup recipe. Feel free to toss in some extra diced roasted squash after pureeing to give it some additional texture.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Roasted Tomato-Cheddar Soup
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese

This hot tomato soup is best served on a cool fall day alongside a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili
Hector M. Sanchez

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.

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Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

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.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo

Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Cajun seasoning makes this classic gumbo oh-so hearty and delicious.

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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada

Recipe: Carne Guisada

When the temperature starts to drop there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of hearty, flavorful stew.

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Spicy Blue Hubbard Squash Soup

Spicy Blue Hubbard Squash Soup
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Spicy Blue Hubbard Squash Soup

Butternut squash tends to get all the attention when it comes to fall soups, but this beautiful recipe highlights blue Hubbard squash, a colorful option that will have your dinner party guests snapping pictures of their bowls.

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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

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.

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Southern Wedding Soup

Southern Wedding Soup
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Southern Wedding Soup

This Italian-American classic gets a Southern spin with pork-and-beef meatballs.

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Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

This chowder serves 10, which means leftovers!

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White Bean, Fennel, and Italian Sausage Soup with Parmesan Toasts

White Bean, Fennel, and Italian Sausage Soup with Parmesan Toasts
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: 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.

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Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup

Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup

The ham hocks in this one-pot soup add rich and smoky flavor.

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Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili
Greg DuPree

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.

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Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup

Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup

Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy soup makes a delicious weeknight supper.

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Classic Oyster Stew

Classic Oyster Stew
Hector Sanchez

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.

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Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup
Photo: Johnny Autry

Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup

Serve this on a cold winter's day and top it with colorful and flavorful ingredients like crispy bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese.

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Peanut-Pumpkin Stew with Hominy

Ashleigh Shanti's Peanut-Pumpkin Stew with Hominy
Peter Frank Edwards; Prop Styling: Kendra Surface; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Peanut-Pumpkin Stew with Hominy

Asheville, North Carolina chef Ashleigh Shanti shared this rich stew recipe with us. Guests won't even realize this filling fall dish is vegetarian.

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Soulful Chicken Soup

Soulful Chicken Soup
Iain Bagwell

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.

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Green Chile-Chicken Soup

Green Chile-Chicken Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Green Chile-Chicken Soup

Your family won't believe that this incredibly flavorful soup comes together in just 20 minutes. Since it's so quick, you can go ahead and make a second batch to freeze for up to six months for a chilly night in the future.

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Creamy Chicken Sausage-and-Kale Soup

Creamy Chicken Sausage-and-Kale Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Sausage-and-Kale Soup

This season, we're swapping the old-school chicken noodle soup for something that's more filling, colorful, and, no-offense, flavorful. Bright kale adds tons of vitamins and swapping chicken sausage for rotisserie chicken adds more dimension.

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One-Hour Brunswick Stew

One-Hour Brunswick Stew
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: One-Hour Brunswick Stew

The recipe name itself might seem like an oxymoron here, but our Test Kitchen managed to get the comforting Brunswick Stew flavor you know and love into a one-hour recipe. Our pros even when as far to say that this is, "the best version of Brunswick stew we have had around here in a while."

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Slow-Cooker Cheddar Soup

Slow-Cooker Cheddar Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cheddar Soup

When you think of "Cheddar soup," the word "broccoli" is probably also present. But with this recipe, the cheese stands alone (we couldn't help it, y'all).

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Slow-Cooker Turkey and Dumplings Soup

Slow-Cooker Turkey and Dumplings Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Turkey and Dumplings Soup

Our Test Kitchen's new favorite way to serve up leftovers after Thanksgiving? This "day-after dumplings" soup. It's so much more satisfying than a sandwich, y'all.

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Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Cheesy Lasagna Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Calling all parents of picky eaters! This soup is a quick (less-than-30-minutes quick!) way to get everyone to eat their supper. A tip from the Test Kitchen: Don't opt for no-boil noodles with this recipe, as it won't save you any time but will hurt the soup's texture.

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Martina McBride's Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Courtesy Oxmoor House

Recipe: Martina McBride's Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Country superstar Martina McBride lent us this recipe from her cookbook, Martina's Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, and our readers have been hooked ever since. "Make it spicier by adding more jalapeño or smokier with chipotle chili powder in place of the regular chili powder," McBride writes.

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Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage

Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage

This slow-cooker soup is a healthy weeknight option when you're craving something cozy. Of course, a slice of crusty French bread or a skillet of homemade cornbread on the side wouldn't hurt.

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Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup

This pretty fall soup comes together in just one pot on the stovetop. If the simple preparation isn't enough to convince you to try it, let our five-star reviewer help you: "We had it for dinner and loved it. A couple of days later, I took it too work for a birthday luncheon. People couldn't stop talking about the taste, so delicious. My boss took the leftovers home to his wife. She sent me an thank you e-card and wants the recipe!"

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Italian-Style Turkey Meatball Soup

Italian-Style Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: 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.

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Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili

Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili
Hector M. Sanchez

Recipe: 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.

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