Quick and Easy Fall Soups

Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Photo: Southern Living

When the crisp fall weather arrives, it's time to put those warm soup recipes back on your weeknight supper menu. If you didn't start your morning by prepping the slow cooker with all the fixings for a delicious soup and don't happen to have soup stock in the freezer, don't worry. There's still plenty of time to make a comforting and warm soup for a weeknight dinner. These recipes all clock in at 45 minutes or less from beginning to end.

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Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

In just 45 minutes, you'll have a hearty and chunky soup that makes more than enough to feed your whole family.

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Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup

Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup

This one-pot soup comes together in just 30 minutes making it the perfect recipe for busy weeknights—quick prep and minimal dishes.

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Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup

Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup

Using frozen veggies will eliminate chopping time and allow you to spend more time around the dinner table.

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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

For an even quicker turnaround on a busy weeknight, you can make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. Just thaw when you are ready to use.

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Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens

Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens

Video: Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens

Prepare the roast chicken the day before, or substitute for store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy

Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Mini Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Hadas Smirnoff

Recipe: Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy

Garnish with fresh cilantro, sliced radishes, and lime wedges for extra flavor.

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Tomato-and-Red Pepper Soup

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Tomato-and-Red Pepper Soup

You're just 15 minutes away from a comforting bowl of tomato soup. We recommend serving with a warm grilled cheese.

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King Ranch Chicken Soup

Chicken Soups King Ranch Chicken Soup
Alison Miksch

Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Soup

Deli-roasted chicken makes this Tex-Mex soup a cinch to prepare.

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Southwest Pork Stew

Southwest Pork Stew
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Southwest Pork Stew

Used pulled pork from your favorite local BBQ joint to have dinner ready in just 20 minutes.

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Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie chicken is a great shortcut for busy weeknights.

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Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup

Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup

Use your favorite refrigerated tortelloni to complete this dish.

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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

Serve this one-pot dish with Parmesan Toast for soaking up excess broth.

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Smoked Chicken, Squash, and Rice Soup

Smoked Chicken, Squash, and Rice Soup Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Smoked Chicken, Squash, and Rice Soup

Use already-cooked chicken to get this recipe on the table in a flash.

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White Bean and Chorizo Soup

White Bean and Chorizo Soup
Greg Dupree

Recipe: White Bean and Chorizo Soup

If you're ready for a change from traditional chicken soup, try this quick chorizo dinner.

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Beef-and-Orzo Soup

Beef-and-Orzo Soup Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Beef-and-Orzo Soup

Have Zesty Pot Roast for Sunday supper and reserve two cups for this weeknight soup.

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Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup

Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup
Melina Hammer

Recipe: Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup

Savory chicken meatballs and orzo pasta create a hearty chicken soup that's perfect for chilly nights.

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