The Best Fall Soups this Season

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The Best Fall Soups this Season

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Rain or shine, sickness or health, these soups are perfect for a chilly fall day. Try a classic, reinvention, or new favorite. Easy preparation, easy clean-up, and minimal cooking time, soups are a hit on the dinner table and in the kitchen.

Creamy Classics

For a classic combo, try Tomato Soup and grilled cheese. Or, how about a switcheroo? Dip a Tomato Sandwich with Parsley or Basil into Creamy Cheddar Soup.

Speedy Veggie Chili uses butternut squash, a great fall vegetable. Don’t usually eat vegetarian? Don’t worry, the red beans and black beans in this soup are a great source of protein. Topping this soup with cheese would add even more protein and flavor.

Chicken noodle soup is a great choice for a rainy day or if you’re feeling under the weather. The Lady’s Chicken Noodle Soup is just like Momma used to make.

Get to know your gourds and enjoy a bowl of Curried Squash and Apple Soup or Creamy Pumpkin Soup.

Robust Reinventions

Soups are a great and easy way to put a spin on your family’s favorites.

Instead of traditional taco night, try a Taco Soup night. Set up a taco bar with all of the usual fixings (sour cream, jalapenos, tortilla chips, salsa, shredded cheese), but instead of topping tacos, top this soup! It’s a great change and helps cut down on unnecessary carbs by eliminating taco shells.

Lasagna is a delicious fall favorite, but can take hours of preparation. Instead of layering your lasagna, try Tastes Like Lasagna Soup. For some added nutritional, try sneaking in some veggies for the little ones. Diced Zucchini and Carrots are great choices.

Lemon and Tarragon are staples in chicken salad. Treat yourself to a twist on this summer salad turned fall soup—Lemon Tarragon Chicken Soup. Topping with homemade crostini or croutons would add flavor and crunch.

Flavorful Favorites

Simple Southern Ham and Bean Soup is a great way to use leftover holiday ham, and even leftover collards and white beans. For a creamier consistency, mash or puree half of the white beans before adding to the soup. Not a fan of collards? Spinach or Kale would be great substitutions.

Carrot Soup with Blue Cheese is a delicious way to get your vegetables! It’s got potato, onion, carrot, celery, and even lettuce! Topping with blue cheese adds creaminess and a little bite.

Coconut and curry soups are great comfort food, especially on chilly days. Creamy Coconut Soup is a perfect combination of spicy pepper flakes, cooling coconut, and zesty lime. This broth would hold up well to any protein, too. Try tofu, chicken, scallops, shrimp, or even beef.

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OMG can't wait to try some if not most of these, thanks for posting.

By Trey Brown on November 17, 2013


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By Julie Marshall on November 05, 2013


love soup

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By katie arnold on November 05, 2013


We have a restaurant here in town that makes White Bean Chowder, nothing but maybe white beans, carrots, celery, but it is delish, looking for a copycat recipe..because I need more than 1 bowl..haha..

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By TOBY simons on November 05, 2013


SO GLAD you are here again. Always loved you and your cooking. Made you Chicken Soup today, WOW was it GOOD. Go Girl. I am behind you ALL THE WAY. I want to go on a boat ride with you, will be making plans. LOVE Marilyn Capps

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Paula, I just absolutely loved your show!! My husband and I have a winter home near Charleston and have been to the Lady and Sons. The ambiance of your location in the downtownarea was superb. The food was divine and the staff were so helpful. We hope to go to Bubbas place this winter. Maybe we will see you there!!!!

By Gayle Lusk on November 04, 2013


Paula, ty, ever so much for sharing these lighter versions of ur recipes, U did not forget! Wow, I am so grateful, love U.

By daphne wiggins on November 04, 2013


Dearest Paula, thank you for so many wonderful recipes. My family and I have enjoyed many, as I have several of your cookbooks and have been a fan of yours for several husband Ray and I have had several exchange students over the years and during that time we have shared our love for your show and recipes with them and they truly love American food. Thanks for your help. grin Good Luck in all your new adventures and may they be wonderful. Sincerely Rosanna Hodge

By Rosanna Hodge on November 04, 2013


Hi Paula, Love your receipes, I get some really good ideas and I have used some of your receipes. I am so proud of you and your sons. Happy because I can still get receipes and ideas. Happy Holidays to you and yours. You are just super. Thank you. Yours truly, Denise

By Denise Adams on November 03, 2013


Do enjoy your recipes and watching your sons shows. Lots of good recipes and help. Do still remember you and yours in prayers because God will take care of you.

By Cynthia P. Fountain on November 02, 2013


I have been looking for a recipe for home made Black Bean Soup. I'd love to hear from someone that can help me out. I'd like to get the soup on before the snow comes. thank you

By Richard Philabaum on October 21, 2013


Paula, I have a dynamite recipe for pumpkin soup that I obtained from the Greenfield Village home of Thomas Edison. It flat blew me away! I'll look for it and send it to you for your consideration! As always, all the best to you and yours, Mel

By Mel Hibbard on October 02, 2013


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By Carol O'Mara on September 22, 2013


You would love my yam and cauliflower soup dice yams,cauiflower and garlic. Cook til tender then drain put in processor take out put back in pan add some heavy cream cummin paprika,salt, with sour cream or favorite topping. Best soup ever.

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