It’s here! It’s finally soup season! As the temps begin to cool down, the cozy fall weather winds up and my cravings for feel-good meals kicks into high gear. Hearty soups are one of my favorite things to make during the fall and throughout the winter seasons. They’re great meals because like casseroles everything’s in one pot which means less clean up and more time with the family. The fact that they’re well rounded meals means that they’re often loaded with vegetables, broth and grains or legumes and sometimes meat or even seafood. Take advantage of soups and chowders and enjoy a hearty bowl or two.
Here are just three of my favorites to make during the fall. They’re quite easy to make and are loaded with flavor and will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.
The season for butternut squash is here and this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe is a must try. Made with simple ingredients and with just a simple how-to technique, you just can’t go wrong. It’s the perfect start to a classic fall comfort food you can enjoy with a giant piece of crunchy french bread and a good book by a fire.
As far as chowders are concerned, it really doesn’t get any easier or heartier than this one. I’ve made this recipe many times but with a few twists of my own. Creamy Corn Chowder is so delicious and satitsfying especially after a chilly day of leaf peeping. When following the recipe I make the following changes: I use yukon gold potatoes cut into bite size peices, use creamed corn and regular sweet canned corn and I like to add herbs de provence, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika as seasonings to bump up the flavor factor.
This is one of my all-time favorite fall-to-winter soups ever! Unfortunately it’s not a popular one in my house. This Split Pea Soup recipe is a great one if you follow it to a T. I always make mine with leftover bone-in ham whenever I bake it for dinner the previous night. It’s literally the best way to use any leftover meat which also adds tons more flavor to the soup.
Let me know what your favorite fall soups are in the comments below so that I can try them!