By Tess Bonn
It’s time to switch up our favorite produce players now that the farmers’ markets are spilling forth their brightly hued pumpkins, root vegetables, and hearty leafy greens. From classic favorites like tomato and chowder to unique, creamy blends like curried pumpkin and coconut, these easy soup recipes are as inspiring as they are filling.
—Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup (pictured) (Naturally Ella)
This creamy blend of curry, coconut, and pumpkin is filling enough for a main meal. Vegan and gluten-free, it’s sure to please all your dinner guests.
—Spicy Carrot-Ginger Soup (Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You by Carla Hall)
Trying to work more vegetables into your diet? With a silky smooth texture, you won’t believe this subtle balance of sweet carrots (Vitamin A!) and warming jalapeño.
—Hearty Tomato Soup (Sips and Spoonfuls)
We love this new take on an old classic. Without sacrificing flavor, you can substitute hot water or vegetable stock for chicken broth, and basil or oregano for those tempting oyster crackers.
—Corn Chowder (Delightfully Tacky)
Thick and rich in flavor, this soup provides warmth on even the coldest days. Topped with strips of crispy bacon, it’s a delight for meat lovers—but not too heavy on the fat.
—Dr. Oz’s Black Bean Soup (YOU(r) Teen: Losing Weight)
Looking for a soup that won’t bust your diet? At only 105 calories, this spicy blend of black beans and jalapeño peppers leaves room for (healthy) dessert.
—Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup (Two Peas & Their Pod)
Get your whole meal in just one bowl with this Italian favorite. For a vegetarian-friendly option, substitute the sausage with extra veggies like kale and tomatoes.
—Simple Split Pea Soup (Kath Eats Real Food)
If you’re clueless what to do with all those bulk bags of split peas in the cabinet, this is the perfect recipe. Try adding crushed red pepper flakes to turn up the heat, garnish with your favorite fall herbs and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
—Gluten-free Butternut Squash, Lentil, and Ginger Soup (4 Ingredients Gluten-Free)
It’s difficult to find soups without hidden flours and preservatives. Here’s one you can quickly make at home, delivering nutrients you need and avoiding gluten you don’t.
Photo credits: Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup courtesy of Naturally Ella; Corn Chowder courtesy of Delightfully Tacky; and Simple Split Pea Soup courtesy of Kath Eats
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