It’s still 80 degrees in Wenatchee, WA, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited for fall. The upcoming days of cool, crisp air and the crunching of leaves beneath our feet could not come soon enough. One of my favorite things fall brings is the warm, comforting meals that turn chilly October nights into cozy moments of deliciousness.
A couple years ago, I started experimenting with soups. And when I didn’t have a can of Campbell’s, I opted for making my own. My favorite soup to make was a fresh tomato basil to go along with a crisp grilled cheese on sourdough. I thought making my own soup would be super time consuming but I was wrong. If you know how to chop up veggies and put them in the oven and blender, then you’re already halfway there.
Soups make for more than just an easy meal. Have you ever wondered why you get that warm, and happy feeling after taking a sip of homemade soup? There are actually many health benefits to eating soup that help you and your body stay strong and healthy. Soup can help reduce aches and pains and the veggies’ antioxidants can boost your immune system. Soup keeps you warm inside and out and keeps the body satiated, or full, for longer.
Fall is the best time to try all different kinds of soup and take advantage of the fresh produce. Honeycrisp apples are great for adding the perfect hint of sweetness into any soup and Concorde pears marry very well with winter and butternut squashes. It’s a good thing we’ve rounded up Our Five Favorite Fall Soups, so you can try them out with fresh apples and pears at home this fall season!
Our Five Favorite Fall Soups:
Roasted Honeycrisp Apple and Squash Soup: This squash and apple soup is a classic staple to any fall inspired family dinner even the kids will enjoy.
Roasted Pear & Butternut Squash Soup: If you’re looking for a soup that practically screams fall, you’ve found the perfect one. Maple-rosemary roasted pears marry with the flavors of sweet, butternut squash.
Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup, topped with Sautéed Garlicky Kale and Turkey Bacon: With subtle caramelized flavors, this soup makes this the perfect autumn dish featuring fresh SweeTango® apples.
Smoky Apple and Butternut Squash Soup: Pick your favorite sweet apple for this smoky apple and butternut squash soup.
Healthy Crock Pot Soup with Pears and Squash: Looking for a light meal for dinner? This healthy crock pot soup of pears, squash, and carrots is our best recommendation.
What’s your favorite fall soup? We shared ours, now we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment below and tell us why it’s the perfect dish for autumn days.