18 Hearty Fall Soups

Nothing's more comforting on a chilly day than a bowl of soup

Few things are as comforting on a chilly fall day than a hot bowl of soup. From classic chicken noodle soup to creamy lentils, it makes for the ultimate warming, satisfying meal. We've rounded up our favorite hearty fall soup recipes to help you weather the colder months.

When it comes to comforting, warming soup, one dish instantly rises above the rest: chicken noodle soup. Good for more than just chasing away a cold, this simple classic is one of our cold-weather standbys. We like to cook wide, flat egg noodles straight in the aromatic broth—doing so both flavors the noodles and thickens the soup slightly as starch is released.

Other noodle soups make for great fall meals. Try our thick, stew-like chickpea and pasta soup with celery, carrot, and onion or rich beef broth with cheese-filled tortellini. For something extra meaty, try a light beef soup with hefty beef marrow dumplings.

Packed with fiber and protein, lentils give you the sustenance needed to make it through a cold fall. Our quick lentil soup with caraway and minted yogurt is an easy weeknight dinner. Combine lentils with butternut squash, a fall staple, to make a smooth, fragrant Middle Eastern staple to sop up with flatbread.

Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of hearty fall soup recipes.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Warming, filling chicken soup just may be the ultimate panacea. Cooking the noodles in the broth enriches both the noodles' flavor and the soup itself, which thickens slightly from the released starches.Landon Nordeman
Chickpea and Pasta Soup
Chickpea and Pasta Soup
This soup is a meal in and of itself, full of lots of vegetables, chickpeas, and pasta.Farideh Sadeghin
Classic Tomato Soup
Classic Tomato Soup
Inspired by the sweet-salty pleasures of a BLT sandwich, this version of tomato soup starts with smoky bacon and gets better from there. It's comforting, savory, and goes brilliantly with grilled cheese.Anna Stockwell
French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup
Braised onions, bread, and melted cheese are the main components of this timeless dish, which epitomizes the robust cuisine of Parisian brasseries.Helen Rosner
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)
Even though this soup is usually served at Christmas dinner in Greek households, the lemon flavor makes it great year-round.Maxime Iattoni
Lentil Soup with Caraway and Minted Yogurt
Lentil Soup with Caraway and Minted Yogurt
In this Indian-inspired dish lentils are flavored with caraway and coriander to make a quick, fragrant soup.Todd Coleman
Fava Bean Soup (Sopa de Habas)
Fava Bean Soup (Sopa de Habas)
The secret to this soup is a flavorful aromatic base of tomatoes, garlic, and onions—called a recado—that is pureed and fried before the beans go into the pot.Todd Coleman
Beef Broth with Tortellini and Parmesan (Brodo)
Beef Broth with Tortellini and Parmesan (Brodo)
Cheese tortellini dot a rich umami broth well-worth a lengthy cooking time.Todd Coleman
Dominican Cream of Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Auyama)
Dominican Cream of Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Auyama)
This rosemary-accented crema de auyama—Dominican cream of pumpkin soup—is the perfect Thanksgiving treat.Farideh Sadeghin
Red Lentil and Squash Soup (Shorabit Jarjir)
Red Lentil and Squash Soup (Shorabit Jarjir)
Protein-rich red lentils and hearty butternut squash are transformed into a smooth, fragrant soup that's a perfect, simple meal served with flatbread.Penny De Los Santos
Smoked Whiting and Scallop Chowder
Smoked Whiting and Scallop Chowder
Milk-poached smoked whiting gives thick, creamy seafood chowder a briny, woodsy depth of flavor.James Oseland
Caribbean Pumpkin Soup
Caribbean Pumpkin Soup
Roast or sauté extra squash over the weekend (butternut or calabaza are perfect) to make quick weeknight work of this garlicky, spicy pumpkin soup.Penny De Los Santos
Cream of Fennel Soup
Cream of Fennel Soup
This rich, smooth soup balances the gentle flavor of fennel with spices and a bracing addition of Pernod. Get the recipe for Cream of Fennel Soup »Vanessa Rees
Russian Sweet and Sour Beef Soup (Solyanka)
Russian Sweet and Sour Beef Soup (Solyanka)
A mix of fresh and cured beef and pork gives this classic sweet and sour soup heft.James Oseland
Mushroom-Barley Soup
Mushroom-Barley Soup
A hearty beef stock serves as the base for mushroom and barley soup, a more elegant (but no less satisfying) version of the New York deli staple, elevated with fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice.Landon Nordeman
Paprika-Spiced Cauliflower Soup (Karfiolleves)
Paprika-Spiced Cauliflower Soup (Karfiolleves)
This recipe for paprika-spiced cauliflower soup comes from chef Andrea Németh at the restaurant Bagolyvár in Budapest. To form the tiny dumplings, called galuska, she simply drops bits of dough into the simmering broth.Todd Coleman
German Barley Soup (Graupensuppe)
German Barley Soup (Graupensuppe)
Klaus Weiler, the chef at Weinhaus Weiler in Oberwesel, Germany, shared the recipe for this classic barley soup. Garnished with sausage, it's substantial enough to make a meal in itself.Todd Coleman
Beef Marrow Dumpling Soup (Markklösschensuppe)
Beef Marrow Dumpling Soup (Markklösschensuppe)
The dumplings in this beef soup get a boost of richness from beef bone marrow; parsley and nutmeg impart bright and warming flavors.Todd Coleman