Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup. Landon Nordeman

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

Chickpea and Pasta Soup

Chickpea and Pasta 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.

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. Get the recipe for French Onion Soup »

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. You can easily substitute cooked rice for the raw and shorten simmering time to get this going quickly. Get the recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono) »

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. Get the recipe for Lentil Soup with Caraway and Minted Yogurt »

Beef Broth with Tortellini and Parmesan (Brodo)

Cheese tortellini dot a rich umami broth well-worth a lengthy cooking time. Get the recipe for Beef Broth with Tortellini and Parmesan (Brodo) »

Smoked Whiting and Scallop Chowder

Milk-poached smoked whiting gives thick, creamy seafood chowder a briny, woodsy depth of flavor.

Cream of Fennel Soup

Cream of Fennel Soup

Russian Sweet and Sour Beef Soup (Solyanka)

A mix of fresh and cured beef and pork gives this classic sweet and sour soup heft. This recipe first appeared in our March 2013 issue, along with Leah Koenig’s article Purifying Pleasures. Get the recipe for Russian Sweet and Sour Beef Soup (Solyanka) »

Mushroom-Barley Soup

Mushroom-Barley Soup

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. Get the recipe for Paprika-Spiced Cauliflower Soup (Karfiolleves) »

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.

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.