12 Most Comforting Soups for the Fall Season

12 Most Comforting Soups for the Fall Season

12 Most Comforting Soups for the Fall Season came to me one day when I was sitting on the couch and looking out at a very gloomy day here in Toronto. I know I turn to soup a lot for comfort and warmth during these cool fall/winter months and know a lot of others do too.

I did some research and even though most of these aren’t my original recipes, I’ve compiled them into MY top 12 and linked them to the websites so you’re able to use the recipe as well. I plan on making more than one of these in the near future to help me survive these horrible Canadian winters! {click on the name of the soup for a link to the recipe}

1. Cream of Broccoli Soup

This is the one recipe I came up with. I made it to fit my dietary needs, gluten free and dairy free! My recipe made enough for about 3 days of soup lunches. I love cream of broccoli soup because I feel like I’m getting part of my vegetables in for the day, and it’s so creamy and satisfying, you can’t help but love it.

2. Creamy Squash Soup

I am a big fan of squash soups once Fall rolls around. Not only are they seasonal to the Fall, but I love squash no matter how it’s prepared. You can make this recipe entirely from local ingredients, and all of the ingredients in it are cheap at this time of year! Bonus! Paula Deen knows how to work her way around a kitchen so I don’t doubt this soup is delicious.

3. Cream of Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love cream of mushroom soup at any time of the year, but it’s so satisfying when it’s cold out. This recipe stood out to me because of how many different types of mushrooms are included (four!). With all of the aromatic root vegetables in this it will smell amazing during the cooking process and will undoubtedly taste unreal.

4. Potato Leek Soup

This soup has been a popular one for me for years. It becomes so thick and chunky because of the potatoes, and has such a great flavour thanks to the leeks. Julia Childs, I have no doubt, perfected this soup with her recipe which is found here. I think the lemon juice would give it a little something extra, kind of like a “secret ingredient!”

5. Curried Squash and Apple Soup

What is more “Fall season” than squash AND apples, all in one recipe? I bet that you have most of these ingredients sitting around the house this Fall. The one thing that drew me to this recipe was the curry. I love curry; I would add it to everything if I could. I’ve made soup before that included apple and it was amazing. I know this soup would make your entire house smell like Fall, which is not bad at all!

6. Golden Autumn Soup

This recipe includes everything that is for sale at your local farmer’s market right now. From parsnips to celery, basically anything in season right now is in this soup. You can make this in about an hour and it makes 12 servings, enough to feed your whole family.

7. Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Soup

This recipe requires a bit more preparation than the others because you need to roast all of the vegetables before they go into the soup. It’s nice and chunky, and I wouldn’t be opposed if you decided to add some beef chunks to the recipe. Not only would it taste amazing, it would basically make the soup an entire meal!

8. French Onion Soup

This classic soup is one that many have enjoyed for a very long time. You can get this at most restaurants as an appetizer. It’s salty, oniony, cheesy taste has always been very good to me, so I couldn’t NOT put this soup on the list of my top 12.

9. Roasted Tomato Soup

This recipe is so easy and so cute because it’s served in coffee mugs with cheddar cheese and bread on top. I love tomato soup — since I was a kid I’ve loved it with crumbled crackers in it, or dunking my crackers whole! I’ve always found tomato soup kind of reminds me of way back when, the saltiness and thickness of the soup, mmm… so good for fall!

10. Ginger Pumpkin Soup

I chose a pumpkin soup because the closer we get to Halloween, the more we need to use up all of the pumpkins that are for sale at this time of the year! This is another recipe that calls for curry and I also think the ginger would also bring a very unique flavor to this soup. This one is on the top of my list to try as soon as possible!

11. Chicken Noodle Soup

You didn’t think I was going to leave this soup out did you? I think chicken noodle soup is THE most popular soup out there and one of the easiest to make at home. I chose this recipe because it calls for a WHOLE chicken and a TON of different vegetables. Egg noodles are my favorite, they’re so chewy and good!

12. Winter Root Vegetable Soup

I chose this for last because this soup is the epitome of cold weather comfort food. From the celery root to the ginger root, every single root vegetable out there is in this recipe (and it has curry too!). The cinnamon tops this recipe off and would definitely give it that little extra “kick”.

I have put a bookmark on ALL of these recipes so I can start trying them out right away. One of the great things about soup is that if you make too much, it’s easily freezable so you can thaw it whenever you’d like.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I would love to know:
What is your favorite kind of soup? I would love to know if you try any of these recipes out and what you think of them. Or maybe you have tried a few out already — how were they?

Featured image courtesy of Shaw Girl licensed via Creative Commons.

Sarah Ohm


Sarah Ohm is the author behind the blog My (Mostly) Healthy Life where she writes about her day to day struggles and achievements of living a healthy, balanced, fun life. In her day job, Sarah promotes Corporate Wellness through Canada’s largest fitness company, GoodLife Fitness. If she’s not in the gym, you can find her either at the mall, diving into a new book, whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen or sipping a cocktail while working on her writing!

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I love French Onion Soup - also like my wife's homemade vegetable soup. And if you are going that "style" of meal, I gotta put homemade chili and chicken & dumplings in the mix!!


I love all kinds of soups. I would have to add beef vegetable, turkey noodle, pho, minestrone, cauliflower just to name a few. Winter is certainly soup season and I love making as many as I can.