15 cozy, warm, and hearty soup, stew, and chili recipes to enjoy all fall and winter long!
Hello, hello! I hope you had a nice weekend!
Things were crazy busy around here. Between a book-themed baby shower thrown for Lincoln and me by my Mom’s closest church friends (such a fun idea for a shower, btw – everyone brings books to build up baby’s library!) a visit from an old friend and her babies, and spending gobs of time with the family, I feel like I didn’t sit down all weekend!
Part of the hubbub was because of this guy, my little brother who was in town from Denver for the weekend. We are basically twins. Seriously, at times I look in the mirror and freak out about the fact that I look like a 29 year old man. Anyway, it was the first time he’d seen Lincoln since the day after he was born, so it was nice for the two of them to get to know each other a bit!
Friday the whole family convened for pizza night at my older brother’s house, then Saturday we spent the day at my parent’s watching the Hawks cough, BLOW IT against Ohio State. Plus model wacky sunglasses for my niece Evie. Anyone recognize the cool Pizza Hut shades a la 1989? BaHA! Oh, Grandparents.
We wound Sunday down with a nice family lunch then errands galore before coming home to snuggle with my little pumpkin. I couldn’t resist dressing him up in this onesie, plus some black pants that seriously made me scream, they were so cute. Lincoln looks equally as thrilled, no? ; )
At any rate, as you can see from the picture above, I am firmly snuggled into my black fleeces for the season. That fleeces, plural. Oh yes, I counted the other day and I officially own FIVE black fleeces. Some women hoard shoes and purses, I hoard black fleeces, apparently. Such a hip young lady.
Anyway, the point is that temperatures are quickly dropping, and I’d say fall is officially here to stay. Afternoons are cool, and evenings are crisp. We might even get a few flurries later this week! That being said, I thought now would be the perfect time to round up 15 of my very favorite fall soup recipes here on the site.
From thick and cheesy soups, to light and brothy ones, every single one of these soup recipes could be classified as a “favorite” of mine. I hope you find a few to warm up with and enjoy all fall and winter long!
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Thick, creamy, and ultra-hearty, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is one of my Top 3 favorite soup recipes here on IGE. It’s so comforting and even better the next day.
Cheesy Taco Soup
With a homemade cheese sauce that’s thick and decadent, Cheesy Taco Soup will be loved by the whole family. One of the most popular soup recipes on the site.
Best Ever Black Bean Soup with Cilantro-Lime Rice
I am cuckoo for Black Bean Soup with Cilantro-Lime Rice. It’s so easy to make and perfect for those that claim soup doesn’t fill them up, as it’s very hearty and filling.
Cheesy Chicken & Rice Soup
Another one of my Top 3 soup recipes, Cheesy Chicken & Rice Soup is, you guessed it, cheesy, creamy, and thick. Total comfort food. You will go back for bowl after bowl of this soup.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons gets credit for making me love tomato soup. Nothing like the gloopy condensed version, this soup is silky and fresh-tasting. Plus who can resist those adorable grilled cheese croutons?!
Beef and Barley Stew
Ben starts requesting Beef and Barley Stew as soon as the temperatures start to drop, and I always happily oblige. The barley in the stew gets plump and chewy, and the veggies make you feel good about enjoying a bowl or two, (or three!)
Copycat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Pasta e Fagioli from Olive Garden is an old favorite of mine. This soup will stick to your ribs. Grab a crusty loaf of bread to sop up the broth!
Spaghetti and Meatball Soup
Spaghetti and Meatball Soup is definitely my most fun soup recipe. Feel like a kid again as you slurp down mini meatballs and short pasta noodles. YUM!!
Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup
Light and elegant, Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup tastes like it came from a restaurant. Pair with a fresh salad and loaf of bread for a perfect light meal.
Everyone should have a good Minestrone in their recipe repertoire for when the temps cool down. Throw anything and everything into this “kitchen sink” type soup!
Spicy Turkey and Ditalini Soup
Spicy Turkey and Ditalini Soup rounds out my Top 3 favorite soup recipes here on IGE. Made with a super easy shortcut ingredient, this soup is a HIT. So, so good. I’d eat it every single week.
Sweet & Spicy Chili
Sweet & Spicy Chili is my go-to chili recipe. No need to look any further!
Chicken Gumbo Soup
No time to make Gumbo? Make Chicken Gumbo Soup instead. Spiced just right, this soup takes me back to NOLA!
Sam’s No. 3 Lighter Kickin’ Green Chili
Inspired by a spicy green chili Ben and I enjoyed on a trip to Colorado, Sam’s No. 3 Lighter Kickin’ Green Chili lightens up the restaurant’s original recipe, but keeps all the flavor.
Low-Carb Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
You’ll love how grated cauliflower mimics potato in Low-Carb Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder. This soup is super thick, creamy, and luxurious. and is a lower-carb alternative to Baked Potato Soup.