Celebrate the arrival of autumn greens and hardy root vegetables; all perfect ingredients for creating a comforting bowl of soup.
Try making velvety smooth soups blended to your desired thickness, or keep vegetables chunky inside a good broth. When it comes to broth, homemade is always best but nobody will judge if you go for stock cubes or store bought stock. Just try to get the best quality you can find. After all, not all of us always happen to have a batch of homemade stock on hand.
If you are keen, however, here's a step-by-step guide to how to make bone broth at home.
Experiment with toppings by adding crunch with croutons made from stale bread, or fried veggie peels. Conversely, a dollop of full-fat yoghurt or soft cheese can up the creamy factor. Serve warm with some toasted sourdough and good quality butter.
Soups can easily be frozen, to be defrosted in the microwave or stovetop when you are in a hurry. So make an extra portion or two, divide into portions and freeze in freezeproof containers.
We have selected five of our favourite fall soup recipes to get you into the swing of the season from a hearty vegetarian cabbage stew to penny-pinching potato soup and a classic minestrone.
Warm your insides with these fall soup recipes.
5 Fall Soup Recipes
Tomatoes, beans and cabbage come together in a heartwarming stew in this recipe. To make it vegan-friendly, swap out the beef stock for vegetable stock.
This Irish potato soup is the perfect rent week dinner. For a zero-waste recipe, reserve the potato skins, fry them and add them on top for extra crunch. Additionally, stale bread is perfect for the croutons.
Loaded with fall vegetables and herbs, and extra rich thanks to smoked pork ham, this turnip stew is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Freeze extra portions to have delicious soup on hand!
A tasty version of minestrone, the thick Italian vegetable soup, with amaranth, white beans and kale. You can easily substitute any other hardy green for kale, such as beet greens and chicory. If you can only find spinach, remember to add at the end of cooking as it will wilt quickly.
This meatball soup with kale makes for an easy one pot dinner to satisfy everybody. If you want more veg, grab some carrots or turnips and thrown them in just after the garlic.
If you're a fan of pumpkin... from a simple cream of pumpkin soup to a heartwarming pumpkin and lentil stew, find five pumpkin soup recipes here!
Fancy something a bit more challenging? From chef Carlo Cracco's Milanese cutlet to Eduard Xatruch's Foie-gras and Multispherical Corn Tatin, find four Michelin starred chef autumn recipes here.