Leaves changing colors and beginning to fall to the ground. Getting dark sooner, getting cooler earlier, maybe a little rain starting to trickle? All these things make me think of Autumn and my mind instantly turns to warm bowls of soup. I have gathered a collection of Simple Fall Soups that do not take tons of time to cook so they can be made any night of the week!
I have two “secrets” for making soups quickly but full of flavor. And neither requires an extra kitchen appliance like a Crock Pot or InstaPot. The first is BROTH! Be it vegetable, chicken, or beef – using broth instead of water will always give you a leg up in the flavor game. And secondly, dried herbs – use them often and us more than you think. Fresh herbs are great and give good flavors but dried herbs develop faster in a mostly liquid environment like soup. **Extra Tip** Place the dried herbs in a bowl and use the back of a spoon (you could also use a pestle and mortar if you have one) to gently press the herbs. Don’t crush them to a powder by any mean, just a gentle pressing to help release the flavors quicker.
Spaghetti Soup (get the full recipe here!)
Ginger Dumpling Soup
White Bean Chicken Soup
The recipe cards are all recipes directly from my cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook by Estelle Forrest. You can get more recipes like these by purchasing a copy of the cookbook on Amazon in either Paperback or eBook Versions.