The seasonal benefits of soup are many, but some of the reasons to cozy up with a big bowl of edible comfort this season include:
- Soups can be SO hearty. In many cases, feel free to add way more vegetables than the recipe calls for making it even more filling.
- Unlike salads, a soup can be made the night before and it stays good for days. Make a big pot of soup and eat it for every meal ’til it’s gone.
- Soups are easy to cook. All you need is a cutting board, knife, pot and spoon. The chopping can take a while, but soups are the original one pot meal.
Warm up with this light yet comforting Ontario Pear and Parsnip soup! Leeks, onions, and nutmeg make a savoury base, while parsnips and pear add a sweet/savoury flourish to complement!
Everyone loves this broccoli soup recipe because it is delicious, easy to make, and healthy! It’s a creamy soup with absolutely no cream added, and uses an entire head of broccoli. The soup is finished with lemon juice to add zip, and the Parmesan gives it an added layer of richness. It’s so easy to make and can be simply pureed in the blender or your hand held immersion blender.
This creamy mushroom soup is full of buttery, silky flavour but without any cream! Button mushrooms and roasted garlic are the stars of this soup as their mellow, umami flavours sing through the classic soup base of onion and celery.
Leek and Potato Soup is an amazingly easy soup to make. In fact, it’s a standard dish for new culinary students to learn. One great thing about this recipe is that it’s made with only a few ingredients, so the flavours compliment each other rather than compete. Although this soup has a creamy texture, there is no cream added. Instead, a potato is used to thicken the soup to the perfect consistency. Once you’ve made and tasted this soup, I’m sure it’ll be a new favourite!
Instant Pots are one of the most popular kitchen appliances today, so we asked Lisa from The Viet Vegan to share her recipe for vegan black bean soup topped with a fresh salsa, using this handy appliance. It uses dried black beans to take full advantage of the pressure cooking feature of the Instant Pot, plus yellow onions, garlic and vegetable stock. And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, there are options for stovetop cooking too.
This simple creamy potato maple butternut squash soup combines your favourite fall veggies and enhances them with the most-loved spices of the season. Even better, it’s made in a slow cooker, which means you can set it and forget it while you get on with your day.
Sausage and potatoes go together as well as peanut butter and jelly, and here they combine to make an Italian-inspired soup we’re sure you’ll love. Sauté the meat in a skillet and then add the ingredients to a slow cooker to cook while you work the day away!
French onion soup is a recipe that many love but few have tried to make at home. Foodie Nicole Burns developed this vegetarian version that is full on flavour but is made with just a few ingredients and an incredibly simple process. The key is to let your onions caramelize that is where the magic happens!
This vegan version of your favourite soup is loaded with fibre-rich chickpeas, staple veggies like carrots, celery and onion, a variety of robust spices and a spiral noodle that brings the whole thing together. It’s a must-make meal for fall that should to be added to your recipe repertoire stat!
This roasted carrot and ginger soup works best when it is puréed until perfectly smooth, which is best achieved by using a standard counter-top blender. However, in the interest of saving time (and dishes) we use an immersion blender and the results are excellent as long as you keep working it until the soup is as smooth as you can get. We use chicken stock in this recipe, but you can easily replace it with vegetable stock for a vegetarian option.
This hearty fall-favourite soup is full of wonderful root vegetables with added warmth from nutmeg. White mashing/puree potatoes in this soup create a creamy texture. Add this roasted garlic, onion and potato soup to your regular rotation—make either in a pressure cooker for a quicker meal or let it simmer on the stove and prepare other parts of your meal while you wait