Soup! There It Is :: 3 Easy, Delicious Soups for Fall

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Is it just me, or does fall seem like it came really quickly this year? One week it was warm, and the next it was rainy and cool. But I am here for it. While I am all about boots, shackets, and all things pumpkin spice, one of my favorite things about fall is that I can now make soup all the time and nobody will question me.

My husband and I both work from home, and we have a toddler. Any time I can dump things into a pot (or crockpot) and have a meal ready, I consider it a win. Bonus points when it makes my house smell DELICIOUS all day. 

We have three go-to soups in my house. Two are “dump and go” kind of soups, which are especially nice because my two-year-old son can help. One requires the tiniest bit more effort but is SO worth it. These are also great reheated for leftover lunches or dinners for the week. 


Taco Soup

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef (browned)

1 pound black beans (drained)

1 can kidney beans (drained)

1 can sweet corn +liquid

1 can petite diced tomatoes

1 can Rotel

Beef broth (I use a whole box of store brand)

1 pack of Ranch seasoning (omit to be dairy free)

1 pack of Taco seasoning

1.5 tsp onion powder

Brown your meat. Then, pour all ingredients into a crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. And THAT’S IT! This is a family favorite and is so easy! It would be great to garnish with tortilla chips, avocado slices, or sour cream, but we typically eat it without those additions. 

Soup! There It Is : 3 Easy, Slow Cooker Soups for Fall


Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breast

1 tsp poultry seasoning (I subbed 2 tsp sage and 1 tsp thyme)

6 cups chicken broth

1 cup wild rice

3/4 cup flour (I use coconut flour to make gluten-free)

2 cups milk (I use oat milk)

2 cups mirepoix (chopped celery, carrot, and onion)

3 tbsp white wine (optional)

Put the uncooked chicken, uncooked rice, mirepoix, chicken broth, and seasoning into crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the chicken and rice are cooked through. 

Shred chicken. 

When rice and chicken are cooked, add butter to a saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add flour. This will get thick. Freak out about how thick it is. Stir in your 2 cups of milk. Stop freaking out. Now you have a creamy mixture. Crisis averted. Stir in the wine (if using). Take a sip of the wine. You are a rockstar. You deserve it.

Add this to the crockpot and stir. If you want the soup to be a little more soupy, add in extra milk or water. Add extra salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is a new favorite. Everyone in my house got sick, and I made this. It lasted us all week and we loved it. This recipe would also be really great if you wanted to add in some green chile. 


Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 cup salted butter

1 garlic clove, minced (but can you ever have enough garlic?)

1 small white onion, diced

2 1/2 pounds peeled butternut squash cut into chunks

1 box chicken broth

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground pepper

1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream

In a large pot, melt butter. Add garlic, onion, and squash. Sautee until the onion is tender. Add broth, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer until squash is tender (about 25 minutes).

Stir in cream. Use an immersion blender (but I pour everything into my regular blender because I like to make my life harder) and blend until the soup is smooth. Serve. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

This is a favorite in my house. My husband, who likes eating only meat and hunts for half the year, asks for this soup ALL THE TIME. It’s really great served with warm rolls.

A late night conversation with a good friend has inspired me to try all the soups this fall. If you are anything like me, I thought I would give you a bit of a head start. I have more that I have my eye on to try this season. There is nothing better than a cozy night at home, a warm meal, and people you love to share it with. 


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