Hearty can also mean healthy. Warm up with one of these cozy fall soups.
Warm up on a cool fall night with a pot of soup that's totally satisfying—and also happens to be good for you too. These lightened-up fall soups are comforting, flavorful, and packed with healthy ingredients like greens, beans, lean ground turkey, shredded chicken, and root vegetables. Make a pot of soup tonight for a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy. (And the next day too—if you're lucky enough to have leftovers.)
Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
This satisfying soup comes together quickly, even though it tastes like it's simmered all day. Top each serving with a swirl of pesto to add brightness on a chilly fall day.
White Bean Soup with Gremolata
Recipe: White Bean Soup with Gremolata
Gremolata, a fragrant topping made of garlic, lemon rind, and fresh parsley, adds fresh flavor—not fat—to this hearty white bean soup. Spice up this vegetarian soup even more with a dash or two of your favorite hot sauce.
Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy
This spicy, aromatic soup is designed to be made with leftover cooked turkey, but you can also substitute shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. Top with cilantro and avocado and dig in.
Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens
This homey soup will satisfy pasta cravings and fill you up, but for fewer calories, thanks to the light, vegetable-filled broth. Swap out the turkey for chicken if you wish.
Sweet Potato Soup
Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup
This silky smooth soup is packed with nutrients and make great leftovers, when re-heated the next day. Top with toasted chopped pecans for a delicious and light fall meal.
Spicy Sausage Chickpea Soup
Recipe: Spicy Sausage Chickpea Soup
Make this soup lighter by switching out the pork sausage for chicken or turkey sausage. Already chock full of good-for-you ingredients such as kale, tomatoes, carrots, and celery, just add some crusty bread to round out this satisfying meal.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Soup
This recipe is made with whole pumpkin, which is roasted in the oven, but to save time, you can use canned pureed (plain) pumpkin. Either way will result in a smooth and creamy soup that’s full of fall flavor.
Recipe: Chicken Chili
A rotisserie chicken makes this chili easy to prepare and lighter than the traditional beef version. Add extra fiber by stirring in a can of drained black beans.