Gallery: 24 Hearty Soups for Fall Weather

Sopa de Albóndigas de Pollo (Chicken Meatball Soup)
Sopa de Albóndigas de Pollo (Chicken Meatball Soup)
This is chicken soup gone bold and buxom. Slow simmer a whole chicken with aromatics to build a rich broth. Achiote paste spiced chicken meatballs are filling but not heavy and cilantro adds freshness. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]]

Real-Deal Tortilla Soup
Real-Deal Tortilla Soup
This chock full of flavor tortilla soup maximizes the fruity-rich chili depth with dried whole ancho chili peppers. Broiled whole tomatoes lend a smoky char and fresh cilantro, avocado and scallions sprinkled on top add a refreshing crunch. Get the recipe.

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Einat Admony's Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings)
Einat Admony's Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings)
This Mediterranean dumpling soup is traditionally spiced with cumin, turmeric and cardamon. Dark meat chicken and smashed chickpea dumplings add heft and meatiness. Get the recipe.

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Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup with Lime and Ginger
Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup with Lime and Ginger
This fiery chicken noodle soup is perfect cold-weather food. Southeast Asian flavors like lemongrass and fish sauce add depth of flavor and ramen-style noodles and shredded chicken are filling and satisfying. Get the recipe.

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Rustic Chicken Minestrone
Rustic Chicken Minestrone
Forgoe canned versions with this quick and easy weeknight minestrone. Pasta shells absorb the complex, nutty flavors from chicken and parmesan rind. Quick-cooking zucchini and kale lend vegetal flavors and canned, diced tomatoes make for a smooth finish. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli
Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli
Throw this soup together with pantry staples in less than 15 minutes. Canned marinara sauce, chicken stock and pancetta-stuffed tortellini create the base of this hearty stew. Doctored up with shredded Parmesan and pancetta shavings, and indulge in a bowlful of meaty, salty goodness. Get the recipe.

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Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Skip the prep work with canned chestnuts for the same nutty creaminess you get from whole ones. Slow-cooked lentils and cream make this soup rich and thick. Get the recipe.

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Swiss Chard and Pasta Soup
Swiss Chard and Pasta Soup
Toasting orzo first brings out even more flavor in this ultimate comfort food. Chicken livers and add a bit of funk to the tomato and garlic-based soup. Get the recipe.

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Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup
Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup
This simple soup comes together in one pot. The pureed butternut squash sweetens and thickens the broth, making for a satisfying, belly-warming meal. Get the recipe.

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Coconut Lentil Soup with Cilantro-Habañero Gremolata
Coconut Lentil Soup with Cilantro-Habañero Gremolata
This hodge-podge of ingredients (think slow-cooked lentils, soy sauce, hot sauce) comes together in a creamy, complex pot of soup. Stir in the gremolata for a refreshing, spicy kick. Get the recipe.

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30-Minute Black Bean Soup
30-Minute Black Bean Soup
Ramp up the flavor of canned black beans with chipotle peppers for an easy soup that tastes like it took a lot longer that it did to prepare. Get the recipe.

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Tuscan Bean Soup
Tuscan Bean Soup
The key in this classic soup is plenty of rosemary and a hunk of rind from some good Parmigiano-Reggiano tossed in while it simmers. Top it off with a generous drizzle of good olive oil. Get the recipe.

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Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)
Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)
Adding pancetta to sauteed aromatics creates a rich, complex base. Throw in canned kidney beans and pasta shells for a satisfying soup that comes together in half an hour. Get the recipe.

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Harira (Moroccan Bean Soup)
Harira (Moroccan Bean Soup)
This Moroccan staple is perfumed with saffron and other Middle Eastern spices for a warming, hearty meal. Chickpeas add heft and a squeeze of lemon juice at the ends brightens it up. Get the recipe.

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Italian Kale and Farro Soup
Italian Kale and Farro Soup
Farro adds a nutty chewiness to toothsome kale and root veggies. A healthy handful of Parmesan cheese melts into the soup for a luxurious spoonful. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Brown Sugar-Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Brown Sugar-Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Brown sugar topped tomatoes get roasted for a caramelized, fuller tomato flavor. Paired with nutty cheddar croutons, and you have yourself a tomato soup that makes a mean soup n sandwich combo. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Chilled Spice-Roasted Carrot Soup with Yogurt
Chilled Spice-Roasted Carrot Soup with Yogurt
The next time your CSA drops of more carrots than you know what to do with, make this soup! Roasted with whole, fragrant spices lends itself to an aromatic soup balanced by tangy yogurt and lime juice. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Potato Soup with Fried Almonds
Potato Soup with Fried Almonds
This Spanish ham and potato soup elevates pantry staples and results in a complex, satisfying soup. Fried almonds add a nuttiness and splash of sherry brightens everything up. Get the recipe.

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Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup
Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup
This silky carrot and squash puree benefits from high-quality olive oil whisked in at the end. Get the recipe.

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Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale
Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale
A take on the Portuguese calde verde, this version uses chipotle chilis for the smoke and spice. Charred cauliflower adds even more smokiness and a meatiness that will make you forget this soup is vegan. Get the recipe.

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Caramelized Balsamic-Red Onion Soup with Cheese-Topped Croutons
Caramelized Balsamic-Red Onion Soup with Cheese-Topped Croutons
Caramelized red onions lay the foundation for this sweeter, simpler take on traditional French onion soup. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Shallots
Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Shallots
This creamy yet light cauliflower soup makes an elegant starter to a heavy meal. Crispy shallots add a textural contrast and make for a picture-perfect presentation. Get the recipe.

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Pear, Pistachio, and Parsnip Soup
Pear, Pistachio, and Parsnip Soup
This blended soup balances sweetness acidity and nuttiness with its alliterative ingredients. One spicy chili adds heat and complements the mellower flavors of pear and parsnip. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère
Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère
Stirring a mound of nutty, grated Gruyere transforms this already creamy celeraic, shallot and thyme puree into a decadent French soup. Get the recipe.

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]