On the one hand, this is a cream of broccoli soup—because it's creamy and has broccoli. Yet it has no cream, and the broccoli flavor is deeper, thanks to roasting instead of blanching. A splash of buttermilk adds brightness, while a garnish of spiced roasted pepitas plays off the roasted broccoli flavor.
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Cauliflower gets a flavor-packed, smoky jolt from bacon in this creamy, comforting soup. It's simple to make and reheats beautifully.
An easy lentil soup is packed with flavor thanks to a dual-use mixture of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest that gets added both before and after cooking.
A rich and creamy mushroom soup.
A creamy carrot soup flavored with cumin, ginger, and spicy North African harissa paste, with a toasted almond and parsley garnish.
An easy, hearty, sausage and kale soup with black eyed peas, flavored with rosemary and lemon zest.
An easy and hearty vegetarian soup with vegetables, escarole, and barley, all flavored with rosemary, parmesan, and olive oil.
This creamy, nutty-tasting soup gets an extra punch of flavor from crumbled bacon and bright parsley oil.
The combination of cauliflower and roasted peppers create a vibrantly colored, creamy soup perfect for those cooler fall days.
A smooth sunchoke soup flavored with brown butter and served with crispy bacon and brussels sprouts.
An intensely pumpkin-flavored soup accented with brown butter and thyme.
Soups aren't necessarily a Thanksgiving standard, but maybe they should be. After all, they can be made ahead of time and store well, and they give dinner a structured quality, which Thanksgiving could use, at least in my house where the feast always has a crazed, mad-dash-for-the-turkey kind of energy. We've gathered up some of our favorites: squash and apple soup, celeriac soup with gruyere, pistachio and parsnip soup, and more.
A basic blended delicata squash and apple soup was already a great fall meal, but I couldn't help but add in some roasted and chopped beets, which add a pop of color and some much needed sweetness.
A creamy, slightly nutty soup that's more more complex than it looks.
This is pure comfort food, but it's also one with a surprising amount of depth.
A bright and filling vegan soup.