Thanksgiving Sides: 12 Soup Recipes

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

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.

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Roasted Beet Soup with Thyme, Lemon, and Crème Fraîche
Squash and Apple Soup with Beet and Bacon
Swiss Chard and Pasta Soup
Curried Celeriac Soup
Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Potato Soup with Fried Almonds
Roasted Squash and Raw Carrot Soup
Pear, Pistachio, and Parsnip Soup
Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère
Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale
Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup
English Country Cheddar Soup

More Thanksgiving Sides

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Vinegar