So maybe you set aside the immersion blender, the Vitamix, the heavy bowls, the big spoons and the big food processor for the summer. You were knee-deep in crudo and crudité. Fair enough. But now it’s autumn, baby, and boy, do these soups look foliage-worthy. We’ve got parsnip soup with air-fried apples (!), the French onion soup of your dreams, a carrot-red pepper number spiked with harissa that is so gorgeous you could serve it to guests and call it a night. There’s a dreamboat cauliflower-kale recipe, and, and… we could go on. We’ve got hundreds of hits. So find your new favorite soup below, and get blending.
Not only is Carrot-Ginger Soup stunning enough to win the soup beauty pageant, but with the right Vitamix blender, you can make it in 17 minutes. Seventeen minutes! A Vitamix reaches such a high speed that it friction-cooks the ginger and does the bulk of the carrot cookery. Science aside, a good dose of coconut milk makes this a flavor-forward wonder.
The hits just keep on coming. A knockout Staub enameled cast-iron pumpkin cocotte is a pretty fine thing to own, but we reckon this Pumpkin Soup would taste good served in almost anything. It’s the grilled cheese croutons—we’ll give you a minute to catch your breath—that put this recipe over the top.
Hello, handsome. This would be your Butternut Squash Soup with Hazelnut Gremolata. Gremolata is an Italian garnish that’s typically bright and green, but we folded in buttery hazelnuts. Crisp croutons add textural contrast, and two whole butternut squashes deliver the velvety vibe you want come fall.
Chicken Tortilla and Lime Soup doesn’t need to be difficult. Using leftover rotisserie chicken makes this soup perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. The only thing we’d insist upon not skipping is a perfectly creamy avocado. This is a very fine soup no matter what, but avocado is like the soft go-to sweater of the season.
Lasagna Soup with Ricotta and Basil: Do you need to know much more? OK: This comforting soup has all of the great flavors of lasagna but is easier to make. It’s ready in about an hour, features three types of cheese, and you know what to do.
‘Tis the season for roasting your vegetables to get your nutrient fix, which makes it our favorite season. Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale Topping showcases cauliflower that has been caramelized in the oven. It lends a deep umami boom to this verdant soup. A garnish of crispy kale chips adds satisfying crunch. And just look at it!
Going head to head with Carrot-Ginger Soup for “foxiest soup,” we have this Carrot-Red Pepper Soup looker. If you haven’t been cooking with harissa often, let today be the day you give it a whirl. It’s killer on chicken, vegetables, and pretty much anything you nestle it alongside. This vegetarian soup also features its buddies coriander and paprika. It’s fantastic.
Good grief. The wise elder of soup recipes is simply unbeatable when it comes to flavor. Good French Onion Soup doesn’t need anything other than heatproof crocks and, if you can build in the time, homemade stock. (Call it “grilled cheese soup,” and watch your kids go bananas.)
We’re going out on a limb and calling this Parsnip Soup With Air-Fried Apples as photogenic as a trip to the apple orchard. Can’t you feel the wind whistling in your hair as you look at it, the foliage bright on the horizon? Ideally, you have both a Philips Soup Maker (for the base) and a Philips Air Fryer (for those apples on top).
But if you’ve read this far, you are a certifiable soup obsessive. We have a feeling you’ll know what to do.