Fall Harvest Soups

Miso-Butternut Squash Soup with Soba or Udon Noodles

Butternut Squash, spinach, and miso soup

Once you’ve got the squash baked, this warming noodle soup with colorful and nutritious veggies comes together quickly. It’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Use chopsticks for “slurping” the noodles, then enjoy the rest with a spoon. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.  Photos by Janet at The Taste Space.
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Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Squash and corn chowder

Squash, corn, and sweet potato combine to make a hearty chowder that’s especially perfect for fall. Though this admittedly involves a bit of preparation, none of it is difficult. It’s a great soup to make on a quiet Sunday — you’ll be happy to come home to it during the week! It’s delicious with fresh cornbread. It’s also the kind of soup you won’t mind making an extra effort to make for holiday meals like Thanksgiving. more→

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Pumpkin Peanut Soup

Curried pumpkin-peanut soup

Because of of its pumpkiny goodness, this soup is perfect to serve as a starter to everyday meals as well as festive occasions, like Thanksgiving. If serving for a holiday meal, remember that it’s filling enough to be a dinner centerpiece on its own, so serve in modest portions, otherwise you won’t have enough room for anything else! Recipe and photo by Dianne Wenz of VeggieGirl.

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Almond–Brussels Sprouts Soup

Brussels sprouts preparation

Elegant and richly flavored, this soup features almond butter as its base. Fresh whole grain bread and a salad of tomatoes and mixed greens make excellent companions. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

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Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

Red lentil soup with sweet potatoes and greens

Both nourishing and sublimely satisfying, this thick soup incorporates fall’s first sweet potatoes with seasonal greens. Red lentils, which cook to a warm golden color, are available in natural food stores and ethnic groceries. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. more→

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Creamy Golden Potato-Squash Soup

Squash and potato soup recipe

Onions, garlic, winter squash, and silken tofu are all enveloped in the familiar flavor of potatoes, making this a wonderful vehicle for getting a lot of nourishing ingredients into soup eaters of all ages. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Everything about this butternut squash and apple soup says “fall harvest,” from its warm golden color to its slightly sweet, fresh flavor. Once you’ve got the squash baked, it cooks fairly quickly. more→

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Chard Stew with Tortellini and Summer Squash

Colorful chard varieties

Here’s a bountiful and nourishing late summer stew featuring chard and squash, made substantial with the delightful addition of tortellini. Of course, you can substitute other hardy greens, including kale, collards, escarole, or broccoli rabe. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
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