Five Hearty Soups for Autumn

The leaves are slowly beginning to change from emerald to yellow and red, the temperature is declining, and the holidays are almost here. That means Autumn is on us. Autumn is a great season for snuggling by the fire, Halloween parties, and enjoying a warm, hearty bowl of soup. The right bowl of soup will warm our cold bodies and be nutritious at the same time. Here are five hearty soups to share with a friend or family member on a chilly night.

1. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a comforting soup. Many people have fond memories of eating a bowl of chicken noodle soup while they were sick in bed, but this nutritious, tasty soup is meant for more than just sick days. Imagine curling up in front of a roaring fire with a big bowlful of homemade chicken noodle soup. The great thing about this soup is that you can choose to add whatever you want as long as you include chicken, chicken broth, and noodles. If you prefer a more nutritious option try to add carrots, potatoes, peas, and any of your favorite vegetables.

2. Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a great choice for those chilly days. Tomato is one of those classic foods that never seem to get old or out of style. Another great thing about tomato soup is that it is one of the easiest soups to make at home. There are tomato soup recipes that require simply tomatoes, butter, and water. However, you want to make your tomato soup is completely up to you. Try adding noodles to make a heartier soup, or just mix and match spices to give the classic soup a new taste.

3. Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup is hearty and filling soup that is filled with meat, broth, and green vegetables. Sometimes Italian wedding soup contains small pastas to make for a more filling meal. Typically, green vegetables include, lettuce, kale, spinach, or cabbage. Depending on the specific recipe, the soup may have a combination of multiple green vegetables. Typically, the soup contains either meatballs or sausage. On a humorous side note, Italian wedding soup is very popular in America but it is virtually unheard of it Italy. That is because this soup is traditionally an Italian-American cuisine.

4. Leek Soup

Leek soup is the perfect chilly weather soup because it fills you up and warms up your cold toes and fingers. Leek soup is popular all over the world, including, Romania and Wales. In fact, the soup is believed to have originated in Wales. The soup itself is traditionally composed of diced potatoes, broth, and chopped leeks. Feel free to add in finely diced carrots, onions, or anything else that would make this already tasty soup even better.

5. Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is the perfect combination of spicy that will warm even the coldest of tummies. This soup traditionally comes from the American South and has been a favorite for many people. The stew has several different variations but each variation shares a similar base. Typically, Brunswick stew will include corn, lima beans, tomatoes, chicken, pork, and ham. This stew is thicker than vegetable soup, and traditionally has a higher meat and vegetable to liquid ratio than vegetable soup.

Hannah Jameson is a professional blogger that shares advice on healthy cooking. She writes for, where you can find all kinds of healthy and delicious recipes.