Fall In Love With These Four Fall Soups

Fall Soups

The Four Best Fall Soups – You Need To Try Them All!

Tis the season for healthy, hearty and warm fall soups. I will enjoy my Sundays preparing delicious soups to savor throughout the week by the ones I love.   These are a few of my favorites!

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. organic free –range boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked gluten-free Schar Anellini noodles
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Gluten free Schar table crackers or parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Add to a slow cooker, chicken (un-cut), diced carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. Drizzle olive oil over top then add in chicken broth, water, thyme, rosemary, celery, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low heat 6 – 7 hours.

Remove cooked chicken and allow to rest 10 minutes, then dice into bite size pieces. Meanwhile, add gluten-free noodles and parsley to slow cooker. Increase temperature to high, cover and cook 10 minutes longer (or until noodles are tender). Stir in lemon juice and toss in cooked, diced chicken. Serve warm with gluten-free Schar  table crackers or top with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 lb. acorn squash, sliced lengthwise in half and seeds removed
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (1 lb)
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 ½ cups vegetable broth (or free-range chicken broth)
  • 2/3 cup light coconut milk
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the acorn squash in half (lengthwise) and remove the seeds and guts–place cut side up on a large baking sheet, drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, drizzle and rub the cut side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on the baking sheet along with the acorn squash.

Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, or until both the potato and acorn squash are tender. Remove from oven and when cool enough to handle, remove the squash from the skin and set aside in a large bowl. Discard the skin.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in medium-sized soup pot. Add the onion and sauté over low heat until soft and completely translucent.

Add the ground ginger and garam masala and cook for an extra minute or two, stirring constantly. Add the vegetable broth, roasted squash, and sweet potato.

Bring to low simmer, cover, and cook for an extra for 10-15 minutes.

Puree in a blender and return to heat. Add the coconut milk and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste .

Serve hot and drizzle with a spoonful of coconut milk and touch of extra virgin olive oil.

Kale, White Bean and Turkey Sausage Soup

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. of Turkey Sausage
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrots
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) Cannellini beans
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 6 oz. of Kale
  • ½ tsp oregano, dried
  • 1tbsp parsley, dried
  • 1tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1 1/3 cups yellow onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until slightly browned, tossing occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage, while leaving oil in pan, and drain sausage on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.

Return pot with oil to medium heat, add carrots, onion, and celery and sauté 3 minutes, add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Stir in chicken broth, water, parsley, rosemary, oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and allow to gently boil 10 minutes. Add kale and allow to boil 10 minutes longer until kale and veggies are tender. Stir in cooked sausage and cannellini beans (you can add more broth at this point to thin if desired). Serve warm, top each serving with parmesan cheese.

White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. cooked, organic free-range boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 (8oz) cans chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 3 (15oz) cans white kidney beans, undrained

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the chicken and onions.  Cook for about 5 minutes then add garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano and cayenne pepper.  Stir to blend well.  Next add in the chilies.  Finally, add the chicken broth and beans and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Now that you have all of this scrumptious soup – here’s a great way to enjoy it all season long. Frozen soup Freeze your soup in plastic solo cups! Ladle thoroughly cooled soup into cups and freeze. Once frozen, cut three slits in the rim of the cup and peel the cup away.  Store individual servings in a gallon size freezer bag until you are ready to enjoy again. [Click to Tweet]    I love this idea!

What are your favorite fall soup recipes?

Joy Vale
October 11, 2015

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“Fall-ing in Love (with Fall).” Lor Out Loud. N.p., 21 Sept. 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
“Roasted Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup – Blogging Over Thyme.”Blogging Over Thyme RSS2. N.p., 29 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.
“18 Food Hacks That Will Change The Way You Cook! | How Does She.”How Does She. N.p., 25 Jan. 2015. Web. 01 Oct. 2015.

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