I am a huge fan of Autumn or Fall as they call it in the States – it is my favourite season, in fact, I have a post about all the things I love about Autumn /Fall and the best thing about it is I can start making Soup again.
I love a good heart -warming soup especially on a cold day and I have 5 Fall Soups to warm you up here.
Five tasty Fall Soups
Chicken and Butternut Squash soup
- A Butternut Squash (currently on special offer in Aldi until the 24th Sept for those on a budget)
- 1 Onion – finely chopped
- 4 small Carrots or 2/3 big ones- peeled and chopped into cubes.
- Leftover chicken – I used the meat we had after a roast chicken the night before.
- 3/4 pint of Chicken Stock either made from a cube or throw the roast chicken in a pot after you have finished with it with some herbs and make your own.
- 1/4 pint of water
- 1/2 tlbsp olive oil
- Salt, Pepper and Chilli flakes if you want an extra kick of warmth.
The How to Bit
Leek and Potato Soup
- 450g of potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 onion chopped – I used red because that is what I had 🙂
- 450g of chopped leeks using the white parts – save the green for stock making
- 1-litre chicken stock ( I make my own by boiling up the roast chicken carcass with herbs and veg and store it in the freezer in 1-litre bags )
- A carton of cream or if you’re being good,low-fat crème fraiche
- 125ml of milk
- Olive oil/ Butter
- Salt and Pepper for seasoning
The How to
- Leftover wholemeal or white bread chopped into cubes -I either croûton or crumb the end of loaves to save them and bag them for the freezer that way I always have croutons or breadcrumbs whenever I want.
- 3 tbsp of olive oil or melted butter.
- 1tsp of chopped garlic and a pinch salt and pepper
- Chopped parsley.
Root Vegetable Soup
- 3/4 Carrots – peeled and cubed
- 1 large chopped onion
- Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Parsnips – peeled and cubed
- 1 turnip – peeled and cubed
- 1 pint of chicken or vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper to flavour
The How to Bit
- Place your chopped onion in a pot with the Olive oil and cook the onions until soft.
- Add the vegetables and sweat them for a few minutes add the stock and bring to the boil.
- Turn to down to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are soft. Blend the vegetables until smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with warm from the oven bread rolls.
Chicken and Mediterranean Soup
- 1 pint of chicken stock – I pre-made mine with a leftover roast chicken on Sunday but you can use cubes.
- Leftover Chicken – shredded
- One red onion chopped
- A clove of garlic crushed
- 1 cup of Passata
- Olive oil – 1 tsp
- Chopped Courgettes, cherry tomatoes, and Aubergine – I used a mixed bag of frozen veg from Supervalu for €2.00
- I also threw in chopped up leftover roast potatoes to thicken it up ( optional )
The How to Bit
- In a pot sweat the onion and the garlic in a little Olive oil.
- Add the Mediterranean Veg and stir until softened.
- Add in the Chicken, Chicken stock, Passata and potatoes and bring to the boil.
- Turn down and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
- 1 large onion – chopped – Aldi 39c ( special offer)
- The flesh of one large pumpkin but it also works with butternut squash – SuperValu €2 or free if you grow your own 🙂 chopped up in a blender.
- 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Gram Marsala
- 1 carton single cream or natural yogurt – optional
The How to Bit
- Put the chopped Onion into a pan with the Olive oil and sweat the onions until translucent and soft.
- Add the pumpkin and the Gram Marsala (curry paste will do too) and sauté for a few minutes.
- Add the stock, bring to the boil and then turn down and simmer for 20 minute or until the pumpkin is soft.
- To make it creamier add the cream or yogurt and stir in five minutes before serving.
- Serve with thick crusty bread and it warm curry flavour will take the chill off any October day.
Go see these amazing posts from the bloggers that have hosted this Fantabulous Fall Favorites Party:
- Creative K Kids: Fall Popcorn Craft with free printable
- Creative Simplicity By Trish Sutton: Simple Two Minute Pumpkin Mug Cake
- My Life Abundant: Fall Printables
- Maria Magdalena Living Ideas: Orange Chocolate Pudding with Pineapple Filling
I hope you enjoy these soups as much I as I have enjoyed making them and eating them – all soups are kid tested 🙂 If you wish to see more of my recipes check out my new recipe page
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