Imagine this: It’s a crisp autumn afternoon. A breeze is blowing crunchy leaves off the trees. There’s a fire in the fireplace. You’re wearing your comfiest sweater. Maybe a pumpkin candle burns in the background. It’s perfect, right?
The only thing this idyllic scene needs to achieve fall perfection is a pot of soup simmering on the stove.
Soup is the ultimate one-pot meal, but that’s not all it has going for it. There’s a reason you crave soup when you’re coming down with a cold or flu. Bone broth and other common soup ingredients like garlic and fresh herbs boast immune-supporting compounds, and the hot liquid itself can help relieve congestion. Soup is also great for folks who like to prepare meals in bulk to freeze and enjoy later. And, it’s a great way to use up the random meat and veggies in the fridge to prevent food waste.
Here are a dozen of our favorite soup recipes that will get you pumped to say, “Soup’s on!”