Pumpkin Soup with Crouton Crumble by Carnival Cruise Line
Anyone else LOVING the Houston weather? I am obsessed! This chill in the air has me wanting to kick the fall party foods into high gear and that includes cookies, breads and surprisingly soups. Most party hosts don’t think that soups are the perfect party meal but how can it not be? It is a one pot meal that can be pre-made (*timesaver alert) and self serve. Think about hosting your next fall party with a soup bar. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite cold weather soups. I URGE you to try these tasty dishes – I bet they will be put on repeat even if not hosting a party. Lets dig in!
Photo by The Baker Mama
Chicken Tortilla Soup
You know fall weather has officially arrived in Houston when your local Chick-fil-A updates their sign boards to let you know the addicting Chicken Tortilla Soup is now available. I love adding the crunchy tortilla chips and avocado slices (or a dollop of sour cream) to give this “hot” (a bit spicy…who doesn’t like a good kick?) a bit of creaminess. Recreate your own crowd pleasing soup from genius kitchen here. For a healthier version, visit The Baker Mama for her take on the recipe here.
Photo by Budget Savvy Diva
Baked Potato Soup
Bacon pieces and butter…that is how you start a good for the soul soup. The Budget Savvy Diva even kicked it up a notch and served it in a bread bowl. That’s a heck yes in my book! You mean to tell me I can indulge in the soupy soaked bread leftovers on the inside of the bowl with no guilt?! Give me a moment. I love that this recipe is simple to recreate and is a complete meal in one. Appetizer (bread) and a meal (soup)…you will have to roll your party guests out of your house. Check out this tasty recipe here.
Photo by Fast Kitchen
One Pot Lasagna Soup
This might be my FAVORITE “soup” for the fall. I’ve recreated this recipe too many times to admit all only lasting for two days max. Imagine having an Italian party and serving this lasagna soup. No need for a passport to feel like you are being transported into a true Italian kitchen. I can GUARANTEE you this is a crowd pleaser. I love the flexibility of adding more broth to this recipe to make it more “soupy” or perhaps a little more cream for thickness. Whatever you decide, you can’t mess this up. Check out (and make!!) this recipe here.
Photo by Cooking Classy
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
Anyone else believes that Tomato Basil Soup is one of the staple and kick off to the fall season soups? I remember religiously going to La Madeleine or Russo’s Pizzeria for their Tomato Soup and always craving more. I just need gobs of garlic toast or grilled cheeses to heavy hand dunk into this rich and tangy tomato soup. Here is a similar recipe by Cooking Classy.
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Mushroom Cappuccino Soup
Hear me when I say, I do not like mushrooms. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t go out of my way to not eat them but if they happen to be in a dish and can be removed, I go for the removal or just eat around it. So needless to say when this soup was presented to me I was not that enthused. This has changed my ENTIRE perspective on mushrooms because this soup I have realized is manna from heaven. **tangent alert** Yes, a lot of foods I eat are manna from heaven but I also realize God has all my favorite foods in heaven and every once in a while he gives us sneak peeks of the tasty goodness.
I was introduced to this soup from my recent Carnival cruise trip (recap here) at a Steakhouse cooking demonstration. Happened to be one of my favorite activities! Little did I know we were sampling everything and man was I excited. They even provided a pamphlet of the recipe for this liquid gold and I found it online here. Go be boujee and whip up this tasty soup and YES you HAVE TO add a crostini or bread topping to allow it to soak up all the nutty and buttery goodness. You’re welcome!
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