Every year there’s that one day in mid-September when we reluctantly admit to ourselves that the sundress we chose to wear was a bad idea. Then we remember it’s time to start thinking about packing up our sandals and breaking out scarves because fall is coming. As our wardrobes get warmer, so do our plates. While soup can be a fast-acting remedy for end-of-the-year chills, the prep can be notoriously slow, with endless chopping and hours of simmering. These nine hearty vegetable soups, which only have five ingredients each, put a stop to soup-prep pain and will keep you cozy all fall.
While the arrival of fall brings warm spices and pumpkin-flavored everything (PSL lovers unite), it also brings the not-so-comforting cold season. This simple soup packed with veggies is sure to soothe your throat and warm your insides as soon as you start feeling under the (cold) weather.
If you’re the kind of person who eats chicken noodle soup for the noodles (you’re not alone), this recipe is for you. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is your favorite soup and a delicious pasta dish all in one.
No knives, no problem. This no-chop recipe is your answer to those nights when you crave something comforting but don’t want to feel like you’re on the next episode of Chopped. Just combine black beans, broth, salsa, and spices, then boil and serve.
Highlight the naturally hearty flavor of Jerusalem artichokes by keeping the remaining ingredients simple. With milk, cream, salt, and pepper, this easy-to-make soup is perfect for a quick but delicious dinner.
Nothing says fall like a warm bowl of creamy tomato soup (and grilled cheese). Now you can whip up this classic in less than 20 minutes with only five ingredients. Swap out cream for Greek yogurt if you want to go a little lighter (a.k.a. you plan on eating two grilled cheeses).
There’s no such thing as too much pumpkin, especially when it’s combined with the sweet and spicy duo of coconut milk and red chili peppers. You might forget you’re not in a Thai restaurant after you take you first spoonful.
Who needs a fireplace when these five ingredients will warm you up on a cool night? This vegetarian-friendly soup recipe combines the best vegetables the season has to offer in one creamy bite. Although roasting the carrots requires slightly more time in the kitchen, it will be worth the wait. You can trust us on that one.
By making broth out of stripped corn on the cob and water, this recipe takes simple, cheap, and waste-free cooking to a new level. Add a drizzle of the herb salsa to pack in the heat or serve by itself (hot or cold) for an easy, comforting meal.
This creamy butternut squash soup recipe combines our favorite fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of maple syrup. Serve it with whole-wheat croutons for an added crunch or refrigerate it for a delicious reheated lunch during the week.