Baby, it’s getting cold outside and nothing warms me up like a good old bowl of soup. I recently signed up to help at a fall luncheon for teachers at my girls’ middle school to show teachers, administrators, and support staff how SOUP-ER they were. Families were encouraged to make their favorite soups in a crockpot that the teachers would enjoy. The day of the event was the perfect day. It was cold, wet and gloomy outside and the teachers were so appreciative to have something warm in their tummies. 


The luncheon was a hit. The teacher’s workroom was filled with crockpots overflowing with soups of every kind. It smelled delicious. This whole event helped me to get in gear for my own family’s dinner. Since the luncheon we have been on a soup kick. We’ve gone through chilis and a variety of stews and soups. As we were enjoying our dinners I thought it would be a great idea to do a favorite fall soup lineup. Here are some of our favorite fall soups, stews, and chilis.

Potato Soup

Potato Soup is our go-to fall favorite. So much so that when we were asked to bring a soup, this soup was the first thing I thought of. The soup is very kid friendly and very easy to make. 

We love to top our potato soup with crumbled beef bacon. Yum.


Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m not sure when exactly I fell in love with Chicken Tortilla soup, but every fall it is a necessity that it shows up on our meal plan a few times during the fall/winter season. The best part is that stores are now selling the tortilla strips and I no longer have to make my own.


Albondigas Soup

I searched high and low for an albondigas soup that was similar to the one my friend in high school’s mom made. We never had albondigas soup at my house growing up so any chance I could get to get a bowl of this delicious soup, I would take.


Beef Stew

We have made so much beef stew over the years that our girls made a YouTube video making it. I love the heartiness of beef stew. The kids tend to pick out the carrots and stick to the beef cubes ad potates. I put the carrots in anyway.



Who doesn’t love a great chili recipe on a nice cold evening. Add some frito chips, sour cream, cheese, green onions and a side of corn bread and you have an instant party in your mouth.


Chicken Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

I am a huge fan of mushrooms, my kids not so much. That little detail doesn’t stop me from enjoying one of my favorite fall soups. The kids just have to get over it. It’s too delicious not to keep in the soup rotation.


Kale Tomato Tortellini Soup

I can’t choose between spinach and kale. I love them both equally. What I love about this recipe is that if kale is not your thing, you can substitute it with spinach and it won’t change the taste of this mouth watering soup.


Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Give me a grilled cheese sandwich and the most delicious tomato basil soup and you have a very happy lady. There’s just something about a good tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich that brings back happy college memories. If you’re feeling nostalgic for good memories, try this soup.


Chinese Noodle Soup

This soup is the closest I can get to making homemade Pho. If you are a fan of Pho, you will love this soup. The best thing about it is that it is an awesome fridge cleaner. Throw whatever protein and veggies you have into the soup, and voila!


Chicken Noodle Soup

A fall soup roundup wouldn’t be complete without a chicken noodle soup recipe. This recipe comes through not only on cold nights, but also for those days when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. A good chicken noodle soup takes time though. This is not a quick chicken noodle recipe so only proceed if you have the time to dedicate to the task. The final product is amazing. You won’t regret it.