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Recipe Roundup: Soups & Stews


Get inspired by these autumn soups, from vegetable purees to slow-cooked stews. Let the cool-weather cooking begin!


Curried Carrot PureeCurried Carrot Puree
Curry powder and orange juice add flavor and vibrancy to this earthy carrot soup, which can be served hot or chilled. To mix it up, try a touch of ground cinnamon or ginger in place of or in addition to the curry powder.
Autumn Vegetable SoupAutumn Vegetable Soup
Succulent white beans, sweet winter squash and bright chard simmer together in this meatless main-course soup. It’s the perfect dish to make in the fall when the hard-shelled squashes appear at the market. Serve with hunks of hearty bread.
Orzo, Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with SageOrzo, Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with Sage
Orzo pasta and chicken add heartiness to this colorful and plentiful soup. You can save time making it by using leftover rotisserie or roasted chicken; you can also substitute a different type of squash, or sweet potatoes, if you like.
Short Rib Stew with Paprika Sour CreamShort Rib Stew with Paprika Sour Cream
Short ribs braise slowly in the oven and come out caramelized and tender. This savory stew combines the shredded meat and the braising liquid with creamy white beans and a paprika-spiked sour cream for a satisfying and flavor-packed meal.
Easy French Onion SoupEasy French Onion Soup
This restaurant favorite comes together in just a few simple steps. The result: soft caramelized onions in a savory broth, with gruyere toasts to soak up all the delicious flavors.
Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
The best part about this recipe is that it uses almost the entire pumpkin, and the seeds from the pumpkin are roasted to use for the garnish. Pack leftover toasted pumpkin seeds in your child’s lunch box (or your own!) for a fun treat.
Turkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato ChiliTurkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Here, we’ve lightened up classic chili by using ground turkey instead of beef. A medley of spices adds flavor without the fat. Offer a selection of garnishes and let diners customize their chili as they please.
Chickpea, Porcini and Farro SoupChickpea, Porcini and Farro Soup
Every ingredient in this warming peasant-style soup, from the chickpeas and fresh herbs to the farro and porcini mushrooms, invokes Tuscany. For the most authentic pairing, serve with a Chianti Classico.
Green Chili StewGreen Chili Stew
Commonly called simply chili verde, or “green chili,” this easy-to-make, delicious dish is one of New Mexico’s most popular traditional stews. Top with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cilantro leaves.
Smoky Lentil Soup with Grown-Up Grilled Cheese SandwichesSmoky Lentil Soup
Paired with our Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, this filling soup makes an easy weeknight dinner. Bonus: it’s kid-friendly!
Pork and Pumpkin StewPork and Pumpkin Stew

Chock-full of tender pork and pumpkin and seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices, this warming stew is perfect for an autumn supper with friends. Serve over a pile of buttery mashed potatoes for a comfort food fix.

Moroccan Lamb Meatball and Couscous SoupMoroccan Lamb Meatball and Couscous Soup
Thanks to the addition of Israeli couscous, this soup has a wonderful mix of textures. The meatballs also make a delicious dinner of their own over a bed of couscous.
Hearty Beef StewHearty Beef Stew
Two things set this old-fashioned beef stew apart from its rivals: browning the beef in bacon fat and adding lots of vegetables to the pot, both of which add flavor to the velvety sauce.
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