Top 5 Soup Recipes That Taste Amazing

by Alli

Cooler weather begs for warm and comforting soups and stews. I would dare say that eating a bowl of soup is one of my favorite things to eat in the fall and winter. Honestly, I eat soup year-round, but a cold, rainy day cries out for a bowl full. My Top 5 Soup Recipes are favorites at my house.

Most soups are very easy to prepare and can usually be thrown together, placed in the slow cooker and left to simmer all day. There’s nothing quite like coming home in the evening to the enticing aroma of the soup. Gosh, now I’m craving some soup. 

Here are my top 5 soup recipes.  Click on the name of the soup to get the recipes.

Top 5 Soup Recipes

1.  Quick & Easy Potato Soup 

Easy Baked Potato Soup

You won’t believe how easy this soup is to make – no potato peeling involved!  

And I always get rave reviews when I serve it. Garnish with chopped chives, bacon, cheese or whatever your heart desires.  I usually omit the cheese and serve it with homemade pimento cheese sandwiches on pumpernickel bread.  It’s the perfect meal!

2.  Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli 

Pasta e Fagioli

This is a hearty soup and another fave of mine!  At the last minute, cook the pasta and stir it in.  You won’t have soggy, overcooked pasta!  I usually serve it with cornbread.

3.  Spanish Sausage Sweet Potato Stew


4.  Black Bean Chili (meatless)

Bowl of Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

I probably eat this soup more than any other. And I probably never make it the same way twice!  

Don’t be afraid to add to or take away. It’s so good garnished with sour cream and cheese and diced avocado. But, truthfully, I usually eat it unadorned. It doesn’t need garnishes and I save the extra calories. You’ll find even more of my favorite meatless soups when you click on the recipe.

5.  Grandma Fisher’s Brunswick Stew

Grandma's Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is a southern tradition! And no two southern recipes are alike.  

I once ate at a restaurant that a southern magazine had declared to have “the best Brunswick Stew in the south.” They were badly mistaken. My grandma has the best Brunswick Stew in the south!   

Brunswick Stew is usually served with a shredded pork barbecue sandwich. Mustard, vinegar or ketchup-based?  That’s a heated discussion for another day!

Need a tasty sandwich to go along with your soup?  Try this Reuben. It’s really good!

reuben sandwich


Check Out More of My Soup Recipes (Added Since I Wrote This Post)

Vegetarian Taco Soup

Recipe for Vegetarian Taco Soup

French Onion Soup

Bowls of French Onion Soup topped with baguette and cheese

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup




Carmody September 23, 2014 - 8:15 am

I love soup…I mean I really love soup. It is my favorite meal in the winter. I am pinning this for future reference.

Heather September 23, 2014 - 8:22 am

ahhh…fall. there is nothing better than a bowl of yummy soup in the fall. Thanks for sharing these. I will have to try them out soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Logan Can September 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

These look great! My bucket list includes making a new soup, so this is perfect!

Shirley Wood September 23, 2014 - 9:12 am

I couldn’t possibly be more excited about Fall, aka Soup & Stew Season! We just had a big pot of Loaded Potato Soup last Sunday, Yum! Yum! Pinned it!

Alli September 23, 2014 - 5:38 pm

We had potato soup on Sunday, too, with homemade pimento and cheese sandwiches on Pumpernickel. It was so good. We’re having Pasta e Fagioli tonight. I’m just crazy about soups and stews and all things made in just one pot. ๐Ÿ™‚

andrea September 23, 2014 - 10:35 am

Soups are my favorite for fall and these look amazing. I pinned this post because I definitely want to try a couple of these soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Alli September 23, 2014 - 5:37 pm

It’s been really cool here today, so I have soup simmering away and it smells so good.

Kristin September 23, 2014 - 11:13 am

That delish looking potato soup is right up my alley!

Louida September 23, 2014 - 12:27 pm

*Note to self* Don’t go on Alli’s blog when you’re hungry! LOL! All these soups and sandwich looks delicious!

Alli September 23, 2014 - 5:35 pm

They are, Louida! I’ve got the Pasta e Fagioli simmering away right this moment. It’s what’s for dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚

Colleen September 23, 2014 - 12:36 pm

That potato soup looks amazing. I love hearty, creamy soups. Yum-o!

Alli September 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I sub almond milk for regular milk and it still tastes just as good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Zan September 23, 2014 - 4:41 pm

I love soups – the ones you have made look so tasty! Now I want to go make me some, too!

Alli September 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm

It was really cool today in the Carolina’s so I’m making my Pasta e Fagioli for dinner. It’s simmering away and the house smells so good!

Megan September 23, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Pinning this and hopefully making them all. I need some potato soup in my life!

Shannon September 23, 2014 - 7:34 pm

I love soups in fall! I have to wait a little bit longer for the cool weather here in Florida!

Brenda @DailyMayo September 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm

We love soups at our house! We always make tortilla soup, then in the fall, we always make taco soup!

Alli September 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm

We love taco soup, too!

Sarah September 24, 2014 - 7:14 am

We had soup last night since it was the first day of Fall! I am going to pin these for later because they all look delicious!

Rebekah September 24, 2014 - 12:16 pm

The pasta e fagioli soup you made for us last night was the best I’ve ever had. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephanie Pass September 24, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Oh my! I think I’m going to have to make that potato soup. It looks amazing! Perfect for a crisp fall day!

Erin @ The Speckled Palate September 24, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Oh my goodness, Alli! I absolutely want all of these soups… but especially the Quick and Easy Potato Soup — that’s my ultimate favorite during the cooler months. And like you, I eat soup year-round, though I definitely feel more called to it during these chillier months.

Come on, fall weather!

Alli September 25, 2014 - 5:24 am

We are actually experiencing fall weather here in SC! I think it’s a first for us, but next week we’re back up in the 80’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

Erin @ The Speckled Palate September 25, 2014 - 5:33 am

That’s awesome that you’re experiencing fall weather right now! Enjoy it, lady!

We’ve been feeling it in the mornings, though it’s usually gone by 10 a.m. here in Dallas. I’m looking forward to the days where I can walk the dog at all hours and the weather be cool and refreshing whenever I walk out the door. Fingers crossed it happens soon for us both!

Anna @ Northern Homestead September 24, 2014 - 10:34 pm

This soups look so yummy! Pinning for the winter.

Alli September 25, 2014 - 5:23 am

Thanks, Anna! They are my top 5 fave soups!

Cheryl September 28, 2014 - 8:14 pm

I love, love, love soup. A couple of weeks ago I had #soupweek on Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos where I made a Pasta e Fagoili e Zucchini in the slow cooker. I just couldn’t help adding zucchini to one of my favorite soups – right at the end of summer and the start of fall when zucchini is still in season and soup is just coming into vogue! Did I mention that I LOVE soup? I’ve been craving it lately and I will definately have to give one or two of these recipes a try, the Black Bean Chili would be great to share with my daughter who doesn’t eat meat, and the cream of cauliflower sounds DELISH! Thanks so much for sharing on The Yuck Stops Here this week! See you next Tuesday. HUGS

Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 29, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Oh, all of these look so good, Alli! I’ve never had Cream of Cauliflower soup, though – I’ll have to try that one! Thanks for linking up with us over at the #homematters link party! We hope to see you again this coming Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

Alli September 30, 2014 - 6:57 am

Cream of Cauliflower is one of my favorite soups.

Hana October 28, 2019 - 10:34 am

One thing I have failed to learn is never check out your website hungry. Now I’m hangry. Anyway, I haven’t really tried cream of cauliflower before but that looks and sounds delicious. I might give that a try someday.


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