Just like that, it’s the season for enjoying pumpkin spice lattes and bundling up in your warm jacket. The fall season is also the perfect time for some hot delicious soups. Gone are the humid days and cold air is sure to be more abundant in the coming weeks.

Soups warm not only your body but also your soul. There’s really something magical about them that makes you all fuzzy inside. Here are some classic soup dishes to look into this autumn season.

1. Classic Minestrone Soup

The Minestrone Soup combines all your favorites from Italy. It packs in some pasta or rice in a tomato-based soup. A classic approach in cooking this fall favorite will see some onion, garlic, carrots and kale in the mix. 

The choices for vegetables that match with this soup is not exclusive to those mentioned above. Historically, the Minestrone Soup is made out of leftover vegetables. A nice twist could see those potatoes and spinach in your fridge present in this delicious appetizer. 

2. Ham and Bean Soup

The Ham and Bean Soup is a favorite as it is hearty and easy to cook. All you need is some ham -- even leftover ones from parties are very much welcome. Just add some chopped onions, carrots, celery, garlic and chicken stock onto the slow cooker and the next thing you know, you’re already smelling the aroma of this delicious soup. 

Grandmas usually cook this soup with some large, meaty ham bone to give it more flavor than just adding some chopped ham into the soup.

3. Apple Onion Soup

While the pumpkin is the most known fall produce, apples are also abundant during this season. This Apple Onion Soup calls for apples and onions mixed into cider and broth that makes up the sweet and savory taste of this classic fall favorite. It also does not hurt if you add some cream into your soup to make it more creamy on top of its sweet-savory blend.

4. Easy Lentil Soup

If you are looking for a twist to a fall favorite, and something that’s perfect for vegans, you should consider preparing this lentil soup. This easy-to-make soup can be made with dried brown lentils, fresh or canned tomatoes, carrots, celery, kale, thyme, onions and garlic. 

It differs from your usual lentil soup as it includes some Indian spices to make it a fusion dish. This one features a coconut chickpea curry and some garam masala to bring out all the flavors of the vegetables in this warm soup.

5. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin-soup Fill your tummy with a hearty pumpkin soup Photo: RitaE / Pixabay

This list will not be complete without fall’s star vegetable -- pumpkin. This soup recipe is another excuse to stock up on pumpkin -- if that’s what you fancy.

The sugar produced from roasting the pumpkin creates a sweet, savory taste for this fall staple. You also need not spend a lot of time making this recipe. Just cut up some pumpkin, caramelize it, add some carrots and onion and viola! You have your roasted pumpkin soup ready to be served to eager guests.

Soup in an instant

While your mama’s recipe calls for a slow-boiling soup base for a couple of hours, you no longer need to do that. There are several hacks you can look into to achieve delicious soups in an instant. A packed broth is something you can easily prepare without needing to chop and cook as much.

Kettle & Fire Enjoy delicious clean broths from Kettle & Fire Photo: https://www.kettleandfire.com/

Kettle & Fire aims to be the “cleanest cooking broths ever!” This company started with the goal of introducing the taste of bone broth to the world. These bone broths made by Kettle & Fire are slowly simmered for about 20 to 24 hours. This process allows the bone’s nutrients, collagen, and amino acids to blend into the stock. 

Each pack of broth from Kettle & Fire can also be easily consumed. Just pour the broth into a pan and let it simmer for about five minutes and it's ready to be served. If you don’t have the time to place it in a pan, you can also transfer it to a mug and microwave it for a minute before sipping some hot soup on a chilly day.

Kettle & Fire offers Keto Broths available in Tom Yum Chicken and Butter Chicken flavors. You can also get some Bone Broths in Beef, Chicken, Turmeric Ginger and Coconut Curry. The brand also makes it easier for you to create homemade recipes. It has a line of cooking broths available in chicken and beef variants