The cooler weather is upon us. Besides crunchy leaves and crisp air, autumn also ushers in our favorite go-to meal: soup! You've had a taste of the healthy creamy soups. Now get ready for some delicious root vegetables. With loads of vitamins and antioxidants, these soups will keep you toasty and healthier all season long.
This soup from Saveur is anything but your traditional chicken soup, with potatoes, carrots and even plantains. We love that it comes together in just over an hour.
While squash isn’t actually a root vegetable, butternut squash is invariably a fall staple. This Harvest Vegetable Soup from Healthy Seasonal Recipes uses lots of good-for-you ingredients, including garlic, carrots, celery, kale and, of course, butternut squash.
Loaded with onion, fennel, carrots, sweet potatoes and celery, not to mention white beans, this hearty soup from A Big Mouthful will keep you satisfied all evening long. If you want to keep it vegan-friendly, blogger Adrienne suggests replacing the chicken stock in this recipe with vegetable stock.
Who doesn’t love loaded potato soup? And this recipe from Cooking Classy calls for making it in a slow cooker — even better! Suggested toppings include cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and green onions.
Tessa The Domestic Diva brings us this paleo-friendly Creamy Root Vegetable Soup that is dairy free. With garlic, apples, celery root, parsnip, sweet potato and coconut milk, this soup is full of good stuff.
Is there anything more manly sounding than Meatball Stew? Though it may sound too hearty to be healthy, this soup from Pocket Change Gourmet contains potatoes, carrots, onion and celery, so it’s full of vegetables, too. (And it can be made in a slow cooker!)
Chunky root vegetable soup with gruyère? Sounds divine, right? This recipe from The Clever Carrot, a blog focused on healthy comfort food, uses potatoes, parsnips, carrots, leeks and red onion to create a vibrantly orange soup. An accompanying recipe for crunch croutons is included, as well.
This soup from Inspiring the Everyday has all the goodies of fall rolled into one — leeks, butternut squash, celery root (also called celeriac), parsnips and apples.
Finally, if you live down South where it’s still relatively warm, or you’ve just had enough of soups, this recipe for roasted root vegetable salad from A Spicy Perspective is for you. With a variety of potatoes and beets, plus granola made with pumpkin seeds and a dressing including chickpeas, this wholesome salad is perfect for fall.