We don’t like to play favorites, but fall is our favorite season of them all. The leaves changing colors, the brisk air, decorative gourds as far as the eye can see and the smell of cinnamon everywhere you go. It just makes our senses happy. And let’s not forget the gift that is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Another perk of the shift in weather? An excuse to try new soup recipes.
As the temps drop it’s time to break out your ladle. Soups and stews are easy to make, delicious and healthy. We’re in! You can even make a hearty soup the star of your next dinner party. The Kitchn offers this advice: “Double the recipe. Even though most soups are made in big stock pots, we’ve found that many recipes often feed only four people. If this is the main course, you do not want to run out.” If you want to get festive, host a Soup Swap and share soup recipes with all your friends. However you choose to enjoy the soothing goodness of a bowl of soup, it’s time to dig in. Here are 20 recipes to get you started.
1. Nicaraguan Crab & Shrimp Soup
This traditional Nicaraguan dish is loaded with fresh blue crabs (or lump crabmeat if you’re looking to take the easy-to-prepare route), shrimp, garlic, cream and flavor.