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3 Easy Fall Soups to Warm your Tummy

The dropping temperatures in the states mean that now is the perfect time for soups and other comfort foods that fill up your tummy and warm you up from head to toe.
Here are three family favorite soups that will make meal time in your house quick, painless and pretty darn yummy.  You can garnish the soups with fresh herbs and spices and if you purchase some new dishes and kitchen utensils like the large Gotham non-stick stock pot from Improvements Catalog your soups will look especially appealing. Plus, you can save up to 50% off the cost of seasonal and Halloween items and up to 66% off the weekly specials that you’ll find at Improvements Catalog.

3 fall soups that will warm your tummy

Easy Pumpkin Soup

1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (29 oz.) can of pumpkin
2 (14.5 oz. cans of chicken broth
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper

Heat olive oil in warm skillet. Add onions until caramelized. Mix in pumpkin, chicken broth, spices and cream and simmer.   Just warm grated onions in olive oil, then mix in pumpkin puree, chicken broth and spices. Remove from heat and add the Greek yogurt. Stir well. Garnish with fresh parsley or mint.

Makes 4 servings.

3 fall soups that will warm your tummy

Easy Potato Soup

2 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground peppercorn
1 cup milk
2 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
3 tbsp. bacon bits
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. dried parsley

Melt the butter in the saucepan over medium heat and add the onion, stirring frequently until brown. Add potatoes, chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add 2 tbsp. flour to milk to thicken, add to potato mixture when potatoes are tender (about 30 minutes).  Garnish with fresh dill or parsley. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve.

Makes 4 servings.

3 fall soups that will warm your tummy

Easy Midwest Smoked Sausage & Potato Soup

1 lb. smoked sausage
2 cans of whole white potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup sliced carrots
2 14.5 ox cans of green beans
½ tsp. black pepper
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. butter

Add butter to a large pot and heat. Add onions and carrots and cook until soft. Cut smoked sausage into bite sized pieces. Add to pot with remaining ingredients over medium heat until heated through.

The Easy Midwest Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup can also be prepared in the crockpot. Add all the ingredients (minus the butter) to the crockpot, cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Serve with Italian or Sour Dough Bread.

I always double and triple the recipes so that I can have some leftovers to reheat on a day I may not feel like cooking. Soups also make a great meal for my husband to pack for lunch to eat on his lunch break.

Other great soups for fall tailgating and entertaining include Chili, Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup and Beef Stew. What’s your favorite go-to soup when the temperatures outside begin to fall?