15 Hearty and Healthy Fall Soups for The Instant Pot
As fall rolls in, so do our cravings for warm, comforting recipes. We consider soup one of the best fall foods because the combinations of produce, proteins, grains, and spices seem endless. Oh, and did we mention how EASY it is to cook? Thanks to the Instant Pot, cooking the following fall soups takes almost as little effort as slurping them up.
"Excellent soup and easy to throw together in a rush. The flavor is unbeatable," Buckwheat Queen says. Pears bring out the sweetness of butternut squash, while chicken broth, sage, and garlic deliver a nice savoriness.
Ground beef, barley, carrots, and celery bulk up this burger-inspired soup. It's the perfect sub for your game-day chili.
This Italian wedding soup will still satisfy on a cool fall night. To save even more time, you can use pre-made meatballs.
Butternut squash and cauliflower join forces in this colorful soup, spiced with yellow curry powder. Stirring in shredded mozzarella and Cheddar makes it even creamier.
"Wow! Really, really good! Love the mustard and hot sauce with the creamy base, and the cauliflower turned out perfect," Michelle Woolf says. Oh, did we mention it also contains Cheddar and turkey bacon?
Make the most of turnip season with a soup that shows off the slightly-bitter flavor of this underrated root veg. Even kids like it, recipe creator Carla Lybarger notes: "My two-year-old ate her whole bowl — all the turnips and beef!"
Another in-season root veggie, beets give this traditional Eastern European soup its sweetness. To speed up the prep time, use a food processor to shred the beet and carrot, as reviewer France C suggests.
"I wish there were more then five stars to give because I could easily rate this at 10 stars," Dawn Ming-Krupela says of this soup that averages - you guessed it — five-star ratings. "The flavor was fantastic, and tasted just like a fresh lasagna."
Carrots fit in with pumpkins, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes as a sweet, nutritious base for fall soups. (Their orange color comes from beta carotene!) Red curry paste, cilantro, and coconut milk give this recipe a kick that's reminiscent of Thai carrot soup.
Worcestershire sauce, sherry, and thyme flavor this rich soup. If you don't have one of these ingredients on hand, take a cue from our home cooks who have used apple cider vinegar or white wine instead of sherry and balsamic vinegar instead of Worcestershire.
Pork sausage, chicken broth, garlic, and sage just about prove that pumpkin purée tastes as wonderful in a hearty, meaty soup as it does in pie.
This soup packs in filling potatoes and carrots, plus leeks and onions for extra flavor. Plus, it takes just 10 minutes of prep time.
The familiar flavors of cumin, taco seasoning, cilantro, jalapeño, and picante sauce should win over taco soup people, but lentils set this dish apart from similar ones.
Why bake sweet potatoes when you can stir them into this super-flavorful stew? Ginger, garlic, cilantro, and peanuts enhance the tomatoey broth.
"I have made many batches of butternut soup over the years and this BY FAR has been my favorite! The Instant Pot made preparation quick and easy." — CvonD