Soup recipes have evolved. We’re not eating your grandmom’s chicken noodle anymore. So here are 8 of the most unique and delicious soup recipes for this soup season.

Innovations in the soup community have made the classic dish a full meal rather than a sad starter. Plain tomato or chicken soup can step aside. The general public has moved past boring broth and uninspired add-ins. These soups are modeled after meals and flavors loved the world over. They eat like a meal and taste amazing. It’s truly a modern marvel.

With the phenomenon of what the internet calls “soup szn” (szn = season), what was once one-note is now new and innovative. Soup season begins as early as September and peaks in January when the weather is coldest and souls need healing. After all, when it gets dark THAT early, you need a comforting meal to make up for it.

These recipes are sure to warm you up from the inside. They’re filling and creative and stray from the norm. They’re meals that the whole family will like and won’t garner any eye-rolls or groans. Sometimes it’s better to NOT keep it simple.

Here are 8 delicious soup recipes for soup season:

  • Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale

    tortellini soup

    This tortellini soup with Italian sausage and kale from The Modern Proper puts a different depth of flavor into the boring chicken tortellini we all know. The kale will provide hearty greens and plenty of iron. The sausage adds a savory blast of seasoning and depth.

  • French Onion Soup

    french onion soup

    This French Onion Soup from Love and Lemons is comfort in a bowl. A crusty slice of French bread and a salty layer of gooey cheese complement the sweet onion soup base. It’s a burst of flavor that will warm you up on a chilly day.

  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

    Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

    Yes, it’s chicken noodle soup but creamy, making it even more filling. This creamy chicken noodle soup is definitely heartier than what you’re used to with the regular recipe. This recipe from Eating Well uses rotisserie chicken, which cuts the job of cooking chicken entirely out of the equation!

  • Crockpot Potato Soup

    potato soup with cheese and bacon garnish

    Move over boring old potato soup. This Eating Well Crockpot potato soup is essentially a loaded baked potato in a bowl. The creamy potato base is topped with gooey cheese and bright sour cream. The best addition is clearly the bacon, though, which deepens the flavor profile.

  • Taco Soup

    taco soup with cheese garnish

    Taco soup? Yes, taco soup. It’s kind of like chili, but better. It contains all of the usual taco fixins, but it’s eaten out of a bowl. It’s a taco without the carbs of the shell. The Modern Proper really went above and beyond when making this beefy, hearty recipe.

  • Turkey Wild Rice Soup

    Turkey Wild Rice Soup served with a spoon

    This turkey wild rice soup can be made using leftovers if you so choose. The Cookie Rookie actually recommends it. It’s creamy, rich, and flavorful. Plus, rice is a nice deviation from the traditional soup addition of beans or pasta.

  • Roasted Cauliflower And Potato Curry Soup

    Roasted Cauliflower And Potato Curry Soup

    Curry is such a blend of aromatic flavors. Try this roasted cauliflower and potato curry soup from Eating Well if you like that bouquet of taste. It’s nice and light but will be sure to fill you up.

  • Lasagna Soup

    lasagna soup with ricotta and basil garnish

    Lasagna soup is a must-make this winter. Like, seriously. Especially this recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch. It’s everything you love about lasagna without the tedious layers and time-consuming baking time. It’s bright from the tomato, aromatic from the  spices and creamy from the cheese. The lasagna noodles add a fun textural element.

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