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15 best fall soup recipes from Ina Garten, Ree Drummond, Padma Lakshmi and more

These comforting soups will be sure to warm you up while the weather cools down.
/ Source: TODAY

Need some fall soup ideas to satisfy those cold-weather cravings? When it comes to autumn soups, it can be hard to choose which one to make. There are so many seasonal root vegetables to choose from.

Whether you love lighter, vegetable-packed soups, creamy concoctions or heartier stews with meat, there's a big pot of something just waiting to be made. So pull out the slow cooker or Dutch oven, grab a ladle and get cooking. The temperature is dropping and autumn soups are heating up!

YouTube star and cookbook author Laura Vitale gives the classic, creamy butternut squash soup a fragrant, textural twist with crispy sage leaves.

Ree Drummond's creamy soup tastes like Thanksgiving in a bowl. Herbaceous cranberry sauce, creamy broth with white wine, chicken and hearty kale all come together to make a nourishing soup that feels like two courses in one.

Don't toss your carrot tops! Use them to make pesto that'll brighten up dishes like this one. The fresh ginger adds a touch of heat while the coconut cream keeps the dish cool and velvety.

Gail Simmons and her family love this soup for its smoky flavor and how it's packed with protein from chicken stock and hearty beans. Serve it in a piping hot bowl with some crusty bread and a bright side salad for the ultimate cozy, comforting meal at lunch or dinner. Like all soups, the flavors come together even more the longer it sits, so make it in big batches to eat through the week or freeze. It tastes even better the next day.

Make something that's hot and sweet this season: butternut squash soup with fiery, smoky chipotles and sweet maple syrup to tame the flame.

Charred Cauliflower Soup

This vegan and gluten-free soup gets its creaminess from the magical combination of cauliflower and coconut milk. Not only is it super easy to make, it's also a great soup to freeze for a later date.

This hearty, veggie-packed soup from Padma Lakshmi is perfect for prepping ahead, freezing and enjoying another day.

Pumpkin and Sausage Soup

The naturally sweet flavor of the pumpkin pairs wonderfully with savory sausage in this piquant soup. When seasoned with some cracked pepper, garlic and garnished with Parmesan cheese, it's irresistible.

Ina Garten's Creamy Tomato Bisque

Isn't a steaming bowl of tomato soup the ultimate comfort food? While heating up a can of tomato soup may do in a pinch, the real thing is so much better — with slowly sautéed onions and leeks plus good Italian tomatoes and a hint of saffron. You'll never go back to that can again!

People always think of butternut squash soup, but what about our good friend the sweet potato? This recipe is so full of flavor, it will be your go-to. Fresh garlic, onions and ginger build the foundation of this soup, the coconut milk brings richness and the miso paste provides a well-rounded depth of flavor that can't be beat. Top this soup with toasted coconut flakes, creamy labneh, toasted sesame seeds and tangy sumac, and you're in for a seriously delicious, healthy dinner.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

A lot of chicken soups have to simmer for hours before they get that rich chicken flavor. This easy recipe doesn't take long to prepare at all! You'll have the whole family warmed up and eating well in under an hour.

Carrot-Ginger Soup

This vegan and gluten-free carrot soup recipe is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Serve with buttered toast or salad and you've got yourself the perfect fall lunch.

Nkrakra (Light Chicken Soup)

This light and spicy broth is so wholesome and warming. It's Zoe Adjonyoh's go-to dish on chilly days to stave off cold symptoms … and it works every time!

Spicy Miso Ramen

This super oishii spicy ramen is made with basic pantry staples, such as miso paste and tahini. Candice Kumai loves adding extra Sriracha for heat and topping it all off with a slightly runny, soft-boiled egg.

Autumn Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seeds and Anise

For another spin on butternut squash soup, this recipe infuses warm, autumnal spices like clove and anise to create a smooth and comforting soup.