Having soup at Thanksgiving is a tradition I started with my own family about 10 years ago. Growing up, we never had any appetizers or snacks during the day on Thanksgiving. We just waited all day to eat and then feasted on one huge Thanksgiving meal. Knowing now just how unhealthy it is to go for such a long period of time without food, I now always make Thanksgiving an all day eating event of several little meals instead of one enormous one.
Of course soup is my favorite Thanksgiving starter. It’s comforting, warming and a nice way to relax in the middle of a hectic holiday. I serve our soup either at lunchtime, or mid-afternoon a few hours before dinner is served. I like to serve a soup like the one shown above, or any other creamy pureed soup that’s not too heavy. Afterwards, I follow with a large Crudite Platter with several dips to choose from before serving the big meal.
Here I have gathered some of the best soup recipes on Babble for Thanksgiving. All these recipes are easy enough for a busy holiday, yet still very impressive.
Wild Mushroom and California Walnut Soup 1 of 15This creamy mushroom and walnut soup would make a perfect starter.
Make Wild Mushroom and California Walnut Soup
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup 2 of 15This simple soup is as easy as it is impressive.
Make Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
French Red Onion Soup 3 of 15This simple french onion soup is a little more sophisticated with red onions and red wine.
Make French Red Onion Soup
Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup 4 of 15This delicious soup with all these fall flavors is vegan too.
Make Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
Parsnip Potato Soup 5 of 15Dress up ordinary potato soup with parsnips, shallots and bacon.
Make Parsnip Potato Soup
Leek and Potato Soup 6 of 15This leek and potato soup is simple and delicious.
Make Leek and Potato Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup 7 of 15This simple broccoli and cheese soup can also be made ahead of time.
Make Broccoli Cheese Soup
Apple Pumpkin Soup Recipe 8 of 15I love to make a pumpkin soup like this one, with some tart apples mixed in.
Make Apple Pumpkin Soup
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 9 of 15Butternut squash soup is so good with or without apples.
Make Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Chestnut Soup Recipe 10 of 15Want to try something a little different? This chestnut soup is sure to impress and is too easy.
Make Chestnut Soup Recipe
Cream of Mushroom Soup 11 of 15This creamy mushroom soup is very easy and so comforting.
Make Cream of Mushroom Soup
Deliciously Easy Asparagus Cream Soup 12 of 15This creamy asparagus soup would be very impressive to your guests on Thanksgiving.
Make Deliciously Easy Asparagus Cream Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup 13 of 15This tomato soup with roasted red peppers is a simple soup that would pair wonderfully with an Italian meat and cheese appetizer platter with warm crusty bread.
Make Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Sweet Potato Soup 14 of 15Why not trade in your sweet potato casserole for this delicious and nutritious sweet potato soup.
Make Sweet Potato Soup
Turkey Noodle Soup 15 of 15And for the day after Thanksgiving, use your turkey carcass to make this amazing soup.
Make Turkey Noodle Soup
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