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15 Easy Thanksgiving Soup Recipes

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.

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  • Wild Mushroom and California Walnut Soup 1 of 15
    Wild Mushroom and California Walnut Soup
    This 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 15
    Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
    This simple soup is as easy as it is impressive.
    Make Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • French Red Onion Soup 3 of 15
    French Red Onion Soup
    This 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 15
    Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
    This delicious soup with all these fall flavors is vegan too.
    Make Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
  • Parsnip Potato Soup 5 of 15
    Parsnip Potato Soup
    Dress up ordinary potato soup with parsnips, shallots and bacon.
    Make Parsnip Potato Soup
  • Leek and Potato Soup 6 of 15
    Leek and Potato Soup
    This leek and potato soup is simple and delicious.
    Make Leek and Potato Soup
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup 7 of 15
    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    This simple broccoli and cheese soup can also be made ahead of time.
    Make Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Apple Pumpkin Soup Recipe 8 of 15
    Apple Pumpkin Soup Recipe
    I 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 15
    Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
    Butternut squash soup is so good with or without apples.
    Make Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
  • Chestnut Soup Recipe 10 of 15
    Chestnut Soup Recipe
    Want 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 15
    Cream of Mushroom Soup
    This creamy mushroom soup is very easy and so comforting.
    Make Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Deliciously Easy Asparagus Cream Soup 12 of 15
    Deliciously Easy Asparagus Cream Soup
    This 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 15
    Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
    This 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 15
    Sweet Potato Soup
    Why not trade in your sweet potato casserole for this delicious and nutritious sweet potato soup.
    Make Sweet Potato Soup
  • Turkey Noodle Soup 15 of 15
    Turkey Noodle Soup
    And for the day after Thanksgiving, use your turkey carcass to make this amazing soup.
    Make Turkey Noodle Soup

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