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
This creamy mushroom and walnut soup would make a perfect starter. Get the recipe here
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This simple soup is as easy as it is impressive. Get the recipe here
French Red Onion Soup
This simple French onion soup is a little more sophisticated with red onions and red wine. Get the recipe here
Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup
This delicious soup with all these fall flavors is vegan too. Get the recipe here
Parsnip Potato Soup
Dress up ordinary potato soup with parsnips, shallots, and bacon. Get the recipe here
Leek and Potato Soup
This leek and potato soup is simple and delicious. Get the recipe here
Broccoli Cheese Soup
This simple broccoli and cheese soup can also be made ahead of time. Get the recipe here
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Butternut squash soup is so good with or without apples. Get the recipe here
Chestnut Soup Recipe
Want to try something a little different? This chestnut soup is sure to impress and is too easy. Get the recipe here
Cream of Mushroom Soup
This creamy mushroom soup is very easy and so comforting. Get the recipe here
Deliciously Easy Asparagus Cream Soup
This creamy asparagus soup would be very impressive to your guests on Thanksgiving. Get the recipe here
Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Souo
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. Get the recipe here
Sweet Potato Soup
Why not trade in your sweet potato casserole for this delicious and nutritious sweet potato soup. Get the recipe here
Turkey Noodle Soup
And for the day after Thanksgiving, use your turkey carcass to make this amazing soup. Get the recipe here
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