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20 Easy Fall Soups Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less

When you're craving a hearty bowl of soup but don't have hours to spend tending a simmering pot, you'll appreciate this lineup of top-rated soups that go from prep to bowl in 30 minutes or less. These are the save-your-life soups you need when you're short on time and a hot bowl of goodness has to happen right now.


1. Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

Canned beef broth and frozen, cooked Italian-style meatballs, and frozen vegetables are your smart shortcuts to this top-rated soup. "Perfect for a cold, rainy, late fall weekday." -- Tami Jarecki Lund

Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

Photo by Linda T

2. Pasta Fazoolander

"This is one of my favorite soups because it's so quick & easy! I usually make 2 or 3 times the recipe because it is SO good on a cold night--or anytime!" -- Alex

3. Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

"I fell in love with chicken and lime soup while traveling in the Yucatan years ago. When I found this recipe, I fell in love all over again." -- Ranjo


Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

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4. Pho Ga Soup

"Easy to cook. Tasty and healthy, will def add this one to my favorites." -- irabird


Pho Ga Soup

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5. Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

"This recipe is so quick, easy, and cheap...just open the cans and boil. I only spent about $10.00 on ingredients." -- Rolanda

6. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

"I’d describe this soup as “comforting”. The flavors and thickness turn a gray day into a great day." -- Brown Sugar Girl


Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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7. Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

"This has become my little black dress of creamy soups and it's never failed me." -- Jaciss


Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Photo by Yvonne Williams

8. Joe's Homemade Mushroom Soup

"I am obsessed with this soup! I made it at my restaurant and people went nutso for it!" -- Hick Chick


Joe's Homemade Mushroom Soup

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9. Simple and Delicious Kale Soup

"Didn't change a thing. Couldn't be much simpler. And for sure delicious." -- yoyo1198


Simple and Delicious Kale Soup

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10. Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

"You can find the chipotle peppers and the sofrito in the Hispanic section of your grocery store." -- Sweet Apron


Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

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11. Cajun Scallop Chowder

"This was so awesome. I fed six people off this and they all loved it." -- LukesMom

12. California Italian Wedding Soup

"I have been making this recipe for about 4 years now and consider it the best version of wedding soup I have ever tasted." -- ASHLEY_S


California Italian Wedding Soup

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13. Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

"This is an awesome recipe. I have a friend that just raves about it." -- Denise B.

Creamy Sweet Potato With Ginger Soup

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14. Amazing Gnocchi Soup

"This soup is deceptively simple as many wonderful recipes often are." -- kymbrown1


Amazing Gnocchi Soup

Photo by Linda T

15. Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup

"Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup Haiku: 'So easy to make! Nice comforting bowl of soup. Simmer for longer.'" -- Rock_lobster


Martha's Vegetable Beef Soup


16. Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

"This is so easy to make and so good! I cook the chicken breasts in the broth to make the broth a bit richer." --


Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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17. Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever

"Soo delicious! I used the whole butternut squash and roasted it on a baking sheet on broil for 5 min or so to bring out the flavor after cubing it." -- Airisaiia


Butternut Squash Soup

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18. Patricia's Green Chile Soup

"This was my first try at 'Southwestern' cooking and I was very pleased." -- Dianne

19. Cream of Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

"Loved this! I'm going to have a hard time going back to plain ol tomato soup, espcially because this was so easy to make. I had all the ingredients on hand, served it with grilled Provolone sandwiches." -- jaxwife


Tomato Soup

Photo by Meredith

20. Quick Black Bean Soup

"I'm laying on the couch absolutely stuffed on this soup. It was so good it may have killed me." -- Thanosleroy666


Black Bean Soup

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).