Hearty Fall Soup Recipes for Our Luxury 55 Plus Communities In SC

Enjoy a cozy and warm meal indoors with our soup recipe ideas!


While the leaves are changing, the temperatures turn from warm to brisk. We know you and your loved one start craving those classic cozy meals, and hearty soups are at the top of that list! We are blessed in our retirement communities in South Carolina to have professional chefs providing amazing meals for our residents around the clock. However, when you’re eating with family and aren’t with us we would love to share with you some of our favorite hearty soup recipes for the cooler months!

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

You can’t talk about fall recipes without pumpkin! If your loved one enjoys the pumpkin spice flavors that are all the rage, take a look at this recipe from Eating Well. This soup is packed with vegetables. If you’re looking for a less spicy version, simply omit the peppers. To make this you’ll need:

  • Red onion
  • Poblano peppers
  • Garlic
  • Red curry paste
  • Ground coriander
  • Vegetable broth
  • Canned black beans
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned coconut milk
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Roasted pepitas

The first step for making this soup is to heat oil in a large pot and add onions and peppers. Then add your garlic, coriander, and curry paste. Next stir in broth, black beans, tomatoes, pumpkin and salt, and bring everything to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and bring the soup to a simmer. Finally, pour the coconut milk into the soup, stir in lime juice, and garnish your bowl with cilantro and pepitas.

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut squash and apples are a match made in heaven in this fall soup recipe from Eating Well. This is designed to be made in a slow cooker, so you will have the whole kitchen smelling delicious all day! This recipe will definitely hit the spot on a chilly evening. Here are the main items you’ll need:

  • Butternut squash
  • Vidalia onion
  • Parsnips
  • Unsalted vegetable stock
  • Granny Smith apple
  • Fresh rosemary sprig
  • Heavy cream

When you’re ready to try this soup, first stir together the squash, water, onions, parsnips, stock, apple, rosemary, salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cook on low for six hours, then remove the rosemary sprig. Next, starting with about half of the soup mixture, transfer the contents to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Blend the remaining soup mixture and add to the bowl. Lastly, stir the heavy cream into the big bowl of soup, and enjoy!

Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Rice

If your loved one is a meat lover, this chicken soup with rice recipe will be a great choice for dinner. While this hearty soup recipe from Eating Well has more ingredients than our other suggestions, it still comes together in just a few steps! The main ingredients you’ll need are:

  • Yellow onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Root vegetables (such as butternut squash or parsnip)
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Wild rice

First, heat up some oil and your yellow onion in a large pot. Next, cook your vegetables until tender, followed by aromatic spices like oregano and thyme. Finally, stir in the broth, chicken and wild rice, and simmer until cooked through.

While we’d love for your loved one to take advantage of our freshly prepared meals from our communities that are sure to delight their taste buds, we understand the importance of dinner as a family. Give these hearty soup recipes a try, and let us know how they turned out!

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