5 Soup Recipes That’ll Warm You Up During the Chilly Months

5 Soup Recipes That’ll Warm You Up During the Chilly Months

We’re officially in the chilly part of the year where cravings for warming meals are high. Folks are seeking out recipes for hearty dishes, meaning that it’s soup’s time to shine, and we’re here to help you meet these cravings with classic soup recipes: pumpkin, vegetable, potato and leek, and tomato.

Grab your spoon, and let’s dive in.

5 of our favourite soup recipes

Chipotle roasted pumpkin recipe

Chipotle roasted pumpkin soup recipe
Chipotle roasted pumpkin soup recipe. Image supplied Wiltshire.

Recipe and photography credit: The Hungry Babushka / Brodie Nalywajko

Serves 4-6 |Prep time: 5 mins |Cooking time: 50 mins

What you’ll need:

  • 1.3kg butternut pumpkin, cut into quarters, seeds removed
  • 60ml light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chipotle in adobo, finely chopped
  • 160g store-bought chargrilled capsicum, seeds removed
  • 500ml salt-reduced chicken stock
  • Splash of milk
  • 1 small chorizo, skin removed, finely chopped/crumbled
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Parsley, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC fan. Whisk together olive oil and chipotle in adobo, season with salt then rub all over the pumpkin quarters. Spread on a Wiltshire 26.5x21x2cm Enamel Tray and bake for 40 mins, turning every 10-15 mins. Allow to cool slightly then peel and discard the skin.
  2. Combine pumpkin flesh and capsicum in blender, add a small amount of stock and blend until smooth, adding enough stock to get the soup to a consistency you like.
  3. Add a splash of milk, season with salt and pepper and blend to combine.
  4. Place the finely chopped chorizo in a large, cold frypan over medium-high heat. Fry until crispy. Serve sprinkled over the soup with a little parsley to garnish.

Ugly vegetable soup

This vegetable soup recipe from TikTok creator @bakedbymelissa is a rough and ready one that really only asks you to throw in whatever vegetables you have lying around.

We’ve pulled together a basic guide to the recipe from the video, but it’s really quite flexible.

What you’ll need:

  • Onion
  • Purple eschallots
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Vegetable broth


  1. Chop up vegetables roughly (quite small). Sautee in a pot. Add salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, white wine and vegetable broth.
  2. Mix up with a portable blender, add in pastina (risoni pasta is a good option) and serve once pasta is cooked.

Potato and leek soup recipe

There are few soup recipes as hearty as potato and leek, and TikTok creator @lahbco has a recipe that will take you through every step of making this dish at home.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 leeks
  • 4 sweet potatoes (or white potatoes)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut of heavy cream


  1. Slice and chop leeks, chop 4 sweet potatoes, mince garlic and thyme.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a pot. Saute leeks, garlic, thyme, salt, cumin and nutmeg until they caramelise.
  3. Add chopped potatoes and stir until coated. Add in wine and water or stock. If using water, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil and add bay leaves, then simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  5. Remove bay leaves and blend until smooth. Add cream, mix and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with chilli flakes, fresh crusty bread and a drizzle of cream on top.

Tomato soup recipe

If you’re a tomato soup fan, this recipe from TikTok creator @saucedupfoods is a simple place to start. Follow the video above for a step by step guide, and we’ve broken down the guide for you below.

What you’ll need:

  • Roma tomatoes (about 8)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • Red capsicum
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage leaves
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream (or milk)


  1. Add whole tomatoes, capsicum chopped in quarters, onion roughly chopped and garlic cloves into pot or dutch oven. Drizzle with oil and top with pepper rosemary, thyme, sage leaves and a knob of butter.
  2. Cook until soft. Mix vegetables with portable blender. Top with cream and mix until smooth.
  3. Serve with fresh basil, grated cheese and freshly toasted bread.

Colin Fassnidge’s Autumn hug recipe

What you’ll need:

  • Cauliflower
  • Butternut pumpkin
  • Swedes (purple)
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive oil
  • Cream
  • White wine
  • Water
  • Lemon juice


  1. Roughly chop up all the veggies you’ll be using in your soup. Don’t peel anything. Seriously, don’t.
  2. Pop veggies into a pot, season with salt and pepper and drizzle in your olive oil. Leave it to cook for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Add in your garlic and onion powders along with a splash of white wine. Cover it all with water.
  4. Throw in your cream. Let it all simmer.
  5. After about an hour, blend the soup mixture, skin and all. Add in some nutmeg and lemon juice.
  6. Serve your best autumn soup and enjoy!

Not vibing pumpkin, tomato or vegetable soup and would like to see a different recipe included in the list? Let us know in the comments below.

This article has been updated since its original publish date.

Lead Image Credit: TikTok

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