What’s in the lunch box today? These 23 autumn soups are perfect for taking with you to school, work or wherever you’re eating away from home.
The leaves are beginning to change into shades of rich magentas, bright oranges and bold yellows. The mornings are cool but the days vary — sometimes warm, sometimes chilly. The yellow school buses bounce across town, delivering eager kids from home to school and back again.
Must be autumn.
With the change in weather comes the change in food desires. Cooler temperatures leaves folks wanting more warmth, more comfort, more bone-heating goodness. That’s where these soups come in.
These 23 soups are perfect for lunch boxes and perfect for autumn. Whip up a batch and enjoy the warm, comforting flavors at lunchtime whenever.
But before you ladle some into your favorite thermos, make sure you know how to keep soup warm in a lunch box. And don’t forget to pack accordingly: a spoon and a napkin or two.
Oh! And one more thing! Don’t forget to pack good snacks too.
Autumn Soups Perfect for Lunch Boxes
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lime and Avocado
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lime and Avocado is delightfully tangy and filling. But the best part of this soup is how easy it is to make in the slow cooker.
Roasted Red Pepper and Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy roasted red pepper and butternut squash soup made with minimal ingredients and finished with a kick of chili and toasted cumin seeds for extra flavor!
Cauliflower Leek Soup
Cauliflower Leek Soup is a sensual soup with notes of sweetness from the leeks, onion and cauliflower balanced with thyme, salt and pepper and hot sauce.
Tomato and Orange Soup
Make this delicious and warming Tomato and Orange Soup for dinner or for the beginning course of a wonderful meal. The bright citrus from the orange juice pairs perfectly with the tomato base.
Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup
This Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup is super creamy, smooth and full of flavor. Gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, this is healthy and quick to make in just 15 minutes.
Lentil Soup with Pancetta
This rich and hearty lentil soup recipe is filled with healthy, flavorful ingredients, and a bit of pancetta — everything in moderation!
Copycat Bob Evans Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
This copycat Bob Evans chicken noodle soup is so easy to make at home. It is warm, comforting, and delicious on a cool day.
Lentil and Turmeric Soup
Easy to make in one pot, this vegan lentil and turmeric soup is hearty, filling and loaded with goodness. Plus it's made with coconut milk for a creamy texture and sweet flavor.
Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Soup
This easy, comforting soup is packed with smoked sausage and healthy vegetables all swimming in a slightly spicy and tomatoey broth. It tastes even better the next day and freezes well, so it's perfect for make-ahead meals.
Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup
This healthy broccoli and sweet potato soup is perfect to warm up with on a cold day. Made with sweet potatoes, broccoli and onions, with a bit of cream mixed in and a dash of red pepper flakes for a tiny bit of spice.
Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Bacon
Sour cream is swirled into this Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Bacon recipe, giving it a silky, smooth texture that’s total comfort-food.
Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
This paleo butternut squash soup is full of cozy fall flavors. It’s nutritious, silky smooth, and easy to make.
Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
This instant pot vegetable beef soup is the perfect healthy soup recipe! This one-pot meal is packed with savory flavor and is ready in 30 minutes!
Easy Lasagna Soup
This easy lasagna soup recipe is a lasagna transformed into a one pot soup! It has all the traditional lasagna ingredients and flavors, but is even tastier and simple to make as a soup.
The Most Delicious 5-Alarm Chili
Warm your soul with this amazing 5-alarm chili. The hearty, spicy and meaty flavors of this dish are what a great chili is all about. The layers and depth of flavor will have you making this recipe again and again.
Three Bean Chicken Soup
Three Bean Chicken Soup gets the party started with great flavor and soothing comfort! It's a healthy soup for cold, winter nights and days when there's a chill in the air.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe
This minestrone soup carries Italian flavors and fun textures. It includes fusilli pasta, red kidney beans, zucchini, carrots, and kale with a parmesan cheese topping you can add before eating.
Ham and Corn Chowder
Ham and Corn Chowder is easy to make and so rich and creamy. Everyone will love it!
Sopa de Tortilla
An authentic Mexican soup, Sopa de Tortilla is packed with flavors of pasilla peppers, tomatoes and herbs, filled with tortilla strips.
Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This rich homemade cream of mushroom soup is better than anything canned. It is a vegetarian version with mushroom broth, plus keto and gluten-free.
Creamy Curry Cauliflower Soup
This creamy, roasted curry cauliflower soup recipe has a heavenly, silky texture, so much flavor, can be made nice and spicy and is completely vegan. You’ll be amazed how delicious this simple recipe is.
Vegetarian Ukrainian Borscht Soup
Ukrainian vegan borscht soup is a hearty and healthy way to use up your garden fall vegetables, all you will need in this flavorful beet soup are beets, sliced veggies, lemon juice, and a few aromatic herbs.
Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
All the delicious flavors of the Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup are recreated in this creamy easy Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It is a cozy and hearty soup, made from simple ingredients that the whole family will love.