Ditch the can, 11 homemade soups to upgrade your Saturday

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There’s just something about a bowl of homemade soup on a Saturday that feels right. It’s like a cozy blanket for your insides, and let’s be honest, it’s way better than anything you’ll find in a can. This fall, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best soup recipes that are perfect for those lazy Saturdays where all you want to do is stay in your PJs and watch movies.

From creamy pumpkin potato soup to a savory Italian tomato pasta, these recipes are packed with fresh ingredients and bold flavors that will have you coming back for seconds. And the best part? They’re easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your weekend. So, grab your favorite soup pot and let’s get cooking!

A bowl of kabocha squash soup with cherries and pecans.
Creamy Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Instant Pot Bean Soup

Ditch the cans! The Instant Pot Bean Soup combines a rich blend of 13 beans and lentils in a hearty tomato base, creating a dreamy, cozy vegan meal for Saturday. The addition of Tuscan kale adds a pop of color and an extra dose of nutrition, making it a complete meal perfect for fueling your weekend adventures.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Bean Soup

Buttercup Squash Soup

Canned soup can’t compare to our creamy buttercup squash soup with its mellow Thai flavors of coconut and lime. This unique winter squash soup with its sweet taste is a fantastic way to enjoy a homemade meal on a Saturday in the fall.
Get the Recipe: Buttercup Squash Soup

A bowl of delicata squash soup with a spoon on a wooden table.
Creamy Coconut Delicata Squash Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Creamy Coconut Delicata Squash Soup

Canned soup doesn’t stand a chance against our savory creamy coconut delicata squash soup. Its light, subtly sweet undertone makes it the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold fall or winter day.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Coconut Delicata Squash Soup

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

This isn’t your average canned soup! Our creamy root vegetable soup can be made with almost any assortment of root vegetables you have on hand. It’s a vegetarian meal that’s both hearty and warming with robust winter herbs and spices.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Italian tomato soup with pasta in a mug with a spoon.
Italian Tomato Pasta Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

Our Italian Tomato Pasta Soup is the antidote to canned soup blues. Filled with hearty ground beef, sausage, mushrooms, and escarole, this rich and flavorful combination is the perfect bowl of comfort on a crisp Saturday in the fall.
Get the Recipe: Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

Escarole Soup

Forget canned soups! This classic hearty Italian Escarole Soup, with its blend of escarole greens, white beans, sausage, and pasta, is a cozy and satisfying way to elevate your Saturday meal and bring warmth to any chilly fall day.
Get the Recipe: Escarole Soup

Ground beef cabbage soup made in the Instant Pot in a white serving bowl.
Instant Pot Cabbage Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

Say goodbye to bland canned soups and dive into the warmth of this Instant Pot Cabbage Soup. It’s a blend of wholesome ingredients in a savory tomato base that provides the ultimate comfort and coziness needed for a relaxing Saturday in the fall.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

Pumpkin Potato Soup

Break free from canned soup monotony with our creamy blend of potatoes and pumpkin. This quintessential Saturday fall meal is easy to make in your blender and perfect for warming up after a brisk autumn walk.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Potato Soup

Creamy Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup

Elevate your Saturday with our creamy kabocha squash soup. With notes of cinnamon and ginger topped with a tart cherry drizzle and pecan cherry crumble, it’s a far cry from the blandness of canned soups.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup

Creamy tomato basil soup garnished with grated parmesan and fresh basil in a white bowl with a gold spoon.
Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Our homemade roasted tomato soup, inspired by Panera’s creamy tomato soup, puts canned versions to shame. Filled with an abundance of comforting flavors from roasted garlic and fresh basil, it’s a must-have for a snug Saturday evening as the leaves begin to fall.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Leek Apple Cheddar Soup

Our leek apple cheddar soup, sweet and creamy with chopped walnuts and cranberries, is a testament to how homemade soups are leagues ahead of their canned counterparts. It’s a delightful way to enjoy a Saturday in the fall.
Get the Recipe: Leek Apple Cheddar Soup

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