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Prep these flavorful, aromatic soups in 15 minutes or less and watch as they simmer to life.

Zee Krstic
October 19, 2017

The temperature change we experience every fall seems to come as a surprise – the warm sunshine disappears earlier in the evenings, darkness lingers in the chilly morning, and we find ourselves reaching for warm meals. There's something about hearty soup that brings familiar comfort come autumn.

The magic of a delicious soup or stew is that the hard work is often only limited to prep time, and you can slowly watch as low and steady heat turns your wholesome batch of ingredients into a pot of gold.

We’ve perfected the art of combining the most delicious, fragrant, and healthy fall staples into soups you can prep in as little as 15 minutes. Served hot from the stovetop, they make for delicious lunches or dinners. These soups are a reliable option for meal prep when cold temperatures give you a reason to drag your feet in the kitchen. 

Prepped in 15 minutes and ready to eat within the hour, these soups will soon become favorites in your household:

Creamy Carrot and Lemongrass Soup

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Pre-chopped butternut squash slashes prep time, while curry paste and lemongrass build flavor instantly. 

Easy Pork Posole

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Using ground pork instead of a traditional pork shoulder makes it easier to incorporate protein into this classic comfort stew.

Three-Bean Miso Chili

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Cut cook time with canned beans. A trio of them provides textural contrast – plus half your daily fiber goal.

Smoky Lentil Stew

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Lentils are nutrient-packed, inexpensive, and quick-cooking, making this weeknight stew fuss-free.

Turmeric Chicken-and-Chickpea Soup

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Before you get to stewing, browning the chicken thighs in the pot infuses the broth with savory richness.

Beans-and-Greens Soup

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

These humble ingredients make a huge nutritional impact here. This is truly the soup that comes to life when you walk away and let the magic of slow-heat do work.