The best autumn soups

The best Autumn soup recipes

For me, Autumn in the time when I most want to eat soup. It’s cosy, warming and nourishing.

Soups are a brilliant way of increasing your intake of vegetables, and also ideal for getting around fussy eaters by blending everything together.

A hand-blender is an essential bit of kit for soup-making, and they really aren’t expensive to buy.

If you’ve never made your own soups before, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to do, and how good they can taste just with simple ingredients.

Squash and pumpkin are readily available in the Autumn and make fantastic soups- try my roasted butternut squash soup which is rich and tasty, but completely hassle-free to make as it’s all made in a deep baking tray in the oven.

Tomato soup is another favourite of mine, and I’ll often add a bit of soup pasta to make it more filling, such as in my tomato, basil and orzo soup.

Having a few soup ideas up your sleeve that you can knock up quickly is also great, and whereas ingredients like squash need that longer cooking time, ingredients such as mushrooms and peas do not require long simmering times and can therefore be a quick and convenient lunch. Try my easy mushroom soup.