In our recent posts
, we shared a few ways to make the most of those pumpkins that are popping up at your local farms. But pumpkins aren’t the only fresh foodie favorite making an appearance this time of year. Squash, corn, carrots and potatoes are abundant in fall, making them the perfect addition to comforting soups, stews, and chili. Toss them in your slow cooker along with a few pantry staples like broth, rice, and assorted spices for a hot, tasty and deliciously easy meal.
Check out a few of our personal favorite fall slow cooker recipes below, and find all the broths, stocks, and pantry staples you need here
at Direct Eats.
Sweet Potato Chili
- This is the ultimate comfort food. Sweet potatoes, kidney beans
, and beef come together along with various seasonings in this super-food based entree from A Nomad’s Dream.
Split Pea Soup
- Five Heart Home uses chicken broth as a base for this surprisingly veggie-packed recipe. Feel free to substitute chicken broth
to make this savory soup vegetarian.
Corn Red Pepper Chowder
- This chowder from Oh My Veggies is a little sweet, very hearty, and has a bit of a kick! Incorporating soy milk
with fresh vegetables and just a bit of paprika
and cayenne pepper creates a memorable, fresh, and easy meal.
Creamy White Chicken Chili
- This tomato-free chili from Lovely Little Kitchen will cook all day while you work, and just requires a few last minute additions before it’s ready to serve. Classic chili spices, chopped green chiles, beans (cannellini
or great northern) and chicken are covered with a simple creamy sauce, then topped with whatever you want. Try shredded cheese, avocado or cilantro - anything goes!
Thai Chicken Soup
- Try something different this season, and trade classic chicken noodle soup for it’s sweet and savory Thai cuisine. This two-step meal from Foodie Crush uses a few of your pantry staples in addition to ingredients like curry paste
, minced ginger
, fish sauce and fresh vegetables.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
- Why buy this Italian classic pre-made from a store when you can make it yourself? This rich and hearty soup from The Recipe Critic features crushed tomatoes
, spices, vegetables and ditalini pasta cooked in a beef broth.
Butternut Squash Chicken and Quinoa Soup
- If you’re looking to incorporate more quinoa into your diet, look no further. In this recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron, quinoa
, beans, and chicken come together with fajita seasoning (yes, you read that right!) for a surprisingly filling seasonal dish.