17 Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

Seasonal Soups

Looking for recipe ideas for soups for Thanksgiving? I got you covered with 7 classic Fearless Eating recipes and 10 recipes from a wide variety of great food blogs.

Soups are great to make ahead and save yourself some time in the kitchen on the day of the big feast. They also make a great dish to bring if you’re a guest. And of course, they make great leftovers!

Hope you find one you like and enjoy!

1. Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese

simple butternut squash soup

Butternut squash makes a great Thanksgiving soup. Its dense flesh easily blends into a creamy soup. And of course, its nutty, sweet flavor is just so fantastic. Warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make it all the more nourishing and delicious. Get the recipe here.

2. Roasted Carrot-Apple Soup

roasted carrot apple soup

Rich and sweet, this soup works any time of the year but is especially suited for autumn when apples are in season. And that means it’s a perfect choice for Thanksgiving too! Get the recipe here.

3. Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup

sweet potato coconut soup recipe

This sweet potato coconut soup combines ginger, garlic and just a little curry. Top it with some creme fraiche for an extra does of creamy goodness. Get the recipe here.

4. Cream of Mushroom Soup with Parmesan

my favorite holiday soup recipe

This is perhaps my favorite winter holiday soup. There’s just something about mushrooms and Parmesan cheese together that elevates their individual flavors. This soup would make another great choice for Thanksgiving. Get the recipe here.

5. Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Soup

pesto soup

This recipe also include sausage but you could leave that out for more of an appetizer-style soup. Either way, the flavors here are just astounding. Careful with this soup. It’s addicting! Get the recipe here.

6. Clam Bisque

Traditional clam bisque and tomato clam bisque

Bisques make great appetizer soups! And clams are a lot easier to make into a bisque than lobsters. They’re also just as flavorful. This post includes two choices, a traditional clam bisque and a tomato-clam bisque. Get the recipes here.

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7. Traditional Oyster Stew

traditional oyster stew recipe

This may seem like a strange one but there was a time in America when oyster stew was a traditional Christmas Eve meal. So why not Thanksgiving too? Oyster stew is actually not a stew but rather a light, brothy soup which makes for an ideal appetizer. It’s also super simple to make. Get the recipe here.

10 More Recipe Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

8. Pecan Soup from Southern Living

9. Split Pea Soup from Striped Spatula

10. French Onion Soup from Pure Wow

11. Potato Leek Soup from Feasting at Home

12. Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup from Peace, Love and Low Carb

13. Parsley and Celery Root Bisque from Taste of Home

14. Red Lentil Soup from The Traditional Cooking School

15. Cauliflower Soup from Cook’s Illustrated

16. Parsnip, Pear and Pistachio Soup from Paleo Gluten-Free Guy

17. Silky Fennel Soup with Crabmeat from Food and Wine

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17 Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

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Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.