Hearty Fall Soup

Hearty Fall SoupFall is still not quite here in Michigan. We had a local fall fest this past weekend and it was kind of hard to get into it when it was 75 degrees out and sunny! But the leaves are changing despite the warm temps and so far the weather men are predicting cooler temps this week. Almost cold by the weekend! So it is with the promise of sweater and boots weather that I’m sharing a new hearty fall soup recipe.

A couple weeks ago I was in the mood for a hearty fall soup, but couldn’t quite find a recipe for what I had in mind. I was picturing tomato-based with lots of veggies. I also wanted to make a real meal of it, so I wanted some beans and maybe pasta in there. After looking at what seemed like a zillion recipes, I just threw together my own! Here’s what I came up with! (And I’m trying out a new recipe template so you can easily print recipes – let me know what you think of it in the comments!)

Hearty Fall Soup
Serves 10
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
201 calories
42 g
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8 g
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306 g
297 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
306g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 297mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
77%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
5%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5-6 Red potatoes, cut into chunks
  2. 1/2 pound baby carrots
  3. 1/2 bag frozen green beans
  4. 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes, not drained
  6. 1 can light kidney beans, drained
  7. 1 can dark kidney beans, drained
  8. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  9. 40 oz. beef stock
  10. 2 cans tomato sauce
  11. 1/2 Tablespoon dried basil
  12. 1/2 Tablespoon rosemary
  13. 1/2 Tablespoon Thyme
  14. Salt and Pepper, to taste
  15. 8 oz pasta
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients, except pasta, in a crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add pasta the last 30 minutes. More beef stock or water can be added if you prefer a little more "soupy" soup.
Notes
  1. This made enough for dinner for our family of four, plus some for lunch the next day. And then I froze another meal's worth.
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calories
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On to my menu! I am so glad we are heading into the home stretch of football season. Being married to a coach, this time of year has always been busy. But now that we have a son playing, too, it has been exhausting for all of us! Only two more weeks of ball for Roo, and then The Coach heads into play off season so we live week by week for a bit. I’ll be linking up on I’m an Organizing Junkie if you’re looking for more meal planning ideas! I also often link up at Feeding BigPiggy in Polka DotsWednesday ExtravaganzaMarvelous Mondays, and Wonderful Food Wednesday. Or check out and follow my Yummy board on Pinterest! Interested in meal planning? Check out my post on meal planning. Here’s what we’re eating this week:

Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)
• Cereal
• Granola bars and yogurt
• Pancakes
• Cream of Wheat or oatmeal
• Toast or English Muffins
• Breakfast sliders
• Banana smoothies

Lunches (see this post for Peanut Free lunch ideas!)

• Roo: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Pinwheels (also called roll-ups); Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – PB&J
• Monkey: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Pinwheels (also called roll-ups); Wednesday – Lunchable; Thursday – School lunch; Friday – PB&J
• Me: Monday – leftovers; Tuesday – Pinwheels; Wednesday – leftovers; Thursday – leftovers; Friday – leftovers or Sandwich

Dinners

• Monday – Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
• Tuesday – BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, roasted potatoes, fruit
• Wednesday – Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, carrots
• Thursday – Cheeseburgers, chips, fruit
• Friday – Game night – pizza
• Saturday – Pesto Ranch Chicken, pasta, acron squash
• Sunday – Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, broccoli

 What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!

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Comments

  1. yum! this sounds delicious! I totally hear ya on the weather. Where is fall???

    • I know!! We’ve finally started getting some cooler temps, although we’ve had rain with it. But at least I finally feel like snuggling in with blankets and warm food! The soup was great – my kids picked a little but mostly liked it and it hit the spot with me! :)

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