Thanksgiving is a busy time of the year. It’s even busier if you’re in charge of the kitchen! With all that time spent cooking which could be used to spend time with relatives, consider having soup for thanksgiving dinner. It’s easy, tasty, and better than that, can be prepared in advance of the big day to be reheated when everyone finally finds their seat. We’ve scoured the web to bring you three of our favourite soup recipes perfect for a thanksgiving menu.
1. Butternut Squash Soup: By far the most simple recipe on the list, with only six ingredients you can use the most autumnal of vegetables to create a delicious soup the entire family will love to slurp down. Even better, the whole dish can be made in one pot, making washing up even easier. All you’ll need are some butternut squashes, an onion, butter, salt, nutmeg and chicken stock to make an ideal thanksgiving stomach-filler.
2. Squash and Apple Soup with Beet and Bacon: Sticking with the season’s favourite vegetable, this soup has a sweet and tangy twist, with the salt and tart of the beet and bacon adding even more excitement to the dish. Textures also play a vital role in making this soup a classic, with the smooth but thick texture of the main soup clashing with the sharp crunch of fried bacon lardons. We’re drooling just thinking about it!
3. Wild Rice Mushroom Soup: Our last soup is a tad more sophisticated, adult affair. Mixing the nutty hints of wild rice with seasonal mushrooms of your choice, this soup can be a great palette-teaser, an exciting opening foray into the autumnal flavours present in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.