With warm, vivid colors like the afternoon light on a fall day, this Slow Cooker Autumn Vegetable Soup Recipe is vegan, gluten free and totally delicious!
Slow Cooker Autumn Vegetable Soup
Fall is officially upon us! In the weeks to come, I’ll take long walks on the tree-lined Brooklyn streets and check out the changing colors the season brings. There’s nothing more refreshing than the first brisk breeze of autumn. It’s an invigorating change from the dog days of summer – and it gets me excited about the changing of in-season ingredients at our local shop. Yep, it’s squash season! And the colors of this healthy slow cooker autumn vegetable soup are much like the quality of the late afternoon light filtering through colorful leaves on a fall day. Oh yeah, it’s delicious too!
There are no tough to find spices in this slow cooker soup recipe. In fact, you’ll find almost everything you’ll need to prepare this autumn vegetable soup in the veggie aisle. Vibrant yellow-orange acorn squash is loaded with health benefits and really soaks up the natural, clean sweetness the fresh tomato adds to this soup. I used a savory base of vegetable broth to keep this a vegan preparation, but you can use chicken broth to kick up the home cooked flavor factor when you make your own autumn vegetable soup. Cannellini beans really bring a hearty element to the table. It’s not often that a soup is filling enough to stand on it’s own without a side (or two!). A big bowl was enough to completely satisfy.
I may be jumping the gun a little bit here; but I can totally picture myself prepping this slow cooker autumn vegetable soup, then lacing up the skates and hitting the ice rink while the slow cooker works it’s magic. Ben and I have already made a pact to skate as much as possible this fall and winter. There’s nothing better on a chilly day than returning from the ice rink to a warming bowl of fall veggie goodness. How about you? What’s your favorite food to eat on a cool fall day? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Other simple, delicious slow cooker recipes:
- Slow Cooker White Bean Chili Soup
- Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
- Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
- Slow Cooker Short Ribs With Kimchi
- Slow Cooker Chana Masala
Did you like this Slow Cooker Autumn Vegetable Soup Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound acorn squash, peeled, seeded and sliced into chunks.
- 2 large tomatoes, sliced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium sized onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- 6 cups vegetable broth (for vegan) OR chicken broth
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
Low in saturated fat
Very high in dietary fiber
High in iron
High in manganese
High in magnesium
High in phosphorus
High in potassium
High in thiamin
High in vitamin A
High in vitamin C