Homemade Hearty Fall Harvest Soup Recipe

As the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to look for comfort food recipes for cold nights. Homemade soup is my ultimate comfort food and we have so many to share with you including 15 winter soups and homemade chicken noodle soup. We are sharing our recipe for a hearty fall harvest soup below too.

a harvest soup with potatoes, butternut squash, cucuzza squash, and kale

This fall vegetable harvest soup is healthy, hearty, and delicious; the ultimate cold-weather comfort food to pair with warm crusty bread.

How to make fall harvest soup

This one-pot soup is so easy to make, and the perfect way to use up leftover vegetables.


the ingredients to make harvest soup including potatoes, squash, celery, tomatoes, and kaler

The main ingredients for this recipe are:

  • Butternut squash
  • Cucuzza squash
  • Yellow baby potatoes
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • White kidney beans
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic
  • Herbs

Just because I used these specific ingredients doesn’t mean you have to. There are so many delicious options you can choose to include in yours, or remove from my list if you don’t like a particular ingredient. I added cucuzza squash to mine because a local farmer gave me five of these huge squashes recently so I’ve been adding them to everything.

Here are ingredients that you could add to (or substitute) in your soup:

  • Smoked sausage
  • Carrot
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Lentils
  • Wild rice
  • Parsnips


The first step to making this hearty soup is to prepare all of the ingredients.

squash, potatoes, celery, onion, fresh herbs, and garlic cubed and diced for harvest soup

Make sure that the baby potatoes and squash are cubed into small bite-sized pieces. The smaller they are, the quicker the soup will cook (and the easier the soup will be to eat).

If using fresh rosemary, you will need to very finely chop that too. Rosemary is hard, so you will want it to be as small as possible. You could also add an extra sprig of fresh rosemary (for more flavor) to the pot and then remove it before serving the soup.

a large pot of soup with fresh vegetables and kidney beans

autumn vegetable soup in a pot with a ladle

This soup recipe uses just one large pot making clean-up so much easier. Print the full recipe below.

Fall Harvest Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

A delicious, healthy, and hearty fall harvest soup is the ultimate comfort food.

Course: Soup
Keyword: autumn soup, fall soupll, harvest soup, vegetable soup
Servings: 8 people
Author: Tonya Staab
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 1.5 cups yellow baby potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1.5 cups cucuzza squash cubed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbs fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh thyme leaves
  • 15.5 oz can white kidney beans
  • 2 cups kale roughly chopped
  1. Prepare all of your ingredients.

  2. Heat the olive oil in the large pot of medium-high heat.

  3. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the the onion is translucent.

  4. Add the butternut squash, celery, and potatoes, and continue cooking (while stirring occasionally) for about 5 minutes.

  5. Pour in the vegetable broth. Turn the heat up to high.

  6. Add the cucuzza squash, herbs, and crushed tomatoes. Stir and bring to a slow boil.

  7. Reduce the heat to simmer and add the kidney beans. Cook for 20 minutes.

  8. Add the kale, stir, and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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