Once the autumn chill hits the air, it’s time to break out the slow cooker or your big pot and make up plenty of soup for cool evenings and easy family suppers. These kid-friendly soup recipes will give your little ones a chance to help out in the kitchen, plus they’re guaranteed to sneak a little vegetables into dinner with no fuss.
Turkey Chili
This simple recipe is low on spices but easy on pantry staples. Ground turkey keeps it lean. Serve with DIY toppings like avocado, sour cream, or cheese. (Maybe even some jalapenos for Mom and Dad.)
Butternut Squash
Try something new and whip up butternut squash soup in your slow cooker. Buy a whole squash at your  farmer’s market, or keep it super simple with pre-cut chunks available at most grocers. With carrots, apples, and coconut milk, this soup has just enough sweetness to tempt even the tiniest taste buds.
Classic Chicken Noodle
Packed with more veggies than Campbell’s (carrots, celery, and corn) this is a surefire kid pleasing soup that’s quick and easy for chilly nights.
Homemade Tomato with Grilled Cheese Dippers
There’s nothing more comforting on cool days than tomato soup and grilled cheese. This recipe uses the crockpot (yay!) and more than just tomatoes create a base that’s perfect for grilled cheese dippers–proving even the most traditional foods can be exciting again.
Bonus Recipe: Sweet Potato and Apple
Sweet and savory, gluten and dairy free, this soup is all the best of autumn in a bowl. Let little ones help peel potatoes, but leave on the apple peelings for a nutritional boost.
What are you feeding your family this fall?