This easy slow cooker soup blends butternut squash, bell pepper, and carrots for deep natural sweetness. Blended until smooth and creamy, it's garnished with crispy cumin-roasted chickpeas for a nice textural contrast and a little extra heft. Get the recipe.
Creamy and savory, this summer corn chowder is loaded with sweet kernels of corn, as well as chunks of smoky bacon and tender potato. Pureeing some of the corn helps intensify the soup's velvety texture (heavy cream and milk don't hurt, either). Read more.