Decadent Soup Without the Cream: 10 Favorite Recipes

2011_10_23-soup.jpg There's nothing quite like a nice, creamy bowl of soup on a cool fall afternoon. But a decadent, delicious soup doesn't always have to be made with cream; sometimes certain soup recipes are so good that they fake it.

With the holidays on the horizon, we think lightening up on the soup front isn't such a bad idea, so we gathered a few of our favorite recipes from the past (and not-so-past) that taste sinfully creamy, but aren't. From a half-pureed lentil soup to a spicy sweet potato, there's inspiration here to last throughout the season.

Try a Recipe:
Curried Lentil Soup (pictured) - A Sweet Spoonful
Roasted Tomato and Thyme Soup - The Sophisticated Gourmet
Sweet Potato, Corn and Jalapeno Bisque - Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Cauliflower Soup - The Wednesday Chef
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup - Joy the Baker
Potato Leek Soup - Simply Recipes
Carrot Soup - 101 Cookbooks
Curried Pumpkin Soup - Epicurious
Early Fall Soup of Zucchini and Broccoli - Seven Spoons
"Creamy" Onion Soup - Kayotic Kitchen

Related: 10 Simple Soups for the Beginning of Fall

(Image: Megan Gordon)

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