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

(Image: Megan Gordon)