8 Sweet Potato Soups to Give Fall a Delicious Send-Off

Gourds often steal the limelight when it comes to cold-weather cooking. Of course, you can't skip indulging in a bowl of creamy butternut squash soup or tossing together a squash-filled autumnal salad, but we think these recipes will inspire you to put a few humble sweet potatoes in your shopping cart. The oft-overlooked spud has a slightly sweet flavor that shines after it's been simmering on the stovetop in a large pot with other seasonal ingredients. Spanning a creamy, Thai-inspired recipe to a spicy, veggie-packed chili recipe, ahead are eight sweet potato soups that prove the orange spud is a cold-weather hero ingredient.