Halloween Soup Buffet Menu Ideas


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Plan a fun, festive Halloween Soup Buffet with these great menu ideas and tips. Easy, elegant entertaining at its best.

Halloween Soup Buffet - Plan a fun, festive Halloween Soup Buffet with these great menu ideas and tips. Easy, elegant entertaining at its best. // addapinch.com

There’s nothing better than warming up with a delicious, hearty soup after an early evening of trick-or-treating, in my opinion! Or, staying in and passing out candy to all the cuties dressed up as ghosts and goblins galore knocking on your door! Either way, you are a certainly a winner with a simple, scrumptious, and not-so-scary soup buffet!

Halloween Soup Buffet

Taco Soup Recipe - So quick and easy, this taco soup recipe is flavorful and delicious! Made with ground beef, beans, corn, it is on the table in less than 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Taco Soup Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

White Chicken Chili

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stovetop Instructions) - This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a scrumptious soup with little effort. With slow cooker, Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included! // addapinch.com

 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Chili Recipe from addapinch.com

Black Bean Chili

Vegetable Tortellini Soup Recipe - This quick and easy vegetable tortellini soup comes together in minutes for a flavorful soup recipe loaded with vegetables and delicious bites of tortellini. // addapinch.com

Vegetable Tortellini Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup makes a comforting, classic bowl of soup! Made with caramelized onions a slice of crusty bread and melty, delicious cheese! Includes stovetop and slow cooker methods! // addapinch.com

French Onion Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe - Loaded baked potato soup makes a warm, comforting potato soup recipe. Made with baked potatoes blended into a creamy soup and topped with your potato bar favorites! // addapinch.com

Loaded Potato Soup

Tips for serving a soup buffet:

1. Keep it simple. Keep the menu simple. Make two or three different soups that will appeal to a variety of people.

2. Remember the kids. Add a kid-friendly soup to the menu that doesn’t have a lot of spice. You may want to add a side of grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas to go along with the soup for the kids as well.

3. Prepare ahead. While my favorite soups do not require a lot of time to cook, you still can benefit from making all of your soups ahead of time and then rewarming them all in slow cookers to serve at your buffet.

4. Serve sides. Not everyone loves soup, so just as you remembered grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids menu, maybe make enough to allow an adult who prefers them over soup to still enjoy your buffet. Other sides that you’ll want to include are cornbread, which will go with so many of the soups, and corn chips which will work in the place of tortillas in the Chicken Tortilla Soup and goes great with the chili and black bean soups.

5. All the trimmings. Start with a few soup buffet menu ideas and then build upon that with all of the delicious trimmings for a fun, festive evening for all.Add bowls of grated cheese, chopped onions, sour cream, and other major condiments that go along with your soup selection on your buffet. I always like to include a bottle of hot sauce for those who like their soups a bit spicier than I’ve made for the crowd, as well as a bowl of ice for parents to add to their little ones soup bowls to cool things down a bit, if needed.

Regardless what you serve for your Halloween menu, remember to be safe and have fun.

Robyn xo

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  1. Kay Thompson says:

    We do this between Christmas and New Years. It seems everyone is ready for just plain comfort food by then and the holiday rush is winding down. Last time we had 12 kinds of soup.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Love that idea for between Christmas and New Years! I may have to try that this year! Thanks for the idea!!!

  2. Kim Honeycutt says:

    Great list Robyn!! I had to pin 3 of these to try.

    1. Tomato Basil
    2. Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder
    3. White Bean Soup with Bacon (Why 2 pans? Just asking)

    They all sound so good!!

  3. CJ says:

    Robyn – I want to make the roasted mushroom and bean soup but can’t quite figure out how much dry spices to use. She says 1 dry to 3 fresh but she is measuring stems not teaspoons. I normally do not use these spices so I am afraid to just guess. Can you help?

  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    How fun! I’m dying for that black bean chili – yum!