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Soup is the perfect comfort food, and these 33 healthy soup recipes are sure to please. These recipes are all quick and easy to prepare, making them perfect for busy weeknights. They’re also great for meal prep since they can be made in advance and enjoyed throughout the week. Save them before soup season ends.
Looking for a simple butternut squash soup recipe? For this vegan soup recipe, I combine squash, apples, onion, and carrots, simmered for hours, then pureed with creamy coconut milk. The result is a silky, rich soup to offset the typical chunky soups you see this season.
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Everybody needs a chicken noodle soup in their pocket for sick days, even vegans! This vegan take on the classic replaces chicken with chickpeas to provide plenty of plant-based protein. Of course, there are lots of yummy vegetables and noodles too.
So if you’re looking for a vegan noodle soup, this is it! Vegan chicken noodle soup using chickpeas creates the perfect weeknight dinner.
Make the recipe: Weeknight Chickpea Noodle Soup
Many miso soups are vegan, but sometimes they can be made from a base derived from fish. I love a cup of miso as an appetizer, but I wanted to create a version that could be the star of the show. This miso vegan soup recipe has plenty in it to fill you up and keep you energized for the day.
Make the recipe: Vegan Miso Soup
Looking for a healthy vegan kale soup? Try this Tuscan kale soup recipe with roasted tomatoes, orzo, and kale in a spicy broth.
Kale became very popular when word spread about its nutritional value. A true powerhouse, it’s packed with vitamins A, K, and C, as well as calcium, copper, and potassium. This makes this soup a must-try with less than 250 calories a serving.
Make the recipe: Tuscan Kale Soup
Creamy tortellini soup made in the Instant Pot! This simple instant pot tortellini soup is ready in just 30 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights. Vegetarian and easily vegan
Make the recipe: Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
Creamy gnocchi soup with vegan sausage and kale. This simple and healthy vegan gnocchi soup is delicious and perfect for chilly evenings.
Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup
Is there anything more comforting than pasta with chickpeas? A healthy, weeknight pasta e ceci ricetta featuring ditalini pasta with garbanzo beans in a nourishing tomato broth. Vegetarian and easily vegan.
Make the recipe: Pasta e Ceci Soup
This farro soup is a must save for cold months! Beans, farro, tomatoes and vegetables in an aromatic broth. Simple, healthy and easy– this Italian farro soup recipe is delicious.
Get the recipe: Italian Farro Bean Soup
Chickpea Noodle Soup! A vegetarian twist with chickpeas, vegetables and star pasta. A simple, healthy family friendly meal.
Get the recipe: Chickpea Noodle Soup
You are going to love this healthy and hearty vegetable corn chowder. Vegan and Gluten-Free.
Make the recipe: Vegetable Chowder
This creamy chickpea tortellini soup is the perfect weeknight meal! It’s ready in less than 60 minutes and comes packed with vegetables and chickpeas.
Whoever first added tortellini to a soup was a true genius. For this recipe, I use prepackaged vegan tortellini in my own creamy base alongside all the other veggie goodies. It’s comfort food perfection!
Make the recipe: Creamy Chickpea Tortellini Soup
When you have a busy week ahead of you, try this instant pot vegan soup recipe. You can combine all the ingredients in the morning before work and come home to the delicious smell of lentil soup.
This vegan lentil soup recipe is perfect for fall and winter. Healthy, delicious, and so easy to put together! As a bonus, it’s relatively high in protein with 10.5g per serving, and it also gives you 31% of your daily recommended fiber intake!
Make the recipe: Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Slow Cooker minestrone soup! This vegetarian or vegan soup is SO delicious and packed with vegetables. It’s healthy comfort food with kale, beans, lentils, and orzo pasta.
For maximum flavor, sauté the aromatic vegetables first before adding to the pot. While it takes a little more work than tossing everything into the pot and letting it do its thing, the extra steps beforehand really help to layer the flavors. It becomes a quick favorite, and you’ll find yourself reheating a bowl long before you have a chance to freeze leftovers.
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Sure, canned tomato soup is easy, but have you ever tried homemade tomato soup? It isn’t even a close comparison! This soup is SO delicious and perfect for fall and winter. Throw it into the slow cooker, and dinner is served.
Creamy and delicious, this vegan soup recipe uses cashew cream at the end. Then, I use it as a dip with vegan grilled cheese, veggies, crackers, or a big hunk of crusty bread.
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup
This soup is SO incredibly delicious, you’ve gotta try it. I love enchiladas, but they can be a lot of work to make. This soup gives you all the flavor with a fraction of the effort.
You can easily turn this recipe vegan with dairy-free sour cream and cheese on top. It’s thick, creamy, and packed with flavor.
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup
Is cold and flu season lurking around the corner? If you’re like me and have a little one at home, you know just how many germs they bring home. You can boost immunity for the whole family by serving up a dish of this carrot ginger soup.
It only takes 10 minutes to make, so I tend to whip it up for a quick lunch! All you have to do is sauté the vegetables before blending them together and spicing things up.
Get the recipe: Immune Boosting Carrot Ginger Soup
If you like healthy, spicy food, you’ve gotta try this one out. This recipe comes from one of my dearest friend’s cookbooks. As someone who eats a mostly Mediterranean diet, it contains all of my favorite ingredients, which of course, has me very excited.
This recipe consists of lentils, chickpeas, and brown rice in a spicy tomato and harissa broth. As a bonus, you’ll get 23g of protein and 9g of fiber for every serving!
Get the recipe: Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup
Lasagna is another one of those comfort foods that can take some time to put together. But when you soupify it, suddenly you’re left with an equally satisfying but simpler version.
You will love this hearty, healthy slow-cooker soup made vegetarian with lentils. And what is lasagna without ricotta? When serving, I add a huge dollop of vegan ricotta cheese (like this tofu-ricotta recipe). Yum!
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil Lasagna Soup
This pea and asparagus soup is designed just for spring. It’s a super simple soup that I can eat for lunch with a slice of crusty bread or that can easily be served before dinner if I’m having some people over.
So let me present to you…pea and asparagus soup! This dairy-free vegetable soup is perfect for when things just start warming up in the spring or even as part of Easter dinner.
This vegan soup recipe is also gluten-free!
Make the recipe: Pea and Asparagus Soup
An easy weeknight one-pot dinner idea, kid-friendly and delicious
Make the recipe: Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
If you love green curry, then you’ve gotta try this spicy Thai green curry soup option. Loaded with plant-based protein, vegan and easily gluten-free, this healthy soup is ready in less than 40 minutes.
Make the recipe: Spicy Thai Green Curry Lentil Soup
This bean taco soup recipe is cozy comfort food. If you like tacos then you’ll love this taco-inspired soup! Made with two types of beans, chili peppers and corn.
Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe
When I made this soup, I set out to create something simple that people could quickly put together without sacrificing any flavor. The result? Red lentil soup that is vegan and gluten-free!
This is a healthy, low-fat vegan soup recipe that’s cozy and simple! It’s seasoned with turmeric, ginger, paprika, and a hint of cayenne pepper, so you know your taste buds are about to have a party. And since we’re working with lentils here, it’s packed with 18g of protein.
Make the recipe: Red Lentil Soup
This soup tastes like chicken noodle soup for grown-ups. Vegetarian ones! A one-pot soup, it consists of vegetables, garbanzo beans, and orzo pasta. You only need 10 ingredients to create this soup packed with plant-based protein.
As a final touch, I finished it off with a generous squirt of lemon juice for a bright and bold fall soup. The perfect vegan chickpea orzo soup!
Make the recipe: Vegan Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup
Taking a little bit of inspiration from pozole, I wanted to create a take on salsa verde…in soup form!
Designed just for spice lovers, your mouth is in for an unexpected explosion of flavor and spice. In the vegan soup, I feature jalapeño, zucchini, tomatillo, hominy, garbanzo beans, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
While designed to be spicy, you can make it as mild as you like. I put the spice ball in your court! One part tortilla soup, another part pozole, and the final part vegetable soup – I promise this one will be a hit at home.
Make the recipe: Spicy Salsa Verde Soup
Here are my favorite lentils again! Ultra thick, this soup is the epitome of nutrient-dense comfort food. It contains red lentils, kale, vegetables, and turmeric. This is why it has such a gorgeous bright color and warming spice feel.
The red lentils practically melt into the broth and create the thickness of the stew. They turn from red to yellow, adding to the tasty golden hue of the vegan soup.
Make the recipe: Turmeric Red Lentil Soup
In this recipe, I included sauteed carrots, sweet potatoes, and onion in sage and nutmeg. This creates a nice balance of sweetness alongside earthy flavor. Paired with kale and coconut milk, it’s both creamy and nutritious.
Make the recipe: Sweet Potato Stew
Ready in less than an hour. This 3 bean chili recipe is so hearty and delicious, you won’t miss the meat!
Get the recipe: Vegetarian Bean Chili
This one has to be one of my favorites ever! It has plenty of flavors (no bland beans here) for a smoky and spicy soup. It’s sneakily full of vegetables containing onion, bell peppers, and jalapenos alongside the beans.
You have some options for this soup to customize, opting for chipotle peppers or smoked paprika. Depending on your preference, you can puree it for a creamy soup or leave it nice and brothy.
Make the recipe: Vegan Black Bean Soup
If you love cream of broccoli soup, then you will also enjoy this vegan cauliflower soup! It doesn’t take much time at all to put together a dump-and-simmer kind of recipe. Paired all together, the ingredients create a silky soup that goes down nice and smooth.
It works wonderfully as a meal all in itself alongside some homemade bread, or you can serve it as an appetizer for your next dinner party. I always sprinkle chives and nutmeg on top to make it tasty and pretty enough to admire before dipping in!
Make the recipe: Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup
This coconut corn chowder is one of the few summer soups that must be made when the weather is hot! Fresh summer corn is so sweet and tender and just never tastes the same as any other time of year.
A lighter take on corn chowder, this recipe is made from a base of sauteed sweet corn, Yukon potatoes, poblano pepper, coconut milk, and onion. And you might notice a hint of curry powder to balance out that sweet corn!
You’ll love this recipe so much you’ll be making another batch in no time.
Make the recipe: Coconut Corn Chowder
Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of hearty soup, especially in 30 minutes or less. This Italian orzo soup is packed with vegetables and delicious! It’s a feast on the eyes as well, a dazzling rainbow of vegetables that your stomach will also adore.
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s packed with 4 servings of vegetables along with pasta. This soup has the perfect ratio of vegetables to orzo to keep any pasta lovers satisfied.
Make the recipe: Italian Orzo Soup
Black beans and vegetables simmered in a rich pumpkin chili sauce make this one an easy one pot dinner meal.
Make the recipe: Pumpkin Chili Recipe
Most people associate lentil soup with a murky brown color and some chunky vegetables. This red lentil curry soup was my attempt at changing that perception, especially for non-veg eaters.
Besides the lentils, I add onions, sweet potatoes, and diced tomatoes so that the vegetables bring their own flavor to the spoon with every bite. Some ginger also adds spice to wake up the senses.
Make the recipe: Red Lentil Curry Soup