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Soup is the perfect comfort food, and these 33 vegan 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. So if you’re looking for some delicious and healthy vegan soup recipes, look no further than this roundup!
On a cold day, there is nothing better than a hot, comforting bowl of soup to warm your body and soul.
These vegan soup recipes are perfect for said cold days – they’re easy to prepare, packed with wholesome ingredients, and are some of the best, hearty vegan soup recipes out there!
I have so many soup recipes that it’s sometimes difficult to choose which ones to try!
If you need a new soup recipe to enjoy this fall and winter, I have rounded up 33 of my favorite vegan soup recipes. You’ll find classic soup recipes here that are a must-try and some more exotic recipes from around the world to experiment with.
Whatever you’re craving, there is a soup recipe here for you!
These recipes are all simple to prepare and are full of healthy ingredients. They are also perfect meals to make ahead for the week as they can easily be frozen and reheated for a quick dinner on a busy day.
Looking for a simple butternut squash soup recipe? This slow cooker butternut squash soup is perfect for autumn! During the fall, I like hearty soups made of all those lovely seasonal gourds and root vegetables.
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.
Vegan AND gluten-free!
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.
Is miso soup vegan? This one is!
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.
This one isn’t your traditional chicken noodle soup! However, I still consider it one of the ultimate vegan sick foods. It provides comfort and plenty of nourishment on your journey back to health.
This healthy vegan chicken-less soup is so nourishing and delicious. It consists of ginger, garlic, carrots, spinach, and ramen noodles in a simple miso broth. It’s super easy to put together too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Are you sensing a theme here? Slow cooker soups are a staple in my house thanks to how easy they are to make and how they provide such a cozy dinner.
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.
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.
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!
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!
I eat soup all year long, even in the summer when it’s hot. While I know most people leave soups for cold weather, let me make a case for this gnocchi pesto vegan soup recipe. It’s technically a soup but definitely doesn’t fall under a stew.
I love using ingredients that are in season, and this recipe is about as green as summer as it can get. Just look at it! This creamy pesto soup is loaded with herbs, zucchini, and pillowy gnocchi.
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!
This vegan broccoli soup tastes so much better than any canned variety! If you have only tried the canned version and didn’t like it, I’m pleading with you to give cream of broccoli another chance.
The soup is creamy, blended with sauteed broccoli, but I also leave plenty of broccoli chunks to add some texture to the soup. I love eating this soup with croutons, taking bread cubes, and toasting them before serving them on top.
Wonton soup is one of those things I crave but can never find vegan. Of course, I then had to make it myself! I’m a firm believer that there’s nothing a bowl of wonton soup can’t solve, be it a stuffy nose or a tough day.
This wonton soup features homemade wontons from mushrooms and tofu steeped in a mushroom broth and scallions. It’s sure to satisfy any cravings for the classic Chinese wonton soup.
I rely on lentils often to easily nourish my body and make my soups and meals heartier. Incredibly nourishing and easy to throw together, a giant bowl of lentil soup is one of my favorite meal options.
Inspired by the flavors of Tuscany, this soup features tomatoes, oregano, and basil alongside the green lentils. And as with any lentil dish, you’ll get plenty of protein. 18 grams, to be exact! Gluten-free and vegan.
One of my favorite soups to make on a cold day, I can’t deny making a bowl of French onion soup. This vegetarian version can easily be made vegan by replacing the cheese with a dairy-free alternative.
Super flavorful, the caramelized onions give this soup its signature sweet taste. Instead of beef broth, the mushrooms provide a meaty, umami taste. Meat eaters won’t notice a difference, I’m sure! This fall and winter, consider this soup recipe a must-make.
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.
If you like spice, then this one’s for you! This vegan soup recipe has layers of flavor that hit the tongue differently with every bite. Luckily, it’s also one of the easy soups to simply toss into a pot, simmer, and then puree before sipping.
Featuring carrots, this soup also contains yellow onion, Thai red curry paste, a variety of spices, and coconut milk to help break the heat.
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.
Vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious. You’ve gotta make this protein-packed soup!
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.
Ginger apple butternut squash is a MUST make for the fall! You can start this soup and be eating it all within an hour. It features butternut squash, apple, garlic, onion, fresh ginger, and coconut milk to make it ultra-creamy.
For a little contrast of texture, top off the soup with sunflower seed brittle. The resulting meal is a velvety, creamy vegan, and gluten-free soup.
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.
Have you ever tried peanut soup before? I made up this creamy soup to go along with my obsession for anything peanut-flavored.
I played around with the recipe, ultimately ending up with a spice-heavy soup with many heavy hitters, including ginger, red pepper flakes, curry powder, and garlic.
To add body to the soup, you’ll also find sweet potatoes and Swiss chard leaves in this vegan soup recipe. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and healthy! You can eat this soup alone or serve it over a bed of rice.
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!
It’s nearly impossible to find good vegetarian ramen, but luckily, it’s not as hard as you think to make at home! And no, I’m not talking instant ramen here. Most ramens use a pork broth for the base, so for this vegan version, I made a broth using dried mushrooms. It provides a meaty flavor and umami taste!
Besides the broth, there’s plenty you can pack into the ramen. Rather than pork, I topped off this recipe with hoisin-covered tofu alongside bok choy, fresh shiitake mushrooms, and plenty of chopped scallions.
The result is a delicious take on the classic comfort dish.
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.
When the sweaters come out of hiding, so does this fall sweet potato stew. I tend to make a variation of this stew to kick off the cool season. It’s not super heavy, which I like to reserve for soups in the winter. Instead, it’s rich and super flavorful and quite simple to put together.
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.
Every vegan and vegetarian should have a black bean soup handy. 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.
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!
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.
So when corn season hits, make sure to have this vegan soup recipe handy.
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.
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