41 Comforting Vegetarian Soup Recipes
Vegetarian soup recipes are simple and satisfying solutions for easy lunches and filling dinners all year round. From bright, festive soups for summer to cozy, cold weather stews to get you through the winter, having a few staple vegetarian soup recipes means you will always have easy and delicious options for a comforting meal.
Do soups take a long time to make? Many soups are surprisingly easy to prepare, especially with helpful kitchen tools and appliances like a slow cooker or pressure cooker. Crock pot vegetarian soup recipes take longer, but are typically very low maintenance while Instant Pot vegetarian soup recipes dramatically shorten the cooking time with slightly more oversight. In addition to being easy meal ideas, soups typically store and freeze well so you can make a big batch and enjoy the leftovers for months. From hearty to healthy, here are 41 of the best vegetarian soup recipes to savor throughout the year.
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Easy Vegetarian Soup Recipes
1. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Elevate the iconic duo of Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup with toasted sourdough, a melty blend of cheeses and a tangy hint of dijon mustard. Pair your buttery grilled cheese with a creamy and bright tomato soup for a grown-up version of the childhood favorite.
Try our Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup recipe
2. Vegetarian French Onion Soup
Rich, comforting and luxuriously smooth, this Vegetarian French Onion Soup skips the beef broth while keeping the classic deeply-savory flavor. This satisfying soup is finished with the signature toppings of crusty French bread smothered in gooey Gruyere.
Try our Vegetarian French Onion Soup recipe
3. Creamy Tomato Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup is a staple option for easy vegetarian soup recipes. This classic tomato soup can be served as a rustic vegetable soup or blitzed smooth with an immersion blender into a creamy soup for dipping grilled cheese.
Try our Creamy Tomato Soup recipe
4. Mushroom Bisque
This versatile Mushroom Bisque can be made with your favorite fungi or any mushrooms you have on hand to create silky, umami rich vegetarian soup recipes. This luscious soup is the perfect addition to meals from cozy lunches to holiday gatherings.
Try our Mushroom Bisque recipe
5. Mexican Street Corn Soup
The bright and bold flavors of Mexican street corn can be found in dips, casseroles and even vegetarian soup recipes. This Mexican Street Corn Soup by Season and Suppers brings together the signature combination of sweet corn, salty cheese, tangy sour cream and smoky paprika into one cozy bowl.
6. 30 Minute Vegan Ramen Noodle Soup
Vegetarian soup recipes don’t get much easier or more customizable than this 30 Minute Vegan Ramen Noodle Soup by Glue and Glitter. This recipe offers time-saving tips and shortcuts for a delicious and satisfying meal that’s ready in half an hour.
7. Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Popcorn Crunch
This Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Popcorn Crunch by Live Eat Learn elevates silky pumpkin soup with a fun, textural garnish of cheese crisps and popcorn. To make the Parmesan crisps, simply bake mounds of shredded cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
8. Easy Miso Soup
Miso soup is a go-to for quick dinners that can be personalized with your favorite additions and toppings. You only need a few ingredients to make this savory staple recipe for Easy Miso Soup by Olives for Dinner.
9. Pinto Bean Soup (Sopa Tarasca)
Easy to make and freezer-friendly, vegetarian soup recipes like this Pinto Bean Soup by Ahead of Thyme are a simple way to spice up busy weeknights. Also known as Sopa Tarasca, this hearty soup features creamy pinto beans, smoky chipotle and a rich tomato broth.
10. Roasted Veggie Creamy Tortellini Soup
Including pasta in vegetarian soup recipes makes a cozy dish even more comforting. This Roasted Veggie Creamy Tortellini Soup from Little Spice Jar amps up the flavor with a colorful array of roasted vegetables.
Hearty Vegetarian Soup Recipes
11. Vegan Potato Soup
Potatoes are the star of many hearty vegetarian soup recipes like this creamy Vegan Potato Soup. Fresh vegetables and herbs combine to create a satisfying soup without the need for any meat or dairy.
Try our Vegan Potato Soup recipe
12. Vegan Mushroom Soup
When looking for allergy-friendly vegetarian soup recipes, this Vegan Mushroom Soup checks all the right boxes. Thickened with nutritional yeast and chickpea flour, this rich, savory soup is both vegan and gluten free.
Try our Vegan Mushroom Soup recipe
13. Korean Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae)
This classic Korean Tofu Soup, also known as soondubu jjigae, is a cozy staple of Korean cuisine. Packed with tofu, eggs, mushrooms, vegetables and lots of bold flavor, this hearty soup is quick, easy to make and deeply satisfying.
Try our Korean Tofu Soup recipe
14. Jackfruit Vegan Pozole Rojo
Pozole is a classic Mexican dish that doesn’t typically feature when it comes to vegetarian soup recipes. This Jackfruit Vegan Pozole Rojo by Dora’s Table swaps tender jackfruit for the traditional pork to recreate the signature flavors and textures of this spicy, hearty soup.
15. Vegan Beef Stew
This easy Vegan Beef Stew by Live Eat Learn offers helpful tips for creating hearty vegetarian soup recipes using time-saving shortcuts and techniques. This warming stew stores and freezes well, so go ahead and make a double batch to enjoy all winter long.
16. Vegan Menudo
Menudo is an iconic hearty soup traditionally made with tripe, chiles and hominy often served at gatherings and believed to be an excellent hangover cure. The Vegan Menudo from Dora’s Table captures the signature flavors and feeling of classic menudo using a surprising secret ingredient.
17. Beer Cheese Soup with Soft Pretzels
Much like grilled cheese and tomato soup, vegetarian soup recipes paired with bread are the definition of simple and satisfying. Add a fun twist to the classic combination with this Beer Cheese Soup with Soft Pretzels by Pinch of Yum.
18. Polish Potato and Dill Pickle Soup
This unique Polish Potato and Dill Pickle Soup by Seasons and Suppers showcases signature ingredients of Eastern European cooking. An exploration of flavors and textures, this hearty, tangy and creamy dish adds variety to the usual rotation of vegetarian soup recipes.
19. Wild Rice Soup
Some of the best vegetarian soup recipes rely on pantry staples to create a hearty and satisfying meal. This Wild Rice Soup by Live Eat Learn features common vegetables, mushrooms and aromatics to build this creamy, savory dish.
20. Roasted Garlic and White Bean Lasagna Soup
From tomato basil to the colorful vegetables in classic minestrone, Italian flavors translate incredibly well to vegetarian soup recipes. This Roasted Garlic and White Bean Lasagna Soup by Pinch of Yum is no exception with its rich, garlicky tomato broth, tender beans and pasta and traditional Italian herbs topped with creamy ricotta and a sprinkle of Parmesan.
Healthy Vegetarian Soup Recipes
21. Vegan Split Pea Soup
The best vegetarian soup recipes are the ones that only require one pot. This cozy Vegan Split Pea Soup is healthy, filling and an easy one pot meal that can be made on the stovetop as well as in a slow cooker or instant pot.
Try our Vegan Split Pea Soup
22. Vegan Lentil Soup
Brimming with nutrient-rich ingredients, this Vegan Lentil Soup is warm, healthy and comforting. Tender lentils are paired with an array of vegetables and bright, savory spices to create this cozy dish.
Try our Vegan Lentil Soup recipe
23. White Bean and Kale Soup
With creamy cannellini beans, fresh kale and tender sweet potatoes, this nutritious White Bean and Kale Soup is both hearty and healthy. Finish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for an extra boost of flavor in this easy, comforting soup.
Try our White Bean and Kale Soup
24. Egg Drop Soup
Although not quite traditional, this lighter version of Egg Drop Soup by Every Last Bite is easily made vegetarian-friendly by using vegetable stock and omitting the fish sauce. Enjoy this soup with or without mushrooms and add cubed tofu for an extra boost of protein.
25. Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup
The velvety Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup by Ahead of Thyme is quick, healthy and great for any time of the year. This nutritious soup is naturally gluten free and can be made vegan with a few simple swaps.
26. Quinoa Vegetable Soup
This brothy Quinoa Vegetable Soup by Live Eat Learn offers the nostalgic flavors of chicken noodle soup in a healthy and satisfying vegetarian dish. Loaded with vegetables, fiber-rich chickpeas and plenty of aromatic seasonings, this hearty soup is both filling and nutritious.
27. Golden Soup
Boasting good-for-you ingredients like turmeric and cauliflower, this Golden Soup by Pinch of Yum is a beautiful and delicious option for healthy vegetarian soup recipes. This nourishing soup requires just a handful of ingredients and only twenty-five minutes to make.
28. Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Kale
This hearty, nutrient-dense Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Kale by Pinch of Yum offers lots of options to suit your time constraints and preferences. With easy swaps and alternatives, this satisfying soup can be made on the stovetop, in a slow cooker or in an Instant Pot.
29. Borscht (Beet Soup)
An iconic dish enjoyed across Eastern Europe, this Borscht by Ahead of Thyme is based on a Ukrainian version of this colorful vegetarian soup. The classic beet soup is loaded with vegetables simply simmered in a stockpot then topped with a tangy dollop of sour cream to serve.
30. Tomato Gazpacho
Vegetarian soup recipes are often turned to for warming up in cool weather, but the Tomato Gazpacho by Live Eat Learn shines as a refreshing soup for hot, summery days. This quick and easy soup offers a cooling blend of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions in a bright and creamy dish that is meant to be served cold.
Crock Pot Vegetarian Soup Recipes
31. Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
The comforting aromas of this Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup by Little Spice Jar make the whole kitchen feel warm and cozy. Packed with hearty vegetables, tender lentils and fragrant spices, this slow cooker soup is easy, healthy and deeply satisfying.
32. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Vegetarian soup recipes don’t get much simpler than chopping up some vegetables, opening a few cans and adding it all to a crock pot. The easy-to-make Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup by Cook Nourish Bliss features the signature flavors and textures of zesty tortilla soup with no meat or dairy.
33. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili
A crock pot is a great way to slowly simmer vegetarian soups for an easy meal that requires very little oversight. To make this Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili by Spend with Pennies, simply add all of the ingredients to the crock pot, let them cook for a few hours and finish with your favorite toppings.
34. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Packed with vegetables, beans and pasta, minestrone is an iconic vegetarian soup. A mostly hands-off version of the classic, this Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup by The Slow Roasted Italian is made even easier by chopping all of the vegetables the night before so you can quickly add everything into the slow cooker in the morning.
Instant Pot Vegetarian Soup Recipes
35. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Hearty squash can take a long time to cook on a stovetop for vegetarian soup recipes. Using a pressure cooker to create this bright, creamy Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup reduces the cooking time for a quick and cozy meal.
Try our Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
36. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
With the help of a pressure cooker, this Instant Pot Broccoli Chedder Soup is one of the easiest vegetarian soup recipes you will ever make. Ready in just a few steps, all you have to do is steam and puree the vegetables then stir in shredded cheese.
Try our Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe
37. Very Best Cuban Black Bean Soup
Hearty, stewed black beans are a staple of vegetarian soup recipes. The Very Best Cuban Black Bean Soup by Little Spice Jar infuses the dish with bright Cuban flavors in a balanced and filling recipe that can be made either on the stovetop or in a pressure cooker.
38. Red Curry Instant Pot Tofu Soup
Give the average vegetarian soup recipes a kick of color and spice with this Red Curry Instant Pot Tofu Soup by Glue and Glitter. Using a tofu press to squeeze the liquid out of your tofu before adding it to the pot helps it soak up more of the flavorful broth.
39. Curried Cauliflower Soup
With aromatic Indian spices and a bold color, this Curried Cauliflower Soup from Feasting at Home is a silky, fragrant dish that can be made on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. Tangy apple, rich coconut milk and savory broth and spices combine in a bright, beautifully balanced soup.
40. Tomatillo Poblano White Beans
Although a staple of many vegetarian soup recipes, beans take a notoriously long time to cook. Thanks to the Instant Pot, these hearty, stewed Tomatillo Poblano White Beans by Dora’s Table are ready in less than forty minutes!
41. Easy Cheesy Bean and Rice Enchilada Soup
Creative vegetarian soup recipes like this Easy Cheesy Bean and Rice Enchilada Soup by Little Spice Jar transform classic dishes into warm, comforting soups and stews. This enchilada-inspired soup features a tangy tomato broth with a hearty combination of beans, rice and corn, plenty of seasonings and a generous helping of cheese.
From nostalgic to creative, vegetarian soup recipes are great options for simple and satisfying meals. Whether a riff on a traditionally meat-based stew or a classically healthy, vegetable-packed broth, soup can be enjoyed on its own, with bread or a sandwich, over rice or noodles and topped with colorful and crunchy garnishes.
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