Looking for a big bowl of comfort? Look no further than the best vegan soup recipes. Plus, soups are an excellent starter for a meal, light lunch, or hearty dinner.
These hearty vegan soups also make it easy to load up on nutritious ingredients like veggies, beans, lentils, mushrooms, and more.
With 75 recipes that use simple ingredients that deliver delicious flavor, you’ll always have something new and delicious to simmer up on your stovetop!
Why You’ll Love These Recipes
- It’s comfort food: Whether it’s a crisp cold day or on the warmer side, a bowl of soup can be comforting. Who doesn’t want that?
- Nutritious: Making healthy soup recipes can be an easy way to get more vegetables into your diet. Whether you are vegan or not, cooking plant-based soups can benefit your health.
- Meal Prep Friendly: Many of these veggie-based soups are perfect for meal prepping. The only ingredient I have encountered that doesn’t always freeze well is when coconut milk or coconut cream is used. If you are wanting to make a soup to freeze that contains either coconut cream or milk, then simply make the recipe as directed, minus the milk or cream.
Rae’s Favorite Soups
The List: 75 Best Vegan Soup Recipes
Vegan soups are healthy and flavorful. This comprehensive list of the best vegan soup recipes will leave you wanting to cook! These quash-based recipes, protein-packed soups, and soups filled with root vegetables are absolutely divine.
Best Vegan Squash Soup Recipes
Squash-based soups are perfect for autumn but can, of course, be enjoyed year-round. Squash is lower in calories but filled with wonderful plant-based nutrients.
This is one of the most popular vegan soup recipes. This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make, especially in an instant pot or a stovetop pressure cooker!
Easy, pumpkin ginger soup that is awesomely vegan and will tantalize those tastebuds of yours. This easy vegan pumpkin soup is perfect for the colder months. Enjoy!
One of the best soup recipes for fall, this oil-free pumpkin curry soup is simply delicious. Its creaminess comes from coconut milk, and its bold flavor comes from pumpkin and curry powder.
Winter bisque soup made with butternut squash and packed with flavor! Its secret ingredients of miso and ginger really make this easy vegan soup stand out.
This Thai Pumpkin Soup gives you a gourmet Thai experience without any of the extra work. It’s creamy, easy to make, and layered with winter squash, warm and spicy aromatics, and bold spices and herbs. Quite possibly the most flavorful soup you’ll ever try!
This fall soup recipe is cheesy, creamy, and filling. The combination of squash and dumpling is just delicious. With a full Vegan Cheesy Squash & Dumpling Soup recipe video, you can follow along as you go, leaving nothing to chance.
Filling pumpkin chili that’s ready in 45 minutes. This recipe makes 16 servings, so make it for your next dinner party or freeze half of it for later.
This butternut squash soup is warm, creamy, and spicey! It is gluten-free and vegan, meaning all can enjoy this tasty vegan soup recipe.
Gluten-free noodle soup made using spaghetti squash! This flavorful soup is packed with veggies and ready in just an hour.
10. Kabocha Squash Soup
This hearty kabocha squash soup makes ten servings, so get ready for your Fall dinner party!
Vegan Bean And Lentil Soups
If you are looking for a soup with ample plant-based protein, these are for you!
Hearty vegan lentil soup for the win! This easy recipe for lentil soup is packed with healthy plant-based protein, and its fiber game is on point. It’s hands-down my favorite soup for when I’m really in the mood for comfort food.
Easy, vegan black bean soup that is packed with black beans and veggies, making it an excellent and delicious source of plant-based protein. This hearty soup is great on its own, or top it with fresh avocado for a refreshing treat.
This Vegan Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect for a feast. This large batch of hearty soup is perfect for a dinner party or for meal prep. Make it in your favorite large soup pot and top it with fresh avocado, homemade guacamole, or tortilla chips, and enjoy the flavor dance on your taste buds.
Curried Lentil Tomato Soup from Hannah Che of the Plant-Based Wok. This warming soup is perfectly flavorful! It has a great source of plant-based protein from red lentils.
With 15 minutes of prep and some occasional stirring for 30 minutes, this vegan soup is ready in no time.
This tasty vegan soup comes from the kitchen of Nisha Vora of Rainbow Plant Life. This soup is made perfectly creamy by blending some of the potatoes and white beans called for in this recipe.
17. Vegan Coconut Curry Soup
This 20-Minute Vegan Coconut Curry Soup is the perfect healthy fall soup recipe. Packed with veggies, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Give me a 20-minute recipe any day! Am I right?
18. Red Lentil Chili
Vegan chili packed with red lentils, black beans, and kidney beans. One serving contains 15g of protein. Loaded with flavor-boosting veggies and six complimentary spices and herbs. Talk about a meal in a bowl.
This flavorful chickpea soup recipe is ready in just 35 minutes. It makes enough for eight servings, so make it for your next dinner party, enjoy it for leftovers or freeze half of it for a future date. This tasty stew is made with a healthy amount of cilantro, so beware in case you aren’t a fan.
This vegan lentil soup is packed with veggies. Made with brown lentils and nine different vegetables. Does it get healthier than that? With twelve grams of protein you can enjoy this hearty lentil soup as a meal or as a side.
This soup is packed with ten flavorful ingredients. It’s easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.
Hearty vegan sweet potato black bean soup! This filling soup is the perfect blend of sweet potatoes, black beans, herbs, and spices.
This dairy-free soup is made with filling veggies and red lentils. Flavored with spices and herbs, this lentil soup will make your taste buds dance!
This roasted vegetable stew is packed with veggies, red lentils, and fresh herbs! It’s perfect for a cozy Fall day, or enjoy it for a meatless Monday.
Root Vegetable Soups
Root vegetables are a great option if you are looking to increase your fiber intake. (In addition to being filling and delicious, obviously.)
When I think of soup season, I think of vegan potato leek soup! It is flavorful and comforting and is ready in just 30 minutes.
One of my favorite vegetarian soup recipes is this carrot ginger soup. I think the name speaks for itself. Slurp! If you’re a fan of carrots and a fan of ginger, you will absolutely love this vegan carrot soup recipe.
This orange carrot soup is featured in this post, 52 Foods That Are Orange.
Creamy vegan potato soup with plenty of dill. It’s quick and easy to make and is the perfect amount for a small dinner party. Alternatively, you can enjoy it for dinner and for lunch the next day.
Seriously delicious Vegan Zuppa Toscana Soup! This Olive Garden copycat soup is the best way to enjoy Zuppa Toscana if you ask me! Make it in your favorite large pot and enjoy it for dinner and lunch the following day!
Hearty and healthy root vegetable soup. Made with hearty root vegetables, including garlic, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, parsnip, turnip, and leek. Talk about an array of root veggies!
This creamy sweet potato soup is ready in just 30 minutes. This simple recipe is made with olive oil, onion, garlic, sweet potatoes, plant-based milk, veggie broth, maple syrup, and flavor-packed spices.
You may be surprised how many vegan soups I have included, but honestly, in my opinion, potatoes could be their own food group! This vegan soup is filled with chunky potato pieces as well as plenty of vegetables and spices.
Creamy as can be Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup. This 45-minute recipe serves eight people, so you can enjoy it for a meal and have leftovers!
This sheet pan soup is packed with roasted parsnip, potatoes, onion, and garlic. Blending these roasted veggies results in a flavor-packed ultra-creamy vegan soup.
Vegan Soups With Noodles
Form your classic vegan “chicken” noodle soup, to your favorite vegan pho, to flavorful ramen. These tasty vegan noodle soup recipes are here for when you need some comfort soup!
34. Lemongrass Pho
This lemongrass pho will leave you feeling warm, cozy, and refreshed. The flavors dance across your tastebuds like no other. Topped with fresh bean sprouts, sliced jalapeño, and cilantro. It’s ready in just 30 minutes and is perfect for a feast, so enjoy!
35. Minestrone Soup
Vegan minestrone that only has four steps, including eating it! An Olive Garden Copycat minestrone soup is packed with white beans, green beans, zucchini, onion, celery, tomatoes, and fresh herbs and spices galore!
This coconut curry soup is divine. Infused with lemongrass, this flavor is really one of a kind. I promise you’ll want more than one bowl!
This vegan noodle soup is packed with veggies and flavor! Does it get better than that? If you’re looking for a soup to have as a main dish, this one is perfect for the task.
This is your classic chicken noodle soup made vegan. Vegetable bouillon creates a flavorful broth for its base. This easy vegan noodle soup packs a bit of heat with its inclusion of cayenne pepper.
This Vegan Lasagna Soup is the perfect recipe for fall as it’s filling, comforting, and flavorful! There’s nothing like lasagna and garlic bread.
40. Vegan Miso Soup
This vegan Miso soup by Sweet Simple Vegan is quick and easy to make. It’s created using just a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. Does it get better than that!?
This vegan ramen is easy to make, full of flavor, and deeply satisfying. Pan-fried tofu, fresh bok choy, rich mushrooms, carrots, and spinach round off a sensational rich broth. Warm yourself up with this veganized and gluten-free version of a famous classic Japanese dish.
This Vegetarian Gnocchi Soup is indeed vegan, so don’t worry! This comforting soup is packed with veggies, gnocchi, herbs, and spices and made creamy with coconut milk. Yum!
If you are looking for a soup that has it all, look no further. This Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup is packed with tofu, shitake mushrooms, incredible umami flavors, coconut milk, and noodles for days!
Homemade Miso Ramen Mushroom Soup. It’s warming, comforting and is ready in just 35 minutes.
This Greek lemon soup achieves its classic creaminess with the use of a vegan egg replacer. Made with both lemon juice and lemon peel, along with beautiful spices, the flavor is on point. This refreshing orzo lemon soup will be ready in an hour!
46. Vegan Pho
This Vietnamese-inspired pho is packed with vegetable broth, rice noodles, veggies, herbs, and tofu. Enjoy!
This rich, spicy (yet sweet) kimchi noodle soup is packed with veggies, mushrooms, kimchi, and noodles. It takes an hour to make but only requires about 10 minutes of prep!
This warm bowl of goodness is everything you’re wanting when it comes to hot and sour soup. The jackfruit wontons are packed with tasty veggies and spices.
Classic Vegetable Soups Made Vegan
Is there a classic veggie soup that you are wanting a vegan version of? Look no further, from creamy vegan tomato soup, cream of mushroom, creamy cauliflower, wild rice soup, corn chowder, and more!
Vegan broccoli soup that is tasty and fresh! This dairy-free soup is made a tad cheesy with the inclusion of nutritional yeast. Enjoy it as a side dish or for your main entrée.
Creamy vegan tomato soup made with extra-ripe tomatoes. It is made without tomato paste, using the best fresh ingredients. Have your immersion blender on hand to make this recipe in a flash.
Easy vegetable soup recipe! This hearty vegan soup is finished in just three easy steps, four if you include eating it.
Simple vegan cabbage soup made with fresh cabbage, delightful veggie stock, white beans, and potatoes! Easy cabbage soup for the win!
For this homemade vegetable stock recipe, all you need is a gallon full of vegetable scraps. Save them in a gallon-sized zip lock bag that you keep in the freezer. It’s the perfect veggie stock recipe for a homemade vegan soup.
Vegan vegetable soup for the perfect hearty meal. It’s chunky, flavorful, and nutritious. Onion, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and great northern beans for some plant-based protein.
This veggie dumpling soup by Lexi and Beth of the Crowded Kitchen definitely makes my top 10 favorite soups of all time list! This hearty soup is flavorful, filling, and nostalgic. On top of that, you can make this soup (including the dumplings) in just an hour.
Easy cauliflower leek soup that’s ready in just 30 minutes. It’s made with cauliflower, leeks, fresh parsley, and oregano for a packed flavor profile. This soup does require the use of a blender, so keep that in mind.
Luxurious Vegan Cream Of Mushroom Soup. This 30-minute soup boasts plentiful whole-food plant-based ingredients. In addition to being creamy, it also has plenty of mushroom slices to enjoy.
This Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup is thick, creamy, and oh-so delightful! It is the perfect vegan soup for lunch or dinner alike. It’s made with just ten ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to prep! This healthy fall soup recipe includes instructions for both stovetop cooking and Instant Pot, so no matter your preference Nisha’s got you covered.
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup packed with root veggies too! Coconut milk makes this dairy-free soup extra creamy, and nutritional yeast adds the cheesy flavor you’re looking for.
This Mushroom Wild Rice Soup that’s creamy, herb-seasoned, and gluten-free. This simple vegan soup recipe takes just 15 minutes to prep and only one pot, leaving you more time to enjoy the soup!
61. Easy One-Pot Vegetable Soup
This easy one-pot vegetable soup will warm your soul. It is packed with wholesome veggies and free from the top eight allergens. Talk about a win-win!
This Turmeric Cauliflower Soup is obviously vegan, but it is also intentionally gluten-free. It’s flavorful, creamy, and simply delightful!
This green soup will make you feel healthy! It’s oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan (of course), so all can enjoy it!
Creamy vegan chowder recipe with corn and potatoes galore! This corn and potato chowder gets its creaminess from cashews adding healthy fat and plant-based protein.
Classic French onion soup made vegan. Does it get better than that!? This tasty soup is an hour and twenty-five-minute labor of love, but it is well worth it!
This beet-based soup is made with cabbage and marinated tofu. It’s topped with vegan cashew sour cream.
Vegan Gazpacho Recipes
These vegan gazpacho recipes are the perfect soups for summer. These tasty cold soups are quite easy to make. You will need a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix, Blendtec, or Breville.
67. Easy Gazpacho
This easy tomato cucumber gazpacho recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. Does it get better than that?
Creamy green soup served cold. Filled with fresh cucumber, herbs, scallions, and jalapeños, this gazpacho won’t let you down.
Speaking of green foods, check out this blog post, 112 Fruits That Are Green.
Sunshine yellow golden beet gazpacho. Topped with shaved beets, micro greens, and olive oil. This cold soup is ready in just 10 minutes, so you can use your precious time for something else.
Interested in yellow foods? Check out this post, 100 Foods That Are Yellow.
Bright pink gazpacho is as beautiful as a rose. Topped with edible flowers, this soup is a show-stopper.
Talk about pink foods! Check out this post, 75 Foods That Are Pink.
If you’re looking for a tasty gazpacho that’s ready in 10 minutes, this one is for you. It’s made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs.
Strawberries, watermelon, beets, tomatoes, jalapeño, and fresh herbs make this cold soup tasty as can be. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and perfect for summer gatherings.
This vibrant orange-colored gazpacho will make your taste buds dance. It’s made with fresh mango, avocado, chili powder, and herbs. This soup can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days.
Avocado, peas, cucumber, and cilantro gazpacho. It’s literally packed with green fruits and veggies!
Yellow tomatoes, peppers, onion, and sweet corn makes this a sunshine soup. It’s perfect for warm summer days and takes just 20 minutes to make.
Best Vegan Soup Storage Tips
Vegan soups stored in the refrigerator can last several days. Whereas plant-based soups stored in the freezer can last months.
Fridge Storage Tips
In general, vegan soups can keep in the fridge for about 3-5 days with no problem (in an airtight container). However, did you know that food stored in an airtight glass container keeps foods fresh longer? This includes vegan soup! Plant-based soup stored in the fridge in an airtight glass container could stay fresh for up to 5-7 days.
I always recommend checking the storage instructions for the specific tasty vegan soup you choose to make.
Freezer Storage Tips
Many plant-based soups can be frozen in a freezer-safe air-tight container and enjoyed later. In general, you should be safe freezing your favorite soup recipes for 2 to 3 months in the freezer.
Letting your soup cool on the counter and then in the fridge prior to freezing is ideal.
There are some exceptions. Anything with coconut milk in it may not fare well in the freezer. I have tried it a couple of times, and the soup doesn’t taste the same after it has been frozen and re-thawed.
Always follow the specific recipe’s suggested freeze-time recommendations.
What is the most important ingredient in soup?
The most important ingredient that you can add to soup is flavor. Soup season is the key to ensuring every spoonful of your healthy soup recipes tastes like heaven. The best soup recipes always have aromatics that infuse your soup base with intricate flavors that permeate into the other ingredients in the most enjoyable of ways.
What veggies should be added first to a soup?
As a rule, the heartier the veggie, like potatoes or sweet potatoes, for example, the sooner it should go into the soup. Some of my favorite soup recipes will start with sauteing onions and garlic to create a fuller base flavor.
After that, always remember that things like potatoes, broccoli stalks, cabbage, and cauliflower get added first. Items that wilt more easily, like spinach, for example, will be best when added towards the end of the cooking time.
How do you add richness to vegan soup?
For a veggie-based soup, there are a few options. A creamy white bean soup becomes rich by blending the ingredients to fake a creamy texture. For something like tomato basil soup, the answer is in tomato paste. You can also use non-dairy milk and add umami flavors from vegetables and vegan-friendly pastes.
Absolutely! Soups are great for a vegan diet because there are so many different kinds you can make. By using vegan soup recipes, you’ll ensure that there are no animal-based ingredients.
Even for creamy soups, you can use coconut milk to get that silky, rich, and decadent flavor without dairy. These soups are great for a first course or for a simple meal, especially when paired with your favorite bread to dunk into it!
No, not every cup of soup is vegan. When buying soup, you must check the labels to be sure. It’s better to make it yourself, and far tastier, too, since you will be making it fresh. Vegan soups are easy to make with water, coconut milk, or vegetable broth to make a delicious base you can build on.
There are many ways to make a creamy soup vegan. If you’re following a non-vegan recipe, you can swap out the dairy with coconut milk or another plant-based milk. Remember that anything made with these ingredients won’t freeze all that well if you’re trying to plan ahead.
Another thing you can do is puree vegetables, lentils, or beans. This will give your vegan soups a rich and creamy texture. And it won’t be hard to freeze, either!
It depends on the vegetables! For onions and garlic, you will always benefit from a quick saute with avocado oil or water first. Whereas things like carrots and celery can simply be added to your broth and simmered to a tender texture.
Final Words on The Best Vegan Soups
Soups are a great way to add more to a meal or even become a meal in themselves. With these 75 vegan soup recipes, you have a variety of cuisine flavors, styles, and options. All, of course, without any animal products.
Even those that aren’t vegan will be surprised when they taste these recipes because they’re so fulfilling they won’t miss the meat. Combining the right veggies, beans, herbs, seasonings, and plant-based dairy alternatives can really bring something special to the table for any meal. Plus, you’ll feel good serving up nutrition in every bowl! What are your favorite vegan soup recipes?
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