Vegetarian Dish

27 Healthy Vegetarian Soup Recipes

Vegetarian main dish soups are a great way to enjoy a hearty meal that doesn't require meat. These vegetarian dishes can be served as a soup, stew, or casserole.
27 Healthy Vegetarian Soup Recipes


27 vegetarian soup recipes

It’s cold outside here in Kansas City, so I’m sharing my favorite soup recipes available on the blog. These soups and stews are warming, hearty and packed with veggies. All of the recipes are vegetarian, of course. Many are vegan as well, either as written or with slight modifications.

From creamy, yet cream-less tomato soup (perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich) to contest-winning vegetarian chili, you’ll find just what you’re craving below.

At the bottom of the post, you’ll get a sneak peek at the eight soup recipes available in my cookbook, Love Real Food. I’m genuinely obsessed with every single one of them. Alright, let’s make some soup!

best lentil soup recipe

1) Best Lentil Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“This soup is AMAZING! Holy cow the lemon in this just adds something that I never knew I was missing! I ate this for like a week straight & couldn’t get enough of it! PLUS it’s packed full of lentils my FAV! If you found this recipe and are thinking about making it, do yourself a favor and make it asap! Thanks so much for sharing, this will be one of my go-to’s now!” – Rachael

chickpea noodle soup recipe

2) Chickpea Noodle Soup

Easily gluten free and vegan

“Amazing! This is so flavorful, a perfect substitution for chicken noodle soup. I made it exactly as-is.” – Katherine

butternut squash chipotle chili recipe

3) Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

Gluten free and vegan

“My fiancé is a chili enthusiast and a meat lover. We both rank this our number one chili recipe! It is delicious by itself, with chips as a snack, with avocado (as recommended in the recipe) or with a fried egg thrown on top for brunch. Do yourself a favor-make a double batch and freeze half for later!” – Coral

This healthy #vegan soup recipe is made with sweet potato, kale, farro and chickpeas!

4) Curried Sweet Potato, Farro, Kale and Chickpea Soup


“This soup is delicious! I found your recipe on Friday, made it on Sunday, and am eating it right now and for lunch allll week long. It is sweet, spicy, and hearty. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)” – Christy

vegetable soup with quinoa recipe-1

5) Quinoa Vegetable Soup with Kale

Gluten free and vegan

“Absolutely wonderful! Made this soup tonight and it was a complete success. Happy husband and I was surprised but extremely happy kids. EVERYONE went back for seconds. Thank you for your expertise and recipe. I will make it again.” – Misty

best butternut squash soup recipe

6) Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

“This was simple but absolutely outstanding! THANK YOU!” – Patricia

Vegetarian minestrone soup with Parmesan on top

7) Classic Minestrone Soup

Easily gluten free and easily vegan (skip the cheese)

“Kate, I have made this soup many times in the last couple of years! It is as perfect a minestrone soup as there is. I do all the cooking in the family, and if my wife hasn’t had this in a while….she starts dropping hints like crazy. Such good stuff. I follow it to a tee….using green beans, red potatoes and squash as my seasonal veggies.” – Steve

West African Peanut Soup

8) West African Peanut Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“Soooooooooo DELICIOUS! I made this with kale and served with brown rice. I love the thickness and flavour of this dish! Simple recipe with most ingredients already being in my pantry :-)” – Fiona

Vegetarian tortilla soup

9) Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Easily gluten free and vegan

“This was the MOST yummy and satisfying soup!! I’m making it again tonight. It will be a regular in my house from now on.” – Annemarie

best carrot soup recipe

10) Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I made this soup last night it was absolutely delicious, one of the best soups I have ever made. Think I will try the carrot & ginger soup next when I have made it I will let you know how it goes.” – Nadia

pinto posole recipe

11) Pinto Posole

Gluten free and vegan

“I am away from my family this holiday season and really homesick for Tex Mex and my family. I made this for myself for brunch to try to lift my spirits and even the smell of the chiles toasting made me feel at home. 10/10 delicious. Added cabbage and radish for toppings. Thanks Kate!” – Laura

Curried Cauliflower Soup

12) Curried Cauliflower Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“I have made this soup several times and not only do I love it, my husband asks for it regularly. Most men are meat and potatoes, especially mine, so that says a lot! We love Tia food and the hotter, the better. To increase the spice we add jalapeño and red pepper flakes to this recipe but we stick true it. I have made it for friends and they were “wowed.” This recipe is a MUST try!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing!!!!” – Deanna

vegetarian/vegan black bean soup recipe

13) Spicy Black Bean Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“This soup is amazing! It will definitely be put in our weekly rotation this winter. This was quick to put together, healthy, and there are so many ways to add on ingredients like the avocado, radishes, cheese, Greek yogurt, etc for extra tastiness. Thank you…your recipes are quickly becoming favorites in this house!” – Martha

Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

14) Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I got a pumpkin in my CSA and thought “ummmm….” I searched your site for pumpkin recipes and I have to say, this is now one of my favorites. Super flavorful and silky (even with an immersion blender!).” – Tess

classic tomato soup recipe

15) Classic Tomato Soup (Lightened Up!)

Gluten free and easily vegan

“Best homemade tomato soup recipe I’ve found! Terrific not acidic, not sweet, just right! Thank you!” – Rex

vegetarian chili recipe

16) Homemade Vegetarian Chili

Gluten free and vegan

“I absolutely LOVE this chile recipe! I have made it several times and I still can’t get enough of it. Especially now since it is so cold where I live! I even got a bunch of meat eaters to love it! Thanks for the great recipe :)” – Stephanie

Redeeming green soup recipe

17) Redeeming Green Soup with Lemon and Cayenne

Gluten free and vegan

“This is one of the best green soups I have ever had! Just fantastic! My very discerning husband and mother-in-law just love it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and nourishing recipe.” – Katrina

This creamy, Thai-spiced carrot and sweet potato soup comes from Angela Liddon

18) Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“So I never comment on blogs (but i ALWAYS read the comments section). If you’re like me, you’re looking for someone who’s made this soup to vouch for how awesome it is. Well look no further, cause I’m your girl.

I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life and soup seems to still be one of those things that’s super difficult to for me to want to eat it again and again for days after I make it. I consider this one my first victory—Incredibly flavorful and hearty without all the fatty cream. I didn’t have almonds or tamari, so i topped mine with toasted pepitas and it was perfect. It also helped to have my immersion blender on hand.

Thank you, Kate!” – Laurel

best pasta e fagioli recipe

19) Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)

Easily gluten free and vegan

“I’ve made this recipe twice in the past week. This is our new favorite soup! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly both times.” – Brittany

This meatless pho is full of flavor, thanks to spices, herbs and sautéed shiitake mushrooms! It’s fun to make, too.

20) Vegetarian Pho

Gluten free and vegan

“Hi Kate, It is summer here in Australia but I saw your recipe and tried it the other night. My husband and I loved it and I am sure I will be making it quite often. Thanks for sharing.” – Sandi

Thai curried butternut squash soup recipe

21) Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“I made this soup for lunch today during our blizzard on Cape Cod. It is amazingly delicious! The toasted coconut on top really makes it! I used an immersion blender and added the coconut milk to the soup in the pot afterwards. Not as pretty as yours but still delicious. Thanks for another great recipe, Kate. I will definitely make this many times.” – Cindy

best vegetable soup recipe

22) Seriously Good Vegetable Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“This soup was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Hearty. Veggie-packed, and not bland at all (which I find can be an issue with vegetable soups…like carrots in tomato water I often say). My veggie combo was potato, zucchini, green beans, and kale at the end – used more like three cups of veg and kale each. And had some fresh thyme in the house to used that – Just right. Saving to my fav soup recipes. Thank you!” – Rachel

creamy broccoli cheese soup recipe

23) Broccoli Cheese Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

“Oh my gosh! This soup is so creamy and broccolicious. It’s NOT a dairy bomb like many other broccoli cheese soups I have made or bought in the past. What a great idea to add potato..! Thanks so much Kate!” – Dave

This hearty vegan quinoa soup will fill you up but won

24) Mexican Quinoa Stew

Gluten free and vegan

“This is a great weeknight recipe! Prepared in 20 minutes before afternoon activities and left it on the stove to simmer. My 8 & 10-yr old boys gobbled it up when we got home. So easy and so much flavor. Thank you!” – Jen

Southwestern corn chowder recipe

25) Southwestern Corn Chowder

Gluten free and easily vegan

“Once again- this recipe was a winner; we love it. We are long past the fresh corn season in Idaho and instead I used a good quality frozen corn. I did not change a thing except maybe to make more next time 😉 Thank you for introducing me to crème fraîche and thank you for the many good meals.” – Lucy

This dal makhani recipe is perfect for when you

26) Quick Dal Makhani

Gluten free and vegan

“This dal has become one of my favorite recipes ever. It is absolutely delicious, I will have to double the recipe when I make it again in a few days. I didn’t have garam masala on hand so I used curry powder instead and used my immersion blender to make it creamy. Love this recipe!!” – Eleonore

best cauliflower soup recipe

27) Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

“This is delicious…and I don’t even like cauliflower!!! Thank you for your tasty and healthy recipes, equal parts important over here in our house!” – Crystal

View all the soup recipes in Cookie and Kate

Here are all the soups and stews in my cookbook, Love Real Food! Get your copy.

If you make any of these soups at home, please post a picture on Instagram and tag it #cookieandkate so I can go check it out! I love it when that happens. ♥

More resources you might appreciate: 23 healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes, 45 recipes that pack well for lunch and 20 simple weeknight dinners. You might also like my monthly seasonal produce guides and essential kitchen tools. View all roundups and resource posts here.

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