In need of a little comfort? These vegan soup recipes are warm, cozy, and satisfying.
With temperatures dropping and snow falling, I've got soup on the mind. Warm and hearty bowls of cold-weather comfort. There's nothing better.
The hearty part is important. I like the kind of vegan soup recipes that can stand on their own as a meal.
To make vegan soup recipes more satisfying, add:
- A mix of high-fiber vegetables.
- A source of plant-based protein (my favorites for soup are beans, chickpeas, lentils, or edamame).
- For extra heartiness, also include whole grains (like farro or barley) and a source of fat, such as avocado or pumpkin seeds.
- Good flavor is also essential! I like to add plenty of garlic, herbs, and spices.
looking for the best vegan soup recipes?
Here are 20 of my favorites.
This easy Carrot and Lentil Soup features a cozy blend of warming spices (lots of garlic and ginger!), along with rich and creamy coconut milk for added texture. Bolstered by protein and fiber-rich red lentils, this naturally vegan bowl is hearty (and nutritious) enough to serve as a complete meal all on its own.
vegan corn chowder by grateful grazer
Using oat milk is one of my favorite ways to make creamy vegan soups without any regular cream. Here, it’s stirred into a plant-based take on corn chowder soup. Serve this spicy Southwest-inspired soup with any of your favorite toppings. I like fiber- and protein-rich black beans, avocado, salsa, cilantro, and lime wedges.
Vegan Turmeric Pumpkin Soup by kara lydon nutrition
This vibrant pumpkin soup is brimming with fall flavors from seasonal squash, fresh sage, and ground nutmeg. Use store-bought pumpkin purée or make your own, and don't skip the pepita (pumpkin seed) topping for a little extra crunch.
Easy 3 Bean Chili Soup by being nutritious
Is there anything better than a warm and comforting bowl of bean chili when it's cold out? This easy vegan recipe uses 3 different kinds of beans (kidney, black, and chickpeas) for a mix of flavors, plant-based protein, and energizing carbohydrates.
Wild Mushroom and Barley Soup by craving something healthy
This vegan bowl is packed with savory umami flavors from mushrooms and onions. Use a mix of crimini, porcini, shiitake, maitake, and black trumpet mushrooms to amp up its flavor and immune-boosting benefits.
Roasted Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup by jessica levinson
Fall favorites like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and warm spices are highlighted in this creamy plant-based soup recipe. Serve this comforting veggie bowl with a hunk of crusty bread for a satisfying lunch.
Turmeric, Ginger and Roasted Carrot Soup by your choice nutrition
Lots of plant-based foods, including antioxidant-rich carrots and warming spices like turmeric and ginger, have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Try all three together in this flavorful veggie soup that's ideal for keeping your immune system strong during the fall and winter.
cauliflower curry soup with vegan herb yogurt sauce by grateful grazer
This is another one of my favorite vegan soup recipes that utilize oat milk to amp up the creamy texture without using any dairy-based cream. The curry broth in this cauliflower soup really packs in the spicy flavor, so I like to add a dollop of vegan herb yogurt to cool things off.
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup by cheerful choices
Thankfully, you can still ladle up a bowl of roasted tomato basil soup long after the growing season ends. Canned tomatoes are ideal for this cozy recipe, but you can also use any fresh variety while they're in season. Serve this classic comfort food soup with avocado slices, nutritional yeast, or whole grain bread to round out the meal.
Autumn Squash Soup by byte sized nutrition
Loaded with seasonal vegetables and warming spices, this squash soup will make any autumn day a little bit cozier. Bonus: you can also make this vegan soup recipe in your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Lemony Rice and Vegetable Soup by mom’s kitchen handbook
With a slew of winter veggies and a citrusy bite from fresh-squeezed lemon, this vegetable rice soup is all I need to warm up on a cold night. It's naturally gluten-free and also vegan when you use your favorite vegetable broth as the base (I love homemade!).
Apple Ginger Kabocha Squash Soup by it’s a veg world after all
With a seasonal mix of kabocha squash and apples, this vegan soup recipe couldn't be any more perfect for fall. Kabocha squash has a dark green outer skin and bright orange flesh that tastes similar to sweet potatoes. It pairs well with sweet and tart apples and spicy ginger, which makes this vibrant autumnal soup a must-try recipe.
Spicy Green Soup by living well kitchen
You don't always need fresh vegetables to make a good meal! Frozen veggies can help reduce cost and food waste, especially if local produce is hard to find during the fall and winter months. They're also perfect for mixing into homemade soup recipes. If you have frozen spinach and broccoli, try blending them with hot peppers to make this low-cost spicy green soup.
tomato barley soup with roasted chickpeas by grateful grazer
The combination of tomato and barley is a classic and for good reason. I love this hearty, Tuscan-inspired soup because it's flavorful and satisfying enough to have on its own for dinner. For even more staying power, top it off with vegan cheesy herb roasted chickpeas.
Curried Leek Vegetable Soup by sharon palmer
Low on time and ingredients? This curried vegetable soup calls for just 10 ingredients, about 40 minutes, and just one pot to make cleanup extra easy. Plus, Sharon also includes Instant Pot and Slow Cooker adaptations. Perfect for a busy weeknight!
Southwest Soup by kelly jones nutrition
This zesty southwest soup includes all the essentials like diced tomatoes, sweet corn, and protein-packed black beans. This recipe is also ideal if you're cooking for someone with a food allergy since the recipe is made sans nuts, dairy, or gluten.
8-ingredient harissa bean chili by grateful grazer
Flavored with a scoop of harissa chili pepper paste, this easy bean chili has a nice spicy kick without too much effort in the kitchen. Plus, you can make it ahead of time (it's also freezer-friendly), so it's ideal for meal prep at any time of the year.
Vegan One Pot Butternut Squash Soup by kroll’s korner
This creamy butternut squash soup already sounds delicious, but then Tawnie adds lasagna noodles at the end to really take things up a notch. In addition, I love that you can make this vegan soup recipe in one pot for easy cleanup.
Creamy Broccoli & Avocado Soup by triad to wellness
I’m all about low-waste recipes that incorporate everything from the root to the tip of vegetables. That’s why I’m loving this dreamy avocado soup that utilizes the broccoli stems that are typically tossed!
Vegan vegetable soup by healthy seasonal recipes
One of my favorite cold-weather veggie combos is butternut squash and kale, so I can't wait to try this cozy vegan vegetable soup this winter. Herbaceous fresh rosemary adds even more flavor to seal the deal.
one-pot asparagus chard ramen noodle bowl by grateful grazer
Nothing’s better than a comforting ramen bowl filled to the brim with umami-loaded mushrooms, whole-grain noodles, and colorful produce (feel free to swap in whatever's in season). Plus, this vegan soup recipe is another one of my favorite one-pot wonders. Yay for easy cleanup!
Did you try one of these vegan soup recipes?
Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear how it went.