The Best Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Soup Recipes

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If you’re looking for some new family dinner ideas, these 20 hearty vegetarian soup recipes are simple and delicious!

I love a good vegetarian soup recipe – they’re some of my favorite things to make and to eat. Soups are simple, filling, and delicious. It’s easy to make large batches and it generally reheats like a dream. Not to mention it’s easy to make a full meal with hearty vegetarian soup recipes by pairing them with bread and salad! We love making hearty vegetarian soups not just when it’s cold, but year round with a salad on the side.

There are a lot of vegetarian soup recipes out there, though, that use unusual and obscure ingredients or take a long time to make. I generally don’t keep specialty cooking ingredients on hand, so I like vegetarian recipes that use everyday kitchen staples (especially when it’s 5pm and I’ve forgotten to meal plan). Plus, when cooking with a bunch of little kids, I want to make simple but delicious meals that my whole family will love.

All of these meatless soup recipes are filling and satisfying, while still being simple to make and delicious to eat. They’re perfect vegetarian family dinner recipes or for feeding a crowd. Our whole family loves them, and I hope you do, too!

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20 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Soup Recipes for Family Dinners

 

BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP RECIPE

Smitten Kitchen is often my go-to when searching for a recipe, and her broccoli-cheddar soup doesn’t disappoint. I love that it uses a large quantity of broccoli. A fantastic vegetarian soup recipe.

 

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

RED LENTIL SOUP WITH LEMON

This soup is one of those terrific and filling vegetarian meals that isn’t overly heavy. It’s perfect with some rice or quinoa mixed in, or just some crusty bread and salad on the side.

 

EASY CREAMY TOMATO SOUP RECIPE (CROCKPOT/INSTANT POT)

I’ve made this tomato soup recipe for at least a dozen different gatherings over the years. I’ve never had a single time where at least one person hasn’t asked for the recipe. It’s delicious, simple, and perfect with grilled cheese. It’s easy to make in either the Instant Pot or a slow cooker (here’s our favorite slow cooker). It’s for sure one of our favorite easy vegetarian soup recipes!

 

bowl of loaded cheesy cauliflower soup with rolls

LOADED CHEESY CAULIFLOWER SOUP RECIPE

This soup is chock full of vegetables, so even with being cheesy, feels fairly healthful. The cauliflower bulks it up, too. I leave off the bacon when serving to turn it into a fantastic vegetarian soup recipe.

 

corn chowder soup served in bowl

VEGETARIAN CORN CHOWDER RECIPE

This is another one of those vegetarian soup recipes that I’ve made about a gazillion times. It’s just so good. I always add some extra potatoes, and double it in a big dutch oven.

 

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MINNESOTA WILD RICE & MUSHROOM SOUP RECIPE

This is another long-standing household favorite. The flavors are rich and umami-filled. I do the steps a bit differently (I typically use brown rice, and cook it in the same pot as the mushrooms after they’ve cooked down), so this is one I’ll have to write up to share my variation!

 

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Chickpeas

SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP RECIPE

Who doesn’t love a creamy butternut squash soup recipe, especially one that can be made in the slow cooker?

 

This Vegetarian Tuscan White Bean Soup is loaded with onion, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, celery, white beans, spinach, oregano, thyme, fennel and parsley

VEGETARIAN TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SOUP

This is a newer vegetarian soup recipe for our family and we loved it. I made it with dry navy beans (cooked in the Instant Pot) instead of canned.

 

BLACK BEAN SOUP RECIPE

Another classic that’s always a winner. Don’t skimp on the toppings with this one.

 

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE SOUP RECIPE

I love that minestrone is so customizable, so it’s easy to switch out the veggies with whatever you have on hand. Delicious and simple.

 

Lemony Orzo Chickpea Soup

LEMONY ORZO CHICKPEA SOUP

I love the flavors of lemon and orzo together, and here’s it’s combined in soup form. And chickpeas are always a welcome addition for some bulk and protein.

 

Two bowls of potato soup, topped with crumbled bacon, with fresh sage and a loaf of bread in the background.

INSTANT POT CHEESY POTATO SOUP

This is a great, basic and easy vegetarian potato soup recipe. I like that it’s simple so I can make additions or sides based on what I have available. It’s a great “starter” recipe. I leave out the bacon and chicken, and use vegetable broth.

 

Vegetarian tortilla soup recipe

VEGETARIAN TORTILLA SOUP

As Mary Berry would say, this soup just looks so inviting. All those colors and flavors pack a punch, and it’s as perfect for a winter evening as it is after a day at the beach.

 

CHIPOTLE & BUTTERNUT SQUASH VEGETARIAN CHILI RECIPE

What chili lacks in appearance, it makes up in taste. This vegetarian chili is delicious and cooks all day the slow cooker since it uses dried beans. No need to remember to start it midday!

 

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

VEGETARIAN PHO RECIPE

I’m a pho lover through and through – all those bright flavors are so delightful. This is a great vegetarian soup recipe that is still hearty and satisfying.

 

CREAMY CARROT & POTATO SOUP

I’ve been making this recipe from a cookbook for years. It’s amazing how much flavor with a touch of sweetness you can get out of simple carrots, and the potato is great for adding a bit of creaminess.

 

chilled pea soup vegetarian recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILLED PEA SOUP

Chilled soups are such a nice vegetarian summer meal. It’s a great way to change things up, and they’re perfect with a dinner salad!

 

Japanese udon noodle soup

VEGETARIAN JAPANESE UDON NOODLE SOUP

This is another meatless soup recipe that has quite a few ingredients, but feel free to adapt to what you have or leave things out if needed. The flavors are sure to still be delicious!

 

A flavorful hearty stew from Tuscany, called Ribollita with Cannellini beans, lacinato kale, and vegetables, served with crusty bread, drizzled with a Lemon Rosemary Garlic Oil. | www.feastingathome.com

Ribollita (Tuscan White Bean Soup with Bread)

Another Tuscan soup recipe! This one, however, has a less tomato-y profile but is an equally delicious vegetarian soup recipe.

 

Pumpkin Curry Soup with Coconut Milk, Thai red curry paste, and peanuts. Simple, gluten free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly!

PUMPKIN CURRY SOUP RECIPE

Pumpkin curry soup is a Thanksgiving favorite for us, but since this recipe uses canned pumpkin, it’s easy to make year round.

 

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