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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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 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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