Vegetable Soup Recipes That Are Easy to Make and Entirely Satisfying
A bowl of vegetable soup can satiate your hunger no matter the temperature outside. Serve up vegetable soup on the dreariest winter days for a quick fix or chill out with a cooled-down version of your favorite recipe during the warmer months. Easy to make, these mouthwatering recipes are also nutrient-rich and nourishing to the last sip. And whether you serve them as a starter or the main dish, these vegetable soups are sure to delight.
An array of hearty vegetables serve as the unifying element in these soups, and each recipe we're sharing is either entirely classic or a delicious twist on the expected; if you want a traditional recipe, go for our Everyday Vegetable Soup, which is pictured here. Depending on when you make your vegetable soup, you'll want to consider the produce that's in season and use those ingredients to build your recipe. Ahead, you'll find our recipes for soups that make good use of each season's bounty.
While most of these dishes can be made vegetarian—simply swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth—we're also sharing a few vegan bowls that are simply delicious, like our Vegan Lentil Soup. It's made with carrots, broccoli rabe, celery, shallots, crushed tomatoes, and lentils for a seriously satisfying meal. What we like best about vegetable soup is its versatility, so feel free to get creative. One of our favorite ways to do just that is with our Eastern variations on the signature recipe. Try our Ramen Soup with Vegetables for a filling take that makes use of soft ramen noodles; if you're looking for Mediterranean flavors, we have a number of recipes you're sure to love, like our Mediterranean Vegetable Soup with Couscous. With only seven ingredients, 10 minutes of prep work, and 15 minutes of cooking, it's bound to become your new go-to.
Ahead, discover classic varieties, and soon-to-be new favorites.
Vegan Lentil Soup
This easy to make vegetarian soup recipe is actually vegan—and it's super filling thanks to lentils and loads of vegetables.
Customizable Vegetable Soup
With a number of different variations built into the recipe, this vegetable soup is super easy to make and is great for any picky eaters. You can choose between chickpeas, pasta, or rice, any type of quick-cooking vegetable, and the leafy greens of your choice to make it your own. Plus, the recipe makes 10 cups of soup, so you'll have plenty to freeze and enjoy later.
Roasted Vegetable Soup
Pan roasting lends beefsteak tomatoes, leeks, and carrots a subtly smoky and savory flavor, while garlic and basil kick this vegetable soup recipe up a notch.
Puréed Beet Soup
Fixing a bowl of soup for dinner couldn't be easier with this fuss-free recipe. Blend beets—or your vegetable of choice—with onion, olive oil, chicken broth, and a squeeze of lemon for truly satisfying soup.
Mediterranean Vegetable Soup
With only 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cooking time, this vegetable soup is super easy to make. Plus, the Mediterranean flavors are undeniably delicious.
Ramen Soup with Vegetables
Store-bought soup in a cup has nothing on this mouthwatering main. Flavorful chicken broth blends beautifully with crunchy carrots and celery, onion, green beans, and tomato before the ramen is finally added to create a one-pot meal.
Moroccan Vegetable Soup
The colorful crimson hue of this Moroccan vegetable soup mirrors the recipe's vivid flavor. Harissa adds heat while chickpeas, shallots, rutabaga, carrots, and a dash of cumin create a complex flavor profile.
Winter Vegetable Soup
Get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less with this soul-soothing soup made with healthy ingredients like kale, cannellini beans, acorn squash, and onion.
Rustic Vegetable Soup
What could possibly be a better soup base than bright, beautifully flavored marinara sauce? Sweet carrots, crunchy cabbage, zucchini, and cannellini beans add heft to the craveworthy recipe.
Spring Vegetable Soup
Sweet spring vegetables and succulent seasonings take center stage in this tasty recipe, which contains parsley leaves, leeks, green beans, and russet potatoes.
Mixed Vegetable Soup
What is a chef to do with a refrigerator full of leftover vegetables? This versatile recipe creates the ultimate vegetable soup with surplus ingredients such as winter squash, parsnips, potatoes, and carrots.
Spring Vegetable and Chickpea Soup with Cheese Toasts
Creamy, cheese-slathered toasts enhance this otherwise simple soup. Sweet carrots and sugar snap peas harmonize with bright basil and watercress in this effortless recipe.
Vegetable Alphabet Soup
Classic alphabet soup gets some added nutrients from a slew of vegetables. Savoy cabbage, parsnips, potatoes, green beans, and zucchini are just a few of the ones used in this comforting dish.
Lentil Soup with Winter Vegetables
A bowl of lentil-laden soup is the perfect antidote to a case of the winter blues. Chicken stock, celery, carrots, and onions provide a traditional base for the recipe, but it's further intensified by the addition of creamy poached eggs.
Cut up crisp cabbage and toss it into your vegetable soup for a truly tasty treat. Thyme, bay leaves, and garlic season the soup to perfection.
Bread Soup with Spring Vegetables
Often associated with Tuscan cuisine, bread soup is an excellent dish for uniting two complementary components: thick, crusty bread and vegetable-dense broth. Zucchini, peas, celery, and onion meet mashed garlic and thyme for a satiating dish.
Get back to basics with a bowl of steaming vegetable-bean soup.
Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup
Heart-healthy and hearty all at once, this winter-vegetable soup utilizes seasonal produce including butternut squash, escarole, and carrots to enhance a one-pot meal.
Pear and Autumn Vegetable Soup
Forget your preconceptions of pears; the fresh fruit is a delectable addition to sweet and savory dishes like this butternut squash and turnip purée. Sage and cream turn the recipe into a showstopper.
Asian Noodle Soup with Winter Vegetables and Tofu
A simple medley of winter vegetables, tofu, mirin, and soy sauce make up this soothing soup.
Breakfast Vegetable-Miso Soup with Chickpeas
If you're not craving a filling breakfast like French toast or an overstuffed omelet, start the day sunny side up with a soothing vegetable-miso soup rich in detox-friendly chickpeas, celery, carrots, and broccoli.
Root-Vegetable Soup with Orange, Ginger, and Tarragon
Reinvigorate your diet by revisiting root vegetables for dinner. A cup of tart orange juice complements this bold blend of celery root, ginger, parsnip, and rutabaga.
Dish up classic minestrone for a deliciously simple dinner. Chicken broth creates a rich foundation against which tomatoes, celery, basil, cannellini beans, and potatoes pop.
Hearty Spinach and Chickpea Soup
Brown rice bulks up this fiber-filled recipe that's rich in spinach, chickpeas, shiitake mushrooms, and onion.
Kick up your kale intake with a two-step soup recipe suffused with good-for-you ingredients. Simply blend cut kale with pre-prepared vegetable soup for a meal that packs a punch.
Vegan Vegetable Soup
Vegans, rejoice: This animal-product-free recipe features an autumn harvest worth of corn, zucchini, green beans, and diced tomatoes enriched by a vegetable broth base.
Quick Vegetable Soup
This one-pot meal comes together in just 20 minutes. It's the perfect easy recipe to have on-hand for a winter dinner.
Roasted Fall Vegetable Soup
A half hour, a batch of freshly roasted vegetables, and a lemon is all you need to prepare this appetizing autumnal soup.