17 Healthy Vegetarian Soup Recipes

healthy vegetarian soup recipes round-up

Despite my best efforts, the recipe I intended to share earlier this week failed on me. I nixed that one for good. If it doesn’t work for me, it probably won’t work for you and I can’t have that! I have more deliciousness lined up for next week that I’m excited to share with you.

It’s frigid outside here in Kansas City (15 degrees currently), so I thought I’d share my favorite soup recipes available on the blog. Keep scrolling for more warming, hearty, veggie-packed soups.

Eight of these recipes are also available our new Cookie + Kate app, complete with my own voice instructions and step-by-step photos. I hear that you are eager to see even more recipes in the app (there are 100 so far), and I’m trying to get more uploaded over the next few weeks.

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. Let’s make some soup!

1) Spiced 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten free and easily vegan

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

6) 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

7) 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

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) 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

13) 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

14) 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

15) 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

16) 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

17) 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

View all the soup recipes in Cookie and Kate's cookbook, Love Real Food!

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