75+ Delicious Vegetarian Soups + Vegan Soups, Too!

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I am not a vegetarian or a vegan but I enjoy all types of food and try to do at least one meatless day every week. If you're looking to stretch your food dollar and create more meatless meals or plant-based meals, check out this list of over 75 delicious vegetarian soups.

You'll find some creative and yummy vegan soups and vegan stews, as well. I've brought you the very best of the internet foodies on this one, y'all, so I hope you enjoy some warming soups as the temperatures dip.

75+ Delicious Vegetarian Soups + Vegan Soups, Too!

Roasted squash vegetarian soup.
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How to use this list of Vegetarian Soups and Vegan Soups:

I've broken this list up into categories to make it easier to read. That said, some of these soups could go into more than one category, so expect to find soups made with beans in the hearty category or the tomato-based category. 

I have NOT broken them down into vegan and vegetarian. This list is about 70/30 with the majority of them being entirely plant-based based but there are a few that call for milk, cream, butter, and cheese. Each recipe (except for the ones I've personally created which are in bold type) will open up into a new tab. I recommend you pin recipes you are interested in into a specific Pinterest board, such as “Soup,” “Meatless Recipes,” “Vegetarian Soups” or whatever will serve your purpose. If you don't have such a board, it is easy to create one. 

Looking to make recipes from pantry stock? Check out what's on my pantry stock list.

Tomato Based Soups

The Best Instant Pot Tomato Soup EVER|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

This is one of the recipe creations I am most proud of. Everyone in my family loves it and it is seriously restaurant quality – if I do say so myself. I keep meaning to try it with plant-based milk but I haven't so far.

Read on for some more delicious tomato-based soup options from some of my favorite food bloggers.

Quick Tomato and Turmeric Soup|Christina's Cucina

Vegan Tortilla Soup|A Virtual Vegan

Instant Pot Tortilla Soup|Cardamom and Coconut

Bow Tie Vegetable Soup with Pesto|Soup Addict

Beans and Rice Taco Soup|The Toasty Kitchen

Cabbage Soup|Stef's Sweets and Eats

Restaurant Style Tomato Bisque|Ask Chef Dennis

Vegetarian Taco Soup|Freezer Meals 101

Smokey Tomato and White Bean Soup|Vegan Huggs

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Cauliflower Soups

Although I'm not on team “cauliflower is the same as a potato” I do like cauliflower-based recipes. Here are some great ones.

Easy Cauliflower Soup|Delightful Adventures

Curried Cauliflower Soup|Nourish Plate

Cauliflower Parmesan Soup (No Cream)|Chef Not Required

Roasted Cauliflower Soup|Cook it Real Good

Instant Pot Golden Cauliflower Soup|The Recipe Well

Vegan Cauliflower Potato Soup|April Golightly

If you REALLY want to splurge on a soup pot, I've been coveting this one since forever. 

Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews (some vegan, too!)

There's nothing like a bowl of hearty soup or stew to warm you up when it's chilly outside. No matter what time of year it is, I just find a hearty, heavy bowl of soup that's full of beans, potatoes, noodles, or rice to be comforting. I hope you'll enjoy trying some of these.

Hearty Delicious Mushroom Stew|Delightful Adventures

Slow Cooker Vegan Wild Rice Soup|Mama Likes to Cook

Easy Vegetarian Udon Noodle Soup|Mama Likes to Cook

Instant Pot Sweet Potato and Kale Soup|Simply Happy Foodie

Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Corn Chowder|This Old Gal

Vegetable Barley Soup|Cook it Real Good

Creamy Tortellini Soup|Little Sunny Kitchen

Grandbob's Vegetable Soup Recipe|Pink Fortitude

Dairy-Free Potato Soup|The Fitchen

Delicious Potato and Leek Soup|Allergy Yummy

Hearty Lentil Potato Stew|Zardy Plants

Healthy Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup|Food Wine Sunshine

Vegetarian Instant Pot Chili|Zestful Kitchen

Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe|Healthy Kitchen 101

Soups Made with Pumpkin, Squash, or Sweet Potatoes

I love a squash or sweet potato based soup. The first two are my own and they're family favorites. I'm excited to include some new favorite vegetarian soups from some of my favorite food bloggers.

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

I have made this soup for years and I usually use chicken broth versus vegetable broth. That, of course, does not make it vegetarian but if you do eat meat, this is an easy substitution.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato and Jalapeno Soup|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

This is a soup inspired by Cafe Homestead in Waco Texas. The recipe as I've written it, does include bacon as a topping, however, you can easily leave it off or use vegan bacon bits. 

Thai Spicy Pumpkin Coconut Soup|Food Fit For Life

Vegan Pumpkin Soup|Nourish Plate

Sweet Potato Soup|Swirls of Flavor

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup|Busy Cooks

Creamy Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup|Happy Kitchen

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup|Piping Pot Curry

Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup|Rhian's Recipes

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup|To Simply Inspire

Soups with Beans and Lentils

Legumes are such a wonderful option for vegetarian soups or vegan soups. They add that texture, heartiness, and protein that make a soup main dish worthy.

Instant Pot Minestrone|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

This is another one of my creations that I'm proud of, mostly because everyone in my family loves it. I have that one picky kid, so anything that pleases everyone is a winner.

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili|Strength & Sunshine 

Vegetable Lentil Soup|Healthy Happy Mama

Five Minute Lentil Soup|Christina's Cucina

Vegan Black Bean Soup|24 Bite

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon|A Virtual Vegan

Pressure Cooker Armenian Lentil Soup|This Old Gal

Instant Pot Lentil Soup|Little Sunny Kitchen

Vegan Minestrone|Happy Kitchen

Slow Cooker Lentil, Barley, and Kale Soup|The Brooklyn Mom

Serbian White Bean Soup|Ve Eat Cook Bake

Hearty Chickpea Curry Soup|Go Healthy Ever After

Black Eyed Pea Soup|Veggie Inspired

Other Delicious Favorites

Enjoy this hodgepodge of delish vegetarian soups from around the internet that I had trouble placing in the above categories for whatever reason. There are pea soups, a few beet-based soups, carrot soups, and even a couple that I think are really unique like chestnut soup and mango soup. I hope you find some new favorites here in this section. 

P.S. I have to give a special call-out to Frog's Breath Soup (see below.) If you're a Nightmare Before Christmas fan, you'll get the reference. Even if you're not, give this one an open. Despite the unappetizing name, it sounds really yummy.

Minty Pea Soup|Simply Happy Foodie

Turmeric Zucchini Soup (Paleo, Keto, Vegan)|Food Fit For Life

Tofu Chickpea Curry Soup|Crafty For Home

Coconut Curry Soup|A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

Lemon Coriander Soup|Veg Recipes of India

Carrot Ginger Soup|Veg Recipes of India

Slow Cooker Ginger Carrot Soup|Swirls of Flavor

Easy Rice Noodle Soup|Veggie Lexi

Sopa De Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)|Vegan Huggs

French Chestnut Soup|A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

Instant Pot Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup|Piping Pot Curry

Thai Green Curry Rice Soup|Rhian's Recipes

Creamy Broccoli Soup with Cheesy “Everything” Spiced Croutons|Zestful Kitchen

Vegetarian Cream of Broccoli Soup|Marathons and Motivation

The Best Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup Ever|The Curious Frugal

Beetroot Soup with Coconut Milk Drizzle|April Golightly

Borscht Soup|Food Fit For Life

Creamy Beet Soup with Red Sauerkraut|Healthy Taste of Life

The Best Vegan Quinoa Soup Recipe|Stress Less Be Healthy

Mango Soup|In the Kitch

Vegan Peanut Soup with Coconut Milk|Where Is My Spoon

Frog's Breath Soup|Vegan Dollhouse

The Best Mushroom Soup|Will Cook for Smiles

Want ideas for delicious, easy meals to make from pantry stock? Check out my list of over 50 meal ideas.

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