As the nights darken and the weather cools, there’s one meal that dominates our thinking. It is, of course, soup. Research suggests that most Americans agree with us on the fact that blending together nutritious ingredients to make a hearty, warming liquid meal is one of the best ways to nourish ourselves throughout winter and fall. In fact, according to one study by popular soup brand Campbell’s, nearly 95 percent of Americans, regardless of age, gender, or region, say they love or like soup.

Aside from being hearty and nourishing, another reason people love soup is that it’s incredibly versatile. The truth is, from tomatoes to cauliflower to sweet potatoes, when combined with vegetarian broth or a can of coconut milk, pretty much any vegetable can become a soup. That means this dish is easy to make vegan, too—just leave out the meat broth and dairy.

We’ve compiled all of our favorite vegan soup recipes below—so, next time you’re craving a big bowl of hearty broth, you know just where to come for inspiration.

The best vegan soup recipes to make now


1 Vegan Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is the most popular soup dish in the US, but, thanks to vegan chicken broth, it’s easy to enjoy the nostalgic flavor of this dish without the meat.
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2 Creamy Italian Gnocchi Soup

Gnocchi is a hearty, filling addition to this creamy, Italian soup. If you prefer, you can also swap in macaroni or shells, too.
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VegNews.CauliflowerCheeseSoupLuke Albert

3 Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Packed with vegan cream cheese, this thick vegan soup is comforting, warming, and delicious. It’s guaranteed to become a new favorite.
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VegNews.GarlicSoupSam Turnbull

4 Four Heads of Garlic Soup

If you’re a fan of all-things garlicky, you will love this creamy soup, which is made with four heads of garlic, cashews, and vegan chicken broth.
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5 Pumpkin Soup With White Beans

Blended cannellini beans make for a thick, velvety texture in this tasty soup dish. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.
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6 Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

This rich, nourishing soup gets its flavor from aromatic herbs, coconut milk, meaty mushrooms, and plenty of vegetables.
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7 Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha squash makes for a creamy, delicious soup, but if you can’t find it, you can also swap in butternut squash or pumpkin for an equally tasty dish.
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VegNews.ItalianWeddingSoupMary Callan

8 Italian Meatball Wedding Soup

For a delicious meaty texture, make these vegan meatballs with cannellini beans, herbs, spices, and breadcrumbs.
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9 Thai Carrot Soup With Tamari-Roasted Almonds

Thanks to ingredients like red curry paste, fresh ginger, and diced sweet potatoes, this soup is bursting with flavor.
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10 Roasted Tomato Soup With Cashew Cream

This nourishing, hearty soup is easy to make. In fact, it just takes four steps and a handful of ingredients.
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VegNews.SopadeFidoEdgar Castrejón

11 Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

When the weather is chilly, warm up your insides with this satisfying, brothy noodle soup from Mexico.
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12 Potato Leek Soup With Broccoli Gremolata

Zesty, flavorful gremolata, which originated in Milan, Italy, is the star of this hearty, creamy potato leek soup.
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VegNews.GarlickyButterBeanSoupwithGreens Oliver Barth

13 Garlicky Butter Bean Soup With Greens

This garlicky soup goes beautifully with leafy greens like kale and spinach. Top with hemp seeds to serve.
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VegNews.CopyCatBroccoliCheddarDanielle Keith

14 Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Panera Bread fans, this is your dish. Made with cashews, this soup is just as creamy, cheesy, and comforting as the chain’s menu favorite.
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VegNews.KreplachMicah Silva

15 Sweet Potato Kreplach

Traditional Kreplach dumplings are usually filled with meat, but you can make an equally tasty version using sweet potatoes.
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VegNews.MisoSoupMartin Nordon

16 Miso Soup With King Oyster Mushrooms, Quinoa, and Seaweed

This traditional Japanese soup is filled with nutrient-packed ingredients, making it a nourishing, healthy, and tasty winter meal choice.
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VegNews.SmokySweetPotatoSoupJackie Sobon

17 Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

This creamy, savory, satisfying sweet potato soup is ideal for cool fall afternoons. Top tip: batch cook in advance to save time throughout the week.
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VegNews.ChileatoleIgnacio ‘Nacho’ Urquiza

18 Zucchini Flower Chileatole (Corn Soup)

This traditional Mexican soup is thick, aromatic, and packed with flavor, heat, and spice.
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19 Raw Spicy Vegan Avocado-Jalapeño Soup

Avocado on toast is a classic choice, but this creamy fruit also serves as the perfect base for a velvety flavorful soup, especially when combined with spicy jalapeños.
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20 Tuscan Red Pepper & White Bean Soup

Transport yourself to Tuscany with this delicious red pepper soup. Crispy, pan-fried white beans make the perfect topping.
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21 Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Using an Instant Pot is a simple, low-effort way to make a nourishing soup (like this comforting minestrone, for example) for all the family.
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22 Hot-and-Sour Shiitake Udon Soup

If you’re feeling under the weather, this udon soup—which is packed with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and vegetables—is sure to help pick you back up.
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23 Coconut-Tomato Soup

Coconut milk is the base of this creamy dish, which is smooth, comforting, and warming. Garlic toast is the perfect accompaniment.
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VegNews.ChunkyItalianSoupNassima Rothacker

24 Italian Vegetable Soup

Warm, rustic country bread and olive oil are the perfect sides to go with a nourishing bowl of Italian vegetable soup.
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25 Cauliflower Lime & White Bean Soup

Nutritious, refreshing, and simple to pull together, this soup is zesty and filling, making it the perfect weeknight meal.
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26 Spicy Vegan Noodle Soup

Just five ingredients come together, including coconut milk and red Thai curry paste, to make this simple, nourishing, spicy dish.
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VegNews.VeganRedPozoleKate Ramos

27 Red Pozole With Mushrooms and Hominy

Pozole, traditionally from Mexico, is a rich, brothy soup, usually made with meat. Instead, swap in mushrooms and hominy for a nourishing, flavorful dish.
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28 Pumpkin and Parsnip Soup

In this hearty soup, earthy pumpkin blends beautifully with sweet parsnip and Chinese five spice.
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VegNews.GingerGarlicNoodleSoupJessica Randhawa

29 Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup With Bok Choy

When you’re feeling rough, you need this vegan ginger garlic noodle soup in your life. It’s the perfect combination of nutritious, comforting, and warming.
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VegNews.No-SweatSweetSpicyCornSoupSam Turnbull

30 Sweet and Spicy Corn Soup

This lively sweet and spicy soup is creamy, rich, and bursting with flavor. For extra corn deliciousness, serve with cornbread, too.
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31 Thai-Inspired Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup

If you’re a Thai curry fan, you’ll love this aromatic red curry soup, which is loaded with nourishing sweet potato. For a meatier texture, add in some extra vegan chicken.
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VegNews.AsparagusLeekMinestroneLauren Kretzer

32 Asparagus Leek Minestrone Soup

This protein-packed soup is nourishing, healthful, and loaded with nutritious tasty vegetables, like asparagus, kale, and leeks.
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VegNews.CarrotGingerSoupAmy Angelo

33 Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup

Thanks to all the carrots and unpeeled sweet potatoes in the recipe, this thick and creamy soup is loaded with beta-carotene.
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VegNews.SopaAztecaCharity Morgan

34 Sopa Azteca (Mexican Tortilla Soup)

This textured sopa Azteca features pieces of tortilla and a blend of ancho and poblano chiles for some gentle heat. Serve with plenty of vegan cheese, avocado, and lime.
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35 Creamy Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

Carrots, onions, celery, and lentils pack this hearty, creamy curried soup with plenty of nutrients.
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VegNews.TomatoSoupEmily von Euw

36 Easy Vegan Tomato Soup

Sometimes, you can’t beat a simple tomato soup. This flavorful recipe is straightforward but plays with added ingredients like maple syrup and cashew butter.
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VegNews.Kernel-to-CobCornChowderAshley McLaughlin

37 Vegan Corn Chowder With Jalapeños

This creamy chowder is made with whole corn on the cobs, raw cashews, fresh ginger, and for a little bit of a kick, two jalapeño peppers.
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VegNews.GazpachoHannah Kaminsky

38 Herby Vegan Roasted Tomato Gazpacho

Soup doesn’t have to be served hot to be nourishing and comforting. This flavorful, nutrient-rich chilled gazpacho is proof of that.
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VegNews.SeitanPozoleTerry Hope Romero

39 White Bean and Seitan Pozole Verde

This tasty vegan pozole verde is a little smoky, thanks to the poblano peppers, and a little sweet, thanks to the white beans. Seitan adds a delicious meaty texture.
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40 Spicy Thai Vegetable Chowder

This spicy, creamy chowder with oyster mushrooms and sweet corn features aromatic Thai flavors thanks to a blend of ginger, lemongrass, chilis, and cilantro.
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41 Gingery Butternut Squash Soup

Give your immune system a boost with this creamy, ginger soup, which features butternut squash and a Granny Smith apple in the mix.
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VegNews.ButternutSoupBetsy Freeman

42 Shiitake Mushroom and Butternut Squash Soup

This creamy soup has a deep, rich umami flavor, thanks to the shiitake mushrooms, which blend perfectly with butternut squash.
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VegNews.GazpachoAlex McLaughlin

43 Sweet Corn and Pepper Gazpacho

This juicy chilled soup, which is made with yellow bell peppers, corn, and cucumber, is one to bookmark for the summer months.
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VegNews.VeggiePhoCarina Skrobecki Photography

44 Pho-Inspired Zucchini Noodles

This Vietnamese-inspired soup features zucchini noodles, jalapeños, and hearty vegetable broth.
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VegNews.SweetAndSpicyBroth2.Vegan100Simon Smith and Adam Laycock

45 Sweet & Spicy Broth

Made in a wok, this punchy soup is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It’s set to become your new go-to.
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