15 Vegetable Soup Recipes to Make Tonight

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a big bowl of homemade soup.



If you’re trying to eat more vegetables (or trying to get your kids to), there are so many delicious ways to incorporate them into your favorite soup or stew. Aside from it being nutritious and filling, making a veggie soup at home is also incredibly cost-effective, because you can use frozen or canned vegetables. Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian option like Broccoli Soup With Cheddar Croutons, or something a bit heartier like Chicken and Chard Dumpling Soup, there’s something for every palette. Check out this roundup of vegetable soup recipes if you need dinner inspiration for tonight!

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Red Lentil Squash Soup With Lemon

Citrus Recipes: Red Lentil Squash Soup With Lemon
Caitlin Bensel

The flavor and spice combination in this velvety veggie soup are hard to beat. It has a little of everything: sweetness from fresh carrots and butternut squash, and a bit of heat from harissa. Finish it off with a drizzle of good olive oil and a squeeze of lemon for the ultimate comfort meal.

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Broccoli Soup With Cheddar Croutons

Broccoli Soup With Cheddar Croutons Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

If you love broccoli Cheddar soup, you’ll certainly want to try this lightened up version. It’s a mean, green, cold-fighting machine since it’s packed with broccoli, spinach, and leeks, but it’s also rich and creamy thanks to the inclusion of potatoes and sour cream.

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Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup With Dill

Squash, Mushroom, and Kale Soup with Dill
Christopher Testani

This isn’t your standard vegetable soup—it’s even better. Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this hearty and flavorful meal, and it’s easy to swap in different vegetables if need to use some up before they go bad.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe With No Dairy
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Whether you’re dairy-free or not, this creamy cauliflower soup is a must-try. It tastes similar to a loaded baked potato soup, but with the added benefit of veggies. Top it with shredded cheese, bacon, and scallions, or whatever you have on hand.

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Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup
Greg DuPree

Is there anything better than a buttery grilled cheese, dunked into delicious tomato soup? We think not! Unlike most tomato soups, this recipe uses dairy-free milk to obtain its creamy texture, though you could use cream or milk if that’s your preference.

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Creamy Miso White Bean Soup

In this recipe for Creamy Miso White Bean Soup, miso blends into the silky base, drawing out the fresh rosemary leaves, heightening the richness of butter, and adding savory depth to the cannellini beans.
Caitlin Bensel

The best part about this vegetarian miso soup is that it uses mostly pantry ingredients, like vegetable broth, cannellini beans, sherry vinegar, and dried rosemary. The miso adds an incredible depth of flavor, making it one of the most delicious soups you can make in 40 minutes.

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Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Salsa verde chicken soup
Victor Protasio

Similar to the Mexican stew, posole, this soup is packed with protein courtesy of chicken and pinto beans. Just grab a jar of your favorite salsa verde, and watch as these flavors perfectly come together in less than an hour.

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Chicken and Chard Dumpling Soup

Chicken and Chard Dumpling Soup Recipe
Greg DuPree

Chicken and dumplings are the ultimate comfort meal, and this version is so easy to throw together since it uses store-bought cauliflower gnocchi. You can also add your favorite green, whether it’s spinach, chard, or lacinato kale.

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Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup

Sweet Potato-and-Kale Tortilla Soup
Alison Miksch

You’re gonna want to make a double batch of this soup to store in the freezer—it’s that good (and good for you!) The spicy tomato broth is the perfect base for nourishing veggies and flavorful rotisserie chicken.

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Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables

Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables

If you feel a cold coming on, heal all of your ailments and symptoms with this simple veggie soup. In addition to a classic mirepoix, parsnips, turnips, and ginger are also added to the pot, making this an elevated chicken soup that's easy to make.

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Tex-Mex Gazpacho

Tex-Mex Gazpacho
Romulo Yanes

The ultimate summer lunch consists of a bowl of fresh gazpacho, a simple salad, and a glass of Sancerre. Whip up this light and refreshing chilled soup after a trip to the local farmer’s market, or use veggies from your own garden, if possible!

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Creamy-Potato Cabbage Soup

A Bowl of Creamy Cabbage Potato Soup Next to a Spoon and a Piece of Toasted Bread
Greg DuPree

This soup is so comforting, it basically feels like a warm hug. It also takes about 35 minutes to make, and only requires 10 ingredients, which is a major win. Enjoy this decadent soup either on a busy weeknight, or when you’re hanging at home on a Sunday night.

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup
Paul Sirisalee

If you’re a big fan of mushrooms, you’ll love this classic homemade vegetarian soup. A medley of mushrooms brings a depth of flavor, and herbs like parsley and thyme add a delightful freshness.

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Chile Corn Chowder

chile corn chowder
Antonis Achilleos

Whoever said soup isn’t a full meal, hasn’t had a rich and creamy corn chowder. This recipe is a perfect summertime dish, when fresh corn is in season, but you could make it all year long with a bag of frozen corn, too.

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One-Pot Italian Sausage-Gnocchi Soup

Gnocchi and sausage soup served in a bowl
Jennifer Causey

This hearty and well-seasoned soup will become a family favorite, even for the kiddos. And while it has diced tomatoes, spinach, and onions, you can double up on the veggies with red bell peppers, carrots, and celery.

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