Soup is incredibly versatile, from satisfying ramen to hearty chilis.
The number of easy vegan soup recipes available is inspiring. But they aren’t all vegetable-based, like split pea soup or pumpkin soup. Vegans can still enjoy hearty dishes like cheeseburger or wonton soup!
Check out these delicious and easy vegan soup recipes you need to try!
1. Vegan New England Clam Chowder by Vegan Huggs
New England Clam Chowder is a flavorful and classic soup that many vegans feel they miss out on. But no more! Vegan Huggs offers this delectable vegan and gluten-free clam chowder recipe.
Slow-sauteed mushrooms take on the chewy texture people expect from clams, and with the seasonings in this recipe, you can mimic the fishy and warm flavors of this beloved soup.
The combination of soy milk and cashews makes for the perfect cream base that leaves you wanting for nothing. And the recipe only takes about 30 minutes to complete since there’s no need to go through the pain of shucking and cleaning clams.
2. Vegan German Potato Soup by Elavegan
The Germans know what they’re doing when it comes to soups, and while German potato soup, also called Kartoffelsuppe, typically requires a lot of creams, Elavegan has a great vegan version.
The recipe is easy, simply swapping out dairy cream for a dairy-free alternative. It requires a lot of chopping and cutting of vegetables, but once you get everything in the pot, the recipe is a breeze.
The herbs make this soup stand apart from other basic potato chowders. It combines a pinch of nutmeg with fresh bay leaves and aromatic marjoram. This recipe gives you the option to add vegan sausage, which beefs up the dish and makes it all the more German.
3. Vegan Pea Soup by A Virtual Vegan
When people think of vegan soup recipes, pea soup is one of the effortless go-to’s. And why not? Pea soup is delicious! Unlike many other vegan recipes, you don’t need to use dairy alternatives to make this work. It only takes about five ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.
Virtual Vegan makes it even easier, recommending frozen peas for this 20-minute recipe. And if you have some mint on hand, it will make this beautiful green soup even more vibrant and flavorful.
Pea soup is versatile because it can be a refreshing soup in the summer but can also be warm and comforting for the colder months.
4. Vegan Asparagus Soup by Feel Good Foodie
Asparagus is a scrumptious vegetable that people often overlook. It is flexible and works well with both savory and sweet flavors.
For a colorful, healthy, and creamy soup, you can blend roasted asparagus with soft potatoes. To achieve this creamy texture, this recipe combines vegetable broth with almond milk that adds a complementary nuttiness to the asparagus taste.
The soup is light and rich simultaneously, so it’s great for any time of year. While the recipe calls for a few herbs and spices, asparagus, potatoes, and liquids are all you need to strike the right balance of flavor and texture to ignite your taste buds.
5. Vegan Butternut Squash Soup by Bon Appetit
There’s nothing more in tune with autumn than a butternut squash soup. It has all the flavors and warmth you want on a chilly day in October, with stunning color.
This vegan recipe from Bon Appetit has ginger, garlic, and cilantro that enhance the flavor of the squash while balancing the taste of the sweet coconut milk.
For extra texture, you can top it with or mix in some crunchy coconut flakes. Plus, you can add the red pepper flakes, as much or as little as you desire, to generate heat that melds beautifully with the sweetness of the coconut and squash.
6. Vegan Cheeseburger Soup by Namely Marly
Vegetable soups are delicious and healthy, but every once in a while you need something rich and indulgent. Vegan soup recipes can still be meaty and cheesy, exemplified by this tasty cheeseburger soup!
The recipe uses cashews and nutritional yeast in the base to achieve a gooey and creamy texture. You can use your favorite kind of plant-based protein or veggie crumbles to take the place of the beef, such as seasoned tofu crumbles or Beyond Meat crumbles.
And the recipe also calls for vegan cheddar cheese to get that salty, rich flavor you expect from a cheeseburger soup. The entire recipe can come together in roughly 30 minutes, making it a great choice for a hectic weekday dinner.
7. Vegan Tom Kha Gai by Cook With Manali
Tom Kha Gai is a traditional Thai soup with coconut broth, cilantro leaves, boiled chicken, oyster mushrooms, and lemongrass. It’s one of the easiest soups to make vegan, as you skip the boiled chicken, which honestly, is the lowlight of the dish.
This vegan soup recipe ditches the chicken and replaces it with veggies like carrots and peppers to give texture and substance. But the sweet and refreshing flavor of the classic soup comes through perfectly.
For those that love sweet Asian flavors and want a light soup as a starter or light lunch, this is one of the best vegan soup recipes, and it’s a snap to make.
8. Vegan Pumpkin Soup by Well Plated By Erin
Pumpkins are one of the most overlooked flavors as people just carve them up around Halloween and place them on their front porch. But it’s such a wonderful ingredient, exemplified by this impeccable vegan pumpkin soup recipe.
It features canned pumpkin puree, not the pie filling, with cauliflower, maple syrup, autumn spices, coconut oil, and almond milk for a nutty and flavorful soup that’s perfect for any day in October.
It’s ideal when you have a crispy piece of bread to dip in it or roasted pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on top. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you can always roast and soften a whole pumpkin, but this can be a long project.
9. Vegan French Onion Soup by Simple Veganista
French onion soup is incredibly easy to make vegan. Traditionally it uses beef broth, but you can switch that out for vegetable broth or water instead and include a little Worcestershire sauce to get that deep umami flavor.
Other than the broth, you need to use vegan cheese in place of the classic gruyere. However, Simple Vegainsta’s recipe leans into the herbaceous thyme flavor one would expect from a French onion soup and tops the baguette hat with Miyoko’s Mozzarella.
While the recipe is super simple, it’s all about sweating and caramelizing the onions, which is a long process. The soup can be done in just over an hour, but the longer you cook the onions, the more flavorful the broth!
10. Vegan Black Bean Soup by Running on Real Food
Bean soups are quick to make in a pinch and are often already vegan. But for the ultimate vegan bean soup, this will be your go-to recipe.
It’s spicy and thick, featuring jalapenos, peppers, carrots, onions, and, of course, black beans. If you love spicy bean salsa or refried beans, you can eat them as your whole meal in soup form!
The soup comes together in 30 minutes and is kid-friendly if you go easy on the jalapenos. But it has a silky texture that highlights the soft texture of the black beans. And if you’re a bean fiend, you can add pinto or garbanzo to increase the bean factor.
11. Easy Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup by Lean Green Dad
No soup list would be complete without a classic chicken noodle soup. Because of the chicken broth and chunks of chicken, most vegans avoid this soup altogether. But not anymore!
Many vegan chicken noodle recipes remove the chicken and replace it with potatoes, which is great, but that’s just a potato noodle soup.
If you don’t want to miss out on the chicken’s texture, flavor, and appearance, you should use Lean Green Dad’s recipe that features Gardein chick’n, an excellent vegan chicken substitute made from soy.
You only need about five ingredients and 30 minutes to make this soup happen, and it’s sure to cure any sad days or illnesses just as a classic chicken noodle soup would.
12. Vegan ramen by BBC Good Food
Ramen is one of the most comforting and filling kinds of soup. People don’t serve ramen as an appetizer, as this soup is always the star of the meal and comes in massive portions.
Best of all, you can make this recipe in just 15 minutes from whatever vegetables you might have on hand. Ramen tends to be an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of meal, so don’t be afraid to have whatever ingredients you think might be good.
The key is to use miso paste to achieve that familiar Asian flavor and saltiness. Rice and ramen noodles are already vegan, making this an easy dish to try out as you only have to ditch the egg or any meat that some ramen has.
13. Vegan Cauliflower Soup by Nora Cooks
If you’ve never had a cauliflower soup, you are missing out on one of the yummiest and most satisfying dishes. Cauliflower soup is super thick and creamy, filling you up fast. But the light and earthy flavor of the cauliflower keeps you coming back for more anyway.
The recipe uses coconut milk which brings out the sweetness of the cauliflower without being overpowering. This recipe is a quick one-pot 30-minute deal.
If you want a deeper cauliflower flavor you can slow roast them in the oven before blending them into the other ingredients. But this will take an extra 15 minutes or so. Either way, you’ll end up with a soothing and flavorsome bowl of goodness.
14. Vegan Italian Wedding Soup by Well Vegan
If you’ve never had Italian wedding soup, you’re missing out. Italian wedding soup is a broth-based soup with tiny, circular noodles and fat meatballs for a comforting and flavorful meal.
The name is misleading, as it’s not served at Italian weddings. Nevertheless, the soup itself is a reason to celebrate. Well Vegan’s recipe uses orzo, a small rice-shaped pasta, which is almost always vegan since there is no egg, and mini vegan meatballs that are a breeze to make.
The meatballs combine rolled oats, flaxseed, lentils, cauliflower, and several spices that will fool your carnivorous friends. Even if the soup isn’t your thing, you’ll want this vegan meatball recipe for your next spaghetti night!
15. Vegan Basil Cucumber Gazpacho by Vibrant Plate
For something unique, try out Vibrant Plate’s green gazpacho recipe. It is super refreshing and vibrant, featuring basil, cucumber, avocado, and coconut yogurt for a summery and almost tropical flavor.
The soup requires no cooking, so you can make it in just 15 minutes using a blender or food processor. If a mojito was a soup, it would be this crisp and inventive gazpacho, the perfect snack on a scorching hot day.
The addition of black pepper, onion, and garlic stops the dish from being too sweet, striking the ideal balance of fresh flavors with the savory taste you expect from a gazpacho.
16. Vegan Corn Chowder by The Roasted Root
Corn chowder is another soup that’s painless to make vegan because it’s vegetable-based anyway. But this vegan corn chowder recipe from The Roasted Root is extra special and delicious. Corn chowder is sweet and chunky for a big bowl of yum.
The addition of red bell peppers and paprika makes for a more colorful and zesty flavor that you’ll keep coming back for more. It’s such a straightforward recipe that can be made with frozen corn and comes together in less than an hour.
Thanks to the potatoes and carrots, it has a sweet earthy taste that has the same comfort as a good BBQ meal. Both kids and adults will love this chowder, so add it to your list of go-to soups whenever you have to bring something to a potluck or neighborhood picnic!
17. Vegan Tomato Soup by Healthy Nibbles
What’s more comforting than a big bowl of warm tomato soup with grilled cheese for dipping? This vegan tomato soup recipe from Healthy Nibbles has all the right flavors to remind you of your mom’s cooking but none of the dairy products many tomato soups use.
Instead of the traditional dairy cream or whole milk, this recipe uses full-fat coconut milk. The sweetness of the coconut milk has a surprising effect on the tomato, enhancing its juicy and sweet flavor.
The use of oregano and basil, preferably fresh, delivers a sturdy flavor that makes the dish perfect for a sick day or a snowstorm. Melt some dairy-free cheese on your favorite bread and have a dipping party!
18. Vegan Lobster Bisque by Labeless Nutrition
If you think lobster bisque is simply inaccessible to vegans, think again. This delectable recipe mimics the fresh flavor of lobster perfectly, so you don’t have to miss out on anything.
With seaweed, hearts of palm, old bay, and herbs, this recipe captures that luxury flavor of a classic lobster bisque without any animal proteins or byproducts. If you love seafood, you’ll want to save this recipe.
The recipe uses about 20 different ingredients, so this probably isn’t an option you can throw together on the fly. However, once you do the grocery shopping, it only takes about 30 minutes for this bisque to come together.
It’s perfect for a fancy dinner party or those days when you’re craving something a little extra.
19. Vegan Mushroom Soup by Midwest Foodie
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom canned soup is the best-selling soup in the world, but unfortunately, it’s off-limits for vegans thanks to the cream. But don’t worry, because this vegan mushroom soup lesson by Midwest Foodie blows Campbell’s out of the water.
It’s an earthy and warm dish that is a filling meal in itself, no main course is needed. It’s creamy and herbaceous, making the Campbell’s soup taste like a bland can of nothing.
The key is the many spices and herbs combined with the rich coconut milk that brings the flavors to life. If you’ve never experimented with these flavors, it should be noted that coconut and mushroom are a match made in heaven.
20. Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Soup by Salted Plains
Potato soup and butternut squash soups are fantastic but don’t forget about their vibrant cousin: the sweet potato.
Sweet potatoes have a robust but gentle flavor that is perfect for a chilly day and can readily be transformed into a lush, velvety soup.
This recipe from Salted Plains pairs the sweet vegetable with some heat to bring you a sweet and spicy soup with a unique flavor. Sweet potato soups can be boring, but this one will knock your socks off with a rich flavor and thick, creamy texture.
21. Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup by Plantifully Based
Panera Bread has made broccoli cheddar soup a popular dish. And it’s clear to see why, as the ingredients are vibrant yet comforting and easy to make at home.
Kids and adults alike love this soup, and now you have this yummy vegan recipe so everyone can enjoy it together.
The key to this soup is all in the wrist! Make sure you whisk your vegan roux into submission to get the creamy and consistent texture you want, otherwise, you may wind up with a delicious but grainy soup.
Try to use fresh broccoli to get that vivid vegetable flavor that balances out the cheesiness.
22. The Best Vegan Chili by Rainbow Plant Life
It’s debatable if chili is technically a soup, but this recipe was too good to leave off the list. The recipe is relatively basic but does simmer for about an hour for the flavors to meld together properly. But when it’s finished it’s a delightful blend of complex flavors that warms the belly and the soul.
There’s a whole bunch of ingredients in this, but they were all carefully selected to balance each other out for harmony of spice and flavor. So try to follow Rainbow Plant Life’s recipe exactly if you can, as it yields the best vegan chili ever.
If you aren’t a fan of heat, you can reduce the number of jalapenos in the recipe, but everything else is essential to achieve this unique and delectable taste.
23. Vegan Taco Soup by Vegan Blueberry
If you’ve never had taco soup, you’re in for a treat. This taco soup recipe encompasses the warmth and zest of Mexican food in a warm and comforting bowl of soup.
It’s perfect topped with fresh avocado or vegan sour cream. You only need about 20 minutes to make this delicious dish, which also pairs well with some tortilla chips or Daiya shredded cheese. The ingredients use canned beans and frozen corn, making your life easier.
And to make the dish more substantial, it features veggie crumbles that stand in for ground beef. The nutritional yeast is important because it adds a velvety and thick texture to make the dish more satisfying.
24. Vegan Wonton Soup by Cilantro and Citronella
Wonton soup is one of the most popular Chinese dishes, serving as a delightful appetizer before you dive into the lo mein and scallion pancakes. But traditional wonton soup features beef-filled wontons using non-vegan wrappers.
But this recipe makes the flavors of wonton soup accessible to vegans thanks to vegan wrappers and a delicious mushroom and tofu filling. You’ll be surprised how closely the mushroom and tofu mix mimics the standard beef filling.
And you may even fool your meat-eating friends. This recipe is a bit more intensive than other soups on this list but well worth it and still takes less than an hour. The hardest part is likely just finding the vegan wonton wrappers.
Cilantro and Citronella recommend visiting your local Asian market and looking for the brands Nasoya and Twin Dragon.
25. Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Soup by Life As A Strawberry
Roasted red peppers are a popular topping on pizzas or sandwiches, but blend them up, and you have a fantastic soup. It’s undeniable that red bell peppers are the star of the dish, with just a few other ingredients needed to bring out the richness of the vegetable.
For something bright and punchy, this is an excellent choice, and you can always add red pepper chili flakes to give spice without compromising the pepper flavor.
This recipe uses almond milk, which produces a nutty flavor that works well with the red bell peppers and keeps the texture smooth and creamy.
26. Vegan Coconut Carrot Soup by The Spruce Eats
Carrots are a common but spectacular ingredient that many people look past. They’re affordable and keep forever in the fridge! So it’s not a burden to keep the ingredients for this yummy carrot coconut vegan soup on hand.
This recipe from The Spruce Eats is quick to whip together, and the result is a sweet, creamy, and soothing bowl of colorful soup.
The ginger and curry powder highlight the sweetness of the coconut milk and carrots to balance out the flavors for a well-rounded dish. And you can make the recipe in large batches and freeze the soup for those hectic weeks when you don’t feel like cooking.
27. Vegan Borscht by My Darling Vegan
Borscht is a classic Ukrainian soup that is colorful and comforting. It sometimes features meat like beef or pork, but this recipe replaces that protein with rich vegetables so it can be vegan without losing any of the robust flavors.
The key to any excellent borscht is the beets, which not only add an earthy and warm taste, but it brings the soup alive with a reddish-pink color that makes your mouth water.
A traditional Borscht has sour cream, but you can use cashew or dairy-free sour cream to create the creamy texture on top. Borscht is excellent for those cold winter nights and takes less than an hour to make.
28. Vegan Gazpacho by Keeping the Peas
For an easy summer soup recipe with a hint of heat, save this fabulous gazpacho from Keeping the Peas. Gazpacho is a cold soup from Spain ideal for hot days.
This recipe incorporates red pepper flakes to kick the flavor up a notch, but you can go without these if you don’t enjoy spicy dishes. Or you can stir in your favorite Spanish hot sauce to kick it up a notch and clear your sinuses.
The recipe combines green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a food processor for a smooth texture that’s delightful on the tongue.
A light gazpacho like this is ideal for a picnic or as an appetizer that will wow your guests, and it takes less than ten minutes to make, and no stove is necessary!
29. The Best Vegan Miso Soup by From My Bowl
While many people think miso soup is inherently vegan, it unfortunately isn’t. Traditional recipes use oyster sauce or a stock containing katsuobushi, or bonito flakes, which come from tuna.
But it’s easy to ditch these ingredients in favor of soy sauce and vegetable stock, which is exactly what this recipe does. It only uses six ingredients plus water and takes about ten minutes to make.
So this nourishing and flavorful miso soup might be the simplest soup on this list! Essentially, all you need is seaweed, tofu, and miso paste to achieve the perfect flavor that reminds you of your favorite Asian restaurant.
Easy Vegan Soup Recipes, Final Thoughts
Whether you want a comforting bowl of chowder on a cold evening or a refreshing gazpacho in the middle of a heatwave, there’s a vegan recipe to satisfy your soup craving!
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out, thanks to inventive and easy vegan soup recipes like these.