18 Vegetarian Soup Recipes For National Soup Month That Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

As a vegetarian, I can tell you from personal experience that finding really good vegetarian-friendly soups in restaurants and such is extremely difficult. Even in the case of veggie soups (like broccoli and cheese), most places cook with chicken broth. For me, this is a total bummer, because soup is kind of my favorite type of food in the world. So, to fix the issue, I've started making my own at home instead of ordering it.

It couldn't be a better time to write about vegetarian soups, since January is National Soup Month (um, best month ever?). Few things can warm you up after a cold day like a filling bowl of soup, and you should be able to enjoy that even if you're a vegetarian. These veg-friendly soups are so good that even those of you who love meat as much as Ron Swanson will enjoy them.

White Bean and Kale Soup, French Onion Style

When it comes to healthy soups that also taste great, there are few better combinations than white beans and kale. Add some cheese and toasted bread to that mix, and you may take some of the healthiness out, but you will definitely also be making it more delicious, so it’s fine. This looks like an amazing take on two classics.

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Tomato soup just isn’t as good if you’re not eating it with a melting grilled cheese sandwich. So, make it even better by making tiny grilled cheese sandwich croutons and putting them in your creamy tomato soup. It might be the best thing ever.

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Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

With a bunch of different spices and filling ingredients like sweet potato and black beans, this soup is almost more like a vegetarian chili than anything else. This will make a great, hearty meal, especially with avocado on top.

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Miso Shiitake Soba Soup

This Asian-inspired soup, full of warming ingredients like soba noodles, miso, ginger, and bok choy, is so different. It’s also healthy, and it’s a perfect soup if you have a cold.

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Creamy Vegetarian Roasted Corn Soup

It’s really hard to find vegetarian corn chowder because most people make it with bacon. But just because you don’t add bacon doesn’t mean you’re lacking flavor. This soup is full of roasted corn, potatoes, carrots, and celery, and will seriously hit the spot.

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Ramen Vegetable Soup

Sometimes all you really want is a bowl of ramen noodle soup, you know? Instead of buying those pre-packaged ramen soups that cost, like, $1 and contain who knows what, make your own. This soup contains lots of vegetables and noodles, so it basically sounds perfect.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Sage and Orzo

Butternut squash soup is very comforting and creamy, especially during the cold nights of winter. But at the same time, it can feel like it’s lacking something — which is why adding orzo to it is such a great idea. It makes it a little bit more hearty and filling.

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Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower Soup

If you’re looking for a healthy soup that has very few calories and makes a good lunch, go for this one. Roasting makes all vegetables taste better, and a little bit of seasoning makes this soup a winner.

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Ginger Apple Pumpkin Soup

Who says pumpkin soup can only be eaten in the fall? This soup may contain lots of autumn flavors, but it’s perfect for the winter too. The spiciness of the ginger and cayenne pairs nicely with the sweetness of pumpkin, apple, and coconut milk.

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup with Roasted Corn

The only way to make a broccoli and cheese soup more delicious is to add roasted corn — trust me on this. It’s an amazing combination, and this is basically like comfort food for even the coldest nights.

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Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

It can be hard to find hearty soups when you’re a vegetarian, but with ingredients like mushrooms and wild rice, this one seems like it would do the trick. The great thing about this soup is that it may be creamy and filling, but it’s also healthy — instead of heavy cream or milk, you use Greek yogurt.

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Black Bean Soup With Pan-Roasted Poblano Peppers

Thanks to the poblano peppers, chili powder, lime juice, and tequila, this soup definitely has a bite to it. But sometimes it’s nice to have a bowl of something unexpected and full of powerful flavors, rather than just a veggie soup. The thin tortilla chips on top give it a really satisfying crunch.

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Spinach and Pine Nut Soup

A flavorful and creamy spinach soup is made even better with the strong taste of pine nuts, which can really make any meal feel more interesting. It might not be the healthiest soup you can eat, but it will be sort of like eating a bowl of creamed spinach, which is awesome.

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White Bean Tortellini Soup with Broiled Havarti Toasts

This simple soup is loaded with flavor, and makes good use of spinach, tortellini, cannellini beans, and tomatoes. But the best part is the broiled toasts on top, which have delicious, melted havarti cheese on them. Who can resist that?

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Spinach Lentil Soup with Saffron and Manchego

One of my personal favorite soups is lentil soup. It’s very filling, SO good for you, and tastes amazing. This version, made with flavorful saffron and spinach, gets even better with the addition of manchego cheese.

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Easy Tomato Florentine Soup

Adding pasta to your soup can always make everything better. This soup is loaded with tomatoes, spinach, and lots of yummy flavors. Just add some cheese on top, and you’ve got a super simple and delicious meal.

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Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is great, but as someone who doesn’t eat meat, I can tell you that sometimes it’s nice to have something a little more filling and comforting in your soup bowl. The addition of tortellini is perfect for just that.

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Green Lentil and Cabbage Soup

Make lentil soup even healthier by adding lots of veggies. All you need is some simple seasoning, and you’ve got a delicious and hearty soup everyone will love.

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