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What is more comforting than a hearty bowl of soup in the cold weather? Probably nothing. Soup is such a good way to get nutrients and keep your body healthy through the highs and lows of the winter weather. Below I’ve listed some of my favorite soup recipes for you to make to warm your soul all winter long. Bonus! They’re all super easy to whip up and freeze well if you want to batch cook and keep some in the freezer for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking. 

Below I’ve compiled my favorite soup recipes and soup ideas to help spark some inspiration this winter in the kitchen.

Soup recipe feature with veggies in a bowl

Easy Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup 

This comforting bowl of vegan “chicken” noodle soup will make you feel all the warm fuzzies for the winter season. It’s one of my go-to soup recipes. As we head into cold and flu season, chicken “noodle” soup is a staple in the house. However, how do you make a vegan version that will keep you healthy and happy? I got you. 😉

Soup Idea: Vegan Vegetable Soup. Creamy and delicious in a big serving bowl with a spoon

Creamy Vegan Vegetable Soup

This vegan vegetable soup has a lot of yummy ingredients that add flavor, and goodness, but turmeric is for sure the star here. Turmeric is one of the most beneficial herbs/roots out there, and it can be great to help support your joint health. Add it to your fav soup recipes this winter!

Plant-based cauliflower soup in multiple bowls on a countertop

Plant-Based Cauliflower Soup

Are you looking for good soup ideas? This is it! This plant-based cauliflower soup is one of my favorites. It’s super easy to make, plus it tastes great and warms my soul.

Greek Lemon Rice Soup in a bowl with a spoon

Creamy Vegan Greek Lemon Rice Soup

My favorite Greek soup has turned vegan and it’s one of my favs. This Greek Lemon Rice Soup is super creamy, authentic, easy, and can be whipped up in one pot. I promise you’ll love this unique soup idea.

Italian Zuppa Toscana turned vegan in a white bowl with a spoon next to some bread

Vegan Zuppa Toscana Soup

I stumbled on a traditional Italian Zuppa Toscana on Pinterest and decided to try out my own vegan version. Let me tell you, this soup is warm, hearty, and super easy to make.

Coconut Curry Soup in a pot with fresh onions and herbs on top

One-Pot Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

With this super easy one pot Coconut Curry Noodle bowl I did my best to capture just a sliver of the authentic bowls I had on my travels. All I have to do is close my eyes while I eat this in the dead of winter and I am instantly transported back to hot days and tropical beaches.

Leek and Potato Soup in a serving bowl. One of my favorite soup recipes

Healthy Leek Potato Soup

This healthy, simple, and classic Leek + Potato soup idea was exactly what I needed to keep warm.  It was perfect next to the fireplace while I did my work and finalized some other recipes!

Spinach & Gnocchi Soup in a bowl with a spoon. A great soup idea for using gnocchi.

Creamy Spinach & Gnocchi Soup

Move over Olive Garden! I was inspired to make this classic dish vegan so all you vegans out there don’t miss out! This delicious gnocchi soup is a creative soup idea to use up some gnocchis in your kitchen. What are some of your good soup ideas I should try and make next?

Soup Idea: Orzo Vegetable Soup in a bowl with a spoon

One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup 

This healthy and easy-to-make recipe is perfect for warming up, all while helping you get the nutrients you need – all in one bowl. Perfect for these chilly days.

Corn Chowder in a bowl with potatoes and a spoon

Easy Chipotle Vegan Corn Chowder

You can whip up this creamy vegan corn chowder in 45 minutes! And believe me, you’ll love it!

Soup Recipes you'll love: Split pea soup in a white dish surrounded by fresh ingredients

Vegan Split Pea Soup

I just find soup one of the most comforting meals. However, not all soup is equal. For me, in order for a soup to really fill me up and serve as a full meal that keeps me full for longer than an hour or two, I need to make sure it’s loaded with plant-based proteins to keep me going. 

Curry Meatball Soup, a creative soup idea in two big serving bowls with a spoon

Plant-Based Coconut Curry Meatballs & Soup

I’ve combined the yummy flavors of curry soup with the hardiness of meatballs for this soup with Coconut Curry Meatballs. And boy is it a match made in heaven!

Italian Wedding Soup in a serving dish with a spoon. A delicious soup recipe!

Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

If you’ve had non-vegan Italian Wedding Soup, then I want you to be equally as blown away by this VEGAN Italian Wedding Soup. Transforming something that’s not meant to be vegan can be frightening, but where there’s a will there’s a way and I really think I nailed this one. 

Baked Potato Soup, one of my fav soup ideas, in a white bowl on counter

Creamy Baked Potato Soup

Baked potatoes are one of the biggest blessings we have on this earth. Okay, that’s being dramatic. However, baked potatoes are damn good and so versatile too! For this recipe, I’ve taken a baked potato and made it into a yummy Vegan Potato Soup.

A close-up of creamy vegan carrot soup ready to be eaten with a drizzle of olive oil.

Easy & Creamy Ginger and Carrot Soup

This colorful soup is going to warm you from the inside out all while delivering you a nutrient-packed soup that you can feel good about eating all week long, and/or feeding to the whole family. 

Creamy ramen with chopsticks on a countertop

Easy Vegan Ramen

I’m not sure if I’ve told you before but I am obsessed with ramen. I think the addiction started when I was really young because I had a small love affair with Ichiban… didn’t we all? This is an easy vegan version you can make at-home.

Vegan dumplings with soup and a spoon scooping out the dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings

Nothing says comfort food more than a big bowl of vegetable soup with vegan dumplings. It’s healthy, it’s warming, it’s easy (yes, dumplings can be easy), and it’ll become one of your winter go-to recipes. 

Creamy broccoli soup with pieces of bread served with it

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup

This soup is your dream come true. When I posted about it in my Instagram stories, everyone commented saying how much they really missed a traditional broccoli cheese soup. So here you go, this is a vegan broccoli soup that is better than the real deal. You’re welcome!

Vegetable broth in a pot with a spoon and fresh herbs on top.

Homemade Vegetable Broth Recipe

Everyone is drinking bone broth these days. I guess you can say it’s a buzz word in the health food industry. However, it’s not really so popular for vegan and vegetarian diets, for obvious reasons. Bone broths are highly nutritious and come with all sorts of health benefits. That’s why I wanted to create a spin on a typical bone broth with this vegetable broth recipe that is also incredibly healthy, vegan-friendly, and so delicious. 

One of my go-to soup recipes, creamy tomato soup close-up in a bowl

Roasted Tomato Soup

Soup season is upon us. Who doesn’t crave a big bowl of warm, steaming soup as the weather starts to get colder? I know I for sure do. This Vegan Roasted Tomato Soup is creamy and delicious. It’s perfect to pair with your favorite sandwich or to devour on its own. 

Close-up of big ladle in a pot of cheeseburger soup

Nourishing Cheeseburger Soup

This nourishing cheeseburger soup recipe is one of the best homemade soup recipes you can make. It’s hearty, filling, and super easy to make. It reminds me of hamburger helper, but of course, with a vegetarian substitute for the hamburger meat. 

Creamy Zucchini Lemon Orzo Soup

There is no better pair than zucchini and lemon. Oh wait, there is! When you combine zucchini and lemon with creamy orzo in a delicious, comforting bowl of soup. This lemon orzo soup is Greek-inspired and is so delicious. 

Minestrone Soup Recipe

This delicious and comforting minestrone soup recipe is easy-to-make, loaded with beans and healthy ingredients, and is the perfect recipe to make in the wintertime to warm you up. I love a hearty bowl of minestrone soup. BONUS! I’ve used pastina to make this even more filling and delicious. 

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

This creamy vegan cream of mushroom soup is an easy recipe that is seriously the best. This soup delivers everything you want from a comforting bowl of hot soup this winter, plus, it’s nutritious and filling. 

Creamy noodle soup in a pot

Cheesy, Creamy Noodle Soup

This creamy noodle soup recipe is everything you need in a soup and more. It is made creamy with coconut milk, and cheese, it’s made flavorful with fresh basil, thyme, and garlic, and hearty with the help of mushrooms, spinach, and noodles.

Vegetable Turmeric Detox Soup

This detox soup is loaded with healthy, detoxifying ingredients that can help get your body feeling at its best pre or post-holiday season.

White Bean Dumpling Soup

This creamy white bean soup with soup dumplings is so hearty and comforting. This recipe combines the flavors of spices like thyme, and bay leaves with a good soup base of carrots, celery, garlic, onions, and all that good stuff. The dumplings are easy to make and really make this soup more filling and delicious. 

Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale

I love beans! Seriously though. They are so dang versatile, filling, good for you. The list goes on and on. In this creamy white bean soup with kale, the white beans add the perfect texture and hardiness to a delicious fall soup recipe that you’ll want to add to your go-to soup recipes. 

Dill pickle soup on countertop

Dill Pickle Soup

Did somebody day dill pickle soup? I did baby! This soup is seriously unreal. I know that I’m bias and all, but I promise you that if you love dill and dill pickles, you’re going to love this Polish-inspired soup dish.


Mushroom Ramen

This deliciously easy mushroom ramen recipe is so good. If you aren’t already putting mushrooms in ramen then it’s about time you start. They are loaded with nutrients and make the dish hardy and delicious. This ramen dish is perfect for a cold winter day to warm you up.

What are some of your fav soup recipes or soup ideas? Share below in the comments!

Daniela Clapa

Tried so many mushroom soup recipes, but this one is by far the easiest one and the most important…IT WAS SO DELICIOUS! You can still feel the mushrooms and their creamy rich flavour and also the sage and all the other spices are making this soup amazing!It’s an explosion of flavours ☺️I love Maria’s recipes because most of them are easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. Definitely will repeat this!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much Daniela!! this makes me so happy!!!

Elaine McNaughton

Super inspired! I know what I’m making for dinner tomorrow with the weather getting cooler.

Sisley Killam

SO many good soup recipes! Just shared a bunch with my clients 🙂 Thanks Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome!!

Anne Ronsky

Thank you for these lovely soup recipes, I look forward to trying them 🙂 my favourite it minestrone type with pasta and my hubby is a big fan of creamed leek and cauliflower soup using single soya for the ‘cream’ part 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

This sounds amazing, Anne! Thank you so much for your love and support!

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