25 Best Soup Recipes

If there's one thing I love about cold weather, it's soup! Read on to find the 25 soup recipes I'll be making all fall and winter long.

22 Favorite Soup Recipes

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know that I love soup recipes. Actually, that’s an understatement. I simply adore soup. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love packing up the leftovers so that I can enjoy it again the next day. When I’m stressed, I turn to soup because I find it meditative to cook. When I’m snowed in, I turn to it because I keep a stash stored away in my freezer. And when I’m in need of a healthy reset after a vacation, I turn to it because it just makes me feel good inside. So without further ado – here are my 21 favorite soup recipes for warming up all fall and winter long:

Tips for Making Soup Recipes

1. Season to taste. Raw vegetable ingredients need seasoning, and vegetable broths vary in salt level. If your soup is bland, don’t hesitate to add generous pinches of salt and lots of fresh black pepper. Taste as you go!

2. Drizzle with olive oil. I always finish soups with a generous drizzle of olive oil. It adds richness and makes the flavors sing.

3. Save some for lunch! Most soups taste better on the second day, so be sure to make enough to have leftovers. In addition, most soup recipes freeze well for up to a few months!

4. Spice to your level. This is the fun & creative part of cooking soup recipes. If you’re making a soup that calls for lots of spice but you prefer milder flavors, start with less. If you like things spicy, add more! It’s important to taste as you cook and adjust the flavors to make something you really love.

Curried Tomato Lentil Soup, Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Soup, and Cream of Mushroom Soup

My Favorite Soup Recipes

1. Curried Tomato Lentil Soup – If you open your pantry, you’ll likely find all the ingredients to this bright, warming, and weeknight-friendly lentil soup inside. It’s one of our favorites and a fan favorite, too!

2. Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup – This recipe is perfect for brightening up cold and cloudy days! The vibrant broth is filled with sunny turmeric and tangy citrus juices.

3. Roasted Red Pepper Soup – A fan favorite from our first cookbook, this bright red soup is easy to make and full of flavor from fennel, carrots, roasted red peppers & fresh thyme.

4.Cream of Mushroom Soup – This savory cream of mushroom soup tastes decadent, but it’s secretly healthy. Nut and dairy-free, it gets its creamy texture from cauliflower!

Creamy Wild Rice Soup, Oyster Mushroom Soup, Vegan Corn Chowder, and Carrot Coconut Gazpacho with Lemongrass

5. Creamy Wild Rice Soup – White beans, wild rice, and lots of hearty veggies make this lightly creamy vegan soup a meal on its own.

6. Oyster Mushroom Soup – Yep, this recipe calls for lemongrass AND ginger, garlic AND garlic powder, leeks AND celery, lemon juice AND rice vinegar. It’s brothy, tangy, savory, and brimming with flavor. Don’t worry, though. If you don’t have all the ingredients, it’ll still be delicious.

7. Yellow Split Pea Soup – Cashew cream, potatoes, and yellow split peas give this cozy soup its creamy texture. Top it with coconut bacon for a crispy, smoky accent!

8. Carrot Coconut SoupI think of this recipe as a “gazpacho” because it comes together easily in the blender. Chill it for a few hours if you want it gazpacho-style, but if you’re craving something warm, it’s equally good after a few minutes on the stove. Just 10 ingredients!

Ginger Miso Soup Recipe

9. Ginger Miso Soup – Craving a classic miso soup? This recipe is for you. With ginger, soba, mushrooms, and tofu, it’s a simple, nourishing lunch or dinner.

Creamy Tomato Soup, Spiralized Zucchini Vegetable Noodle Soup, Vegan "Cheesy" Broccoli Soup, and Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

10. Creamy Tomato Soup – This tomato soup may be vegan, but it’s still perfectly creamy, thickened with blended chickpeas!

11. Spiralized Zucchini Vegetable Noodle Soup Unlike traditional noodle soups, this light, fresh riff on a classic minestrone features spiralized zucchini and sweet potato instead of pasta.

12. Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Soup – It’s creamy, tangy, rich & satisfying – everything you want in a cheesy broccoli soup! But this recipe is dairy-free, and there’s a whole pound of broccoli hiding inside.

13. Pumpkin Tortilla Soup – Grab the next winter squash you see, because this smoky, hearty vegan tortilla soup is one you have to try ASAP.

Ribollita, Curried Red Lentil Sweet Potato Stew, Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew, and Many-Veggie Vegetable Soup

14. Ribollita – Ribollita is what I make when we have stale bread on the counter. It’s a traditional Tuscan white bean soup that uses bread as a thickening agent. Chock full of veggies, it’s a filling, satisfying dinner on its own.

15. Curried Red Lentil Sweet Potato Stew – Brimming with warming Indian spices and citrus juices, this healthy stew is even better on the second day. Make a big batch, and enjoy leftovers for lunch!

16. Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew – A thick tomato broth surrounds quinoa, squash, and kale in this healthy spiced stew. This recipe is one I make again & again. Try it to see why!

17. Many-Veggie Vegetable Soup – What veggies do you have in your fridge? No matter your answer, you can make this easy, flexible, many-veggie soup.

Best Soup Recipes: Carrot Ginger Soup 18. Carrot Ginger Soup – This is one of my weekly go-to soup recipes – it only calls for 7 ingredients! If you can get your hands on a bunch of carrots with good greens, make sure to blend up the carrot top pesto to drizzle on top.

Sustenance Sweet Potato Soup and Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

19. Sustenance Sweet Potato Soup – A scoop of almond butter adds richness and creaminess to this hearty, gingery stew.

20. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup – Making this 10-ingredient soup is easy – just roast & blend to get cozy, creamy vegan goodness.

Butternut squash soup

21. Butternut Squash Soup – I’ve tried a number of butternut squash soup recipes over the years, and this one is my favorite. Filled with rosemary, sage, and ginger, it’s creamy, warming, and nourishing. Perfect for anytime you’re craving something cozy!

Vegetarian chili

22. Easy Vegetarian Chili – Ok, so this one is technically more of a stew than a soup, but it’s my favorite smoky/spicy chili recipe that’s perfect for weeknights because it’s so darn quick & easy to make. A few pickled onions take it over the top.

Baked potato soup

23. Creamy Potato Soup – We’re obsessed with this potato soup recipe! It’s lusciously creamy and filled with bold, smoky, tangy flavor.

French onion soup

24. French Onion Soup – This easy French onion soup recipe will rival any you’ve had at a restaurant. Topped with crispy, cheesy baguette, it’s rich, savory, and comforting.

Soup Recipes from Love & Lemons Every Day!

Here are a few of my favorite soup recipes from my new cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day:

Vegan Potato, Leek & Artichoke Chowder

Vegan Potato, Leek & Artichoke Chowder – I tested this recipe all last spring, and I promise you this: this rich & briny potato leek chowder is the perfect recipe for warming up on chilly nights.

Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Coconut Soup with Sweet Potato & Kale – My take on Thai tom kha! Lemongrass, mint, ginger & lime make this light, spicy coconut soup a comforting, yet refreshing meal.

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup – When you don’t feel like making lasagna, make lasagna soup! With the big, slurpy noodles and scoops of vegan ricotta, this one is fun to eat!

If you loved these soup recipes…

Check out my favorite salad recipes, lunch recipes, meal prep ideas, vegan recipes, and easy dinner ideas next!

Best Soup Recipes: Simple Carrot Ginger

rate this recipe:
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 38 mins
Total Time: 48 mins
Serves 4
This carrot ginger soup is one of my favorite simple & easy soup recipes!


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 heaping cups chopped carrots
  • teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste, optional
  • coconut milk, for garnish, optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add the smashed garlic cloves (they’ll get blended later) and chopped carrots to the pot and cook about 8 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the ginger, then add the apple cider vinegar, and then add 3 to 4 cups of broth, depending on your desired consistency. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the carrots are soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add maple syrup, if desired.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk, if desired.



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  1. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com

    thank you for sharing all of these, great time of year for these soups, especially since the winter keeps dragging on, hadn’t seen many of these before like Carrot & Roasted Red Pepper soup, great ingredients that I’ve never used in a soup before

  2. Melody

    Thank you for sharing all your amazing recipes! Just pre-ordered your new book! Can’t wait to start cooking! 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Melody, thank you!! I hope you enjoy the book! xoxo

  3. Dorothy

    Just picked up the new book and it is great! Colorful, and yummy recipes.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Dorothy, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!!

  4. KAMEL


  5. Cathy

    5 stars
    Your curried lentil tomato soup is one of my favorites 🙂 I love it as is, sometimes I add a green in the last 10 minutes and top it with goat cheese and eat it with bread. So delightful!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Cathy, I’m so happy to hear it’s a favorite!

  6. Beth Ann

    Hi Jeanine!
    I am already in full swing with soup recipes, and love the ones I’ve tried from you!
    Gratitude & Excitement for the compilation, so I don’t have to wonder what to make For dinner over the next few months 😊
    I’m curious what containers you enjoy freezing in? Thank you 🙏

  7. Charles

    A number of the soup recipes that you have posted (such as this one) call for vegetable broth, but I cannot find your recipe for vegetable broth (which I most likely would prefer since the canned vegetable broth I have bought tastes terrible). Could you post a vegetable broth recipe?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Charles, thanks for the request. I don’t have a vegetable broth post right now, but I can post one soon. Each of these soup recipes has been tested with Whole Foods 365 brand (boxed) vegetable broth, which works great. I haven’t tried canned vegetable broth.

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