It’s officially soup season! And I’m going to make you a deal…
I’ll round up our 12 favorite soups…and in return I’m asking YOU to share YOUR favorite soup recipe in the comments! And bonus points if it’s dairy-free or vegetarian…because finding vegan soups for Matt (or soups that I can add dairy/meat to after I pour him a separate bowl) is not going to be an easy feat this season!
And before we get down to it…let me give you a pro tip: double, no wait, triple these recipes and stock your freezer for the season! Or, find two friends and host a soup swap between the three of you. Each friend makes a triple batch of their favorite soup and gives one batch of soup to each friend. And in return she gets two new soups!
Now who wants to go in on a soup swap with me?!
1. Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Soup
Starting with Matt’s all time favorite soup I make!! We’ve had a few close contenders over the years but this one still wins as the best! And our kids love it too which truly makes it a real winner since it contains an entire bag of spinach. A crowd favorite, I’ve made this soup for Community Group and Supper Club dinners!
2. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
So THIS one is MY favorite soup!! This is hands down one of the very best soups I have ever made. Matt requests this soup often and gives it a “15” on a scale of 1 to 10. You better believe our freezer is FULL of this stuff. Just make it. I promise it will not disappoint!
3. Lasagna Soup
The recipe that made me prefer lasagna is soup form!! You definitely need to make this one at some point this season! Trust me!
4. Creamy Zuppa Toscana Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
The soup is actually an Olive Garden copycat recipe and it’s so good I’ve served it for Supper Club dinner in years past. So good. I mean so, so, SO good.
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
The perfect soup to surprise a friend, neighbor, or anyone with!
6. Creamy Tomato Basil & Bacon Soup
One of my lovely readers (thanks Ashley!) highly recommended this tomato soup recipe and I thought it looked incredible — because bacon!!! But I was torn because we already love this tomato soup recipe too! So I ended up combining some of the ingredients from both recipes together and came up with…the best tomato basil soup…with BACON!
7. Taco Soup
Probably the soup we make the most all season. This classic is just SO good and SO easy. Who doesn’t love tacos…in soup form?! And there’s a secret ingredient in this soup that makes it trump any other taco soup recipe out there…
8. Potato & Cauliflower Soup
Combining a reader recommended potato soup recipe (thanks Julie!) with my favorite baked potato soup recipe…and adding a twist (cauliflower!!) to create…the most delicious potato & cauliflower soup that is sure to please the whole family!
9. White Bean Chicken Chili
Grab a piece of paper and a pen — you’re going to need to make a quick grocery list! I love making a large batch of White Bean Chicken Chili for the freezer. You can make it on the stove top or in your slow cooker too!
10. Italian Sausage Orzo Soup
This one is soooooooooo easy it will blow your mind. It’s hearty, flavorful and the whole family gave it two thumbs up. This soup would also make for the perfect meal to deliver to someone in need as they could enjoy it right away or freeze it for later.
11. Stuffed Pepper Soup
With Whole30 Light in January, we really have to tweak our Soup Sundays by getting a little creative with Whole30 compliant ingredients. Mostly, I miss cheese. However, this Stuffed Pepper Soup was so insanely good that I never even noticed my favorite soup ingredient missing. This Whole30 (and Paleo) friendly soup is stuffed with goodness — bell peppers, cauliflower rice, ground beef and more. It’s hearty and definitely hits the spot. Also, both kids ate it, although Caroline picked out every single tomato and bell pepper first, per usual…
12. Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric
Saved the ONE vegan soup we’ve discovered and loved for last! And we loved this before Matt even went vegan.
At the beginning of this year I polled y’all for soup recommendations and I cannot tell you how many readers recommended this soup to me. To be honest, (at the time) I thought “ehhh, not sure a vegan recipe is at the top of my to-make list” but gave it a shot based on the glowing recommendations. Holy moly y’all, YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE. Apparently it went viral a few years ago and now I know why! Don’t let vegan scare you, this soup was a huge hit for my entire family (although my kids left the kale in their bowls)! I’ve included the New York Times recipe by Alison Roman below.
You can find all of our FAVORITE SOUP RECIPES HERE.
Now it’s your turn…share your favorite soup recipe with me (and everyone else) in the comments below!
Cheila Martins says
Hey Christina. I have a ton of vegetable/vegan soup recipes that I can share. I’m not sure they’ll be what you’re looking for but I can certainly email you all my recipes. I’m Portuguese and our soups consist mostly of veggies, so I think you’ll find quite a few options for Matt.
Yes! I would love these!!
Lauren Healy says
I’m not vegan, but I do have two favorite soup recipes that are! The first is so, so easy (literally just dumping cans) and is really similar to Panera’s black bean soup.
The second is also pretty easy, and you could add chicken to part of batch if you wanted.
I haven’t tried this yet, but I’ve saved a tortilla soup recipe that uses lentils instead of chicken or ground beef. If you switched to vegetable stock, it would be pretty easy to make a vegan version of your tortilla soup recipe. If you could find a vegan ranch mix, your taco soup recipe could be made vegan too.
Jess at J says
I’ve heard only amazing things about this lemon chicken soup so it’s on my list to make this fall. https://oursavorylife.com/creamy-lemony-chicken-and-potato-soup-an-instant-pot-soup/
Probably not right for young kids, but I love the Thai Curry Vegetable Soup from Budget bytes! Yummy and vegan to boot.
Hey Christina – I am going to share a recipe I found on someones blog a long time ago. The blog has been defunct for years and I cannot remember who it belonged to to give credit but this is my favourite vegan soup/stew:
White Bean and Gnocchi Stew
1 796 ml can of diced tomatoes
1 large carrot, shredded on the box grater
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 540ml can of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch of kale, ripped into pieces with hard stems removed
1 500g package of gnocchi
Chicken or vegetable broth
1 – 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
* Sautee onion, garlic, and carrot until soft.
* Add can of tomatoes and Italian seasoning + red pepper flakes and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
* Add beans, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
* Add gnocchi, simmer 2-3 minutes.
* Add kale, put lid on the pot and let it wilt, about 3 minutes.
* Add vegetable broth whenever the liquid looks like it is running low in the pot.
* Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve!
* You can grate parmesan over it too or add Italian sausage for non-vegans
I cannot wait to make this!!! THANK YOU!!!
Hi, My MIL is paleo so a lot of her meals can turn into vegan. The best one we eat is a sausage squash soup (you could likely omit the sausage):
1-2 sweet potatoes, peeled
1 pound of sausage
2 cans of coconut milk
pumpkin seeds and goat cheese (optional)
Roast the squash and sweet potato in the oven until soft. Once soft remove the skin from the squash
Meanwhile, cook the sausage and remove from pot
Cook the onion in the sausage grease
Add the roasted sweet potato and squash to the pot
Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients in the pot
Add in the two cans of coconut milk and sausage to the pot and heat through
At this point you can also add additional seasoning (we always just get a heavily seasoned sausage so we omit the step)
Serve the soup and top with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.
Ali Avery says
I tried this one recently and it was so yummy! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/cozy-autumn-wild-rice-soup/
This butternut squash soup is insane!!! It’s already dairy free and you could make it Vegan with vegetable broth instead of chicken. Thanks for a great roundup of recipes!