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Soup doesn’t just keep us warm; it also packs nutrients and flavor. Check out these incredibly delicious healthy soup recipes for fall.

A bowl of soup with a wooden spoon

I’ve got a rawkstar lineup of fall soup recipes to share with you today. These ten incredible healthy soup recipes are all part of my free 10-Day Soup Challenge. They are made with whole food, plant-based ingredients, full of flavor and just waiting to be a part of your Fall menu. I love soup and make it often, even while living in Florida. A good cup of soup helps me pretend cooler weather is coming.

As we move into the fall season, there are also so many new veggies coming up and ready to be put in hearty, savory dishes. So let’s dive right in!

Table of Contents
  1. Healthy Soup Recipes
  2. Fall Soup Ingredients
  3. Versatile Soup Toppings
  4. Healthy Soup Recipes FAQs
  5. Soup-Making Kitchen Equipment

Healthy Soup Recipes

I can’t wait to dive into these soup recipes with you! I’ve got a little bit of everything since Autumn is so full of fresh vegetables. These soup recipes for Fall will hopefully help you find a few go-to meals that you can make and freeze to use throughout the season.

Feel free to pair these soups with other dishes for a complete meal if they seem a little light on their own. While the Simple Ramen is a perfect lunch, I love pairing the Tomato Soup with vegan basil pesto on toast or adding a kale Caesar salad to enjoy alongside some vegan Potato soup.

bowl of vegan potato soup topped with crunchy kale croutons.
Vegan Potato Soup
4.6 from 341 votes
You'll never guess there's no dairy in this amazingly comforting vegan potato soup. It's exactly what your next cool evening calls for and can be paired with a simple kale crouton recipe that takes the flavor to the next level.
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Red Lentil Soup
4.8 from 249 votes
Dive into a nourishing and fulfilling soup recipe loaded with vegetables, hearty lentils and natural spices. This red lentil soup is the perfect cool weather delight and can be made once and frozen to serve again and again this season.
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Bieler’s Blended Vegetable Soup
3.8 from 224 votes
This healing, cleansing blended vegetable soup recipe helps to alkalize the body and bring it back into balance, especially if you've been eating too much sugar and/or processed foods. Add collagen powder for a protein boost without altering the flavor or texture.
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1-Pot Vegetable Noodle Soup
4.5 from 169 votes
A soothing soup can help your body heal in a variety of ways. This vegetable noodle soup recipe is great to make the moment you feel under the weather, or make at the beginning of cold and flu season, then freeze to have on hand when you need it.
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Vegan Tomato Soup
4.6 from 671 votes
This tomato soup recipe is dairy-free yet super creamy. Perfect for those cool Autumn nights, and a great way to get in veggies! That's right, I loaded this soup up with a variety of veggies, yet it still tastes like my momma's tomato soup from my childhood.
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Vegan Minestrone Soup
4.7 from 133 votes
Minestrone Soup is loaded with nourishing vegetables that heal the body and sooth the soul. Simple, easy to make and easily reheated.
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Thai Coconut Soup
4.5 from 453 votes
This Thai Coconut Soup is one my favorite soups of all time because it's a vegan version of Tom Kha Gai. Silky smooth, flavor packed and also can be made spicy, which is my favorite.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
4.5 from 132 votes
Dive into this warmly spiced vegetarian tortilla soup made with whole food ingredients. It's so delicious. I dare you to have just one serving!
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Vegetarian Ramen recipe
Simple Vegetarian Ramen
4.4 from 111 votes
Ramen, the staple food of college students, moves to the head of the class thanks to a plant-based overhaul. Load up this Simple Vegetarian Ramen with your favorite veggies and enjoy!
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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
4.8 from 51 votes
While this vegetarian split pea soup is delicious straight from the stovetop, it's even better as leftovers. Make a batch and freeze, or enjoy as a cozy family dinner.
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vegetables ready to pick in the Fall including cabbage, turnips, carrots and broccoli.

Fall Soup Ingredients

While I love the berries, squashes, and crispy produce of Summer, I find myself craving the buttery, hearty veggies of Fall. You’ll find many Fall-fresh ingredients in the above healthy soup recipes because ingredients used in their proper season contain the most nutrients. If you’re creating a fall kitchen garden, then pick from this list!

ArtichokesChilesPumpkins
ArugulaEdamameRadishes
BeetsEggplantShallots
BroccoliFennelSpinach
Brussels SproutsGarlicSweet potatoes
CabbageHerbsTomatillos
CarrotsKaleTurnips
CauliflowerLeeksWild Mushrooms
CeleryOnionsWinter Squash
ChardPotatoesZucchini

Versatile Soup Toppings

vegan tomato soup with text showing good soup toppings including fresh herbs, pesto, cashew cream, salt and pepper and vegan parmesan cheese.

Sometimes you find a soup recipe in need of a bit of oomph. I get it (I put hot sauce on a lot of dishes). Here are two quick n’ easy recipes I keep on hand in a flavor emergency, or just to jazz up my meal:

  • Cashew cream: A good vegan sour cream can provide depth and creaminess to almost any recipe. If you’d add sour cream to a soup, then you can add this!
  • Pesto: There’s just something about pesto that instantly levels up a recipe. I love adding a dollop of vegan pesto to a good vegetable soup. It’s just so good! I’ve got a few different variations you can try, and they all freeze well.
  • Vegan cheese sprinkle: Parmesan is a staple in many American households. This vegan cheese sprinkle certainly gives Kraft’s a run for its money, and its made with real ingredients that really do add a cheesy finish to your dish.

What are your go-to soup toppings? Leave a comment and let me know!

family prepping purple onions, carrots and herbs to put into a red stock pot.

Healthy Soup Recipes FAQs

What’s the healthiest soup you can eat?

There are a variety of soups that boast incredibly healthy benefits. All ten of the soups on my list are made with whole food, plant-based ingredients. They use seasonal produce that packs the biggest nutrient punch, and they leave out inflammatory dairy products (nothing against dairy, yet it causes an inflammatory response in a lot of people!). Use limited ingredients or homemade vegetable stock with limited sodium as well.

Is soup a healthy dinner option?

It can be! Look for a soup with whole food, plant-based ingredients. Use fresh, seasonal ingredients for the most nutrient-dense soup. Look for recipes with protein and healthy fat so they can fill you up and keep you full longer.

Which type of soup is best for weight loss?

While there is no ‘magic soup’ for weight loss, as there are so many factors that contribute to a person losing weight, you can’t go wrong with using whole food, plant-based ingredients in your soup. Make a soup that will fill you up and not leave you hungry 30 minutes later. When I’m looking for a hearty soup I go with my Spiced Lentil Soup, Split Pea Soup or Minestrone. All these are great options for delicious, healthy meals.

Soup-Making Kitchen Equipment

If you’re ready to start whipping up some soup, make sure you have these items in your kitchen:

  • A stock pot, crock pot, instant pot or ceramic pot. Something that can hold six quarts.
  • A blender or immersion blender. Make sure your blender is rated for hot liquids.
  • A good knife and cutting board for chopping ingredients.

That’s it! Soup is great because you don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to make it, and many soups can even swap ingredients you have on hand and still taste delicious. Ready, set, soup!

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  1. 5 stars
    I liked all of the soups!! My favorite was the Black Bean Soup as I love beans in soup and that one was delicious!
    The one result that amazed me was the Thai Coconut soup! I could not picture how those ingredients would taste together, and it sure tasted great. It is my second favorite soup. of the 10!
    THANK YOU Jen and staff for hosting the challenge!! I learned so much about vegan soup to start me off on the path to a vegan or vegetarian life! I also did the Smoothie challenge on my own, and that was so much fun, I know it is best for our health and plan on continuing!
    Here’s hoping for another challenge and more soup!! Pumpkin would be nice!

  2. 5 stars
    Love. Love. Love. Soups are the best. My favorite was Thai Coconut because it was different than I have made before but they were all delicious an I’m excited to start eating clean for all meals. Thank you!!

  3. 5 stars
    I loved the great community each off the participants were a delight. My favorite soup was the detox green lentils soup. I like how free I get to feel with vegan eating. Thank you for the challenge

  4. 5 stars
    The one-pot paprika corn chowder was my absolute favorite soup recipe because it tasted creamy, was delicious and hearty and felt filling. The dill ranch simple cashew cream was my favorite recipe. I enjoyed adding a dollop of it to my soups so much, which meant our first quadruple batch only lasted four soup days! Now with our second batch made, I’ve even enjoyed it as a pretzel dip! Going forward, I’ll totally be replacing meals I’d include sour cream with it instead, which feels like a monumental gain from this challenge. I’ve always enjoyed soup season and this challenge had helped me branch out to test soups I’d never have chosen before and aided me in my journey as becoming a healthier vegan with a vaster array of delicious, healthy and simple soup recipes.

  5. 5 stars
    My favorite recipe from the challenge was the Vegan Tomato soup and I liked it because it was fresh and healthy. I loved this soup growing up but only knew how to make it from a can in the microwave. I’m so excited this challenge helped me learn to shop, prep, and cook meals I normally would have bought in cans and microwaved not knowing how to do any better. One result I got from doing the challenge is more confidence in how to meal prep: pick a recipe list for 4-5 days, generate a shopping list, shop, plan and prep the ingredients, and then cook/assemble each day. I also learned more about what spices go well with what.

  6. 4 stars
    This was a great challenge to do. The recipes are simple to make and use few ingredients. There was a variety of soups to make to add variety to our taste pallets. If I had to choose one soup as my favorite I would say the red lentil soup. It is filling, delicious, versatile, has texture and healthy. Thank you for creating this challenge. I’d love to win a Vitamix so I can continue making soups. I can’t wait to try your smoothies next!

  7. 5 stars
    This was a great challenge, really enjoyed trying all these recipes. I would say my favorite recipe was the Thai coconut soup, never tried making Thai food from scratch at home and this was a great confidence booster. Actually lost some pounds during this challenge even though on most nights I had more than one serving of the soup, goes to show you can fill up without eating heavy meals. Thank you and looking forward to the next challenge.

  8. 5 stars
    This 10 day challenge was amazing. I learned so many recipes. I love soups! My favourite recipe was the carrot ginger soup !!! My girls had fun cooking with me. Thanks for this great challenge.

  9. 5 stars
    The 10 day challenge was so much fun. I love trying new recipes. And my son who doesn’t eat many veggies, loves soup. So this was a big win overall for the family. Everyone enjoyed all the soups. My son liked the corn chowder the best, my husband the bean and I loved the red pepper. I will be making all of these recipes again. Cant wait for the next challenge.

  10. 5 stars
    This 10 day challenge was amazing. I learned so many more recipes to add into my regular rotation and I feel so much better with all the healthy food and veggie intake. My favourite recipe was the carrot ginger soup , it was amazing – I’m already a huge fan of carrot soup, but the combo of ginger in this soup took it to a whole new level! Thanks for this great challenge and opportunity.

  11. What a great idea this challenge was. I have so many new recipes for my arsenal. I’m excited to get my vitamix recipe book out and try some more soups. We are both feeling more energetic. I have really enjoyed watching my husband try all the soups. He is not a healthy eater and actually liked most of the recipes. Our favorites were the Thai coconut and the minestrone. They were warm and filling and very tasty, not to mention easy to make. It has been fun reading everyone’s comments and creative suggestions. Thank you for a wonderful challenge, can’t wait till the next one.

  12. 5 stars
    I enjoyed the 10 day soup challenge. Soup is one of my favorite things to eat. I appreciated having new recipes to try. Since I now cook for one, I have a lot of soup in my freezer. Another time I might half the recipes. I tried suns things I’ve never had: tofu and fresh ginger. I still have the detox soup to make. I may half the recipe when I make it. I could see doing a 10 day challenge and doing a soup every other day. Maybe give 2 soup options for every other day and let us choose which ones to make. Just some thoughts. Thanks for providing the challenge. A lot of good food!

  13. 5 stars
    Thank you for an awesome 10 Day Soup Challenge! Everything was so much fun! The shop and prep parties started the excitement! It was nice getting to know new people and seeing others from previous challenges. This was a fabulous group to open their homes and offer their family’s reaction. Many people provided a variety of ideas from prep and storage to flavor enhancements.

    It was interesting to try other recipes with new flavor combinations, and adding a different flair to steadfast recipes. All the soups warmed my heart and my belly. Thank you for testing and modifying the recipes for the servings. It was difficult to decide on a favorite soup. The Vegan Tomato, Thai Coconut and Carrot Ginger soups are always delicious and a best choice. But if I have to select one, I would choose the Red Lentil Curry soup as my favorite! Although I didn’t add rice since it had potatoes, it was new, light and delicious! I love curry. This was a perfect marriage of flavors!

    Lastly, I wasn’t planning to lose weight, but I did! I think it was due to my commitment to this Challenge and a feeling of being held accountable to the group. The soups were fulfilling so I didn’t need to snack.

    Thanks for keeping the group informed with the emails, links and reminders. Overall, the Soup Challenge was a lot of fun!

  14. Thank you so much for doing the soup challenge, Jen. The recipes were easy and used veggies that most of us were familiar with. Your directions and helpful hints were very much appreciated. My two favorites were the Carrot Ginger and the Red Lentil Curry. It was great having new recipes to try. As with the smoothie challenges, I knew I was preparing and eating real food that was tasty and good for me. Most of all, I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the comments and helpful hints of the group members. Such a kind and supportive group to be in. I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and ate LOTS of soup.

  15. 5 stars
    I loved the community behind the 10 day soup challenge. I felt like the group was so supportive and encouraging to everyone.
    My favorite recipe ended up being the detox soup. It was so fresh and clean tasting. My son’s favorite is the red lentil curry. He’s already requested that I make it again!
    My super positive result was quality time with my oldest son as we did this challenge together. He would call to verify which soup was next, help me with prep, and make sure I was saving leftovers for him. It was good for this mama’s soul!

  16. 5 stars
    Yayyyy!! I loved this soup challenge it was so much fun I kept it fairly strict with eating soup for lunch and dinner and another in the morning and only healthy snacks! I even lost 4 pounds! ‍♀️ I can’t wait for the next challenge! Because it was only me and I made a full pot everyday I have a freezer full of soups for those fall rainy days that I don’t feel like cooking! I don’t think I have a favourite out of them all they each bought a different element and flavour profile keeping it fun and exciting! Good job Jen and the rest of the team who put this challenge together!