Why should chicken soup get all the glory? There are plenty of options not starring meat or poultry that are every bit as comforting and nutritious. Load up on seasonal produce with these 25 easy vegetable soup recipes that are destined to become instant hits at your winter table. This list boasts something for everyone, whether you’re a pasta e fagioli stan or a sucker for loaded potato soup.
25 Easy Vegetable Soup Recipes to Cozy Up with This Winter
16. Canal House’s Carrot Soup
A swirl of sour cream and a flourish of sliced scallions can make just about any bowl of soup look gourmet.
17. Velvet Corn Soup
The secret to its silky-smooth texture is heavy cream, butter and a low-and-slow simmer. You can also strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve to make it even smoother after it’s blended.
18. Kale Minestrone
Complete with a dollop of pesto on top. Serve the soup with crusty bread and extra grated Parmesan cheese for finishing.
20. Instant Pot Harissa Bean Stew
If you still haven’t gotten in on the harissa hype…well, what the heck are you waiting for? It’s a spicy chile paste hailing from the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, and it’s the source of this stew’s intense heat and complex flavor.
25. Easy Ramen
The noodle soup that got you through college tastes even better when it’s loaded with vegetables. We’re talking spinach, red bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, scallions and fresh cilantro.
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