Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipes For Cold Winter Nights

Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Photo: Greg DuPree

There's almost nothing more satisfying on a cold winter night than a bowl of warm, homemade vegetable soup. Soups are also great weeknight meal solutions because they are often made in a slow-cooker or are freezer-friendly, so your dinner is already prepared when you walk through the door after a busy day. (That's what we call a weeknight win.) Make a double-batch of soup and stash half of it away in the freezer for future dinnertime emergencies.

Whether you prefer your soup with chicken, ground beef, or just veggies, these hearty recipes will become your new favorites. Our vegetable soup recipes will help you eat all the colors of the rainbow, from our orange Sweet Potato Soup to our green Creamy White Bean-and-Chard Soup and Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons. These vegetable soup recipes are healthy, hearty, and ultra-satisfying. Break out the Dutch oven, the slow-cooker, or the Instant Pot—it's time to get stewing.

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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Melissa Gray

Recipe: Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Make your big batch of vegetable soup with a little help from the Instant Pot.

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Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Forget broccoli-cheddar: we're opting for Broccoli-Spinach Soup this season.

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Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with Gnocchi

Gnocchi adds extra substance to this hearty veggie soup.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee Montiel

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup

Try one of the two variations on this Any-Veggie Soup.

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Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto

Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe: Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto

Full of bright flavors, this soup will be suitable even in the warm weather.

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Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Instant Pot Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Root vegetables form a sturdy base for this smooth, creamy soup.

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Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes lend this soup their lovely orange hue.

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Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Southern Living

Recipe: Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup

This homemade soup recipe is ready in just 45 minutes, but is also great to freeze and have on hand for busy weeknights when you don't have any time to spend in the kitchen cooking dinner.

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Creamy White Bean-and-Chard Soup

Creamy White Bean-and-Chard Soup
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Creamy White Bean-and-Chard Soup

Chard brings its pretty green color to this wintery soup.

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Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto

Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto

This recipe calls for homemade basil pesto, but if you want to get dinner on the table faster you can choose a good-quality refrigerated pesto from the grocery store.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Image
Southern Living

Recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

You know it, you love it, and now you can make it at home.

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Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup

Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup

While vegetable soup recipes do not usually call for lemons, they help bring out the flavor in the dish. Just toss everything in your slow cooker, and you'll have a warm meal waiting for your family as soon as you walk through the door.

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Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup

Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup
Ed Anderson

Recipe: Bryant Terry's Turnip Green Soup

This vegan soup is a great option for cold winter weeknights.

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Beef Vegetable Soup Recipes
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Vegetable Beef Soup

Beef stew meat adds flavor to this hearty veggie soup that requires just 15 minutes of hands-on time to prepare.

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Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup

Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup

Just because this soup is homemade, doesn't mean you have to spend all day in the kitchen. This hearty pot of beef, veggies, and pasta comes together in just 40 minutes.

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