Add these healthy soup recipes to your regular rotation! Each one is loaded with veggies and works as the main meal.

Healthy soup recipes

Looking for healthy soup recipes to add to your meal rotation? We’ve got ’em! Our criteria for healthy: a soup that’s loaded with vegetables and nutrients, and can work as the main dish in meal. Because there are lots of soups that claim to be “healthy” but are simple purees that don’t fill you up.

Each one of these recipes are tried and tested and fan favorites of our family! They work as a meal with a few fresh and simple sides (instead of having to load up on grilled cheese to feel full). We’ve listed the prep time here so you can choose what you have time for, then click over to get the recipe. Ready to get cooking?

And now….our top healthy soup recipes!

More soup ideas

There are so many soup recipes to try, outside of these healthy soup recipes! Here are a few collections of soups by topic:

Healthy side dishes for soup

What to pair with these healthy soup recipes to make it a meal? Here are some of our favorites sides for soups:

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Wild rice soup

15 Top Healthy Soup Recipes: Wild Rice & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This healthy wild rice soup recipe is impossibly creamy, packed with flavor and full of tender veggies and hearty rice. Everyone asks for the recipe—it’s that good.


  • ½ cup cashews*
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup wild rice (not a wild rice blend)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari, or liquid aminos


  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover them with water. Leave them to soak while you make the recipe.
  2. Dice the onion. Thinly slice the celery. Cut the carrot into rounds. Slice the mushrooms. Mince the garlic.
  3. Add the olive oil to a Dutch oven. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and oregano and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth, wild rice, 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Then add the beans (drained and rinsed), and continue to simmer uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes more, or until rice breaks open.
  5. Using a liquid cup measure, carefully remove 2 cups of the hot soup (including broth, veggies and rice) to a blender. Add 1 cup water. Drain the cashews and add them to the blender, along with the dried sage. Blend on high for about 1 minute until creamy. Then pour the creamy mixture back into the soup.
  6. Add the soy sauce and the remaining ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Taste, and adjust seasonings as desired. Garnish with fresh ground pepper.


*We used raw cashews. If your cashews are salted, you may need to adjust and add a little less salt at the end. For a nut allergy, go to Wild Rice Mushroom Soup.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Healthy soup recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. I made this soup toďay and it’s delicious and easy to make.
    Shall be having it for lunch tomorrow (might share it with my mum).
    And freeze some too.

  2. This looked yummy! I couldn’t tell if you added pre cooked rice or not?! What did you recommend? :) Love your recipes!

  3. Hey! Thank you for the great recipes. I can’t find wild rice in NZ ~ do you have a substitute option?