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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

This vegan Italian wedding soup recipe is a plant-based version of a classic – with veggies, pasta, and a creamy delicious broth. It makes a fantastic first course for a dinner, or an great lunch recipe you can prep on the weekend and enjoy during the week.

Instead of classic meatballs, this recipe uses a great vegan substitute that is still packed with flavor and a great texture. I love serving this with a huge vegan salad and easy plant-based garlic knots to dip.

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I’ve always loved classic Italian wedding soup – it was one of my favorites growing up! Now, I like making this vegan version with a meat substitute and loaded with veggies. It’s a fantastic plant based comfort food!

Start by sautéing some chopped onions and carrots, add some plant-based protein, and simmer the veggies in a creamy coconut milk and lemon broth. This isn’t just a soup for Italian weddings – it’s fantastic for fall or winter, and is ready in under an hour. Perfect for weekend meal prepping, or a cozy vegan soup recipe the whole family will love.

This Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Packed with Vegetables
  • Earthy
  • Easy to Make
  • Great for an Appetizer or for Lunch
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One of the Best Vegan Soup Ideas

Soups are staples year-round on our homestead, even in the summer (hello gazpacho)!  Soups are simple to make, are inexpensive and budget-friendly, and are great options for meal prep. I love making soups like this with a creamy lemony broth- the flavor is just fantastic!

Making your own soup from scratch (for yourself or your family) takes comfort food to the next level. Canned soups can be convenient, but they can be loaded with sodium, preservatives, and junk. 

Browse 100+ free homemade soup recipes here for recipe inspiration to simmer and serve!

Ingredients for this Plant Based Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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How To Make Italian Wedding Soup Vegan

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat on the stove top. Add in the chopped onions and garlic and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the veggies become translucent. Add in the chopped carrots and celery, and sauté for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add in the veggie stock and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce heat to a low boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the carrots and celery are cooked through.
  3. Add in the chopped kale, the vegan ground beef or sausage, acini di pepe pasta, lemon juice, salt and coconut milk. Stir well, and simmer for an additional 15 minutes until the kale is soft. Taste and add more salt if desired. Top with fresh parsley.
  4. Serve soup hot. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

You can serve this great soup with homemade garlic bread to dip, or a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese.

One of the Best Plant-Based Italian Soup Recipes

This vegan wedding soup is fantastic plant-based Italian recipe that everyone will love. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, and good olive oil. You can use a plant based ground meat like I did. or use store-bought meatballs or homemade little meatballs if desired. All would taste great in this savory broth.

It’s a great way to get some extra vegetables onto the table too!  You can see all my Italian Recipes here for more fresh & delicious dinner ideas. 

From sauces to garlic bread, pastas to soups, Mangia!

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vegan Italian wedding soup recipe with carrots kale or spinach pastina or orzo and tvp sausage instead of meatballs

Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

Kelly Jensen
This vegan Italian wedding soup recipe is a plant-based version of a classic – with veggies, pasta, and a creamy delicious broth.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan
Servings 6 servings
Calories 340 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 cups fresh kale chopped
  • 1 cup vegan ground meat substitute
  • 1 cup acini di pepe pasta dried, or pastina, Israeli cous cous, or Orzo
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more if desired
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat on the stove top. Add in the chopped onions and garlic and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the veggies become translucent. Add in the chopped carrots and celery, and sauté for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in the vegetable stock and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the carrots and celery are cooked through.
  • Add in the chopped kale, the vegan ground beef or sausage, acini di pepe pasta, lemon juice, salt and coconut milk. Stir well, and simmer for an additional 15 minutes until the kale is soft. Taste and add more salt if desired. Top with fresh parsley.
  • Serve soup hot. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 487mgPotassium: 632mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10972IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 215mgIron: 5mg
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