A Healthy Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Looking for healthy soup recipes? Enjoy this delicious, healthy winter tomato vegetable soup that is perfect for warming up on a cold day!

As the temperatures continue to drop, we all start looking for a way to get through winter. But who says comfort foods can’t be healthy? Today, I’m showing you how to make the perfect bowl of delicious and nutritious tomato vegetable soup that will have your taste buds thanking you. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a few minutes on the stovetop for this warming winter favorite!

A pot of healthy winter soup simmering on the stovetop.

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I’m cold, my friend!

It is a typical winter day.

Cold with a high in the low 30’s.

You might find me decorating the house for the winter months while wearing layers of cardigans!

The chill of winter has taken hold of me and my toes are cold all the time.

It happens every winter…once my toes are cold, it is hard to warm them up!

A few things warm me up…my fuzzy socks, a long bubble bath, and our dog Bentley flopping his body on my feet!

And soup!

This is perfect soup weather!

Stirring a stovetop pot of healthy winter vegetable soup.

To go along with my resolution to eat healthier, I am making this hearty veggie soup all the time.

I mean ALL the time!

It warms me up, fills me up, and ranks high on the “How many veggies did you eat today?” chart!

Let’s start with a little chopping! (but not too much!)

Make a Healthy Winter Vegetable Soup

The beauty of this soup is that you can personalize it!

My recipe calls for mushrooms.

Don’t like mushrooms? Leave them out!

My recipe doesn’t have zucchini.

But it you are dying for some zucchini? Throw it in!

Chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, and onion are key.

As are the black beans.

And the chili powder…

Everything else is negotiable!

All of the ingredients for a healthy winter vegetable soup.

Olive oil, green peppers, onion, and salt are the first layer of flavor.

Chopping green peppers for this healthy winter vegetable soup.

A pile of chopped vegetables is so satisfying!

Chopped green peppers and onions on a wood cutting board.
Adding chili powder to a pot of green papers and onions.

Next comes the chicken broth.

Pouring chicken broth into the pot of soup.

After the chicken broth and some simmering, everything else (seasonings, beans, chicken) gets thrown in.

15 minutes of simmering and you throw in some baby spinach. Let the spinach wilt in the soup and it is ready to eat!

Pouring a bowl of fresh spinach into a simmering pot of healthy winter vegetable soup.

By this time, my mouth is watering and I can’t wait to fill my bowl!

Stirring the pot of vegetable soup.

Salt to taste and…

Measuring salt.

Soup’s on, everyone!

Serve with oyster soup crackers and enjoy!

A delicious, hearty bowl of this healthy winter vegetable soup with oyster crackers.

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Healthy Winter Vegetable Soup

Full of healthy vegetables, this rich, savory vegetable soup is the perfect healthy option for the cold winter months. You can substitute any vegetables you want and adjust the chili powder for the level of "kick" that you want!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 200 kcal


  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onions
  • 1 cup Green pepper strips
  • 1/2 tsp, divided Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 12.5 oz can Chunk chicken breast
  • 15 oz can Black beans
  • 28 oz can Crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup Mushrooms
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach


  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, green pepper strips, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook until tender, 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic powder and chili powder. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the chicken broth, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Stir in the black beans and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach until it wilts. Season with the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.


You can add any vegetables you want to this soup to make it your perfect healthy winter soup: Green beans, zucchini, carrots, and celery are all great options!
Keyword healthy winter soup

Wintertime is soup time!

There’s something about a big pot of simmering soup that makes the whole house smell good and feels like a warm hug on a cold day. This winter vegetable soup recipe is perfect for those chilly days when you’re craving something hearty yet healthy.

This easy recipe is perfect for a cold winter night. So curl up with a bowl of soup and enjoy the rest of your winter.


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  1. Yum! This looks delish, Missy. I love a good soup this time of year. I’m going to share a photo and link to your recipe with my readers in my weekly recap tomorrow.

    Happy weekend!

    1. Hi Paula! I make this soup so often in the cold months of winter. We are also in the deep freeze so I made aa big pot this week!

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