Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe
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This is a quick, “throw it together” kind of recipe.  My mom used to make hamburger soup every so often when I was a kid, and I loved it: the tomato base, the chunky vegetables in it.  During one of the winters I was away at college, I had a craving for a hot, hearty kind of soup.  I thought of this one, and with my mother’s help I was able to recreate it without the meat.

You can exchange the canned vegetables for frozen or fresh, and add others as you like (mushrooms and green beans would be a great addition); the onions were just a little something that needed to be used up in our fridge.  I joked with my sister, as we were cooking, that this is kind of like a “use everything but the kitchen sink” soup, but for some reason she didn’t like it when I suggested throwing in a random can of pineapple.  I can’t imagine why.  Hawaiian burgers are totally a thing, right?

Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe


  • 1 12 oz Container of Soy Crumbles
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onions
  • 62 oz V8 or Other Vegetable Juice
  • 2 29 oz Cans Veg-All, Home-style Large Cut Vegetables
  • Herbs & Spices to Taste

Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe Ingred


  1. Add the V8 juice, onion, garlic and veggie crumbles into a large pot.
  2. Add the V8 juice, onion, garlic and veggie crumbles into a large pot.
  3. Flavor soup to taste–I suggest garlic pepper, tarragon, marjoram, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, and chives. Really, it's whatever you enjoy and whatever you happen to have on hand! Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe 1
  4. Continue to cook until soup is heated through and flavorings have mingled, about 30-40 minutes. Feel free to garnish bowls with a bit of parsley and a sprinkle of mozzarella.

  Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe 2


Demelza Young is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Her current plans are to attend graduate school and to study clinical psychology in the hopes of one day working with eating disordered patients.

77 Responses to Vegetarian Hamburger Soup Recipe

  1. Karen Glatt says:

    This is one delicious and hearty and healthy soup recipe. I used to make homemade soup like this years ago. Your recipe has me wanting to make this great soup again. Thanks for your great recipe today!

  2. lisa says:

    That looks really good and I eat primarily meat only.

  3. krystel says:

    thgat looks delicious and healty

  4. D SCHMIDT says:

    This looks delicious, I have been looking for a healthy recipe my whole family will enjoy and I think this is it!

  5. San says:

    Looks delicious, I'm tempted to try out this weekend!

  6. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    I have been looking for a good meal to prepare when some friends of ours (who are vegetarian) come over for a "get together!"  I had planned pizza, but I would love to make this for them instead!! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Michele Behlen says:

    This sounds like a great recipe. My mother-in-law used to make a soup similar to this.

  8. Jessica Edwards says:

    pretty neat. 

  9. Cynamon Yarborough says:

    Sounds tasty. i love meat tho. lol. i would add grond beef in this. :-)

  10. Wanda Bergman says:

    I'm always looking for new vegetarian recipes that are healthy and yummy. This one looks like a keeper!!

  11. WidyaningA says:

    I am not a vegetarian but the recipe  look so interesting.

  12. Jessica Snow says:

    I've never heard of this soup before, but it sounds so yummy.  We're having some cold nights coming up, so I think I might have to make this.  

  13. LPerry says:

    I cant WAIT to try this! IM always looking for new vegan dishes

  14. Sarah L says:

    I'll use frozen veggies because I don't like canned and add extra mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. denise smith says:

    this looks really good must try

  16. Donna George says:

    Yummy. I lvoe veggie soup. This one sounds amazing.

  17. Ashley Morrissey says:

    I'm not a vegetarian..but I would definitely love to try this!

  18. Sofia says:

    That looks very good…but we don't do soy. 

  19. Chelsea says:

    Looks delisious! 

  20. Holly says:

    this looks delicious and i love that its veggie!

  21. Tara A. says:

    This looks really good! We would definitely use fresh veggies, but I might try it out one day. :)

  22. Nena Sinclair says:

    I love homemade soups and this sounds easy, delicious and nutritious, not to mention hearty! Thanks for the great recipe!

  23. stacey dempsey says:

    well this one looks like one I could actually make successfully lol So I am going to try it 

  24. laurie damrose says:

    I made this and my family loved it!

  25. Melissa Cadle says:

    This looks like something I could actually make! LOL!  I'm no cook, but this looks easy enough… and I could easily make it vegan too!  

  26. Rabia says:

    It looks delicious, I should try it once!

  27. Maria Iemma says:

    I try to have at least one meatless meal a week and I think this recipe might be one to keep and try.  Thank you

  28. Tonya B says:

    This looks so easy and so yummy. Thanks for another great recipe in our repertoire! 
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  29. this recipe sounds delicious! a must try! thank you and Happy Easter!! :)

  30. kaitlin says:

    I made this the other day and it was delicious! I can't wait to make it for my husband when he gets back from deployment.

  31. Tara Gauthier says:

    This looks great, my husband wanted nothing more than some real hamburger meat when I was pregnant with out first child but I couldn't stand the smell of it cooking~

  32. Kayla M says:

    This sounds so so so good; have to try it!

  33. kim propp says:

    Thanks, I am trying new vegetarian recipes.  hard for this meat lover!

  34. Lisa Marie Gibson says:

    This looks delicious!  I really love V8 and tomato juices. My kids would love it too as long as I throu in a couple cans of whole peeled potatoes.. "Theyc an eat them right out of the can".

  35. Krystal V. says:

    Looks so good!!!

  36. Vicki Hale says:

    I love veggie soup!  This looks easy and quick to make.  Thank you  Vicki

  37. ashley seeley says:

    that looks so good.. thank you :)

  38. Heather Diotte says:

    OMG This recipe looks AMAZING! I recently started cutting right down on any meats, and have been indulging in the veggies! This is a welcomed addition to our dinner table for sure!

  39. ANN*H says:

    Looks delicious to me but if the family knows it has  soy crumbles in it they probably wont eat any of it . there are real picky. You talk about everything but the kitchen sink and pineapple. Have you ever eaten a chili with pineapple in it – called Hawaiian chili? so adding that can of pineapple might work ????

  40. veronica lee says:

    Mmmmm!  I am certainly going to make this for dinner tonight! 

  41. Yum! Great way to enjoy if you're a vegetarian!

  42. Nichole Miller Shamblin says:

    Even though I am not a Vegetarian this looks really good! 

  43. annie page says:

    The soup in the picture looks tasty and your receipt sounds easy enough and healthy I plan on making some soon it seems tasty Thanks for the receipt

  44. Laura P. says:

    This looks really tasty and simple. It looks like a soup that vegetarians and non vegetarians could enjoy which is a really good thing.

  45. Samantha w says:

    I am a bug meat eater, but this soup looks delicious! I love soup and so I think I will give it a try.

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  47. kris says:

    this looks great and easy to make!

  48. Kayce says:

    WOW! this vegetarian hamburger soup recipe looks yummy and delicious! Its a healthy soup indeed. I would like to try this recipe at home. :)

  49. md kennedy says:

    Easy-peasy, delicous, healthy, customizable….what else could you want?  I'd make mine chili-ish with lots of hot pepper flakes!

  50. Mer says:

    Yum! This looks like a great way to use up all those random veggies that aren't quite enough for a dish on their own.

  51. Linda says:

    I would love to try this.  I love hamburger soup anyway.

  52. Terri says:

    Looks so good!!! I will have to attempt this soup! Thank you for sharing.

  53. Sounds delicious! My sister-in-law is coming to visit shortly, and she is vegetarian, so I am trying to collect some recipes that I can use while she is here with us. Thanks so much for posting this!

  54. Lillian says:

    That looks so delicious, I'll have to give it a try.

  55. Kelly R. says:

    Not sure if my family would like it being vegetarian but I'd like to try it!

  56. Peggy Greco says:

    I will have to make this soup sometime for something new;thanks for recipe.

  57. Becky Schollian says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum!! I love this recipe. I have several friends that are vegitarians. When it's my turn to have the monthly dinner at my house I'm always scrambling to find a quick & easy vegi meal just for them. This is fantastic and simple…Another great recipe to add to my collection!!


  59. marissa lee says:

    omg this looks so good…going to nake it this week…thank you for sharing.

  60. jen bolander says:

    this looks soo good.. my next recipe to try

  61. Dorothy Teel says:

    This sounds like a yummy and quick to put together soup and one that would smell great while cooking it.  I make one similar but I use the spicy V8 juice in it and diced dehydrated onions and some dried green peppers and veg all , you can add bouillion for flavor and it is great.. My kids love it with hamburger, when we call it hamburger stew and it is one of those recipes that you can stretch to feed many people,  thank you

  62. md kennedy says:

    I haven't seen Veg-All in years – guess I just wsn't looking for it!  I sure will track soem down and make this recipe, though – looks great!

  63. Tanya says:

    Hello, I love the recipe idea, it sounds really good. I have been thinking about becoming a vegan for years but It's been challenging anyone have suggestions or how to wean yourself. I eat like only chicken and turkey now I do eat some fish at times….But really don't eat beef or pork ? hummm well maybe I am on my way. What y'all think?

  64. Tiffany R says:

    Sounds good but my family are meat eaters so i would used ground chicken or turkey

  65. Kimberly Carroll says:

    Great Recipe! My daughter is a vegetarian and is slowly turning me into one as well!!

  66. kelly Nicholson says:

    the word hamburger throws me,but ok..ill give it a try…go vegan

  67. Amy Adams says:

    This looks great but I think I would add some chopped up “Morning Star” patties just to put some type of “meat” in the soup. I think my husband would be more prone to eat it then. Otherwise, I think it looks delicious!

  68. Angela Smith says:

    Yummy! I’m trying this recipe tonight!

  69. Shannon says:

    I love that you post vegetarian recipes. Most of the other (not all) websites that I visit seem to forget about us! This looks so good and simple to make. Namaste.

  70. Alyssa Laughlin says:

    Looks like I just found a new favorite recipe for lunch time!! <3

  71. cheryla lister says:

    I have a vegetarian friend who will be coming to my house for a potluck dinner every Friday and I’ve been looking for recipes so I can be sure there is something she can eat. Where does one find soy crumbles in the market? Frozen food section? The recipe sounds good!

    • Demelza says:

      Hi, Cheryla!

      Yes, you can find soy crumbles in the frozen food section. At my local Wal-Mart, there’s actually a section for vegetarian products right by the frozen vegetables.

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