Classic Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Brandi Doming

Classic Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup is made vegan by simply replacing the chicken with healthy, hearty potatoes. This soup still has that classic comfort flavor and feel without the excess sodium. A bowl of this will fill you up and satisfy you perfectly.

PREP TIME20 mins

COOK TIME35 mins


COURSEDinner, Soup

CUISINEAmerican, Gluten-free, Vegan

YIELDS8 cups


  • 4 large long carrots, sliced (you will need 1 1/2 cups sliced, 170 g)
  • 4 large long celery stalks (you will need 1 1/2 cups sliced, 200g)
  • 1 packed cup (160g) finely diced yellow onion
  • 3 X-large garlic cloves, minced (about a tablespoon-15g)
  • 3 small red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (you will need 2 1/2 cups, 370g)
  • 6-7 cups water (or broth, see update under NOTES)
  • 2 vegan bouillon cubes (see update under NOTES for alternate version!)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (depending on your bouillon cube, this may need adjustment)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups (170g, 6 oz) gluten-free brown rice spiral noodles
  • optional garnish: fresh parsley and fresh lemon juice
    • I use this scale.


  • Prepare all of your veggies, spices and set aside.
  • Add only 6 cups of the water (or broth if using the updated version below) to a large pot and bring to a boil, add the bouillon cubes (or all the additional spices listed under the updated version below in place using the bouillon cubes), thyme, salt, nutritional yeast and whisk to dissolve.
  • Immediately add all of the veggies (carrots, celery, onion, garlic and potatoes). You are adding all of the ingredients except the pasta. Stir well and bring back to a boil. Once boiling, immediately turn to the lowest heat, cover and simmer around 10 minutes until the carrots and potatoes are becoming tender, but not fully.
  • Add the pasta and bring back to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, leave the lid off and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender, but still firm. If using gluten-free pasta, it will cook much faster, so keep an eye.
  • Taste and add any more salt, if needed, as this can greatly vary depending on the broth or quality of bouillon cubes used. I like a good grind of freshly ground black pepper to serve on top. If you want it more brothy, add more broth and adjust seasonings as needed to account for extra broth.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice right before serving.


Replace the water with 6 cups flavorful low-sodium vegetable broth (I love the Pacific, Imagine and Trader Joe’s brands), add 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce (I buy a vegan version from Whole Foods, to taste), add 1/2 teaspoon more salt (so 1 1/2 teaspoons total, this can vary due to your broth), 2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (store-bought or my homemade version). Since bouillon cubes add a lot of flavor, this is why you will need to add all of these spices if you omit it. Taste after everything is cooked and add any more seasonings if desired.

VEGGIE BROTH: Please note that depending on the brand used, your soup may be darker or lighter, but will still be delicious.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 162.3kcalCarbohydrates: 33.5gProtein: 3.4gFat: 1.9gSugar: 3.9g