Soups can stand front and center for a complete winter meal, but they make an excellent first course for a festive holiday menu too. For a fancy supper, I like to serve an easy soup for the first course, light salad for the second course, and for the main course I serve a meatless loaf, stuffed mushrooms or stuffed squash. Roasted vegetables or steamed green veggies finish each the plate. For dessert, vegan cookies, pie, vegan cheesecake, mousse, truffles or festive cake fill the bill of fare. These six colorful soups all make a dazzling way to start off any special meal!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
I like to serve this easy and impressive Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup during the winter holidays, but it is wonderful to serve any time of year. An extra pop of cinnamon and some sweet maple syrup both add zing to this smooth and flavorful potage.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Steamed cauliflower harmonized with almond milk and other savory seasonings makes for a Creamy Cauliflower Soup that will prompt your diners to query, “Is there any dairy in this soup?
Butternut Squash Soup with Quick Cashew “Cream”
This simple-to-prepare Butternut Squash Soup with Quick Cashew “Cream is rich in taste and creamy in texture, without the use of dairy. A quick cashew “cream” (no pre-soaking of the cashews required) adds a touch of elegance, and the coconut milk beverage adds richness and depth to this impressive soup.
Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Celery Chowder
 Hearty Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Celery Chowder is filling and delicious! It can served for the soup course of a festive meal, hearty luncheon entrée, or light supper fare.
Butternut Bisque
 Best Butternut Bisque presents a soup with a smooth texture and rich flavor making a colorful first course for a holiday meal.
Quick Red Lentil-Potato Soup
Needing only fifteen minutes to prep, with only seven ingredients to assemble, Quick Red Lentil-Potato Curry Soup is an excellent candidate for a nutritious lunch or informal supper. As the red lentils cook, they break down to magically thicken the broth. Before you know it, you have a hearty delicious soup, ready to serve.
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