Vegetable Soup

03.11.2019

This Vegetable Soup has become one of my most popular soup recipes and for good reason! It’s healthy, it’s comforting and 1,000 times better than what you’ll get in a can! Full of flavor and so easy to make you can’t go wrong with a big warm bowl of vegetable soup.

To make it a cozy meal consider serving this with homemade 1 Hour Dinner Rolls or No Knead Bread.

Single serving of healthy vegetable soup in a white bowl set over a white plate. Set on a dark wooden table with a red napkin to the side.

The Best Vegetable Soup

Not only is this soup delicious but and it’s so easy to make. It just takes some chopping and a bit of simmering until you’ve got a soup everyone will love!

This is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your dinner or lunch rotation. And it yields a pot full and makes great leftovers!

What Vegetables Should I Add to Vegetable Soup?

You can put whatever vegetables you like in this soup, from seasonal fresh veggies to frozen. Here’s a list of what I used;

  • carrots
  • celery
  • tomatoes
  • potatoes
  • green beans
  • corn
  • peas
  • yellow onion and garlic

Pot full of easy homemade Vegetable Soup.

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This soup is jam packed with veggies and making it a healthy dinner choice.

I had two bowls then came back before bed for a third because I liked it so much. I love that it uses half fresh veggies and half frozen so you still get all that freshness but have the ease of pre-cut frozen veggies too.

During the summer when you have all the fresh veggies on hand definitely feel free to use all fresh instead.

Can I Make This Soup in a Crockpot?

Yes. To make it in a crockpot saute onions, carrots, garlic for a few minutes, add garlic saute 1 minute longer. Add to slow cooker along with potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, herbs, broth, salt and pepper. Cook until veggies are tender on high heat about 3 hours or low heat about 6 – 7 hours. Add peas and corn during the last 30 minutes.

Can I Freeze Vegetable Soup?

Yes. This vegetable soup freezes really well and reheats well.

Ladle full of homemade healthy vegetable soup.

Adding Extra Flavor – Herbs And Spices To Add

This soup has a mild seasoning blend to it which I prefer (because it lets the flavor of the vegetables shine) but you can definitely add more herb flavor or spices to taste. Here’s a few ideas of what you could add:

  • Fresh or dried herbs such as basil, thyme, oregano or marjoram.
  • Dried herb blends such as Italian seasoning or herbs de Provence.
  • Red pepper flakes will add a spicy kick.
  • Paprika or a curry powder.
  • Add a parmesan rind and simmer.

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Vegetable Soup

4.93 from 169 votes

This Vegetable Soup has become one of my most popular soup recipes and for good reason! It's healthy, it's comforting and 1,000 times better than what you'll get in a can! Makes 15 cups.

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots (about 5)
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery (about 3)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 3 cups peeled and 1/2-inch thick diced potatoes (from about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen or fresh green beans
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen or fresh corn
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peas

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute 4 minutes then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.

  3. Add in broth tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste*.

  4. Bring to a boil, then add green beans. 

  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are almst fully tender, about 20 - 30 minutes. 

  6. Add corn and peas and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

 *For more flavor add in more dried herbs as desired. Other good herbs to add include basil, oregano, marjoram, or Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 1051mg30%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 6070IU121%
Vitamin C 38.2mg46%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: healthy vegetable soup
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe originally shared Oct. 2014.

 

 

515 comments

  • Desiree A Raven: Awesome recipe thank you! Loved the natural sweetness that came through without added sugar. Easy prep and cook, this is one I’ll make again and again! July 1, 2019 at 9:43pm Reply

  • Jispa: Yes another yummy veggie soup. Thank-you for this :). Ginger June 29, 2019 at 3:09am Reply

  • mary west: This is a fabulous recipe. Easy to make and delicious. This recipe used ingredients that i had on hand. Will make again. June 27, 2019 at 11:58am Reply

  • Ruth Anne: I am between soups at the moment so this sounds perfect . For the “lacking body” issue, I like to add a handful of red lentils &/or barley or can serve it over a scoop of rice or pasta in the bowl! June 18, 2019 at 8:39am Reply

  • Carolyn Cavanaugh: This soup is delicious! The only thing I added was some fresh rosemary and all my herbs were fresh from my herb garden. Will definitely make again. Thanks a bunch! June 17, 2019 at 5:32pm Reply

  • Allysen: This recipe was delicious! I did add a heaping spoonful of Better Than Bullion which really enhanced the flavor. June 14, 2019 at 3:01pm Reply

  • Charles: Would like more body. June 10, 2019 at 8:45am Reply

  • Fajoye David Temiloluwa: This is a very fantastic and delicious soup.very easy to cook and serve June 6, 2019 at 1:03am Reply

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