Vegetable Soup

Published March 11, 2019. Updated January 25, 2023

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

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
Prep15 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. 
  • Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute 4 minutes then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.
  • Add in broth, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.*
  • Bring to a boil, then add green beans. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are almost fully tender, about 20 - 30 minutes. 
  • Add corn and peas and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Notes

Boosting Flavor 
  • For more flavor add in more dried herbs (or even triple the amount of dried thyme). Other good herbs to add include basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, or Italian seasoning.
  • Another option to add more flavor is to use a homemade chicken stock or vegetable broth.
  • You can also add a corn cob (that corn kernels have been cut from) in step 3 if using fresh corn.
  • It's also delicious to simmer a parmesan rind in with the soup, then remove at the end when removing bay leaves.
  • Optionally you can finish servings with grated parmesan and a splash of extra virgin olive oil.
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.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.
Recipe originally shared Oct. 2014.

 

 

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1,001 Comments

  • Michelle

    Fabulous! My problem is I overbuy vegies cause it’s just me, So this worked out well Those who feel it is bland try adding some Bell Peppers. Great recipe! Thank you

  • Patsy

    Made this tonight for a friends supper. Soooooo good! They all requested the recipe. The only thing I changed was added a little red pepper I had on hand. Will be making again and again!

  • Marcela V

    Yum yum in the tum tum. Simple, healthy, and delicious! I added lots of extra herbs and spices (basil, fresh thyme, parsley, oregano, bay leaves, plus smoked paprika, hungarian paprika, and chili flakes). I usually need to add some kind of umami – like tamari, yondu, or Maggi – to my other soups, but there was no need here. The broth was so flavorful I could sip on it all day. New favorite veggie soup recipe.

  • Annie C

    This recipe was easy and delicious. I definitely recommend doubling up the thyme for some extra flavor and adding in red pepper flakes for some kick!

  • Stephen Daniels

    This is my first time following a recipe to cook something. The instructions were super easy to follow and the result was tasty. All the vegetables were tender and cooked well with this recipe. The chopping was the longest thing for me, but I had never done that before.

  • Kevin

    The great thing about vegetable soup is you can include the vegetables you like and omit the ones you don’t.

  • Csvsgram

    I made this recipe as written with a few modifications: I added triple the thyme called for, added Italian seasoning, basil, and fresh rosemary. I used half chicken broth/half vegetable broth. My husband still thought it was bland; I thought it was okay. Next time, I’ll try adding tomato paste and chopped green chilies to heighten the flavor as other reviewers suggested.

    • Kim G

      I agree with this….there is something missing may try the tomato paste as well.